Welcome to the “I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS” Blog Hop

I want to thank Tricia Lynn Maloney for inviting me to hop along (if you feel shaking, it’s not an earthquake . . . it’s just me)


A little history. . .

It seems I’ve known designer and author, Tricia Lynn Maloney for ages.


We met, if I recall correctly, at a class I gave in Meadville, Pennsylvania years ago. Tricia was a student.  Now, Meadville is a neighboring town to Edinboro, Pennsylvania where I attended college.


As a matter of fact, it was in Meadville, under the cloak of darkness that I, along with my fraternity pledge brother, Tom, was stripped of money and ID, blindfolded, and tied to a tree in the middle of nowhere, after having been kidnapped from our dorm rooms during our pledging.


Big deal?  Why not just ask for help or hitch hike back to campus?  First of all, it was the middle of the night, and; our long 1975 hair had been drenched in Areowax Floor Wax. Tom’s hair was styled into long devil horns, while mine was frozen into a thick, red rooster comb!  Being invited to Meadville to teach was like coming home to me.

I have been a fan of all of Tricia’s books over the years . . .

I found her first book, Orphan Block Quilts, to be inspirational and acts as a guide to those “orphan blocks” from any one of your 342,000 UFO’s or the occasional vintage block given to you just because someone found it at a garage sale and thought you just had to have it.


I also loved Tricia’s book, A Russian Journey in Quilts: The Story of Nicholas and Nina Filatoff.  The book includes 15 simple quilt projects that are taken from period designs and commemorate the incredible journey of Nicholas and Nina Filatoff.  I really appreciated the real-life story of  Nicholas and Nina that inspired the quilts in the book.




There is a new book in town published by C&T Publishing, I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! and Tricia is the author!


If you’re a fan of charm squares, jelly rolls, layer cakes, half-yard bundles, and fat quarters to piece some fast, easy, and attractive quilts, then you’re going to want to take a look at Tricia’s newest book, I Love Precut Quilts! 


Here’s what’s inside . . .

There are 16 projects in Tricia’s book. Here’s just a few…


Not a Fan of Precut Fabric?

If you’re not a fan of precut fabrics and want a more ‘original’ look to your quilts using fabrics from your own stash, fear not!  I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! works for you, too!


All you have to do is ‘precut’ your own stash into the shapes and sizes needed for each project in the I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! book.  Let me help you with that, kiddo (that’s what I’m here for).

Here are the measurements for many of the popular precuts found in our local quilt shops (but, Gawd knows, there are different names and sizes popping up every time you bat an eye). Use the following as guild then simply iron your fabrics, square them up, and cut!


  • 18″ x 44″  


  • 18″ x 21″


  • 9″ x 21″


  • 6″ hexagons


  • 10″ x 10″


  • 6″ triangles


  • 5″ x 10″


  • 2.5″ x 44″


  • 1.5″x 44″


  • 5″x 5″


  • 2.5″ x 2.5″



You, yes YOU, can win an autographed copy of Tricia’s book, I Love Precut Quilts!


Here’s all you have to do to WIN  (and you have 6 different ways to win with many chances, too)…

All you have to do is LEAVE A SHORT COMMENT at the end of this blog, commenting  on any one of the following topics between now and midnight EST February 3:

  • Why you can’t live without winning a copy of I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS!
  • How precut fabrics have saved you from a life of despair.
  • The time you ate half a Jelly Roll before you realized it was fabric
  • Write a precut limerick — at least one name of a precut needs to be included in the verse, i.e., Jelly Roll, Fat Quarter, Charm, etc.
  • Comment on why Tricia Maloney should be named, Miss Universe.
  • Become a subscriber of this blog, then leave a comment telling me you that you’re a blog subscriber.


Each time you comment, one ticket will be placed in a jar with your posting identifier written on it. At the end of the Blog Hop, I will randomly choose a ticket from the jar!  It’s that easy-peasy.


Get this . . .

You may comment as often as you like!  And every time you comment you’ll earn a ticket! **

Stop Back on February 4 to see if you are the winner! 



We’re all losers sometimes, and who can’t use a little humility?   If for some hideous reason you don’t win the I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! book on this blog, don’t go cra cra.


