I heart Moda Precuts

Just in case you haven’t noticed, I use a LOT of Moda precuts.  I’ve designed many patterns using them, so I get lots of questions and e-mails about them.  I thought I would make today’s post about the most frequently asked questions from my customers.

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1.  What’s a precut ?-

Precuts are : Cut and bundled fabric packs made by fabric companies like Moda, for example.  They contain coordinated pieces from one fabric line and come in many different options.  My favorites are:

A.  Charms – 5″ squares, one from every print in the fabric line

B.  Jelly Rolls – 40 – 2 1/2″ x 44″ strips

C.  Layer Cakes – 42 – 10″ squares

D.  Fat Quarters – 18″ x 21″ pieces

There are others now too, including Honeybuns, Turnovers, etc.   I just have not had a chance to work with them.

2.  What’s the point of buying a precut?

I have several reasons why I love to use them.  Here’s the short list:

A.  It “cuts” down on the cutting time  -  It saves me time so I can get to the fun (sewing ) part quicker.  Imagine going over to your stash, cutting 40 -2 1/2″ strips, then folding all the fabric up and putting it away again.  It would take hours!  I just buy a jelly roll and all that work is done. It’s a huge time saver!

B.  It’s an economical way to collect many different fabric lines.  For example, if you buy a charm back, you get a little something of the ENTIRE line, for under $10.  Years ago, you could easily spend $100 on a fat quarter pack to be able to collect a piece from everything in the line.

C.  It helps me with my color coordination.  I hear from so many people that they struggle with picking out colors.  With a precut pack, all that color coordinating is already done for you!

D.  I love collecting fabric as much as I love sewing.

3.  Do I need to wash them?

NO.  If you try to wash these small bits of fabric, they will become distorted, misshapen, and wrinkled.   I think that fabrics have improved so much in the past years, that you don’t really need to pre wash any more.  You used to have to wash out the excess sizing, excess dye and preshrink them to avoid them shrinking when you pressed.  I just don’t think that is the case anymore.  The fabrics have a great feel, I have never had one bleed, and I don’t have any problems with shrinkage, even when I steam.   (**Please note that this is not a guarantee that you won’t have bleeding.  If I was making a red and white quilt, for example, I would wash the reds.  I just wouldn’t trust that situation.)

4.  If the pattern calls for a 4 3/4″ square and my charm square is 5″, do I need to trim it down?

I would say yes.  With any of my patterns, if you don’t trim them to the size specified in the pattern, the rest of the pieces will not fit together properly.

5.  Sometimes I find them hard to trim.  Any suggestions?

If you have to cut your square down to 4 7/8″, I trim a little off all sides.  I don’t mind the pinked edge, but if I can, I prefer to work from a fresh edge.

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Many times you have to cut the charm square in half.  To make that easier, I always use 2 rulers as shown.

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That way I can see if I am cutting it perfectly in half.  Then I pull one ruler away, and make my cut.

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Even better, if you have a June Taylor Short Cuts ruler, try that.  If you aren’t familiar with this ruler, it has slits in the ruler, just large enough for your blade to slide through.

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This show shows the blade sliding along the 2 1/2″ slit

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See how easy  (and quick) it is to cut this Layer Cake square into 4 – 2 1/2″ strips?

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6.  Sometimes when I am sewing two jelly roll strips together, I’m not sure where to align it next to my 1/4″ foot.

I have a couple different answers for this one.  In my experience, I have found that the jelly rolls are cut a couple threads wide to allow for some of the pinking fuzz to wear off.  So, if I have a brand new Jelly roll where I can see the sharp point of the pinking hasn’t worn off, I allow just the little tips to show past the edge of my 1/4″ foot.  You can barely see the tips in the photo below -

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If some of that fuzz has worn off, I will align it right next to my foot.  If you are in doubt, measure your strips first, too see exactly how wide they are or sew a few test strips first. There is nothing worse than sewing all the pieces and then finding out you are too small.  This small variation isn’t a big deal, but I am kind of fussy about my seam allowance!  It is especially important if you are making a block with lots of seams.  Being two threads off on a block with two seams isn’t a huge deal, but if that block has 10 seams, all of a sudden your block is a 1/2″ too small!

One other suggestion I have is that sometimes it is possible to rotate your pieces so you have a pinked edge next to a straight edge, and this will help you see exactly where to align them next to your 1/4″ foot.

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I also recommend having good light to help see those edges.

It may sound like a bit of a hassle to deal with the pinking, but it’s something that I think is well worth the effort and the benefits far outweigh the negatives.  In fact, I find the precuts a bit addicting and when given the choice, I pick them!  But, say for example, the fabric you want isn’t available in a jelly roll or layer cake, my patterns give fat quarter options, so either way you are covered.

Anyway, I hope this short tutorial helps.  If you would like to practice your skills with precuts – why not try:

This pattern for Charms:

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Little Charmers 5 (single pattern)

This pattern for Jelly Rolls,

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GiGi Girl from the book Let the Good Times Roll

Or this pattern for Layer Cakes:

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Citrus Punch from the book The Sweet Life

Wait, what did you say?  You need the pattern?  Okay – I can help with that.  I am going to give away one of each the two books and single pattern.  Why?  Because I love to share anything to do with quilting and the sooner you have the pattern, the sooner you will give precuts a try!

To enter this Pattern(s) of the Week drawing, just leave us a comment.  I’d like to hear what you think about precuts or if you have other questions you would like answers to.

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This is just another temptation for you – New Jelly Rolls I just ordered from www. fatquartershop.com. this week.  Aren’t they so dreamy?

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214 Responses to I heart Moda Precuts

  1. Jolyn says:

    Thanks for the hints on sewing those pinked edges. They’ve always been a question in my mind where to line up the edge.

  2. Michelle says:

    Charm packs are totally addicting! I think they’re a great way to preview a line, to see if you want to order yardage. And I will have to look for that ruler!

  3. tina says:

    Thank you so much! I’ve been wondering what “Jelly Rolls” would be used for! :)

  4. rachel says:

    oh i love precuts!!!
    really, really love precuts.
    like maybe i could start an precuts anonymous group.
    hahaha.

    i had an issue with the pinking edges, but now, thanks to you writing this, i’ll know to pay more attention to if the ends are sharp or not.
    {i never even thought of that.}

    thanks SO much for writing this.

    p.s. love those new jelly rolls.

