Friday, July 8, 2016

One Bundle of Fun: Quilt Patterns from Precuts

Sue Pfau's new book One Bundle of Fun: Turn Any Bundle, Roll, or Pack into a Great Quilt offers 12 pieced patterns using Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, and Fat Quarters.

These quilts convinced me: precuts have the benefit of being color and theme coordinated, and they save time since some of the cutting is already done.

Precut fabrics sold by fabric companies include:

  • Layer Cakes, 10" squares
  • Jelly Rolls, 2 1/2" x 42" stripes
  • Fat Quarters, 18" x 21" quarters of a yard
  • Charm Squares, 5" squares 

Each precut collection includes all the color ways and designs from a fabric collection.

Precuts should not be washed before using but they should be measured as they may not be true; for instance a 10" square precut pack may actually measure 10 1/8".

Pfau used MODA fabrics in her sample quilts but you do not have to buy precuts for the projects--you can use your own fabrics using Pfau's advice for selection.

Electrified designed and made by Sue Pfau
The patterns are diverse in design and in difficulty. A full color photo of the quilt, materials list, cutting instructions, assembly instructions with steps and illustrations, and finishing are included. Small versions in different color ways offer alternates.  Instructions for enlarging the patterns adapt them for bed size quilts.

Magnetized designed and made by Sue Pfau
I loved these dynamic and colorful quilts.
Bejeweled Nine Patch designed and made by Sue Pfau
I received a free ebook from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

One Bundle of Fun
Sue Pfau
Martingale
$18.99 soft cover
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
ISBN: 9781604687521