Just pick up a soft cover copy (autographed to you by Tricia) or an eBook by clicking on this link (you know you want one): http://www.orphanquilter.com

** Please note: international winners will receive an ebook version of Tricia’s book.

BLOG HOP SCHEDULE (enter to win on all of the sites)

Monday, January 30th

C&T Publishing

 Quilt With a View

Tuesday, January 31st

Mark Lipinski’s Blog 

The Crafty Quilter


Wednesday, February 1st

Upstairs Hobby Room

Camelot Fabrics


Thursday, February 2nd

Am I Shouting Yet?

Needle and Foot

Generation Q Magazine   

Friday, February 3rd

Quilt With a View

Thanks for stopping by . . . 





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  1. Kristina Maitland
    January 30, 2017 at 11:14 PM #

    I LOVE PRECUTS!!! It seems like I have a million charm packs and layer cakes!! Winning a copy of the book would give me a reason to make my precuts into quilts instead of using them as delectable decorations in my quilt room.


  2. Mary Van Dijk
    January 30, 2017 at 11:32 PM #

    I can’t live without a copy of “I Love Precut Quilts!” because I have so many precuts languishing in my stash. I don’t know why I bought them, I just know that at the time I couldn’t go home without them!


  3. January 30, 2017 at 11:35 PM #

    I never ate a jelly roll but I did try to eat one of those jelly-colored thimbles once; just couldn’t out why it was tasteless and didn’t dissolve. It was in a bag of candy from a shop hop so I thought it was edible, too.


  4. Pat
    January 30, 2017 at 11:47 PM #

    Precuts. They are fun to use. Love the selection of fabrics.


  5. Cynthia Scollard
    January 30, 2017 at 11:55 PM #

    I bought quite a few precuts before I realized that I really didn’t like them so much! So, maybe a copy of Tricia’s book will give me some inspiration :o).


  6. Tish Leupen
    January 31, 2017 at 12:09 AM #

    I have a dessert buffet of jelly rolls, layer cakes and adorbs little charm packs in my sewing garret. Since I can’t eat the things, I’m going to have to sew them together in cunning little ways. This book may be just what I need to get this picnic started.


  7. Maryellen McAuliffe
    January 31, 2017 at 12:09 AM #

    You are so funny! I need to win, so I can have something that I won from your blog, lol. I also have a ton of precuts that need to be used. Sending hugs!


  8. Maryellen McAuliffe
    January 31, 2017 at 12:10 AM #

    I follow your blog, too. A long time follower. Like, since I before I actually met you at that little fabric shop/warehouse in Bethlehem.


  9. Dee Winter
    January 31, 2017 at 1:26 AM #

    I’d love to win. I’m hoping the day will come that I can meet you in person.


  10. Maureen Gillet
    January 31, 2017 at 1:54 AM #

    You make my day Mark!! I just need to win, because I just moved from New Jersey to Washington state. I am still waiting for my things to arrive, so I onIy have one jelly roll, a borrowed sewing machine, but no quilt books at all!!


    January 31, 2017 at 2:02 AM #

    Just went through my little pile of lonesome lovelies. You gave me hope that they will not be so lonely for long. Book sounds great.


  12. Cindi Jo
    January 31, 2017 at 2:19 AM #

    A book to help me use some of my beauties would be great!


  13. Marilyn Weiss
    January 31, 2017 at 2:23 AM #

    There once was a girl named Charmed,
    Who lived up to her name and disarmed
    Every Tom, Dick and Cole
    with a comment so droll
    That they happily paid the Fat Quarter toll.

    (Please give me an A for effort. It’s two am and I can’t sleep 😔 And works starts in a few hours)


  14. January 31, 2017 at 2:26 AM #

    Hello Mark from Portsmouth, UK. Just letting you know that I love your blog!! It’s always a treat to read it it’s always amusing but full of useful information. Thank you🤗


  15. Cindi Jo
    January 31, 2017 at 2:28 AM #

    There once was a charm pack of brights
    Reds, oranges, yellows and whites
    I’ll mix them with green
    and black in between
    Add purple with blue, what a sight!


    January 31, 2017 at 2:32 AM #

    I need the book ’cause I don’t even know the names of precuts. Mark you hints will be very helpful.


