Welcome to the 2014 Summer Book Club with Fat Quarter Shop. Today, we are dishing about Gerri Robinson of Planted Seeds Designs‘ first book, A Cut Above. We are huge fans of Gerri Robinson’s one-of-a-kind quilt designs. Gerri did not start exploring the world of precuts until 2012, where she challenged herself to explore outside her comfort zone. The designs found throughout the pages of A Cut Above chronicle the steps she took to overcome her own design obstacles about working in a precut environment. A Cut Above has 23 different projects from fat eights to layer cakes.
It’s time for our 2014 Summer Book Club giveaway! We are giving away a stash of books to ten lucky winners from now until the end of August. To enter, comment below and let us know what is your favorite precut. One winner will be picked each week and all the winners will be announced August 26th. Good Luck and happy quilting!
Oh, this book is screaming out to me! I'll take a chance and enter your giveaway I. Hopes of being lucky. My favorite precut is the layer cake because you get the range of fabrics in the group and the size is large enough to use for a variety of things while letting you get a good feel for the scale of the design. Thanks for the chance.
My favorite precuts are fat quarters. Thanks for a chance to win.
My favorite precuts are charm packs. I love Carrie Nelson's Schnibbles pattern and i love the finished quilt size, too.
What a delightful grouping of quilts she has created for this book! Oh my, I want to make every one. Favorite precut? Probably a tie between layer cakes (large pieces of fabric that showcase the prints) and charm packs (because they are so versatile and seem to be my go-to size). Thanks for the great giveaway!
My favorite precuts would be whichever one I am using at the time! I love them all! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
I have been addicted to jelly rolls for awhile, but my most recent project uses layer cakes, and I have discovered how versatile a layer cake can be!
Fat quarters are my choice, I make queen size quilts.
Fat quarters! I like to isolate a few prints of a collection and using fat quarters allows me to do that.
My favourite precuts? After fat quarters, layer cakes – they are big enough to work with and still get some scrappy variety.
The rugby stars quilt has my name on it. I used to live just outside Rugby.
It's hard to pick just one! I love fat quarters for samplers, charms for quick quilts and jelly rolls for fun! I'm starting to collect mini charms, too, which I think will be wonderful for mini quilts or as cornerstones on scrappy projects.
I love them all but charm squares are my favorite.
Great book! I guess I like charm squares because I get to sample the whole fabric line at once. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Fat quarters are my favorite. I can get a wider selection of fabrics.
I don't work much with precuts – I usually buy 1/2 yd bundles, but I have worked with layercakes in the past and I think that would be my precut of choice.
I am new to precuts, so don't have a favorite at this time. Have used fat quarters and like them.
Fat quarters are my favorite precuts and they are the easier ones to find in my country (France)
This looks like a fantastic book! My favorite pre-cut is the jelly roll :)'
Thanks for the chance to win
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I love fat quarters but mostly use layer cakes. Honestly, I've used all sizes and it has always been fun. This book looks amazing!
I want to make everything in this book ! I use all precuts but I guess my favorite would be the layer cake
Thanks for the chance to win this Awesome book !!!!!
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Love them all but lately have enjoyed the fat eights. They can easily be cut into strips or squares. You get really useable pieces of entire collections without quite the expense of the full fat quarter bundles.
I usually stick to fat quarters, but once in awhile, I charm squares call my name. Never tried fat eighths!
I love charm packs!!!!
Fat quarters are my favourite precut!
I love fat quarters.
I love charm packs! You can make a simple quilt out of them by just adding some sashing, or add a solid and make half-square triangles for unlimited possibilities. They are inexpensive so you can collect a lot of different fabric lines!
I love all precuts, but I think layer cakes are my favorite.
I usually lean to fat quarters or yardage (I may have some fabric hoarder tendencies!). I love the look of charms and am hoping to get a few packs for my daughter (4 1/2) to turn into doll quilts!
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I'm going to need this book. Love everyone of those quilts posted!
Fat quarters are my current favorite.
