November 14, 2008

Mini Market at Camp Comeca

I had a wonderful time out at Camp Comeca, just outside of Cozad on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The Nebraska Independent Fabric Shop Owners group met for a business meeting to plan Shop Hop 2010. After our meeting we had the opportunity to attend 20 minute "Schoolhouse" sessions to learn about new products and techniques. The best part of the event was getting to meet with 13 vendors to purchase new products for the coming year.

Fabric is typically ordered for delivery 3-6 months down the road - so I was actually ordering Christmas fabric for next year's season. Its hard to plan so far ahead, but sooooo much fun to see all the fabrics. Pictured below is Cheryl Cantoya, my rep for Moda fabrics. You can check out all the new Moda lines that will be appearing this spring at

Moda is famous for their Charm Packs and Jelly Rolls. Well, now they've added even more "treats" to their Bake Shoppe Line. The idea is that you are able to get a little sampling of about 40 fabrics from each collection in a pre-cut size that is ready to sew with. Pattern designers have stepped up to the challenge and have "cooked" up tons of designs to use these pre-cut fabrics.
Here's a quick "recipe" list of what all the pre-cut terms mean:

Charm Pack: 5" squares
Layer Cake: 10" squares
Jelly Roll: 2 1/2" strips
Honey Buns: 1 1 /2" strips
Turnovers: Triangles made from 6" squares (They fit perfectly with 5" squares when sewn into half-square triangle units.

We ordered the new Patisserie line from Moda in both Honey Buns and Turnovers. They are expected to arrive in February. We'll let you know when they are here.

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