Moda Spell It With Fabric!

We loved these blocks and quilts so much the first time that we’ve been itching and scratching to do it again. The time is now!

By Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts.

No matter what you spell, or which alternate blocks you choose, the Moda Spell it with Fabric blocks and quilts are fun to make, and there is so much variety! They’re also fabric-friendly as you can use a Jelly Roll for pre-cut 2.5″ strips, or cut your own strips from a Layer Cake, fat eighth, fat quarter or your scraps.

Of course we’re partial to Jelly Rolls – easy peasy, right?

We’re using the Spell it with Fabric booklet – ask at your favorite quilt shop or look online for shops that carry it. While the block instructions can be found online, the booklet includes everything you need in one place, and a few extras.

There are general fabric requirements, cutting instructions, the techniques used, hints and tips, more than a dozen alternate blocks, a basic layout and assembly instructions and… all twenty-six letters. In one place. Ready to use to cut. sew. press. and repeat.

We first did this at Fall Market in 2013, and the Moda designers shared their quilts in early 2014.

This is by Sandy Klop of American Jane. Using a glorious mix of “pezzy prints”, lettered fabrics and panels, she made this amazing quilt. Check out the narrow outer border made with her multi-color ruler print.

Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms and Bonnie & Camille put a very scrappy spin on her quilt – we love the different border fabrics and the scrappy binding.

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique – she created this for the Moda Bake Shop.

I don’t have a picture of the whole quilt but it says… When Life Is Scrappy > Make a Quilt. It’s scrappy and wonderful.

Mini Alphabet? Moda Designer Lisa Bongean has a Mini Alphabet pattern that makes a 42″ x 42″ small quilt. The pattern is by Primitive Gatherings – PRI 442 – Mini Alphabet.

There are a couple of tools we like to make the cutting and piecing a bit easier. They are:

If you’re joining us to Spell it with Fabric, be sure to share your progress on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag – #spellitwithmoda! (There is also inspiration on #spellitwithfabric.)

So what are you going to “say” with your quilt?

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14 thoughts on “Moda Spell It With Fabric!

  1. This just ups the level of creativity so much! I love it! Inspiration is just flying thru my brain.
    I think I’d do, “if you have to eat crow, eat it while it’s warm.” And have some sunflowers and crows… leaves and pumpkins or gourds. In fall colors.

  2. So glad you repeated this as I wasn’t making quilts in 2013 so had never seen these. I will be making one for each grandchild with their own name!

  3. You encourage people to buy the booklet, but you also say , “While the block instructions can be found online…..” WHERE please can I find these instructions online? Thanks

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