Easy Jelly Roll quilt pattern—free today!

Free Jelly Roll quilt pattern

Welcome to another edition of Freebie Day! Every quilter needs ideas for quick-to-make quilts, and today’s free Jelly Roll quilt pattern can be made to fit most any gift or decorating need. “Boxing Day,” from the popular book Rolling Along, comes from a very special designer—Martingale’s founder and former president (now retired), Nancy J. Martin.

Boxing Day free Jelly Roll quilt pattern
“Boxing Day” from
Rolling Along by Nancy J. Martin

Finished quilt size: 56½" x 72½"
Finished block size: 8″ x 8″

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“Boxing Day” in the mocha color scheme shown is a perfect pattern to have on hand when you’re quilting for men. But because each block uses just two fabrics—a light and a dark—you can easily switch up the color scheme to suit a multitude of occasions. Imagine:

  • Detail of Boxing Day quilthappy brights for a teen girl
  • striking blacks and whites for a teen boy
  • reds, whites, and blues for the 4th of July
  • oranges and blacks for Halloween
  • greens and reds for Christmastime
  • light and dark pinks for Valentine’s Day
  • assorted light and dark prints from your stash—how about batiks, ’30s prints, florals, or novelty prints with fussy-cut block centers?

Of course, you could always go scrappy and see where the design takes you too. With this workhorse of a design, the possibilities are nearly endless!

After publishing more than 40 of her own books that have sold well over a million copies, Nancy knows a thing or two about turning out beautiful quilts in a jiffy. The easy quilt patterns using Jelly Rolls that she designed for Rolling Along are just as versatile as “Boxing Day.” And if you’ve never made “jelly” quilts before, Nancy will show you how to sew a Jelly Roll quilt with ease and efficiency. Take a look at Nancy’s other quilts from the book.

Classic chain quilts
Classic chain quilts: “Forties Four Patch” and “Magic Carpet”

Easy-does-it angles
Easy-does-it angles: “Strip Pinwheel” and “Holly Stars”

Barn-raising style quilts
Barn-raising styles: “Barn Raising” and “Around the Town”

Celebrate spring quilts
Celebrating spring: “Sunny Days” and “Posy Pots”

More quick Jelly-Roll projects
More quick Jelly Roll projects: “Autumn Leaves Table Runner” and “Jelly Roll Tote Bag”


Rolling AlongYou can pick up Rolling Along for just $24.95 (eBook $16.95). All of Nancy’s patterns from the book are also available as ePatterns for just $4.99 each.

Is your sewing room stacked with Jelly Rolls? Share your stash story in the comments!


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