Quilting with Precuts Handy Pocket Guide--a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

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I am happy to report my sewing machine is working again. I'm not sure what was wrong last week, but with a quick clean and reinstalling the bobbin it worked fine today so I can share with you the Handy Pocket Guide: Quilting with Precuts compiled by Gailen Runge.

This guide in print is 4" x 6" and it is 48 pages. Seems a bit big for a pocket guide, but it is full of information. I have the ebook, so I am not really positive about the size. The book starts by talking about the various types of precuts there are--mini charms, charms, strips, fat quarters, cakes and others. Next it tells you how many packs of each type you need for different size quilts (crib through king). Next are suggestions for common ways of cutting the different types of precuts to make different types of squares. There are also discussions about whether to wash precuts or not, how to handle the pinked edge, as well as quilting tips with different types of precuts. Then there are 25 blocks. They are separated into the type of precuts used. I have a good supply of 5-inch squares from my mother, so I was looking for charm blocks. I had tried some strip ones but discovered the strips from my mom were not full length and I ran out of fabric. Oops!! This is what happens when you get the hand-me-down fabrics. I did try two of the four charm blocks. (Most of the blocks work with strips or 10-inch squares.)

This is the posy square. It was very easy to do and with an actual charm pack it would be easy since you would have multiple squares from the same fabrics. I was limited on my fabrics that I have multiples. I however love the flower fabric. 
I also made the casual star. This one reminded me more of a block for a scrap quilt. Perfect for what I have available to me. I really had fun with this one. The instructions for both were very easy to follow and the photos really help. 
I found this pocket guide to be very useful for anyone who wants to make a quilt with precuts and also the blocks are fun and creative. I hope you will check it out!

Now it is time to see what you have been creating!  Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party.  There were some great ideas shared. Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place to share all your diverse and cultural posts there, and I'm hosting this month.  I can't wait to see what your latest creations are!!


1) From Rain on a Tin Roof: Easy Step Stool Makevoer

2) From Kippi at Home: Wingback Chairs Update

3) From The Scrap Shoppe: Seed Packet Lavender Sachets

4) From Anika's DIY Life: Dinosaur Shelf

5) From Busy Being Jennifer: Hand Lettered Mini Notebooks

6) From The Safari Style: DIY Floral Headband for Babies & Toddlers

7) From The Real Thing with the Coake Family: Fun Pom Pom Wreath

8) From LiliaCraftParty: Sweet Snuggle Baby Cocoon Knitting Pattern

9) From DIY Party Mom: Grover Plastic Canvas Tissue Box Pattern

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!

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