Perfectly Pixelated Jelly Roll Quilt with Ashley Nickels

Ashley Nickels shares a simple, modern approach to designing your own pixelated jelly roll quilt top, with lots of time-saving tricks built into the process. You will learn how to lay out your quilt on a design wall, and then chain-piece the squares without having to pin or clip. Best of all, there’s no ironing until the very end, so you can speed through the piecing process in a flash. Ashley demonstrates this process on a crib-sized quilt top, but it’s easy to make this quilt smaller or larger—after all, you’re the designer.


To celebrate Ashley’s class we’re offering a 1 month trial plus 1 free class when you use coupon code MSTAR. Plus, today only, get 48% off the Cotton Couture Top 40 Solid Jelly Roll by Michael Miller for only $17.77 from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

About Ashley Nickels

Ashley Nickels is a quilter, crafter, and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She grew up surrounded by quilters—making her first nine patch at age eight—and was designing handbags by high school. Ashley spent the first ten years of her career as a classroom teacher in Spain and San Francisco, designing dynamic learning experiences for both teachers and students. Ashley now works full time in the creative community, teaching in­person and online sewing and quilting classes, running her small handmade business, Alphabet Summer Handmade, and constantly looking to connect with other creatives. You can learn more about Ashley and her work at