Day 11…Needful Things

12 Days of Christmas 11One of the things I am going to do differently this year for Needful Things is…. I’m going announce all the winners on Christmas Day…It will be kind of like opening a present and maybe create some anticipation like Christmas did as a kid…So remember to leave a comment at the end of each posting for a chance to win…in this post tell me about your favorite project you made from a precut and anything about which precut…expl…Like you made a bag using 2″ precuts using Seasonal Little Gatherings…they do not have to be my precuts…but just a little info about your favorite thing from any precut fabric..If you don’t remember the line of fabric thats ok too…just anything you can offer …I promise this year there will be lots of great prizes.  We will give away 6 Precuts on this post!  Which one will you win?

This Needful thing is all about Precuts…What can I say…I LOVE precuts….I am going to try to design more with them, but I think they are great stash builders and they allow you to have a little bit of everything line of fabric you like or we at Primitive Gathering cut our own precuts of all sizes..2″, 2 1/2″ 3 1/2″ 5″…tumblers, mini thimbles…and then we package like all blue fabric, all shirting fabrics or 50 light prints and 50 dark prints in one precut package…and so on…Precuts are so NEEDFUL!

ALL precuts on our site are ON SALE 20 % OFF with the exception of only two…Lakeside Gatherings and Primitive Muslin Flannels from Moda…these are too new to have on sale…I also don’t want anyone UPSET with me if they just bought them and now they are on sale!!!  BUT all the precuts that Primitive Gatherings cuts and packages are ON SALE 20% off…Like those 50light/50 dark CHARM packs …any size or shape, like the 5″ for the triangle papers in the last post…All on sale…we will adjust the price when we process your order…I didn’t want Judi to have to reprice them all on our site!!!

We have a whole section dedicated to Precuts on the site or come in the store. Click PRECUTS  to shop online. Here are some photos of the many lines…Some are brand new to the shop!  Get them while we still have them supplies may be limited on some!

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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!

264 thoughts on “Day 11…Needful Things

  1. I just finished a signature quilt using your 5″ black charms in between each snowball sig block. I’m so excited to get the binding on . It was such a quick & easy way to include a large variety of black fabric.

  2. I love adding precuts to my stash, last year my daughter bought me ( 2) jelly rolls – batiks, one lights, one darks I used them for a log cabin quilt. It was fast with such wide strips, but really turned out great! I made my daughter a great fall jacket out of woolies flannel charm squares – went together quickly, was a joy to make

  3. I have just finished a square within a square quilt using a charm pack and a mini charm pack from a Kansas Troubles fabric range. I Just loved working with precuts.

  4. I have made a couple throws using jelly rolls. One I donated to quilts of valor. Precuts are such a time saver and great to collect for your stash.

  5. I make a lot of baby quilts to give away. Five inch charms soon so well in many baby patterns that I almost always start with them when deciding on the quilt layout. Thanks for a chance to win!

  6. I made a quilt for my granddaughter and one for my grandson using layer cakes. It was so much easier to cut those smaller pieces from a ten inch square than a big piece of fabric.

  7. My favorite precuts are charm packs. My most favorite charm pack quilt I’ve made with Bonnie & Camille charm pack leftovers and the pattern is X-Rated by Carrie Nelson.

  8. I really enjoyed Short And Sweet by Kim Diehl kit I purchased at your shop. 5 inch charm packs added great variety!

  9. I love to make quilts with pre-cuts – layer cakes, charms and mini-charms! I am still working on the Summer Block of the Week – love this quilt. It will hang in my living room soon!

  10. I used a package of Primitive Gatherings precut tumblers in blues and tans to make a table runner – perfect for January when I need something between Christmas and Valentines……………

  11. I found a beautiful and very sweet pattern in the Mods Bakeshop that uses a charm pack and some yardage. It has pinwheels and prairie points which are my two favorites and together they are adorable in this baby quilt pattern!

  12. I have not made a lot of things with pre cuts yet. I made a bag using a 5 inch charm pack. It is one if my favorite bags and it is a nice big size.

  13. The twister tool and your itty bitty twister go hand in hand with precuts. I just finished your itty bitty square pattern with charm squares from snowman gatering collection. It was sooo much fun. I love your fabric and your patterns. Keep them coming!

  14. I’have just finished a quilt for my dearest friend in Chicago using mini charm packs; the darker fabrics from “Harvest Moon” by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda and the lighter fabrics from “Vin du Jour” by 3Sisters from Moda making into four-patches, setting them on point and using a beautifull very dark brown for the sashings and the borders. I love the ease of working with pre cuts, there are Always precise.

  15. Just made a cute sewing machine cover from a 5″ charm pack from the Moda line called Sophie. It was fast, easy, and fun!

  16. I usually buy the fat quarter or fat eighth bundles when I buy pretty cuts. I just started quilting about 3 years ago & that is how I built my stash. Now I’m getting into woolies & need to build a wool stash 🙂

  17. I recently finished a rag quilt using moda christmas flannel charm squares. It was fun to make. Used 8 packs and made a nice throw size quilt. Should be nice and warm as I put a piece of batting in each block. Perfect size for putting over your lap and stitching.

  18. I love precuts because they get you to a finished project so much faster. I have sewn up several precut projects over the summer, one out of Weeds and another out of Rambling Rose.

  19. I like picking up the 5″ Charms in different color ways to add variety in scrappy quilts without having to buy a lot of yardage.

  20. I love many of the precuts. One of my favorite projects was a Christmas tree skirt made with a layer cake. I found the pattern on Moda Bakeshop and it really was a quick and easy project. He friend I gave it to said she hated to put it away after Christmas!

  21. I have used mini charm packs for twister quilts and also to add variety to a scrappy quilt. The jelly rolls are always fun to use alone or with other fabrics. Gives you all those wonderful colors in a tsmall dosage!

  22. Several years ago I purchased a jelly roll of Moda’s Peace on Earth. This year I made four log cabin blocks and have sewn them together for a pillow top. I have applique deer and pine /cedar trees. I am now in the process of out lining the blocks in pearl cotton. The back is cut out and as soon as I finish hand quilting the. Four blocks it will go on my sofa. It started out as a gift but… I am not sure l can ‘let’ it go! I have already gotten so many compliments 🙂
    Gwen Ziegler

  23. I enjoy making Twister table toppers. The 5″ charms are perfect and give a great variety. It is a great gift to give, and quick to make.

