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July 8th, 2013


by Julie Hirt

I’m hosting a giveaway to celebrate my 3 year quilting anniversary and my 100th post.  I love free stuff and I bet you do too!



Goodies include:

  • Fat Eighth bundle of Cloud 9 Organic Cotton
  • Aurifil Mako 50 wt Cotton Thread in White *
  • Set of Clover Wonder Clips *
  • Mini Ball Jar Pin Cushion
  • Seam-Fix Seam Ripper *
  • All wrapped up in a cute sturdy box

* Clips, Aurifil and Seam-Fix are some of my favorite quilting supplies


Anyone can enter!  I just ask that you follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know:

  • Are you a new or old follower to 627handworks?
  • How do you follow my blog? (BlogLovin, Email Subscription, etc.)  I do not have a Facebook page, just the blog!
  • What is your current favorite fabric color combination?

Good luck!  Drawing will be held Wednesday, July 17th.




July 8th, 2013

Paganelli Jelly Roll Race

by Julie Hirt

I made this Jelly Roll Race quilt for my mom last year and forgot to take pictures before I gave it to her.  It’s one of my favorites; I love this fabric collection!


The fabric is Flower Power by Jennifer Paganelli.  I found 2 of these jelly rolls on ebay last year (they are really hard to find) and bought them both.  I’m hoarding the other roll until I find *the* pattern.


Jelly Roll Race quilts come together so fast and I love the patchwork look they make.  42 strips make a super throw size quilt.

The backing is a Denise Schmidt fabric – it’s like the most perfect orange. I wish I had bought more of it when it was available.  The binding is a Kona solid.


Since it was for my mom I embroidered a little quilt label onto it.


To make the Jelly Roll Race quilt I used this method.  Here are the basic steps:


  1. Take a jelly roll set and sew each strip end to end.  You’ll have a super long (140 feet!) 2.5″ strip of fabric.
  2. Cut 18″ off one end so it will be offset (thanks lattegirl40!)
  3. Grab both ends, place the fabric right side together and sew all the way down.  When you get to the end just cut the fabric that’s folded together. This will shrink your length and double your width.
  4. Repeat step #3 a until you are happy with the size.
  5. Trim the cut sides so they are even.

I’ll be hosting a giveaway later this week as well as participating in Plum &  June’s Blog Hop!


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