It seems like most everyone is back to school, and my friends Barb and Mary of Me & My Sister Designs, have a great new book, Precut Primer, full of lessons for quilters! I love how the book is laid out with grades 1-12, each project slightly more challenging, but I have to say, working with a precut automatically takes away the most challenging part – Cutting!

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I opted to make the 5th grade quilt with a Chic Neutrals Jelly Roll, I started last Friday and enjoyed sewing it over the weekend and this week. I don’t often sew from other peoples patterns, mostly because there aren’t enough hours in my day, but sewing this pattern was so fun, and easy! I’ve been watching Grey’s Anatomy while sewing lately with headphones – logged a few episodes with this project – ha!

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The finished quilt is dynamic! I’m a sucker for a log cabin-type block too, love the diversity of designs available, and how simple or complex they can be.

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You can see a little bit more of the overall design here – fun, isn’t it?

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I added computerized quilting, and think it adds just the right amount of texture to the quilt.

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And bound it by machine, with this new to me stitch, on my new Baby Lock machine. The little X in the binding has me gushing about the stitch – I love it!

The book as a whole, has 12 fun projects, all made using one precut or more. Barb & Mary walk you through every step, so even if you are new to quilting you won’t have any trouble getting an ‘A’ in their class! To see all the other quilts in the book, be sure to check out the other bloggers on the hop –

Blog-ButtonSeptember 2, 2015Me and My Sister Designs
Moda Fabrics
Pat Sloan
April Rosenthal

September 3, 2015
Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby

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


The Giveaway :: Enter to win a copy of Precut Primer by leaving a comment on this post, telling me your favorite precut, or what you love about this time of year when everyone is going back to school.

i.e. – I love school supplies! I can’t have enough pens, binders, or dividers.

Winner will be announced on September 10, 2015 – Good luck!

Quilt Stats ::

Pattern – Precut Primer – 5th Grade by Me & My Sister Designs

Fabric – Chic Neutrals & Bella Solid Bleached White 9900-98

Size – 72″ x 89″ – bigger than I expected for one Jelly Roll!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to enter to win, and stop back next week to see if you won!


PS – I hope you’ll stick around and get to know me better! I’m an author, fabric/pattern designer, and host an online quilt festival twice a year right here – there’s more info about the Blogger’s Quilt Festival here – I can’t wait to see your quilt!