  24. I love the 2.5 inch strips. I made a woven quilt in oriental fabrics that is just beautiful. I also made a Paducah Nine Patch quilt from the book Nickel Quilts with civil war charm packs.

  25. I love your little tumbler pre-cuts! I have some and have taken them out and played with them, but haven’t actually sewed them yet.

  26. I have only used precuts once and it made the project go so fast. I guess I will need to start adding them to my stash.

  27. I made a large tote with Kansas Trouble charm packs. A lap quilt with 10″ batiks. Also, another lap quilt with 5″ mods charms.

  28. There’s just something so appealing about those little bundles! I have a whole cupboard shelf dedicated to nothing but precuts – thanks for the chance to add to that stash!

  29. When my husband passed away I was unable to quilt for about a year. I finally decided what I needed was a totally new project just for me. I went to my LQS spied a layer cake of blue and yellows that was cheery and went home and stitched up a simple wall quilt which I thoroughly enjoyed handquilting. I quilted in the words to tge chorus of “Over You” by Miranda Lambert because even now after 4 years I go on but will never get over my love for him. But I am quilting again!

  30. I made a Mondo bag for my husband using 2.5 inch squares using various colors in blues and Browns that weren’t girly. He loves being able to put everything in one bag,and he loves the size. Might add, with a disability this bag is great! Holds a lot!

  31. I made a quilt using Jennie Doan’s Disappearing Pinwheel method and a layer cake fromPrimitive Gatherings with the ” No place like home” fabrics. It hangs in my entry foyer

  32. I made a large quilt from several 5″ charm packs. It was fun and so easy. I donated it to a small church in the country (where I grew up going to church) for an auction. The auction proceeds went to help with maintenance of the church.

  33. I always pick up a dark and lights pkg of precuts and have made three mondo bags for Christmas. The tumblers went into two table runners. A super way to see all the designs

  34. A few years ago while attending the warehouse sale I purchased 2 jellyrows added a little extra fabric and have a beautiful quilt for my bed !!! Love working with them!!!

  35. Helped my 9 yr. old granddaughter make her first quilt using charm squares. We had so much fun and she loves he quilt. Already talking about her next one!

  36. I used a 2 packages of purple batik jelly rolls to make a lap quilt for my brother and sister-in-law. The precuts were perfect because they wanted purple, and I had very little in my stash.

  37. My last project was a scrappy quilt from Kim Diehl’s book Simple Comforts that I made with a layer cake from Minnick and Simpson’s line Lexington. I just love blues, and precuts are the best way to get the whole line! Thanks for putting them on sale!

  38. I am making, and hope to finish before Christmas, a cuddle charm rag quilt for my granddaughter. I used 5 x 5 soft cuddle precuts by Shannon fabrics. The “Graceful Girl” ones. I stuffed polyester filling in between two charms and made 10 per row. What a mess the minky makes, but once I put it in the dryer it should be fine. It is trying out so cute! Thanks for the give a way! Merry Christmas

  39. Precuts are like getting a gift basket. Almost too pretty to take apart. I used a precut recently to make the abby bag thread catcher – or at least that is what I think it was called :). I also remember getting my 1st 2 1/2 inch precut from Lisa when I attended a retreat that she popped in. It was the snowman gatherings line. I haven’t taken it apart yet 🙂 too cute to open 🙂

  40. I purchased layer cakes of several lines to build up enough stash for my scrappy Civil War sampler. It was an easy and relatively inexpensive way to accumulate a huge number of prints, and after the large quilt was complete I had just enough leftovers to indulge my obsession with doll quilts!

  41. I’ve been making Christmas stockings for our 10 (yes 10!) four-legged children with the Snowman Gatherings charm packs! They are adorable! I just hope I get them all done in time!

  42. I once bought a package of triangle precuts from Joann’s that was in their clearance bin for $1. The fabric was spring/summer themed and I used the triangles as a boarder on a small embroidered mat. It was very difficult because the triangles were not half squares. I love looking at precuts on the web, but I don’t have any in my stash. I sure have a long wishlist though!

  43. I haven’t made any quilts with pre cuts so far. That will change soon when I use the 50light/50 dark CHARM pack I bought in Houston. I’m looking forward to the new shop and classes in Murietta !!!

  44. I have a favorite little tote pattern made from 5″ precuts. I’ve made dozens of them through the years but always find myself needing to make another.

  45. I just received 2 packs of precut thimbles. I have used honey buns and 2″ squares to make a quick baby quilt and a small wall hanging for charity. The shape of the thimbles alone will may a sweet and scrappy table topper!

  46. Precuts are my favorite way to make the charity baby quilts I donate each year. I usually use charm squares. I have also tried jelly rolls and layer cakes, which work well too. I have recently purchased a fat quarter bundle, but not sure how I will use it. Still thinking about that one.

  47. Love the 2 1/2″ precuts. Made a nice pincushion with them from a Miss Rosie pattern. They are also great little gifts for quilting friends!

  48. I love Moda pre cuts I use them on quilts that I want to save time on like for table toppers or baby quilts or a gift that just came up.

  49. I really like layer cakes, which you didn’t mention, but I think they are great! I once made a lap quilt using Tonga batik layer cake squares and cut them, layered in sets of five, so that you moved pieces to create five blocks, all different, a la Karla Alexander. My girlfriend long armed it with geckos! Super tropical. It now belongs to my son. I also have Snowflake (?) Gatherings layer cakes to make a house quilt. Houses and spools, this year’s goals for quilts for my own house …. in more traditional fabric, not tropical! I also like the 5″ precuts for the many options they allow.

  50. I love precuts! The hardest thing about them is breaking them open cause they are so pretty sitting there with all their future project potential intact.

  51. I am cozy under a rail fence quilt I made with a forest themed jelly roll. The back is my favorite side though as I used a Primitive Gatherings fabric with sweet little reindeer.

  52. Hi Lisa, I too love precuts especially the 5″ charm packs and the half square papers to use with them. My favorite project was my Thousand Pyramids quilt which used (you guessed it) a thousand different fabrics. Would love to add to my stash with any precuts you are giving away. Thanks. C

  53. I am working on a wreath using a charm pack. The pattern is on Moda Bakeshop blog from a couple of yrs ago.

  54. I like the charm pack or Moda candy (2 1/2″ square). I like the way a pack turns out when using the “Twister” template. Thank you for your daily post and giveaway!

