Monday, December 8, 2014

Rainbow Bargello - Jelly Roll Kona Roll Up Classic

NOTICE AS OF 3/8/2017: This quilt pattern has been a huge hit! Thank You everyone. There has been many questions still on how to make a Bargello Quilt. Recently I decided to work with FaveQuilts and I've made an EXTREMELY detailed beginner post in depth on how to make a Bargello. I highly recommend you read the blog posted here if you are new to making bargello's. Also there is another FREE bargello quilt pattern available on their website as well for more ideas.  Also please fill free to message me if you have any questions through the contact form on my website (www.letsquiltsomething.com) I will respond quickly when I can Monday - Friday! =)


Here is a quick weekend quilt top you can make fast, easy, that looks like you spent weeks on. This would also make a great gift since it is holiday season right now!


This is a perfect quilt for beginners because all you are sewing is strips! No JOKE...




Quilt Size will be about 63" x 96" 
(Want it wider, add another jelly roll. Width will all depend on how many strips you can cut.)

Fabric: (You will be using a 1/4" seam allowance)
    2 - Jelly Rolls, Exactly the same and no large patterns. (This would work great with solids, batiks, small prints, but no large prints) I am using Robert Kaufman Classic Rainbow Roll Ups

Backing:
    About - 5 1/3 Yards of Fabric

Piecing:

1.  First you are going to sew one jelly roll strips together, side by side in the color pattern of your choice. You will then repeat to the second jelly roll in the same exact order. Press your seams open.



2.  Next you will take the bottom row and sew it to the top row with right sides together. By doing this you will form a tube like fabric strip. (You will do this to both jelly rolls)



3. Now you will start cutting the fabric pieces from your tube. When cutting you are going to be moving the fabric top color one color down with each cut and undoing the new top color seam which then you will open up to form a really long rainbow strip. Trim your edges and start cutting your strips in this order and lay your strips out from left to right. { 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 3, 3 1/4", 3 1/2", 3 1/4", 3", 2 3/4", 2 1/2", 2 1/4", 2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 3, 3 1/4", 3 1/2", 3 1/4", 3", 2 3/4"} You will keep continuing the pattern until you have ran out of fabric from both of your tubes. Note: You may get a few more strips than me, it all depends on if you need to cut a few strips just to straighten out your edges again. 







4.  Last sew all your strips together and you will have your lovely quilt top finished. 




5. Quilt and Bind.  


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71 comments:

  1. When you make your last cut on the first tube, how do you know where to start with your first cut on the second tube? Do you just shift it one more color from where you left off?

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    1. Yes, you just keep continuing where you left off. =)

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  2. This is so beautiful. Thanks for the pattern!

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  3. Whenever you get to the end ( 2 3 / 4" ), do you start over with 1"?

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  4. This quilt is just gorgeous! I too would like to know, when you start to add the second set, do you start over putting skinny strips next to the fat ones? Or do you go skinny to fat and then fat to skinny? So another words, do all the skinny strips end up on the outside of the quilt, and all the fat strips in the middle? Or do all the fat strips end up on the outside, and all the skinny strips in the middle? Or, lastly, do you have fat strips on one outside edge, and skinny strips on the other outside edge? Thanks for explaining. It's really hard to tell from the pictures. :-)

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    1. OK. Sorry, I get it now! I went back and reread the instructions for cutting the different size strips, and now I see that they go from skinny to large, then back to skinny; back to large & back to skinny; back to large etc., across the whole quilt. The type is so small on the site. I thought you started cutting skinny strips, and they just got fatter as you want along to the other side.

      Keep up the great designs! I would love to make this. I just love rainbows. :-)

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  5. This is so pretty, and really well written instructions.
    Sadly I can't afford to go and get any jelly rolls right now, so am cutting my own strips out of solids that I do have; white, yellow, orange, red, and blank. Hopefully I sort of get the same effect.

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  6. My 16 year old Granddaughter has a poster very close to this on her bedroom wall and wants to decorate her room using it as her inspiration and she wants Nana to make her a quilt to go with it. This pattern came into my sight just in time! Thanks. I really appreciate your hard work and the perfect pattern to help me. She will be getting this for Christmas this year.

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  7. This is the exact pattern I have been searching for thank you so much for sharing

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  8. Thank you for sharing this pattern, I want to go for it and see how it comes out. I thought I could never make a beautiful pattern. Thanks for your inspirations.

