Late at night fabric shopping these days can make a person fat. I am serious! Up until recently I stayed away from 'honey buns', 'jelly rolls', etc. (I am talking the fabric variety here.)
I never understood why in the world anyone would want pre-cut fabric in little pieces!
Well, I have since changed my mind. And, have found it is a great way to lose weight! Next time that I want a 'turnover', I'll pop into my local fabric shop and order me up some no calorie yummies!!
Let me explain what some of these terms are:
This is a CHARM PACK. Charm packs usually contain 40-42 squares of fabric measuring 5". Each square is a different piece of fabric from the same line of fabrics. (Pictured below). Makes for a beautiful scrappy quilt that matches perfectly. Our first 'learn to quilt' project will use a charm pack. A LAYER CAKE is the same thing, but measures 10" square.
JELLY ROLLS and HONEY BUNS are long strips measuring 2.5 inches and 1.5 inches respectively. Once again they have 40-42 strips. These are great for the popular method of 'strip piecing'. A strip piecing quilt is in the 'learn to quilt' plans eventually. Here is a jelly roll:
A 'dessert roll' is smaller. It has 10 5"x 44" strips. I just bought one of these recently and have something fun planned for it!
Turnovers (mmm apple...) are 6" triangles, when put together make a 5" square.(There are 80 triangles in a turnover.) They pair up great with charm packs!
I have had a lot of fun designing quilts with all these yummy fabric selections. (Once I got over my hang-up of buying small pieces). One of my favorite quilt stores does some GREAT TUTORIALS using these products. THE MISSOURI STAR QUILT COMPANY sells any flavor of these sweet treats that you can imagine. And the best part? They have a DAILY DEAL that is amazing! Every night at midnight (central) some kind of midnight snack goes on sale. But you gotta be quick, because I've gotten on as early as 12:15..and they were sold out!
What will you have for your midnight snack tonight??