  17. Shelley Gardner
    January 31, 2017 at 2:42 AM #

    Love precuts, but I agree REDS can bleed! Great washing instructions, and the Salad Spinner idea is a gem. Beats laying them on a towel and gently wringing (my previous method).


  18. Shelley Gardner
    January 31, 2017 at 3:17 AM #

    Hell yeah I am a blog subscriber! They are often the highlight of my day when I see them! (mix of good ideas, some nuttiness, and so forth)


  19. Shelley Gardner
    January 31, 2017 at 3:21 AM #

    LOL, it shows me as posting 3 am- really it’s only 1 something here in Mountain Time Zone. Quilters know no sane hours anyway!


  20. Ellee
    January 31, 2017 at 3:23 AM #

    I subscribe to your blog.


  21. Ellee
    January 31, 2017 at 3:26 AM #

    Mostly I cut my own fabrics. Sometimes there’s a precut package that’s so yummy I can’t pass it up. This book is bound to be immensely helpful to me.


  22. Holly Archer
    January 31, 2017 at 4:17 AM #

    I love pre cuts. Its saves me the time of trying to find fabrics that go together . They are so much fun to work with and shop for.


  23. Par THORNTON
    January 31, 2017 at 5:07 AM #

    Some people collect knick knacks I collect Jelly Rolls I need Tricia’s help


  24. Denise Toomey
    January 31, 2017 at 5:22 AM #

    I had just left a Fabric Watcher Meeting (a Fabric Reduction Program) where I was happy to find that I hadn’t gained a Pre-cut and had actually lost a Charm Pack. I stopped at a Coffee Shop to celebrate with a fine cup of Java. A man sitting next to me had 2 Jelly Rolls sitting on a fine plate. I watched with green eyes as he devoured one. He wiped his mouth and gave me a wink as he left. I looked, my mouth started watering, as I observed he had left a Roll behind. I grabbed it and was enjoying the scrumptious offering. Suddenly the man returned. I was ashamed. As I looked down sheepishly I saw the tell-tale signs of Jelly Roll lint all over the front of my blouse. I vowed to attend 2 Fabric Watcher Meetings the next week.


  25. maureen
    January 31, 2017 at 6:06 AM #

    after my husband leaving me after 33 yrs for someone 4 yrs older than our oldest child I now have to get to all those UFOS….and unlike him, the only scraps I want is my fabric scraps! That book can come in handy!


  26. Lynne Walton
    January 31, 2017 at 6:10 AM #

    A LAYER CAKE with blue floral fabric
    touched my heart, made it beat quick.
    I bought all that was in stock
    Hauled it home, husband in shock.
    As I Modpodged it all over our brick.


  27. January 31, 2017 at 7:03 AM #

    I got several pre-cuts in an auction basket and now I need some direction on how to use them. The book would be awesome. Thank you for the ideas.


  28. Anna Jane
    January 31, 2017 at 7:21 AM #

    I now own a STASH of precursor in every genre. I need the Precut book to make more room for more precut fabric.


  29. Mel
    January 31, 2017 at 7:49 AM #

    This book looks fabulous!!!

    If I could pry the cats off of my fabric stacks long enough I might finally use some of the hoarded cache!!

    OMG, Judith Baker, that is hysterical!!
    I grew ip on a farm, and unfortunately know the origins of what makes Jell-O gel. Imagine the look on the faces of my college boyfriend’s rather snobbish, entitled family when I met them for the first time at their family picnic and this exchange ensued:

    Paramour’s snooty sister: “… and we also have my Jell-O salad. It’s the one dessert that really holds up in rhe heat! Jell-O is so low-brow, but we can pretend to be poors for one afternoon, right? Hahahaha!!”

    (Others make similar comments, but then gleefully dig in to the Jell-O fruit mold)

    Me, after everyone has taken a few nice big bites): “Jell-O does hold up well as a hot day dessert!! That’s probably because it’s made from rendered animal hooves and bones and cartilage!! Can you pass the whipped cream, please?”


  30. BJ Stultz
    January 31, 2017 at 8:17 AM #

    I need His book as I have boxes, yes boxes of precut I want to use.


