I love the convenience of purchasing precut packages of fabric. If you’re looking for quilt patterns designed specifically to work with precut fabrics, then be sure to check out the Playful Precuts Book. It features 15 unique and clever precut friendly quilt patterns.
My friend Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl recently released her first book titled “Playful Precut Quilts”. It’s a fabulous book full of quilt patterns written specifically to work with precut fabric stacks.
I was sent a copy to review and thought I’d share a bit about it with you today for our Friday Favorites post!
What is a Precut?
When a fabric company refers to a “precut,” they describe a stack of fabric that has all been precut to a specific size. Precuts usually come in Fat Quarter Packs, 2 ½″ Rolls (sometimes called Jelly Rolls), 10″ Stacks & 5″ Stacks. The fabric line organizes most precuts. This gives you the ability to purchase a little bit of each print in a fabric line. Since the prints are designed to coordinate with each other, much of the guesswork involved in choosing fabrics for a quilt is taken care of you. Also, many quilt pattern designers write patterns specifically with precuts in mind, saving you time when cutting out your quilt.
About the Playful Precuts Book
All of the quilt blocks in the Playful Precuts book finish at 12″ x 12″. This allows you to mix and match the blocks in the book to create a quilt of your own design. There are 15 different block designs in the book.
In addition to the blocks, Amanda shares clever ideas for ways to set the blocks with sashing. Many times the sashing set in between the blocks creates a secondary pattern within the quilt design.
If you’re not up for making an entire quilt, she also includes directions to create other projects using the blocks including table runners, table toppers & baby quilts.
I love all of the patterns in the book but I was totally smitten with the Gingham Patches quilt pattern. I decided to stitch up a set of Christmas pillows with the blocks in the quilt.
Mr. & Mrs. Claus Christmas Pillows
Ever since I got my hands on my Santa Claus Lane fabrics, I’ve been dying to stitch up a set of Christmas Pillows featuring Mr. & Mrs. Claus. I knew I wanted to create the pillows but did not have a clear idea for the design.
The blocks from the Gingham Patches quilt in the book turned out to be just right for the project.
I fussy cut the center patch from the Santa Claus Lane quilt panel then stitched the block from solid gray & white fabrics.
I used the block pattern from the book, then added the sashing noted in the pattern so that the blocks would end up 16″ when finished.
My plan is to quilt the blocks and turn them into pillows. I think they would be so cute to put on my bed during December!
A Few of the Quilt Patterns Featured in the Book
Here are a few of the other quilts in the book that caught my eye.
Scrappy Hearts Quilt.
Newport Beach Quilt
Summer Picnic Quilt
To see more projects from the book visit these blogs:
|Sep 8||Andy Knowlton||abrightcorner.com|
|Sep 11||Beverly McCullough||flamingotoes.com|
|Sep 14||Kristina Brinkerhoff||www.centerstreetquilts.com|
|Sep 18||Melanie Collette||hellomellydesigns.com|
|Sep 21||Gracey Larson||burlapandblossompatterns.blogspot.com|
|Sep 25||Christopher Thompson||thetattooedquilter.com|
|Sep 28||Amy Chappell||www.amerooniedesigns.com|
|Oct 2||Jessica Dayon||Jessicadayon.blogspot.com|
|Oct 5||Amy Smart||diaryofaquilter.com|
|Oct 9||Melissa Mortenson||polkadotchair.com|
|Oct 12||Jodi Nelson||pleasanthome.co|
|Oct 16||Amber Johnson||www.gigisthimble.com|