Size Matters! or does it? up…


I hope everyone is enjoying this HOP…Moda is so “cool”  organizing these hops so we all  can get to know each other a little better and then all talk  about our newest fabrics!  Then they give  us prizes to give-a-way!!!  Don’t forget to check back to the Moda Blog to print the pattern with ALL of our blocks!  I am sure it is going to awesome!  Today I am posting with 2 other great Moda designers…here are their blogs…Kathy Schmitz Studios   &    Minick & Simpson so hop on over to see what they got going on and maybe win their prize too!

I am supposed to talk about how size matters….well… I was thinking about this as I was driving…and guess what pulls up beside me?  A big o’l truck wrecker…the one that picks up disabled trucks and brings them back home safely…and as I am thinking about the blog hop and wondering what I am going to write about…I noticed this on the the truck…Size Does Matter….securedownload so I had to snap a pic of it for the blog post…lol…this could only happen to me…now don’t scold me for using my phone while driving…I wasn’t texting I was being a photographer…So here are my thoughts on SIZE…if we are talking quilts….I like tiny pieces and then I also love big clunky quilts like the last book I did..Flannel Gatherings.  I think size is a very personal matter and is as far and anything else…I am glad there are all kinds of sizes…would the world be boring if there was only one size???


Now for the blog hop I made this little quilt….Click Here  For the block I made the 18″ quilt that we were supposed to make…A lot of the designers have just a little trouble following directions…do you know why?  They are way too creative…they can’t keep focused for that long and their mind reads something…anyway I made this quilt using a 3″ block…here are the measurements…A  4-1 1/4″x 2″    B  4-1 1/4″x 2″ and C 8-1 1/4″x 1 1/4″  as they are not listed on this chart for the block pattern…

Now I want to share with you the other quilts made from the same fabric line as my mini quilt.  The fabric line is called Floral Gatherings and then there is also Floral Gatherings Shirtings…This is super cool to have the extra 20 prints to work with.  I am showing a close up also so you can take a peek at how they all were quilted…they are all so beautiful…The quilts kits and patterns can be purchased on our site Here

If we don't look at her maybe she won't see us here...
If we don’t look at her maybe she won’t see us here…

So go size up that project you are working on and finish it so you hopefully can make a sizable dent in your fabric stash and then can go and purchase more Moda fabric!!!

Please leave a comment if you want to win one of the 8 prizes you Moda and I are giving away… They are a surpize so you better comment if you want a chance at these great prizes…Let me know what you favorite “size” of fabric is to buy….Mine is half yards and 5″ charms..



Theresa's tulips...quilting by Linda Hrcka...notice the 1 renegade quilted block?
Theresa’s tulips…quilting by Linda Hrcka…notice the 1 renegade quilted block?
close up of square dance...quilted by Linda Hrcka
close up of square dance…quilted by Linda Hrcka
close-up of penny candy quilted by Valerie Krueger
close-up of penny candy quilted by Valerie Krueger
Close up quilting of Square Dance Dark....Quilted by Valerie Krueger
Close up quilting of Square Dance Dark….Quilted by Valerie Krueger

Theresas Tulip Square Dance Square Dance Dark

Join us for the rest of the Size Matters Blog Hop September 4-16, 2013 for even more fun and inspirations!

September 4, 2013

Laundry Basket Quilts
French General
Zen Chic

September 5, 2013

Bunny Hill
Basic Grey

September 6, 2013

Jan Patek Quilts
Pat Sloan 
Sandy Gervais

September 9, 2013

Deb Strain
Barbara Brackman
V & Co.

September 10, 2013

Kate Spain
Me and My Sister Designs

September 11, 2013

Kathy Schmitz Studios
Minick & Simpson
Primitive Gatherings

September 12, 2013

Fig Tree & Co.
Malka Dubrawsky

September 13, 2013

Blackbird Designs
Cotton Way
Stephanie Ryan Design Studio

September 14, 2013

Kansas Troubles
Aneela Hoey

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

307 thoughts on “Size Matters! or does it? up…

  1. Funny how you dont know what to write and then inspiration pops right up! Thanks for the block pattern.

  2. I just love all you do. Your blog is very first one I started following. You have really turned me on the the fun of quiliting. I just love the new line. It is so light and airy. Thank you so much for the time and energy you put into this blog…

  3. Thanks for the block pattern as it looks like a fun one to make. Love your new fabric line & thanks for showing your new quilts made with it.