  5. Jen says:

    That ruler is cool.. I have to find one. I love the pre-cuts for the same reason you mentioned; you can get the whole fabric line for a little bit of money. Now I just have to figure out where to store them all and I will be golden!

  6. Cindra says:

    I love pre-cuts because it just makes sewing easier and much more fun.

  7. Nicole says:

    Thanks so much for all your tips! I am very fresh in the world of machine quilting and need every little hint that I can find! And precuts?! Wow, what an amazing discovery – love them!

  8. sarah says:

    we love your patterns!! thanks for the tips on all the precuts, too!! They are the whole reason I started quilting!! I agree, all the new Moda lines are deee-lish!!!

  9. Rachel says:

    Thank you for this great post on pre-cuts, I haven’t tried them yet, but I think once I get around to it I am going to love them!!

    Thanks!
    Rachel

  10. Marge says:

    I love charm packs, especially Moda charm packs. I’ve been making some patchwork tote bags, and it’s so easy to make them with the precut squares. I’ve not used the jelly rolls yet, but I see lots of uses for them too. I’ve also used the layer packs and love them also! So much fun to get all the fabrics in one line together in a pack. Thank you for your expertise! Whenever I have a question, I can usually find the answer in your blog!

  11. Nancy E says:

    Layer Cakes are my favorite. It seems I can do so much more with the Layer Cakes. IMO pre-cuts are a great way to be able to include a whole line in a quilt without having to buy FQs of each piece. Thanks again for the great tips!

  12. Nancy says:

    I love the pre-cuts. Part of the work is already done for me and I get to sit and sew sooner!

  13. Tressa Spigarelli says:

    I just bought my first layer cake today as it was on sale. Now I just need to figure out what to do with it.

  14. Penny G says:

    I love charm packs since I am new to wuilting and they are perfect for baby quilts. I have purchased a jelly roll to make a mini strip quilt.

  15. Linda T says:

    I haven’t yet played with precuts but would love to soon. Maybe one of your books or patterns would give me the push I need.

    Count me in!

  16. laura B. says:

    I love the precuts idea. I recently bought my first layer cake, but haven’t used it yet.

  17. Rosemarie says:

    I appreciate all the great hints to make quilting easier. I love working with precuts as the color match is already done. Thanks for posting the frosty pictures..they are lovely to look at but now I am enjoying this AZ sunshine even more!

  18. Deb says:

    I love using precuts – but have found the pinked edges to be a bit of a challenge. Your tips make perfect sense and I look forward to using them.

  19. Karen says:

    This info is sooo good. Thanks for sharing. Love your work!

  20. Missy Ann says:

    I love precuts. I am such a screw up when it comes to cutting, these are a godsend.

    And thanks for the tips about the rulers. I’ll be looking for one of the June Tailors.

  21. MichelleB says:

    Great tips! Thanks. I just love that Swanky. Even though I’m still not over my love affair with Charisma.

  22. Jana says:

    I enjoy working with pre-cuts. Sometimes you just want to whip up a quick quilt and they sure help you do that! Thanks for the heads up on the pinked edges. I’ve always wondered where to sew with those!

  23. Lynnea says:

    Thanks so much for the tips. I love pre-cuts because it can give me a scrappy look quickly. I don’t have a “huge” stash like some people I know, so to be able to buy a charm pack or two is so convenient and gives me the results I ‘m looking for.

  24. I love buying pre-cuts. I like having all the fabrics in a fabric line. I usually measure when sewing with them. By this I mean, I sew a small section, then measure to see where I need to sew my 1/4 in. Testing my 1/4 in is what I mean. Many thanks for sharing your experience.

  25. annie says:

    Great tutorial….and love, love, love the precuts for ALL of the reasons you mentioned. Remember when the charm squares came in little tins and were $5 a tin. Oh well…..the good old days were great, but here and now is great toooooo!!!! XXX Annie

  26. Sherri says:

    I love pre-cuts…for all of the reasons you mentioned! I’ve really been surprised at how far layer cakes and jelly rolls go, too…I had a charming jelly cake and have made two of your table runners and one of your wall hangings…and I still have some fabrics left!

  27. Richelle Robinson says:

    I love buying precuts, but I am always afraid to do anything with them. I need to get over that!

  28. Megan says:

    I’m a huge fan of the pre-cuts too. I’m still not very confident coordinating my own colors, and the Moda marketers just make it so easy!

  29. Mary T says:

    I purchased a charm pack, and have been using it quite a bit with my applique. Works out great.

  30. Kate says:

    I love precuts for exactly the same reasons; I can have everything from a single collection, and they are quick and easy to work with. The added bonus is they take up way less space than a fat 1/4 bundle!

  31. Nichole says:

    I also love the precuts. I haven’t tried the honeybuns or turnovers yet, but love the others that I have tried. I love your patterns – so fun and fresh.

  32. Nancy says:

    I still have the first and ONLY set of charm squares I ever bought. Look and Learn. I love them and plan to cut into them this weekend. Thanks for the tips. They will certainly help….

  33. Susan says:

    I’ve never used any pre-cuts, as I’m new to quilting, but I’ve been eyeing them and learning about them. I really love the Little Charmers table runners!

  34. John says:

    Wow, I would love to win one of your patterns! I worked with jelly rolls once or twice and they weren’t my favorite, but I LOVE charm packs and I am completely addicted. It’s for one of the reasons you mentioned: sometimes I love an entire fabric line, but cannot buy yardage of all of it. Charm packs are just enough to “scratch that itch”! And I just bought my first layer cake — “Nest” — but haven’t decided what to make with it yet. Thanks for hosting another great giveaway!

  35. Shari says:

    Coordinating fabrics and colors is enjoyable but sometimes mentally draining. Hooray for pre-cuts. Love seeing pictures of your projects.

  36. Chantie Belnap says:

    Precuts are the best! First, jelly rolls are fun to stack up and just drool over. Second, layer cakes and charms make for beautiful, yet fast quilts. Third, your patterns are perfect to show off entire, lovely fabric lines that come as precuts. Thanks for the entry! Chantie Belnap

  37. Judy in Michigan says:

    Thanks for your generousity! I would love to win anything of your designs!! I really like the jelly rolls and charm packs too. I agree that it makes coordinating fabrics so easy and I would rather sew than cut. I haven’t tried cake plates yet but your pattern looks very cool and easy!

  38. Leslie says:

    Ohhh I would so love one of your patterns!!! I love the idea of the precuts!! I did purchase a jelly roll to use and loved that I didn’t have to cut all those strips but found that I didn’t like the edging. I never thought about cutting it off though!! I’m going to try that. Thanks so much!!!

