Jelly Roll Race Quilt by Misty

Jelly Roll Race Quilt, longarm quilting by Angela Huffman

Jelly Roll Race Quilts can be a lot of fun to make because they don’t require what could be argued is the hardest part of quilting – measuring and cutting. For those of you new to quilting, a jelly roll is a bundle of 40 some odd precut fabric strips from one line of fabric. […]

Fabric Stash Busting Ideas From Our Longarm Machine Renters

Vickie Longarm Machine Certification Class

I heard a joke once about people like me. You would not expect a coin collector to use his collection at a vending machine. You would not expect a stamp collector to mail a letter with his stamps. So why do people ask me what I’m going to make with my fabric? All joking aside, […]

Three Fabulous Jelly Roll Quilts from our Longarm Renters

Kathleen displays her Jelly Roll Race Quilt with red, white, and blue nautical themed fabrics at Quilted Joy after her longarm quilting machine rental

Precut fabrics can be a lot of fun and a fast and easy way to add to your stash or make a gift. Jelly rolls in particular are great for beginner quilters or more experienced quilters looking for a quick project. There are lots of fun ways to play with those 2.5″ x 44″ fabric strips. […]

Animal Inspired Renter Quilts!

Rebecca's Appliqued Owls quilt

We are always talking about the different shapes that make up quilt blocks. Squares, triangles, rectangles, even hexagons can be combined in a variety of ways to create tops of wonder to the eye. But besides sewing blocks with shapes, you can have a lot of fun with applique as well. Now not all of […]

Stripes & Strips

I love the colors of this sweet little quilt. Kathleen made this with our China Grove pantograph, a good choice for this piece.

Not all quilts are made with squares and triangles. These lovely quilts were all made with stripes and strips. You can surprise yourself with how creative you can be with a jelly roll as your palette. Christine made this beautiful sage green and ivory quilt for her nephew. Using the Toss Up Pantograph, she learned […]

Our Renters Try Curves and Spirals

See what our renters have been up to lately! From curvy feathers to continuous spirals, they demonstrate lots of ways to add motion to quilts!

We love our renters – they make studio time so much fun! Helen came in for her rental certification.  She brought in a small version of a jelly roll race quilt, made with 2 1/2″ strips.  As part of the rental certification, we teach you how to use a pantograph or design board as you […]

Quilting Friends Come Together at Quilted Joy

Four friends joined us in the Quilted Joy showroom to take their rental certification class together - QuiltedJoy.com

We had a group of four friends drive all the way from Bardstown, KY to take their rental certification together. This meant we had a full house with almost every machine running! Normally I won’t have this many quilters in for the certification. I learned pretty quickly that with all the new skills we’re covering, […]