  55. Precuts are so needful!! I have purchased the 50 pink and 50 brown 5″ from your shop in the past. I haven’t used them yet, but am waiting for that perfect pattern. I have made a few small table toppers with 5″ pre-cuts (don’t remember the patterns). They are so easy to use…..and they take out the thinking of what fabrics to put together (my least fav part of quilting)! Thanks for the needful thing blog…I look forward to it every year!

  56. I had little experience with precuts but when I see the entire line of some of the designers, I am sold. I use them for quilts and for fun applique too. Good thing I have your designs to use!

  57. I’ve never used pre-cuts as ready to use in my quilting. Once I bought a pack of charms as samples of a fabric line. Maybe I’ll try to use them as intended.

  58. I am presently working on Postcard Cuties for Winter quilt using Snowman Gatherings precuts from Primitive Gatherings.

  59. I really like jelly rolls and have made several baby quilts wih them with Terry Atkinson and bunny hill patterns. I’m also learning to weave rugs and jelly rolls would be great for that. I also have a stash of layer cakes for making rag quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. Greetings to the great north. I used a charm square and jelly rolls, many, many, to make a queen size shabby ciche log cabin quilt. This is really not my style and I never thought I would need so many, but the bolt fabric was nowhere to be found. And I never thought I would love the look of those colors so much. I loved sewing it.

  61. My favorite was a quilt I made using a Laundry Basket Batik jelly roll and I did a strip quilt and offered it for our local catholic school fund raiser. The fabrics were awesome and so vibrant. It was a twin quilt and I wush I would have bought more of that fabric to make myself a lap quilt of it. It was quick and easy but the colors made it look so rich.

  62. I made a larger bag from charm packs to carry my knitting…easy peasy with precuts! I also like to collect them for my stash…never know when an idea will pop in your head!

  63. I love precuts too. My favorite was a Christmas line called Dear Mr. Claus. I loved the vintage look of it.
    Thanks ,
    Karen M

  64. I have been working on a twin size tumbler quilt using 2″ pre cut tumblers. Sooo scrappy! I am thrilled to see that you have that size, too.

  65. Precuts save a lot of time and allow for a more scrappy look in your quilts. I think the scrappy look, especially for primitive quilts, gives the quilt an old look. Our ancestors did not buy fabric by the yard and then cut it up to sew back together again, they used the left overs they had, thus scrap.

  66. I can’t even remember the name of my favorite thing! It involved continuously sewing strips together into a jelly roll quilt you could piece in about an hour. Maybe it was called the 1600 quilt or some such….anyway it was just plain FUN!!

  67. I LOVE precuts and have used jelly rolls and 5″ charms. The smaller charms are so much easier than cutting them from all my scraps so they make a project go together much faster. I think I will be needful for precut tumblers and thimbles now!

  68. I made two lamp runners for my family room out of the Seasonal Gatherings 5″ charm pack using the twister tool. They are there all year round because they match my country decor. With the leftovers from using the twister tool I made mug rugs to match.

  69. The only precuts I’ve ever bought and used are fat quarter for full size quilts. I do have a 2″ charm pack of yours from a class when you were at our Guild and am going to try to make a little quilt with them this week.

  70. I love Charm Packs. I love them so much that I just “look at that and dream when I am in my sewing room.” I have made baby quilts, table top runners.

  71. I love pre-cuts too! To date, I have made 8 twister quilts from layer cakes to give away. They are fast and super easy. The fabrics have been Halloween, Valentine’s, Texas, Breast cancer, and a fun woodlands layer cake we gave to our retiring preacher. I appreciate your creativity!

  72. So far I’ve only used a roll of Moda Laundry Basket batik 2 1/2 inc strips, pairing them with regular fabric on the style of Edyta Sitar for her scrap quilts. I’m making HST’s and haven’t decided on an arrangement yet since I’m still stitching. I do have a fun ‘collection’ of Moda mini charms, including some of yours. They might never get used… just too darn cute. 🙂 I keep a list when I go to shows now so I can check what I already have. 🙂

  73. I have used the jelly roll to make the Cozy Quilt Designs quilt ‘Intertwined’ . I loved being able to just grab that 2 1/2 inch strip and sew, sew , sew. Very little prep work. Plus they can be more precise than my cutting. Can’t wait for your California shop! Road trip!!

  74. I was given a gift of a Moda Marbles charm pack at a retreat and I challenged myself to use it all in one project. There were 50 squares in a tin and I used the Twister Tool with a black solid and used 49 squares on the front and a white square on the back for my label. When I look at this little wallhanging, I forever think of my friend whose gift it was and that retreat. Love your blog and your patterns!!!

  75. The first precut I ever purchased was a stack of baby girl flannel prints, that I used to make a baby quilt for my first grandchild 10 years ago this week. I make flannel and minkee rag quilts, and they all love them! The grandkids snuggle with them forever. I just finished the quilt for grandbaby #12. It’s a tie, 6 boys ande 6 girls, and so that flannel stack is still my favorite 10 years later!!!

    I was leary of precuts at first, but now that is my preference. I feel like i get a little bit of everything. And I love to get the little candy charm packs, it gives you a swatch of the whole line.

  76. My favorite project from pre-cuts is a kit I bought at the Houston Quilt Show one year. It’s a lap quilt made with the larger size die cut tumblers and I think they are all Marcus Brothers (civil war) fabrics. I couldn’t wait to get home and start sewing them together. Before I knew it I had the top completed and off to be quilted!

  77. Lisa, I love precuts too-and buying them is so addictive! My favorite project with precuts was your pattern for the snowman table runner I made last December/January with your Snowman fabric line. In fact, I liked it so much that I made two more for my BFFs too 🙂

  78. I love to make even quilts with precuts. My favorite thing is a table runner. Goes together quickly and I can enjoy every fabric design.

  79. I just finished making an adorable runner for my antique vanity. I used 2″ pre-cuts from Floral Gatherings in a checkerboard pattern.

  80. I have never used a precut but think of all the time it would save me. I need to make this be my next project. Thinking it will become my new best friend!

