Welcome to my new guests. I am supposed to tell you a little bit about myself but I can’t do that without first telling you about the company I work for, Moda fabrics. Moda fabrics is a family owned company that sells only to independent retailers, or what is called “mom and pops.” You will never find our products in places like Walmart, Joann’s etc. The owner’s passion of supporting the independents carries through to what we do on a day to day basis. When I first went to him with the Moda bake shop concept, he said, “Sure, let’s give it a try.” now 2 years later we are celebrating Fresh Fabric Treats. (pretty creative- that I did not have to talk about myself!)
Jan 2009 the first post was by Angela Yosten featuring a travel mug. Now 2 years later we are traveling (digitally) to some of the Moda bake shop chefs homes. Today’s post I share with
Rachel Griffith. She was one of the first chefs to share her talent and enthuasium so I am honored to share the day with her.
In true bake shop form my recipe is for something non edible,
Most likely if you were coming to my home, we would all gather around the sewing machine and create some yummy projects while the men whipped up something on the grill. My parents taught all us kids to be comfortable in the kitchen or with a set of power tools, so there are no stereotypical roles in my household either. My son is cooking wings as I type this post.
Toweling, charm squares, soft and stable fuse, buttons, and trims.
Moda’s toweling is available on a roll, hemmed along the sides. For each towel, cut toweling 28″. Apron- 1 1/4 yd. (26 for apron, 19″ for ties and pocket)
Trace the template pieces on the fusible interfacing. Iron them to the wrong side of the fabrics. Cut the shapes out. Please them on tea towel and iron in place. Click here for cupcake templates.
Hem top and bottom of toweling 1″. Press edge .5″, fold up again, press and stitch to create the 1″ hem.
(many of you know I am a middle child. I don’t know if I can’t make up my mind or I like to make
everyone happy. Here are additional options to create your own cupcake.)
Use a red button for the cherry on top.
Make covered buttons using the I-top button making tool.
(my favorite crafty tool as of late. If you did not get one for Christmas, ask for one for valentines. It is so much fun.)
If you do not have a button that is the color you are looking for, combine a fabric yo yo and a button to make a covered button that can be sewn through the button holes. (thank you Susan Fuquay for this idea)
There are so many fun trims available in quilt and
specially stores that I had to add a few of them to
my tea towels. Ric rac, pom poms, crocheted trim,
and ribbons add that hand made touch. On my tea
towels I used the French general ribbons as a loop
to hang the towels. (see below) Determine how big of loop you want and add it as you hem to top section of your towel.
To add an edging to the bottom you your towel, sew it right sides facing to the top of the towel. turn the edging down as you hem the bottom of the towel. This works on the crochet trim and ric rac. Some of the trims can be sewn directly to the top of the towel.
The toweling can also be used to make a cute half apron. Determine how wide you want the apron to be. Add apron ties as listed below. Trims can also be added to the hem on the aprons. I added ric rac as I sewed the pocket onto the apron.
Determine how wide you want your apron to be (approx 26″ is a nice size) Ties were cut approx 4 1/2″ wide by 19″ long)
You will need to buy double this amount. The additional yardage will be used to make apron ties. Cut the stripe from the toweling for apron ties. Hem and add to the sides of the toweling. Using the additional fabric, cut pocket square. Add a cupcke to the pcoket placing it along the top of the pocket. Add a ribbon loop when sewing the pocket in place. Sew a button on the apron and use the ribbon loop as a button closure.
Now that I have a cute apron to wear I had to put it to use in the kitchen.
CHOCOLATE CHIP CUPCAKES
1 box yellow cake mix, 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 cup sour cream, 3 eggs
1 cup oil, 1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup mini choc chips
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Combine all above ingredients. Mix together approx 2 minutes. Fill cupcake holders 3/4 full. Bake approx 10 minutes. Cool and frost. I made mini cupcakes because these are sinfully rich and delicious.
If making as a cake, grease 9 x 13 pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1 8 oz. Cream cheese, 1/2 cup margarine
1 tsp. Vanilla, 4 cups powered sugar
Soften cream cheese and margarine. Blend until creamy. Add vanilla and powered sugar. Use food coloring paste (not liquid) to add color to frosting. Decorate as desired.
Tomorrow visit Julie Herman and Sweet Water, then ….
The last stop on the progressive dinner is Jenny Garland and Angela Yosten. These are the two talented ladies that keep the Moda bake shop’s pantry full of projects for you to enjoy.
I am sure you have read about the giveaway on each of the other chefs posts. By now you should know that by memory. My favorite precuts IS ALL of them (another middle child trait) but I will choose jelly rolls. I like combining a print jelly roll and a Bella solid jelly roll for a bigger project and a different combination.
So you know the drill, leave a comment on my blog to win precuts of my choice and a Fresh Fabric Treats book. In the past moda bake shop has featured stores, projects and even recipes. If there is anything you want more of on the bake shop, please leave it as a comment. Follow me on twitter or stay tuned to my blog for insider Moda information as well as random ramblings from a middle child.
Leave a comment on all posts to be entered in the grand prize drawing.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you have an e-mail address, so we can contact you if you are the lucky winner.
Thanks so much for the apron and tea towel project—Super cute! The cupcake recipe will be given a tryout…looks great.
LOVE the apron! So cute!
So yeah, I didn't read all the comments but we need to know where we can buy the toweling. :)The apron is adorable!
