Fresh vintage style, precut ease: 10 beautiful quilts for your bundles (+ giveaway!)

Give your precuts a happy home—in a quick quilt!

Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics

We’re SO excited that Sue Pfau’s third book, Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics, is finally here!

Sue’s whipped up gorgeous quilts featuring classic quilt blocks—and you’ll get to the finish line fast using time-saving precut fabrics. No need for stockpiles of scraps; all those small cuts of fabric in a precut bundle make it easy to coordinate colors and prints. Simply pick your favorite precut: Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, or fat quarters.

Vintage Bear Paw quilt
Layer-Cake lovely: Vintage Bear Paw

Jack's Cross quilt
Jelly-Roll ready: Jack’s Cross (the oar—how clever!)

The Ties That Bind quilt
Fat-quarter friendly: The Ties That Bind

Just one or two precut bundles plus a background fabric are all you need to begin sewing these beauties. And you know if it’s from Sue, it’s economical too! She’ll help you make the most of any precut bundle or scraps you have.

We invited Sue to be our guest writer at Stitch This! today so she can tell you more about her latest book. Welcome, Sue!


Sue PfauQuilters who know my work know that I like “easy.” I’ll make no excuses for that! But as my tastes and interests have changed through the years, I’ve started to take more of an interest in vintage quilts. The problem is that when I look at antique quilts, they are way too time-consuming and complicated for me—you could even say intimidating. In Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics, I wanted to design quilts with vintage elements and appeal, but also quilts that would be quicker and easier to complete.

I love to use precuts. I have always been color challenged, and ever since I started using precuts, my quilts have turned out so much nicer! The designs in the book require one or two bundles of precuts plus one background fabric. This makes picking out fabric quick and uncomplicated. My cutting directions are simple and easy to follow as well. I’ve also included some tricks I use for color placement and for picking out background fabrics. I hope these suggestions will answer some of your questions about using precuts.

From Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics

You’ll find that the designs in my book either have no border or a very simple border. If you are anything like me, after I get the main part of the quilt top done I just don’t have the energy to put together that border. I have a UFO that has been sitting in the attic for 12 years for the mere fact that I was too lazy to piece the border. You won’t have that problem with any of these quilts!

Churn Dash Echo quilt
For your fat quarters: Churn Dash Echo

Unintentionally, each of the quilts in the book has only one repeated block. I suppose this appeals to my simple tastes! I like it because it makes the blocks easier to piece; you can get into the groove of putting blocks together without constantly referring to the directions. Another benefit of a one-block design is that you can change the size of your quilt on your own by making more or fewer blocks. I love that.

The Fourth of July quilt
For your Layer Cakes: The Fourth of July

One last point. My quilts are scrappy and they can all be made with fabrics from your stash. Please don’t think you need to buy precuts to complete my quilts. I hope I’ve inspired you to get busy sewing, and I hope you have as much fun making these quilts as I did!


Easy Quilts from Precut FabricsSue, thanks for introducing us to your new collection of precut quilts!

We’d love to give away a copy of Easy Quilts from Precut Fabrics to one lucky winner today—to enter the random drawing, tell us in the comments:

Which precut bundle would you love to use in one of Sue’s quilts?

  • A Layer Cake
  • A Jelly Roll
  • A fat-quarter bundle
  • I choose my scraps!

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Feeling inspired to untie the ribbon on a fat-quarter stack or Layer Cake or unfurl a Jelly Roll right now? Order Sue’s new book at ShopMartingale.com and you can instantly download the eBook for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Chris, who says:

“Fat quarters are fun because you  have more fabric to play with. You could also try another pattern from the book with the same fabric.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Chris—congratulations!


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