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What’s Your Favorite Pre-Cut?

For someone who is not fond of cutting, pre-cuts are a godsend. I love that I get a bit of every fabric in a line without having to buy yardage of each pretty fabric. I don’t mind when I have leftovers. As a scrap quilter they make wonderful additions to a scrap bin. 

Even before pre-cuts were bin I loved the Nickel Quilt books. My guild did a nickel exchange and then we all made quilts from these books. It was a lot of fun. Having the books makes for great eye candy and is a great way to use leftover charm squares.

Nickel Quilts
Big Book of Nickel Quilts

 Making Majestic Mountain blocks from layer cakes squares is one of my favorite things to do with a layer cake. This little quilt is one I did just that with. 

A Little High A Little Low

This was another play on the majestic mountain block I did with a layer cake.


Jellyrolls are also fun and there are so many possibilities.  Here are just a few.

Bloomin’ Peaks
Pharaoh’s Pyramids 

 What is your favorite pre-cut. What do you like to make with it? Or do you like to just collect them? Craftys has a great selection of pre-cuts just in case you want to stock up.Craftsy Logo


  • Karen - Quilts...etc. says:

    I like them too – I think I tend to want fat quarter bundles but it depends on the price! a lot of times if I really want a line but the money is tighter I will go with a jelly roll or just charms – they do add to the scraps.

  • Jan @Cocoa Quilts says:

    I love them all. Right now layer cakes are my favorite! But that will change!

  • Podunk Pretties says:

    I love them all, they look so cute sitting about the sewing room as decor. But when buying I lean towards the best value for my money and that would be FQ bundles. I'll sometimes buy a charm pack just to see what a line looks like before making the bigger purchase.

  • Sarah says:

    I love using bright jelly rolls for baby/kid quilts! Just so fun, and the variety in fabrics adds complexity to simple piecing.

  • Rebecca says:

    Charm pack to check the colors and then if I like them its usually a layercake

  • maggie fellow says:

    I own them but I have yet to make anything from a layer cake. I just love scraps – they are precut aren't they?

  • Jeanne says:

    I like nickels, and have made many quilts from Pat Speth's books.

  • Judy says:

    I love them all, and I use them to add to the scraps that I already have to make more quilt. Thanks for the book suggestions!

  • Havplenty says:

    I like precuts due to their convenience. I also buy plenty of remnants from my LQS or TOB and cut my own strips, charms or layer cakes. A LQS has plenty of $1 FQ sales so I do have a bunch of those to.

    Now to sew my way through all of this fabric would be a dream come true.

  • Julierose says:

    My favorite is jelly rolls…i do a lot of strip quilts….
    hugs, Julierose

  • Vicki in MN says:

    I guess I would have to say Jelly rolls, however it just depends on what pattern I want to make.

  • Kristi says:

    I've been cutting all my scraps into 2 1/2 inch strips. Then I can use jelly roll patterns! When I need to clean out one of my scrap bins I find a fun jelly roll pattern and cut away. I use those for mostly leader-ender projects. I rarely buy pre-cuts though because all my fabric is washed in my stash and I haven't been brave enough to mix-in unwashed precuts…

  • Soma @ whimsandfancies.com says:

    Beautiful quilts and great use of pre-cuts! I like charm packs very much as a sampler.

    I hate cutting so much that I learned how to quilt with paper piecing 🙂


  • sewyouquilt2 says:

    I like cakes, jelly rolls and 5 inch charms. I have yet to try the triangle ones but they are on the list. love watching Jenny of Missouri Star work magic with them.

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