Today’s new pattern is Cobblestone Courtyard.

Cobblestone Courtyard #202 Covers watermark web

It is made with exactly 1 jelly roll (40, 2-1/2″ strips) and

1/2 yard of binding fabric plus the backing & batting.

I’m always challenged to create ways to use those clever pre-cuts.

It is just so much fun!

You can of course cut your own 2-1/2″ strips,

but who doesn’t have one of those luscious jelly rolls sitting in their sewing room that was just too tempting to pass up?

The beauty of this quilt is

 if you make it with that precious jelly roll, you’ll be able to display this quilt anywhere and be able to enjoy it forever!

Another fun tidbit about using a jelly roll is that most of the cutting is done for you.

You truly can make this quilt in 1 day including the hand work on the binding.

The jelly roll that I bought for this quilt is the new PB&J collection.

It’s not too bright and not too dark either.

Below is another version, with guess what fabrics???

Cobblestone Courtyard Christmas watermarkIt coordinated with my market booth.

You can purchase the pattern on my website.

I’m scheduled to teach this quilt in Denver on July 10, 2013

at the Rocky Mountain Sew Expo.

Think about those jelly rolls that you might have stacked up in your sewing room and come join the class.

My new book is next.

Until next time,

Susan

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The more I use them, the more I like them, pre-cuts that is.  Do you all know what pre-cuts are?  They are a way that fabric manufacturers are selling quilting fabrics that are ready to sew when you buy them.  It seems every time I go to market they’ve come up with another term for yet another size or shape of pre-cuts!

I first became aware of them being produced by Moda Fabrics.  I’m not sure if they started them, or if because they are the most popular fabric company selling in my local quilt shops that we saw their’s first.  I’ve always been intrigued with buying a bit of each fabric in a collection (collecting) so when the fat quarter bundles came out I was very excited. 

Fat Quarter Bundle: a Fat Quarter of each fabric in a collection

Then you could buy smaller quantities of each of the fabrics in a collection and hence all these:

Jelly Roll: 40, 2-1/2″ strips

Layer Cake: 42, 10″ squares of a collection

 

Charm Pack: 42, 5″ squares of a collection

Then there are Turnovers, 80, 6″ Triangles of a collection, Honey Buns, 40, 1-1/2″ strips of a collections, and then Dessert Rolls, 10, 5″ strips of a collection.  The best part of using these,aside from being fun to buy, is that the cutting is done for you.  I have a couple of lap quilt patterns designed especially for a jelly rolls and charm squares.

I also have plans for a Christmas lap quilt using the jelly roll above plus yardage, so stay tuned!

You can also find all kinds of FREE patterns to use these here  http://www.modabakeshop.com/p/bakery.html

Until next time,

Susan