  4. I love all sizes, but prefer FQ and strips; find them the most convenient. Thanks so much for sharing

  5. I have purchased fatquarters, and charm squares. Will purchase anywhere from 1 to 3 yards, depending on the
    type of project that I hope to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Perfect photo of that saying on the huge truck. What timing! : )
    LOVE what you created–such a sweet little quilt, and so pretty in your new line of fabric.
    I have to add that I love the dark version of Square Dance very much!!

  7. Gorgeous quilts! My favorite sized fabric to purchase would be fat quarters. I haven’t really ever considered buying half yards but that may be something I should consider next time I shop!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Half yards are great because you have enough of a print, but allow for more prints in a lap size quilt, the more the better! But I buy charm packs all the time in order to have a bit of all of it!

  9. Love the shirtings in your new line, great background fabrics. I typically don’t just buy fabric unless I have a plan for it but I do like fat quarter bundles, it’s fun to see a line in a bundle!

  10. Love the quilts- they all are lovely. I like FQs and charm packs. They are small enough that I can buy and not feel guilty!

  11. Size doesn’t matter – I love it all. LOL After many years stocking up on fat quarters to give my stash some variety, my thoughts turned to charm packs and larger cuts; I just bought lots of Primitive Gatherings 1/2 yds. at the Hershey show. Love ALL your designs!

  12. Beautiful! And to answer your “size” question, I seem to mostly buy fat quarters. Love that scrappy look!

  13. These are all great quilts. Love both fabric lines. Really difficult for me to walk past a line of good shirtings. Size does matter, and in addition to needing to make something smaller once we have given everyone we know a large quilt, smaller often gives us that new challenge for technique perfection.

  14. THanks for all the eye candy! My favorite size is Fat Quarters. I love variety. Next would be Charm packs, then 3 yard cuts. You can get most of a backing from a 3 yard cut, or all of a backing for a baby quilt!

  15. My favorites are charms of all sizes, snippets & fat quarters. Now I want to go fabric shopping! You are always inspiring.

  16. Yes yes yes, size matters!! No matter what Size quilt you are making, take a bit of time to make sure the Size you Cut is the Right Size for the pattern. I sometimes think if I took all the time I had used on mistakes, I’d have time to make another quilt or two! Just my personal confession..Jan Harritt

    Sent from my iPad

  17. A half of a yard is what I usually go with, but then it’s never enough. And, darn those adorable mini-charm packs that are so fun to keep wrapped up.

  18. I would say that fabric of any size is appealing to me. I have a ton of charm packs so I guess that would be my choice. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. I am telling you, you and Linda are a match made in Heaven. Your quilt design and her quilting design are fabulous!!!! I did find the renegade tulip block…loved it! I also, love that Moda reprints some of your fabrics so I can buy it in one yard pieces. Yes, I said one yard pieces…..can you really ever have too much? I don’t think so. Kristy

  20. My favorite size is a fat quarter as I like variety. For practical purposes, I probably should buy half yards.

  21. Beautiful, beautiful quilts! Thanks for all the photos and the pattern for your block. I like to buy 1 yard cuts, mostly, but some charm packs and jelly rolls sneak their way in from time to time :-))

  22. i love the small stuff and my best fabric size is 1yd. i always by a yard even if it call for less that is how i had to my stash. I have MS so when i can get my husband or sons and daughter inlaw to take me to the quilt shop its just great i make quilts for the sick to show them that people still care when they have no one. I love to see there smiles

  23. I can’t wait for this fabric line to come out – it’s lovely! I like to buy fat quarters or half yards and who can resist those adorable little Moda candy precuts. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  24. If my goal is to make a scrappy quilt I like to buy fat quarters or half yard pieces. I like the variety I get. If I can afford it I like to buy 1 yard pieces.

  25. When I first started quilting I bought fat quarters …… then I started to buy 0.3 meter (1/3 yard) …… but that was never enough so I moved up to 1/2 meters ……. then, if on sale, I started to buy full meters ore even two if I really liked it …. I guess the real answer to what size I like best would be: As much as I can!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  26. I love all the precuts, but especially jelly rolls and fat quarters. I find these the most versatile. Love floral gatherings. Thanks for your inspiration.

  27. Lately I buy at least a yard and I love charm packs. I’m in love –scratch that–addicted to your designs and website.

  28. I usually buy fat quarters because I love scrappy quilts. I do enjoy those little fabric packs ( 2 and 3 inch) that you sold in your store way before Moda came up with their candy packs. They are great for mini quilts which I love to make.

