Aren’t new jelly rolls the cutest things?
So beautiful that they can be hard to even open! But I did.
This was a gift from Daughter #1. Isn’t it lovely? This is Amy Butler’s Hapi line. The only downside to precuts to me, are the pinked edges. The strips are 2 1/2 inches wide. But is that measured from outer edge of the pinking to outer edge? Or is it from valley to valley? Or do I use the valley on one side and the peak on the other?
I decided to use my strip cutter die to remove all doubt. I ironed my strips and stacked them up. I very carefully lay them on the die.
See the bits that were shaved off? Now I know to line up my pieces with the outer edge to get a perfect piece.
This can get a bit messy but it is worth the effort.
So a jelly roll from this manufacturer is a bit wider than 2 1/2 inches. Your mileage may vary.
One of my personal challenges with precuts is how best to use them without any waste or leftovers. I’ve been playing with some designs in EQ7.
I’m still thinking on this. What is your favorite pattern for using jelly rolls?
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