flying kites quilt, modern patchwork charm square baby quilt
Giveaway, Work in progress

Charming Quilt in Progress, Charming Giveaway

flying kites quilt, modern patchwork charm square baby quilt

Lately, I have been thinking about pre-cut fabric charm squares. What to make with them and how fun it is to get a small sampling of an entire fabric collection. I have some ideas for new quilts swirling in my mind, but it has been awhile since I really concentrated on getting some finishes, so first I am going to get this baby quilt quilted. This is the small version from my charm square quilt, Flying Kites. The pattern is available in my pattern shop and on Craftsy to download. This pattern is a great way to stretch just one charm pack into a usable size quilt. I love how it shows off the prints in the squares and has strong secondary patterns.

So, we are basted, and I even quilted a couple of rows just using straight and angled lines. It’s nice to have a quilting project to work on during breaks in piecing!

Fabric giveaway from Color Girl Quilts

And, to go along with my musings on charm squares, I have a little give away for you! I chose this 5″ square pack of prints from Andover, with basic geometric prints in tan, black, green and blue, plus two fat quarters of coordinating basics to go with it.

If you would like to make something with this fun little bundle, just leave me a comment on this post. I will choose a winner on Sunday, December 7.

Fabric giveaway from Color Girl Quilts

In your comment, I would like to know what you think about pre-cuts (any size). Do you buy them? Do you like patterns that offer options for using pre-cuts?

My personal favorite when it comes to pre-cuts in the fat eighth bundle. It is a great amount of fabric for a medium size or large quilt without a ton of leftover. I am so happy that so many online fabric shops offer fat eighth bundles for fabric collections that don’t come that way from the manufacturers.

Happy Wednesday! Linking up with Lee for work in progress


50 thoughts on “Charming Quilt in Progress, Charming Giveaway

  1. Vicki in MN says:

    I love your charm quilt with the little pop of green in there, great! I do like charm packs-I just don’t like the pinked edges! I also like jelly rolls.

  2. Heather says:

    I don’t use many precuts. I have enjoyed jelly rolls the two times I have used them, and I’ve used charms a few times but have found that they are almost never exactly the right size which is a little frustrating. That’s not stopping me from wanting to win your prize though!! 😉

  3. Trina says:

    Beautiful quilt! Love the design and all the colours you’ve chosen!!

  4. Megan says:

    Pre cuts are addicting in any size! I love them all. Thanks for the chance to add some more beauty to my stash.

  5. Michele Timms says:

    i love precursor especially Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, and Layer Cakes… It makes creating a quilt quicker and everything coordinates well! This is perfect for me because I hand quilt and that alone takes a lot of time!!

  6. Shannon says:

    I do like precuts–a jelly roll or charm pack makes it easy to try a new pattern without having to spend a lot of time assembling fabrics. It jump starts my creative brain, then I can design something else with the fabrics in my stash.

  7. Melissa Quinn says:

    Yay! Thank you for the chance. I love my precuts.

  8. Kate Yates says:

    I like fat quarter bundles, and always enjoy the leftovers. I am always looking for good ways to use up charm squares.

  9. gramk says:

    Like you I love getting a sample of a whole fabric line…takes the guesswork out of matching secondary patterns for me. I also like the patterns that use precuts…that said it can be frustrating when you are estimating how much fabric to buy if you dont use precuts with the pattern! Would love to win more lovely fabric!

  10. Tracy H says:

    i love precuts of all varieties! Gives me a chance to use a whole line of fabric that I love and saves on cutting too! So many great patterns available for the precuts! Love this one of yours for the charm pack!

  11. JoanG says:

    I love precuts and have used jelly rolls, charm packs, and layer cakes. As one of your other commenters said, the only thing I don’t like is the pinked edges. For this collection, I could see making your kite pattern. I love the mix of solids and prints with that pop of green. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Gill says:

    I love pre cuts – I’d love to make a quilt just like yours!

  13. Quilting Tangent says:

    Pretty quilt. I like pre cuts. Like prints. Patterns that give options for using pre cuts are always good. I sse allot of scrappy nickel quilts that I like.

  14. Corinne says:

    I love precuts. Sometimes its nice to not have to think about pairing up fabrics, and to not have to buy a little bit of yardage of multiple prints. I like patterns that show unique ways of using precuts, or combos of precuts.

  15. barbara woods says:

    would love to win that, thanks

  16. Carol says:

    I don’t buy precuts because I don’t like the pinked edges but I have used them at retreats. I think they are useful to see a fabric line without splashing out too much.

  17. Julie says:

    I do have a few charm packs and a few layer cakes:) Thanks Julie

  18. Hayley says:

    I do love precuts but some are easier to use than others. I really love f8s too. The pieces are big enough you can make most things and there is enough for a decent sized quilt. They are also an affordable way to sample a range of fabrics – I just don’t sew enough or have enough money to justify yardage of everything. And I love charms but never know what to make with them so I am glad to check out your pattern

  19. amy says:

    I really like precuts and find them helpful for beginners like me. You get a nice collection of fabrics and can add some solids if you like to make it more your own. Making charm quilts is good practice too for matching your seams and perfecting your seam allowance.
    Your quilt is very nice! Thanks for the giveaway-you made a nice complete pkg with the charm squares and extra fabric!