  29. Love the tulip block! I buy all sizes. I love charms and jelly rolls, but in yardage, half yards are the way to go.

  30. When I see a fabric I must have, but no specific project in mind, I always buy a yard of it! And I keep track of where I bought it, so I can always get more when I figure out how I will use it!

  31. Thanks so much for the eye candy, and great fabric line! My favorite is 2 yards! You never know when you need it! I have charms, jelly rolls and FQ stacks, but have used more charms in quilts. I’ve only used one layer cake so far. Thanks!

  32. I just love the pattern and the tulip quilt on your blog. Size matters and depending on what type of quilt I make I buy different sizes of fabric. But most of all I like eights, so that I can include a lot of different fabrics in a quilt and do not have to make quilts using the same fabric again and again.

  33. Love the your patterns and fabrics! Especially the Square Dance quilts in the neutrals. I buy more yardage than packs, although I have a couple jelly rolls, FQ stacks, and charms.

  34. I remember playing with whirlygigs! All sizes blowing in the wind – thanks for the inspiration to re-create such a wonderful memory. Always love your fabric – hard to control which size to get though – I want it all.

  35. My favorite ‘size’ to buy is 2 yard cuts and here’s why: Sometimes I just really like the fabric but have no ‘use’ for it at that moment. But I know that is time I will and that’s when I congratulate myself at being smart enough to splurge. I also love the weight in my bag as I carry it out the door. I’m a gatherer; what can I say?

  36. Fat quarters are my preferred size for fabric because I love to make scrap quilts and lots of fat quarters gives me lots of variety.

  37. Lately, I have been collecting a lot of charm packs and fat quarters. It gives my pieces interest and sparkle due to the variety of fabrics. Thanks for the block and the chance to win some goodies!

  38. I like to buy 1 yard or 2 yard cuts or a fat quarter bundle. That seems to be enough for a full size quilt which is what I like to make.

  39. Love your designs. Right now I’m buying 2/3 of a yd. to make my own 10 in or 11 in and the left over will be saved for a strip quilt squares

  40. I am a new quilter and so far when I buy fabric it is “by the yard”. A quarter yard would definitely be the smallest. I find myself buying 1/2 yards a lot because I am always scared of running out…….

  41. The yard is my go-to size of fabric. Love your renegade tulip! What a fun way to inject some sassy personality into a quilt.

  42. Love the little pinwheel quilt out of your new fabric line….the tulip quilt is so cute especially since I helped make some of the blocks and all the gorgeous quilting….guess I just love it all. If I really like the fabric I buy 1/2 yd or 1yd. Thanks for taking part in the Moda blog hop.

  43. Hi Lisa, I love charms too, and size depends on how many and much I like… so either 1/3, 1/2, or 1+ yds. I love your designs and color ways! Thanks for sharing!

  44. I also like charms, but love fat quarters too. Your dogs are gorgeous~! Thanks for the chance to win a surprise.

  45. I like to buy fat quarters and charm packs. Lately I have expanded to 1 yard cuts. Thank you for sharing your quilts… Love the tulip quilt.

  46. When I fall in love with a new fabric have to really convince myself that I do not need the WHOLE bolt. Love the new flannel gatherings line.

  47. I am with you on the half yard pieces, but I also love layer cakes. I don’t know why but its a great size that shows the print, but is small enough to be easy to deal with!!!

  48. My favorites are charm packs and FQs. I rather have alot of scraps are small pieces of fabrics to creat a unique and scrappy quilt than one quilt with just a few fabrics.

  49. Love your mini-quilt. Nice use of those pretty, tiny whirlygig blocks. My favourite cut of fabric is fat quarters — and lots of them!
    Debbie R.

  50. The size of fabrics I get depends on the type of fabric – of course background fabrics I usually get 4 or 5 yards, but for other fabrics I go from fat quarter to 1/2 yards. I’m really liking scrappy quilts – the more fabrics the better. I also cut all my left over or scrap fabrics into 10″, 5″, 3.5″ and 2″ squares and of course I have strips boxes too.

  51. My favorite sizes of fabric to buy is either a Fat Quarter or a half yard!!! I just LOVE those quilts and that pillow!!! Wow!

  52. I love your mini quilt!! I’m partial to Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls, but I pretty much will use anything I can get my hands on!!

