Quilt Patterns Perfect for Precuts + A Fall Table Runner

A few weeks ago Amanda Niederhauser of Jedi Craft Girl reached out to share her exciting news: she has a brand new book coming out this fall called Playful Precut Quilts- 15 Projects with Blocks to Mix and Match. This book is full of 15 quilt patterns perfect for Precuts.

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I had a fun time last week playing with one of her patterns – the Colonial Flowers block – to make a warm, cheerful new fall table runner.


This beautifully photographed book has 15 fresh, new patterns that focus on using those super popular quilt-making assets: precuts – including Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes. Precuts are the easiest way to get a variety of coordinating prints without having to buy a lot of yardage.

Amanda has a variety of quilt patterns that reflect her style – a contemporary take on traditional quilt block designs. This Newport Beach quilt is one of my favorites.

I also loved this quilt called  You can see photos of more of the quilts in the Playful Precuts book here. You can also check out the  Blog Tour to see other maker’s versions of the quilt patterns from the book.

I especially love this Christmas quilt by Melly Sews

and this Rise and Shine solids quilt version by A Bright Corner.


As I mentioned, I used the Colonial Flowers pattern to make these scrappy, warm orange and gold colored blocks into a fall table runner for the desk in my front hall. This pattern is perfect for using 2 1/2″ precut strips (aka Jelly Rolls or Rolie Polies.)

I had fun digging through my orange and gold scraps and leftovers to make these blocks monochromatic but scrappy.

Amanda Neiderhauser’s Playful Precuts book is available now, hopefully from your favorite quilt shop! It’s also available on Amazon

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  • Reply
    Lisa England
    October 6, 2020 at 4:40 am

    Your table runner is fabulous, thanks for sharing!

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    Sue Metcalf
    October 7, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Please allow your message ‘this website uses cookies’ to be closed. It obscures viewing from an iPhone. Thanks.

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      October 8, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks so much for this helpful feedback! I had the web developer fix that.

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    October 8, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    That is one cute table runner! I may have to make one in Christmas fabrics. Thank you for sharing Jedi Craft Girl.

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