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  9. What is the finishing size? And are you able to do it was just one jelly roll?

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  10. My grandson's favourite colour is 'rainbow' so this is a perfect pattern for him. I'm half way through the quilt and it's coming together beautifully. So now I'm starting to think about how I'm going to quilt it and what coloured cotton(s) to use. I'm really reluctant to break up the colour flow. I'd appreciate your opinion/advice or tips on cotton colour for the top and quilting style?

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    1. I quilted mine with a medium gray in a meander and it looks great. I'm having a problem deciding what color to bind it in. Any suggestions?

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    2. Oh! I ended up finishing mine in a Grey pine line quilting and my binding was Kona Black. =) I didn't want to favor a particular color so I went with black.

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  11. I am in the process of making this gorgeous quilt! I am at the stage where I have sewn my jelly rolls in to tubes. Did you have any issues with the tubes not lining up correctly? I can't seem to get mine to lay where there isn't a "bubble"

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    1. I have done a few that ended up that way. What I ended up doing was tried to line it up as best as possible cut a few strips, then I would have to mess with it again to reline it up, then do a cut to even the edge out, then continued on with the remaining strips. Sadly though when this happens you might not get all of the strip size so your quilt will be a tad smaller.

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    2. I "lined" mine up before sewing the first and last strips together to form the tube. Then straightened one edge before cutting the first 1" strip and I got through the whole cutting process without having to straighten the edges again. Good luck!

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    3. You can avoid that by alternating directions when you sew the strips together left to right then right to left i learned that the hard way and torn a whole queen size quilt apart and started over!!

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  12. What size is the finished quilt? Any idea what size it would be using one jelly roll?

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    1. This note is right under the picture at the top of the tutorial:
      Quilt Size will be about 63" x 96"
      (Want it wider, add another jelly roll. Width will all depend on how many strips you can cut.) :) one jelly roll = half this size? don't really know that.

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  13. just do I understand the cutting of the strips--I broke it out like this so I could follow it and it appears that the first TWO smaller cuts of 1" and 1 1/4" are never repeated--is that correct?
    1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 3, 3 1/4", 3 1/2",
    3 1/4", 3", 2 3/4", 2 1/2", 2 1/4", 2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2",
    1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 3, 3 1/4", 3 1/2",
    3 1/4", 3", 2 3/4", 2 1/2", 2 1/4", 2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2",
    1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 3, 3 1/4", 3 1/2",
    3 1/4", 3", 2 3/4", 2 1/2", 2 1/4", 2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2",
    1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 3, 3 1/4", 3 1/2", --etc continue to repeat.
    I will be using THREE jelly rolls--so I cut each one exactly alike and then sew them together in rows-right? I didn't understand since they are in a tube--u open each strip where ??

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  14. Too late to help, no doubt, but I drew this up and I think the 1" and 1 1/4" strips should also be repeated. It provides additional steepness to the curve (though only slightly) and matches the pictures. So,
    1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 3, 3 1/4", 3 1/2",
    3 1/4", 3", 2 3/4", 2 1/2", 2 1/4", 2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4",
    1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 3, 3 1/4", 3 1/2",
    3 1/4", 3", 2 3/4", 2 1/2", 2 1/4", 2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4",
    1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 3, 3 1/4", 3 1/2",
    etc.

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  15. Not to late kmatysek!! I actually didn't start it because I just wasn't sure and didn't want to waste and mess up beautiful fabric and was hoping someone would respond at some point!!! I was not sure if it was a typo that the 1" and 1 1/4" wasn't repeated in the instructions or it was meant to be that way.
    SOOO-continue on with the cutting picking up where you left off when you start cutting the next tube and so on right???

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    1. I would REALLY like to know if leaving off the 1 and the 1 1/4 are typos. Someone please answer. I am about to start cutting. I am going to include them if no one responds.

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  16. Krishna Decors is a All these designer wallpapers suit the interior of the office, drawing room and reading room. wallpaper purchase online

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  17. I love this quilt! I am working on it right now. Question for you- how did you quilt it? What color did you use? I am not sure how to quilt it and what color thread to use.

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    1. I ended up quilting a pipeline edge to edge design in grey threading and bind it in black. =)

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  18. sara smit, just a thought if you are quilting are you using a curve pattern such as the traditional shape of a rainbow, maybe use a gold color thread to quilt with. the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold.