  53. Well, my favorite size of fabric to purchase is one yard. In precuts, I LOVE jelly rolls and layer cakes!! I am thinking I need to shrink my favorite size to 1/2 yard like you, so I can decrease the size of my stash! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

  54. Love all your “gatherings” collections. I’m an appliquer so I always went for small pieces. Around here in Lancaster County, PA most of the shops won’t cut anything smaller than 1/2 yards, so that’s what I collect. If I have a project in mind and love a collection, I’ll go for the Layer Cake. That gives me a wonderful selection and the size is great. I thank Moda for all their fabulous pre-cuts.

  55. I started with Fat Quarters, but now find myself stashing half yard and one yard cuts. Then I ponder, “What if I make a baby quilt?” A baby quilt would need a yard and a quarter for the back. I usually round up to one and a half yards, “just in case”. Then I “go all in” and get two yards!

  56. Floral Gatherings is great! I really like the Penny Candy quilt – it’s going on my list! I recently purchased a Desert Roll – I think it’s become my new “Favorite Cut”. Thanks for the little quilt pattern – so cute . . .

  57. I have never used jelly rolls, charm packs, or layers cakes. Busy sewing your wonderful wool kits…I think the charm packs would be my favorite, sweet & small 🙂

  58. I was right! I just knew I was going to love whatever it was you came up with for this fun hop! I’d have to agree with you that my favorite cuts are 1/2 yard and charm packs. Thanks so much for sharing your little quilt!

  59. OMG!!! I LOVE your Square Dance Dark!!!! I have to make myself one of those!!!! Thank You Lisa for all the GREAT inspiration!!!!

  60. Love your patterns and I love fat quarters and charm packs but I do buy 2 yard pieces of fabrics i really love!

  61. Reblogged this on Babs Blog and commented:
    Love your creativity, and yes, I found that 1 renegade (stipled) quilted block – there’s always one in the bunch:-). My favorite sizes are yards, 1/2 yard and 5″ charms. Love Theresa’s Tulips.

  62. Love all the blog quilts. I like to buy 1/2 or 1 yd pieces. That’s down from 3-5 yds when I used to do whole cloth quilts and clothes. I hate to run out of fabric and I seem to add more blocks to any pattern I am doing or cut something wrong. So I try to plan for my incompetence by getting a smidge more fabric than called for. (If I can afford it!)

  63. LoveYour mini quilt sooo cute! Love your fabrics. Sadly i will miss your patterns n fabrics since there b no I nternational quilt show in Cincinnati Ohio.

  64. love your dogs, i do love anything grey(or blue grey), i also love the quilt they are laying on so discreetly.

  65. Being a newbie quilter I am trying to build my stash. I usually by 1/2 yd cuts……..1 yd if I really love the fabric. Thank you for sharing!

  66. I started out buying FQ bundles, but i found that often they weren’t cut on the grain or they were skimpy. You can only get two 6″ squares across out of a 17″ FQ. So now I buy half yards if like a fabric or i buy a charm pack plus one yard when i just want a taste.

  67. I love fat quarters. you can have so many lovely fabrics and not spend too much! And when they are all from the same line – they are so fun to arrange and work with!

    1. I love square dance blocks so much but am way too lazy to make many of them!! Great inspiration quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. My favorite way to build my stash is in Fat Quaters….but I am really thinking 1/2 yards are new way to go. 🙂

  69. I think my favorite “size” to purchase is 1/2 yard pieces. I find that FQ just aren’t large enough, so I’ve started picking up fabrics I like in half yard cuts.

  70. My favorite size of fabric to buy is quarter yards, and 5 inch charms, because I make so many “mini” quilts or scrappy quilts. I love, love, love your little pinwheels! Adorable! And Theresa’s Tulips are charming! Thank you for your great fabrics, great patterns, and of course, the wonderful give-aways. I would love for this to be my lucky day 🙂

  71. Love this post and love all the quilt examples you posted!! My favorite size I think is fat quarter bundles. I’d love to win your surprises!

  72. I usually buy half yard cuts and fat quarters. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts & thanks for the chance to win.

  73. I seem to have a lot of charm squares around here but I’ve got drawers of fat quarters! You keep me pretty busy between your wool block of the week projects and yummy kits.
    I love your little quilt project! Can’t wait for Floral Gatherings….both lines.
    Thank You Lisa.
    Kathy Garms

  74. What size I buy depends on the project. New scrap, charms or fat quarters. Batik, at least 1/2 yard. Looks interesting as border, 3 yards. If I just like it 1 yard! Love your blog & web site, wonderful for after work destressing.

