Beginner Quilting Series: Precuts
Welcome to the beginner quilting series that I am hosting to prepare you for the On-Point QAL!
Today in the beginner quilting series, we are talking about precuts!
First, you can find the other posts in this series here-
Available Cuts of Fabric
In the next two weeks I'll be sharing a few more 'Beginner Quilting Series' posts to get us ready for the On Point QAL, which starts March 1st!
You can read more about the On Point QAL-
Solid Option Fabric Requirements and Schedule (plus lots of colored version for ideas)
Print/Scrappy Option Fabric Requirements
So, let's get into precuts :)
Precuts are made of fabric that is cut and packaged by the fabric manufacturer. There are a few different types. Not all manufacturers make all of them. Here is the list of what they are:
These are manufactured by Moda Fabric. They are also know as Mini Charm Squares or Moda Candy. Each pack contains 42- 2.5" squares.
These are also know as Charm Squares (Moda), 5 Karat Crystals (Wilmington), Single Scoops (Andover), 5" Stacker (Riley Blake), etc... Each manufacturer has their own name but they are all 5" x 5" squares. In general, each pack usually contains 42 squares (but you can verify that on the label to make sure). They can also vary slightly by size depending on the manufacturer.
These are also know as Layer Cakes (Moda), Patty Cake (RJR), 10 Karat Crystals (Wilmington), Sundaes (Andover), 10" Stacker (Riley Blake), etc... Each manufacturer has their own name but they are all 10" x 10" squares. In general, each pack contains usually 42 squares (but you can verify that on the label to make sure).
Sometimes it si hard to tell the scale of 2.5" squares, 5" squares, and 10" squares because they just show on the screen as a square stack of fabric. So here is a picture of all three together so you can see the difference.
These are also know as Jelly Rolls (Moda), Pixie Strips (RJR), Rolie Polies (Riley Blake), etc... Each manufacturer has their own name but they are all 2.5" x 43/44" strips. In general, each pack usually contains 40 strips (but you can verify that on the label to make sure).
They come rolled up like this and they look so pretty :)
Fat Eighths measure 9" x 21". They typically contain one fat eighth of each of the prints in the line. To read more about what how a fat eighth is cut and how it different from 1/8 yard, go here.
Fat Quarters measure 18" x 21". They typically contain one fat quarter of each of the prints in the line. Since the contain one fat quarter of every print, they can vary greatly in amount of fabric. Fabric collections that are small may only have 12 fat quarters but some fabric lines have 40 prints and that would mean you get 40 fat quarters. As such, they vary greatly in price depending on how many fat quarters you are getting. To read more about what how a fat quarter is cut and how it different from 1/4 yard, go here.
I hope this post helped you understand the different size precuts that you can buy! If you have any questions, let me know!