Thursday, August 01, 2013

Triangle Quilt Top--Modern Yardage

A few weeks ago, Modern Yardage contacted me and asked if I would make a project with some of their fabrics to share here on my blog. I decided I'd like to finally make a triangle one-patch quilt and asked for some fat quarters from the Personality line, by Emilie Daly.

Here's how the fabric came. Eight fat quarters printed on one piece of fabric, with a little blurb about the fabric designer and some care instructions printed in that extra spot on the bottom right. Pretty cool. 

If you haven't heard about Modern Yardage already, they are a new fabric company that digitally prints their fabrics. You can browse their fabric lines and then choose the scale of your print when you order. In the photo above, the blue and yellow prints on the top row are the same design (different colors, obviously) but I ordered the blue in the smallest size and the yellow in the largest.

Since they print on 58" wide fabric, they are able to print 3 fat quarters across the width of their fabric. If you order regular yardage, there is about 14" of extra fabric that they print with extra things--here's what they said about it on their website:
"We use the additional 14” of fabric to offer fun and creative value-added items. For example, on one order you might find a message from the designer of the print you purchased. On another order you might find an inspirational craft idea or simple sewing pattern. On another order you may find a coupon for your next purchase or pictures of us making fabric. It will always be a surprise!"

For my quilt, I decided to add in some solid fabrics (some Kona cotton and some unknown solids I had on hand) to help calm all the prints down, and I finished up the quilt top last night.

mod yardage triangles 
I didn't follow a pattern, just laid it out and sewed. It's kind of a baby/toddler size quilt and if I make another one I'd probably make it one row wider and one row shorter. I used my Simpli-EZ 45 degree triangle template to cut the triangles. 

To sum up: I think the idea behind Modern Yardage is pretty cool (environmentally friendly, printed in the US) and they have some great fabric designs with more being added all the time.  Their fabric seems good quality and is just slightly heavier than most traditional quilt shop quilting fabric.

Disclosure: Modern Yardage gave me the printed fabric used in this project.


  1. Lovely bunch of triangles and the solids you added are just perfect! I've been thinking about ordering from Modern Yardage, i might just give them a try!

  2. LOVE that fabric, and how you put it all together!

  3. Lovely quilt! I think it turned out quite nice! I'm excited to give modern yardage a try! :)

  4. Beautiful! I think your fabric placement was absolute perfection!

  5. Is the fabric as good quality as the Moda brand? Do they offer any fabric that is out of print? I think this is a great Idea I would love to try it out.

  6. Tina--hope you will see this, I couldn't email you b/c you're a no-reply blogger. The fabric feels just as heavy as moda but a little different, I think due to how they print it. It's definitely not flimsy or thin like some big box fabric store fabrics. They only offer their own designs and from what I have been reading (lots of other bloggers are reviewing their fabric lately), none of their designs will ever go out of print.

  7. Thanks I think I need to try them out.

  8. I love, love, love this quilt. You do such beautiful work!

    xo -E


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