Our friends at Moda Bakeshop have gathered 22 of their popular "chefs" to create this big, happy book full of projects to make for just about every imaginable occasion. Over 40 themed designs work with Moda precut fabric bundles (or any other fabrics you like) and range from easy to more challenging. This book will surely get you in the mood to sew-make every celebration with your family and friends even more special with delightful handmade gifts and décor.
• Dozens of bright, friendly projects that are perfect for Moda precuts like jelly rolls, layer cakes, and charm squares
• Precuts make it faster and easier; Moda's fabrics make it oh-so-charming!
• Quilts, bags, pillows, table décor...you'll find something pretty and practical to make for every event on your calendar
Review www.yarnsandfabrics/crafts - November 21, 2012
These are good enough to eat. Enjoy over 35 projects using Moda fabrics of all kinds. The projects include quilts, wall hangings, wreaths and more. Many are themed for celebrations - baby, Mother's Day, Easter and Christmas. I loved the tulip-shaped basket, the autumn and Christmas wreaths, the love notes pocket quilt and the ideas for men. If you've been wondering how to use your stash of Moda fabrics, try this book. It includes clear instructions and great photos.
Review McCall's Quilt Quilts - Feb/Mar 2013 - December 20, 2012
Yum! The Chefs at Moda's Bake Shop are at it again and Sweet Celebrations is a full serving of fun. With over 35 seasonal projects using fat quarters, charm squares, and other fabric pre-cuts, there's a project for every occasion. Let the celebrating begin!
Review daisyandjack.blogspot.com - December 2, 2012
Moda's Lissa Alexander has put together a wonderful collection of projects by some well known and awesome bloggers.
The projects all have a theme of celebration that covers holidays as well as milestones.
The book is set out with holiday projects suitable for the four seasons and milestone events are covered with projects for beginnings (wedding and baby), school days, as well as family.
The 35 plus projects include fabulous quilts along with bags, an apron, baby layette, table toppers, lunch bags, pillows and gifts.
All of the projects use the versatile pre-cuts from fat quarters to charm packs.
There is a section on finishing touches which includes general how-to info along with pattern sheets for all projects.
I also love that there is a section introducing the designers featured in the book which has a photo and a little information along with their on-line address so you can visit them. As the title of the book suggests, the designers also have projects at the Moda Bake Shop so make sure you check them out there as well.
I'm really excited to see fellow aussie Jane Davidson (quilt jane) in the book - Jane has a fabulous blog and a great little on-line quilt shop that has pre-cuts at great prices. Jane is also very active on twitter and attended Quilt Market recently - lucky girl. Jane has two quilts featured in the book and her gorgeous "Let it Snow" quilt is amazing - especially as she lives in Brisbane where it never snows !
I'm also really happy to see Ellie Roberts in this book - Ellie blogs at craft sew create and we were both in the same swap a few months ago - Ellie made me this really awesome needle book !
Ellie has a autumn (fall) wreath project, very cute baby shower layette projects, as well as a lunch sack and messenger bag which are all just fabulous. I have a friend who has just had a baby so I think Ellie's bib and burpie set from the baby shower layette might be my first make from this fabulous book.
With so many projects for all occasions, it's the kind of book you'll reach for again and again :)
I'll be back tomorrow with another great book on free motion quilting by Natalie Whiting Bonner who also happens to have amazing projects in the Sweet Celebrations book :)
Review Australian Homespun Magazine - March 5, 2013
No - this is not a cook book, it's a book of quilting and sewing projects. If you're not familiar with the terminology that fabric manufacturer, Moda, uses, you're forgiven for feeling confused. Moda has spearheaded the marketing of a range of pre-cut fabrics in recent years, many of which are referred to with food names, such as jelly rolls (2 1/2 x 42 in strips), layer cakes (10 in squares) and honey buns (1 1/2 x 42 in strips). In keeping with the theme, they've taken to referring to quilt project instructions as recipes, quilt designers as chefs and materials lists as ingredients. This book is a collection of 30 projects all made using pre-cuts. They range from table mats, bags, wallhangings and wreaths up to bed quilts. It's a very rich resource to have on your bookshelf - there's something here for almost every occasion when you might want to present a special someone with a homemade gift, and the use of pre-cuts streamlines the process. Of course, you don't need to use pre-cuts - there's nothing stopping you from buying yardage or raiding your stash and cutting the fabric yourself. The instructions are detailed, and there is a good, clear photograph of every finished project and diagrams to illustrate steps along the way.
Review Fabrications Quilting For You Magazine - March 6, 2013
To celebrate the availability of pre-cut fabrics, this book, with more than 35 projects to sew using Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters and Charm Squares, will afford you dozens of bright projects, which are so much quicker to make using the pre-cut fabrics. The projects are divided into seasonal themes, which are predominantly American, but many can be adapted for celebrations in the U.K.
Review Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine - May/June 2013 - May 2, 2013
Precut fabrics marketed under appealing names such as Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters, and Charm Squares are used for 35+ special occasion projects - from quilts to bags, from pillows to aprons. The photos accompanying the step-by-step instructions make for a super pleasant book to look through and, of course, work from.