  39. wendysquilting says:

    I’ve loved Moda fabrics for years and now I love the precuts, its so much fun to have the whole line of fabrics to work with or even just to look at. Thank you so much for your tutorial and ideas.

  40. shannon says:

    Please enter my name in the conest for one of your patterns. Jelly rolls and charm packs have changed the way I quilt. In fact, I purchased two of you books a couple of weeks ago and am currently working on ‘Cotton Candy’ from you book, ‘On a Roll

  41. Priscilla says:

    Lots of awesome tips here Heather, thank you!

  42. Tracey says:

    Before Moda precuts, I would stare longingly at those tall piles of fat quarter bundles that included each fabric from a line. I couldn’t justify the sometimes $100+ investment in them. Now, I can collect from all the lines I love. I just bought Rebel Roses (one colorway anyways) from Fat Quarter Shop. Why doesn’t Henry Glass do something similar to Moda? Does Moda own the rights to all these precuts? I am sure the names (charm squares/jelly roll, etc.) are trademarked, but how can you trademark a cut?
    Oh, and I would love to win one of your books or patterns!

  43. Hannah says:

    I love the charm packs and can’t wait to try layer cakes and jelly rolls. I’m a Moda fan, as well. I love all the patterns you featured in this post. I certainly hope I win!!

  44. Pauline says:

    Thanks – I was never clear on exactly what those all were and thus was scared to purchase/use them….

  45. Jackie says:

    I love precuts too! They seriously cut down on your time so you can get right to the piecing! Instant gratification, I say! I would love to own one of your books or pattern, pick me…. Please!

  46. laura says:

    I would have to agree…I LOVE LOVE LOVE PRECUTS! although i do have to admit i have only used layer cakes, jelly rolls, and charms…oh and of course fat quarters…and really the new turnovers kinda confuse me…i think there just needs to be more patterns for them…hmmm that’s an idea…oh i think i will go “fondle” my jelly rolls right now…with hope of new patterns in my future :o)

  47. Christina says:

    Thanks for letting us know you don’t have to pre-shrink the precuts! I just bought some for the first time and I’m really glad I haven’t washed them yet!

  48. Amy says:

    I love using FQs, jelly rolls and charm packs. I haven’t tried the layer cake yet, but I just got one in December.

  49. Paige says:

    I’m mixed on precuts! I love that it comes all cut for me and that you get a sample of everything. But by that same token, often there are only a few of each of the fabric lines that I’d actually use. There have been a few exceptions, but not often!

  50. Ginny Worden says:

    Although I have bought lots of precuts, I have only used charms so far. Like all obsessions, having whole collections of a line means I get to fondle more for a smaller outlay of money. Yeah !

  51. Jessica says:

    Hi! I have recently started experimenting with precuts. The main complaint I have about them is the charm packs and layer cakes…they don’t play nicely with other cuts unless you trim them down. They finish at an akward size (4.5 or 9.5) and it just makes things complicated when trying to incorporate yardage as well.
    However, I’m I LOVE with jelly rolls!! :) And I have to go find that amazing ruler. How cool is that??

  52. Jana says:

    I love precuts! But, the shops around me don’t carry any, except of course fat quarters. One of the main reasons I like them is that I love owning a whole line of fabric. All the pieces go and it takes the guess work out of it for me.

  53. Christy says:

    Thanks so much for the great tips! I’m going to have to find that June Tailor ruler to use for my precuts. I just ordered a few Moda precuts from FQS last week and they arrived on Monday and I cannot wait to make something with them. I’m in love with them. :) Thanks so much for the chance to possibly win a book or a pattern.

  54. sandy f says:

    Thanks for all of the great tips. A couple of them I had wondered about, and now I know. Ooohhh, I would love any of those patterns, since I have many jellyrolls, charm packs, etc. just waiting to be sewn into something.
    Have a great week

  55. Heather says:

    I have never used precut fabrics before – am I too traditional? I’ve seen them in the shops, and have always been drawn to the wonderful colors and patterns of the fabrics, but have never purchased any. After reading your post, I really am excited to give precut fabrics a try!
    Thanks for all the tips and advice, and some lovely inspirational photos!

  56. cheryl says:

    These precuts are so stinkin’ cute! Your blog has inspired me to try it out! I hope I get a pattern, then I’ll have to buy the fabric :-)

  57. First of all thanks for the wonderful layer cake which arrived today. I was so happy to see straight edges and not pinked. I tend to not like the precuts because of this so I loved getting yours without the pinked edge. But there’s nothing like getting a little of a whole line of fabric to fondle and see all the colors and prints. That I love!

  58. Becky W. says:

    Excuse me while I drool for a bit…ok, thanks! I love precuts because cutting is my LEAST favorite part of sewing. They are worth every penny and so adorable to boot. I hope I win a pattern, that way I have an excuse to buy more of them.

  59. I love your ideas. Thanks for your suggestions with the pre-cuts. I too love to work with all the pre-cuts because they are already cut, everything goes together and it’s a less expensive way to make something. Please enter me in your draw for a free pattern. I’d love to win.
    Happy Quilting ;0)

  60. Rochelle says:

    As always I love the tips you give on your blog. Precuts are great such an easy way buying fabric that coordinates nicely together.

  61. Christy says:

    Love the precuts! I used to buy fat quarter bundles of everything I loved, but it gets really expensive and I had a lot of wasted fabric. With precuts, there is so much less waste, and it’s lots of fun to work with. You can get right to the project. Plus, there are so many awesome new patterns for precuts now! Of course, I still have to have my share of fat quarter bundles, too!

  62. Gina says:

    I am addicted to pre-cuts. Especially charm packs. So fun, so fast, and they are cut perfectly. I love spreading all of them out on the table or the floor and then moving them around like puzzle pieces to see which combination looks best. Please keep making patterns for them!!

  63. Janet Mollat says:

    I am using a pre-cut jelly roll and charm pack for the first time, and it’s true! Less cutting time to get right to the sewing. The hardest part is deciding which ones to get – they’re all so beautiful, and coordinated!

  64. Casey says:

    I haven’t used precuts yet, I’ve wanted to. maybe when I start really making quilts I’ll start buying them!

  65. Kathy says:

    I just love precuts. I use them all the time, especially jelly rolls. They really cut down on prep time so you can get right to the piecing! I too like having all the selection that comes with them. I would just love to own one of you books or patterns. Thanks for all the great information you provide to us.

