Time-Saving Precuts, Beautiful Designs

Time-Saving Precuts, Beautiful Designs

Posted by Alice Mace Nakanishi on Jun 22nd 2016

Do you need some time-saving options in your quiltmaking? Think about using precuts—those lovely coordinated fabric packets in sizes such as 2 1/2˝ strips, 5˝ squares, and 10˝ squares. Then be inspired by what you can do with precuts in the ten dazzling quilt projects presented in Make Precut Quilts , a new addition in our Make booklet series. Savvy quilt designers offer unique ideas to take precuts to new levels.

Amanda Murphy creates a bright, colorful, three-dimensional effect in Stairways, which incorporates precut 2 1/2˝ strips in the making of its full blocks and variety of partial blocks.

Rachel Griffith uses precut 5˝ squares in Summer Sorbet—an array of solid squares in simple Nine-Patch blocks punctuated by starry bursts in coordinating prints.

Sweetwater’s elegant quilt Master Suite uses precut 10˝ squares—along with some precut 1 1/2˝ strips—to give the illusion of movement with easy-yet-innovative “twisted Four-Patch” blocks.

See all ten precut projects in Make Precut Quilts ! (Want to make the quilts incorporating your stash fabrics? No problem. Most of the projects include fabric requirements using yardage or fat quarters.)

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