March 27, 2012

Eeek! Spider!


Sorry - I'm just being silly. No, I don't like spiders. AT ALL. Still, I picked this project from Monique's book because the block really intrigued me. I've never seen one quite like it!

I struggled a bit with getting the first block done. Totally operator error, not the fault of the instructions. On page 34 when it tells you to "Make sure it looks exactly like the diagram, with the main light on the left and the
dark on the right" - I suggest following that recommendation or your block will not turn out. Nope, not at all....

Thelma talked about 'bending the rules' last year. Well, I'm the defiant one this year. First, although this is called Fat Quarter Traditional Quilts, I wanted to use a fat eighth bundle of Fig Tree's California Girl. I was able to get one block from each fat eighth (with some left over), so if you want a scrappier look, you can use fat eighths for the Spider blocks, too.

I made 3 test blocks and then decided to go into assembly line mode for the rest of the blocks. I had all the centers done and started to put them together side by side. I really liked the blocks, so I made a little baby quilt from just the centers of the Spider block. If you cut carefully, you can make 2 "center" blocks from one layer cake square and some background - how's that for frugal?

Be sure and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of Monique's book, Fat Quarter Traditional Quilts and one of her fabulous rulers. Tell me what your favorite precut is and why. I'm a huge fan of fat eighth bundles - not as expensive as fat quarters and you can get a decent sized quilt just by adding a little background fabric!

Be sure and stop by to see what the other participants have to show you. The line up of participating blogs includes:
Monday - Thelma from Cupcakes 'n Daisies
Tuesday - My Turn!
Wednesday - Denise from Quilters Window and Monique from Open Gate Quilts
Thursday - Sherri from A Quilting Life
Friday - Carrie from La Vie en Rosie and Nicole from Sister's Choice Quilts

Thanks for visiting!

171 comments:

  1. I'm with you - fat eighths bundles are good for me as well. You can get them to go a long ways. Love the block. It is unique. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mary

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  2. I have to agree with you about the fat eighths - but I find them harder to find than the seemingly more popular fat quarter bundles. I love what you've done with the spider block centers!

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  3. I love fat-quarter bundles but I'm buying more fat-eighth bundles lately; I can twice the prints for the same money. I love quilts with lots and lots of fabrics in them.

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  4. I like to get fat quarters. . . I still use some "old" templated patterns that require a bit of extra fabric so if there are pre-cuts that I like they would need to be the quarters to give me more options.

    I love the pieces that you show.

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  5. Eek! I can't decide on what precuts I like best...do I really have to decide? I was interested in what you did with the centers of the quilt! I am going to try Spider...and follow the directions as you have stated...with my stash! Thanks again for the blog! Love it....

    Jen from Iowa

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  6. I like fat quarters....they let me add enough of a fabric that I love to any project.

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  7. When I can find them, I buy honey buns in my favorite fabric collections. I have this dream of using them in an intricate log cabin project some day. Jelly rolls are just so darn cute, I also buy one for my shelf display and one for projects. Thanks for the chance to win! Jennifer G.

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  8. I am starting to like fat eighth bundles best, lots of variety with out leftovers. A very interesting block, looking forward to seeing more.

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  9. Fat eighth too !For the price and weight in shipping international order !

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  10. As you probably know our fabric prices in UK are high so for value I have been buying layer cakes and seeing how far I can stretch it. I usually add some extras in from my stash too. This book looks fab- thanx for the giveaway xx

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  11. Oh my, I really like that spider block! Very unique. My favorite precut is a fat quarter. I can cut different sizes from FQ's and don't feel like I'm limited on what I can do with them.

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  12. I really like to purchase fat quarter bundles. The fabrics I don't use in the quilt top, I put on the back of the quilt. It pulls the whole thing together perfectly.

