If you love all thing French...
You will love Josephine
by French General for moda
Check it out...
“After spending many summers in France looking for the perfect French red, I finally found a collectionof old prints that represented what rural life looked like in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Based on our first sold-out collection, Rouenneries, this group of lovely prints is inspired by the red florals that were printed in Rouen, France in the 18th century.
Old French red, faded cranberry and natural linen colors all make up a collection that is a perfect combination to create a French-inspired quilt.”
– Kaari Meng of French General
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 to start with a Jelly Roll!
Um, we don't mean one of these....
...........our one won't make you fat :-)
These are 2 1/2" (or 6.4 cm) strips x width of fabric
of coordinating fabric that come from the same collection of fabric (also known as a "fabric line", "fabric range" or "story").
Jelly Rolls include one of each of the prints, anywhere between 25 to 40 strips - depending on how many different prints were included in each range.
In this case.... you get 42 strips!
Image Courtesy of French General
This range is called "Josephine".......
“Josephine was the first wife of Napoleon and the first Empress of France.
Her home, Chateau de Malmaison, had an impressive rose garden, owing to her passionate interest in rose which she collected from around the world.
Our new fabric collection, Josephine, was designed with the Empress in mind.
We have included a variety of beautiful flowers and botanical print as well as the bee, considered one of the oldest emblems of the sovereigns of France."
– Kaari Meng of French General
Most of the well-known fabric manufacturers - such as Lecien, Kokka, or Moda - release Jelly Rolls with every fabric line they produce.
It is an easy way to get variety in your projects. 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 Jelly Rolls.....
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).
Here, check out each print in detail.......
How does this Jelly Roll help me with fabric selection?
That's the BEST thing about Jelly Rolls - you DON'T need to worry about selecting fabrics!
Because Jelly Rolls 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 Jelly Roll, 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 Jelly Rolls and made a few things from the pre-cut strips, 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.....
Collecting antique textiles in France has long been a passion of Kaari Meng
, owner of French General. Her signature range, Rouenneries, was a complete sold-out world-wide and became an instant Moda classic.
Kaari's other fabric lines for Moda include La Petite Ecole, Rural Jardin, Lumiere De Noel, Maison De Garance, Pom Pom de Fleurs and more recently Panier de Fleurs and Patite Odile.
French General is Kaari's own workshop located in Los Angeles, California, that stocks a collection of vintage craft kits, as well as fabric and old millinery supplies.
The fabric collections by French General represent colours that could have been found in 18th century rural homes in France. Different textures and prints are meant to blend together for projects that are both beautiful and functional.
Filled with soft faded reds, ticking stripes and provencal checks, the fabrics are made to be used for heirloom quilts as well as home interiors.....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 Jelly Rolls?
Scroll up and grab yours now... before we run out!
So what's included in this Jely Roll?
"I always buy locally, so this was actually my first fabric purchase online.
The fabric price was so reasonable, and the same brand as my local fabric stores. So I already loved the price and was waiting to see how nice the fabric turned out.
Well, I can happily tell you the fabric arrived today and it is GORGEOUS!
Much prettier 'in the flesh' than on my computer screeen. And the quality of print is beautiful, colors vibrant and vivid.
This is going to make an adorable quilt for my 5 yr old and a cute twirly skirt for my 8 yr old! :) "
- Peta, a Happy Mum
Professionally cut and packaged by Moda Fabric, this Jelly Roll contains 42 of
2 1/2" (or 6.4cm) wide fabric strips - from the "Josephine"
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 Jelly Rolls are convenient pre-cut assortments of colour-coordinated 2 1/2" (6.4cm) wide fabric stripss. 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 strips are professionally cut using Moda's advanced laser cutting 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 Jelly Rolls?
Attention.....!!Like all precut fabrics,
Jelly Rolls should NOT be pre-washed...!
More than just sewing up the strips to make a scappy quilt, there are SO many other fun (and easy) to make!
Here are some inspirations from French General themselves.....
Image Courtesy of French General
And here are some more.....
NOTE: Photos shown for inspiration only. Item displayed may use different amount of fabric.
What would YOU do with yours....?
Image Courtesy of Moda
"This Jelly Roll fabric feels good and is easy to sew.
I am using the strips in a quilt top and having the fabric precut saves a lot of time and makes it so easy
They were as described and I was happy when they arrived.... and I can't wait to get mine finished! "
- Gail, a Happy customer
I am so sure that you are going to love these Jelly Rolls
, that I am willing to completely guarantee them!
I will tell you more about the guarantee in a moment..
But first, as a special thank you for buying from us, you will receive the following super bonuses:
Super Bonus Number 1 - Be Kept in the Loop for any Specials and Limited Offers
From time to time we come across great products and share specials deals exclusively with our valued customers. By purchasing from us you are automatically a valued part of our community. Enjoy!
Super Bonus Number 2 - Valued at $275, Yours FREE!
5 Personal emails to me (Shelley) - Gain expert advice from your online fashion design, quilting and sewing craft expert. Ask me your most burning questions for anything to do with how to use your walking foot, sewing, patchwork and colour selection. What better opportunity than being able to communicate one on one with someone qualified to give you the right advice? This alone makes this an outstanding offer unique anywhere!
Your No-Nonsense 60 Day
100% Money Back Guarantee...
This item comes with our No-Nonsense, 60-Day 100% Money Back Guarantee!
In the unlikely event when the item doesn't meet your expectation, be sure to contact us within sixty (60) days.
We want you to have plenty of time to feel absolutely certain that you have what you've paid for!
If you're not 100% happy simply let us know and return the item in original un-cut condition and packaging.
We will send you a full refund (excluding postage) promptly and courteously - No Questions Asked.
That means No Risk to You whatsoever!
So the only question is..... with so many uses, is ONE Jelly Roll really going to be enough, or do you need TWO?
Simply Scroll Up And Click The Button To Get Yours Now!