August 25, 2009

...coming soon...MODA pre-cuts & patterns

So Fun Fabrics is branching out! I'm so excited to be offering Moda pre-cuts. As many of you know, they are a great way to get a little bit of an entire fabric line! Whether it's Charm Packs, Jelly Rolls or Fat Quarter bundles, they're fantastic to work with. Want to make a quilt but don't want to cut squares or strips down to size from a large piece of fabric? Well, Moda has done the work for you. Well, most of it anyway...you still have to make the quilt! For those of you who aren't quite sure what comes in a Honey Bun or a Layer Cake, let me break it down for you.

Fat Quarter bundle - 18" x 22" (approximately)
Layer Cake - 10" x 10" squares
Charm Pack - 5" x 5" squares
Jelly Roll - 2.5" x 45" strips
Honey Bun - 1.5" x 45" strips
Dessert Roll - 5" x 45" strips
Turnover - 6" triangles

Moda's designers do a great job of producing patterns that specifically use the shapes and sizes in the above list. For example, Fig Tree & Co.'s French Kiss quilt pattern uses 1 Honey Bun and 1 Charm Pack for the majority of the quilt top (look for this combination in the shop soon!). And if you're looking for some fantastic free patterns and project ideas geared towards pre-cuts, check out Moda Bake Shop. There's tons of great stuff in there!

As I delve more into the quilting world personally, I find the idea of pre-cuts fascinating. Maybe to a beginner this is much more exciting, but the thought of cutting all those strips and squares seems rather tedious, so why not let someone else do it for you? Although, with family roots in the Midwest, I do understand and appreciate the idea of making the whole quilt yourself - fabric cutting included!

I have a freshly delivered box of Moda patterns sitting next to me right now, and I'm anxiously awaiting their coordinating pre-cuts to arrive. I look forward to offering you some great patterns and pre-cuts from some of my favorite new lines including Happy Campers, Mill House Inn, Simple Abundance and Rouenneries, with more to come in the future!

For the love of fabric,

fabric fan

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