Tuesday Tip: What is a Precut Honey Bun?

Recently, Moda Fabrics has been releasing their new collections not only in fat quarter bundles, layer cakes and charm squares, but also in a Honey Bun format. These 1.5″ strips are a jelly roll’s slimmer brother. 

In a Honey Bun precut, Moda gives you 40 strips that are cut as wide as 1.5″ each. Strips are cut from selvedge to selvedge measuring 45″. Although narrower than a jelly roll strip that’s 2.5″, the Honey Bun precut is not to be overlooked or seen as less than desirable; not at all. A Honey Bun equates to approximately 1.5 metres of fabric.

IMPORTANT NOTE – please DON’T “prewash” these strips or any other Moda precut. You will destroy your strip and have a big disaster if you insist on washing the strips before sewing them into your project! There is no need to prewash, just open the roll and start your project.

What can you create with a Honey Bun after you get this little roll home?

Here’s our Top Ten ideas for a Honey Bun:

  1. Make a log cabin quilt that you have always dreamed about and yet were not excited about finding and cutting lots of little strips.

2.  Mini nine patch blocks are great from Honey Bun strips. They measure 3″ when you’ve finished sewing them into your project. Very darling!

3. Rail fence – this pattern is a timeless classic and looks great modern or traditional!

4. String quilts – open up a Honey Bun (or two) and voila, you have all the strips you need to start making string blocks. Very stress releasing!

5. – Converting any project requirement for a 2.5″ strip into using a 1.5″ Honey Bun strip. This will hardly take any time really to convert. You will end up with a smaller block and/or a overall smaller project but that’s ok. Think about how much quicker it is to finish a smaller project and even do the quilting yourself! 

6.  Narrow sashing – Honey Bun strips are precisely 1.5″ and can frame your blocks nicely!

7. Take a strip or two from a Honey Bun and use them to add as trim on a pillow or pillowcase.

8. Small projects – Try using a Honey Bun to make a book cover, a small bag, or even a pillow cover.

9.  Rectangles – cut strips into rectangles or bricks for a sophisticated one patch look!

10. Get creative and design your own quilt project using the strips. They all coordinate together and will look great no matter how you combine the strips together!

Browse our selection of honey buns HERE and let us see what your next project using this precut!

Thrifty Thursday….Drunkard’s Path Ocean

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Drunkard’s Path Maple Kit – Ocean Finished quilt is approximately 64″ x 80″.

Just open the package, piece the blocks, lay them out in suggested layouts or create your own layout. It’s that simple, sandwich, quilt, bind and you are done! Each kit contains Ocean Colourway cotton Batik fabric for the quilt top, binding, pattern and two spools of co-ordinataing thread.

Our regular price is $139.98. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $89.98. Click Drunkard’s Path – Ocean to order yours today! SOLD OUT – WELL THAT WAS QUICK

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.

Thrifty Thursday….Midnight Stroll

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Midnight Stroll Designed by Coach House Designs.

This woodland themed 67″ x 83″ pieced quilt includes fabrics for the quilt top and  plus binding and patterns. The fabric in this kit is ‘Heartfelt’ a now retired collection by Kansas Troubles for Moda.

Our regular price is $148.00. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $99.00. Click Midnight Stroll to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.

Tuesday Tip: Creative Grids 60 Degree Ruler

Currently we have a few Creative Grids’ 60 Degree Rulers in stock at our retail storefront available thru our website for shipping or curbside pickup. This versatile ruler can cut 30 and 60 degree angles up to a finished height of 12in. This 60 degree equilateral triangle features easy to read black and white markings. A 1/4in dashed line is printed on each side of the center vertical line so you can cut 30 degree triangles that include the seam allowance. Think about some fun patterns that need fabric cut on this 60 degree angle…

                   

This 60 degree ruler comes with fully illustrated step by step instructions or scan the QR Code printed on the ruler to view a video demonstration of these features.

The ruler slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. Then, our exclusive gripper holds the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts!

Total Size – 12-1/2in x 14-3/4in

Check out this video below to see what you can do with a ruler like this:

Happy stitching!