November 16, 2010

Eight 'Lil Projects for a Layer Cake and a WINNER

Well, Refashionista has officially ended.  Thank you to those who linked up yesterday and sorry if I didn't get to comment on every link.  I didn't realize there would be so many, but I was really excited to see them all.  Thank you also for your excitement regarding Refashionista.  I had a lot of fun and I think we might just bring this series back again sometime.

While we were in the middle of Refashionista I had a project up on the Moda Bake Shop that I'll share with you now for today's tutorial.  It's 8 small projects you can do with one layer cake.  Now, some of you have asked about what a jelly roll or layer cake is, so let me explain it before you head over.  To be totally honest, I didn't know what they were before I became a Moda chef.  Read below for a brief explanation or skip the explanation if you already know and head on over to the tutorial HERE.  You've seen a couple of the projects here already, but most of them will be new to you.


All those terms basically refer to pre-cut fabrics for quilting.  A Jelly Roll is a collection of pre-cut fabric strips. Jelly Rolls contain fabric strips measuing 2.5 inches X 45 inches.  It looks like this when purchased:


A Layer Cake is a set of pre-cut fabric squares with each fabric square measuring 10" X 10". If you are making a quilt, you can use either the entire 10" x 10" fabric piece as part of your quilt and/or you can "slice" it in various different shapes and sizes.  It looks like this and has 42 squares in the pack:


There are also Charm Packs, which are smallers squares (5"x5" with 42 in a pack).


You can read more about the different pre-cuts HERE.  The great thing is, you don't have to quilt to make use of the pre-cuts.  None of the posts I have done for them involved quilting because I don't know how to quilt.  However, I like to show you different projects you can do with their pre-cuts.  Moda has some gorgeous fabrics to work with and when you buy a pack like the ones shown, all the fabrics are from the same line and they coordinate really well with one another.

Hopefully that answers some of your questions.  Now you'll see what I mean, by saying I used a "Layer Cake" to make all these little projects.  Head on over to see them HERE.

Lastly, our random winner for the Snuggly Puppy Pillow Pet is Kimberly who said:

My 2 year old proclaimed we would name him "Brown"! She has the rabbit (named "Bunny on the Farm") and has been asking when her baby sister will have one of her own. Seems sweet, but really it is self-serving. She doesnt like when the baby chews Bunny on the Farm's ears!

Kim - please send me an e-mail with your address. 
 
Thanks for reading!

6 comments:

  1. I read that tute over at Moda a couple of weeks ago and loved it. I am definitely making the bunting for my daughter's room soon!

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  2. I saw this a few days ago over at Moda and I loved all the different ideas you came up with.

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

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  3. I love precut fabric! It saves so much time!

    I'm sad refashonista is closed :(

    I was going to link up another project I finished this morning:
    http://binkiesandbriefcases.blogspot.com/2010/11/sweater-overalls.html

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  4. These patterns are so pretty! I don't think I'd ever pick these patterns out myself if I were at the store.

    Just Better Together

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  5. Thank you for explaining that whole cake analogy to me. I always wondered...had an idea but not really.

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my post. It was a simple project, but I am just glad to have come up with something ya know? It was a challenge for sure.

    I amazed at your talent and time management. You inspire me as always Cheri!

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  6. these are AWESOME
    I love the first one LOADS

    xoxo
    bB

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