TRICK OR TREAT: Jelly Roll Cutting Directions

So many of you are joining us… yeah! It is so fun to sew up a jelly roll, don’t you think?

So here is the info for cutting the blocks below. We will add some more instructions later on for borders. But for now, this is all you will need for your (16) 12″ blocks… they are a nice & large size so that your quilt grows quickly without being too massive at the same time.


From (8) Orange Strips: Cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [a]
From (8) Black Strips: Cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [b] ** See below.
From (8) Grey Strips: Cut (8) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles [c]
From leftover color strips: Cut (9) assorted 2 1/2″ squares for posts [h]
From (8) Cream print strips: Cut (24) 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ sashing strips [g]

** the AHE jelly roll doesn’t have 8 black strips, so you can add in an extra from your stash or just add in one strip from whatever black you are going to use for your binding. In our kit, we added enough black solid for the binding, so you could easily cut an extra 2 1/2″ strip from that if you like.**

Cut (2) 4 1/2″ strips.  Cut into (16) 4 1/2″ squares [f]

Cut (16) 2 1/2″ strips.  Cut into (256) 2 1/2″ squares [e]
Cut (8) 2 1/2″ strips.  Cut into (64) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles. [d]


If you are working from a different jelly roll, divide your colors up following the numbers above, just change the colors. You will need (8) of each color. If your jelly roll doesn’t have that, add in from your stash!

This will make (16) 12″ blocks. If you want to make more or less blocks, you can always adjust the above cutting.

Stay tuned for more info tomorrow!

Joanna and Susan

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  1. Deb F | 15th Oct 20

    Oh, I am so glad I stopped into your blog as I have a partial All Hallow’s jelly roll left from another project and I think I can join in on this if I add a few other pieces from my stash. Looks fun. Thank you

  2. Vicki | 30th Oct 20

    How much cream fabric does this take. Total yardage for the second border and inner cream square?

    • | 1st Nov 20

      All info is on this series. Scroll back to the first post for the yardage. thanks!

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