I love charm packs! They are so fun to use and I love that you can make quick beautiful projects!
My favorite are fat quarters. I can imagine do so much more with then than any other pre-cut.
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Fat quarters are my favorite! Thanks for the chance.
Great book! My favorite precut are charm packs, seems like you can do so much with them. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
Layer cakes are my current favorite!
My favourite are fat quarters! So many ways to use 🙂
My favorite precut is the dat quarter. They are so versatile and you can accomplish a beautiful quilt with them!
I love layer cakes…they are so versatile. Would love to win these awesome books. Linda W. firstname.lastname@example.org
My favorite precuts are charm packs. I know they're small, but I can make a very scrappy mini-quilt, and they're great for cutting small applique pieces. 🙂
The book looks gorgeous. I love charm packs because they are so affordable and you get the whole range. Thanks for a great giveaway.
I have that book and love it!! Although my daughter keeps narrowing it, so I would take a new one. It's so hard to have one favorite pre-cut. It all depends on what type of quilt, but I'd go with fat quarter.
It is a hard question to answer as I do love precuts. I love charm squares, layer cakes and jelly rolls which to choose. Lets go with Layer Cakes as my current favourite as I have just finished a large quilt using Layer Cakes.
I am a jelly roll girl as they are so useful for quick quilts. x
I love charm packs …. looks like a great book!
I have only worked with charm packs, so I guess that would be my favorite 🙂 Gerri's book looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!
I have only worked with charm packs, so I guess that would be my favorite 🙂 Gerri's book looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love fat quarters but also love charms packs, mini charms, jelly rolls etc, etc, etc! LOL! Thanks for the great giveaway.
LOVE THE PRECUTS>ESPECIALLY FAT QUARTERS!THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING!
I like jelly rolls because you get a 'standard size' to work with and I find I use them all the time. Love books!!!
I do love the charm pack so that I can see which prints to order yardage of. I'd love to order fat quarter bundles but seldom can fit that purchase into my budget!
Fat quarters are my favorite pre cuts because of all the cutting options. Thank you for the great giveaway!
I love all the precuts, but my favorite would have to be fat quarter bundles-lots more fun!!! This book looks amazing-hope I can win one of them. Thanks so much for doing this giveaway!!
I love jelly rolls. There are so many ways to use them in a quilt.
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Love the charm packs…lets me be free to create and inspires me to take on small projects!
My favorite Precuts are Charms and Jelly Rolls, fat eights too for bigger projects I can make multiple styles out of. Precuts are just an overall blessing to me. Thanks for sharing this Great Book, I would Love to win it!!
My favorite precuts are fat quarters and I know this for sure because every time I go into a quilt shop I head for the fat quarters. I just love a stack of coordinated fat quarters stacked together and tied with a ribbon.
I absolutely love charm squares. I They're just so versatile.
Fat quarters are my favorites.
I'm so new at this I haven't even used all the different precuts. I've used a charm pack and loved it, and I know what a fat quarter is but have never worked with a stack of them. Guess I have to do a bit more sewing to determine a favorite!
I love jelly rolls! Thanks for the chance to win!!
I usually buy a layer cake as it can be used whole or cut into 4 charm squares. The fat eighths bundles are great too.
I would have to say that my favorite precut is the fat quarter. It gives me lots of fun fabric choices and also the availability to cut it to smaller sizes, for example layer cake or charm square size, etc.
I can't choose just 1 ;-> I LOVE my fat quarters they're so versatile, my 2nd choice would be the layer cake. Sometimes if I see a new line that I just have to have (with no real plan) I'll buy a charm pack. Thanks for showing us such a great book. ;->
My favorite are the charm square packs. I love making scrappy quilts with 2 1/2 inch squares. I can cut up some of the charm squares and save the rest for other projects.
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Fat quarters will probably always be my favorite pre cuts. They are a great size, so handy to pull out for a quilt project.
My favorite depends on the project… I love charm squares, & have used them on numerous projects. I also have lots of jelly rolls!