  81. I love!!! Jelly rolls because I can always find a use for them. I just finished a quilt for my sons girlfriend using a roll of batiks from laundry basket quilts and it was quick and easy. AND done before Christmas which is a miracle for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  82. My fav precursor are charm squares. I’ve made several quilts using them. Nine patch and HST’s are a fav.
    Merry Christmas

  83. Jelly rolls are my fav. A quick way to make a table runner without all the cutting plus you get lots of variety.

  84. I just made the most wonderful tote bag using a couple charm packs and additional fabric for lining and handles. Love charm packs!!!

  85. A pack of 5″ charms of Snowman Gatherings was the perfect way to introduce my granddaughter to piecing her 1st quilt!

  86. My very first project was made of 5 inch square precuts. I had four packs of them in my closet for about 2 years and then my hubby bought me a sewing machine for Christmas. I made my first little throw with them and rented a longarm and quilted it myself at my local quilt shop. Don’t know the name of the designer. Was not educated on the designers like I am now. I used to be at work and daydream about sewing those little squares together. I would sew all day long (in my mind). I think my favorites are jelly rolls.

  87. My most fun with pre cuts was using a jelly roll, sewing the whole thing together end to end. Start Your Engines quilt was easy and a lot of fun for a Saturday sew day for our guild, lots of laughing with those long strips! You get to be surprised with the look of the finished quilt top and backing it with Minkee made for a great finish!

  88. I have used jelly rolls and wrapped them around cotton clothesline to make some wonderful tote bags.

  89. I made a mini tumbler quilt with a pack of Kansas Troubles 2.5 inch charms. A coordinating fat quarter for the border and binding, and I have a fun little quilt to show off some favorite fabrics!

  90. Oh so much to say…….1st. Love the 12 days of Christmas picture. Would love to stitch it. 2. You know I love my precuts- needleminders out of the mini charms; “Paul Bunyon” quilt out of the jelly rolls (did the jelly roll race quilt and got carried away) and foremost they make such an great easier way to make anything! off to order…………….

  91. I made a darling 9 patch quilt recently using a jelly roll from American Jane’s Potluck line. Actually it was a group project as my friendship group made the blocks for me. We switch projects boxes once a month and make blocks for one another. At the end of the year we get our blocks back and have blocks from all the group members. I occasionally make things using precuts, and would like to do more, since it saves on all that cutting and gives you such variety of fabrics.

  92. I used a pack of your light and dark little thimble precuts to make the cutest little quilt. Was so easy and fun using those little precut shapes. The variety was just great and makes everything so quick.

  93. My favorite is always the project that I am currently working on. Right now it is a mat for my coffee table, using a variety of charm packs that include the lovely muted country reds, browns and creams. The charms make it easy to add the spice of mustard and burnt orange and black and dark purple.

  94. I love to do scrappy quilts – mostly mini or lap size. Precuts are perfect for those types of projects. You get lots of variety but you don’t end up with 60 fat quarters with just a 5 inch piece cut off. Love your color packs.


  95. I am using precuts for English paper piecing……too much fun!! I too have a passion for scrappy quilts. The precuts make it so easy!!!! Thank you for making stitching so enjoyable with precuts.

  96. I don’t know where they came from, but recently I used some precut hand-dyed 5″ squares I found in my stash. And, Lisa, I used them in blocks of your Garden Gatherings quilt pattern. I’m so in love with that quilt, started before I was ever turned on to your blog.

  97. I have made tote bags, baby quilts and table runners out of charm packs. My most recent was a Christmas runner using Homestead Gatherings.

  98. Probably my favorite use with pre-cuts has been my quilted table cloth of church windows blocks and fabric from Kansas Troubles. I used a template from Country Threads. I hand pieced the blocks and enjoyed that I had so many different pieces and colors to include. I can’t wait to get pre-cuts from Lakeside Gatherings!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  99. Love precuts, have made table runners and the runners come out perfect, look forward to your new line of pre-cuts.

  100. I have a friend who lives in New York who spends much of her time working for those in need. Last year, she told me that those in greatest need were still struggling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Her goal was to make 200 quilts for distribution. The Darting Needles Quilt Guild was very generous in helping this cause; however, I wanted to personally add my contribution. By using pre-cuts, in various sizes and shapes, I was able to use my personal creativity to make several quilts.

  101. Love using the charm packs to make a 3″ circle then place on a plain charm square. Usually put five across and five down and no borders. Simple and everyone loves them. My favorite one was made with a civil war line by Barbara Brackman.

  102. I love the challenge of using precuts. Finding just the right project for that great combination of fabrics is just the beginning. Recently, I used the pattern Second Glance and the Little Black Dress 1 and 2. I love the look. Thanks for all the wonderful patterns, fabrics and wools you create. I love your style.

  103. Being new to quilting (got started in Jan and it’s become a passion) I found precuts a great way to sample fabric lines (most primitive type aren’t available at quilt shops near me) so I could start building a stash and be able to make a beautiful quilt with lots of prints without buying 30 different fabrics at once. Some of my favorites and the first I purchased were the Moda Kansas Troubles II.

  104. I am currently working on a quilt using a fat eighth bundle of From Outside In by Malka Dubrawsky. This fabric line is a huge departure from what I usually use but it’s fun to “stitch outside the box” once in awhile.

  105. I’m currently working on three projects that use precuts. Two use jelly rolls and charm packs and the third uses layer cakes. Can’t get enough precuts, I love them!

  106. My favorite project I’ve made using pre-cuts was a baby quilt – a twister quilt using a charm pack from Riley Blake (don’t remember the specific fabric line) .

  107. I never have as much time to sew as I would like. Precuts are always ready! I love them for the variety they offer as well as the convenience. And they don’t take up a lot of room in my stash!!!

  108. I am making a small table runner using a charm pack from Maywood called Tomorrow’s Promise. It is turning out really pretty.

  109. I made a baby quilt from a precut ( I don’t remember the name of the fabric) for my first great nephew. It won viewer’s choice at our quilt show. Definitely a highlight of the year.

  110. I am looking forward to making your Snowball quilt using the Snowman Gatherings charms packs I have been hoarding.

  111. Love precuts! I have made a purse using charm packs and , of course, the popular jelly roll race quilt for my granddaughter. I am anxious to use some of your charm packs with the triangle papers from yesterday’s favorite things.

