Some of our Family got together for a Jelly Roll race on 6-6-12 You sew a Jelly Roll end to end any method you want. Some mitered some sewed them straight me a sister Peg put a 2 1/2 inch square between each strip. We also made our own Jelly Roll using 40 Red,White and Blue strips. The 1st one was finish in about an hour. I had a slow sewing machine. (That's my excuse). It is a cute Featherweight. It is Cute but slow. It was great fun.