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Precut Primer 4th Grade

Precut Primer

Happy Thursday!–Today is my day on the Precut Primer blog hop hosted by Fat Quarter Shop & Barb & Mary over at Me and My Sister Designs.  I am always very impressed with the books that Fat Quarter Shop publishes.  With Barb & Mary on board, Precut Primer is really, quite top notch.


I am quite excited about this book.  There are very few quilting books that I would be interested in making more than one or two quilts from the book.  In this book, however, there are a lot of quilts I would love to make.

I have to share this funny little story.  When, Precut Primer arrived on my doorstep, I was browsing through and deciding which project I wanted to make first.  I asked my 6 year old, Elonie, which was her favorite.

She asked me if she could use clothespins to mark her favorites.  I said, sure–that’d be great.  And, here are the results:


She had so many favorites!–I’m inclined to agree.  My most favorite quilt from the book is the 11th grade quilt:

11th grade

I think this quilt might have to be made sooner rather than later.  I think it would be stellar using my vintage sheet collection.  I already have the strips cut and just need to get sewing.

The great thing about this book is that all of the projects are precut friendly(you probably already had this figured out).  There are projects for mini charm packs all the way up to fat quarter bundles.  Using precuts sure cuts down on the amount of time spent prepping a project for sewing.

These are another of the two quilts that really caught my eye.  The 8th grade quilt is looking pretty fancy in Prairie fabrics!  And that 9th grade quilt is just too pretty.

Favorite Quilts

So, I ended up choosing the 4th grade quilt to make first.

Fourth Grade Quilt

It’s a perfect little wall hanging size made in some of my favorite Kate & Birdie fabrics, Autumn Woods.  I had a charm pack just waiting to be used for this project.

4th Grade

It quilted up quickly using an easy wavy line stitch.

Autumn Woods

All in all, a fun perfect for fall project.

You will want to check out the remaining stops on the blog hop and any you may have missed earlier this week.  I hear there may be prizes…

September 2, 2015
Me and My Sister Designs
Moda Fabrics
Pat Sloan
April Rosenthal

September 3, 2015
Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby  You Are Here

September 4, 2015
Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side

September 7, 2015
Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane
Heidi Grohs of Buttons & Butterflies

September 8, 2015
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

September 9, 2015
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting 
Lissa Alexander of Moda Fabrics

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Comments (70)

  • What a lovely book.

  • I am always looking for some great patterns for those precuts that I keep buying. Looks like a fun book.

    • It’s really a good one!

  • This looks a lovely book; for me, the white backgrounds make for a very fresh looking creation.

    • White backgrounds really make the prints pop–don’t they.

  • I feel exactly the same way as your daughter! I have already collected the fabric for the 8th grade quilt (just have to wait for yardage for the border – so lucky to win a layer cake of your gorgeous fabric!), the 9th grade quilt, the 11th grade quilt, the 7th grade quilt… Those are just the ones I have collected fabric for!! I’d encourage anyone to take a look at this book if they haven’t already!

    • You are going to have a great collection of Precut Primer quilts!

  • I’m thinking this book is going to be ordered very shortly. I am loving these quilts already. Love the fabrics you used. Gorgeous quilt.

    • Thanks so much!–I don’t think you’d regret your purchase!

  • Love the book….and your 4th grade quilt is great. It’s beautiful.

    • Thank you!–It’s a wonderful book.

  • I love love the 11th grade pattern how different fabric were used to make the design. This has to be one I make I haven’t seen something that’s caught my eye in a few years. I will be getting this book thank you for sharing such beautiful book. I’m always open for prizes

    • It caught my eye right away too–it’s a good one!

  • So cute that your daughter marked so many pattern choices. I have to agree too. So many great patterns in this book!

    • I thought it was so cute too–she’s got great taste!

  • I have many precuts in all different sizes and saw many quilts in the book that I would like to do.

  • this is very pretty. your little princess has a good eye. A quilter in the making?

    • We will certainly see. My girls do love sewing!

  • Really love the quilt that you made. great colors!! I think I need to get this book.

    • Thanks so much!–I have been itching for cooler fall temperatures. Especially after our week of 90’s!

  • I love the clothespins!! We use stickies. This book is looking better and better.

    • Ha!–I would normally use stickies too–I thought it was so cute she asked to use clothespins.

  • Love this quilt, but have a hard time deciding on which I like the best so far, I will have to get book also.

    • There are so many pretty quilts!–You’ll just have to make them all. =)

  • I love your interpretation of the pattern. The wavy line quilting really sets it off.

