Now Touring: I Love Precut Quilts! by Tricia Maloney

teri • February 02, 2017 • 42 Comments

There is something irresistible about those lovely rounds of fabric strips that sit near the register at your local quilt shop. When I spy a jellyroll of that latest line from Victoria, Tula or Kaffe, I honestly can’t control myself. I must have it. The problem is, once I get it back to my sewing space, I can’t bring myself to break into those perfectly aligned bundles of strips! I mean, first of all, once you open it, there’s no getting it back into anything as pretty. Second, those strips are 2 1/2 inches. What, now, are you supposed to do with them?

 

 

So when our blog mistress Teri Lucas asked me if I wanted to cover the blog hop for Tricia Maloney’s new book, I Love Precut Quilts!: 16 Fast, Fun Projects  (C & T Publications, 2017 hard copy $21.95; e-book $14.99), I jumped at the chance. While I love looking at my pretty stacks of precuts, the fabric is screaming “USE ME!” and I would rather use it up and make room for new fabrics.

 

See? I told you I had stacks o’ precuts!

 

There are 16 quilt patterns in Tricia’s book, and they run the pre-cut gamut from charm squares to fat quarters and every slice in between. Her pattern styles vary from contemporary to modern design to traditional, so every kind of quilter and fabric collector will find something to love. You know, when it comes to style, it’s really more about the fabric choices than the pattern. I love that Tricia’s designs are so versatile that you can make the quilts your own.

 

The designs vary in complexity with enough challenge to keep you interested for quite a while. (And don’t you love when a pattern book has several patterns that you just gotta make?)

 

On my “to make” list are Spritely, which makes short work of a jelly roll:

 

 

I’m also crushing on the uber-easy Paper Lanterns, which just takes a few chops of a charm pack :  

 

 

Fun, easy and quick. (My three favorite words, other than Manhattan, bourbon and Luxardo cherries. Okay, so that’s four words…) It’s especially easy using fabric already trimmed into manageable chunks. I really like that because sometimes hand pain makes it hard for me to do a lot of cutting.

This book is also extremely beginner friendly. Wouldn’t it be perfect to package up the book with a layer cake or some fat quarters to give to that budding “quilter in training” in your life? Or simply get this book for yourself. If you are like me, you really need to start diving into that stash and make something already.

Now for the good part! Tricia Maloney and C & T Publishing are giving away a copy of I Love Precut Quilts! To enter the contest, simply leave a comment and tell me what pre-cut is your Kryptonite. Are you like me and can’t resist a jellyroll? Or are fat quarters your undoing? One entry per person. US Winner will receive a hard copy, international winner an e-book. We will announce the winner on Thursday February 9th. Good luck!

P.S. For more chances to win, visit the other stops along the blog tour!

Monday, Jan. 30
C&T Publishing (Tricia will be the guest blogger on C&T’s blog to kick off the Blog Hop), www.ctpub.com/blog

Tuesday, Jan. 31
1. Mark Lipinski
2. Julie Cefalu — The Crafty Quilter

Wednesday, Feb. 1  
1. Sandy Whitelaw — Upstairs Hobby Room
2. Camelot Fabrics
3. Cheryl Parker — Cheryl’s Teapots2 Quilting

Thursday, Feb 2
1. Joy Lamphere — Am I Shouting Yet?
2. Bernie Kringel — Needle and Foot
3. Generation Q Magazine

Friday, Feb. 3
Tricia Maloney — Quilt With a View

Quilt. Sew. Live. Breathe.

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42 Comments

  • Sue • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #1

    jelly rolls for me- I often use them for the perfect width quilt binding

  • Vicki H • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #2

    I am a sucker for Fat Quarters. I love them for scrap quilts and small projects.

  • Sandy K • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #3

    I don’t have a big stash, but there are many times I can’t pass up a great deal on FQ’s.

  • Lisa Marie • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #4

    I like FQs best, except for the price of those bundles! I most often buy layer cakes and find that I can do lots of different things with them. But it always involves cutting the squares up, which makes me wonder if I’m defeating the purpose of precuts.

  • Gayle Mercer • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #5

    I really love fat quarter bundles, but once I started looking at my stash, I realize I have a lot of charm square packs!

  • Nancy • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #6

    I love charm packs…just enough to give you lots of variety and not enough to make the project too long! Thanks for sharing!