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  13. although I love FEB's, FQB's are my favorite - as you can make several quilts from one if you stretch it with background fabric :) Love your little 'center' block baby quilt, looks like fat pinwheels :)

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  14. I just finished a quilt using left over charms. I bought my 1st fat eight bundle last week, looking for a pattern to use it with. I like the variety of fabrics without the cost of a fat quarter bundle.

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  15. Mu favourite pre-cut is the Charm Pack because it doesn't blow the budget..Whoever invented Charm Packs is brilliant!! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!!
    Paulette

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  16. I love fat quarters! ...and charm packs! ...oh! jellyrolls are great, too! Often it depends on the project I'm buying for. Love "Spider!" Jan

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  17. I rarely buy pre-cuts, but when I do, I buy the 2.5" strips. I use them for sashing, or cut them into squares, or use them for applique work. I don't have many of them, (about ten) but the ones I have, I love!

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  18. Hey, what a clever girl you are - using the centers to make a quilt before they grow up to be big blocks! Looking forward to seeing the full-grown version as well.

    I think my favourite precuts are the fat eighth bundles as well - enough fabric to play around with without being shoe-horned into specific dimensions, yet not so much to be hanging around forever in the stash closet afterwards.

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  19. The only pre-cuts that I have worked with are charm packs. I like using them as they make up quickly and are a little bit of instant gratification. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Love the look of this block, and wow, I just happen to have a fat eighth bundle in my sewing room. Now all I need is the book ......Hmmm, who knows what might happen?

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  21. I really like the fat eighths bundles, but haven't found many quilt stores that carry them. I also love jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs!! Also, I really love your choice of California Girl fabric. Love that line!!

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  22. I've never used any precuts except the fat quarter, so I guess I'll have to pick that one. Thanks for the chance!

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  23. Your quilt using the California Girl is great!! I love Fig Tree Quilts designs! I have several charm packs and find that they are good for tablerunner projects, which I make for wedding gifts.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a book.

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  24. Both your quilts will be beautiful.
    I think there are definite advantages to all the precuts--but looking at what's in my sewing room right now, I'm using more charm squares--probably because I love the ability to make a small prayer quilt fairly quickly.

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  25. When my budget allows, I like fat quarters but find I can't bear to use them. Or I will get too many ideas for the same fabric group and be halted in my tracks making the decision to break them out. Love this pattern and look forward to giving it a try with some of my stash.

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  26. I don't usually like spiders, but that block looks like a lot of fun! When I can I like to buy a fat quarter, but fat eighths are nice, too. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. :)

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  27. Love the spider block,not fond of the real ones. I like all pre-cuts. What's not to love about something that is already started for you.

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  28. I have never used precuts. Maybe one day. I loved the spider block. It's really different.

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  29. I'm not a big fan of spiders but I do like that block! I guess my favorite precuts are 2 1/2" strips. So many possibilities with those and a super way to get a scrappy look to projects.

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  30. I'm with you, love the fat 1/8th bundles because of cost restrictions. Would love to have FQ bundles of everything I buy, but it's just cost prohibitive. Thanks!

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  31. I love your spider blocks but would definitely rename the quilt if and when I make it! I haven't paid much attention to one-eighth bundles but I will have to try one. My favorite precuts are charm packs. I can buy an entire line of fabric at little cost. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. I love your spider blocks but would definitely rename the quilt if and when I make it! I haven't paid much attention to one-eighth bundles but I will have to try one. My favorite precuts are charm packs. I can buy an entire line of fabric at little cost. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. It looks great. I love jelly rolls though I have definitely been more interested lately in getting fat eights. I wish more of them were made.

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  34. Recently I have made the same "discovery" as you talked about. The fat 1/8th bundle does just what you said. Not as expensive but still enough fabric to work with and get a decent size project perhaps by adding in some yardage as well. I love having the whole line of fabric to work with.