I like fabric in all sizes and shapes but tend to buy more fat quarters than other sizes but it might change after looking at this book. email@example.com
I lve charm squares, so many ideas, so little time.
I will have to get this book. I really like Jelly Rolls. You can do "sew" much with them. Thanks for the chance to win.
Fat quarters are the most versatile. Charm squares are fun to play with. and to combine with Jelly rolls for interesting designs. Layer cakes work up quickly. How can I pick just one?
I love sorting through a pack of charm squares and seeing the whole range of a line.
Charm squares are my favorite precut! Thank you for the chance to win!
I like the fat eighths since that way you can get a little bit of a lot of fabrics. I seem to be making more scrappy things and so it gives me nice variety but in a small amount. Really cute projects in the book. Thanks- K-
Jelly rolls right now; subject to change at any moment.
I've worked with several jelly rolls which I love. I have yet to venture into charm packs, later cakes or hexie precursor though I keep seeing them and wanting to give them a go.
This book is exactly what I need these days! I've always loved charm packs because you get a great variety of fabrics in one collection. But I just discovered all the incredible things you can do with jelly rolls therefore I'd go for rolls now!
I just love jelly rolls as I find they are so versatile. I also love FQ bundles, but sadly, the shipping and duties to have them sent from the US to the UK make them impractical.
This book looks awesome! My favourite precut is fat quarters. Thanks!
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I love layer cakes. It is like getting 4 charm packs or I can leave them big. Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a fat quarter/fat eighth kind of girl, but also really like layer cakes. I make a lot of scrap quilts and they are versatile. Thanks for a chance to win!
I love a Layer cake, I love how I can get a whole range for a fraction of the price of buying yardage of each one, and a 10 inch square is so versatile for lots of designs especially with books like these to help me.
I have a huge stash of fat quarters. I can use them for so many things.
I love them all, but Charm packs would be my favorite!
My fave is a big beautiful fat quarter!!
This book is perfect for me as I cannot decide which pre-cut I like best. I have more fat quarters and layer cakes but only because I've made quilts from all my charm packs! Love the creative designs in this book!
Love fat quarters!!
Thanks for the chance to win!!
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I love layer cakes. They are large enough to see the pattern and you get a lot of great matching colors and designs. So beautiful!
You have a lot of options to do with it too.
I love this book. I want it :=)
I am so glad I found your webpage.
I have learned so much!
Thank you for much for this give away and for being one of my very favorite blogs and fabric shopping places
This new book looks so colorful and inviting, as though one can hardly wait to open it and explore the pages. My favorite cuts are Jelly Rolls, since I dislike cutting such long strips on my own.
Like them all, but buy fq's the most.
Have used jelly rolls and charm packs the most in my quilting. Is hard to decide which one I like best!
I love Charm Packs – the different fabrics you get.. There is new patterns for their uses.. also i would say my alltime favorite would be fat quarters.. I am currently using batik jellyrolls..
My favorite precut is the jelly roll. Besides having a yummy name, there is just so much you can do with those strips!
My favorite pre-cut is the fat quarter. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
My favorite precut would be the fat quarter bundle. Thanks for a great giveaway. Fan4may at aol dot com
I've done a lot with Jelly Rolls, but that's because I have a pattern book with lots of lovely patterns for Jellies! I think I would do more with fat quarters, layer cakes, and charm packs if I had a book or books that utilized them.
Fat quarters let me have lots of variety to make larger quilts. That Chain of Hearts pattern is wonderful!
I own Gerri's book and love it! My favorite part is that the leftovers are used in other projects, I hate waste. My favorite pre-cut is the fat quarter. Thank you for the opportunity to increase my book stash!
My favorite is the layer cake because I think they are the most versatile!
I like layer cakes. They can quickly be turned into a charm pack or mini charm pack, but still big enough to have lots of other options. Thank you for the give away!
I love the Rugby star quilt, I really like working with precuts.
I have used all the precuts except the candy squares and I think my favorite is jelly rolls. Great give away, thanks.
I love quilting with layer cakes!
