Having tidied up my scraps last month I find I have a lot of pre-cuts in the fabric cupboard – those so very tempting Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, charm packs and fat-quarter bundles among others. They look lovely in the shop and you take them home and stroke them for days, weeks, months and then . . . you start to wonder what on earth you can make with them. They sit on the shelf for a little longer because they’re too nice to cut up and they look decorative all packed up like that and you still don’t know how best to use them. So I’ve been having a look online to see what everyone else is making with theirs.

Types of pre-cut

Left: Jelly Roll Jam, Fatquartershop.com

Sew 4 Home - http://www.sew4home.com/tips-resources/fabric-color-texture/lesson-pre-cut-bundles-common-names-sizes-and-shapes

Jelly Rolls

Missouri Star Company - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w9UOFj0CSo and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY4tEEpyhX4

Fat Quarter Shop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_xW0j_YQQI

Craftsy - https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/04/easy-jelly-roll-quilt-patterns

Pinterest - uk.pinterest.com/explore/Jelly Roll-quilt

Layer Cakes

Missouri Star Company - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC-0T5lXw4

Fat Quarter Shop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYkuJJvMBW0

Craftsy - https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2016/03/layer-cake-quilt-patterns/

Pinterest - https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/layer-cake-quilts/ and https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/Layer%20Cake-patterns/

Sewing for Beginners - http://sewingforbeginners.info/10-free-layer-cake-quilt-patterns/

Right: Windmills Layer Cake Quilt, quilt-it.blogspot.co.uk

Charm Packs

Missouri Star Company - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJoDt4DMkFU

All People Quilt - http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/sewing-projects-using-charm-squares

Craftsy - https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/01/free-charm-pack-quilt-patterns

Pinterest - https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/charm-square/

U Create Crafts - http://www.u-createcrafts.com/free-charm-pack-quilt-patterns/

Mixing pre-cuts or using fat quarters

Moda Bakeshop - www.modabakeshop.com

Fat Quarter Shop - http://www.fatquartershop.com/free-quilt-patterns/

Fave Quilts - http://www.favequilts.com/Miscellaneous-Quilt-Projects/Popular-Jelly-Roll-Quilt-Patterns-Fat-Quarter-Projects-Charm-Pack-Quilt-Patterns-and-Layer-Cake-Quilt-Patterns

All People Quilt - http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/free-fat-quarter-friendly-quilt-patterns

Craftsy - https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/12/7-free-fat-quarter-quilt-patterns/

Pinterest - https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/fat-quarter-quilt/

The Sewing Directory - http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/fat-quarter-projects/

Fons and Porter - http://www.fonsandporter.com/fat-quarter-quilt-patterns