  112. I have to admit I love buying the precuts but hate opening them. They are so pretty packaged up especially the jelly rolls. My favorite thing I’ve made from a jelly roll, don’t remember the fabric line, was a Mondo bag. I enjoyed making it so much I made one for my sister from a batik jelly roll and may make myself a second one. Right now I’m on the hunt for the perfect pattern for a Christmas jelly roll, Share the Joy by Deb Strain. I think it’s a few years old.

  113. I used your candy charms snowman gatherings and made the snowman table runner . It’s the cutest thing. Thanks

  114. I used 2″ precuts to teach a class on miniature quilts and it was so much faster to get the quilt done in a short time! (Besides they are SO CUTE!) I’ve made purses and quilts from charm squares, 10″ squares, and jelly rolls. I like getting right to the business of sewing, rather than spending lots of time cutting.

  115. My favorite project I made with precuts is an autumn themed disappearing nine patch lap quilt. It was when precuts were fairly new on the scene and it went together lickety split (no pun intended :-). I was so tickled with the result, I made several for Christmas that year. I especially like how projects go together quickly and I can focus on the quilting (I am a long-arm quilters. Thank you!

  116. Are we supposed to make stuff out of precuts? I thought they were to be used on our shelves to look cute!
    I have to admit that I love using charms and your method to make 9 patches from the Nine Patch Gatherings book.

  117. I made an apron using a 5″ charm pack. It turned out really nice. It was a fall pattern, but don’t recall the name.

  118. Allright … now you got me. I bought the triangle papers yesterday and now I’m going to go the distance and buy some charm packs and build some blocks and see where it takes me! I’ll send you an update when I end up where I’m going…since I don’t know yet where I’m going – that is as decisive as I can be. Thanks – this is fun!!

  119. I purchased your red and blue 2 1/2 inch charms to add variety to a hexagon american flag. Happy holidays to you.

  120. Lisa,
    I enjoy making small flat zippered pouches to store sewing supplies, phone cords, “itty bitty junk in my purse”, etc. and using the mini charms makes them scrappy, more interesting, and helps me get the “fabric fix” from all the prints in a line. I’ve made many of these, using either charm packs (cut into fours) or mini charms, as they’re fast, fun, and make great gifts. Thank you for Needful Things. I look forward to checking my email knowing I’ll have a new quilt related message.

  121. I am a new quilter and I love precuts…..haven’t made anything with them yet but I do have plans! I just purchased two Vin du Jour mini charm packs to make pillows for my bedroom. I also have two charm packs of Snowman Gatherings to make a table runner.

  122. YAY I love the idea of a Christmas announcement!!! For years I’ve collected charm packs and fat quarter towers of different fabrics I’ve liked lol. I used them to display in baskets and such around the house, now suddenly in the last couple of years I’ve been trying to use those first in projects. I have three favorites, my first favorite I used 3 different charm packs that went together well and a cream print that went well and made what felt like a zillion 1/2 sq. triangles and then sewed them in rows nothing complicated but it’s my first favorite since my husband has claimed it as his! My second favorite I used a Christmas charm pack to make a tiny quilt (apron 11″ x 13″) for my QBFF (Quilt Best Friends Forever) a lady who has such a generous heart. I used a small mason jar lid to cut a circle out of several of the squares and used those to make a Christmas tree (set the circles in rows to form a tree and used blanket stitch around them to keep them in place) I then took the left overs and cut them into strips to be the boarders. Made it very scrappy looking and Beverly loved it. I have no clue how to add a picture or I would. My third favorite I used batik charms and left over jelly roll strips to make a scrappy “buckeye beauty” quilt I used blacks as my backgrounds so it looked like stained glass windows, it was a gift for a friends daughter when she had her son! Thanks again for the opportunity to win, and by all means make all kinds of things to use precuts…. Hugs

  123. I made a little 14″ tumbler quilt of french general red and creams, to hang on one of the little quilt stands from your shop. The hardest thing about precuts is they look so pretty, it’s hard to break into them and use them!

  124. I made a queen size quilt Tumbler quilt using 5″ Charms that I had collected, using Floral Gatherings, Millbrook, and Ladies Album and many others. I cut all of them out using a template. 🙂

  125. I love pre-cuts-especially charm packs and layer cakes. Hopefully my table runner using Snowman Gatherings charms will be finished in time for Christmas dinner! Your artwork is delightful.

  126. I have used a lot of precuts over the years. They’re so fun to work with. My favorite project was a quilt made of French General layers cakes and given to my son and his wife for their wedding gift.

  127. Hi I love layer cakes and FQ bundles. I will be looking at your precuts for flannels as this is the time to snuggle in a flannel quilt. I recently made a magic pinwheel quilt from a Moda Layer Cake with the 8″ squares. Can’t remember the ne of the fabric. But the quilt shows off the line so nicely

  128. I love precuts, especially charm packs. I just finished a quilt as you go Christmas table runner from a cute charm pack. Quick and easy.

  129. I love your precut tumbler blocks and made a darling big throw that drapeds over the back of my antique church pew when I’m not snuggling under it to stay warm at night. They are so scrappy and lovely and accurate – they went together so great!

  130. When working on an appliqué quilt I like to have a layer cake to pull from for the appliqué. I have done this with two Bunnyhill designs quilt patterns, A Tisket a Tasket, and Snowbound. I also like using the charm packs for the twister patterns. They give you a nice collection. I enjoy buying a charm pack or layer cake when a new collection comes out from a favorite designer so that I can have a sample of the fabrics in the collection to know what is available.

  131. I’ve bought two jelly rolls because I loved the colours and haven’t done anything with it yet. Someone told me they are perfect for making hexagon quilt (which I do) but want to find a better use for it then that! The charm packs I’ve bought in past get used up pretty quickly lol. I usually cut them into 2.5 squares. Thanks for the chance.

  132. I bought a kit at the quilt expo in Madison which was miss Rosie’s little bites. They were 2 1/2″ pre cuts. It was challenging but fun to piece and turned out great. The fabric was moda ladies album.

  133. I love Precuts! I bought your new Lakeside Gatherings layer cake during your Thanksgiving event. I can’t wait to design a Springtime quilt for my Sailor Beauty.

