A: Precut 2.5" rolls are generally sold in sets of 15, 20, 30 and 40. Most rolls on JellyRollFabric.net have 20 strips, unless otherwise specified. The number of strips will be listed clearly on every product.
Q: Why do you sell 20-strip rolls instead of 40-strip rolls?
A: The idea behind the 20-strip roll is that not only does it make it possible for customers to mix and match the vast amount of pattern and color that we stock, it also makes it possible for those on a budget to buy half the amount of fabric to either make smaller projects, or to complete larger projects without having to cut into a 40-strip roll. This opens up many more crafting possibilities for our customers.
Q: What are the dimensions of each strip?
A: Strips are usually 2.5"(6.35 cm) by the width of the fabric, at least 40" (101.6 cm). Many manufacturers' fabrics come out to 42" or 44" wide.
Q: Are your strips cut straight and even?
A: Yes! Our rolls are hand-pressed and machine cut to 2.5".
Q: Are your strips pinking-edged or razor edged?
A: Our strips are razor cut and snugly packaged immediately to prevent fraying.
Q: Do the strips need to be washed prior to use? Are your rolls pre-washed?
A: Modern fabric production techniques produce fabrics that are colorfast. If you are concerned with a very dark or bright color, simply wash your finished quilt or project in cold water and immediately transfer to a warm dryer. DO NOT WASH PRECUTS OR PUT THEM IN THE DRYER! Machine washing and drying will unravel strips to the point of being unusable. Hand washing is also not recommended. We do not refund rolls that have been washed in any way!
Q: What size quilt does one roll make?
A: This depends both on the number of strips in your roll, and the pattern you're using! Most of our rolls have 20 strips. When sewn together side by side using 1/4" seams, 20 strips will make a square approximately 40 inches wide by 40 inches long.
Q: How many rolls do I need to make a _____ size quilt?
A: This depends on the pattern you're using. You can approximate the number of 20-strip rolls you'll need for a certain dimension by using 40" x 40" = 1 20-strip roll as a guide.
So for example, if you want to make a queen size quilt that will be 90" x 90", You'll need somewhere between 5-9 rolls.
Most patterns call for a certain number of strips, so finding a pattern you like that is the size you want is usually the easiest thing to do if you don't want to try to figure out the math! :)
Q: I missed the last promotion. Does my new order qualify even though the promotion is over?
A: Unfortunately, due to inventory and our back-to-back promotion schedule, we can only honor promotions while they are live. Usually when this question is asked, the order in question is already qualifying for a new promotion.
Rule of thumb is: if the promotion is not being advertised at the top of the homepage, it is not currently live and any current order will not qualify for it.