  66. Jennifer says:

    I would love to win one of the above mentioned books or patterns. You got me started on precuts with the little charmers patterns!

  67. Debra says:

    I love precuts! They truly do make prep time alot quicker. I love your patterns…I have a couple of books but not the ones that you are giving away. I would love to win!

  68. Sandra says:

    I am a big fan of jellyrolls and charm packs. With pre-cuts you do not need to worry about matching colors…that has already been taken care of for you.

  69. diane says:

    There are SO many great lines of fabrics coming out, it’s hard to keep up with it all! The first time I saw a jelly roll, I picked it up asking what is this?, the clerk at the quilt store replied, It’s a jelly roll! Huh? I was very skeptical to begin with, but I can totally see their purpose. I love them now! Thanks for the giveaway.

  70. Kathy says:

    Thank you for the tips and for your giveaways. I love using the precuts. BUT…I also appreciate that you give instructions using FQ,s since that way I can use up stash!

  71. Alissa says:

    I’ve never used precuts before but oh boy! They look so yummy with all of the coordinating colors. I think I’m going to have to try atleast one here soon:)

  72. SarahB says:

    I just love precuts! I’ve collected quite a few, mostly charm packs. I just can’t help it! I still haven’t managed to sew with any of them yet, but I can’t wait!

  73. Pam S says:

    I just bought a few charm packs–I love having the whole fabric line without having to buy a lot of each one. Thanks for the great tips!

  74. Ferne says:

    Thanks for sharing your tips. I love sewing with jelly rolls and charm squares, but haven’t tried the others yet.

  75. I do love pre-cuts too! Thanks for your tips :)

  76. shauna says:

    I have just gotten into charm squares and layer cakes and love them. Thanks for all the tips!

  77. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    I’ve used lots of charm packs, but just purchased my first pattern and fabric (jelly roll and layer cake) using pre-cuts. I love every single fabric in the line and never would have been able to get all of them if not for this smart new way of selling fabric.
    Thank you for answering some of the questions I had about them.

  78. Tami Challe says:

    I have been addicted to charm packs ever since i discovered them – i usually just use them for bits of applique – but i did take a class and use a charm pattern and make a quilt top so far out of charm pack – Chrismas presence- yes a few years ago. at the same place in tucson Quilt basket” where i took this class, i purchased one of your little charm patterns – like in the single series pattern u are giving away- i have the fabri and yes it is carm pack – victorian holiday i think, and plan on making the table runner! I have not bought any of the otehr precuts – WOW – would i love to win your patterns – i think the way u “meld” everything – it looks very complicated – but i know from reading your little charmeer pattern I have, that they are not complicated! thanks for being so generous!

    Tami

  79. Michelle Smith says:

    Precuts are one (of the many) reasons I started quilting. I LOVE fabric and the idea of having an entire line in my hand makes me giddy. My favorite is jelly rolls…followed by charms.

  80. Ann says:

    Another great tutorial! You are always sharing great information! I see some fun precuts in your last picture, and can’t wait to see what you do with them!

  81. Leslie says:

    The few times I have worked with precuts has been a nice experience. Thanks for the tips and suggestions.

  82. Danith says:

    Thanks for the tips – didn’t even think of the edges on a jelly roll – haven’t used them much. I also liked how you used your June Taylor to cut the cake layer – another use for a great tool! Next stop…fatquartershop.com!

  83. Jane says:

    Hi, I love charm packs, I am a 9 patch girl and they are great, I just got my first Layer cake and have no idea how to use it yet, as for a jelly roll, i have not tired them but I would like to, thanks for all the tips.

  84. Dorrie says:

    I love precuts, especially the charm packs and jelly rolls. . .but I did make Pretty in Pink from a layer cake of Woodland Blooms. . .They’re wonderful and I’ve even used the bundle ties to make lanyards! I’m also a FQS fan. . .I’m contemplating SWEET as my next purchase!

  85. Melanie says:

    I love that pre cuts give me a sampple of every fabric in a line and do much of my cutting for me! I wasn’t sure at first how I would use them but then I found your patterns – problem solved lol.

  86. Paula says:

    The only precuts I have worked with was a charm packet that my mother-in-law have me just recently. And I loved it! loved it! loved it! It was so much fun. I can’t wait to try all the other precuts too. I wish I lived close to some stores that carry them. I have loved and have probably spent too much time online browsing…. so much to choose from. For just getting started with this, I want to say thanks for your great site and all your ideas.

  87. Jennifer says:

    i just learned why pre-cuts are so addictive! the time was cut more than in half, and i love that! thanks for the great info on all the different types of pre-cuts out there. i love your work. :)

  88. aprilrosenthal says:

    Thanks for your suggestions! I just made my first project with precuts…so much easier than cutting all those tiny pieces!

  89. Christine Thomas says:

    I’ve only bought a couple of precuts….and haven’t used them yet. One day…famous last words.

    Question: if a charm pack is one of each in a line, how come the numbers are different for jelly rolls and layer cakes?

    ….pick me pick me pick me….

  90. Jodi says:

    I LOVE precuts and I LOVE your patterns. ooxx`jodi

  91. Jen says:

    Thanks so much for your post about precuts! I have been wondering about them and their sizes so this was fantastic! I think one of the most frustrating things about quilting can be the cutting. So, so, so excited to give precuts a try!

  92. highwaycottage says:

    I love precuts, especially charm squares, It a great affordable way to see all the prints in a line. I wish my local quilt shop stocked them more ofter.

  93. Sheri Whiteley says:

    Thank you so much for the precut advice, I love it! I am a precut NUT! I collect Layer Cake’s, charm Packs, & Jelly Rolls, and then I can pick the fabrics I like so I can buy them! Sometimes it hard to cut any of them up because there so beauitful! For me the precuts are each to use with a pattern or a print of a block just place them how you want them to look or move them around until you know where you each colored piece. Love those PRE-Cuts.

    I would love to WIN anything and everything from you or your fabric line. !!! Thank you for being YOU.
    Sheri

  94. Rebecca Woods says:

    I am so addicted to Jelly Rolls. My collection just keeps growing and growing. And I looove charm squares too. I love that precuts are your favourite too because your patterns rock!

  95. Lynn Osborne says:

    I haven’t used precuts but your description encourages me to try them. I have spied some jelly rolls that I would like to try. Thanks for the chance to win!