  31. Nannette Konstant
    January 31, 2017 at 8:31 AM #

    First of all, most of the above is me to a “T”, I LOVE pre cuts because I am color challenged, the pre cuts are already figured out for you, all you have to do is decide what project to pick. If you have Tricia’s book, it’s a no brainer. Second, I hope to win the colorful project book. Hey, I grew up watching the Wonderful World of Color, I need this book.


  32. January 31, 2017 at 8:43 AM #

    Why you can’t live without winning a copy of I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS???? I was gifted a brand new GO! with lots of dies! I need to start cutting up some stash and precuts to make all those “precuts” for new quilts!


  33. January 31, 2017 at 8:44 AM #

    How precut fabrics have saved ME from a life of despair? ~ Just saying…. I am currently spending my life away at work….. and go home to a camper when I am on job assignment. So Precuts saves my knees and back from having to cut on the big mat down on the Floor!


  34. January 31, 2017 at 8:46 AM #

    The time I ate half a Jelly Roll before I realized it was fabric??? Not possible but some of those colors are so delightful and prints to die for …… I love color! Fruits and Veggies! All the way!


  35. KimB
    January 31, 2017 at 8:52 AM #

    Tricia should be named Miss Universe because of her amazing talent with precuts!!


  36. January 31, 2017 at 8:52 AM #

    I like how you’ve made your contest so much fun! But seriously, a limerick???? I am no jokester, nor a poet…. I sure can copy a jingle once in a while though!
    There was an Old Woman of Rome,
    Who never had more than a tome;
    She spent all her money,
    on quilting books and honeycombs ,
    That wayward Old woman of Rome.


  37. KimB
    January 31, 2017 at 8:53 AM #

    This one time, after a 13 kilometre Rucksack march i was so hungry I ate half a jelly roll before I realized it was fabric not cake 😂


  38. January 31, 2017 at 8:55 AM #

    Tricia Maloney should be named Miss Universe because she is just like me, sipping a cup o tea! And her generosity gives her a star in the universe!!!!.


  39. January 31, 2017 at 8:56 AM #

    And I am a follower of your Blog~ Have a great day! Thank you for the fun!


  40. Jo
    January 31, 2017 at 9:15 AM #

    I have to have it.


  41. Judy Smith
    January 31, 2017 at 9:29 AM #

    I like precuts because they make good gifts (for me) when my kids don’t know what to give me.


  42. January 31, 2017 at 9:48 AM #

    I have won several precuts and really don’t use them so now I have a shelve with them that needs to make space for “real” fabric…I need this book.


  43. Pauline Sawatsky
    January 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM #

    I have several jelly rolls in my stash that need to get eaten-used for a quilt! Would love this book for ideas and patterns.


  44. Sharon Guidera
    January 31, 2017 at 10:10 AM #

    I hope I win! I would give this to my daughter in law who is a new quilter. She just told me she hates cutting fabric.


  45. January 31, 2017 at 10:10 AM #

    I can’t live without precuts. So therefore, I can’t live without the book! Makes sense to me.


  46. luv2quilt
    January 31, 2017 at 10:24 AM #

    I love precuts. They allow me to try out all the different lines of fabric and these patterns are darling.


  47. January 31, 2017 at 10:49 AM #

    hahahaaha well Miss Universe sounds good!! Looks like a great book. Your posts are always a hoot!!


  48. Cathy Lomnicki
    January 31, 2017 at 10:52 AM #

    There was a girl from White Lake
    Who bought herself a layer cake.
    She took a big bite
    Started coughing with all of her might.
    Then figured she should have had steak!


  49. Patricia Cash
    January 31, 2017 at 10:52 AM #

    I am a blog follower.


  50. Michele Ward
    January 31, 2017 at 10:53 AM #

    Precuts save me from having to choose coordinating fabrics and cutting fabrics is not my favorite part of quilting. Thank you for your wonderful blog — I am always guaranteed a smile and a giggle!!


  51. Linda Blain
    January 31, 2017 at 10:57 AM #

    I subscribe to your blog and am oh so happy that I do! Thanks for the precut size information all in one place. Gotta love that!


