Pre-cut Primer Blog Hop



Hello, If you are following along on the Precut Primer blog hop, then congratulations you have made it to the 12th grade!!

This book is chalk full of projects using Moda precuts. It does not take an MBA or a PHD to be able to make one for your favorite scholar. You will learn something new throughout beginning with page 5, full of tips from Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs.

Did you know? Hold a white piece of paper behind your needle as you thread it. The paper makes it easier to see the needle.

12th-grade-at-playgroundQuilt made by Sarah Huechteman.

12th-closeupClose up of quilting.

5th grade group picThat is me, center row of EVERY group picture ever taken. Thank goodness Lori Chrisman and Leah Pender were always there with me!
I had a massive crush on the second guy on the first row, Kent Ferguson, which probably explains my height issues.

When asked if I would be a part of this hop, I knew just what I would do. Number 2 son is a high school teacher and coach, so I knew this would be a great opportunity to make a quilt for his school. School colors are green and gold, so the Varsity collection from Sweetwater was perfect. He has always been passionate about working with kids and will be a wonderful influence on the kids he comes in contact with.

Excuse me for a minute, while I reminiscence about a few of my teachers.

Mrs. Barney, my second grade teacher, was the first person on my doorstep when my father passed away. I was grown and married, but she found where I lived and came to visit me so many years later.

Mrs. Pasierb, my third grade teacher, was a brunette walking barbie. All the boys drooled as she walked by. This by no means is an insult. She was beautiful, smart and sweet.

Miss Resenta, my fourth grade teacher, whom I probably tested the most. Yes, I was a little hellion that year. She got married during the holiday break and became Mrs. Williams.  I thought that was the coolest thing ever. She had to be one of my favorite for many reasons, including that she had a wonderful deep laugh that brighten the room.

Mrs. PIttman, fifth grade as shown above, had the coolest collection of polyester jumpsuits!

The list goes on and on!

My kids went to the same elementary, junior high and high schools that I did. Many of my teachers were their teachers, so I know first hand how much a teacher can influence your life for many years to come.

I am formally apologizing to all my teachers for any headaches I may have caused or my children may have caused.

The Giveaway : Enter to win a layer cake of Varsity by leaving a comment on this post, telling me your favorite teacher and why.

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Winner will be announced September 10, 2015  I will wait until late in the evening to pick a winner.

Details: Pattern – Precut Primer – 12th Grade by Me & My Sister Designs

Fabric – Varsity by Sweetwater & Bella Solid Bleached White 9900-200
I am doubling up on just the greens and gold fabrics and throwing in a few other basics.

Pre cut Primer sweetwater cuts

Size – 3 across and 4 down for a throw size.

 Good luck!

Hop on over to Melissa Corey. She is also a 12th grader, just like me!

Below are the links to all of the other posts. Check them out. It is not to late to enter some other giveaways.

This is Me and My Sister’s latest book – Pre-cut Primer.

September 2nd – Pat Sloan & April Rosenthal

September 3rd – Corey Yoder

September 4th –  Amy Ellis

September 7thJane Davidson & Heidi Grohs

September 8th – Sherri McConnell

September 9th – Melissa Corry & Lissa Alexander




  1. Julie Edison says:

    It’s a tie- First, Mrs. Crocker, because she was a true role model and the only female math teacher I had in high school or college. I figure she was instrumental in my becoming a pale imitation of her. To this day, I aspire to be half the algebra teacher she was. My other favorite teacher is my eldest daughter. She is generation number 4 to become an educator!

  2. Naomi Ruth says:

    Mr. Roberts, sixth grade. After Oh Canada! was sung and school announcements over the p.a. system…no Mr. Roberts in the portable, everyone starts chatting – maybe he’s just late? Five minutes later we are wondering if we will have no class and talking about whether we should go say something to the office or say nothing and have a free morning (we chose to say nothing to the office, of course) five minutes after that – BAM!!! supply closet doors fly open and we hear “Raaaahhhhhrrr!!” as something giant comes flying out. Screaming and jumping sixth graders all over the place!! I’m pretty sure some boys ran out the door…. Lol. Best. teacher. ever.

