Thursday, 9 May 2013

Some Pre-Cut Yums...

I have never sewn with any sort of pre-cut fabric, but it seems that is going to change... recently I have been gifted or won a gorgeous selection of mini-charms (is that the right term?) and some 5inch charm packs too...

Leanne-Lizzie the Quilter sent me these 2½inch squares in our Easter swap - they are so cute!

These gorgeous batik print packs are from Danette-Quilting Chemist. Danette had a big giveaway recently in celebration of her blog reaching a 2 Year Milestone. She added the sweet little squares to the parcel I won...

There is a giveaway chance each month for those who join in the Birthday-Love Stash, the brainchild of Wendy at Sugarlane Quilts, & I was the lucky winner of April's prize...

Lucky me with all this goodness....
Looks like I will have to keep my eyes peeled for patterns or ideas of what to do with them all!

What do you like making with pre-cut fabrics?
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Homespun magazine (Aus) have recently published the first new-look copy of the magazine. Is it just me, or does this magazine feel 'different' to you? Perhaps it's just that I will need to adjust to the new styling of it.



I promise this is the last storm pic... Yesterday, I snapped these guys... they breed 'em mad in my town, so I guess that beach fishing in 100kmh winds & 5ft waves is just the thing to do!
(I must be almost as mad, considering I was out there photographing them, LOL)

22 comments:

Cheryll said...

Oh you are on a roll...lucky you! Great fabric too! >)

Sharyn T said...

Very lucky Anthea. Sharyn:)

Sharyn T said...

Very lucky Anthea. Sharyn:)

Fiona said...

Such lovely mixes of fabrics... I haven't yet used the little ones but I love the charm packs... I have made table runners and baby quilts and bags.... loads of ideas around...
Hugz

Christine M said...

You're on a bit of a roll Anthea. I received my Homespun and I've only had a quick flick through it so far. I did notice it doesn't have the Homespun Curiosity any more. I will read it tonight and see what I think. I'm not too sure about it either!

Susan said...

The only problem with precuts is that sometimes they look too lovely to use! Have fun with yours.

Noela said...

I have made all sorts of things out of pre-cuts, table runners, toppers, quilts. I have made journal covers out of the mini charms.Have fun using them. I felt the same as you when I read my Homespun. Will have to see if I feel the same next issue. Can't really put my finger on why. Hugs....

marina said...

I wasn't that impressed with the new homespun format. Seemed a little too busy and I miss the glossy pages and pictures.
Love the beach when it is stormy so I don't think you are all mad.
now what are all those pre cuts going to become?

shez said...

congrats on your wins Anthea.The new homespu is copying the mag Mollie makes,it is exactly like that mag now.xx

Heather said...

Yes, you have been lucky lately. There are a few books out there on what to do with pre-cuts, but I'm sure Mr Google has some ideas.
I saw a copy of Homespun last weekend and I love the pages (not so shiny and good for reading under lights)but there is a lot of white space!!!

Jeanette said...

Congrats on your wins. I've used charm square in bags & jelly rolls in quilts. Not to sure about the new look Homespun mag. Hugs,xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love the paper that Homespun is now printed on. Great for night time reading but I am with Heather, there seems to be a whole lot of blank spaces. I'd also like the Editor bit to come back !

Val Spiers said...

You have lots of lovely squares there. I like to make tote bags with them. I have yet to see the new Homespun mag but I do hate change.

katherine said...

Congrats on your little win and enjoy having a play with your pre-cuts. Mum subscribed to homespun only until the xmas BOM is finished. SHe is not impressed with it at all and after a very quick flick I have noticed that the format is very different and the projects are more vintage in style. I don't mind the matt paper but not sure I like it much either. Will have to have a better look at it I think.

barb's creations said...

Congrat's on all your pre-cut wins, I love to make bags, quilts and runners with mine. I too am not too sure of the new look Homespun, just didn't "feel" the same when I looked through it :) Barb.

Maria said...

Wow you do have lots of lovely pre-cuts....
Hmm yep you are crazy too LOL.....

Charlie and Wendy said...

They all look lovely, I look forward to seeing what you make with them, hugs Wendy

KAYLEE said...

WOW what a lucky girl you have been Anthea :-)

Wendy B said...

Love your wins Anthea...you lucky chook, you!!!! Odds and Ends is one of my favourites...made some lovely hexi pot holders with it! Try searching for precut fabric on Pinterest perhaps?? might find something there. I'm not fussed on the new Homespun either....seems 'cheap' to me now!
Maybe it's both of us??!!!
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are lucky...lovely fabric.....

Narelle said...

I'm sure you'll find a pattern or two to compliment those yummy pre-cuts :)

Lin said...

What a lovely collection of charm squares you have to play with - enjoy!

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