  96. Louanne says:

    The “Citrus Punch” gives me hope that spring will soon arrive! I love the runners, as much for the fabulous fabric choices as the adorable patterns. I am so glad my friend sent me your blog!

  97. lissa says:

    i heart heather

  98. treasa says:

    I will have to get the ruler. I have never thought of cutting the pinked edges off the charm squares. I really get frustrated that the don’t line up properly. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. Robin says:

    I love precuts…I don’t think I would be quilting without them. Thank yoiu so much for designing patterns that use them. Hope you have a nice week.

  100. Sharlene says:

    I’d love to win a pattern. I have two precuts just waiting for inspiration. You’ve given me some now.
    Thanks

  101. Terri says:

    Pre-cuts is becoming my way to go. I love just the collecting of the fabric line and the thrill of working with these new fabrics. Instant gratification!

  102. margot says:

    This blog and the patterns have totally inspired me to give these items a try! How fun and absolutely gorgeous!

  103. Sandy G says:

    I have never tried precuts, but I think that is my next project. I love your blog and love your patterns, cannot wait to get started. I just bought your book Ankas Treasures, beautiful patterns. I guess I will end up with each book before I am done.

  104. Pam A says:

    I love all your tips about the pre-cuts. I have lots to learn, but I just made a table runner from charm squares and the entire project was finished in hours, not days. It’s nice to see all of the fabric line but in just a smaller version. Thanks again.
    pam1228@aol.com

  105. Amanda says:

    I’ve never used precuts before. maybe I’m wrong, but the fact being that they’re precut, doesn’t that limit how the fabric can be used?

  106. Tracy P says:

    I think of using the precuts as sort of like using a cake mix…quick, easy, and still yummy! I love that you are creating patterns just for them-sometimes you just want to make it quick!

  107. Nancy says:

    I think that pre-cuts are the perfect thing for some projects. Of course they don’t work for everything, but I really want to start using them more especially since I struggle with cutting! Thanks for the greats hints and tips.

  108. Sequana says:

    Precuts are the best thing! And the more there are, the more patterns there are for them. I made a flimsy from a flannel JR the other day that you would never guess is from that source.

    I saw Joanna from Fig Tree talk about the edges when she was on The Quilt Show. She said they expect you to use the outer edge of the pinked point, so that’s what I do now.

  109. jo says:

    I didn’t think I would but I love precuts!! I just made your Square Dance pattern fromthe Livin’ Large book over Christmas break for my daughter. I cut it out in about a half hour! What a time saver. By the way, she LOVES the quilt. I love not having all the left overs from buying fat quarters…I also love that the gal at the counter doesn’t have to grown when I say…”Quarter yard cut of all of them please!”

  110. Judy says:

    Thanks for all of the great tips. I have my first “JellyRoll” waiting to be used into one of your quilt’s. It just started to snowing for the last hour and from the looks of it it isn’t stopping soon. Perhpas a cup of coffee and a few of your books to look at for a perfect morning. Love your photo’s you post.

  111. Chelsea says:

    Thanks for all the info. I’ve never worked with precuts before, but you’ve inspired me – you and those gorgeous jelly rolls. Love your fabric btw. I’m planning a new quilt and am trying to decide between Cottage Charm or Rebel Roses. Can’t wait to order!

  112. Michelle F. says:

    I love the charm packs because they are a low cost way to explore a new fabric style or color way. Not to mention all the cool patterns ( like yours ) that are out now on how to use them up so we can buy more!

  113. Jo Anne says:

    The quilts you showed in this post all look so perky! I have not done much with precuts yet because they always seem so expensive and seldom get marked down. They have been tugging at me, so I am bound to try them before long. Once I start, I expect to be hooked.

  114. Jan says:

    I haven’t tried pre-cuts before, but it sounds like the way to to. I love the idea of having so many different color for such a small $$ amount, AND have it all coordinate. LOVE your patterns!

  115. Mary-Kay C. says:

    Thank you for all the info on pre-cuts. It sure comes in handy. I have used charm squares and jelly rolls and have had problems with the width of the strips in a jelly roll and found that when I measured it, it was slightly bigger than 2.5″. I wish I had known that sooner but I compensated for it and my quilt came out just fine.

  116. Barbara says:

    I’ve just recently started to buy jelly rolls and layers cakes. I’ve made a couple of table runners with them and do enjoy them. As you said, you get to the fun part of sewing quicker! Next, I want to try to make a quilt with them.

  117. Shannon says:

    I’ve never actually worked with precuts, but I love to look at them. They are so neat and pretty. I would love to win a book or pattern so that I’d have an “excuse” to buy some precuts.

    Thanks for the explanations!

  118. Cathy McMann says:

    Thanks for the tips. I like the precuts too but have wondered how best to treat the pinked edge.

  119. Emily says:

    I enjoyed reading your tips about precuts. They’re what got me into sewing and quilting in the first place! Love them! Also love your patterns. Thanks!

  120. Pat says:

    I love working with precuts and I’m so glad to have patterns coming out that use them. Our local quilt shop lets us use their Accucut so we can use up some of our stash with these patterns too!

    Please enter me in the drawing. I’d love to try a these out!

  121. Kathleen says:

    I love the precuts, and the fat-quarter packs. It’s wonderful to be able to sample so many fabrics I may not ordinarily buy in yardage. Unfortunately, I may soon need to find a job in order to support my fabric habit!

  122. Carmen says:

    I love the idea of the precuts. I’ve bought several, but haven’t used them yet. I know, what am I waiting for?? How about a new book or pattern by a great designer to get me started?!

  123. A Betty says:

    I like the charm packs for minatures. Layer cakes and Fat Quarters are nice sizes too when you need a variety of color. I don’t like the jelly rolls because you can’t cut anything wider than 2 1/2 inches and that’s really limiting. Fat Quarter shop does a nice job of combining fat quarters into smaller packs of coordinating color.

  124. Julianna says:

    I love pre-cut stuff. I finally used it this year for the first time and my life it totally new!

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  126. Denise Dobek says:

    I love the precuts. Makes getting to a project so much quicker. Also like to have all the fabrics in a series and not have to buy yardage. They keep coming out with new sizes too which makes it all the more convenient and interesting.

  127. Shirley says:

    Thanks so much for the tips, especially the short cuts ruler. I made a lap quilt with a jelly roll and have two more projects started, one with charm squares and one with jelly rolls. I have cut out the apron and potholders from your pattern. I really like the pre-cuts and being able to get one of each in the line without buying fat quarters.