  • Susan L. • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #7

    Charm packs are definitely my Kryptonite!

  • Tamie • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #8

    My stash is mostly fat quarters… a lot of them.

  • Patricia • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #9

    I love fat quarters.

  • Shirley Ratliff • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #10

    Layer cakes are my downfall. Love em!

  • LINDA • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #11

    Hi,I can’t resist the Charm Packs! Love all Pre-cuts! Thanks for sharing!

  • Judi D • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #12

    Fat Quarters…I can resist and they are inexpensive and I can buy a whole bunch at one time!

  • Stephanie Cheng • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #13

    Fat quarters are my weakness!

  • Joan K • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #14

    If there is a bundle of fat quarters I just can’t resist!

  • Kathy E. • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #15

    I do love my precuts! Fat quarters are my go-to favorite since they offer so many options for cutting them up. They are a good size for fondling too! 🙂

  • Cyn Richardson • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #16

    I love the news and info from you, but the neon green links are unreadable against the white background.

  • Janet T • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #17

    Fat quarters are my drug! Love to pet and enjoy the many colors in my “fat” box!

  • Anna brown • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #18

    Very cool yess the lamps are pretty.. fatquater s and charms are my fav. happyness04431@yahoo.com

  • elizajane120 • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #19

    I love precuts and try to buy any books that focus on them.

  • elizajane120 • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #20

    I forgot to answer your question! My favorite precuts are fat quarters! I buy them all the time!

  • Chris • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #21

    I do love Jelly rolls. Seems so easy to store and use.

  • nancyangerer • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #22

    My favorite is the FQ but I do have a jelly roll and some charms sitting on the shelf that I want to use up.

  • Becky • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #23

    I love fat quarters. I usually make scrappy quilts, so fat quarters gives me the variety of fabrics and still be large enough pieces of fabric that I can do most anything with them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Dawn F. • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #24

    I am like you in that I just love how pretty jelly rolls look, and I am sucked into buying them, but then hate to open them and ruin how perfect they look. It is a problem for sure, haha. I like to use charm packs.

  • Christine M • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #25

    Charm packs are my weakness. I can’t resist them!

  • Paula • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #26

    I hoard charm packs. I love them for making quick easy quilts for someone in need of a little love. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  • Lori M • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #27

    I love Charms!! But my go-too first, are fat quarters…soooo versatile! 🙂

    thank you for chance to win this Awesome book too! 😀

  • Lisa E • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #28

    I really like fat quarter bundles. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Dian • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #29

    Fat quarters, every time!

  • barbara blair • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #30

    I love them all, but if I had to choose, it would be jelly rolls.

  • Julie Bailey • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #31

    fat quarters are my favorite.

  • Linda Williamson • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #32

    I love fat quarters and putting together bundles, but I’d like to make the Spritely quilt so I’ll be purchasing a jelly roll soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Ellen KR • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #33

    Kryptonite? heehee. My go-to pre-cut are 2 1/2″ strips. A full jelly roll, even better! I have been known to make a small folio that holds mini legal pads (5×7 size) and sell them to raise money for our Relay for Life team. 🙂

    Spritely looks interesting – I have not seen this in the other bloghop posts. Hmm. Rather yummy.

  • Ginger Synsteby • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #34

    I love fat quarters & the 10″ precuts.

  • springleafstudios • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #35

    I tend to buy more jelly rolls than anything else and then of course never use them because they look so pretty all rolled up.

  • Julie Dunn • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #36

    Jelly Rolls are so very hard to resist.

  • Sandy R. • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #37

    I like jelly rolls and layer cakes the most…but wouldn’t turn down any of the pre-cuts available..

  • Tina • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #38

    I love layer cakes. Thank you for your inspiration. I would love to actually use up my precut stash also.

  • Laura • 9 months ago
    COMMENT #39

    I choose fat quarters because I like to prewash my fabrics.

  • Cecilia • 8 months ago
    COMMENT #40

    I can’t resist charm packs! They are just too cute!

  • Connie Wood • 8 months ago
    COMMENT #41

    I have a soft spot for jelly rolls. You see a tempting bit of each fabric.

  • Marga Pieper • 8 months ago
    COMMENT #42

    I am more in to layer cakes, I really love them.
    I do love the Paper Lanterns pattern.
    Thanks for the chance to win e-book sample.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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