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  35. Spiders are eeeky...however love this block. My favorite precut are charm packs. Have never purchased the one-eighth bundles but will try soon. I just love fabric period! Give me any..pre-cut, yardage..I'm a happy quilter!! Thanks for a chance to win!
    CathyC in Alberta
    cathyc1950@gmail.com

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  36. Have never been a fan of pre-cuts, until last weekend. Saw a really cute quilt using the method Jelly Roll Run. I will be trying this method this week. Love Monique's new and older books.

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  37. I'm partial to fat quarter bundles because I can usually make a good-sized quilt and still have some left over for that "someday" scrappy quilt I want to make.

    Deb S.

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  38. I am a big fan of pre-cuts. Gone are the days of having to buy more fabric than you need to get a small piece. I love the quilt - you certainly can't go wrong with Fig Tree fabrics!!!

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  39. Thanks for sharing! I want to make it! I have not used a lot of precuts, other than fat quarters, so I guess that's my favorite. I recently puchased a couple of charm packs for the first time and just sewed one pack together patchwork style. Enjoyed the easy process.

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  40. I just started getting more interested in quilting about 2 yrs ago and then learned more about designer fabrics. Because I don't have a huge budget to spend, I started collecting charm squares because they were affordable and I could get a piece of fabric from each in the entire fabric collections that I loved so much. I was still limited in those because I was beginning to fill the area I had set up for those fabrics. Since though I have been buying less fabrics but only because I started thinking I really preferred to buy fat quarters since it gave me many more options than I had with charm packs but the downfall was they cost more, thus the fact I wasn't able to purchase as often as I wanted. I do still think though that fat quarters are probably my preferred way to purchase.

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  41. My favorite is the charm pack. i have several patterns now that I really like and enjoy looking at all the fabrics.

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  42. I like fat quarters best. I seldom buy fabric with a definite plan in mind so if I have FQs I have more options when I finally decide to use the fabric.

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  43. You're quilt looks awesome!!! Thannks for the opportunity to win :) I like fat quarters although they can be pricely. Used 2 1/2 inch strips and that was fun. Let's face it; I love fabric in any cut!!! LOL!!! Nurse Payne

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  44. I like charm packs the best -- I love scrap quilts, and a charm pack is a great way to get a little of a lot of different fabrics. You are right-- the spider block is very interesting...

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  45. Love the pattern you're working on! I tend to pick the project first, and then find the right sized precut to accommodate it. But if I see a fabric line I just love..and no project in mind...I'll buy a fat quarter bundle with yardage for borders.

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  46. I just can't get over Jelly rolls. They are just so cute all bundled, and then there are SO many options of what to do with them. They are probably my fav by default, though-- I have a ton of "Jelly Roll" books. I have been quilting for almost 20 years, and I'm not yet 40.... I have NEVER had a FQB.... it's kind of a dream of mine. If I don't get one by the time I'm 40 (w/in 2 years) then I'm buying myself one for my 40th birthday and then I WILL NEED this book!!! :)
    ~robin
    welchrobin@Hotmail.com

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  47. I'm a spider fan - they eat other bugs. But your spiders are better! I like layer cakes, since you can cut them up in creative ways, add a back ground fabric and get a lap quilt with ease.

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  48. I'm not terribly fond of spiders in my house. They are ok outside where they belong, but whoa be it to any spider that takes one step inside!

    My favorite precut would be the fat quarter bundles, but I tend to purchase charm packs due to budget shortfalls.

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  49. I'M REALLY LIKING CHARM PACKS, AS I MAKE A LOT OF CHARITY QUILTS,BUT I'VE USED MOST OF THE CUTS AND EACH ONE FITS A CERTIAN PURPOSE. LIKE EIGHTHS TOO. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher 1214@yahoo.com

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  50. Oh goodness Lisa, I love that block and think I might have to make that myself. I tend to just buy fat quarter bundles and lots of them that I need to use up. So I would love to win this book. Thanks for hosting the give-a-way.

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  51. I would have to say I'm fond of charm packs. I really like scrappy quilts. I have used some of the other cuts, too, though. Thank you for such a great giveaway.

