Needles The Hedgehog Jelly Roll Rug Pattern


Needles the Hedgehog will brighten up your day and your living space, just get your thread and needles ready for this fun Jelly Roll project. When finished, use it as a reading rug, bathroom mat, wall hanging, or as a picnic blanket. You can even turn your hedgehog block into a modern quilt by adding negative space from background fabric. Needless to say, unlike other hedgehogs, Needles is not pokey...he is safe to step on and snuggle up with. 

Not to worry if you don't have a Jelly Roll in your stash, you can use up your fabric scraps or even upcycle your old jeans. This pattern is in PDF format with Instant Download. It is written using imperial system (US terms), including step-by-step images and quilting diagrams.  


  • English 
  • PDF, 17 pages, 2.8 MB (mobile devices friendly)

SKILLS: Sewing with a 1/4" seam allowance, using a 60 degree corner trimmer or printable template for cutting 60 degree shapes, basic quilting skills, binding (optional)

  • Fabric for nose, eyes, and legs - 1 Jelly Roll strip (2 1⁄2” X WOF)
  • Fabric for eye highlight - 1 Jelly Roll strip or fabric scrap
  • Fabric for face - 1 Jelly Roll strip (2 1⁄2” X WOF)
  • Fabric for body - 17 Jelly Roll strips for scrappy hedgehog or 22 strips for rainbow hedgehog (2 1⁄2” X WOF)
  • Fabric for background (optional) - 10 Jelly Roll strips (2 1⁄2” X WOF)
  • Backing fabric - 2 yards of solid or all-over design fabric
  • Binding fabric (optional) - 5 Jelly Roll strips or 1⁄2 yard of fabric
  • Batting - Baby/Crib size
  • Rug Without Background 49" X 29"
  • Rug With Background 53" X 32"

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Pattern Published: May 18, 2020


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