Pre-cut fabric bundles are very attractive, so it’s easy to understand why so many people love them! But every time you find yourself with a new jelly roll or charm pack, it can be difficult to think of something different to make…
Brioni Greenberg’s new book, 25 Ways to Sew Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs offers great solutions to this problem! Whether you’re looking to make a bed quilt, a cushion, a bag or a small gift, the book features 25 project ideas for using your pre-cut fabrics. Discover new ways to use your pre-cuts and enjoy experimenting with a range of projects to suit different timescales.
There are 12 beautiful quilts and 13 smaller projects to choose from, including notebook covers, bag charms, table runners and bath mats. The techniques vary from simple strip piecing and raw edge applique to machine quilting and cathedral windows patchwork, so there’s something for all abilities.
The projects use a range of pre-cuts, from jelly rolls and dessert rolls to charm squares and layer cakes, but you don’t have to buy fabric bundles to make them! There are instructions and measurements for cutting all of the different-sized pre-cuts yourself from larger pieces of fabric. All of the designs are modern and colourful, but using different colour combinations would really change the finished effect. My favourite project is the intricate and impressive Starburst Tote Bag, which you’d certainly wear with pride!
Brioni is a co-founder of Fat Quarterly, who produce a regular e-zine for modern sewists. Keep up-to-date with what she’s working on by following her blog or checking out her Twitter feed. Take a look at the Fat Quarterly website for loads of sewing tips too!
Get your copy of 25 Ways to Sew Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs to create all of these fantastic designs with your favourite pre-cut fabric bundles.
Which is your favourite pre-cut fabric bundle? What have you made with jelly rolls, layer cakes or charm packs? Share photos of your creations on our Facebook page!
What will you create today?