Being creative with the “rules” made me laugh…that is SO how we roll! Your new line is stunning, especially those reds. AND shirtings too, wow, I am swooning. So many possibilities, so little time…loving this blog hop.
Well, shoot…I liked the first post, but being able to see more is even better! I usually buy half yard cuts, unless it’s something that I really love, then it’s a yard. Unless I think it would be a good border, then 3 yards. Unless I think I will never find that exact, perfect color again…then I buy a bolt! Haha!
I have to say I really enjoy these blog hops! I always learn and see something new. My favorite “size” for fabric to buy is half yards and layer cakes…love a large varity of fabrics.
Enjoy your day,
I love the precuts, but I have a hard time deciding on how much fabric is enough when buying yardage. I recently bought 10 yards of solid white, thinking I might use it in several upcoming projects. We’ll see about that. I usually buy at least a yard of theme fabrics and maybe half to just a fat qtr of coordinates. Doesn’t seem like I ever have enough for what I eventually decide what to do! that having been said, I’m at no loss for fabric! What I need is the time to sew!
I love your block and the quilt you made for the blog hop—my favorite so far! I like to buy half yard cuts of fabric unless it is a really great deal and a basic fabric that I can use a lot as blenders or background…..in that case, I buy at least a yard or two. Of precuts, I love the fat quarter bundles and layer cakes. Jelly rolls can be nice but they do limit you a bit to the pattern you can use. Thanks for the chance to win a surprise!!
This blog hop is so much fun! I love to buy fat quarters. Pre-cuts are my favorites. But if I am really in love with a fabric I will buy at least a yard. I wouldn’t want to run short on my favorite! Thanks for sharing in this great blog hop.
I agree with you–buying half yard pieces are the way to go, unless I really love the fabric and then will buy 2 or 3 yards of it. Charm packs are great, too, for variety. I love that Primitive Gatherings sells so many half yard cuts of fabric at quilt shows. See you at Road to California in January!
I do half yard cuts mostly. They call me the scrap happy quilter in our group. I love your fabric designs and colors. Thanks for sharing your block and the eye candy of the quilts. And thanks for a chance at your give a way.
I usually buy fat quarters since I don’t really have a sewing space and it makes it easier to store. Then of course, I’m kicking myself when I need more yardage of a particular line and I can’t find it LOL! Love your new floral line and that flower quilt is just beautiful!
I often buy fat quarters so I can buy more variety at a time, but I really love half yards better. It’s fun to try to be frugal with the stash, but I hate to have to order again if I really fall for something! Lovely shots of your quilts!
I really love getting the fat quarter bundles and half yard cuts! Must say that my favorite line from Primitive Gatherings is “Little Gatherings” for the warm, rich and toasty colors! So beautiful, I think I’ve bought all of it there is left!
I love a one-yard cut of fabric, and the charms. Can’t resist buying one yard, always looking to save some for another quilt or a new quilter to give her ideas. We have to pass on the bug – quilting bug that is!
Oh Lisa I love the colors in your new line. The tulips are so cheerful, I’m going to need to make that one! I still love to buy fat quarters and usually without something in mind, habit maybe? But I’m really loving kits now too, for the quilts I do have in mind! Thanks for a chance to win!
If its “cute” a fat quarter, if I “like ” it 1/2 yard, if I “love” it at least two yards with some coordinating fabrics. For Primitive Gatherings the whole line in fat quarters or half yard ties up with a ribbon! Thanks for the great blog hop. What fun!
I’m a yardage kind of girl — bigger is better, right? Although lately I have found a few collections where I like just about every print, so I’ve bought layer cakes as a more affordable way to have it all. You can do a lot with 10″ squares.
Love the close ups…always looking for ideas on quilting my quilts. As far as size goes, if I like a fabric 1/2 to 1 yard. But if the fabric is really calling to me (screaming out to me), I gotta get 3 yards… Oh, and I have been addicted to charm squares since they hit the market…but I don’t use them unless I absolutely have to. They look way too cute in a basket in my sewing room.