  52. Kathy Strawson
    January 31, 2017 at 11:03 AM #

    I have been “pre-cutting” my stash this past year (and some) and have multiple ‘quilts-awaiting’ according to the stack(s) acquired. Congrats to Miss Universe on a timely and much needed inspiration to be found within “I ♥ Precut Quilts”.


  53. carolyn montgomery
    January 31, 2017 at 11:04 AM #

    i have been a subscriber for several years.


  54. Mary Potts
    January 31, 2017 at 11:44 AM #

    Since I have been sick with kidney disease, I have not sewn at all for two years. But, I have been buying precuts all along and have a ton of them now, but at a loss on what to do with them except the usual strip quilts. I am looking forward to breaking into my stash and starting new projects once I have recovered. Would love to win the book, but I will buy it if not.


  55. Sandy K
    January 31, 2017 at 11:46 AM #

    I have a jelly roll and some charms I don’t know what to do with. The book would help me out.


  56. Vicki H
    January 31, 2017 at 11:48 AM #

    I am a subscriber. I need the book to help me use up some of my stash of precuts.


  57. Laura
    January 31, 2017 at 11:53 AM #

    I’m a subscriber to your blog. Although I don’t generally collect precuts, I have lots of collection fabric that could be used for these fabulous quilts.


  58. January 31, 2017 at 11:56 AM #

    I have so much fabric in weird sizes I need to get organized. This book sounds like just what I need.


  59. January 31, 2017 at 11:57 AM #

    I’ve been a subscriber since your class in Warwick. BTW, I still haven’t finished that quilt 😦


  60. Marla Vranish
    January 31, 2017 at 11:59 AM #

    I am BEYOND THRILLED to be a member of Mark Lipinski’s blog! (Did I win? Huh? Yeah? Did I?) ❤❤❤


  61. LINDA
    January 31, 2017 at 12:38 PM #



  62. Cecilia
    January 31, 2017 at 12:46 PM #

    I need this book so that my precut won’t fill up my sewing room!


  63. Donna W
    January 31, 2017 at 12:47 PM #

    I need a copy of this book, so I can make room in my fabric stash so I can buy some more.


  64. Cecilia
    January 31, 2017 at 12:48 PM #

    Tricia should be Miss Universe because she has saved us from death by precuts!


  65. Diana Caldarola
    January 31, 2017 at 1:06 PM #

    Precuts have made my eye problems not so disruptive to my joy of quilting.
    A book using them all will just add the icing to my quilts.


  66. Ethel Chinander
    January 31, 2017 at 1:31 PM #

    Have a great day! Love precuts. My arthritic hands don’t always want to cut.


  67. Estie
    January 31, 2017 at 1:37 PM #

    Love precuts…saves me lots of time. I’m a new subscriber!


  68. January 31, 2017 at 1:49 PM #

    You have a great blog! I am now a follower.


  69. Donnie Wood
    January 31, 2017 at 1:56 PM #

    I love the idea of a book just for pre-cuts. I buy the fabric because it appeals to me but then don’t want to use it because it will break up the series.


  70. Chris Cloutier
    January 31, 2017 at 2:00 PM #

    Trisha should be named Miss Universe because I promised myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore fabric until I used up half of my stash…and that’s a big stash. So, if I win a copy of her new book, I’ll get some ideas on how to use up my stash.


  71. linda-kaye
    January 31, 2017 at 2:21 PM #

    Hey pick me – I’m from PA too and want that book so I can get to know Tricia better!


  72. January 31, 2017 at 2:45 PM #

    Alright, here goes: There once was a charm pack in red, A quilter sewed it as Pink instead. It made a cute flower, In less than an hour, And now it is sitting on her bed! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net


  73. Joyce Baker
    January 31, 2017 at 2:58 PM #

    Love ore its. Takes some of the guess work out


  74. January 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM #

    I just can’t live without this book! My precut stash has heard about thisnew book and the blog hops, and they keep shouting at me to get that book !…. I can’t sleep at night or even get a catnap in during the day !! Help me !


  75. Melanie Warman
    January 31, 2017 at 3:02 PM #

    I am a blog subscriber! And about eating half a jelly roll before I realized, etc. Well, I didn’t exactly eat it but I will admit to licking my Kaffe Fassett jelly rolls……………………. And enjoying every bit of it!