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  19. I AM USING THREE JELLY ROLLS---SO ONCE I COMPLETE THE CUTTING OF THE FIRST ONE I CONTINUE ON TO THE SECOND AND THIRD TUBES RIGHT WHERE I LEFT OFF ON THE SIZES OF THE CUTS BEING MADE--RIGHT??

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  20. I don't understand how the quilt dimensions based on 2 jelly rolls. It seems like it would be closer to 80 vertically (41 x 2 inches approx). and 60 horizontally (80- seam allowances). ..am I missing something?

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    1. Happy to see I am not the only one struggling with the finished size stated. With 40 - 42 strips, the length has to finish 80 - 84". Did you make the quilt and, if yes, what size did your quilt finish?

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  21. Beautiful quilt! I am interested in making this quilt, but would like to make it all in blues (hubby's request). How do I go about figuring how many different colors I need (and how much of each color)? I know Jelly Rolls are usually 42 strips. So I am going to need 84 strips. So I would figure 84 x 2.5 inches if I am thinking about this right (this equals 210 inches, which is about 5 yards of fabric). Does that seem right? So then if I want to use 20 colors, then I just divide up the 5 yards by however many colors I want to use. Does this sound right? My original thought was to just buy 1/4 yard of 20 different colors, but I went that route before as I wasn't sure how to figure out what I needed, and I came up short.

    Thank you so much for sharing and the detailed pictures of the steps!

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    1. Yes you are on the right path! The more shades of blue you will need more yardage so your able to have the colors you want. (Just in case you don't know Robert Kaufman has solid jelly rolls in I believe 3 shades of blues, a dusty blue palette, bright blue palette, and teal green blue palette to make it easier =P) Just remember you will need a minimum of two of the same colors.

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    2. Thanks for your reply! Still sitting on this one, thinking about it. For some reason I have just been very intimidated by bargello quilts. I will have to look at the Robert Kaufman jelly rolls in blues. :-)

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    3. I made one in blues and turquoise but I don't know how to post a picture

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    4. I made one in blues and turquoise but I don't know how to post a picture

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  22. Is this typical quilting seam allowances or are you using a different one? I am hoping to get mine started this weekend!

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  23. This is beautiful. I have never understood Bargello before. Do you have a picture of the finished quilt? I don't understand what quilting a pipeline edge to edge means. Thank you.

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  24. Am I sewing the strips from each tube together and then sewing those 2 pieces together? Very confused.

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  25. I used this page to make a quilt to donate to the Orlando modern quilt guild. They're giving out quilts to victims, their families and first responders. It was so easy and it is absolutely gorgeous!

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  26. this is beautiful BUT I think it is out of my league. I am going to print it off for when I become more experienced.

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  27. I'm curious, how did you decide to actually quilt it after you finished the top? That's the main thing that's holding me back...I can't imagine what strategy would look best.

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    1. I did two of these, and chose two different quilting styles for it afterwards. One was swirls and one was waves. The waves I liked better, mostly because it really went with the wave of the quilt top.

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  28. I am confused about the tube. How does that work. If you sew a tube you won't be able to open it.

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    1. You will rip out the seam from each tube to open it into a strip. In Step 3, it says: "When cutting you are going to be moving the fabric top color one color down with each cut and UNDOING THE NEW TOP COLOR SEAM, which then you will open up to form a really long rainbow strip."

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  29. You will rip out the seam from each tube to open it into a strip. In Step 3, it says: "When cutting you are going to be moving the fabric top color one color down with each cut and UNDOING THE NEW TOP COLOR SEAM, which then you will open up to form a really long rainbow strip."

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  30. Any advice on pressing your seams?

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    1. Her directions were to press them open, but the directions I followed had them pressed alternating, which meant as you match up your cut strips the seams are always perfectly nested.

      It was a dream to sew together like that. I made one using a single skinny-strip jelly roll (1.5" strips) and it made a perfect baby quilt. It took less than 24 hours from start to finish.

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  31. AS you are cutting the fabric, you will never have to roll or move the fabric, just keep cutting? keep the fabric the same and just cut different sizes? I have always wanted to make one like this. I have a tendency to make things toooo difficult. lol Thank you beautiful and I will definately try this with my home cut strips.

