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Thread: What size/type of pre-cuts do you usually buy?

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    What size/type of pre-cuts do you usually buy?

    The Deal of the Day at Missouri Star Quilt Company today is a set of turnovers. They're really pretty (spring-y) & I'll probably buy them. I've never bought turnovers before. I've bought fat quarter bundles, layer cakes, jelly rolls & charm packs, but never turnovers (or honey buns or any other configuration). It made me get to thinking... what size/type pre-cuts do other people buy? And why do they buy what they do. Care to share? Inquiring minds...


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    I love jelly rolls. I have made at least three quilts using them and will make many more.

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    I buy fat quarters, 5" charms and an occasional jelly roll. I like the 5" charms because I can whip a project pretty quick with them. I buy fat quarters because: A. I love different fabrics B. I can have a large variety of prints in my stash and C. They are just the right size for small projects. I have never even considered the turnovers, mainly because I don't see them in the LQS very often. I'm fussy about anything with a bias edge so I try to avoid them! I suppose that the honey buns would work just like "home made" HST, just starch the heck out of them before handling and sewing them
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    I usually do the Fat Quarter bundles, Fat Eights are my favorite but harder to find and Jelly rolls. There are so many patterns and books for the Jelly rolls so I always know I can find something to do with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach View Post
    I love jelly rolls. I have made at least three quilts using them and will make many more.
    I love jelly rolls, too. Do you have a favorite pattern to use with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    I usually do the Fat Quarter bundles, Fat Eights are my favorite but harder to find and Jelly rolls. There are so many patterns and books for the Jelly rolls so I always know I can find something to do with them
    I love jelly rolls, too. Do you have a favorite pattern to use with them?
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    I don't buy precuts. I would rather buy yardage. I bought one quilt kit and will not do that again. I hated two of the fabrics that were in the kit and had to replace them.
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    I buy layer cakes and jelly rolls - I find this size for me is the most useful.

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    I buy 5" charms, jelly rolls, and fat qtr sets. i've bought a couple of themed layer cakes - landscape fabrics. I do small projects and art type stuff so I like the variety. I buy yardage of solids and blenders and a few prints to use as backings.
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    I only buy the fat quarter bundles and then only if it's a type of fabric I'm collecting for a project. I have somehow acquired some charm squares but still haven't figured out what to do with them.
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    FQ is as small as I will go.

    My mom gave me a set of 5 inch squares - and when I washed them, some of them became very wonky - one of them shrank to 4.5 inches x 5 inches!!!

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    I love fat quarters. Good way to get a large variety of fabrics. I bought 5 inch squares, several sets and made my twister quilt. Saved a lot of cutting. I never wash the smaller cuts of fabric.
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    when i buy i buy 5 inch charms so easy to make quick quillts
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    This is an interesting conversation. I've bought charm squares and fat quaters. I find a use for all for them in different things. DP9 is a great pattern for charm squares. 2 packages is enough for a lap quilt.
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    I have never purchased any precuts. They are not available where I live and after I figure out the price per yard I just don't do it when I travel. I guess there are benefits to living in a very small community. Ann in TN

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    I buy the layer cakes the most because that size fits most of my Go dies. I swap cost for time saved. I know I will run out of time no matter what. Money comes and goes.
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    FQ's and jelly rolls for me. Have bought layer cakes, but took longer to figure out what to do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    FQ is as small as I will go.

    My mom gave me a set of 5 inch squares - and when I washed them, some of them became very wonky - one of them shrank to 4.5 inches x 5 inches!!!
    I never pre-wash any of my pre-cuts. Which always feels really odd to me because I normally pre-wash like a fiend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncredbird View Post
    I have never purchased any precuts. They are not available where I live and after I figure out the price per yard I just don't do it when I travel. I guess there are benefits to living in a very small community. Ann in TN
    I order all of mine because my LQS was rude to me & then again to my DH so I no longer give them my business. So many places on-line have pre-cuts on sale & have free shipping so it's worth my while.
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    Fat Quarters and jelly rolls to me are most useful

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    I buy FQs, charm packs and jelly rolls. I'm getting better about buying yardage, but I too, swap money for time saved.

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