  76. debi crocker
    January 31, 2017 at 3:10 PM #

    I have all 3. Tricia is an awesome gal, she is in my guild! The one with the Russian family is so interesting to read! They are all good stash busters!


  77. Melissa Egusa
    January 31, 2017 at 3:21 PM #

    I love precuts – my favorites are fat quarters!!! How else can I get a lovely selection of the best fabrics that are coordinated, beautiful, and easy to use at one time… Her book looks like the perfect guide to using my treasured fabrics in a lovely, respectful manner!!! (Love you, Mark Lipinski!!!! Mahalo from Kauai!!!! )


  78. Gayle Mercer
    January 31, 2017 at 3:49 PM #

    There was a quilter named Maisy,
    Whose thoughts on precuts were hazy.
    “My rotary cutter
    Slices like butter–
    Oops! That hurts like crazy!”


  79. January 31, 2017 at 4:46 PM #

    Precuts have helped to reduce my electric bill in my studio. I have lined the walls with them to insulate against the cold.


  80. Joy
    January 31, 2017 at 5:10 PM #

    I spend so much time looking on the internet at all of the lovely projects. My layer cake really did save me from despair. Everything I needed in the way of fabric was right there in one package. Just add background and stir!


  81. Susan L.
    January 31, 2017 at 6:03 PM #

    I can’t live without winning a copy of I LOVE PRECUT QUILTS! because I have a huge stash of precuts & need some new ideas of what to do with them.


  82. January 31, 2017 at 6:25 PM #

    I love precuts. I have a full time job that has me flying all over the country so it’s a huge time-saver!


  83. Shelly Hoffman
    January 31, 2017 at 6:53 PM #

    pre cuts?? Notice how they are food related..layer cake,honey bun,jelly rollover fun to me!,,??? They are great when you do not feel like doing too much cutting…This book looks like loads


  84. Christine M
    January 31, 2017 at 7:22 PM #

    My predicts are stacking up and I need ideas (and confidence) to use them. Another words, I need this book!


  85. Christine M
    January 31, 2017 at 7:23 PM #

    Oops. I meant Precuts!


  86. Lisa Marie
    January 31, 2017 at 7:49 PM #

    I can’t live without this book because I have a huge quilt book obsession and can’t stand to think that a great idea is out there and I might miss it! Plus, I have pre-cuts to use and yardage to cut up and use as well, this book could really help.


  87. Lisa Marie
    January 31, 2017 at 7:54 PM #

    Precut fabrics have saved me from a life of despair because I can’t buy big pieces of every fabric that I see and love, so I can survive by buying precuts. At least I get small pieces of LOTS of fabrics that I love!


  88. Lisa Marie
    January 31, 2017 at 7:57 PM #

    Thankfully I have never eaten half a Jelly Roll! But it’s only because I worked at a donut shop several summers during high school and college and ever since then, I don’t eat anything that might be a donut or something donut-like. Good thing these jelly rolls weren’t invented in my teen years!


  89. January 31, 2017 at 8:03 PM #

    I can’t live with out winning the book about or cuts because I have a tote full of precut I can cut yet lol…. happyness04431@yahoo.com


  90. January 31, 2017 at 8:04 PM #

    I also follow you on the bloglovin. happyness04431@yahoo.com


  91. KimB
    January 31, 2017 at 8:08 PM #

    I can’t live without a copy of I Love Precut Quilts as it would give purpose and meaning to the hoard of precuts I have collected over the past 8 or 9 years 😄


  92. KimB
    January 31, 2017 at 8:18 PM #

    My life was saved by precuts when my common law husband lost his freaking mind and morfed into a giant douche 8 years ago. I would escape to my sewing machine and the joy of creating a quilt with these new quilting items know as precuts. All the pain would disappear and all that existed was making something filled with joy from my precut


  93. Roz Agulnik
    January 31, 2017 at 8:49 PM #

    Precuts have just made my life so much easier and if I don’t buy them, I do them myself with my Accuquilt Go Electric, which I also love. Thanks for this opportunity.


