Precut Fever

In the quilting world, there are these cuts of fabric called precuts.

Similar to fashion, each designer has his or her own line each season.

They are sold in 5 and 10 inch squares,

a stack of one or two of every fabric

that was produced in the fabric line.

“Jelly rolls” are strips of fabric that are 2.5 inch wide,

and the width of the fabric (usually 42 inches) long.

In this form, it’s easy for a quilter to collect scrap pieces of each fabric that coordinate with the others.

The manufacturers like to call them “planned scrappy”.

Well…..I happen to like them lots.

There is a Baby Pinwheel Pattern

on the Moda Bakeshop site that I just love.

It calls for one single charm pack, a 5 inch square stack.

…….I might have enough to make a few of those…….=}

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There are quilt patterns designed around precuts,

so if you’re new to quilting, or just want to try specific lines

without too much cost and space commitment,

precuts are your friend!

What about you? Do you enjoy precut fabric?

Do you have a similar stack of charm packs?

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2 thoughts on “Precut Fever

  1. I have a Jelly Roll of Jen Kingwell fabrics – I need a fabulous pattern idea before I cut into them. In addition, I am making a “Scrappy Trips” quilt from 2 1/2″ strips that I have saved for several years. You can find directions at Bonnie Hunter’s blog, quiltville.com.

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