Web Tips: JPG Images

.JPG Images {pronounced JAY PEG} are used widely throughout websites, quilt design programs, and more. We know that creating a JPG image of fabric, product, etc. can take up lots of your time to cut, scan, and size the image needed for your project or website. We do this to every single piece of Moda Fabric for our Marketing and web and want to share our efforts in creating these images with you to help in your project design or simply to share your love for fabric on your blog/website.

We provide a Download JPG link to every Moda Collection published on our website. Simply click on the image for JPG images.

Save the .zip file to your computer.

Once saved, right click on the zip folder and select Extract All… 

This will extract all the images from the .zip folder into a new folder on your computer in the specified location you select.

You can now use these .JPG images on your blog/website or quilt design program such as Electric Quilt. We not only provide you with a scan of every fabric image in the collection, but we also provide images of all our precut images, collection image, quilt, and any finished product for that collection.

So stop creating all those images yourself and save some time by downloading the .JPG images that we provide on our website.

2011 Contest

Moda is a proud sponsor of the Alliance for American Quilts, 2011 Contest.

This year’s theme is
here is a bit of verbiage from their website:

Calling all quilt makers! The Alliance for American Quilts invites you to enter “Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion”, a contest for all ages with a broad theme celebrating cooperative relationships that work towards a common goal. The Grand Prize this year is again a Handi Quilter machine quilting system–but this year you get to choose! All entries will debut in an exhibition at the 2011 American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah. Visit the “Alliances” contest page for complete information and a downloadable entry form.

Here are reasons to have your customers enter:

Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will choose from any of Handi Quilter machine quilting systems: an HQ Sweet SixteenTM sit-down machine; the HQ18 Avanté, an 18” longarm; or the HQ24 Fusion, a 24” longarm. Everything you need to get started is included: machine, table/frame, bobbin winder and “Getting Started” DVD and training with your local HQ Rep.

First Prize: Mega gift basket including items from Moda Fabrics, EZ Quilting, Simplicity Creative Group, AURIfil, AccuQuilt, Attached Inc./Mistyfuse, Quilting Arts.
Second Prize: An EQ7 Price Package from The Electric Quilt Company containing EQ7 software, three EQ7 companion books, plus two STASH fabric CD’s.
Third Prize: Gift basket including items from The Quilt Show.com, Quilters Club of America, Fons & Porter, Dharma Trading Company, Darlene Zimmerman, Riversilks, and C&T Publishing.
Honorable Mention Prizes: All winners will receive 1 yard of custom-printed fabric by Spoonflower and all Honorable Mention winners will win a gift certificate to The Quilt and Sew Shop. Viewer’s choice awards provided by Quilt Album, Westminster Fibers, FreeSpirit and Rowan, and Darlene Zimmerman.

Deadline to enter is March 7, 2011

Sew Hip

Sew Hip… isn’t that a great name? Well it is also a great magazine.
Here are a few of the descriptions from their website.

SEW Hip is the UK’s number one sewing magazine!
Launched in October 2008 it is a fresh modern magazine, aimed at beginner and intermediate sewists who have a passion for fabric.
SEW Hip covers a wide range of sewing projects from patchwork to embroidery and dressmaking to quilting, there is something for everyone in SEW Hip.
They also include a full size clothing pattern in each issue. One of the gals here at moda actually made her first piece of apparel using one of these patterns.
The current issue of SEW HIP features our own Liesl Gibson from Oliver + S. 

I persoanlly think the editors have described Liesl perfectly. She is certainly Sew Hip.
Did you know that Liels has set up a flickr site featuring projects made using City Weekend fabrics?
Share your own City Weekend projects or  go check it out for ideas and inspiration.
The following is just one of the quilt pictures shown in City Weekend Flickr pool shared by
Red Pepper Quilts. She does amazing things.
Here is another one of my favorite quilts using City Weekend from Quiltjane.
Liesl’s next line of fabric, Modern Workshop is available for April 2011.

 Liesl designed the moda project sheet that features Modern Workshop in a wonderful waterfall of color.

Many new clothing patterns are also available. Stay up to date by following Oliver + S’s blog.