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Thread: Moda layer cakes: NOT 10" & NOT square!

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    Moda layer cakes: NOT 10" & NOT square!

    Is anyone else having this problem???? I have a layer cake of Kansas Troubles. Most are measuring 9 7/8 x 9 1/2". I just found one at 9 3/8. Since I am using these to cut 5" squares, this is really significant! What a pain to have to square them all up - correct that to DOWN - to 9 1/2" Even if I were using these whole, they'd still have to be squared. What's up????? I'm going to take a couple of pictures and send them to Moda. These are too costly for this. I could handle it if they were at least square!
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    Ouch! That hurts!

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    I would take them back to the fabric shop if possible. If not inform the store where you bought the fabric "squares" at also.
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    I'll be interested in what Moda's response is. Thanks for the heads up.

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    I will also be interested in what Moda has to say, these are expensive enough to begin with.
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    What a dissappointment! I would have expected that the premium paid for "precuts" is that they are what they are represted .. 10 inches no less no more! Especially from Moda! Do let us know how this works out.

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    I had this same experience a while back where I bought a Moda kit that had two layer cakes and it was a real pain sewing those squares together. So I feel your pain.

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    I've used quite a few of them and never had a problem, but haven't bought one recently (in the last yr or so ... trying to use my stash)

    Good luck, I'm sure Moda will make it right for you !
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 10-19-2012 at 09:30 AM.

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    I found a few Moda layer cakes that were wonky sizes. I emailed Moda about the bad cuts each time but never got a response. I have never had a Connecting Threads 10" square stack that was not exactly 10" square for lots less money.
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    Take it back to where you purchased it - make sure you have the sales receipt - if within a reasonable distance from where you live!

    I would be a very unhappy customer with that!

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    That's horrible. Don't they use one of those expensive cutting dye machines to cut them? They should be perfect! I would complain, even if I had already cut them. I would gather all the pieces and return them and look through the rest of them with a measuring tape and see if I could find one that was 10" exactly. Also, I would google Moda's phone number and call them directly and complain. Tell them how you wasted time cutting them. Make them understand how wrong it is that they are not 10" exactly. Aren't they like $29.95? That's a lot of money to buy pre-cuts that are cut wrong. Especially when they are cut too small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    That's horrible. Don't they use one of those expensive cutting dye machines to cut them? They should be perfect! I would complain, even if I had already cut them. I would gather all the pieces and return them and look through the rest of them with a measuring tape and see if I could find one that was 10" exactly. Also, I would google Moda's phone number and call them directly and complain. Tell them how you wasted time cutting them. Make them understand how wrong it is that they are not 10" exactly. Aren't they like $29.95? That's a lot of money to buy pre-cuts that are cut wrong. Especially when they are cut too small.
    Moda layer cakes are more like $34 - 39.95!!! I would definately complain!!
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    I just purchased 40 pre cut 10 x10 called Bali Crackers by Hoffman
    on the tag it says cut by hand slight variations may occur
    guess this gets them off the hook if they don`t measure 10
    whats with calling these crackers?thought they were layer cakes or that just a moda thing
    nothing like confusing us lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by grma33 View Post
    I just purchased 40 pre cut 10 x10 called Bali Crackers by Hoffman
    on the tag it says cut by hand slight variations may occur
    guess this gets them off the hook if they don`t measure 10
    whats with calling these crackers?thought they were layer cakes or that just a moda thing
    nothing like confusing us lol
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    I think Moda has the market on the pre-cut names as we know them: Charm Pack, Layer Cake, Honey Bun, Jelly Roll. Most of the time when another manufacture is producing these items, they will give them a different name. I have seen Dessert Squares and Robert Kaufman calls their jelly rolls "Roll Ups"
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    Wow! That would really be upsetting! I just bought a layer cake (Moda) a few weeks ago; I'm going to check right now. Totally unacceptable; we are already paying a premium price per yard for that convenience and then to be shorted too yet??!! NOT......it would be better to be 10 1/2 and at least cut it down but not 9 3/8". Definitely return to store AND complain to MODA. that is not what we expect from them.

    Quote Originally Posted by katkat1946 View Post
    Is anyone else having this problem???? I have a layer cake of Kansas Troubles. Most are measuring 9 7/8 x 9 1/2". I just found one at 9 3/8. Since I am using these to cut 5" squares, this is really significant! What a pain to have to square them all up - correct that to DOWN - to 9 1/2" Even if I were using these whole, they'd still have to be squared. What's up????? I'm going to take a couple of pictures and send them to Moda. These are too costly for this. I could handle it if they were at least square!

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    How luxurious it would be to buy 10" squares that were truly that. I only bought them once, and planned a pattern that involved cutting the squares up.
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    This is one of the main reasons I don't buy precuts, along with the cost. I'd rather buy my own fabric and do my own cutting.

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    I've had the charm packs be off slightly and wonky quite often.
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    Thanks for the heads up on this. I have always prized Moda as a standard in the quilt fabric industry. I read recently that the Bali Pops precuts don't claim to be perfect because they are precut by Bali locals to provide jobs for individuals. Have never tried them. At least they admit to the size issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katkat1946 View Post
    Is anyone else having this problem???? I have a layer cake of Kansas Troubles. Most are measuring 9 7/8 x 9 1/2". I just found one at 9 3/8. Since I am using these to cut 5" squares, this is really significant! What a pain to have to square them all up - correct that to DOWN - to 9 1/2" Even if I were using these whole, they'd still have to be squared. What's up????? I'm going to take a couple of pictures and send them to Moda. These are too costly for this. I could handle it if they were at least square!
    Sooooooooooooooooooo did you contact Moda and what did they say ????
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    I recently had a jelly roll that wasn't a consistent 2.5" so I understand your pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
    This is one of the main reasons I don't buy precuts, along with the cost. I'd rather buy my own fabric and do my own cutting.
    My thoughts precisely! Besides the cost of pre-cuts, I don't mind cutting my own. I just stack a few folded fabrics I want at a time, put a new blade in my rotary cutter, straighten one edge, then cut 5 or 10" strips, and cross cur them to size. Goes quick and I know they are accurate and a fraction of the cost. I can use up scraps and strips this way at no additional cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill View Post
    My thoughts precisely! Besides the cost of pre-cuts, I don't mind cutting my own. I just stack a few folded fabrics I want at a time, put a new blade in my rotary cutter, straighten one edge, then cut 5 or 10" strips, and cross cur them to size. Goes quick and I know they are accurate and a fraction of the cost. I can use up scraps and strips this way at no additional cost.
    I like this idea! There are usually fabrics in the packs that I don't care for so I don't tend to buy them. Although, I do have two jelly rolls I bought on sale a while back that I haven't used yet. Now I know now to check first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkcastle View Post
    I like this idea! There are usually fabrics in the packs that I don't care for so I don't tend to buy them. Although, I do have two jelly rolls I bought on sale a while back that I haven't used yet. Now I know now to check first.
    I received a couple of jelly rolls as part of a swap a whole ago and didn't use them until recently. I sewed part of the strips from one roll together and made a really cute purse with a coordinated bottom and lining, then had enough of that left for another purse with a different style. I still have a bit of that left, plus another roll of different color way which I will also make into totes and bags. A little goes a long way. The seams were pinked, and using them this way, it didn't matter if they were a bit off. Still, I wouldn't have purchased them, preferring to cut my own. I didn't think the fabrics in those rolls were really my taste, but made up in the bags, I LOVE them!!

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    All the above complaints is why I dont buy pre cuts!

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