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  52. I love your little "whirlygig" blocks you made using just the centers of Monique's block pattern. Very cheery and springy! Can't wait to see the whole spider quilt.

    I haven't used any precuts except the fat quarters (fairly new to the quilting world), so I guess that would be my favorite.

    sillysally aka choc chip addict

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  53. This quilt is intriguing. I hate spiders and in fact, I have a horror story about getting bit by a brown recluse. However, my husband LOVES playing spider solitaire on the computer, and as you put it, this quilt block is really different! As to precuts, I like charm packs. I rarely use an entire collection for a quilt, but I joined in with Another Year of Schnibbles, so I have been using charm packs for the first time, and it is sort of fun! Aloha!

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  54. I am going through a layer cake phase - my latest quilt is a simple shoo-fly using Cattails and Clover. I love the variety and the fact that you can do a "big" block and showcase the fabric.

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  55. I have used precuts for one quilt and I liked it. It was a jelly roll. I am new to quilting, so I love reading everyone's opinions.

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  56. I use alot of layer cakes ! You can get alot pieces out of one of those 10" squares

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  57. I was so happy to see that Monique was coming out with a book of her fabulous quilt patterns! I have just started using the fat eight bundles and I like them a lot... but of course charm packs are like a quick candy pick me up, good anytime!

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  58. I really like this pattern! I love fat quarter bundles but often that is A LOT of fabric. I have never bought a fat eighth bundle - maybe that would be a great idea. Sometimes I buy charm packs when I just want a 'taste' of that line of fabric.

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  59. I've been smitten with charm packs~ you see all the fabrics in the line, and with a bit of yardage you end up with a small project or gift. I like quick things when it comes to pre-cuts. I am loving this tour~ the book looks so fun!

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  60. Very cute quilt! I really like charm squares, because I have too mnay large quilts & this way I can have some of the new fabrics & not have too big a quilt.

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  61. Such a neat block. I love the baby quilt version. I love precuts, since my time is limited they definitely make things easier. I think my favorite precuts are the jelly roll and charm packs.

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  62. What an interesting block. I might consider buying the book just to use this pattern!

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  63. I'm with you on the spiders. No thank you - but it is a cute block! I usually favor fat quarter bundles just because it seems to be the most versatile if it's something I totally love I want to have options.

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  64. I like fat quarter, mostly because you get a bigger piece of fabric and I like to look at them for a while before I decide what to do with them.

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  65. One reason to shop quilt shows--smart vendors who come equipped with 1 yd cuts. That tops my chart. Seems like I always want a border of the fat quarter in the drawer. This way, at least I have a fighting chance!

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  66. I'm not sure about precuts... I'm still a relatively new quilter so I've only used yardage and fat quarters. So far they each have their benefits and drawbacks!

    Pretty baby quilt!

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  67. That is a tough question, most likely fat quarters bundles, I love where you buy the bundle pull it apart and see the whole range. I have found quite often I do not use the whole range in a quilt so the extras go into my stash. my second fave would be the jelly rolls and I do seem to have a very large number of these to be used at the moment.

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  68. I use a lot of charm squares, because they can be cut into four 2.5" squares. These in turn sew up into quick 4 patches. Makes for great quick scrappy quilts. Fat quarters are my next favorite. I can get lots of different cuts from one.

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  69. Hi Lisa,

    Love your squares. I graduated from the University of Richmond (go Spiders!) so I love all things spiders. As soon as I saw the name of your square I knew a quilt was in my future. I like the layer cakes, mostly because i like to make small squares as in the Civil War, Farmer's Wife and Dear Jane blocks and get a lot of use pieces from them.

    Gloria

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  70. Your quilt is going to be very pretty! My favorite precut right now is charms. They are great for smaller projects. They are also perfect for small appliques and give you a lot of variety when you are looking for scrappiness!

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  71. I've always wanted to make your pinwheel block.It's good to know that fat eights will work as that is my fave precut of the moment too.