  75. That is so funny the way that truck with “size does matter” was next to you. I love what you did with your block. Thanks for the chance to win a prize and for sharing your quilts. Square dance is quite intriguing and the tulip one is so pretty. I usually get two yards (or more if needed) when I’m buying yardage and I love to collect fat quarters to add to my stash.

  76. I like 1/2 yd cuts, and fat quarters. Haven’t got into charm packs. You are so inspiring. Thanks so much.

  77. Your fabric and patterns and Linda’s quilting = talk about a winning combination! Size matters when it comes to buying fabric — large prints usually mean a half yard but small prints (like your beautiful shirtings) warrant larger pieces — just so versatile!

  78. My favorite size to purchase is a “jelly roll” …. That way you get a little of everything in a new line of fabric. Or if it is something that I REALLY love, then 7 yards of fabric is a safe amount, because you will never run out … LOL!

  79. My favorite size is a half yard cut followed by a quarter yard cut. Love the new fabric line. Can’t wait til it is available for order! Can’t wait to visit your booth next week in Atlanta!

  80. I can’t believe you saw a truck with “size matters” written on it – that is way to weird. Size of the fabric stash matters! We need lots to choose from!

  81. I buy mostly half yards now. It used to be one yard pieces, but I really don’t need pieces that large for scrappy quilts. Scrappy is what I love!

  82. I usually buy 1/2 yards, sometimes more if I think I might want to use it as a focal fabric or borders

  83. I love these fabrics and quilts! I am especially smitten with the tulip quilt!! I usually purchase 1/2 yards and 2 yards for borders. I also pickup jelly rolls for some quilts but I haven’t really become comfortable with them yet. Cute pups!!! Cheers, Colette

  84. Well, the more the better, so in this case I like the small size charms packet so I can have a bigger choice in my stash (read bigger size stash)!

  85. I prefer to purchase half yard pieces. In addition usually 3 yds for borders. I so love your tulip quilt and shirting fabrics! Kathy V

  86. My favorite size fabric cuts to purchase: 6 – 6 1/2 yds for wide borders that have a big print to match. This has gone up since I’ve been sewing for queen sized beds. Maybe 4 yards for sashing. 1/2 to 1 yard for something I might like in a scrappy quilt. Your 18″ quilt is a treasure.

  87. Oh, my, I’m not sure I have a favorite “size” amount of fabric to buy. If I love it I but a lot of it. I’m always afraid I will end up not having enough, so if there is 8.5 yards left on the bold I’ll buy it. I figure that I will use it in the front, the backing…pillows, whatever. As far as blocks go, I’d say my favorite size to make is a 12″. I tend to love large quilts. I have dreams of making small quilts, but they are just dreams at this point. I know that logic says you can make way more small quilts than large ones, but I love to cuddle in the quilts, see them on beds, hanging on racks around the house, used as table clothes, etc. Like you said, life would be so boring if we all loved the same size things. Thanks!

  88. I LOVEEEE the black and tan quilt. Think it’s what I am looking for to do a wedding quilt for my granddaughter!!! The boys are getting big!

  89. I love buying almost any size of fabric, but tend to buy mostly fat quarters. They are just the right size for making small wall hanging size quilts. I also like how nicely they are folded – easy to mix and match within a fabric line, or with other designer’s fabrics. Thanks for always coming up with such creative projects. I am so glad I found you and Primitve Gatherings!

  90. Looking forward to the pattern Square Dance arriving, its on my to do list. A favourite fabric size would be yards, but that’s not necessarily how I buy it 🙂 What beautiful dogs you have and they match the quilt so nicely!! Many thanks for the quilt block pattern.

  91. *I think my original comment disappeared,
    Love the Square Dance pattern, can’t wait until it is available, (hope the dogs come with it when I buy it :). My favourite fabric size is yards, but that’s not necessarily how I purchase it.

  92. I use to like to buy fat quarters or charm packs but I have so many….I stopped and now I buy 1/2 yards and If I really love the fabric I buy 3-4 yards. Your fabrics are soooo wonderful ….I love them all. Keep up the good work.

  93. I tend to purchase 1/2 yards as well although if I really like it I have been known to go for a yard or two! I also like jelly rolls as it gives me a collection in a very usable size. I do love your fabrics they seem to be right up my alley!

  94. I use all sizes, but lately I’ve been gravitating towards layer cakes. Of course, fat quarters are the best, because they can be cut up into lots of precut sizes!

