Welcome to the Cutting Table!
This is part of the Moda Crew, circa May 2015.
A good-looking group of people, don’t you think? (I like that they all look happy – they smile like that around the offices too.)
This part of the crew attends Quilt Market and it includes Directors, Vice Presidents, the Sales representatives and folks from Moda Fabrics and United Notions. There is an equal number of very important people who don’t go to Market, they’re too busy keeping everything running back home in Dallas.
United Notions? It’s the company founded in 1975 by the amazing Mark Dunn.
His philosophy is to“… find your passion and enjoy what you do. Don’t spend your whole life wishing you’d done something different.”
Just to clarify, United Notions and Moda Fabrics are two companies in one.
United Notions is essentially everything that isn’t fabric on-a-bolt, a pre-cut or a quilt kit. If it’s something you’d use for any kind of sewing, we’ve probably got it. From every kind of cutting implement to thousands of different threads, we’ve got storage bins and marking tools, pins and needles, patterns and books and so on. Batting? We’ve got you covered.
Moda Fabrics. Need I say more? From outstanding basics like Bella Solids and Grunge to collections designed by internationally-known quilters and artists, we have a style of fabric and color palette to suit everyone.
We’re located in Dallas, Texas and because we’re a wholesale company, tours of the building aren’t possible. But you don’t have to come here to see what’s going on, you can find us in quilt shops all over the world as Layer Cakes™, Jelly Rolls™, Candy, Charm Packs and a few other original pre-cuts.
Let’s Bake Something Today!
Do you bake with Moda pre-cuts?
If you don’t, you should.
The Moda Bake Shop is a website/blog created by Moda Fabrics to provide “recipes” using Moda pre-cuts. The recipes are free and they come with step-by-step instructions and plenty of pictures of gorgeous Moda Fabric. The recipes also come with a list of ingredients, and they are rated for level of difficulty.
Just as it is with most cookbooks, there is something there for everyone. The projects vary in size and type, and they include everything from pillows and bags to tablerunners and quilts.
The Bake Shop also includes regular tips from Oda May and some suggestions about notions and tools that might help with your “baking”.
Where’s My Moda!
We love and appreciate our customers – all of them! But one of the core values of the company is its commitment to supporting independently-owned quilt shops so we do not sell directly to retail customers.
That said, we’ll do what we can to help you find your Moda. If you’ll check out this Where to Buy locator , we’ll see what we can do to help you find a Moda-licious quilt shop near you.
What about the Cutting Table blog?
It’s simple – we love everything having to do with quilting, sewing and stitching. And we get really excited sharing that passion with our friends – you! So when we find something cool or are sewing with pretty fabric, we’re going to chat about it here.
While others will sometimes drop in, most of the chatting being done these days is by Linzee McCray and yours truly. (I’m Carrie.)
Linzee is an award-winning writer with a background in journalism. She’s written and edited for the University of Iowa and a very long list of publications that includes Stitch Magazine – where she is a Contributing Editor, O Magazine, American Patchwork & Quilting, the Quilt Sampler, Uppercase magazine, Modern Patchwork and Etsy. She’s the author of a terrific new book, Art Quilts of the Midwest, published by the University of Iowa Press. When she’s not writing, Linzee is a quilter, a stitcher and a talented photographer.
Me? I’m just naturally chatty.
After 12 years as the two-legged part of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co, I finally got a traditional full-time job working at Moda Fabrics starting January, 2015. I live in Dallas and when I’m not writing patterns or chatting here, I can probably be found
sneaking learning my way around the warehouses.
So sit down, get comfortable and feel free to join the conversation.