  94. January 31, 2017 at 9:41 PM #

    I love my jelly rolls, charms, mini charms and FQ’s. i have a couple of layer cakes I haven’t quite figured out how to use. I am sure this book will have some great inspiration on using my layer cakes…. even some of my FQ bundles too.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com


  95. anna
    January 31, 2017 at 11:01 PM #

    i love that I dont have to be indecisive on choosing coordinating fabric, its all done for me


  96. Lois Stoll
    January 31, 2017 at 11:31 PM #

    Lois A Found this blog and remembered how much I enjoy reading Mark’s take on all things quilted. Love my precut charm packs, love to own a whole fabric line at least in small amounts.


  97. Lynne Tilley
    February 1, 2017 at 12:24 AM #

    I can’t live without winning a copy because I need more BOOKS. I adore books, I adore precuts. Nuff said.


  98. Julie Bailey
    February 1, 2017 at 7:32 AM #

    I have to have the book to help me use my HUGH stash of fabrics. I will never get to the bottom of the stash without some new ideas.


  99. Michele Breault
    February 1, 2017 at 8:18 AM #

    I NEED this book so I can use some of the precuts I’ve purchased over the years.


  100. Michele Breault
    February 1, 2017 at 8:19 AM #

    Layer cakes are dandy
    They are better than candy

    lame, I know.


  101. Verna
    February 1, 2017 at 10:35 AM #

    I have a shelf full of jelly rolls and some fat quarter bundles–I could use this book to help me use them!


  102. Ellen KR
    February 1, 2017 at 10:37 AM #

    I can’t live without this book because i need more ideas for what to make with precuts like 2 1/2″ strips (they are my fave).


  103. February 1, 2017 at 12:04 PM #

    Love the quilts! and am a lover of all things pre-cut! What a wonderful book idea!


  104. Jill Leslie
    February 1, 2017 at 12:43 PM #

    I love “hopping” around and I also love pre-cuts. A winning combination, I hope!


  105. Kathryn Dalheim
    February 1, 2017 at 1:37 PM #

    OK… I can’t bear to live without winning the I LOVE PRECUTS book because I like 3 of the 6 projects pictured in the blog, and that means I would probably buy it… but I never win anything! I want to win!


  106. February 1, 2017 at 1:50 PM #

    I love fat quarters best among precuts but I’m not above using jelly rows often…although it would be nice if there were donuts….sigh….I need a donut right about now!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com


  107. February 1, 2017 at 1:51 PM #

    Love the salad spinner idea for washing fat quarters….clever!!!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com


  108. February 1, 2017 at 3:22 PM #

    I love FQs because I love scrappy quilts and they have helped me build up my stash. But I think I can’t live without the I LOVE PRECUTS book to help me use up the charms and the jelly roll that I also have.


  109. February 1, 2017 at 4:48 PM #

    Mary B.
    I love your blog and I love precuts as I have arthritis in my hands and the precuts make it easier to


  110. February 1, 2017 at 5:35 PM #

    I could live without winning a copy of I Love Precuts but the question is would I want to? I might just curl up in a corner and turn into a blithering mess rocking back and forth surrounded by all my precious precuts. If I don’t win it just might be the end of life as I know it. edrin1932(at)gmail(dot)com.


  111. February 1, 2017 at 5:44 PM #

    My precuts have shown me that life is more than just black and white and is instead full of colors and designs that bring new and exciting ideas to life.


  112. February 1, 2017 at 5:47 PM #

    I have officially become subscriber. Thought I was already but guess I wasn’t.


  113. Machelle Smith
    February 1, 2017 at 7:54 PM #

    There once was a quilter who said she could bake.
    Her new guild members called her a flake!
    It was not on their diet
    They wouldn’t even try it
    Instead of food she brought a jelly roll and a layer cake!


  114. Machelle Smith
    February 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM #

    Tricia is awesome, loved her Orphan book ideas and her historical quilt book..A Russian Journey in Quilts what great stories!..and If I recall correctly I was in that MEADVILLE class and it was flipping freezing weather that day. (You were hilarious,Mark)


  115. Kathy E.
    February 1, 2017 at 8:39 PM #

    I simply cannot live without a copy of this book. My sewing room is being overtaken by precuts without a purpose. Soon the room will no longer be for sewing. It will only be used for precut storage. That’s sad. Ask my husband how sad that is. Ask him how sad it is that I can’t go into a fabric shop and come out empty-handed. Now if you want to save my life and my marriage, you will put my name on the top of the list to win this book. I cannot have “Terrorized By Pre-Cuts” inscribed on my tombstone.