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My favorites are fat quarter bundles and jelly rolls. Love the pictures of the designs in this new book!
layer cakes would have to be my fave…..you can always get lots out of them…..but then again, charm squares are very versatile too…..and mini charms……fat quarters are always coming in handy and I've had some fun with turnovers….ooooh so hard to choose…..I think, like any good dessert…..I'd have to have them all!!! LOL :o)
I love fat quarters and jelly rolls. Hard to pick just one.
Fat quarters are my favorite, because there is so much usable fabric. This book is on my wish list and I would love to win it. Thanks!
Fat eighths are my favorite. Wish there were more pattern choices for bundles of them.
Love this book! Thanks for the giveaway! I love all the precuts! Too hard to choose which I like the best!
My favorite precut is the LAYER CAKE!!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
Fat Quarters are my favorite precuts, love them when they are bundled. Thanks for the giveaway.
Jelly rolls are my favorite! They are so versatile.
I love charm packs, you can do so much with them. Thank you for all the fun projects and information you provide. I learn so much from them.
Oh why pick just one. I love all of the quilts. My pick first would be either Rugby Stars or maybe Galaxy Quilt. Love using pre-cuts and fat quarters. Pre-cuts can give a new quilter color confidence and I love to teach others how to use them.
Fat quarters by far. Jelly rolls are fun too. I'm ready to experiment with others too.
I'm a big fan of jelly rolls, they are my favorite pre-cut
Looks like a great book! My favorite precut is the fat quarter bundle!
I like fat quarters as they give you many options! Thanks for the chance to win ;c) shopgirl7232(at)yahoo(dot)com
i love a good layer cake
but really need some inspiration as to how to use it.
Loving the boxed up cushion. My favorite precut is the fat quarter.
Ohh this looks like a wonderful book. I really like jelly rolls and charm packs. Thanks for a chance.
I love jelly rolls, triangles, but I think the best is layer cakes. You can do so much with them.
it seems like I have been using fat quarters a lot lately for several projects.
My favorite precut are the charm squares. They look so pretty together and I can find more patterns and ideas to use them.
I am pretty stuck on fat quarters. I like appliqué and these fit the bill.
I have always used fat quarters, but would like to use layer cakes, and then experiment with some charm packs. Great book giveaway!
My favorite precut is a fat quarter bundle.
I like the charm packs:) Thanks for the chance at a great give away!!
I love fat quarters! There are so many things you can do with them.
I love jelly rolls 🙂
I LOVE LOVE LOVE all precuts. My favorite are probably fat quarters because without them we probably wouldn't have The Fat Quarter Shop as we know it and it is among my favorite places to shop. In this book, I would like to make the Rugby quilt for my son who is my shinning star.
Tough choice, layer cakes, fat quarters, depends on the day/project.
Love all the precuts, but fat quarters are the most versatile. Jelly rolls are so fun to make a strip tube quilt-instant fun!
Layer cakes and fat quarters are my favourite precuts. It is quick and easy to cut layer cakes into charm squares and mini charms. Fat quarters can become just about anything. It would fun to create with this new book.
Fat quarters, charm squares, and layer cakes, in that order 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I'm in love with jelly rolls. They're the perfect size for almost any quilt pattern. And so easy to use. Even the scraps are useful for leaders and enders.
I love the quilts you showed from this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Fat Quarters…..followed by charm squares….both are so easy to work with in quickly creating pretty quilts !
I'm new to machine piecing and quilting, and have found charm packs to be the easiest for me to figure out how to use, although I'm beginning to understand how eventually moving up to fat quarters can yield larger, coordinated quilts – and build stash at the same time. This looks like a wonderful book – thanks for showcasing it.
I love layer cakes because they can be used as is or cut into smaller sizes.
It's a hard choice but I think Fat Quarters, Then would come layer cakes and then jelly rolls. They are all great! The book looks very interesting and I would love to add it to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
I like FQ's
I like fat quarters the best…..because I don't know what to do with the rest. They just sit there looking pretty on my shelf.
