Intermediate | 29 min
Taught by Ashley Nickels
Ashley Nickels shares a simple, modern approach to designing your own pixelated jelly roll quilt top, with lots of time-saving tricks built into the process. You will learn how to lay out your quilt on a design wall, and then chain-piece the squares without having to pin or clip. Best of all, there’s no ironing until the very end, so you can speed through the piecing process in a flash. Ashley demonstrates this process on a crib-sized quilt top, but it’s easy to make this quilt smaller or larger—after all, you’re the designer.
Learn how to:
  • Perfectly cut jelly roll strips into 2 ½ inch squares
  • Create a design wall
  • Design a quilt top using your design wall
  • Find the cross grain in fabric squares
  • Transfer your fabric squares from the design wall to the sewing machine
  • Construct a quilt top using the chain-piecing method
  • Nestle your seams together to decrease bulkiness in your quilt top
What You'll Get: 
  • Detailed lesson on how to design your own pixelated jelly roll quilt
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Ashley Nickels
  • The ability the leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Design and Construct a Pixelated Quilt Top
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Michael Miller Top 40 Solid Jelly Roll (choose at least 25 colors for this quilt)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Clear quilting ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Iron
  • Ironing surface
  • Snips
  • Sewing machine with ¼” foot
  • 100% cotton thread (Ashley uses a light color)
  • Felted material for design wall (Ashley uses the felted back-side of a plastic tablecloth)
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