What is a Jelly Roll, Layer Cake and Charm Pack?

We often get asked, what is a Jelly Roll, Layer Cake and Charm Pack?

Well if you love quilting and crafting, make sure to read on!

Jelly rolls are pre-cut strips of coordinating fabrics, consisting of 40 pieces of fabric measuring 2.5 inches in width and 44 inches in length.

In total there is usually just over 2.5 metres of fabric in one jelly roll, so they are ideal for large quilts, cushions, patches and other home projects.



A layer cake is similar, but without the strips. Instead the bundle includes squared fabric, 42 pieces in total, with each piece measuring 10 inches square.

If you were to sew all the blocks together to create a patchwork quilt top with the 42-10″ squares from one layer cake, you would make seven rows of 6 squares each. The size of that quilt top would be 57″ x66 ½” which would make a great throw size quilt.

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And lastly, a charm pack is basically a Layer Cake, just smaller. Instead of 10 inch squares, charm packs hold 42 squares measuring 5 inches square. Perfect for smaller projects and quilts.

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Here is a cushion made by Chloe using our Midnight Magic Jelly Roll. You can find the tutorial on how to make this cushion here

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