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  72. I like the quilt you are making . Maybe it will be one of my next projects .

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  73. I would love to try this block, very unique! My favorite precuts...well I usually get charm packs just because I love to work with lots of different fabrics and can't afford to get some of ALL of them. :) Ss Charm packs are a little less expensive and I can get a cute table runner or topper or tote out of one or two with a little yardage. Am enjoying the blog hop and the book peeks! Thanks!

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  74. Wow, it's a toss up! I guess I would have to go with charm squares as my favorite precut. I can cut them so many ways for uses in blocks. I love Jelly Rolls too but don't use them as often.

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  75. I think my favorite right now are layer cakes. I also just bought a fat eitgth of California Girl. Love the baby quilt.

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  76. Oh my, I love that your frugal with fabric, I think any quilter likes to get as much as possible out of her cutting. I always try to cut so that my leftovers are large enough pieces to do exactly what you did, get a second, albeit different quilt from my scraps, maybe even a little table topper or pin cushion for fun. My favorite precut is fat quarter bundles or fat eighth bundles. Though I have only ever had one (and won that two years ago and haven't cut into it yet because it is so glorious...I do pet it a lot *hanging head in shame*). I can't afford the expensive bundles but oh they are so, so nice. You can get so much from one bundle it amazes me, of course, you have to add the background fabric, but that's the easy part! Thanks for a chance in your giveaway. Hugs...

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  77. One favorite precut? I do like a good Layer Cake!

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  78. I like layer cakes because I do a lot of applique and I can get a lot of scrappiness without buying too much fabric.
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  79. I have always loved charm packs - maybe because they are fun to collect and cheaper?? But then I have been swayed a few times towards layer cakes and am liking a fat eighth too!! Just love fabric I guess!! Jane E.

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  80. Oh, what fun! I've got a lot of stash to cut into.

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  81. Sherry

    I like fat quarters because I have a little more of the fabric to use for a couple scrappy quilts. Thanks for the chance for a great giveaway.

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  82. Charm packs rule! I love the variety...what a lovely way to add to my scrappy mindset. I find them fun to lay out and move around and re-arrange just to see how they play together...I can spend hours trying to figuring out how best to arrange them. Zelda

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  83. Love this quilt! I'm a FQ Bundle girl, next is a layer cake. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  84. FQ bundle because like all the variety of the prints.
    Thanks for the chance to enter to win! I liked Monica's last book so know will like this one too. Your Spider's look wonderful as does Cupcake's Pyramid thus far. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  85. I like layer cakes and charm squares. I may like fat quarter and fat eighth bundles, but tey are too pricey for me. Thanks for t he chance to win!

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  86. I like fat eighth bundles and charm squares the best. Thanks for the chance. dorthac@aol.com

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  87. I tend to buy charm squares when I lust for a fabric line, but don't know what to use it for. Thank you for trying this pattern with other pre-cuts!

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  88. I like that you used the fat 1/8ths, that happens to be my latest "favorite" precut. I love that it is bigger than a charm pack, yet smaller than a fat quarter, not to mention cheaper :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. I like the eighth bundles, but are harder to find than the charm packs, or layer cakes.

    Shelia
    sb12041@yahoo.com

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  90. That block really made up into a cute quilt top.
    I really like fat quarters because I'm a die-hard fabricholic and can always find something to use the left over pieces for.
    thanks!

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  91. My fav precut is the layer cake. Although I generally make large(throw or bed size) quilts, I enjoy making small quilts, too. The layer cakes have enough fabric, in a good variety, to make a small quilt that I can finish in no time at all. (Or make a complicated quilt not so overwhelming.) PS. I like the Spider block too.

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  92. My favorite is charm packs, because they're all different - plus my favorite quilts are scrappy. Thanks for the chance! Sue H

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  93. Fat quarters are my favorite. Can't have too many..

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  94. I like "Jelly Rolls" and "Charms", I have never bought a fat 1/8 or a bundle of fat 1/4.
    Thanks for the chance to win. BTW your quilt is really cute.