  134. I am having fun making 9-patches using your method with the 3 ½” light and dark precuts! I also make quick strip quilts with the jelly rolls. It’s fun to give those quilts their own personality with simple appliqué!

  135. Precuts are great. I love adding the whole of a loved collection to the stash. I have also love making something quick and cute using them. I found the little packs of candies are great for english paper piecing!!

  136. I have used snowman gatherings 21/2″ precuts for several projects. They are so cute just looking at them makes me happy. I find that Charms are great when you need just a little bit of a color also. Would love any set of precuts since I find all of your patterns and colors great!

  137. My quilting time is still limited (by that thing called a Job) and I know I wouldn’t have made half the quilts I have in recent years if it weren’t for precuts. I love them for quick throws and toppers, baby quilts, seasonal decor and small gifts. Love all your designs and inspiration, and thanks for the chance to win!

  138. I made a Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheels from Primitive Gatherings 2-1/2″ precuts. It turned out so cute.

  139. I too love pre-cuts! My favourite quilt that I made using pre-cuts was a baby quilt. I can’t remember the name of the fabric but it was in the primary colours as I didn’t know the sex of the baby. I cut the charms into hexagons and used the starch method for hand applique and scattered the hexagons from a wonky tower of hexagons …like blocks falling down! SO cute! This was all appliqued to a baby size white length of Kona cotton 44X 60. It turned out great and sew easy! Thanks for the chance to win a pre-cut!! I will be seeing you at Road to CA…can’t wait!

  140. I was going through some of my moms things and found 6 12 inch blocks she had embroidered many years ago, and thought what should I make with these? I searched around my sewing room and found a layer cake I had bought years ago and it was a Moda Victorian line of fabric and it worked out perfectly with those blocks. My mom was so pleased to see her blocks come to life! Pre-cuts are the bomb!!

  141. The last table runner I made was with a charm pack of Christmas prints (don’t remember name). My mom loved it.

  142. I made a table runner with a charm pack, and using the twister ruler–turned out cute, but I don’t like the wasted fabric w/ the twister ruler–a lady in my guild said to save the scraps for another lady who makes dog pillows, & used scraps for the filling.

  143. Several years ago, I made two “Kimie Bags” from one charm pack…cutting the charms in half made the 2.5 widths I needed. Pre-cuts are wonderful to use “as is” or to alter as I did in making the bags. I just purchased the 2.5 inch square packs to make a small basket from the recent Moda project book. Pre-cuts make quick projects for myself or for gifts…love them.

  144. I love pre-cuts! My favorite are the charm packs. My favorite little quilt I made with a charm pack was a rail fence. It is about 12 inches square and I use it in an old basket on top of my hutch with a pumpkin in it. I need to make at least one or two for every season because there are so many places to use it.

  145. I have been enjoying the monthly precursor little quilts from you guys from the book Small Treasures From Scraps. It saves a lot of time for me by having them precut. I love making half square triangles from your precuts as all I need to do is starch and sew!!! Fantastic tip by the way.

  146. I have been enjoying the monthly precut little quilts from you guys from the book Small Treasures From Scraps. It saves a lot of time for me by having them precut. I love making half square triangles from your precuts as all I need to do is starch and sew!!! Fantastic tip by the way.

  147. I used a charm pack to make a small tote bag that I use to carry my hand work in. I ‘ve also used a Christmas charm pack to make a quick table runner.

  148. I have been using charm squares and mini charms from various Primitive Gatherings collections to make a series of little seasonal and holiday quilts. They are based on the Old Glory Gatherings pattern and I call it my “Lamb for All Seasons” collection. : )
    So far I have the patriotic one from the original pattern and I have made a Christmas version, Halloween, Fall, and Spring. Next up–Winter, Valentines, and St. Patrick’s Day.

  149. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one…I’ve been quilting for a long time and still have an old-fashioned “stash”. But I have a collected a few precuts. I have made one quilt with a jelly roll of medium and dark fabrics which I added a bunch of lights to, made a quilt from Carrie Nelson for a raffle quilt for our Relay for Life 2013. I work in an oncology clinic and Relay is a big deal for us every year. As it turned out, one of my co-workers won the quilt, which was perfect! She has done so much to help our patients it was great to see her win. I’m hoping to get to piecing up and quilting some of the other precuts I’m stashing and planning to purchase. Thanks for the great website, sales, and creative energy. You are really amazing, and prayers for your season, God Bless, Jan Harritt

  150. my best precut project was a batik quilt that called for 424- 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles. I actually bought the pattern BEFORE precuts wer “a thing”. Boy was I pleased when I could buy a jelly-roll of batiks once I was ready to make the quilt…

  151. I did make a disappearing 9 patch quilt using a layer cake using Eat Your Fruits N Veggies. I can’t bear to use my charm packs or jelly rolls. They are so pretty.

  152. The best part of using precuts is getting a head start on a project and feeling a sense of accomplishment sooner! We all need that in our busy daily lives! Thanks for planning to offer more of them!!!!!

  153. I used a jelly roll for a bright Christmas quilt. Each square was a different color present with a bow on it. Love it. It is bright and not something I would normally work with but the grandkids think it is the greatest. I have a large stash of charm packs so I need to get some of your HST papers for charm packs.

  154. I made Lonely Streets using a PG kit with precut strips, Vintage Nine-Patch using charm squares purchased from PG in Houston, Autumn Flight with a fat quarter pack, several KT patterns using their fat quarter packs and jelly rolls… The precuts are such a help when planning colors (already picked for me) and make cutting, piecing and pressing easier and more manageable. Can you tell I’m hooked and would love to win!!!!

  155. I used a few jelly rolls to make a couple of bags, have some precuts purchased and waiting to do a project with them.

  156. I do like pre-cuts, but layer cakes are my favorites, and I can’t really afford them. I used some civil war ones to make a quilt I loved – but it wasn’t for me. One of these days, I’ll have to recreate it! Thanks for the giveaway possibility. That’s really nice of you! It’s also fun to see what someone else considers needful.

  157. I made an alphabet wall hanging from a 5″ charm pack with wool applique letters. I was just looking for the pattern but couldn’t find it in 5 min or less in my sewing room so I can’t tell you the name of it! I won a first place ribbon on it, I big stitched hand quilted it, my first time, and then gave it to my grandson. He loves it and plays with it pointing out the letters like he’s the teacher! It was fun to do and fun to watch being used.

