Fabric Shortcuts for ITH Projects

Like the scrappy look of ITH projects? Precuts make it sew easy!

Whether you are making quilt blocks or zip bags in the hoop, precut fabrics save you so much time. They provide a lovely sampling of a fabric line from one designer with prints and colors that coordinate. That gives your project a professional look without the stress of trying to match up fabrics.

Precuts come in a variety of shapes and sizes in both prints and solid colors. These images feature Sophie by Brenda Riddle Acorn Quilts for Moda Fabrics. Other fabric manufacturers have similar names for their line of precuts.

Honey Buns and Jelly Rolls

Honey Buns are a roll of 40 1.5 inch strips of fabric that are 44 inches long (the width of fabric). Jelly Rolls are made of 42 strips 2.5 inches wide by 44 inches in length.

Quilt Addiction Set 1 from Allstitch

These are useful for strip piecing, quilt blocks, and sashing.

Layer Cakes and Charm Packs

Layer Cakes come in 10 x 10 inch square cuts, Charm packs are 5 x 5 inches square and Mini Charm Packs are 2.5 x 2.5 inches. All have 42 pieces to a bundle.

Home is the Heart Mini Quilt from Embroider Weekly

These are useful for quilt blocks, appliques, and projects that include half-square triangles.

For an idea of different ITH projects that you can make using precuts, be sure to read Scrappy Chic Projects You Can Stitch in the Hoop!