  128. Corey says:

    Awesome tips!! Thanks so much! I adore working with all these adorable precuts and you have answered some of my questions! =)

  129. Tammy says:

    Love the tips you shared. I’ve never purchased a layer cake before, only charm packs. i’m glad to know i’ve been doing a few things righ and i also learned some things too! Thank you.

  130. Mary says:

    I am using a jelly roll for a project at this time. I sure liked the speed of cutting my 2 1/2 inch squares. What I am not crazy about is that there sure seems to make a lot of extra lint. Be sure to clean out the bobbin area when using these. It is better to vacuum out the area, don’t use canned air!

  131. vanessa says:

    um i loooove moda pre-cuts and you can see my rag rug i just made out of it on my blog!
    http://adayinthelifeofthechristensons.blogspot.com/2009/02/tutorial-rag-rug-and-moda.html

  132. Vee says:

    Thank you for the pointers, I had no idea what these gorgeous little bundles were used for, other than collecting them! Thanks again. :D

  133. Linda says:

    This is so cool. You answered so many of the questions I had. I love the patterns. I really need these.

  134. Katie says:

    Wow, I am just getting into quilting (my mom does it) and I think I am already in love with your blog. Thanks.

  135. Lesley says:

    I have had a jelly roll for about 6 months and no idea what to make with it. Thanks for your information. I would love to make Gigi Girl, so please include me in the giveaway.

  136. Ruth says:

    I love charm squares!!! I haven’t used the other pre-cuts, but probably will some day. Please add me to the drawing.

  137. Alison says:

    I recently began collecting these precut packs, I love them for all the reasons you listed. Beautiful quilts!

  138. Nancy says:

    I discovered Moda precuts, a Jelly Roll to be precise about 2 months after I started learning to quilt. Since then I have learned to love them (It wasn’t hard). I did have to experiment a bit with the pinked edge but found that if I left just the tiny bit of points showing it worked out perfectly. They are so versitile and come is such a wide range of collections that they cover virtually everyone’s taste in fabric. I haven’t tried a Layer Cake yet but plan to soon. Thanks for all the great tips. And thanks too for a chance to have one of your books. I noticed there are a lot of Nancy’s so I will sign this Nancy Jo (in Utah) lol.
    email is teenietaters@msn.com. Good luck everyone!!!!

  139. Anne says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! please add me to the drawing!

  140. Vickie says:

    Precuts seem like an amazing way to own a little bit of each amazing fabric. It’s one way that I can justify spending some money in a quilt shop, when I look at how huge my stash has grown. Thanks for sharing the tips, I will remember that. Thanks also for your generosity to share with us all. Pick me, pick me :)
    Vickie

  141. Anne Simonot says:

    I have just started to use pre-cuts. Bought my first charm pack. Looking forward to trying them out in some different ways!

  142. Angie says:

    I heart precuts too. Way too much fun. Candy for my sweet tooth. love your patterns too!

  143. Sharlene K says:

    Precuts are such a convenient way to get a fabric fix!

  144. Natalie says:

    I *LOVE* precuts, I have quite a collection going & am always on the lookout for patterns using them. I love your fabrics and patterns, they are just AWESOME!!

  145. Alexandra says:

    Hello, I love the pre cuts in all the sizes available. You get to have the latest ranges and see whether you want to play with bigger pieces. It is economical and soothes the fabric gorging tendencies that I have!! :-)
    I have recently purchased quite a number of jelly rolls and layer cakes all because of your great book “livin large” and “let the good times roll”. Excellent, honest you just jump in and away you sew!!!!!!!!!!
    thank you Alexandra

  146. Baba says:

    I just recently got my first precuts not knowing what to make of them. It was great because the nearest fabric store is 4 hours away and I didn’t have much fabric at all. I got a pack of charms and some fat quarters. This helps. thanks you.

  147. DianeH says:

    Hi, thanks very much for your post. It has taken
    my fear away, I seem to be the only person who hasn’t yet used pre-cuts. I’ve used fat q’s but nothing smaller but I will now. Again thanks and also for your generous draw.

  148. Bev C says:

    Thank you for a very imformative post. Plus the chance to enter your comp. is just a bonus. I hope you have a wonderful relaxing weekend. Happy days.

  149. Katy says:

    I am a new quilter, and I have already learned to love precuts! Great post!

  150. Patti M says:

    I too just love these adorable little pre-cut bundles……I can’t get enough of them. Thanks for your tips :-)

  151. Melanie says:

    I have only ever worked with charms, but I loved it! so quick and easy! Also wanted to let you know i LOVE your Rebel Roses line…I am trying to find it online (the brown with the flowers on it especially).

  152. Ruth says:

    I love the pre-cuts! You can get such a variety of prints for applique. I just bought 3 Moda scrap bags and they are wonderful!

  153. Jocey says:

    I ave only bought charm packs but I like using them. Great to see your tutorial on using them. Great tip on lining up the two rulers. I absolutely would love to win one of your books. I skipped off an afternoon of work to go to the next town to get your book Fat Quarter Cottage before I found out you were doing a giveaway on your blog.

  154. Julia says:

    Hi Heather,
    thanks for the tipps to cut Charms & regarding the alignment of those pinked edged! {I’m so glad that the “Double Takes 3″ pattern allows to trim them…I am always a bit unsure to get the 1/4″ s. a.}.
    It’s easy: I LOVE precuts…fq (yep, they count, too), lc, cp, jr , you name it… ~ I recently ordered some new Honey Buns…well, I’m not sure about what to do with them but I’ll definitely try them.
    Until now I love fat quarters & Layer Cake most, because I find it easier to play with (planning my own quilts) ~ I’m not confident enough to make my own Jelly Roll pattern so I’m more than glad that there are so many great patterns out there. The other problem I have with Jelly Rolls is, that they are so pretty rolled up that I don’t want to open them ;o)
    Hugs, Julia

  155. Robin Chapa says:

    I loved your post about precuts. My favorites are jelly rolls…. I’m *kinda* obsessed with them :) But I have been stuck in a rut w/ my favorite pattern and I’m eager to try something new. I love everything about jelly rolls… that they are pretty, little, tied up w/ a bow and are calorie free!! Thanks for having a give-away!! And thanks for your blog– I love it!