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  32. Once you work through the first few cuts, it will make perfect sense and be so easy. I reccomemd searching Bargello Quilt Tutorials on YouTube. Cozy Quilts.com has a great beginner bargello pattern for sale that simplifies the cutting process. There are many bargello books on Amazon too.

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  33. Is there a way to make a bargello with only one jellyroll. Mine turned out 35x79.
    Thought I could make a wall hanging or throw.

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    1. Hello! Yes you can make a Bargello with only one jelly roll BUT you would need once that has two of each print. Examples of company's that do this are Timeless Treasure, Island Batiks, and Northcotts Fabrics. They offer 40ct Jelly Roll Strips with 20 fabrics, 2 of each print. Using one of those types of rolls will allow you to make it shorter about 40" long and a wider depending on how you cut your strips. (I hope this helps and makes sense)

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    3. That's what I had, Wilmington Batiks-40 karat jewels. Should I have only used 20 strips vs all 40?

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    4. CarylB, yes you should have used all 40 strips, you would of had repeating colors but you could have done light, dark, light, dark so you don't have double prints next to each other. I do apologize I didn't get this notices sooner to help you out. Also since there have been many questions about this quilt pattern, I recently worked with FaveQuilts and have posted a detailed article more in depth about Bargello Quilts and how to make one of your very own, as well as a new Bargello Pattern. If you have any more question fill free to message me on my website. =) http://letsquiltsomething.blogspot.com/2017/02/bargello-free-pattern-plus-tips-on-how.html

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  34. Thanks! This will be my first bargello quilt!

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  35. I love your quilt, so I'm making it! One question. Did you use all the colors in the jelly roll? The picture looks like you may have taken some out. I started sewing them together today, taking 12 out but then I'm second guessing my decision. Please answer as soon as possible. Thanks so much.

    February 18, 2017 at 2:45 PM

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    1. Hello! For this quilt I did use all of the strips within the roll, Which I believe was 42 count. The Jelly Roll was Kona Cotton Rainbow Collection in Classic. Also since there have been many questions about this quilt pattern, I recently worked with FaveQuilts and have posted a detailed article more in depth about Bargello Quilts and how to make one of your very own, as well as a new Bargello Pattern. If you have any more question fill free to message me on my website. =) http://letsquiltsomething.blogspot.com/2017/02/bargello-free-pattern-plus-tips-on-how.html

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  36. I want to make this a king size. I understand to make it wider add more jelly rolls. So how do I make it longer? Would I use like 30 or 40 strips to make the tube before I cut into various sized strips? My daughter has a king size bed and loves rainbows so any advice would be welcomed. TIA. Dru

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    1. This quilt has 40-42 strips already at length. To make it longer for a King size you will need around 60 strips at length to achieve a length of 120". The math on how I figured it out is, Jelly Roll Strips are 2 1/2" wide, so their finished size is 2". Take your total length you would like to achieve and divide it by 2. The number you will receive is the number of strips you will need at length and then form the tube shape. (Example: 120" divide by 2" = 60 strips.) Side Note: Since there are still MANY questions on how to make a Bargello, I worked with Fave quilt and I have made a extreme detail post on their blog how to make a Bargello pattern of your very own. Plus there is another bonus free Bargello Quilt Pattern available too. If you have any more question fill free to message me on my website. =) http://letsquiltsomething.blogspot.com/2017/02/bargello-free-pattern-plus-tips-on-how.html

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  37. I want to make this a king size. I understand to make it wider add more jelly rolls. So how do I make it longer? Would I use like 30 or 40 strips to make the tube before I cut into various sized strips? My daughter has a king size bed and loves rainbows so any advice would be welcomed. TIA. Dru

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  38. Is there a video on how to make this quilt?

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    1. yes I would love to see a video on it I cant make anything of this the way you all are talking about

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  39. How do you end up with 96" of length, when 42 strips would only be 84"?

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  40. O MY GOOOOOODNESSSSSSSSSSSS I KNOW what I am going to do next. I absolutely LOVE this display of colors. I have to have it. Thank you for inspiring me.

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  41. What is the final size of the rainbow quilt using 2 jelly rolls.

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  42. For those of you who are intimidated by this project, DON'T BE!!! Bargello was my very first quilt project 15 years ago - and I didn't really even know how to sew. Have made at least 6 since then, and ready for the next. Really fun project!!!

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