Happy Monday! We are starting to get hot in the midwest and it seems like it goes from winter to summer without much spring. The temperature is in the 80's today and has been for quite a few days. I am enjoying the sunshine and Tillie and I have been going for her daily walks. She LOVES it!!
My next "Ann Landers" type question comes from Cindi and she asks:
I'm just getting back into quilting and am wondering, What is the difference between a jelly roll, a dessert roll, a layer cake, hexagons and a charm pack?
Jelly rolls, dessert rolls, layer cakes, hexagons and charm packs are all pre-cut fabrics from a line of fabric. Moda fabrics is the main company that makes these pre-cuts and will take one line and include them in the cuts.
It all seemed to start with Charm Packs and they are 5" squares of one line of fabric. Here is a Charm Pack of Midwinter Reds by Minnick & Simpson for Moda:
A jelly roll is a 2 1/2" x width of fabric strip of each fabric in a line. With a jelly roll, to keep the price consistent, the company will put in 40 strips whether there are 40 in a line or not. If there are more, they leave some out and if there are less, they double up on a few. Here is a jelly roll of Barcelona by Zen Chic from Moda:
Layer Cakes are 10" squares of a line of fabric. Again, to keep the cost consistent, there are 40 pieces in each Layer Cake. Here is Esprit de Noel by French General for Moda:
Dessert rolls are 20 strips - 5" x width of fabric. Here is a Dessert Roll of Honey Honey by Kate Spain for Moda:
As for a Honeycomb, it contains 40 laser cut 6" hexagon. This is a Honeycomb from Chloe's Closet for Moda, 30's Playtime.
To learn more about pre-cuts and to get some ideas of what to do with them, visit Moda Bake Shop.
Thanks for the question Cindi!
How about another quilt from Diamond Traditions? Don't forget, until June 1st, I have Diamond Traditions on sale for $14.95! Plus you get a free pattern sent to you with it!
Here is Diamond Eyes:
Diamond Eyes was designed by me, pieced and quilted by my good friend, Sue Glorch.
Have a great week and keep those questions coming!