One thing I'd love to see on the bakeshop is instructions for submitting our ideas or just ourselves to make projects for your site. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
YUM for cupcakes!
And Hooray for the Bake Shop, I love all the quick little projects for people like me that need the satisfaction of something finished!
Cute apron and tea towels. Moda Bake Shop was a great idea. Love it.
Thanks for the "recipe"! Personally, I'd love to see more quilt patterns on the shop using pre-cuts that uses more than squares. Love to see ones where it's not obvious it came from a pre-cut. 🙂
I love Moda, but I didn't know that they only dealt with "Mom and Pop" shops! That makes me happy!
Great Idea to start the MBS! This blog tour is fun 🙂
Angie — angie@craftedAngles.com
So cute..the apron! "it's so fluffy!"
Can't wait for the book to be released.
Absolutely darling, quick & easy towel and apron with so many creative ideas. And, thanks for sharing the great recipe that I'm for sure will be making right away! Congrats on being a member of the Moda family and the inspiration behind the Fresh Fabric Treats book.
This has been the yummiest dinner I've had in the longest while. Thank you all!! what a fabulous inspiration you are – and kudos to the boss man for agreeing to let you open the bake shop 🙂 love, love, love Moda.
Can't wait to see the book as I love the Moda bake shop and all the great projects there:)
Well…you, my virtual friend, deserve a great big pat on the back because I love the Bake Shop. Thank you for brining all this yumminess to us…we appreicate it.
I think Jelly Rolls are the best. I like all precuts though. Your blog is a lot of fun I look forward to coming back often.
Your husband looks like he wants to get closer to your cupcake!
Congrats on the book!
Great apron pattern and choc chip recipe!
Love the MBS Progressive Dinner! I’m always looking for projects to use all these pre-cuts I keep compulsively buying. Thanks for the recipe & the adorable cupcake towel & apron.
All these receipes, wow. Maybe learning to cook is worthwhile.
That big bow on the apron — darling!
I'm so glad to have found your website. Congratulations on the book!
Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win!
thanks for the cupcake recipe! can't wait to try them!
I'm a first-born, but I like them ALL too. It's impossible to pick a favorite. I have enjoyed reading your blog for a few months now. Congratulations on the book. I can't wait to have my own copy.
I love charm packs…and your cupcake recipe looks good, I will attempt them this week end.
I am in love with Moda Bake Shop just the way it is. Can't think of a thing we need more of, or that I would change. Every new "recipe" post is exciting! And I agree – jelly rolls are my favorite too. 🙂
Love the pic of you and your husband. I got in on this late, today! But love this idea, you are so cute and love the apron!!
I love towelling aprons and this is a great recipe for one. I really like using pre-cuts. The precision cuts make it easy to work with the fabric, especially the jelly rolls and honey buns. I, too, like scrappy quilts and use multiple charm packs and layer cakes to have a good variety of fabrics for a scrappy quilt.
The moda bake shop was a great concept, and now a book. Congratulations!
I love aprons most of all, so imagine how tickled I am to see your apron! Very clever and sweet, cupcakes too! Cannot wait for the book to come out.
Thanks for the dinner invitation! What a delight! I love the apron-especially the stripey ties.
I love that apron so much, especially all the trims you put on it. I'm so excited to see the inside of the book! Congratulations!
Such a cute apron! The MODA progressive dinner has been SUPER! I found some new quilting blogs to follow and they're full of even more inspiration!
Crafty and fattening! This event incorporates everything I love, how fun is that!
I think my original comment got eaten.
That, or I posted it on someone elses' blog. The icing for your cupcakes sounds fabulous.
Love that sweet little cupcake apron. Thanks for passing on the tutorial and the yummy recipe. Moda bakeshop is such a great concept, can't wait to see inside the book.
Oh so cute. Love the apron. I have to get my hands on this book!
Love the apron – so cute. I've just become a little obsessed with aprons. My favourite pre-cut is jelly rolls too.
Love the apron and love Bake Shop. Thanks for having us over!
What a clever idea to use toweling for the cute apron. Thanks for the recipes
Congrats on the new book! I really love seeing all of the fabulous ideas at the Moda Bake Shop. Frankly, I'm not sure I ever would have tried a pre-cut if it weren't for that amazing resource. I can't wait to see what the book has in store! 🙂
Looks like a great book! Can't wait to see it.
My favorite is still the jelly roll although I have multiple charm packs just waiting for me. I like the usable projects and smaller quilts. I like lap quilt size – with all the animals I have around here I've learned not to leave quilts on the beds.
Great recipes 🙂 I cannot wait to get my hands on this fabulous book. Thanks to you and all of the other people who worked so hard to make it happen and who work hard to keep MBS so wonderful. Congrats!
Thanks for the Chocolate Chip Cupcake recipe – yum!!
Thanks so much for being such a great supporter of the crafty quilty and generaly fabricy loving women/children and fabulous Men out there…Cheers
Love the apron! I also like ALL of the pre-cuts (maybe that's cuz I'm a middle child too!) Can't wait to see what's inside that beautiful cover of the book!
PS you have FIVE children? HOW ever do you find time!! Congratulations again!
Very cute apron and towel set! Thanks for the tutorial.
Can't wait to see what you have done in the book!
If I hurry, I will be comment 1000!!!
I love the apron! I might have to make one of those, so thank you for the tutorial.