  3. Kathy E. says:

    I hope your “old” teachers will see this post, so they can read what you wrote! I am a teacher and I hope someone has fond memories of being a student in my class. My favorite teacher was Miss Doser in first grade. I swore she was magician the day she taught me how to read! I wondered how she did that when I wanted to learn for so long! Love your 12 grade quilt! Now you can graduate!

  4. Judy J says:

    Mrs. Saul was about 70 years old when I was in her 5th grade class. She was an excellent teacher, and my class was one of her last. After she retired, she taught art lessons in her home, and I took lessons from her for a couple of years.

  5. Cindi P. says:

    My 7th grade English teacher, Mr. Lund because he taught to all levels and we even did a play. It made me want to become an English teacher. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Margo says:

    This is really freaky…my husband and I were just talking about our ‘teachers’ at lunch! He had a nun… Sister Anette that ruled the roost! I had Miss Ludlow in Grade 3 who I loved… apparently Mr. Swingle had some relations with her when I was in Grade four and it caused quite the stir among the teachers! Mr. Swingle [seriously…that was his name] was a handsome man and all the other female teachers were quite upset with Miss Ludlow being the apple of his eye! Thanks for the laugh and memories! …. Thank you as well for the lovely giveaway!

  7. Lorrie says:

    Oh, Mrs. Shurlds, my 11th grade English teacher, was the best! She opened up whole new worlds for me. I can still recite Chaucer thanks to her, haha…

  8. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Jones in fourth grade. She challenged us but she was very nice. I remember feeling good in her room because she made all of us feel valued. We had homework but I don’t remember it being overwhelming. I probably would have done any amount of homework for her, no matter what she asked.

  9. Lori Morton says:

    Loved Home Ec class…where I first learned to sew! Don’t remember teacher’s name…but definitely inspired me to keep sewing…and then learning to Quilt ! Yay! 🙂 Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 🙂

  10. Sharrie says:

    In high school my favorite teacher was Mrs. White. She taught business and typing.and yearbook She was no-nonsense and had the most beautiful handwriting. She explained once, that she had had to relearn her script after college because her handwriting deteriorated after note-taking for several years.

    She later helped me set up a dark room AFTER I had graduated. A very neat lady.

    Sorry if the punctuation is misplaced. I can’t read this font at all! This trend of gray font is killin’ me!

  11. Debby says:

    I just loved my 4th grade teacher. She was sweet and inspiring. She would also let me stay late when things at home were not so good. She made school a safe and happy place to be.

  12. Pam says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous! My favorite teacher was Miss Malin. She made everyone feel that they were great students! Thanks for the nostalgic fun!

  13. Hildy says:

    My most favorite teacher was Herr Buchner he taught german, social studies (don’t know if this is a class in the USA in Germany it is) and history. He was fun and more like a friend then a teacher. Sadly he already passed away.

  14. Sherry B says:

    My favorite teacher was Mrs. Johnson, our art teacher. I loved to draw, and she encouraged me to enter a local art show and I won 1st place in my age group. I still have some of those pictures, 40 plus years later! I guess I’m doing my “creating” with fabrics now, and enjoying it every day!

  15. Dorothy says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous! Your son will love it! Who is my favorite teacher? That is hard to pick just one, they are all amazing, but I would have to say 6th grade – Mr. Ward, he didn’t believe in desks and we sat on bean bag chairs. I will never forget learning my first “tax time” lessons when he had his child on January 1st and we learned what a “deduction” is. Then, two years later, he had another son on January 1st! We learned much from him, and not all book stuff.

  16. Monique says:

    Ms. Mansor was my favorite teacher. I had her for a different history class every year in High School. She was also out Class Adviser and as I was the Vice President of my class, I often had to work with her outside of class. She was a tough teacher but if you applied yourself and listened you were ok with her. Oddly enough when my daughter started high school at a different school in a different town, about 18 years after I graduated, Ms. Mansor was a teacher at her school Unfortunately, she moved on to become a principle at a different school before my daughter had a chance to have her as a teacher. I will remember her fondly always.

