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Simpli-EZ Jelly Roll Ruler™: Four Patch Chain Quilt

by Kimberly Einmo

Simpli-EZ Jelly Roll Ruler™

Finished Block Size: 10” X 10”

Finished Quilt Size: 64” X 64”

Fabric Requirements:

FabricYardsInstructions
1 Honey Buns or 40 – 1 ½” Strips 1 ½ yards
  • Separate strips into three groups of light, medium and dark
  • Cut 152 – 1 ½” X 1 ½” squares from light strips for four-patch units
  • Cut 152 – 1 ½” X 1 ½” squares from medium strips for four-patch units
  • Cut 304 – 1 ½” X 1 ½” squares from dark strips for four-patch units
  • Cut 52 – 1 ½” X 2 ½” rectangles from light strips for two-patch units
  • Cut 52 – 1 ½” X 2 ½” rectangles from medium strips
1 Jelly Roll or 40 – 2 ½” Strips 2 ½ yards
  • First, cut 13 – 2 ½” X 2 ½” squares from dark strips for Double Chain Block centers.
  • Now, separate remaining strips into two groups of light/medium and medium/dark
  • Cut 48 – 2 ½” X 2 ½” squares from light/medium strips for nine-patch units
  • Cut 60 – 2 ½” X 2 ½” squares from medium/dark strips for nine-patch units
Background Fabric 1 ½ yards
  • Cut 7 – 6 ½” strips; cut 100 2 ½” X 6 ½” rectangles
Inner Border ¾ yard
  • Cut 8 – 2 ½” strips; piece together for inner borders
Outer Border 1 ½ yards
  • Cut 8 – 6 ½” strips; piece together for outer borders
Backing 4 ½ yards
  • 2 panels, each measuring 36” X 72”
Batting
  • 72” X 72”
Binding ½ yard
  • Cut 9 – 2 ¼” strips; piece together to make single fold, straight grain binding

Helpful Hints:

  • Based on the fabrics in your Jelly Rolls and Honey Buns, you will be able to mix and match your lights and mediums, and your mediums and darks, based on the value of each strip.
  • A design wall is especially helpful as you lay out the pieces to assemble each block.
  • Pay close attention to the placement of fabrics according to the color value chart for each block, but don’t try to be too “matchy-matchy.” The scrappier, the better.
  • Having the dark fabrics in the right place within each block will help form the visual chain in the quilt and give the eye an easy path to follow.

Assembly Directions:

1. Use 152 – 1 ½” light squares and 152 – 1 ½” dark squares to assemble four-patch units. Make 76 units.
2. Use 152 – 1 ½” medium squares and 152 1 ½” dark squares to assemble four-patch units. Make 76 units.
3. Use 52 – 1 ½” X 2 ½” light rectangles and 52 – 1 ½” X 2 ½” medium rectangles to assemble two-patch units. Make 52 units. Press seams toward dark rectangles. Units should measure 2 ½” X 2 ½” unfinished. Square up if necessary.
4. Use 48 – 2 ½” X 2 ½” light/medium squares and 60 – 2 ½” X 2 ½” medium-dark squares to assemble nine-patch units. Make 12 units. Press seams toward dark squares. Units should measure 6 ½” X 6 ½” square unfinished. Square up if necessary.
5. Assemble Nine Patch Chain Block as shown, paying careful attention to the value placement within each block. Make 12 blocks.
6. Assemble the Four Patch Chain Block as shown, paying careful attention to the value placement within each block. Make 13 blocks.
7. Blocks should measure 10 ½” X 10 ½” unfinished. Square up each block if necessary.
8. Add inner border strips and outer border strips. Press seams towards borders.
9. Layer quilt top, batting and backing. Baste quilt sandwich using your favorite method and quilt.
10. Add a hanging sleeve if desired, then bind by hand or machine.
11. Don’t forget to add a label to the back of your quilt, including your signature and date signed in permanent ink. Enjoy!
12. Layer quilt top, batting and backing. Baste quilt sandwich using your favorite method and quilt.


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