4 thoughts on “No Jelly Rolls!

  1. Kathy W.

    Mary, great sermon on the absurd use of jelly rolls for rag rugs. Totally agree and was wondering why anyone would consider doing that. When I moved to Montana 10 years ago, I visited a neighbor and fell in love with her crochet rag rugs. And a lightbulb went off. I had moved 34 bins of fabric without weeding through them to sort out the “good” fabric from that which was 40 years old and way out of my taste range now. So I invited my new acquaintance up to help me go through the daunting fabric stash. She’s an artist, only knows how to single crochet and does not sew. But she’s great with color. Well, long story short, we sat through my first winter here, happily crocheting rugs and reducing those bins down to 12. My husband was still in Wisconsin, not yet retired, so I was on my own for the first 5 years here, on top of a mountain on 27 acres ,with a wood stove for heat and just my animals for company. Neighbors helped plow and when the well broke, came with water to save the day. The stories I could tell! Anyway, in the process of crocheting, a wonderful friendship was formed, the long hard 1st winter was manageable and many wonderful rugs were made. Anyone who remarked on them went home with a new rug! Plus we reduced my fabric stash significantly, got rid of all the “uglies” and most importantly gained the best friend in the whole world! So, who needs expensive jelly rolls? Using what’s on hand to create beautiful rugs works just fine. And just see where it leads you!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Kathy W. – let me get this straight. You retired first and moved to Montana without him? You are my idol!!!!!

  2. Marsha from Kansas

    If you click on the “Read on” link, you are directed to the post from 2016. If you click on the “Go to Comments”, you are directed to the 2019 post.

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