Happy Birthday Cut and Shuffle!


It’s not every day a book turns one year old, especially a book this fun and cool. So grab a cupcake, stick a candle in it, and come celebrate with us!


Cut and Shuffle features the ingenious idea of Jan Ochterbeck, to take a simple block, cut and rearrange it, and sew it together again.

This simple idea is great for swaps, sewing retreats, beginning quilting, guild challenges, and most other imaginable quilting adventures. It all starts with a Mama Block.

Meet Mama Block:


Mama block can be made from a cake (10″ pre-cut fabric square) and a strip from a roll (2 1/2″ pre-cut strip). This lends itself to outrageous fun! Imagine sitting at the next sewing evening with your quilting buddies, swapping cakes and strips and whipping up a bunch of Mama Blocks. (If you are hunting some squares and strips, we have some available here.)


The next part is magic…no worries, all magic is included with each book purchase. After a little snipity-twirlity-boo you have something completely new.


Jan includes six projects with four additional colorways for each showing lots of variation and inspiration! Here are a few of the projects:

Positivity by Jan Ochterbeck, quilted by Darlene Pratte


Labyrinth by Jan Ochterbeck


Singing the Blues by Jan Ochterbeck, quilted by Darlene Pratte.


It isn’t often a book comes along that is clear and concise. A victory for beginners and an oasis for the experienced, Cut and Shuffle keeps and simple – simple, stunning, and fun!

Thank you Jan for writing this amazing book – Congratulations and Happy Birthday Cut and Shuffle!

Order your copy today.



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Roxanne Self

What a great idea!