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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264 responses to “Day 11…Needful Things”

  1. Candee Avatar

    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. ckcowl Avatar

    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. Barbara Avatar

    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. Donna Avatar

    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. bjday68 Avatar

    I currently helping my granddaughter make a quilt for her dad using Through the Woods jelly roll.

  6. Dawn Avatar

    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!

  7. Allison Evrard Avatar
    Allison Evrard

    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.

  8. Hildy Avatar

    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.

  9. Rebecca Avatar

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

  10. Edie Avatar

    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!

  11. Betty Lockhart Avatar
    Betty Lockhart

    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……………

  12. Michele Timms Avatar
    Michele Timms

    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!

  13. Kary Heck Avatar
    Kary Heck

    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.

  14. Carla Alexiuk Avatar

    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!

  15. joke dingemans Avatar

    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.

  16. Cindy Avatar

    I made a 4 patch quilt using the mini charms packs.

  17. Janice Avatar

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

  18. Trish Avatar

    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 🙂

  19. John Scibran Avatar
    John Scibran

    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.

  20. Kris Dauth Avatar
    Kris Dauth

    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.

  21. Terri Avatar

    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.

  22. Sue Avatar

    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!

  23. Catherine Robertson Avatar
    Catherine Robertson

    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!

  24. gwen Avatar

    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

  25. Nancy Y Avatar
    Nancy Y

    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.

  26. Roxanne Ferguson Avatar
    Roxanne Ferguson

    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.

  27. sunporchquilts Avatar

    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.

  28. Jonnie Nottingham Avatar
    Jonnie Nottingham

    I use the 2.5 inch strips to make Mondo bags – they are great bags!

  29. Karla Avatar

    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.

  30. Pam Hintze Avatar
    Pam Hintze

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

  31. Janet Avatar

    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!

  32. Cindy Frye Avatar
    Cindy Frye

    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!

  33. Debbie Avatar

    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!

  34. Karen applegate Avatar
    Karen applegate

    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

  35. Barbara Avatar

    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.

  36. Diane Avatar

    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

  37. Cindy Avatar

    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!!!

  38. SallyM Avatar

    I made a tabletopper with the 2 1/2 squares of snowman gathering. Perfect gift for a special friend.

  39. Marilyn Hopkins Avatar
    Marilyn Hopkins

    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!

  40. Carrie Van Boven Avatar
    Carrie Van Boven

    I love pre-cuts! So easy to work with!

  41. Jean Etheridge Avatar
    Jean Etheridge

    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.

  42. Linda Kramer Avatar
    Linda Kramer

    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!

  43. Anna Veit Avatar
    Anna Veit

    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

  44. Rose Avatar

    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 🙂

  45. Sandy Avatar

    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!

  46. Dee B. Avatar

    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!

  47. Jill Bodwin Avatar
    Jill Bodwin

    Precursor make this girl a happy quilter!

  48. Pam in IL Avatar
    Pam in IL

    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!

  49. robinttttt Avatar

    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 !!!

  50. Mary Schreiner Avatar
    Mary Schreiner

    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.

  51. Diane Yager Avatar
    Diane Yager

    I like charm packs to use in scrappy quilts.

  52. Loretta Swan Avatar
    Loretta Swan

    I love your fabric and have many of your pre-cuts

  53. Sher Avatar

    I love precuts to make miniatures.

  54. Julie Hess Avatar
    Julie Hess

    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!

  55. Judy Smith Avatar

    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.

  56. Ronne Neville Avatar
    Ronne Neville

    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!

  57. Sue Avatar

    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.

  58. sandi mckell Avatar
    sandi mckell

    I just finished a red and light tumbler using your 5 inch lights.

  59. Carol Avatar

    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.

  60. Mary C. Avatar
    Mary C.

    I love precuts! I just made a tablerunner with a Barbara Brackman charm pack,

  61. Rickie Long Avatar
    Rickie Long

    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.

  62. Joan Richards Avatar
    Joan Richards

    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.

  63. Cynthia Regone Avatar
    Cynthia Regone

    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

  64. Teresa Avatar

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

  65. Maureen Avatar

    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!

  66. Steph M Avatar
    Steph M

    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!

  67. Sally MB Avatar
    Sally MB

    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!

  68. Sherree Givens Avatar
    Sherree Givens

    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.

  69. Cheryl Avatar

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

  70. Cindi P Avatar
    Cindi P

    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.

  71. Jane harig Avatar
    Jane harig

    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.

  72. Marty Toale Avatar
    Marty Toale

    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.

  73. Pam Uhan Avatar
    Pam Uhan

    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!

  74. Karen M Avatar
    Karen M

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

  75. Kathy Roloff Avatar
    Kathy Roloff

    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.

  76. Mary Colley Avatar
    Mary Colley

    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.

  77. Linda A Avatar
    Linda A

    My favorite is a twin flannel quilt . I snuggle with it while watching Christmas movies!

  78. Judy Avatar

    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!!

  79. Lizzie Avatar

    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!

