Is Electric Quilt Jelly Roll friendly? (A jelly roll is a group of strips that have been cut 2 1/2" wide.)
My answer is typically "Yes, but....".
Electric Quilt has a lot of flexibility. As a result you can easily design blocks that work well for working with jelly rolls or other pre-cuts. However, it is usually useful to apply some of our general quilting knowledge to make blocks we design in Electric Quilt jelly roll friendly.
The EQ8 video tutorial today will be on creating a jelly roll friendly 12 inch block. I will then share my thoughts on piecing this block in a Jelly roll friendly manner.
Here is the quilt designed in the video. Every bit of it can be pieced with 2 1/2" strips. Really!
Reworking a Flying Geese Unit to be Jelly Roll Friendly
When designing a basic 2 x 4 inch flying geese unit in Electric Quilt, for rotary cutting purposes, Electric Quilt assumes you will use standard squares that are converted to quarter and half square triangles.
However that exact same unit can be produced with a jelly roll. To do that cut:
Or Alternatively, you could print templates in EQ and use them as guides to cut your jelly roll strips.
I would love to see your jelly roll friendly block (or quilt). Feel free to post pictures over at the On Point Quilter Facebook page.
Shoot for the Stars with EQ8 Training Starts in Under 10 Days -- Have you Signed Up?
Have you had a chance to play with EQ8 yet? Feedback has been very positive and I know you are ready to become proficient at using this power quilt design software. If you don't have access to local training (or you just prefer learning in small regular increments) I have the perfect training class for you.
The Shoot for the Stars challenge is designed for both beginners to Electric Quilt and those that have just migrated to Electric Quilt 8. Starting on November 20, 2017 an e-mail (which includes a pdf of a short lesson plus a link to a 5-10 minute video) will be sent to your mailbox on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week.
The class will cover basic block designing, creating a full quilt and some of the new features in EQ8.
Class is currently on sale for $25 (regular $35).
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Bundle Electric Quilt 8 with Shoot for the Stars with EQ8 -- a 13 session online training class on learning Electric Quilt 8. Full Version and Upgrades are currently available.
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