  156. Debbie Cameron says:

    Holy jumpin’ cow! I hope your Sweet Life is one of the books you’re giving away. I love that pattern. Gotta get me some ric rac & get out those charm packs I’ve bought and get crackin’. You’re got me motivated!

  157. Kimberly says:

    I find that after I complete a large project that I need a little instant gratification project to do before I tackle another large quilt. That’s where I love and use charm packs. I can whip up a nice table topper with little effort and cost. I’ve recently become addicted to jelly rolls too. There are starting to be so many nice jelly roll patterns out there and the cost of one jelly roll versus a fat quarter bundle is a lot easier on the check book and it makes the husband happier too! :0)

  158. Carol says:

    I have purchased several precuts over the last year but hadn’t actually used them. After reading your tips and sensing your enthusiasm for them I am inspired to start sewing. Your quilts are so pleasing to the eye and I imagine to touch also. Thanks

  159. Rebecca in Tennessee says:

    I received a moda charm pack for my birthday and have been wondering what to do with it….thanks for the ideas….

  160. Patty says:

    I love precuts- charm packs are my favorites….They make fun bags!
    Thanks for the info on where to sew with the pinked edges, I’ve often wondered about it.

  161. Sinta says:

    I hadn’t thought of the 2 ruler technique before! I am always learning something new when I read your blog! Thanks. I love buying those jelly rolls etc… “collection sampling”. I have your fat quarter book, charm square book & a couple charm patterns… and the layer cake book… a plethora of projects with endless possibilities!

  162. Juli says:

    I’m always fascinated by jelly rolls and charm packs but I never know what to do with them, thanks for the tutorial.

  163. Sherrie says:

    I love the pre-cut packs! So far I’ve only used the charm squares but I’d love the chance to use some jelly rolls. I loved your tips and tutorial!

  164. Carrie P. says:

    Thanks for all the info. It is so interesting what can be made with those precut packets.

  165. Jeanne says:

    I love precuts and I agree they can be addicting.

  166. nicolerl says:

    I have used charm packs many times, but have yet to break into any other precuts. I have a few jelly rolls in my stash, and want to break into some honey buns. SO FUN!!! I have been wanting a few patterns.

  167. Lisa says:

    Love you patterns! I really enjoyed hearing your tips for charms and jelly rolls. After seeing how easy it is to use the short cut ruler, I’ll have to get one…thanks!

  168. Mary Lou says:

    As always, very helpful tips. I love the pre-cuts, just bought some charms and a jelly because I couldn’t decide on which fabrics I wanted, so hey, let’s get them all!

  169. Leslie L says:

    Your patterns/books have turned me on to precuts and I think I’m addicted! I love that you provide options for the precuts and fat quarters. Thank you for the tips–the ones about the pinked edges are especially helpful. And I definitely want to get one of those June Tayor rulers.

  170. Christina D says:

    I have a few charm packs and have not yet cut into
    them. Having your pattern would help me get started. The precuts are a sure way to get a great
    looking quilt. I can’t wait!

  171. Becky Coykendall says:

    I love your patterns. They’re so fresh and interesting. Have purchased several, but would love to win some too! I’ve purchased several jelly rolls and charm packs that I have yet to use.

    Becky

  172. Cindy Dickinson says:

    I also love the precuts. I just bought the sweet life book and am deciding which quilt to make first.

  173. Cat Wilson says:

    I heart the Moda Pre-Cuts too….especially the layer cakes, 1 or 2 layer cakes, and a little bit of background and a queen size quilt will quickly come together. I just finished 2 versions of your Square Dance from the Livin’ Large Book…one from Hemming House (last year’s Moda) and the other from Swanky. Both turned out absoutely fab! And they look so different, just based upon scrappy corners vs planned (all matching). Totally amazing that book is.

  174. sue says:

    I also love those little charm packs and the fact that you can get a quilt sewn up so quickly with them, for value you can’t get much better than this.

  175. candace says:

    What perfect timing for this tutorial! I just purchased a charm pack & can’t wait to use them!

  176. Jocelyn says:

    I wrote a comment last night, but it didn’t show up. So I am writing again. I love your patterns. And thanks for the hint about using two rulers for cutting. I have recently purchased my first layer cake and was concerned about cutting. Love charm packs.

    Thanks for your blog. I enjoy the reading.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogs

  177. Linda says:

    This was really one of the best responses and suggestions for all the precuts I have seen. I fell in love with the first charms when they came out, but not the others, then it was like a light bulb went off!! If I dont know what I want to make but love the fabric I get some of the precuts and then pick one I love for a binding…… and saves shelf space too I find!! Time save, space saver, and thinking saver – just get ‘em!!!

  178. Tamara says:

    I love working with Moda’s precuts. I have not seen the Sweet Life in local stores. So pick me.

  179. Perry says:

    Thank you for your article on the precuts. It has really helped me picture them in a better light.

  180. Rose says:

    I like using charm packs for applique work. Sometimes you just need a small piece of fabric. Also you get a chance to look at a fabric line and then you can purchase coordinating fabrics for your quilt but you get to see what matches first.

  181. Susan says:

    I really enjoy reading your tips.

    Thanks

  182. Bonnie in Tx. says:

    I love your patterns and will be making on of your table runners next. Moda’s precuts are great. I use charm packs and jelly rolls. I need to try the other precuts.Thanks for showing how you cut and sew with these. Bonnie in Tx.

  183. Angel says:

    I just ordered some precuts after spending hours of standing and cutting. I am also not the most adept cutter, so it makes my life easier… Can’t wait to give them a try…

  184. Christine says:

    Hi. I am a huge fan of pre-cuts. I love collecting them and making them into beautiful projects. Your pre-cut patterns are great. I have made 4 of your Crossroads Tablerunner.
    Christine

  185. Chris Braun says:

    I am almost exclusively using precuts myself now because I love using as much of a coordinating line as possible in one quilt but as a stay at home mom of 3, can’t spend as much per quilt as some of the “scrappy” fat quarter quilts use. I have used several of your patterns (fat quarter too) and love them all! Chris from MN.

  186. carol says:

    I’m a “late-comer” to precuts (unless you count fat quarters) but have been teaching my grandkids and the layer cakes work so well with their varity, the six year old can sew the “big blocks” with no cutting, and produce an “I did it” in an afternoon and the 12 year old can cut into 5” squares and 2 1/5 inch strips for a more intricate tablerunner, but also finish in a weekend.We all feel good!

