Aura Jelly Roll Rug (w/ New video tips)


By popular request, I have made a new Jelly Roll Rug video sharing new tips and tricks from my new Aura rug using the Hobbs Quilt Batting fusible cotton batting, which quite honestly was a game changer. At first, I didn’t think I’d have any more tips & tricks to share, but low and behold you actually do learn new stuff the second time around.

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In case y’all wanted to make this same rug, the fabric is from my upcoming Aura collection that will be shipping to stores in October 21st. And I have zero idea how much I used since I was working with strike offs, but I also threw in some coordinating solids and my rayon print to make the rug bigger.


So, here are the supplies that I used, including the fusible batting:

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If this is your first stop of your Jelly Roll Rug journey and you have yet to check out my original tutorial, make sure to watch the RJ Designs’ Jelly Roll Rug Tutorial with Mister Domestic.


Both tutorials were intentionally created as a complement to Roma Lambson of RJ Designs’ pattern, so you most definitely will need to purchase the pattern for the tips and tricks in the tutorial to make sense. Roma has both the PDF & Print Versions in her Etsy Shop:


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  1. Mathew Boudreaux
    Sue Cleek

    Thanks for your additional tips and tricks! You always do such an awesome job, and I love your positive energy. I began a jelly roll rug after watching several videos (yours included) as well as taking a class, and after sewing it many times and ripping it out, I finally put it aside. Here are my problems, and I hope you can help me. I did use a (new) 90 denim needle. I tried using wonderfil thread, which I love the thread and quilt with it a lot, but I could not get a good stitch using this thread on the jelly roll rug. I am using a Babylock Destiny, which is very close to your Felicia. I was told to try lowering the tension, which I did, but really had no success.Usually when I use Wonderfil, I use a 70 microteck needle, which works fine for quilting. But not for the jelly roll rug. I switched to Aurifil thread, which gave me an overall better stitch, but it skipped frequently. And the thread was more noticeable, which was NOT pretty for the first few rounds. I seem to have a hard time coordinating the zig zag stitch around the rounded tight corners, trying to figure out where the needle should be when I pivot, and even when to pivot. Do you have any tips on that? It appears most people seem to instinctively know this, and I really need someone to verbalize the timing of the turning of the zig zag so I can figure out what I am doing wrong. Thanks so much for any tips and tricks you can give me to be able to use the wonderful thread as well as rounding the zig zag.

  2. Mathew Boudreaux

    Really REALLY helpful…I’ve been surfing youtube videos searching for a solution/tip on how to prevent that curvinging into a bowl problem…my first rug was like crocheting a beanie, it was awful…I cried, cuz I did it all from my scraps…cutting and pining for hours only to make a bowl. Haha but I’m so happy to finally get some helpful advice on that. Can’t wait to try it again 🙂


  3. Mathew Boudreaux

    Could you use neck ties to make a jelly roll?
    I love to collect them and the colors are so beautiful. I am wanting to make a quilt with the wider part to match .
    Thanks love your work

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