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  95. I buy a lot of the precuts, but the ones that I use the most are jelly rolls and charms. I've only cut into one of my layer cakes (got a stack of them waiting). I'm excited at the chance to win a copy of Monique's newest book. If I don't win, then I'll just have to run out and purchase my own. Thank you. Michele G Rochester NY

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  96. If it is a fabric I really really love I will get a FQ bundle, otherwise I will go with a F8th bundle. Sometimes if I have a particular pattern in mind I will go jelly roll/layer cake/charm squares, but I like that you can cut up a FQ/F8 bundle to get pretty much any quilt that uses the smaller precuts.

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  97. I really enjoy working with the bundles- either fat quarters or fat eighths depending on the size of the projects. I also like just purchasing portions of the bundles when they are available.

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  98. Your blocks are so pretty. I am currently using fat quarters to make the SWOON quilt. Prior to that I used charm packs to make a couple of quilts. I made a hexie quilt using a jelly roll. Obviously I love all the precuts in the Moda bake shop! Kristy in Ohio

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  99. My favorite are charm packs. Great for quilts and tote bags too.
    Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  100. I love the fabrics you chose. Lots of cottage charm!

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  101. love the pattern you are doing. I like charm packs. I make small quilts and they are great for cutting the pices and getting a scrappy feel to the quilt.

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  102. I have several fat quarters right now. They are so pretty that I have not cut into them. What am I waiting for???

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  103. Fat quarter bundles all the way! They just give you so much to work with. And the price as compared to jelly rolls, etc. is so much better. Imagine how much it'd cost if you bought enough jelly rolls to equal a fat quarter bundles. Its a lot.

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  104. I like the charm squares. They fit my budget and when the children want to make something, they can play w/ the fabric w/o waiting for me to cut it into small pieces for them. If I could afford it, I'd get fat quarter bundles b/c...such fun to have that much fabric!

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  105. Charm squares - I like them a lot - cause I'm big on Scappy quilts.

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  106. I like fat quarters! They are versatile for so many different patterns. The California Girls fabric is really cute...I have been admiring at shop near my home :-)

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  107. I try to get all different ones, charms,layer cakes, jelly rolls, fat quarters, eights so this way I have differnt options when I decide on a pattern...

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  108. I'm a newbie to quilting, so haven't really worked with much for precuts yet. I have only worked with charm packs so far. I like them because they are perfectly square and can make so many different patterns from a square. :)

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  109. I like layer cakes because they can be used as is, or cut into charm squares, bricks or strips. Very versatile!

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  110. Nice test blocks! I haven't bought too many precuts but I like fat quarters and charm packs. I'd like to get a jelly roll of a neutral color to play with! Thanks for the chance to win the great book.

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  111. I love Fat Quarter Bundles, but only at $40 off. Fabrics are getting out of my price range.....sigh

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  112. I like fat quarter bundles because you can cut them in many different sizes if you want. I also like the fat eighths too to get lots of variety for less money. Very cute quilts! Thanks for the chance to win the book. K-

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  113. I've never tried fat eighths but I love ALL of the otehr pre-cuts. Can't get enough of them.

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  114. I hav used them all. I don't really have a favorite. I love working with any fabric.

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  115. Ooh!! I am in love with this block!!! And your version of it is perfect! California Girl is one of my favourite lines too!!! ... I don't really know if I can determine a particular size pre-cut! I do love my charms for patterns you need little pieces/squares for - easy to whip up a cute, fun child-sized quilt with just a little yardage to border ... Layer cakes and jelly rolls have their perfect patterns, and always a great way to utilise smaller amounts of a favourite range, or to just test it out ... Love jellies for hexi quilts!! ... And FQs and F8s are perfect when you want a little more fabric, but still want to utilise the whole (or most of) a particular range! ... Whatever the size though, I do prefer to use pre cuts to just picking and choosing as I am still not completely confident with my ability to coordinate fabrics from differing lines yet ... something I hope to gain confidence in the future!
    I came over from Thelma, and love what I see! I look forward to perusing further!!!

