Hello, friends, and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I’m starting off this week with a post all about Moda Honeybuns and will be sharing Honeybun Quilts & Tips. I’ve got a video to go along with today’s post as well, so you can see some of the quilts up close. A Moda Honeybun contains (42) strips of fabric from a single collection or group 1 ½″ wide by the width of fabric (approximately 42″). Some of the honeybun strips are usually duplicates, but you will at least have one of every print in the collection.
Honeybun Quilts & Tips Video
Watch the Honeybun Quilts & Tips Video above, or watch it here on my YouTube Channel.
If you’ve never sewn with a Honeybun strip before, here are a few tips:
- To remove lint, use a lint roller on both sides of the honeybun before unrolling it.
- The edges have a narrow pinking on both sides. Test sew a couple of strips together to make sure you have an accurate ¼″ seam when sewing. Two strips sewn together should measure 2 ½″ after pressing the seam allowance.
- Easily create your own Honeybun strips using the Stripology Ruler when cutting from yardage or the Mini Stripology Ruler when cutting from pre-cuts or smaller pieces of fabric.
In today’s video I share some of my Honeybun Quilt Patterns along with a couple from my daughter Chelsi. Links for the patterns I shared and mentioned in the video are below:
- Patchwork Garden paper version here and PDF version here (not a Honeybun quilt, but using 3 Honeybuns instead of fat eighths will save you a ton of time cutting 🙂
- Summer Stroll
- Hearts at Home II
Honeybuns for Purchase + More Honeybun Patterns
While I have just a couple of Balboa Honeybuns left in the shop here. You can find a great selection of fun Honeybuns here at Fat Quarter Shop. And here are a few of my favorite Honeybun quilts from other Moda Designers:
- Ribbons all Around (PDF) by Corey Yoder
- Ribbons All Around (Paper) by Corey Yoder
- Sweet Escape by Thimbleblossoms
- Rainbow Connection by Thimbleblossoms
More Honeybun Projects
Stay tuned, because I’ll have some more fun projects with Honeybuns to share in the near future–including a couple of free tutorials. So get your Honeybuns ready to sew! And here are a couple of small project tutorials using Honeybuns:
Thanks so much for stopping by today to read the Honeybun Quilts and Tips post. Happy quilting!
I love the honey buns and the patterns are great. Looking forward to making the Summer Stroll
Nina Turner says
I’ve always admired those cute little honey buns but didn’t know what to begin to do with them. Now I have some great ideas, thank you! I didn’t know that Chelsi was your daughter! You must be so proud of her!
Have you considered a Christmas line of fabrics? I would love to see what you would come up with!
Thanks for all the tips and inspiration.
Sandra Burdue says
I really like the All Hallows Eve collection by Fig Tree. It certainly has the Halloween colors and holiday feel. It is perfect for a Fall project. Yet this line looks very charming and sophisticated.