    • Thank you so much!

  • I saw this book at my LQS yesterday and it looked wonderful. Love your quilt.

  • I am having a tough time deciding which quilt I want to make first! I rarely see so many in a single book that grab my attention. It doesn’t hurt that we don’t have to do so much cutting either.

    • Less cutting is such a time saver!

  • Love your quilt. Looks like a great book.

  • Whenever I see this book, I see more that I want to make, so I guess I’d start in first grade and go from there!

  • Elonie seems to be like me – there’s not many quilt patterns that I don’t like! Hopefully she’ll grow up to be a quilter and make all these patterns into quilts 🙂

    • She loves color–I think that’s probably why she liked so many of the quilts. The book is full of great color.

  • First my favorite was four now it nine oh my goodness probably just need the book!

  • I am enjoying all the peeks at the quilts.

    Yours is lovely in the fabrics you chose.

  • I really like your daughter’s idea of the clothespins. Can’t lose a page you marked. Your quilt is darling and happens to be my favorite pattern in the book….which is on my list of books to get (hopefully for Christmas, if not during the blog hop)!!

  • This looks like a great book! I can hardly wait to make some of these quilts!

  • I love using pre-cuts and this looks like a book that would be fun to use. The clothespins on the book is so funny. I will have to put this book on my wishlist.

  • Love precuts of all sizes so this book looks like a winner!


  • Beautiful! I taught 4th grade for many years and always loved the personality of kids in that stage of life. I really like your wavy quilting pattern and this inspires me to think I may be able to replicate it! I have so much trouble with FMQ, but this one I think I can handle. thanks!

    • The wavy line quilting is so easy. On my machine it’s stitch #4–I have a Bernina. It’s basically a zig zag stitch with an extra stitch at the point. I adjust the settings to widen it and use my walking foot. At that point, it’s basically the same as straight line quilting. Fun & easy!

  • Cute! All of the quilts in this book look great. Thanks for sharing.

  • Your daughter is a future quilter!

  • Your fourth grade quilt is lovely.

  • I think I love this book, and like the quilt you made, the book is already on my Christmas list.

  • What a pretty fabric line! Autumn Woods. I haven’t seen that fabric before. Beautiful quilt!

    • Kate & Birdie fabrics are always so cute!

  • Good job, Corey. Love the autumn look to it!

  • Love how you quilted this. I’m anxious to try this stitch on a quilt, someday soon!

  • The more I see of this book the more I want it! Love the 4th grade quilt and

    • the 11th grade one! (Sorry, sent the previous post before I finished!) 🙂

  • Definitely 11th grade

  • I love how your 4th grade quilt turned out!

  • My book would have lots of clothespins marking favorites too!! lol They are all so pretty! Definitely love the 11th Grade one! I have some old vintage sheets..hadn’t thought to use them tho! Thanks for the idea! 🙂

    • You bet!–I’m excited to begin working on mine!

  • Cute quilt, and I love your daughter’s clothespin bookmarks!! Looks like you’ll be doing a bit of sewing from the book! 🙂

  • Your quilt looks great. The wavy quilting very effective.

    I like your daughter’s marking system. Maybe a simple “the whole book” would have been a good choice too.

    • I think that would have been easier!!

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  • Definitely love this book! Would love to make a quilt for each of our grandkids this year for their birthdays, coordinating with the grade each is in! Or Christmas? How fun!

  • I can’t wait to get the book; love your soft colors for your quilt. I see a new project on my list!

  • The book looks like a winner! thanks for the chance to win.

  • Every pattern I see in the book looks so fun to make!

  • What a super project. This book looks like a wonderful addition to my quilters resource bookshelf. Thanks for sharing.

  • I love your quilt and its wavy line quilting! I will put it on my list of things I want to try!

  • My favorite pre-cut are jellies rolls. The are so many wonderful patterns (and new books!) that use them that I never have to worry about finding my next pattern to make…it is just deciding which pattern to make.

    I don’t have kids but live very close to the local high schools – back to school means band practice and half time shows…I can’t see them, but I can hear them. Those kids are pretty good!

  • Looks like a great book. Will definitely be on my acquire asap list.

  • I agree, this looks like a great book and being as I have quite the pile of precuts it’s definitely on my shopping list!

  • Love this book. I will have to find it in “real” life to feel how it is! The clothespins were cute:)!!

  • Love your quilt! And I agree, this book is looking fantastic from all that I’ve seen so far.

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