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  116. Love this block! My favorite pre-cuts are fat quarters!

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  117. My favorite cut?? You mean pick "one"??? Hmmmmm ALL of them :)

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  118. What I buy depends if I have a project in mind. If not with fabric getting so expensive I have started buying a few fat eighth bundles. It is almost like buying two Layer Cakes if the line has several fabrics in it. Love the pattern you are doing!

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  119. I mostly buy fat quarters...but really love to have a few charms of fabric I really love just to look at :)
    Lisa in Texas

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  120. I love getting fat quarter bundles even though a lot of the time I have a hard time digging into them because they are so pretty all stacked up! I love your baby quilt!

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  121. Fat eights and fat quarters really appeal to the have to have the whole line syndrom - I bad about another of the other cuts as I never want to separate them.

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  122. I love layer cakes and fat eights. Fat quarters are usually too expensive for me with lots leftover so I go for the cakes and eights. I do like fat quarters when I find a quilt store that has a fabulous collection that I can pick and choose from.

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  123. My favorite pre-cut this week is layer cakes - love that you can cut charms or strips from layer cakes. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win a book.. Judy C

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  124. My favorite pre-cut is charm squares. They're inexpensive and I can try out bunches of lines of fabric. That being said, I'd love to be able to afford a FQ Bundle of each of them too, but know I'd never have enough time to use them all!

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  125. I love the jelly rolls. It's great to have that first cut done! This is a very cute pattern! Cara

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  126. I buy mostly fat quarters. I love the pattern you have chosen from the book.

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  127. fat quarters and fat halfs. I like the pattern you chose.

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  128. Jelly Rolls are my weakness, but I have started Schnibbling and like the charm packs. A cheap, easy way to enjoy a fabric line.

    You won me over with the Fig Tree fabrics :)

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  129. I do enjoy all different cuts but my favorite is the jelly rolls. So easy to use and the scraps of which are even easier. You go girl you Rebel you! I love that you could adapt the patterns to use your fat eigths, thanks for the heads up. Jane

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  130. Love Fat Quarters! You can do so much with them. Especially when you win Moniques book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  131. Can't wait to see your California Spider Girl quilt. With those great fabrics and that intriguing block, it can't help but be terrific. Love your 'centres' mini. Very nice.
    My favourite pre-cut. Well, if I could, fat quarters would be my preference -- just so much fabric goodness to play with. But charm packs are good, and can help get you through and over a great fabric collection.
    Debbie R.

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  132. I love the fat-eighth bundles as well. Most of the quilts that I make are scrappy and with those small pieces of fabric, cutting a quilt is easy. I also like the charm packs for the same reason.

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  133. I love fat-quarters but lately I've been having a love affair with charm square packs to a really scrappy look.

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  134. I like charm packs but won't pass up any good deals on whatever is on the chopping block!

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  135. I loved charm squares :) I loved patchwork, charm square is the perfect size!

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  136. I seem to have a preference towards charm packs, because that is what i found the most of when re-arranging my sewing area this weekend. I guess i really just love any type of fabric. will keep my eyes open to look for fat eighths on my next shopping adventure! Love the look of your blocks!

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  137. I like charm packs mainly because they are the most inexpensive.

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  138. I like jelly rolls because the strips are precut and easy to use. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  139. I like charm squares to get a variety of coordinating fabrics for small projects like table toppers.

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  140. I love all precuts and it's hard to choose a favorite. I freely buy all sizes lol! Jelly rolls and charm squares must be my favorites because I have oodles of both. Fat eights are great too and I wish there were more patterns for them.

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  141. I like layer cakes. No particular reason, I just do.