  158. My favorite project with pre cuts was a baby quilt using the 2-1/2″ mini’s (although you could use a charm pack also) where you lay out the squares in a grid on a background fabric and then quilt it by stitching a pair of straight (or could be curvy) lines through the squares from top to bottom and side to side. Then bind and wash and let the squares fray. So cute!

  159. I’ve made lots of projects using precuts — I love them. A drawstring bag using Blush mini charms, several quilts using different patterns and jelly rolls — Pampered Pooch, Spa, Cherish Nature are some of the lines I have used. In October I made 2 table toppers (and started a 3rd) using charm packs — Grant Park, Nell’s Flower Garden, and Midwinter Reds. I have a log cabin quilt cut using Seasonal Little Gatherings, but nothing is assembled yet. 🙂 I have also made quilts using layer cakes and Get a Clue with Nancy Drew, Strawberry Fields, and California Girl.

  160. My favorite precut project is our family Christmas stockings made from a jelly roll. I think it was a moda bake shop pattern.
    I also love making banners from charm packs by folding the squares into prairie points and using binding to connect them.

  161. I just finished piecing a quilt top using a jelly roll from 3 Sisters. It’s a split rail. I really tried not to fuss too much about putting the strips together because I wanted a more random look. I’m very pleased with the results and will quilt it after the holidays. The jelly roll really made this easy to put together.

  162. I tend to like Fat Quarter Bundles or charm packs. I had a FQ bundle of flannel plaids in pastel prints. I made a rag quilt for a baby quilt. With Charm packs, I made an Imagine Schnibble from Miss Rosie that I love! Merry Christmas! Hope you receive some needleful things from Santa!

    1. I like precuts for table runners but also made to Christmas stockings with the Moda Christmas pre cuts.

  163. My first, and so far my favorite, was from Deb Strain’s “Coming Home”. I made a lap quilt size of a farmyard scene with a pieced and appliqued barn, picket fence, and farmyard scene. The fabrics lent themselves so well to the theme and the pieced charm pack size background worked perfectly. I love, as you say, being able to have a little bit of each fabric from the line. I just purchased the Homestead Gatherings charm during your Christmas Gathering”!

  164. I love charm packs and would love to get a flannel set. I know they would help make quilting more fun. Thanks for the opportunity to win again today.

  165. My first experience with pre-cuts occurred several years ago. I was enroute to an annual retreat with my sister & I stopped at Merry’s Stitchins (just to say “HI”) since my car was already packed with more projects than I could possibly finish in a weekend! Of course I wasn’t in the store very long before Merry had convinced me that I would ‘hate’ myself if I didn’t buy her twister quilt kit. She explained that I would have to mark my ruler for the special cuts (before the templates were introduced). I got to the retreat, ate dinner & had the quilt top DONE before bed time!!!!

    Next day, several of the ladies at the retreat were headed to the LQS to buy a charm pack!! I think we had 10 ‘little twister’ quilts by end of that retreat.

    Since that weekend, I’ve become a huge fan of precuts!! Have made several mini quilts with the little packets you sell in your booth at AQS shows.

  166. I love precuts! Almost every project I make starts out with a precut of some sort. My favorite is fat quarter bundles but I also love layer cakes!

  167. My favorite precut project I made was a table runner made with an older French General charm pack…I love French General fabrics.

  168. I love precuts but also love to use them as a jumping off point and add some more fun fabrics. Last year my daughter bought me a jelly roll of Moda and I used it to make a small quit call Picnic. I had so much fun changing out some of the fabrics and sharing my extra tiny triangles I trimmed off.

  169. In a quilt group I belong to we recently did a quilt from a jelly roll. It is my first experience with a pre-cut and although I don’t have mine done, I saw lots of show and tells that were really pretty. I look forward to sewing time again so I can finish.

  170. ONE OF My favorite things is using charms to make these super cool coaters. they are super easy and super fast. They use 5 charms plus batting. jmh

  171. I love precuts..and I’ve bought a lot of them. I just haven’t done anything with them! I would love to add more of them to my “collection!” Thanks!!!

  172. I love making my paper pieced 1″ hexagon quilt with the Moda Bake Shop precut 2 1/2″ squares. What a fun project! I have always wanted to make a hand pieced quilt and now I am!!! It’s a work in project.

  173. I’m new to quilting and I made a wall hanging with a charm pack called little black dress. It couldn’t have been easier…love precuts! I am hooked!

  174. I made a table topper from a charm pack. Have a Christmas charm pack to make into a table topper and and 2 little bundles of 2.5″ squares to make a bag.

  175. I have made three quilts and a table topper from pre cut fabric. I love using precuts. They save time.

  176. I’ve made baby quilts and bags using the 5 inch charms packs and a quilt for my girlfriend with a jelly roll pack. Love using precuts!

  177. I just finished a quilt for my son and future daughter-in-law for Christmas. A beautiful quilt made so much easier with 4 charm packs.

  178. I have just bought your homestead gatherings charm pack. I am hoping to use it in the Love Blooms Here quilt from Quiltmaker I am working on. I need to make flying geese and stars. I also need neutrals for Bonnie Hunter’s mystery. So I am looking forward to using your charm pack.

  179. Hi Lisa, I LOVE precuts! For all the reasons you stated. I’m so happy that I gave myself an early Christmas present last week while visiting your wonderful store and bought several of them!!! Woot!!! The project I can’t wait to begin is the quilt “Home For The Holidays” using Seasonal Gatherings precuts. Not to mention your precut Hexagons I’m going to use to make a 4th of July Table mat. Thank you Santa!! I also have a Halloween Quilt project i’m working on for my niece using a layer cake and jelly role of “Too Cute To Spook”. Hugs, Jakey

  180. My favorite precut , mostly because of my limited budget, are the moda scrap bags. They are 11 or 12 dollars and have the strips that come off when the factory cuts layer cakes. The strips are all very useable- ranging in width from 2inches to 3 1/2 inches wide. Usually the bags is filled with strips that represent 1 line of fabric. I have used them to make dresden plate quilts…all the blades are beautifully coordinated…coming from a single line. Most shops just send you a generic scrap bag but Suzette’s Fabric — online store- actually look in the individual scrap bags, identiy the line of fabric represented, and list it by name on their website

  181. I love to buy fat quarter bundles, it’s something about having a little piece of a whole line of fabric. I used one to make a quilt for my new granddaughter and have enough scraps to make another quilt.

