Quilter's Secret Exposed:
Co-ordinate fabrics like a pro, every Time!
NOTE: Actual fabric colours may vary compare to colours appear on your monitor,
because of differeces in settings, brands and other factors outside of our control.
Pattern placements may be different too because the pieces are cut at random from a whole roll.
" When I first began quilting, fabric selection seemed a little overwhelming....
Somewhere along the line I was introduced to a Layer Cake. And it was love at first sight.
Each and every square in the little pack complemented the others beautifully. Genius.
I still enjoy selecting fabric based on pattern, scale, and colour from time to time, but I mainly stick with using one fabric collection for my designs now."
- Camille Roskelly, quilter & author of "Simplify"
Let's face it: so many of us dread the thought of selecting fabrics for a quilt, whenever we start a new project......
Because choosing fabrics means stress and agony of having to make decisions on the spot.....
which could be pretty permanent....!
You need to consider colours, patterns, and whether something go together.... and after all that, still wondering IF the person you're making the quilt for will like it
Phew.... talk about hard work, and you haven't started sewing yet...!
Imagine NEVER having another "meh" moment
when you're so close to finishing your quilt, only to discover that you're not too sure about the choice of fabrics after all....
Instead, think about how satisfied you'd feel
if the end result was just like what you've seen in the magazines or quilt shows, even better....
........ and EVERYONE commented on how amazing you are
at choosing fabrics and putting colours together!!! What if choosing fabric was easier than you think?
Hey, you might as well take credit for being AWESOME
at co-ordinating prints for your quilt...
..... seeing you've done the hard work of sewing anyway!
Often the hard part is to come up with know the "how".......
Formally trained as a Fashion / Textile Designer - now a Quilter & Patchwork Teacher - I have spent the last 10 years teaching others and sharing the joy of Patchwork Quilt making.
Recently I had a conversation with a fellow local designer, Nicole Mallalieu (from the "You Sew, Girl!" fame)... about how people are amazed that some of us seem to have "a flair" in choosing colours and fabrics.
Since we both graduated from the same fashion design institute, we can vouch for each other that such "flair" was definitely more "nurture" than "nature" (i.e. none of us are born with the ability... we simply got trained...!!). That means YOU too can have the "designer's flair".....
...... and actually ENJOY putting colours together!
There is no doubt that it will take some time and practice to get there..... But the first step in becoming confident in choosing colour is to have the right visual aid at the start... this is the easiest way I know.
The Secret of creating stunning quilts EVERY time....
..... is simply starting with a Layer Cake!
Um, not that sort of cake - this one won't make you fat :-)
This layer cake is made of 10" x 10" (or 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm) squares
of coordinating fabric that come from the same collection of fabric (also known as a "fabric line", "fabric range" or "story").*
A Layer Cake include one of each of the prints, anywhere between 25 to 40 squares.
The back label normally tells you how many 10 inch Squares are included in that pack.
In this case.... you get 42 squares!
Take a closer look.......
This collection is called "Bluebird Park".......
"Take a stroll through Kate & Birdie's newest line for Moda, Bluebird Park.
What's the Difference between Layer Cake & Charm Pack?
Walk past vintage bicycles, charming lamp posts and adorable woodland critters.
Sit in gardens filled with hydrangeas and magnolias in bloom.
Quintessentially Kate & Birdie, this collection is filled with signature patterns and prints in fresh shades of turquoise, coral and yellow."
- Kate & Birdie for Moda
Note: Photos shown for size comparison purposes only. See other photos for actual item for sale.
Yes, in this case, size DOES matter (there, I said it)!
Since Charm Packs are $19.00 each, 4 x Charm Packs will cost you $76.00!
Most of the well-known fabric manufacturers - such as Lecien, Kokka, or Moda - release Layer Cakes and other precut packs with every fabric line they produce..... It is an easy way to get variety in your project!If you love a fabric line, it's a great way to get a little piece of all of it (and not miss out on any)...
..... in one easy step!
Have you fallen in LOVE with a certain range of fabrics..?
Consider buying multiple packs of Charm Squares.....
This way you will end up with more fabrics
to play with, and this opens up your options
when it comes to deciding what quilt design to go with (and what size to make them in).
*Note: Some of the more "useful" prints may be repeated as part of the 42 squares. This way you don't need to run around looking to top-up as you run out of the "useful" prints!
How does this Layer Cake help me with fabric selection?
That's the BEST thing about Layer Cakes - you DON'T need to worry about selecting fabrics!
Because Layer Cakes give you the ENTIRE fabric collection, the hard works of co-ordinating fabrics has been done for you...