  116. Clea
    February 1, 2017 at 10:10 PM #

    I have some precuts but what shall I do with them? I cannot get started I think I need a push and this copy of I Love Precuts might just give me the kick start I need! Would love to win!


  117. February 2, 2017 at 8:22 AM #

    I really like a Layer Cake,
    a treat that I don’t have to bake.
    Fabric that is cut already
    Oh that feeling leaves me heady
    and my heart begins to quake!


  118. Linda S.
    February 2, 2017 at 10:51 AM #

    I’m a blog scriber and from Meadville! Loved hearing your story of Edinboro & Meadville!


  119. Sue
    February 2, 2017 at 1:44 PM #

    When in a hurry to finish a quilt, i grab my jelly rolls and use them for a quick binding.


  120. Gayle Mercer
    February 2, 2017 at 3:20 PM #

    Happy Groundhog Day! Like me, groundhogs are round and low to the ground. If I win a prize, my joy will abound! Fat quarters are my fav, as much time do they save! Not a limerick, but still a poem (actual aesthetic appeal of poem may vary).


  121. Shirley Helm
    February 2, 2017 at 5:34 PM #

    Happy Groundhog Day! I love precuts. They can make our lives so much easier.
    Thank you!


  122. Judi D
    February 2, 2017 at 7:16 PM #

    precuts saved my life….because I can purchase small amounts of a lot of different fabrics I have the will to live (and therefore create)


  123. February 2, 2017 at 7:26 PM #

    I need a copy of this book as I have impulse purchased many precuts and my goal this year is to use them up in quilts!


  124. Dawn F.
    February 2, 2017 at 11:11 PM #

    I entered a quilt shop today,
    and left with a layer cake, yay!
    My stash is now growing,
    my husband is groaning,
    but I will be happy all day!


  125. Dawn F.
    February 2, 2017 at 11:12 PM #

    I can’t live without “I love precuts!” because I have 3 jelly rolls and 3 charm packs in my drawer that I need some creative motivation for.


  126. February 3, 2017 at 12:06 AM #

    I have a ginormous stash of fabrics, I can’t live without this book because I need more pattern ideas to reduce this fabric stash. (I don’t mind precutting my own yardage.)


  127. February 3, 2017 at 12:27 AM #

    I am a Follower of your Blog! 🙂 I also NEEEED this AWESOME Book…to help me take control of my scraps…will cut into charms, etc sizes…and make Special quilts!! Thank you for chance to win it!! 🙂


  128. Tina
    February 3, 2017 at 9:14 AM #

    I signed up to get your newsletter. Love your humor. It helps to remind me to enjoy quilting and not be so serious. I get so stressed choosing fabric I sometimes give up before I even started.


  129. Lynn Altshuler
    February 3, 2017 at 10:02 AM #

    I’m a subscriber and I love this blog and your wonderful creativity


  130. Linda Williamson
    February 3, 2017 at 10:24 AM #

    I’m kinda new to this whole quilting thing so I don’t have a buffet or cupboard full of cakes and rolls, but if I did I think this book would help me get started.


  131. Linda Williamson
    February 3, 2017 at 10:26 AM #

    I just found your blog through this book tour hop, signed up for the newsletters. Love all your clips


  132. February 3, 2017 at 12:31 PM #

    I love pre-cuts because they are a time saver and an arm saver!! It takes a lot of time to cut, cut, cut and my arm gets really tired!!


  133. Julie Dunn
    February 3, 2017 at 12:33 PM #

    I can’t live with out this book, because I have a bin full of precuts I need to use!


  134. Lisa Marie
    February 3, 2017 at 7:10 PM #

    The jelly rolls called out her name.
    The layer cakes did just the same.
    In spite of her diet,
    She just had to buy it.
    Darn precuts, they knew why she came.


  135. Debbie Waggoner
    February 6, 2017 at 10:55 AM #

    I think I might could sew up a lot of my stash before I die, with this book! Ha. Or buy more precuts. Whichever!


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