What can you make with a dessert roll and more to the point – what is a dessert roll?

This yummy sounding precut is made up of twenty 5in wide strips, each cut the width of the fabric (approx. 44in).  Roughly speaking, there is about 2.5m of fabric in a dessert roll – the same as what you would find in a jelly roll.  Back in 2013, we wrote our book, Dessert Roll Quilts showcasing 12 quilt patterns and we continue to champion how versatile dessert rolls can even though it often takes a back seat to it’s better know cousin – the jelly roll.

We recently stumbled across a free pattern by Modkins which formed the inspiration for our Tabby Road Twist pattern.  We have adapted the pattern to be used with dessert rolls and have added in some fun borders too.  This is a really fun quilt to make and uses the partial seaming technique which is easy to learn if you’ve not done this before.

To make this quilt all you need is one Dessert Roll (twenty 5in strips) plus a fat quarter for the middle square and four fat eighths to go with the border. We can’t get enough of Tula Pink’s Tabby Road collection and so our quilt is made with one of our Tabby Road Twist Dessert Rolls and one of our Tabby Road Twist Finishing Packs.

Just click on the link below to download and print off the free pattern and away you go! This is suitable for beginners.

Chris had great fun longarm quilting this with some fabulous custom quilting. She quilted geometric lines going across each of the four main units, a detailed cross-hatch in the centre and then a fun pattern in the borders.

We hope you enjoy working with this great precut and if you do make it, we would love to see some pictures posted on our Facebook page!