Recess by American Jane for Moda. It was love at first sight when I received a Layer Cake of this collection back in May for the Altered Mini Tins project. Vibrant colors matched with fun retro prints.
I’ve been experimenting with carrying three of the specialty packs that Moda offers. Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Squares. A quick overview if you’ve never heard of these things before (that would be me too just 6 months ago!):
Jelly Rolls – 2 1/2″ strips cut selvage to selvage. Each roll contains 40 prints. There is always at least one print of every fabric in the collection. In the case of Recess there are 36 prints which means 4 of the strips repeat.
Layer Cakes - 10″ x 10″ squares. Each stack contains 40 swatches. Again, there’s always at least one swatch of every fabric in the collection.
Charm Squares – 5″ x 5″ squares. Each stack contains 36 swatches.
Moda will be introducing two new types of pre-cut fabric packs in 2009:
Turnovers will feature half-square triangles (created by cutting 6″ squares in half). These half-square triangles will work with 5″ charm squares. How fun will these be?!
Sweet Rolls are 1 1/2″ strips packaged just like Jelly Rolls.
These specialty packs have inspired many quilt designers to write patterns that utilize the pre-cut sizes. Two designers that I carry in the shop are Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow and Threaded Pear Studio.
I received a question about pre-washing these packs. I would recommend against it. The fabric edges are finished with a shallow pinking shear edge. If washed they’d lose their pre-cut size reducing their usefulness.
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And now for the winner of my birthday witch give away: #42, Regina of Mostly Turquoise. Send me your snail mail Regina and this little witch kit will be flying your way in time for All Hallows Eve.