Monday, March 29, 2010

Moda about Monday!


When we started looking at sewing sites and seeing the many talented blogs and people on the web there was one very common site that links them together.  Everyone seems to be be Mad about Moda Bake Shop and we can definitely see why.  

We feel very lucky to have corresponded with Angela from their Marketing department about Moda and recommend that you not only check out Moda Bake Shop but also Moda Fabrics.  They are a great company that has brought so many fabulous fabrics but also tutorials from fellow sewers that motivate us all to get out the machines and get busy.  

Here are some tidbits about Moda and Moda Bake Shop.


1. What was the inspiration behind the Name of Moda Bake Shop and the cooking theme?
We wanted a place to be able to post tutorials on how to use the different types of precuts Moda offers. Well, as you know, most of our precuts are named after desserts... Jelly Roll, Layer Cake, Honey Bun, Dessert Roll, Turnovers. At the International Quilt Market Fall 2008, our Moda Booth theme was the Moda Bake Shop. So, as we sat there in the booth, thinking up ideas for a tutorial site using precuts, the booth theme ultimately became our inspiration for the now known site as the Moda Bake Shop.

2. How many "chefs" does Moda Bake Shop have currently?
We have had approximately 50 talented Chefs post since January 2009. However, only about 20 or so post on a regular basis.

3. Who are the designers/creators behind the Moda fabrics? You can see the different designers at our site: http://www.unitednotions.com/un_main.nsf/mf_designers 

4. When Moda fabrics began in 1975, who/what was the inspiration behind starting this fabulous company? 
Moda Fabric's parent company is United Notions. United Notions was founded in 1975 by Mark Dunn. United Notions is a multi line distributor selling notions, books, patterns and expanded into a fabric converter creating the brand Moda. Moda Fabrics is sold to independents only and not the big box stores.

5. Are there any specific fabric lines/designers or upcoming releases you would like us to specifically mention and feature?
Moda has welcomed Lauren & Jessi Jung along with Kate Spain to the talented team of fabric designers.

There are too many cute tutorials to link them all.  Here is a teaser of a recipe submitted by Sew Dang Cute (previously featured on our blog post Seeing Spots)


Check out the many more at the Moda Bake Shop.  I know they and we would love to see what you create with their products!

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I am on the hunt for dinosaur prints for our little baby boy's bedding (yep it's a boy!).  If you see any send the link our way!

4 comments:

  1. I love Moda!!! That was a lot of fun to read, and then really exciting to see one of my projects at the end!! Thank you so much!!!

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  2. those dresses are adorable! (so are the kids!)

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  3. I get so excited when there is something new in the Bake Shop. Tam did really well with those dresses!
    Moda manufacturers some of my absolute favorite prints. Ever. Thanks Moda!

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