|Ruby and Little Apples charm packs and a Ruby layer cake|
I have a lovely friend, Lisa, who I met a while ago when I ordered my first pre cuts from her shop. We were emailing back and forth one night about the different types and advantages of precuts. I had just done this post about using some charm square scraps to make my new potholders. The next morning I got another email from my adorable friend Heidi (who makes the cutest cards ever!!) asking me what precuts were.
I know that quite a few of my followers are new sewers. Maybe some of you just aren't that familiar with all of the awesome options there are out there! Here is a brief explanation of my 3 favorite pre cuts.
charm squares: 42 - 5"x5" squares
layer cake: 42 - 10"x10" squares
jelly roll: 42 - 2 1/2"xWOF (width of fabric being 44" or 45")
There are others but these are my favorites and what most patterns that call for precuts use.
What can you do with a simple charm pack? I'm so glad you asked!!! :) I made all of these projects with ONE charm pack and I still have several squares left over!
|two linen tea towels for a flickr swap|
|my little table topper|
|the bottom two snack mats|
I made this quilt with a jelly roll. I get most of my precuts from Lisa's shop. She has, by far, the best prices! She ships quickly and she is a sweetheart!! I always find it so much nicer to buy from a shop where the people are kind, makes me happier to give them my money! :) She still has some of the new Ruby and Little Apples precuts that are in my first photo.
My favorite quilt patterns use precuts as well, Camille makes a fabulous quilt! I have made one of her patterns using yardage as well, it was a little more work but I really love it. :)
***Disclaimer - I have not been paid in any way by any of the shops that I linked to in this post!!! I simply think they have great products at great prices and just wanted to share them with you!! ***