  95. Luv luv luv your posts. I buy whatever size if feel at the moment. I kinda like 1/4 yard cuts over fat quarters tho. jmh

  96. Love, love, love everything, I am a huge fan of your mini’s but have to say am very drawn to the larger quilts also.

  97. Love the fabrics but if I can’t win fabric I would take a pup or a quilt!! The mini looks great and the square dance looks like I might have to make one. Thanks Lisa!

  98. Wow! Amazing how one line of fabric can provoke such a range of color and emotional impact when placed in quilts. From dark and powerful to light and spring like.

  99. Your block is wonderful…thanks for sharing the smaller sizes. If time and money were no object I would make at least half of the quilts you shared with us! Fabulous work. I tend to buy fat quarters but am rethinking that plan. Maybe 1/2 yards would be better. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  100. I prefer buying fabric in at least 1 yard cuts, if I really like it I buy as much of it as I can. I can always cut it down myself

  101. Size matters on fabric depends on quilt or just in the stash! I do love fat quarters for scrappy quilts! If like it may get 4 yards! I’m fabric aloholic!!! Lol!

  102. Thank you for the chance to win. I am new to quilting, so I buy half to two yards. I don’t really have a stash yet but I’m slowly working on it!

  103. I love your small quilt, especially the way you reverse the light & dark backgrounds. I like to buy at least 1 yd of fabric, if I really like it and can afford to. Thank you for all you do.

  104. What a beautiful quilt!! Thank you for the directions! My favorite size of fabric to buy is a half yard.

  105. I watch the size matters video of everyone displaying their blocks and quilts it was so funny. Hope I win one of your surprises.

  106. My favorite sizes of fabric to buy are charm squares and one yard pieces! They make great quilts 🙂 Your quilts are beautiful 🙂 You have talented quilters too.

  107. I usually buy 1/2 yard fabric unless I am so absoluately in love with the fabric then I buy 1 yard or more. Love the new Floral Gatherings fabric line but that doesn’t surprise me because I love, love, love just about everything in your shop especially wool applique. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  108. just finishing your block of the week . all the fabric is so pretty together. I love scrappy quilts. Your booth was so impressive at quilt expo. in madison.

  109. That is a great block you contributed to the hop, and really like that quilt you made using it. Think I might just make it in the same colors as yours. The new Floral Gatherings fabric line is so pretty! I also, like 1/2 yd. cuts; but do have fq’s, layer cakes, and charm packs in my stash too. When I buy the charms or cakes, I try to get some yardage in at least two of the fabrics for borders and binding.

  110. I have charm packs and layer cakes on hand and when I find a great pattern I’m ready to tackle any size of quilt. Thanks for the chance to win a prize!! Love your quilt examples!

  111. Beautiful fabrics and the quilts shown are just gorgeous. If I could afford it, I would buy the 1/2 yard fabric bundles. Sadly, I can’t so when I can I buy the fat quarter bundles. I would prefer the 1/2 yards though.

  112. My favorite size is jelly rolls or 1/2 yard cuts. Fat quarters never seem to be big enough to do anything with.

  113. I buy fabric by the 2 yards if I love it, it’s too difficult to balance at a larger size, and 1 yard if I need it to complement a project. Recently I’ve fallen in love with charm packs with a matching jelly roll.. they make a much more *affordable* way to get an entire line of fabric and make a nice size for paper piecing!

  114. I love the cute half yard cuts you sell at the quilt shows, especially the buy 5 get one free! I’m beginning to love charm packs, both the teeny and 5 inch. They are ready to go when the spirit moves and make a spectacular quilt or other project

  115. I love buying precuts like jelly rolls and charm packs. If I buy yardage I like to buy at least 1/2 yard if it is for my stash.

  116. I love Love LOVE fabric…all colors, prints and sizes!!! I have quite a collection of charm packs and fat quarters but I probably have just as much yardage too! Thanks for the blog and the pattern, have a blessed day!

  117. I’m new-ish to quilting, but I’ve been sewing my whole life. So, my favorite amount of fabric to get is 1 yard pieces so that I have enough. (that probably doesn’t even make sense! But I do love 1 yard cuts!) I’m just starting to collect fat quarters and 5″ charm squares, but haven’t made anything with them yet! My “inner quilter” is anxious to burst forth and finish big a project!

    1. I love the new fabric line. Do you have the tulip quilt pattern for sale? I didn’t see it. I have used all the different precut sizes and half yards. I like working with all the different sizes. Thank you for the chance to win!

