Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Moda Precuts

Those things are addictive, aren't they?

Anyway, I tried to figure out how much fabric is in one of those precut packages but I don't know if I'm right. If I'm wrong, I've been reporting incorrectly on my stash report. Maybe someone better at math than I am can help me figure this out. I'll be happy to stand corrected.

Here's what I'm now using:

Jelly roll = 2.75 yards
Charm pack = .625 yards
Layer cake = 1.125 yards
Dessert roll = 1.33 yards
Honey bun = .625 yards
Turnover = ?

So have I have been under-reporting or over-reporting?

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Well, my new numbers are below. I'm not going to go back and amend my reports this year, but will do them correctly going forward!

Jelly roll - 2.75 yards
Charm pack - .66 yard
Layer cake - 2.75 yards
Dessert roll - 1.375 yards
Honey bun - 1.75 yards
Turnover - 1 yard

11 comments:

Laura said...

I don't know about any of the others, but I believe I read on the Moda sight that a Layer Cake contains about 2 1/2 yards of fabric, so I think you've been underreporting those. Maybe the Moda site has yardage estimates for all of the pre-cuts?

jaybird said...

Jelly roll = 2.77 yards
Charm pack = .66 yards
Layer cake = 2.77 yards
Dessert roll = 1.38 yards
Honey bun = 1.75 yards
Turnover = .95 yards


that is what i've calculated... and use in my report!

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

I believe that each collection has a different number based on the number of fabrics (some have more, some have less).

So, the question becomes, how anal retentive do you want to be? ;)

Using square inches:
1 yd. 40-inch wide = 1440
1 yd. 41-inch wide = 1476
1 yd. 42-inch wide = 1512 <-- most common number used
1 yd. 43-inch wide = 1548
1 yd. 44-inch wide = 1584


Each 'charm' in a charm pack is 25 sq inches. [36 charms = 900 sq inches, 40 charms = 1000 sq inches]

Using 1512 as 'standard', a 36 charm pack would then be .59 yd (just over 1/2 yd) and a 40 charm pack would be .66 yd (about 2/3 yd)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I don't know about the other pre cuts, but I found this information about charms somewhere and it's been great when I need to cut my own charms.

1/4 yard = 8 squares
1 fat quarter = 12 squares
1/2 yard = 24 squares
3/4 yard = 40 squares
1 yard = 56 squares

Laura said...

Math gives me a headache. I think you should use whatever measurements you like! ;-)

Vicky said...

Thank you all so much. I was way off on a couple of them. Since I like things rounded off neatly, here's what I'm using from now on - until Moda comes up with a definitive answer for me:

Jelly roll - 2.75 yards
Charm pack - .66 yard
Layer cake - 2.75 yards
Dessert roll - 1.375 yards
Honey bun - 1.75 yards
Turnover - 1 yard

Unless Moda pops in

Thelma said...

I don't think Moda precuts should count, aren't they free, like the air?

Vicky said...

I wholeheartedly agree, Thelma! Why should we count something that's already cut up? ;~)

Judith said...

I just looked at my measurements and I count them the same, but than I calculate them to meters.

julieQ said...

Hmmm, I don't know...but you have been doing great on your stash busting, Vicki. Please? Pretty please go over and see the weenie dogs on my blog! You will love them!

Kathie said...

ok...I don't think you should have to count these in your stash reports, they are cut and ready to use :)
maybe you should just say
1 charm pack
1 jelly roll added
instead of adding to the yardage!