ZJ Humbach

All About Precuts

with ZJ Humbach

If you’re looking for a fast, fun way to make stunning quilts, then look no further than our All About Precuts class for a perfectly coordinated, time saving option. In this class ZJ Humbach introduces you to this fun fabric innovation. Learn what Precuts are, what advantages they offer, and how you can even make your own.

Precuts, while fun, come with their own special considerations. ZJ will help you avoid time-consuming and frustrating mistakes by giving you the tips and tricks for working with a variety of precuts. Learn which ones play nicely together and which ones don’t along with some effective work around solutions.

ZJ takes you through some “what if” scenarios and shows you how Precuts can save oodles of time when you are working from patterns in books or magazines that are designed for yardage or fat quarters.

After taking this class you will be ready for our class project: Red Hot Hearts Quilt. Grab a Jelly Roll and a Layer Cake and maybe even a Charm Pack and get quilting! The bonus project puts together everything you’ve learned in the class. You’ll have great fun working with Precuts and have confidence knowing that the fabrics coordinate perfectly on your scrappy wall or baby quilt. You’ll also learn two fun techniques: raw-edge applique and strip piecing.

In addition there are a number of printable PDF bonus materials that will help you as you work on your next precut project.

  • 6 Sessions
  • 2h 00m
ZJ Humbach

ZJ Humbach

ZJ Humbach is a professional longarm quilter and pattern designer who owns and operates Dream Stitcher Quilt Studio in Nederland, Colorado. Her work appears in McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines. A former Quilters Newsletter editor, she wrote a longarm quilting column, “Finish Line,” for each issue. Now ZJ is a freelance writer for Quilters Newsletter and the Studio Arts Quilt Associates (SAQA) Journal. She also quilts regularly for Connecting Threads. ZJ has enjoyed machine sewing since age 12. She has a strong educational background in clothing construction, tailoring, and interior design plus a Master of Arts Teaching degree with an emphasis on curriculum development and adult education.

Class Project: Red Hot Hearts

Download this PDF for a shopping list and cutting instructions for the Red How Hearts quilt.

Class Resource: How Much to Buy

Download this PDF for a table showing the number of precuts you should buy for your project type

Class Resource: Jelly Roll Tips

Download this PDF to get some tips that will help you have perfectly pieced projects

Class Resource: Precut Comparison

Download this PDF to see a side-by-side comparison of the various precut options

Class Resource: What Works

Download this PDF so see what works together and what doesn’t when it comes to precuts

Class Resource: Building a Pre-Cuts Quilting Library

Download this PDF for a list of books and magazines to build up your pre-cuts quilting library.

Bonus materials available after purchase

How do I know what the Class covers?

Every Class has a free Preview video you can watch, to give you a flavor of the Instructor and the skills or project that will be covered. In addition, the Overview tab includes a thorough written description of the Class. And finally, each Class Session has a brief written summary of the content in that Session, including the length of each Session video. You will get a good feel for the Class content by reviewing these resources.

Can I view a Class on my tablet device or mobile phone?

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How do I access the Bonus Materials for the class?

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Can I print out Class details?

For any Bonus Material that is a PDF Download, yes you can. Just click on the icon/button for the Bonus element you want, and print with your local printer.

What are PDF downloads?

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Are there any system requirements to view the Class video content?

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How do I contact Craft And Hobby?

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