I love the tulip quilt! It just looks happy. I buy a lot of 1/3 yard pieces. They’re handy for scrappy quilts and applique. But if I really like something or it looks like a great background, I get yard between 1 and 3 yards. I honestly have to admit to not having many of those!
Hi, Lisa this blog has been fun, I like to collect fat quarters, (not a body part hee hee) my quilt group gives two fat quarters to each B-day girl and we end up with 14 fat quarters on our B-day, thx BarbConboy
What a great Blog Hop this is, I am really enjoying it. I watched the Schoolhouse video with the designers showing their blocks, it was quite funny. Thanks for your block pattern. I love the quilt you make from the block, it is so gorgeous! I love the colors you chose and how they play with your eyes when you look at the quilt, like the blocks are turning, it is great. Thanks!
I often buy small pieces because I like scrappy quilts but if it’s something I really like, 3 yards it is. I also buy 5 to 7 yards if I think it will make a good backing fabric. Your new line is wonderful!
Love the quilt you made with your block(s)! My favorite ‘size’ of fabric to buy is at least 2 yards…I hate to run out! I also love the precut charm squares where you get all the pieces of a fabric collection. Thank you for the sweet giveaway!
I could hardly wait for your post and I was not disappointed! When I first starting quilting, I mainly bought FQs…can you believe that? Now, I never buy less than 3 yards. I have learned that if I like something, it will not be around a year from now!
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After many years of always buying half yards, I’ve finally managed to scale it down to fat quarters or 1/3 of a yard unless I think it would make a great background or border…then I bump it up to a yard or 2. Love the new line Lisa and can’t wait to get some!
I usually buy 1/2 yard cuts from your booth at Road to California, or 1 yard cuts. If it’s something I love, I have been known to buy 3-5 yards. You know what they say….if you love it you better buy it cuz once it’s gone, it’s gone forever!
I love your fabric line and the floral shirtings are just too cute. Gotta have some of that!
My favorite size to buy is 1 yd cuts if I like a fabric or fat quarters. It all depends on the project.. But if I really, really, really like a fabric I will purchase 3 yd cuts, but this is so very rare
I love your block also. And now I think I am going to have to get me some or all of your shirtings. My favorite size fabric to by are 1/2 yard cuts and I am just getting into the jelly roll. They can be a lot of fun to play with.
I love 1/3 yard pieces. They seem large enough to do some piecing with and wide enough for applique. If I REALLY love the fabric, I get a 3 yard cut. Perfect for the longest borders or enough for a 2 or 3 fabric quilt!
I also wanted to le tyou know that I love your fabrics and patterns!
Just love love love the new fabric line. Can hardly wait to get my hands on it. Love your new wool flannels too.
I am the fat quarter queen…….edging up to 1/2 yards now. If I really like a fabric I usually buy a 2 yard cut.
When I get home I always write in the salvage where I bought it and date so if I need more I know where to start.
If the salvage doesn’t have the fabric line info on it I try to cut off a piece and make a note on it and stitch it to the corner so I have a reference in the future.
Love your block. Thank you. If I love the fabric it is 3 to 6 yards. If I like it I buy 1 yard. If I love the whole collection I but 1/2 yard of each and at least 3 to 6 yards of two different fabrics in the line.
My favorite sizes of fabrics depends on my intended use. I have a tote full of 2-1/2″ strips. But if the new fabric says border I but 3-4 yards. If it says background I buy 5-6 yards. And of course backing is at least a 9 yard cut.
I don’t really have a favorite size in the fabric line but usually buy half yard cuts, or fat qtr bundles. Also there are the charm packs in a certain drawer in the sewing room 🙂 The quilts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
In the past, I have always bought fat quarters. If you are in a hurry and don’t want to wait to have fabric cut, they are easy to grab and go. I love applique so small pieces are great for that too. I like using lots of fabrics in my quilts, usually, so with small cuts, I can afford more pieces! Love charm packs too.
My favorite cut to buy has been the fat quarter; however, I recently did a project with a layer cake. I like the fabric colors in your Primitive Gatherings prints. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric, Lisa.
