Quilter's Precut Companion: Handy Reference Guide + 25 Precut-Friendly Blocks (Spiral bound)Missouri Star Quilt Co. (author)
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Master precuts with this compete and indispensable guide to working with Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Turnovers, and more! Sew 25 traditional blocks from squares, half-square triangles, and precut strips with timesaving tips and tricks from the one and only Missouri Star Quilt Company. You'll cover all the basics, including precut options, standard quilt sizes and needle types. Plus, finish your quilt like a pro with yardage and cutting info for borders, backings, and bindings! Easy-to-use charts, tables, and illustrations are at your fingertips in this handy, spiral-bound guide that's easy to take with you.
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 88 g
Dimensions: 228 x 133 x 9 mm
How many times have you bought a precut and then stashed it away? I know I can see your stash. Unfortunately, I can see mine too. I'll own up to having 5 precuts sitting in my workroom, doing nothing. Action - get yourself a copy of this fabulous book. We all love precuts and this book will get them out of your stash and into fabulous makes. It gives you standard quilt sizes for all kinds of beds; standard precut sizes and their names. Then it tells you how many precuts are needed to give six kinds of quilts. This is extremely useful information. The book goes on to show how to cut up your precuts in different ways. I was blown away by this. I am not a very experienced quilter myself, but I think this is of use to any quilter. For example, did you know that you can cut a fat quarter 13 different ways? Borders, bindings and backings are also given along with yardage needed for different width borders. There are easy methods for cutting different triangles, stars and other shapes as well as blocks. You'll find invaluable tips and tricks. It's only 32 pages and it's a small sized book, around A5 size, BUT it is jam-packed full of time-saving knowledge and know-how. A great reference that is so easy to use. I think you are getting a lot for your money here if you are an avid quilter.* Karen Platt- yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *
As a newbie quilter this book is fantastic. I am sure anyone who quilts will find this book invaluable. The spiral bound book provides with a quick and easy guide to quilting. Using pre-cuts makes quilting so much easier. It's difficult when you start out to be able to afford all the fabric you would like. Going into a shop you feel overwhelmed with the amount of choice you have. Choosing pre-cuts means you can get a fantastic array of fabrics that make brilliant quilts. The designers take the decisions for you and put together the fabrics that make amazing quilts. Once you have the fabric you want to use you can use the book to help make all the decisions about your quilt. The book starts by giving you all the standard quilt sizes including ones with a drop & tuck. You then have a breakdown of the standard precut sizes and names. This is all new to me and it's fantastically
helpful. It takes the language and makes it easy to follow. The guide also breaks down how many
precuts you will need for each size of quilt. You then have diagrams and sizes for cutting fat quarters into each of the sizes. From there it sets out how to cut layer cakes and charm squares. Then it gives you wonderful tips on using precuts. You then have a diagram that details what yardage is required for borders. Bonding and backings are then broken down in various sizes. I just can't believe how much information is packed in. It explains binding width and shows example diagrams of different bindings. Bias strips, opening seams and offset are explained. The back of the book breaks down triangles. It takes you step by step through the different designs you can make with them. The step by step instructions and sizing graphs make everything so simple. You can follow each step by step to make amazing quilts. This book is fantastic and is a wonderful information book for any quilter. I have been afraid of how to work with my pre-cuts but this book helps make more sense. I would highly recommend this book. I'll be using it time and again. It's useful to any level of quilter .
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