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  142. I really like the fat eighth bundles. They all entice me, though, and I sometimes have trouble opening a jelly roll or charm pack! They are so cute! Thank you for the great giveaway! It is fun to see a new book and all the blog posts about the various quilts and blocks you can make! :o)

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  143. I haven't really used precut fabrics... sounds like I should!

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  144. I like charms! they're affordable and show me which fabric I'd like yardage of!

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  145. My favorite precut would be layer cakes! That is like getting 4 charm square packs! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  146. I like to do smaller quilts the most (esp. baby quilts as gifts) so the charms come in really handy for those. I do have a few layer cakes too. Thanks for chance to win! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  147. The spider block is SEW cool. I have a few charms in my stash, but I am afraid I will run out of fabric so I usually buy yardage!

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  148. I like jelly rolls and charm packs equally. Just depends what I want to use them for.

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  149. I love fat quarter bundles but don't treat myself very often. And I do use them up...don't have any that I am just admiring at the moment!

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  150. I like charm packs the best. I love to see all the fabrics in a line for a reasonable price, and I often will plan a quilt with fat quarters with my ideas. The charms seem more versatile than jelly rolls, but of course it depends on what pattern I've decided on. Haven't tried fat 8ths yet, but probably should!

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  151. Your quilt is darling! I haven't ever used fat eighth bundles before! I think my favorite is layer cakes. If you need something smaller you can cut it, but 10" is a great size to make a great quilt, fast! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!

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  152. I love the baby quilt idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  153. I like fat quarter bundles (though they are rare for me) because if I love the fabrics enough to splurge on the bundle, I can make it go a very long way. Finding usable leftover scraps of a much loved older fabric line always makes me smile!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  154. Charm squares are my current favourites, though I also like layer cakes. Linda

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  155. I love to play Spider and your quilt is going to be gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win this amazing book and the rulers!

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  156. Actually, I don't use precuts very often, though I dream about having fat quarter bundles of many of the beautiful lines of fabric.

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  157. My favourite are the layer cakes as they can be cut into strips or charm squares
    Chris

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  158. Adorable quilt! My favorite precuts are fat quarters because I can cut them into whatever size I need once I decide on a project. thanks for the chance.
    ~Terry~

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  159. I actually flipped through this book this week at my LQS and I saw this quilt in it... I really love your version of the block. The whole book has wonderful patterns in it. I would love a chance to win it... if I don't win, I know where to buy it!

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  160. So cute...nice to hear you like fat eighth bundles. I've thought about them but wondered if there was really enough fabric to make a quilt. Maybe I'll give them a try!

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  161. Really nice colors! Love the quilt.

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  162. I love California Girl! It made up so nice! Thanks for showing these patterns!

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  163. Cheerful looking "spider" quilt and I love how your little baby quilt turned out.

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  164. Cool looking block; I like how you used the fat 8's bundle for it. My current favorite pre-cut is charm packs. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  165. I just can't resist those darn charm square packs. Every time i think i' m going to get them used up, i find more i just have to get! And, nice quilt.

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  166. I love this block! Thanks for participating. ajks100@gmail.com

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  167. Great little spiders! And I love the little quilt from just the spider centers.

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  168. I like charm squares. You can use them for so many different things. Love your quilt from the new book.
    Jamie L.

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  169. It really depends. I like fat quarters because I hate to use up all my fabric. But then that's wasteful because you have to do scrappy and maybe you don't have enough to do the color scheme you were thinking so you have to go buy more and on and on. But I also like to chose my prints instead of getting them preselected in the jelly roll or charm pack. But I generally like the prints selected so I do use them. Like I said, it depends. Love your spiders. Thanks.

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  170. My favorite pre-cuts are charm squares and fat quarters. Lots of versatility---Charm squares are great because you can invest a little and be able to preview fabric selections-before your invest in the fat quarters.
    Include me in your drawing if it's not too late!

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  171. I love charm packs , although I have dabbled in all of the precuts a little bit. The charms give you a little taste and you can get a nice lap size or baby quilt with one pack, some sashing and a yard for the border!

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