  20. Linda Brown says:

    I have never used pre-cuts….always cut them myself….so would love love love to try some pre-cuts

  21. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    Am new at quilting but I can do alot with jelly rolls

  22. Rina says:

    I really like the boldness of your quilt. I like precuts and my favorites are fat quarters and layer cakes. I find I can get just about any cut I need out of those and always have a little left for combining with other fabrics for a bonus quilt. Love the fabrics in the giveaway as geometrics are my favorite prints.

  23. Linda Webster says:

    I love precuts and my favourite is a jelly roll. They are so much fun to use when making a quilt.

  24. Kathy E. says:

    I do love pre-cuts because they make cutting so much easier when preparing to sew. Getting exact measurements can be such a pain when cutting large pieces of yardage. Why make it so hard on yourself when you can buy pre-cuts!

  25. JanineMarie says:

    Your charm quilt is beautiful with the alternating purples and prints and the little green squares! I’ve used fat quarter bundles, but I haven’t used other precuts like charm packs because I don’t know how to handle the pinked edges to get even seams.

  26. Sarah says:

    I prefer larger cuts of fabric, to me the fat quarter is ideal.

  27. kathie L says:

    I use precuts a lot because I like lots of variety in my quilts.

  28. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I love pre-cuts. Cutting fabric is my least favorite part of quilting. I try to collect patterns specially designed for pre-cuts. My favorites are FQs and charms squares. Thanks.

  29. Wendy R. says:

    I like the precut fabrics! I haven’t bought many myself but they are great for little projects like runners, placemats, baby blankets, and wall hangings.

  30. Margo says:

    I love pre-cuts! I find that I can incorporate them into quick quilts. I love the fact that you don’t have to do all that cutting and get down to sewing!

  31. Dawn Jones says:

    I like the idea of precuts because it gives me access to a bigger variety of fabrics without having to buy large quantities individually.

  32. Mary D says:

    I have several 5″ charm packs that I need ideas on what to make. I have two baby quilts that need to be made in about 2 months so I had better get thinking on something to make. i am finding that I can use precuts more now because the cutting can be a chore sometimes. I life F8 or FQ but now will be looking into some jelly rolls.

  33. Chris says:

    I like your quilt. It’s different from the usual.

  34. Margaret says:

    i have tried charm squares and jelly rolls and prefer the charms. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Jan O says:

    I’m currently using Charms in a project. It’s a great way to get a lot of variety without investing in a lot of yardage. I love fat eights too, and I agree with you, it’s an excellent size for a variety of uses without a lot of leftovers and at reasonable cost.

  36. superstitches says:

    I love charm packs. I can get a little bit of the entire line of fabric without having to buy lots of it.

  37. Melissa says:

    I collect precuts, I keep hoping to find inspiration but I have a hard time finding good patterns. So they mostly look pretty on my sewing tables…

  38. Joan H. says:

    I enjoy precuts of all kinds. I especially like charms because they are so handy when I need a quick project.

  39. Diane B says:

    I love Flying Kites so how perfect as I’m seeking a pattern for Charm Squares.
    My preference is fat quarters, mainly a multitude of coordinating prints put together for me…still a novice here:) I do like leftovers so I can use those for quilted totes, jewelry roll ups and pincushions…yes all my quilts have matching pin cushions. Thank you for sharing.

  40. Diane B says:

    Oops forgot to say, Yes I buy precuts (FQ’s) and I love patterns specifically for that pre cut. It gives me an idea how to lay out the pattern conservatively.

  41. Emily C says:

    Love your quilt. Big fan of purple.
    I like precuts and prefer patterns that use them. I personally like fat quarters, as you can get a great many different shapes and sizes out of them w/out a lot of expense.

  42. Kristen jones says:

    I don’t buy many pre cuts because I actually like the process of ironing and cutting yardage. Crazy! I know! But it relaxes me and it’s my very favorite part of quilting! Lol

  43. Jackie says:

    I agree with you that charm packs are a great way to have a sampling of the whole collection. I made my twin boys’ blankets by simply sewing the little squares together. As my first (and second) quilts, they turned out pretty good!

  44. Sonja Mclane says:

    i have never used a charm pack but would love to try

  45. Kathy says:

    Fat Quarters are my personal favorite as they are always perfect for paper piecing projects when I don’t know how much I need just looking for the right color or value. I have a lot of 5 inch charms but haven’t invested too much time in them but the one time I did I was impressed with the speed of getting the flimsy done.

  46. Maureen Dobranski says:

    I love working with precuts! It is wonderful to be able to just sit down and start sewing as my sewing time is very limited. Also I love being able to use the whole line to make something rather than just a few prints. Variety is the spice of life! You are doing some beautiful work. I am enjoying being inspired by your work. thank for a chance to win this 🙂

  47. Cher says:

    I love the colours in the charm pack you have chosen to give. Precuts are great for just getting at a project quickly. I make more baby quilts than anything else and FQ bundles go a long way for those.

  48. Aileen says:

    I’ve never bought pre-cuts aside from FQ bundles. I’ve never used a charm pack or jelly roll. I’d be interested to try one with some project like this,in mind.

  49. katie says:

    Love that navy and white geometric!

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