My New Favorite Book

Posted by Gailen Runge on Jul 23rd 2018

As the Creative Director at C&T Publishing and an editor/author who gets to write and compile content for our fabulous projects, I undoubtedly should not pick favorites.

But it's really hard not to.

And I love Quilting with Precuts Handy Pocket Guide! It's so helpful for working with precuts in any quilt and for picking blocks to use. And it's really cute and bright. (It makes me happy.)

The front section is all about precut basics and helpful hints, such as descriptions of standard precuts, how many precuts you need for different quilt sizes (a whopping forty-two mini charm packs will make up your queen quilt, or you can use three precut 10'' packs), and tips for using precuts. It also includes cutting information for fat quarters, precut 10" squares, and charm squares, as well as easy half-square triangles.

The back section is a collection of twenty-five blocks you can make from different precuts, including step-by-step instructions. I had so much fun putting together the block section! And while it covers some favorites, such as Snowball and Sawtooth Star, it adds in both easy and charming options, like a pinwheel variation called Snowflake (inspired by a quilt made by Amanda Murphy) to make with either precut 10" squares or 2 1/2" strips.

You'll also find a wonderful two-for-one with Jo and Kelli Kramer's Dutchman's Puzzle and Ohio Star. From two precut 10" squares or two 2 1/2" strips, you get one 8" x 8" Dutchman's Puzzle block and one 6" x 6" Ohio Star block.

And how about Sherri McConnell's Charming Tulip!

I hope you love this great tool as much as I do!