Make More Quilts from Your Favorite Precuts: My Stop on the Benartex Precut Hop!

Today is my stop on the Benartex Precut Project Hop and I have a load of fun ideas for you! I’ve rounded up a collection of precut-friendly quilts I’ve made from my 5 Benartex fabric collections, including a mix of free patterns, paid patterns, and remakes from my books. I hope this will inspire you to put those precuts to use!

The Freebies

Click here to download any of these free patterns shown below.

Rainbow Taffy Made from Charm PacksRainbow Taffy by Christa Watson made from Modern Marks

By using 4 Modern Marks Charm packs +  white background I was able to really show off the rainbow in my debut collection. You’ll get a different look when using scrappy charms, but it’s just as much fun to make!

Beaded Lanterns Made from Strip-Pies

Beaded Lanterns Finished Quilt

This quilt solved the dilemma of how to use precut 2 1/2″ strips + background all from the same collection. With the introduction of the gray print from my Fandangle line, I designed this quilt so that it uses 36 (out of 40) Fandangle precut strips. That gives you wiggle room to leave out a couple of fabrics if needed and still get a cohesive looking quilt.

Paid Patterns

Click here to purchase paper versions of my paid patterns
Click here to purchase PDF versions of my paid patterns

Improv Squares Made from 10″x10″ Squares

Improv Squares Quilt Pattern using Modern Marks Fabric

The original version of this quilt was made from 10″ squares of my Modern Marks line. Since the Modern Marks 10″ squares have long since sold out, I’ve been itching to remake this quilt using gone of my other fabric lines. All you need is a contrasting background fabric to really make those precuts pop!

Bling Made from Fat Quarters

Bling Quilts with Geo Pop

I love this quilt pattern so much I made it twice! Both of these versions hung in my trade show booth to showcase my Geo Pop fabric collection. I wanted to show what it would look like using the exact same block fabrics, but with a completely different background fabric in black or white. Which one is YOUR favorite??

Color Weave made from Precut Strips (or Fat Quarters)

Color Weave Quilt Abstract Garden Fabric

This has been BY FAR my most popular pattern ever. This rainbow-colored quilt was really quite satisfying to make. The pattern comes with instructions to make it from precut strips (I made my version from Abstract Garden). If you don’t have duplicate strips (2 of each color), you can also make it from fat quarters to get the rainbow gradation effect.

Lattice Work Made from Charm Squares

LatticeWork quilt by Christa Watson

This pattern is such a great design to show off a favorite bundle of precut squares! I love charm pack patterns because they are super versatile; if you don’t have enough charms, you can use 10″ squares instead and then cut them into 4 squares each.

Terrace Tiles Made from Fat Quarters

Terrace Tiles by Christa Watson

I loved this design I made it three times to show off 3 different colorways of my newest line, Gridwork. Fat Quarters are actually my favorite precut because they are the most versatile. You can cut ANY precut you like from fat quarters, and you’ll always have enough.

From My Books

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The patterns below are all included in my book Pieced and Quilt with Precuts

Star Struck Made from Fat Quarters

Modern Starstuck by Christa Watson

Dot n Dash made from 2 1/2″ Precut Strips

Dot 'n Dash quilt by Christa Watson

Squiggles Made from 5″ Squares

Squiggles by Christa Watson

I love precuts so much that I wrote an entire book on what to do with them!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual trunk show and are inspired to put them to good use.

Enter My Giveaway!

To celebrate my love of precuts, I’m offering 3 lucky winners a PDF pattern of their choice from my current pattern line below. Most of them are precut friendly and they are all fun to make!

ChristaQuilts Patterns

To enter, first take a look at all of the projects that have been shared so far during the hop. (Click this link for all of the participants and check out their amazing projects.) Then leave me a comment on THIS POST letting me know which has been your favorite project (and who made it if you can remember)! The giveaway will run through the end of the month, March 31 and the winner will be notified via email.

Sneek Peek alert!!

I’m now in the midst of sewing up a plethora of new precut friendly projects and patterns fro a future fabric line… so stay tuned!!! There will be precuts-a-plenty later this summer. 🙂

good vibes by christa watson for Benartex


16 thoughts on “Make More Quilts from Your Favorite Precuts: My Stop on the Benartex Precut Hop!

  1. Bonnie Larson says:

    I love this hop. Seeing all these options from pre-cuts is amazing. There are so many beautiful quilts , I really cannot pick a favourite. Thank-you for everything you do.

  2. Christi says:

    I really liked Andy’s Spot On till I just saw Lisa’s Ebb and Flow with your fabric. That might be my new favorite.

  3. Barb K says:

    I like Debbie Kratovil’s “Offset Log Cabin”. I also like your “Squiggles” and “Lattice Work” made from charm squares! Such wonderful color!

  4. Susan M says:

    well if have to choose from someone else’s site, my favorite has been Bubbles from Debby Kratovil. She made it using a jelly roll but I can see how easy it would be to adapt to charms or layer cakes too.

  5. Veline Anderson says:

    This has been so much fun, seeing all the great patterns! My favorites are your Rainbow Taffy and Bling! This week I have been cutting scraps to make the Rainbow Taffy quilt! Now I need to get the Bling pattern!

  6. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    The Pocketful of Sunshine quilt by Sandra Walker in the blog hop is tempting me. I’d love to dive into your “Bling” quilt pattern.

  7. Kathy E. says:

    I love all the projects I’ve found (some of the links don’t take me to their post…so hard to find!). My favorite is Andy’s quilt at A Bright Corner. Her work is always my style!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  8. Lori Smanski says:

    Oh but this hop has been so wonderful. I have gotten so many ideas for precuts. Your quilts are so lovely. I have loved all the quilts that were shown, but my favorite is from CorasQuilts “Pineapple Promenade” Thank you for hosting and to all the ladies who have shown their wonderful talents with pieces of fabrics. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  9. Rhonda Hunter says:

    LOVE that you gave so many options for using precuts! I have followed on many of your QALs and have found they really helped me better use the smaller cuts of fabric in my stash [or in my bag of new purchases ;)].
    Since I’ve so much extra time at home these days, I also enjoyed visiting the other websites listed and certainly found some new AWESOME patterns I didn’t know existed. That makes picking a favorite a little hard, but I did narrow it down to 2…Your Latticework pattern and Heidi Pridemore’s Dancing Dots. LOVE LOVE LOVE both of those designs.

  10. Hedy says:

    I love all your precut patterns. I’m a precut lover, probably because I’ve always had too much work on my plate and working with precuts helps in the cutting department. Really lovely quilts.

  11. AnnLouise Pugh says:

    Watching you develop and bloom has been a joy. From meeting you up in my studio many years ago to enjoying your breakout with patterns, books and fabrics, you have written the plan for others to follow…if they are willing to do the work you put in.. Your willingness to share is a rare quality that sets you apart from so many other quilt stars! I am proud to know you!

    My favorite web site (besides yours) is Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr’s site…two other sharing people.

    As for my favorite Pattern of yours…’s Optical Illusion.

  12. Suzy Kennell says:

    Hi Christa, What a variety of inspiration… Picking a favorite project impossible…but did find it interesting that more than one commented that they like remaking their patterns…shows the love of their designs. So many patterns and ideas… Thanks for all the inspiration.

  13. jenetamasson says:

    I LOVE this post! Your passion for precuts is reciprocated. Each of your patterns is different, interesting and inspires a sense of being able to accomplish it successfully. Thank you so much!!

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