Lisa thank you so much for the great pictures. I always look forward to seeing you at quilt shows. While at long beach my daughter blessed me with your collection of perl cotton threads. They are beautiful…I love them. I use to buy fat quarters and half yard cuts which thru the years I have quite a stash. Now I am leaning to charm packs and jelly rolls…BUT there are those fabrics that grab m heart and I can live without, so I get three yards. Thinking of backings…maybe
Hi Lisa, I love to buy charms and either 1/3, 1/2 or 1yd depending on how much I like the fabric and how many fabrics I like! Also, I love your quilt designs! FYI, sorry if this is a duplicate, I thought I entered a comment earlier in the day from my iphone and came back to get the pattern on my computer, but don’t see my comment posted among the many, so I re-entered in case I did it wrong from phone. Anyway… thanks for sharing!
I just love buying all of the sizes. Love the jelly rolls and 5′ charms and layer cakes. See, so hard to pick a winner. When I am in doubt and really love a fabric, I buy 3 yards. Love all your fabrics and patterns. Doing the “Warm Winter Blessings” quilt now and have done many of your patterns and love them all.
If I really like a line I’ll buy the FQ assortment … plus additional of a specific pattern I like for a border/backing. Lately though I’ve been doing stuff with multiple charm/layer cake packets … very versatile. LOVE all these quilts and enjoy seeing how different just a colorway change can make one look. GREAT post!!
Oh where to begin………I just loved the tulip quilt! The shirting fabric makes my mouth water. When I buy fabric I tend to purchase fat quarters. For no particular reasons. I will buy a nice boarder print for someday in 4 or 5 yard pieces. I like jelly rolls too and I have to say the little 2 1/2 inch squares are hard to resist .
My favorite size used to be fat quarters. But after sewing for more years now, my fave size to buy IS half yards, charms, or layer cakes. Your new line is so scrumpcious. I’d love to have it join my stash!
Lisa I just wanted to tell you how much I admire your work. You create some of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. Your fabric lines are always at the top of my favorites list. Right now Snowman Gatherings is my fabric of choice and last year it was your Seasonal Gatherings. Miniature snowmen, pumpkins, candy canes , crows and sheep are such a delight in your fabrics! Thanks for sharing your talents with us. P.S. You have some fabulous people representing you at the quilt shows. Super friendly and knowledgeable, great choices!
Hi Lisa, Size matters to me. Right now I am into doll size quilts and love your new 3″ block quilt. I have enjoyed viewing the different quilt blocks. I like to buy 1/2 yard cuts to be sure I have enough for the little quilts to go with my antique dolls.
I like half yards, but I’ll get a yard if it’s something I really like. You have to buy it when you see it, or you won’t find it ever again– companies are rarely doing second printings of fabric anymore.
When my pocketbook allows me to purchase what I really want, the “yard” cut wins…..when the pennies are tight I buy “fat quarters”.
Love your blog (and you publish exactly the right amount…I was out of town when you asked this question & I would have been too late with my answer) and luv your patterns & fabrics.
You GO girl 😛
I usually buy half yard cuts unless it is a fabric I think I’ll definitely want more….so will buy 1-1/2 yds to 2 yds. I like to buy a charm pack of each new fabric line so I can have them for reference to buy additional yardage in the line. I love all of your fabrics and enjoyed meeting you in Paducah this year! Lana
I used to get quarter yards but now half yards are the best.. I would almost always wished I had bought a half yard, so that is my new rule.. loved the shirtings and all the fabric.. While in Wausau I bought some of your new flannels.. They are soooo soft.. Thanks and good luck to all,
I usually end up with 1/4 yds ’cause scrappy quilts are still my favorites. Building a stash of small prints & 30’s prints. But then again that’s not written in stone since many online stores allow only 1/2 yd minimums (no local quilt shops where I live). Love the quilts shown here.
I love charm packs and fat quarter bundles. The possibilities are endless and especially with the charm packs, a lot of cutting is already complete.
Love the quilt that the dogs are testing. Good quilts are always quality-control tested by pets – a requirement!
Ohhh, I don’t remember what I wrote to you… but…..I hope you count me in. Thanx for your generous offer of the lovely fabrics. It’s amazing how creative you are. Don’t know how you design these lovely things…. very inspiaring.
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