Make The Most Of Precut Fabric Packs!

Mar/Apr Quilting Quickly 2017 CoverEvery issue of Quilting Quickly magazine is filled with unique, fun quilt patterns perfect for using precut fabric packs. These tempting bits of “quilters’ candy” are such a convenient way to enjoy all the fabrics in a particular collection, and they reduce patch cutting time incredibly. Who among us hasn’t succumbed to the lure of these lovely, yummy 2 1/2″-wide strips, 5″ or 10″ squares, fat quarters, or other precut shapes?

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But…once you get your packs home, what do you do with them? Not every quilt pattern works for precut fabrics, but Quilting Quickly patterns do! And the new March/April 2017 issue is filled with 14 quilt projects perfect for precuts. Get those fabric packs down off the shelf or out of that plastic bin and pick a new quilt to make!

 

Spring Has Sprung Quilt
Spring Has Sprung

 

Spring Has Sprung is an adorable lap quilt any girl (of any age) will love. The two pieced flower block designs are easy to make, and so cheerful on display. Pamela Morgan made this quilt using 1930s solids by Riley Blake, but this would also be a great pattern for making from your stash. Start work on this quilt, and your spirits are sure to rise!

Strippy Diamonds Quilt
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Strippy Diamonds by Jean Nolte is a dramatic, sophisticated quilt that’s unbelievably easy to make. The blocks begin with precut 2 1/2″-wide fabric strips, and our free video tutorial shows you every step to creating these fun diamonds. One warning – this pattern is addictive. You may find yourself wanting to make this quilt multiple times with different precut strip packs!

Nine-Patch-Garden-Block

 

Not only does the March/April issue of Quilting Quickly magazine feature 14 great new quilt patterns, it also showcases some fabulous quilt blocks. This example from the Nine Patch Garden quilt pattern starts with a simple nine-patch, which is then framed with pieces cut from 2 1/2″-wide fabric strips for a richer, more intricate look. This block design would give a wonderful chain effect set side to side, although the quilt pattern itself includes sashing.

Nine Patch Garden Quilt
Nine Patch Garden

So…14 fresh quick quilts from precut fabric packs…fun, versatile block designs…and step by step photo tutorials and free videos. What more could a quilter want? Pick up a copy of Quilting Quickly March/April 2017 and start your next quilt today! Instant digital copies and print copies are also available in our online shop.

Happy quick quilting!
The Fons & Porter Team

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