  118. I love the new fabric line. Do you have the pattern for the tulip quilt for sale? I didn’t see one. I have used all the different precut sizes and half yard cuts. I like working with all the different sizes. Thank you for the chance to win!

    1. I love your new fabric line. Do you have the pattern for the tulip quilt for sale? I didn’t see one. I have used all the different precut sizes and half yard cuts. I like working with all the different sizes. Thank you for the chance to win!

  119. My favorite fabric size to buy is still the fat quarter. It’s surprising how many quilt patterns can be made with a few FQs! I enjoy your blog.

  120. The wrecker photo is too funny! Fabric cuts depend… just really want some with no plan in mind – half yard, really like 2-3 yards, and like you, I have a weakness for charm packs.

  121. My favorite size is 1 1/2 yards. That way I can always use it for the back of a baby quilt if I don’t need it for another project.

  122. Love the pattern and fabrics. I love to buy 1 yard increments but if I can’t afford it then I will buy 1/2 yard(especially if I am buying an entire line). Thank you for everything you do.

    1. Love your fabric. I have used all precut sizes and half yard cuts. Love to use all of them. It depends on my projects and patterns as to what I use. Thank you for the chance to win.

  123. Hard to pick a favorite, it just depends…usually a yard, unless the bolt is about gone, then i just say, ‘I’ll take it all”! Lately am drawn to the layer cakes because the combinations are so lovely and makes for some choice in how I use it.

  124. Love your new fabric line and I am anxious to see your new book. I love all sizes of quilts but I am really starting to make alot of small ones to set around the house as accents and to hang on the wrought iron stands. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  125. I tend to buy 1 yd fabrics. Then I either cut them up for quilt tops or use them as backing for baby quilts. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  126. I like 5″ charms to check out the fabric and pull my favorites and then I will by a yard or half a yard of the ones I like.

  127. I tend to buy fat quarters mostly because you can get so much variation for your money that way and they stretch so far. When I see something I particularly like I buy half yard or full yards.

  128. thanks for the chance to win .. My stash is large, so now I buy half yards or charms to add to it. I can’t wait to get my hands on your new shirtings.

  129. For some reason, I always seem to buy the fabrics I really like in 3 yard increments…that just seems to be the magic number for a possible quilt back or large piecing.

  130. I tend to buy fabric is one yard cuts. That’s usually good. I also love charm packs, although I have just bought a few of the mini charms with the thought of making a stamp quilt. I just love the quilt your dogs are on; it’s a winner.

  131. I generally buy one yard cuts. Although, I’m finding that is not enough. I need to supersize those one yards.

  132. If I like a whole line I love to get a fat quarter pack. If I LOVE it I pick up a yard of each just to be sure. Thanks!

  133. I usually get 1/3 yard cuts lately unless they are texted prints and then I get a little more. I also love 5″ charm packs. Thanks for the chance to win fun surprises!

  134. I don’t usually go for a lot of brights (the blue tan, ecru combo had been my fav in this line) until I saw the deep yellow, magenta, green and brown in these fabrics. Fabulous. I am a new quilter so not sure what to buy yet. The fat quarters are so appealing. But last time I bought I bought a yard of each print.

  135. Lisa, these new fabrics and patterns are simply gorgeous. I love 1-2 yard cuts……one can never have enough stash and you never know what you might need in a pinch 🙂 Thanks for always introducing us to something new.

    1. I love your mini quilt! I’ve been looking for the perfect pattern to make a holiday quilt using charm packs, and I think I just found it! I’m going to upsize the block to 9″ to make the best use of the squares. Thanks so much! Oh, and my favorite cut of fabric is charm packs – I love being able to try out an entire line without a big financial commitment. I then go back and get 1/4 or 1/2 yards of my favorites from the line.

  136. I love 1/2 yard cuts and to purchase Charm packs, 3 yard cuts and love Jelly Rolls and Fat Quarters. Oh I love all of it… And Anything Moda
    Thanks for the chance at the drawing.

  137. Looking at my stash it must be layer cakes, fat quarters and 2 1/2 yard pieces of yummy or excellent basic fabrics. What will I buy of your new line? Lots…just like the others.

  138. I love your new fabric line and patterns. Theresa’s Tulips is one of my favorites. Presley and Jeter sure are lucky pups to get such a beautiful quilt to lay on.

