but were afraid to ask! Seriously, when every quilter you know is making fantastic quilts using Jelly Roll strips and Layer Cake squares but you’re just wondering, “Do I measure from the pinked edges, or from the little valleys?”, working with precut quilt fabrics can be a little intimidating. And even if you’ve mastered the basics of working with precuts, you’re probably still on the prowl for really creative quilt designs that make the most of those tempting bundles.
When I think of precut fabrics, the first thing that comes to mind is <sound of angels singing> MODA. The people at Moda Fabrics, and Lissa Alexander in particular, pioneered the precut fabric business and their bundles are simply perfection. So who better to turn to for precut fabric advice than a Moda staffer?
That’s why we’re hosting a comprehensive online course on Quilting with Precuts beginning February 2, 2015. Your instructors <drumroll, please>…Jean Nolte of Fons & Porter and Cheryl Cantoya, Moda representative. These ladies know their precuts, and the course will cover everything from the history of the precut fabric bundle, to how to work with Jelly Roll, Layer Cake, and charm pack pieces, to the use of special tools to make the most of your fabric. Registered students will also have access to fifty (yes, 50!) quilt patterns designed specifically to use precut fabrics (see some on this page under the “included patterns” tab). This precut-fabric quilt pattern library is worth way more than the course itself costs, plus you get all that great instruction and class interaction as well. What a deal!
Do yourself a favor and go read the details about this course. If you’ve been very good this year, maybe Santa will even register you as a special Christmas gift And if you’ve been a little naughty…well, you can always register yourself. Either way, you’ll be on top of your quilting-with-precut-fabrics game in no time!