  17. Judith H says:

    My favorite teacher was Miss. Thorton in 5th grade. She made learning fun and always had an encouraging word if you were having trouble. She was the one that noticed I was having trouble seeing the blackboard! I’ve had glasses ever since! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

  18. Ruth says:

    I loved my 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Estepp. She was compassionate, and encouraging. She would let me pursue my artistic leanings by letting me out of class to help the art teacher with her projects. 🙂

  19. Celeste Delostrinos says:

    Sister Josephine was my favorite teacher. She was gentle, kind, and smelled oh so sweet. Unlike the other nuns, she never raised her voice at misbehaving students like me, but would always calmly request us to return to our seats.

  20. Deb E says:

    Actually there are two teachers – my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Rogers, for encouraging my love of books and instilling a sense of boundaries and structure in school. The second, Mr. Fisher, was my high school English teacher the year I was in Australia as an exchange student — he gave me a sense that I could do anything I set my mind to. Hats off to all the teachers who give their students little life lessons they can use the rest of their lives!

  21. Kay says:

    I think my favourite teacher was my year 4 teacher as he ended every day by reading to us and I really fell in love with some of his books. I have always been a reader but loved the experience of being able to lose myself in along story session at school. Thank you for a fun giveaway. x

  22. Lee Taylor says:

    My favorite teacher was Mr Almeida, seventh grade English. He was so very encouraging to me. He died a couple years later, but his memory lives on here.

  23. Cathy says:

    It’s a tough choice between my first grade teacher Mrs. Miller and my third grade teacher Mrs. Yates. I think I’ll go with Mrs. Yates, I hoped and hoped I would get her as my teacher and was SO excited when I did. She was so fun and we always did new and different things. She made learning fun! She retires this year and I hope she knows how many children she has blessed in her life. Maybe I’ll make her a quilt and tell her thanks.

  24. susie says:

    My favorite teacher was Mr Sullinger. He was my middle school orchestra director, who gave me wonderful encouragement and confidence to play my flute .

  25. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I have to credit my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Pruchka, with my love of reading. Everyday after lunch she would read us a chapter of a book. James and the Giant Peach is still a favorite story of mine. I think if she were still living she would have loved Harry Potter! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

  26. Meg says:

    My favorite teacher was in 5th grade – Miss Metcalfe. She was so wonderful that we thought she should run for president and made campaign banners!

  27. Becky says:

    My favorite teacher was my third grade teacher. She always so sweet and soft spoken. I don’t think she ever spanked a kid, like my first grade teacher did if you talked in class. (first hand experience) lol I moved away, but often asked a friend in that town how Mrs. Hardy was and she would tell Mrs. Hardy that I asked about her. I wish I had gone back and seen her before she passed. She was a sweetheart.

  28. Shannon Wallace says:

    I loved my first grade teacher, Mrs. Maples. She was fun, kind, and very motherly. One time, her dentures flew out of her mouth in class, and she took in great strides, laughing with the class. 🙂 I love the quilt pictured!!! Can’t make to make one! Thank you 🙂

  29. Mom C says:

    Mr Maher, my HS choral teacher. The things he could do with a large group, our choirs were 150 to 200 strong, were amazing. And he encouraged me to sing! I went on to take voice lessons and had solo parts in operas and musicals in college. Opened a whole new aspect of my life.

  30. Susan says:

    my favorite teacher was Mr. Kingston in 5 th grade. It was the first time that I had a male teacher. He was an older man and just so relaxed in comparison to the women teachers. It was a fun year!

  31. Emily C says:

    My favorite teacher was in high school. Mrs. Allagree was very supportive of my love of computers and was very encouraging whenever I was working with them. She helped me get into desktop publishing, I published small books with students poems and stories in them.

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