  139. I like that you are a rule follower. I tend to be too and wonder if I am sometimes squelching my creative ‘energies’ because I’m so concerned with coloring inside the lines. :p

  140. oh you have so many beautiful fabrics out now, I will never be able to get them all! and the gorgeous quilts and projects you have created with them is wonderful! I at least try to get a charm pack so I can enjoy most of the fabrics that I love,but I have been known to hunt for months for a fabric that I missed out on; some of which I’m sorry to say I never find. Is that what they call a fabriholic? I can’t help it I just love making things! Have a great weekend and thanks again for the wonderful inspiration!

  141. Ohhh, What a gorgerous “Tulips Quilt”, mmmhh yumi. My favorite size is FQ, so I can sew blocks on many of subtle shades. Love your blog & blocks. Thanks

  142. Lisa, that is just crazy unreal seeing that wrecker truck ! Glad you didn’t get a ticket ! they seriously give those here in TX … a good thing too …
    Love the Floral Gatherings, just my style ! My fav fabric size is 1 yard, but I love layer cakes and jelly rolls too. Size does NOT matter – ALL fabric is good ! Thanks for sharing with us, as always !

  143. They are just beautiful! As always.
    Favorite size would be 5″ charms.
    Thanks for all you do.
    Suzie J.

  144. You don’t know how many times I wished I bought more fabric than the fat quarters I use to collect. One fabric will stick out in my project so I will head back to the fabric shop only to find it was everyone else’s favorite too. Now, I will buy half yards just to make sure I have a little extra and swap any extras with other quilters or friends. Great way to build a stash…

  145. I usually buy fat quarters or linear quarter yard cuts as I love lots of variety in my quilts. I love the tulip quilt. It reminds me of a quilt I saw at Green Gables on Prince Edward Island.

  146. What wonderful quilts using your new fabric line! My favorite size of fabric to buy is 5″ charm squares. I love how it gives me a chance to have a piece of each fabric in the line, and then I can supplement with larger pieces of my favorites from the squares.
    Thanks for continuing to try to get this post done and getting past the computer obstacles!

  147. Beautiful quilts! Love the fabric! My favorite cuts are fat quarters and jelly rolls. Thanks for the chance to win!

  148. I usually buy fat quarters and if I really like the fabric, I go back and buy a 1/2 yard cut. I absolutely love your fabric! I just made a Mystery Quilt using 3 of your Seasonal Little Gatherings charm square packets! It’s very scrappy and I love it! It’s at the quilter’s right now and I can’t wait to get it back. Love your website too! SOME DAY I am going to come and see your quilt shop!!! HUGS… and stitches

  149. Lisa,
    This is a challenge for me. What size of fabric should I buy. I often buy fat quarters but this really isn’t enough to make any big project. I like scrappy so the smaller pieces work for me.

  150. I to buy half yards of fabric. My second favorite is a charm pack. Thanks for the chance to win fabric.

  151. Half yards are a favorite, fat quarters are fun, and if I really love a fabric, I get at least 3 yards!

  152. If I am buying fabric for SMALL PROJECTS (pillows and embroidery) I like fat quarters. Otherwise 1/2 yard and one yard is usual. I AM getting into precuts now, charms, 5″ squares and jelly rolls.

  153. My favorite quilts are scrap quilts. I tend to buy a yard of everything I pick out since I’m always thinking of 2 or 3 different quilts that I might use it in. If I plan to use the fabric for a background or a backing, I will buy 4-6 yards. An exception is 1930’s repro fabrics. With those I tend to go with fat quarters just because it means I can buy more of them 🙂

  154. I love your block, and the new fabrics from Floral Gatherings. Will you have a new book also – Floral Gatherings?
    I love to buy half yards, unless I love the fabric, I get 2 yards, and borders sometimes 3 yards.
    Right now I am collecting hexies, love these little packages. Do you think I can machine stitch them?

  155. I’ve come to the conclusion size matters….with the cooler weather I went to my jeans…nope the size 10 does not fit…yeeks!! I love jelly rolls and dessert rolls…I like yardage…1/2 yard cuts to 2 yard cuts. Thanks for participating in the blog hop Lisa and for the chance to win some ‘gatherings’ fabrics…luv, luv, luv your Snowman Gatherings line.

  156. Love your blog…love the tulip fabric..used to by fat qtrs of a am lovin charms, can get my fix, easy to add stash if needed…thank you for consistent inspiration, don’t know how u can get so much done:-)

  157. Thank you so much for the chance to win some of our beautiful fabrics…. I am keeping at least 1 charm pack of all of your lines in my stash, “just because”! (But don’t worry … I buy more to play with!) I have one other line that I do this with, because I just can’t imagine not having them to look at and “dream design”.

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