Jelly rolls, layer cakes, honey buns, turnovers..don’t they sound yummy and make you want to rush right out to the nearest pastry shop! Actually, you’ll want to rush right out to your favorite fabric shop because jelly rolls, layer cakes, honey buns and turnovers are bundles of different sized pre-cut fabrics, and you’re going to love them! So, let’s learn a bit more about them.
Jelly rolls are bundles of 40 strips, 2-1/2″ wide by 44″ inches long, from all the fabrics in a collection. This means that they already are color coordinated and ready to sew.
Honey buns are a narrower version of jelly rolls. They’re 1-1/2″ wide.
Layer cakes are 10″ squares from all the fabrics in a line. They come 40 to a pack. Once again, the guess work is taken out of fabric selection, as they already harmonize and are ready to go. (Layer cakes make super easy quilt tops when just sewn
together to the size you want!)
Turnovers are half square triangles, 2 of each fabric in a collection. There are usually 80 in a bundle.
Charm packs are 5″ squares, again from all the fabrics in a line. Usually there are 25 to 40 squares in a pack (it’ll tell you on the back of the label). I love sweet charm squares for baby quilts!
Fat quarter bundles contain 22″ by 18″ fabric pieces, usually from the same fabric suite. The number of pieces per bundle can vary.
So, that’s a quick overview of pre-cut fabrics. A couple of additional things to note, the edges of the fabric in these bundles is pinked so they won’t fray, and there is no need to pre-wash. Happy stitching, and pardon me while I sneak down to the kitchen for a cookie-all this talk of yumminess has awakened my sweet tooth!