I love the way FQ are presented-always get grabbed by good presentation. Thanks for the chance to won.rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com
My favorite pre-cuts are layer cakes (their large size provides a lot of versatility) and fat quarters (they help build up the stash!). This book looks great….thanks for the opportunity to possibly win a copy!
Always a fat quarter bundle for me!
FQ's, jelly rolls, . . . whatever I'm quilting at the time!
That's like asking which is my favorite child! It can change daily!
I love all precuts but if I had to choose it would be between jelly rolls and layer cakes. Gerri's book has so many wonderful designs. Thanks for the chance to win.
I have used and like them all but I think jelly rolls are my favorite. What a great book! If I don't win one I guess this will be my next purchase! 🙂
Charm packs are my favorite pre-cut. I like to do small, fast projects and they are perfect for that! Thanks for the give away!
I haven't done too much sewing with precuts, so take this with a grain of salt, At this point I think my favorite precuts are the 5 inch charms squares. After watching Jenny Doan create marvelous quilts with jellyroll strips, I'm interested in getting some jellyroll strips and working with those, too. I just watched her video about making an Irish Chain quilt using jellyroll strips. That quilt is my very, very favorite so I think I'm going to give this method a try.
My favorite precut is a tie between a jelly roll and those little candy squares. The candy squares are just too precious and great for sweet baby quilts.
Gerri's book looks like a huge pile'o fabulous fun.
I've only ever used jelly rolls or charm squares, but would love to try layer cakes!
My favorite precut is a layer cake. I can cut it down to charms if needed, or short strips.
Oh boy do I need this book. I love precuts, my favourite is the charm pack. It's a nice size to work with.
I think Fat Quarters are my favorite. I love getting the whole range of fabrics in a collection. Thanks for the chance. Beautiful quilts!
This book is right up my alley, I love charm packs. I use all precuts depending on what I am making. Thanks for the chance to win.
I really enjoy all types of precuts but my favorite is fat quarters.
Charm packs are the best!
Love charm packs…but probably Fat Quarters are my Favorite cut to use….
I think layer cakes are my favorite pre-cuts, since I can cut a couple of other different items from it, or use it whole.
I really like charm squares because there are so many patterns that just use 2 of them. For larger projects I prefer layer cakes.
My favorite precut is the layer cake. Fat Quarter bundles are great for the quantity of fabric, but I like that with layer cakes there is usually less cutting required before you can get to the sewing.
My very favorite are fat quarter bundles… More fabric! But next to that is probably charm packs, especially when my 10-year old wants to sew. Just pull one or two out and she's on her way!
I'm in the boat with Gerri. I have not used pre-cuts and really need to look into playing with some. I think the Layer Cake would be the most versatile to get longer and slightly larger pieces but i"m so not sure.
My first pre-cut is my fav, and that is the jelly roll. I made a zippy quilt and fell in love. I have also developed some love for charm packs.
I love the book and would like to win
Fat quarters are my first choice but layer cakes and jelly rolls are great as well.
Depends on what I have in mind for a project, but I generally prefer fat quarters. Thanks!
I like the versatility of layer cakes.
This is an AWESOME book. Right now I'm in love with Fat Quarters (Jo Morton's Haberdashery and waiting for her Melodies line. Also love the Snowbird collection. Too many to list!) And also Layer Cakes.
I love fat quarters and charm packs. They're so hard to resist, plus you get more variety for less.
I love the little mini charms. They are great for little hexagons and English Paper piecing.
My favourite precut is charm packs. Thanks for the giveaway!
My favorite lately is the layer cakes as I have been using ideas for children's quiet pages and making them into tote bags. Thanks so much for bringing fresh new ideas to us!!
I love a fresh, new fat quarter pack but have done lots of small projects with charms! Looks like a beautiful book – I'm putting it on my wish list!
Jelly Rolls are my favorite!
Thank you for the chance!
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I am new to quilting and have used jelly rolls and fat quarters. I love them both!! Would love to have the books!
