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Quilter's Precut Companion


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Contents Standard Quilt Sizes Bed, Comforter, Coverlet, and Bedspread Measurements Quilt sizes with Drop and Tuck Using Precuts Standard Precut Sizes and Names Precuts and Quilt Sizes Cutting From Fat Quarters (18" x 22") Cutting From Layer Cakes (10" x 10" Squares) Cutting From Charm Packs (5" x 5" Squares) Tips for Using Precuts To Wash or Not to Wash Handling the Pinked Edges Using Jelly Rolls for Binding Borders and Backings Yardage for Borders Cut on Crosswise Grain Yardage for Borders Cut on Lengthwise Grain Yardage for Quilt Backing Binding Yardage for Straight-Grain Binding Cut/Finished Binding Widths Bias Binding from a Square Cutting Bias Strips Size of Fabric Square Needed for Various Widths and Lengths of Bias Strips Calculating Square Size for Additional Widths and Lengths of Bias Strips Putting on Binding Needles and Threads U. S. /European Needle Sizes and Recommended Fabric weight Needle Type, Size, and Use Blocks from Squares and Half-Square Triangles Pinwheel Friendship Star Broken Dishes Birds in the Air Maple Leaf Shoofly Tricks with Squares: Easy Half-Square Triangles Make 2 at a Time Make 4 at a Time Make 8 at a Time Blocks from Turnovers Blocks from Strips Blocks from Combinations Jelly Roll Race Variations Number of Strips Needed for Standard Sizes Methods for Connecting the Strips

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Missouri Star Quilt Co. is a grassroots business that started in 2008 in Hamilton, Missouri. The family-run company began with a brick-and-mortar shop and an online store. In just seven short years, it has revitalized the small town of Hamilton and introduced thousands of people to quilting.


Are you still a bit confused on precuts? C&T Publishing has put together a nice 32 page booklet called Quilter's Precut Companion". This all-in-one guide to precuts is a spiral-bound, easy to take with you reference guide that covers everything you need to know about precuts. This little gem is filled with charts and information on everything precut...did you know there are at least 7 different names for 10"x10" squares? I liked the chart called Precuts and Quilt Size, if no other fabric is used, this chart gives you an idea of how many packs or strips of the most common precuts you will need to make the various size quilts. You will also find instructions for making Easy Half-Square Triangles and blocks using the half-square triangle units. In fact there are 25 traditional quilt blocks you can make from precut squares, strips, and triangles. The Applique Society Newsletter, Jan/Feb 2016 The portable 5 1/2" x 9" spiral-bound Quilter's Precut Companion includes charts with basic size information, tips for using precuts, cutting diagrams to make the most of popular precut sizes, and instructions to make 25 precut-friendly blocks. Quilts and More, Summer 2016 Jenny Doan, from the Missouri Star Quilt Company, has been designing with precut fabric for years and has quite a following on her YouTube channel. She provides the introduction to this excellent new reference book that brings together top hints and tips for working with precut fabrics as well as 25 block patterns. All the hard work has been done for you as this book provides you with cutting details for all the precuts, as well as easy-to-use yardage charts for borders, backing and binding. Quilters Companion Quilts from Precut Fabrics, No. 5

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