  80. Meme Avatar

    I prefer jelly rolls and layer cakes. I have not worked with other precuts, but on my list to try,

  81. amycofer Avatar

    I love precuts too! They’re great for making a quick project. Thanks for offering these in your 12 Needful Things blog & sale!

  82. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    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.

  83. Paula Hammer Avatar
    Paula Hammer

    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.

  84. carol Avatar

    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.

  85. Alice Avatar

    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!

  86. Nancy Avatar

    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. 🙂

  87. Betty Putzka Avatar
    Betty Putzka

    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!!

  88. Pat Wakefield Avatar
    Pat Wakefield

    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!!!

  89. maggielou Avatar

    I just finished a jelly roll race quilt for my grand son using 2.5″ jelly roll strips.

  90. Lissa Rogers Avatar
    Lissa Rogers

    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.

  91. Barbara F. Avatar
    Barbara F.

    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!

  92. Marcia Avatar

    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 🙂

  93. Judith Avatar

    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.


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

  95. Sandy Avatar

    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!

  96. donna keating Avatar
    donna keating

    I have to admit I have yet to make a project with precuts but plan to in the future.

  97. Stacy McDaniel Avatar
    Stacy McDaniel

    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!

  98. Wendy Avatar

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

  99. Kathy Y Avatar
    Kathy Y

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

  100. Nancy Avatar

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

  101. Denise Cabral Avatar
    Denise Cabral

    I have only made 1 quilt using only pre cuts. It was fun and easy!

  102. Kathi Schaffer Avatar
    Kathi Schaffer

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

  103. aquiltinglady Avatar

    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.

  104. Quilting Tangent Avatar
    Quilting Tangent

    Planning a quilt using Layer cakes.

  105. Pat dubois Avatar
    Pat dubois

    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!

  106. Sharon Gregorczyk Avatar
    Sharon Gregorczyk

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

  107. Robin McGuire Avatar
    Robin McGuire

    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!

  108. stacey larson Avatar
    stacey larson

    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…………….

  109. Sally Hurst Avatar
    Sally Hurst

    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.

  110. Sheila Plock Avatar
    Sheila Plock

    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.

  111. Cathy Cavagnaro Avatar
    Cathy Cavagnaro

    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.

  112. Charlotte Avatar

    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.


  113. Robin Haught Avatar

    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.

  114. Nancy Terhaar Avatar
    Nancy Terhaar

    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.

  115. Linda Smith Avatar
    Linda Smith

    I love your 11th day snowman and sheep! I can’t wait for your California store to open!!!

  116. Robbi Buckles Avatar
    Robbi Buckles

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

  117. Loris Mills Avatar

    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!

  118. Shirley Avatar

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

  119. Carole F Avatar
    Carole F

    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.

  120. Julie Deering Avatar
    Julie Deering

    I made a bag out of jelly roll and a quilt out of charms. Enjoyed doing both.

  121. Vickie Olsen Avatar
    Vickie Olsen

    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.

  122. Janice Simmons Avatar
    Janice Simmons

    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.

  123. Lisa D Avatar
    Lisa D

    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.

  124. Kristi Castanette Avatar
    Kristi Castanette

    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.

  125. mtneedle Avatar

    I love using precuts for bags and tablerunners. Have made many of both. I look forward to what you design with them, Lisa!

  126. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    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!

  127. Debra Reber Avatar
    Debra Reber

    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) .

  128. Coleen P Avatar
    Coleen P

    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!!!

  129. Katherine Avatar

    I recently made a small heart quilt from a charm pack. Such a great way to get a variety of fabrics!

  130. Janet Scheer Avatar
    Janet Scheer

    My favorite precut projects involve fat quarter bundles. I love having the whole line of fabric.

  131. Martha Ogden Avatar
    Martha Ogden

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

  132. Theresa K Avatar
    Theresa K

    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.

  133. sandy L Avatar
    sandy L

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

  134. Donna Avatar

    Love using precuts. Saves me a step of cutting. I am now using Primitive Shirtings in a scrap quilt.

  135. Rose Avatar

    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.

  136. De De Avatar
    De De

    I have never used precut but since my time is very limited I think it’s time to start.

  137. Julie - Me & My Stitches Avatar

    I like to buy charm packs and use them for my jewelry – they don’t make much, but give me a better idea of which pieces I may NEED yardage of.

  138. karen Avatar

    Made a small mat from your lil tumblers. Getting to love miniatures.

  139. mtquilter Avatar

    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.

  140. Cheryl Avatar

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

  141. Deborah Fields Avatar
    Deborah Fields

    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.

  142. Lori McCleary Avatar

    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!

  143. Mary Ann Servi Avatar
    Mary Ann Servi

    I have made may table runners with the precuts, they are very handy

  144. Karen in Breezy Point Avatar
    Karen in Breezy Point

    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.

  145. Pat Avatar

    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.

  146. masonmarlene Avatar

    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!!

  147. Beth Avatar

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

  148. Veronica Avatar

    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.

  149. Angelia L. Avatar
    Angelia L.

    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.

  150. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    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

  151. herkyhawk Avatar

    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!