I love fat quarter bundles!
my favorite pre-cut would be fat quarters and also charm squares 🙂
I really like charm packs.
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I love layer cakes
I love fat quarters.I can do so many things with them!
I like jelly rolls and fat quarters because you can get to sewing faster, but it's hard to resist the fat quarter bundles for versatility.
My favorite pre-cut is a jelly roll….next to that are charm squares… love, love, love! Thanks for the lovely giveaway chance! onlydiamods@hotmailcom
Layer cakes are my favorite pre-cut. Would love to own this book. Thanks
My favorite pre-cut is fat quarters! Love them. What wonderful quilts in the book! Thanks for the chance to win.
I like fat quarters best, but charm packs are easier for me to work with.
I love to sew with charm packs. They are a fun and easy way to make fun little quilts. I can see this book is going to have to be one for my library. Thanks for sharing.
I love everything Gerri has done, pretty unique and
talented lady! I have her book, but, for any precut, PICK ME! (please?) Denise A.
I'm a big fan of fq bundles.
Gerri's book looks great–I would never guess that the red star quilt was made from pre-cuts.
I think that fat quarters are my favorite, either that or 5" charm packs. Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
As a new quilter I think precuts are amazing…I really like FQ bundles! Thank you!
My favorite precut? my favorite precut of fabric is off the bolt. Any size will due! I just love fabric . 1 yard, 2 yards. Layer cakes, fat quarters, charm packs. Love fabric. Thanks.
Fat quarters for me.
I love layer cakes!
I recently made spools with moda candies. Fast and easy. Although jelly rolls are handy to have as the strip is cut!
Looks like a beautiful book with all those lovely quilts. Hard to choose a favorite pre cut because they are all nice in their own way, but since we need to pick one, I'd say layer cakes. Layer cakes have a little more to work with. Thanks for the chance to win!
I love jelly rolls!
Fatquarters, they work with any project I want to work on and give enough fabric to make coordinating accessories!
Geri: Your work is so beautiful, so classic. I am impressed that you took a leap out of your comfort zone. I use a layer cake for it's versatility.
I love pre-cuts! My favorites are fat quarters. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
I think my favorite is the fat quarter. I did make skirts for 3 of my granddaughters out of several charm packs which turned out well.
I love fat quarter bundles!
Jelly Rolls are my favourite precut.
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What beautiful quilts, especially the ones with stars!! Right now my favorite pre-cut is a Layer Cake–just right for the scrappy projects I like to sew. Thanks for the chance to review new books and to win one!
They are all like candy to me. This book is going to be on the top sellers list guaranteed!
Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize.
It is kind of hard to pick but I am going to say fat quarters..
I like half yards and fat quarters best 🙂
I love fat quarters. They are my favorite
Jelly Rolls were my favorite but now I'm into Layer Cakes. Its fun using precuts – makes the project so much easier.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Love fat quarters and jelly rolls! Thanks for the chance to win such a great book.
FQs are my fav
My favorite precut is the fat quarter. Thanks for the giveaway!
Never tire of new books! How generous…
I have mostly worked with layer cakes as pre-cuts and they are great. I currently have two different 6" strip rolls and am agonizing over what to do with them. Maybe this book will help! Thanks for sharing
I think charm packs would be my favorite because I don't have to spend a ton of money but can still get the whole collection and make something I like with them.
I love fat quarters. There is just so much you can do with fat quarters!!
I recently started using fat quarters and love them.
My favorite precut would have to be charms. There are so many things they can be used for.
My favorite precut is the fat quarter. There are so many things you can do with fat quarters.
They all have their uses but most recently I am loving layer cakes. Fat quarters are great but a layer cake is the bee's knees right now!
My favorite precut is the layer cakes!
I love jelly rolls and charm packs!
I think layer cakes have become my new favorite!
I love layer cakes because you can turn them into charms or strips, or just use that larger piece in a block!
My favorite precut is the charm pack. I find them easy to use in a variety of projects.
I thought it was layer cakes, but most recently I'm loving jelly roll quilts.