You see, a fabric collection will typically include coordinating small / medium / and large scale prints, in several different colour ways. This gives your project the designer edge that looks like you've spend AGES on selecting just the right fabrics.
A well-known textile or fabric designer (sometimes a team) would have put in pain-staking effort to make sure that the fabric collection they produce are something that YOU will love, and hopefully inspire you to make quilts, garments and bags that EVERYONE will love!
When you purchase a Layer Cake, it's like having your OWN expert team of designers or friendly patchworkers
picking out fabrics for you...!! Hey, why not let someone else do the hard work for a change?
Once you have bought a few Layer Cakes and made a few things from the 10 inch Squares, you will find that choosing fabrics and co-ordinating colours / prints become less stressful over time....
In fact, you might even look forward to start putting together your own fabric
stash when you go to fabric shops and quilt shows!
This is because as quilters, we all tend to be "visual" learners
By working and playing with fabric ranges that have already been put together by professionals, we learn to see what goes together, and what contrast with each other successfully. Another word, we learn by examples....
This is just like having your very own private tuition
of colour and design theory, without any pressure and high cost. Better still, you get to have heaps of fun and make tons of beautiful things for your family and friends too...!!!
(... they're gonna think that you are amazing
About the Designer.....
Gloria from Kate & Birdie
Kate & Birdie is a Canadian boutique stationary design house, founded in 2004 by Gloria Wall and her husband, Steve.
Gloria and Steve met in 1997 and married two years later in a pretty park setting filled with daisies, barbeque, the colour yellow and plenty of loved ones.
Their shared love of art and good design meant hand-crafted invitations drawn by Steve and each piece individually handwritten by Gloria.
Their company, Kate & Birdie, is located in the heart of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, on the top floor of an old sewing factory. The studio, the view and neighborhood provide plenty of inspiration from which Gloria draws her innovative new ideas. Her growth as an artist has become evident in her work which eventually lead to her collaboration with Moda and turning her exquisite prints into fabrics.
With a focus on sustainable matierials and simple, classic design, Kate & Birdie's products feature Gloria's whimsically vintage hand-drawn illustrations and patterns.
Her love of colour and illustration leads to warm and sophisticated palette, which has become a timeless signature of Kate & Birdie.....and YOU get to enjoy instant success in whatever project you've set your heart on, because the fabrics speak for themselves!
Sounds like you might enjoy playing with Layer Cakes?
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So what's included in this Layer Cake?
"I love Layer Cakes. I like that for around the price of a few metres of fabric, I can get lots of different fabrics to go through and drool over.
I like that I can spend time at home deciding which prints I want to get more of (when I've worked out exactly how much I need).
What I love most about Layer Cakes though, is that I can take them to my sewing group and swap them with the girls there - we've all come home with something new, and inspired each other with all the fabulous things we can do with these yummy fabrics. Can't wait to get into 'em!"
- Andie, a Happy Quilter
Professionally cut and packaged by Moda Fabric, this Layer Cake contains 42 of
10" x 10" (or 25.4 cm x 25.4 cm) fabric squares - from the "Bluebird Park"
collection.One of the most loved patchwork fabric manufacturers - Moda has been around since 1975.Moda has some of the best independent designers
as well as a highly experienced in-house design team - they are constantly creating and striving to bring you the latest and greatest in quilting fabrics - that means You get to enjoy some of the hottest new lines of fabrics in the world!
- Moda Layer Cakes are convenient pre-cut assortments of colour-coordinated 10" (25.4 cm) fabric squares. This saves you having to cut them out, so you can enjoy sewing right away!
- You receive the complete collection - one of each print. No need to run around the shops looking for them... more time to relax and sew. Yay!
- The squares are professionally cut using Moda's advanced "micropinking" technology that reduces edge fraying to allow easier piecing and smaller seam allowances.
- Perfect for any patchwork project including quilt tops, boutique-style outfits, home decor and scrapbooking.
- Top Quality 100% cotton Designer fabric - quality has never been so affordable!
So, what can I do with my Layer Cake Squares?
Attention.....!! Like all precut fabrics,
Layer Cakes should NOT be pre-washed...!
More than just sewing up the squares to make a baby quilt, there are SO many other fun (and easy) to make! Here are some inspirations from the designers themselves.....
Image Courtesy of Kate & Birdie
What would YOU do with yours....?
"Not only is the fabric of high quality, it is soft, gorgeous and there are a lot of 10" squares to enjoy and use.
I received this item very quickly. I was able to start my project faster then I expected... so fast, I forgot that I've placed an order!
Love these 10" Squares... beautiful colours and really appreciate a great seller."
- Kate, a Happy customer
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