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Thread: Quilting Lingo

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    EmsMom's Avatar
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    What do the following terms mean?

    charm pack
    layer cake
    hunny bun
    turn over
    jelly roll

    I see these terms frequently but have no idea what they mean. Thanks!

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    each refers to a bundle pack of fabrics put together by Moda fabric, and other companies, a charm size is 5 x 5" not sure the other sizes, but they are all cuts of fabrics in a bundle. Hope this helps.

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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    Good question. These are precut pieces of fabric that are bundled together and sold at quilt shops. Moda fabrics has trademarked these terms.
    Charm pack = a bundle of different 4" or 5" squares from the same line, all coordinating fabrics
    Jelly roll = a bundle of different 2.5" strips, rolled together.
    Turn over = a bundle of different triangles.
    Layer cake = 10" squares, bundled together

    Sometimes when quilters make a scrappy quilt or a sampler they like these bundles as they are already coordinated and cut.
    They tend to be somewhat pricey, because more labor has been involved in getting these to the store.

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    Thanks so much!! I can definitely see why people love these.

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