  182. I am making an quilt from an antique quilt pic with Minick and Simpson precut 5″ squares cut into strings.

    Paula in KY

  183. I love precuts. Gives me a chance to have that new fabric and still feel like i am not adding so much more to that stash that I am trying to keep under control. Now that I also have a wool stash, the precuts allow me to still keep my fingers in the cottons. These days my quilts are tending toward crib size, so package or two of precuts do the trick.

  184. I needed a quilt in a hurry, bought a layer cake of light and medium green batiks from Keepsake called ‘Seaglass’ (I think). I used it for a Drunkard’s Path quilt. I needed a few more colors so cut some of my own 10″ squares. It really made me appreciate the precuts!

  185. I love pre-cuts!! I just made the loveliest lonestarquilt, using jelly roll strips. We just ordered snowman gatherings charmpacks and a jellyroll from you!! It’s great to hear you are planning a follow up on this line!!

  186. I just finished “Fat Man Squeeze” using a jelly roll of French General Rue Indienne. I haven’t bought any of the ‘gatherings’ fabric precuts…I buy that by the yard!

  187. I have made a couple oaf jelly roll quilts as gifts and love the results I got. I would have to say my favorite project though is a Christmas table runner I made a few years ago using a charm pack of a Sandy Gervais line. The pattern was written so that I used every charm square. I made several that year and gave them away as gifts.

  188. Floral Gatherings Charm pack of course….I made a lap quilt to hang. Love all the bright colours.
    Wow! With all that you have going on you read all our comments! Impressive!!

  189. I love your light and dark mixed pre-cuts to do my English paper piecing! I used them recently to do the pattern called “Just Judy”. The 5″ ones worked great!!

  190. I love making table runners with pre-cuts. I have also made a couple baby quilts with Me and My Sister designs, using pre-cuts. I love charm packs and mini-charm packs to little quilts.

  191. I’ve been quilting a long time but the only pre-cuts I have purchased so far are fat quarters. Right now I am about to begin a Dresden Plate quilt using some fat quarters. I would love the opportunity to try some other cuts.

  192. Hi Lisa! Thank you for all your time and creativity for us! Precursor are the Best! I really like all your fabric lines to date and covet them! I used to love harm squares, so much versatility, but realized layer cakes are the way to go for an easy project! Built in 4 charm packs, almost like getting 1 pack free! But if a bigger project, fat quarter pack is a must! I will be watching for Lakeside Gatherings, love the colors! Merry Christmas, Leslie

  193. I made a table runner using the thimbles from your store. It was fun and fast to do. It had half square triangles for the border— wish I would have had the new triangle papers when I made it!! I’ve also made a little zipper sewing case with the 2″ precuts. Looking forward to your new designs. I love how your mind works.

  194. I have made a few quilts with precuts and several different bags. My current fun is making runners with charm squares that create a faux cathedral window appearance. Very quick, “vintage-y” abd fun!

  195. I made a small wall hanging using precut 5 inch squares. I really like the convenience and the variety of fabric when using precuts.

  196. My favorite thing from pre-cuts is a little quilt that I used 5″ cuts to make HST’s and then arranged them to make a chevron pattern. So pretty!!

  197. My favorite precut project was a class I took when Edyta Sitar taught at my guild. We made a table runner using a charm pack of her Moda fabric and a pack of her Silhouette pre cut applique pieces with fusible web. I enjoyed this project because I learned a new technique, raw edge applique and because I had a completed pieced runner at the end of class. Precut are fast and fun.

  198. I’m a big fan of precuts probably because I’ve never outgrown my collector phase. Favorite projects with precuts – a little tote bag – like a lunch bag size – one of my first quilting projects – that I made with a Sandy Gervais pack. I’ve also made larger tote bags out of 5″ square charm packs.

  199. I made a throw quilt from a packet of turnovers that I won for entering a challenge at the county fair. I added a charm pack to make the bear paw blocks from both precuts. I found the pattern on the Moda Bake Shop.

  200. I have a lot of precuts and was trying to play around with 5″ squares to create something using one charm pack, HST papers that accommodate using charm packs and one background fabric. I created a fun table runner that I made several of for different seasons using different charm packs. Loved the ease of using papers to sew on and the points came out great because of the papers. Love me some great precuts.

  201. I have not yet purchased any precut packs…..looks like a great way to collect those special prints for the next perfect project!

  202. I love the Snowman Gatherings Jelly Rolls! There are so many patterns you can do with these rolls. My newest favorite pattern is the easy pineapple pattern. I also love the layer cake because it’s larger pieces with numerous options. Your Snowman Gatherings is one of my favorite fabric collections . . . keep up the good work!

  203. I have made a couple quilts using layer cakes, with some 5″ precuts thrown in here and there. I love that you can get the entire line of fabric in one quilt. Love those precuts! I have some Snowman Gatherings charm packs but can’t bear to use them up! Thanks for all the giveaway chances.

  204. Hi Lisa, I like using precuts for a small project to start with for the variety in colour and patterns, then I can purchase yardage for a larger project. Chris

  205. Love precuts. such a time saver. Have used the first Snowman gathering charms to make several little table toppers. Have them out now!

  206. I enjoy precuts since there are alot of patterns which use them, and there is so little waste! I wish I could post the top I’ve done using one of your layer cakes. Great fun to do.

  207. I just finished a quilt using two jelly rolls of your seasonal gatherings and homestead gatherings fabric and your raven primitive muslin. It was the first using jelly rolls – I felt a little like I was cheating lol! I based the quilt on your “Homestead” quilt – which I saw in Houston. I had already started a quilt made up of star blocks so I used those with your applique centre. The quilt is stunning!!

  208. I am planning a scrappy quilt using layer cakes. Love the look of nickel quilts – maybe in the future.

  209. I made a throw quilt using 2 charm packs by Fig Tree and I loved how quick and easy it was to make. Plus, it looked great because all of the fabrics complemented each other.

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