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Ladies & Gentlemen.... Start Your Sewing Engines! The Jelly Race has now started!

I am so excited for today and I hope you are too!

It's time for the Jelly Roll Race!!

Are you ready to go? Well, start your sewing engines because you have the next 24 hours to complete your race!

Don't have a Jelly Roll? Create your own from your stash of fabrics really fast and let's get started!!

Here are your race instructions:

Pre-Race (hopefully previously completed)

Sew all your 2 1/2" strips into one very long strip ---> more details


Pick one side of your 1600" long strip and cut off 18." Throw this piece away. This helps make your quilt look totally random and totally awesome :)

Green Flag - GO! GO! GO! GO!

Find the beginning and the end of your strip. Place right sides together and start sewing that beautiful quarter inch seam all the way down. When you get down to the very end, use a pair of scissors to cut the jelly roll in half, and complete the rest of the seam.

Pit Stop #1

You are now left with a strip that is 800" long. Awesome right? Don't ask your pit crew to do any ironing yet. Instead, head out for Lap #2

Lap #2

Locate the beginning and the end of the strips again. Put those right sides together and sew a quarter inch seam all the way down. Same thing as you did in Lap #1. Get to the very end, use your scissors to cut in half, and complete the rest of the seam.

Lap #3 - 5

You are doing great! Grab some water, coffee, anything it takes to keep going! Repeat the process of sewing the beginning and the end a total of 5 times. Each time your strip will get shorter and shorter and wider and wider until you have your 48" x 64" quilt!

Pit Stop #2

Head on over to the pit area and press those seams! Press them in the same directions and trim your sides up so they are nice and even.

Pit Stop #3

Put your beautiful new quilt on a chair, the floor, outside in the grass, or anywhere else you can and snap up a picture of that gorgeous new quilt. Head on over to our Flickr, upload your picture, and add it to our 1 Choice 4 Quilting Group.

If your pit crew needs ANY help:
  • Adding the picture to Flickr, add it your blog and send me a link. 
  • Don't have a blog? Email your picture directly to me by emailing info@1c4q.com 
Just get us the picture! We will upload to Flickr for you!

The Final Lap!!

Enter our contest by leaving a comment below with your any thoughts you may have and please let us know your Flickr Name too.

You have until Monday, May 30th, 12:00 PM Eastern to complete your race.


Do the happy dance!!

We will pick 3 lucky winners tomorrow at random and we can't wait to see all of your pictures!!

By the way, what do our 3 winners win?? Why $50 Gift Certificates to shop at our store of course! This way they can buy another Jelly Roll and some backing for their next quilt :)

Check out the video below to see a group of ladies racing to the finish line doing the Jelly Roll Race!! It might help to bring all the directions to life :)

Don't forget to cut the first 18" off!!

HUGE thank you Chelley for telling me about this awesome idea and thank you Heirloom Creations for sharing this idea with all of us :))


If you have ANY questions... please post on our Facebook page. I will be doing my best to check once every hour for new questions but, please remember I am still on major pain meds from my surgery so if I fall asleep during the day... SORRY in advance *gigglin*!!

If you see someone has a question and you can help... please do so and THANK YOU!!

*hugz to you all*


If you need backing for your new quilt, make sure to use coupon code memorial for an extra 10% off!! We have been getting in some GORGEOUS Bella Solids and have over 20 additional colors arriving next week. I am sure we have one to match your quilt :)

Good luck everyone and GO GO GO!


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