  187. Amy says:

    I really enjoy the precuts because it allows me to get a sampling of the whole line at a fraction of the cost. I have used jellyrolls and charm packs and would like to try out the layer cakes. Love your patterns!!

  188. Jolene says:

    Thanks for this post. I’ve been wondering what you would do with these different precuts. I’ve never ventured and tried anything……yet. It would be fun and a good way to get coordinating colors. I am not very good at picking fabrics but this would certainly make it much easier for me!

  189. Sally says:

    You have to clean your machine real good after sewing with a jelly roll. All that fuzz and lint end up in the bobbin area. Other than that I love using them.

  190. Karen M says:

    thanks for the great tips, especially about lining up pinked edge and 1/4 inch seam … just recently got a jelly roll and am anxious to find a pattern ot use it on … karen ca

  191. Stacey says:

    Thanks for the great tips. I am going to give pre-cuts a try. :)

  192. Angie says:

    Yes! I love the precuts and I love all of the fun new tips. I just ordered a shape cutter and can’t wait to try it out. I would also love to try some of these great patterns.
    Thanks, Angie

  193. Karen W says:

    I agree with your reason #3 to use precuts. I sometimes have a hard time putting fabric together and need some help deciding what goes together. I wanted to use the same fabric you used on your cover of your book Fat Quarter Cottage and unfortunately, it was fabric you used 3-4 years ago. Still working on deciding what to use that looks as great as the one you used. I read your tip on binding but would have liked to see how you do your corners in the bindings. Keep up the tips – they are real helpful.

  194. Alice Mattern says:

    I love the Moda precuts, too. Most of my class samples are made from Jelly Rolls, Charm Squares or the Layer Cakes. Whatever, will I do with my stash of “regular fabric”?

    Heather, your hints & tips are always great!

  195. Sharon says:

    I’ve been working with Charm packs and Jelly Rolls. Love them!! The work of picking out fabric is already done!! Love you table runners!!

  196. BethAnn says:

    I love using pre-cuts. Mostly because it makes choosing colors so much easier. Now the hard part is actually choosing a pattern.

  197. Kathy O'Sullivan says:

    Thanks for the great info about the “pinked” edges. I cut some charms in half last week to make flying geese. I cut squares to sew on the diagonal to make the sky. I couldn’t figure out why there wasn’t enough over lap in the center for the top quarter inch seam………if only I had read this last week before I “chopped the charms” to know that they are a “scooch” wider.

  198. Tish says:

    Amazingly helpful!

  199. Sandy says:

    Love the pre-cuts, saves so much time. And what a treat to win one of your patterns. Thanks for the tutorial and especially the tip about using 2 rulers for cutting charms in half…will use that tip next time.

  200. carol broughton says:

    I really like the pre-cuts, I find that they are a real time saver and it’s great to get the assortment of prints in one package.

  201. Shelly Barker says:

    The June Taylor ruler is my favorite when working with the Layer Cakes and the Jelly Rolls.
    Looking forward to adding a new table runner tomy collection using the Rebel Roses-stunning!

  202. dorothy says:

    thanks for your little tutorial! i love all the pre-cuts and have been collecting them for awhile but i was having problems with the pinked edges –your tips will really help.

  203. Shelly says:

    I love precuts. I have several charm packs. Its a great way of viewing the fabric without buying a ton of fat quarters. I have made a few quilts using jelly rolls and layer cakes and they came out wonderful. Thank you for all the tips. It would be great to win your book as I am always wanting to try new things.

  204. Karen Holland says:

    Thanks for all of the tips.I love precuts, they make life easier! Thanks also for the chance to win!

  205. Elaine says:

    Thanks for all the tips, Heather. LOVE the Gigi Girl pattern, so please enter me in the drawing. Keep up the good work!

  206. Bettina Elliott says:

    I had been wondering about the tips of the pinked edge & if it is or isn’t included in the 1/4″ seam. The pix are great too. Thanks so much for your ideas.

  207. Sandra says:

    Thanks! I just stumbled on your sight (thanks ask.com). A lifelong sewer, but never of quilts, the hard and fast rule is always, always preshrink. Bought a jellyroll and couldn’t figure out how to prewash – you answered the question! Though it makes me a little nervous to break such an ingrained habit! Your GiGi girl quilt in the photo is incredible! Love your use of bright colors! I’ve noticed there seems to be a trend in the stores toward neutral/subdued. I love your take better!

  208. Jamie says:

    Thanks for the tips on NOT prewashing jelly rolls. I just bought a jelly roll on eBay — got it for a great price. Bought matching Moda fabric on eBay for an even greater price — $4.99 for two yards. Just got the yardage — it smells like it’s been in a smoker’s home. I was going back and forth — wash the yardage and wash the strips, don’t do it, yadda yadda — now I think I’ll just make my quilt, then wash it when it’s done. Thanks for the great advice — please count me in on the drawing — love the “snail tracks” quilt with the jelly rolls!

  209. Pat C says:

    That ruler is new to me…thanks for sharing & the pics are great.

  210. Sharon Eisen says:

    I am new to pre-cuts so I found your tips very helpful. The quilts are beautiful!

  211. Cindy Bireley says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE precuts. I was hesitant at first b/c I had the mind set that it was “cheating” but once I used them I was hooked! Bring them on, I say!

  212. Sandra T says:

    WOW! Someone who loves color as much as I do!! I can’t say you’ve created one piece I don’t love but Pretty in Pink, Buttercup and Gigi Girl are knockouts. The settings in which you photograph your works of art are also spectacular. I just want to dive in there and escape the day to day grind! I stumbled across your site purely by accident, it’s like a mini-vacation. (by the way, the kids are cute too!) I have to admit that though I have probably purchased almost a dozen jellyrolls, I haven’t used a single one of them. Though I’ve been sewing for almost 30 years, I’ve spent most of my sewing hours as a costume designer and I’m a little intimidated to join this new world of quilting. Being a bit perfectionistic I’m afraid of being unhappy with my first attempt. The jellyrolls are so gorgeous on their own, I hate to mess them up!

  213. clare Schmidt says:

    Love precuts, especially Moda. Thanks for the pinking edge tip. I just bought your Living Large 2 book and I am sooooooo looking forward to making quite a few of those quilts and the tree skirt.

  214. Julie in NM says:

    Just love the pattern using jelly rolls. Would love the directions if available. I’m sewing for Quilts for Kids and the need teen boy quilts. With the right fab…this quilt would be perfect. Dont you agree? Julie in NM wjgnh@juno.com

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