SLICED Contestants – Week 1

This was such a hard decision for all the judges to have to narrow down all the submissions to just four contestants.  We want to thank everyone that participated in our auditions round!

Now for the selected four… We are happy to announce the final four that will continue on to the next round and compete in SLICED! (not listed in any specific order)


laptop wrap folded by lovefrombeth

Laptop wrap. Like a snuggle blanket for your laptop!
My laptop doesn’t leave my desk very often so doesn’t really need a ‘bag’ to carry it about. I do however want to be able to ‘put it away’ and keep it comfy when I’m not using it! So this is my solution.
The wrap when unfolded acts as a soft mat to protect surfaces underneath it as well as a handy place to put your coffee! It is also a soft surface for your hands and wrists to rest on when typing.
As it literally wraps your laptop, it is slim – lined and fits easily under your arm or inside another bag if you need to take it for a trip out.
It is made using a selection from a Half Moon Modern jelly roll with a plain grey cotton for the lining. It is padded with wadding and a heavy sew – in interfacing used to give structure. There is also a lightweight sew in interfacing on the lining to provide a crisp surface suitable for a mouse. There is also Velcro used to secure the folds and keep it wrapped up snuggly.
I feel the ‘sliced’ theme is reflected in the angled piecing I have used throughout and also in the scissor print which caught my eye when selecting fabric for this project.

It is very simple and functional and I am really pleased with it!
Haven’t seen anything like this – clever use of buckles, pretty piecing, I would like to see more of what this girl makes!
Love this laptop cover, modern, well made, love the color choices. I want to make one for my laptop!

teardrop trailer sewing box by okiegirl97

This sewing box was put together with a Ruby Charm pack, batting, assorted yardage, wide elastic, d-ring buckles, bias binding, and iron on pretties.

Loved this design! It’s creative, original and just as cute as can be. Everyone here at Bunny Hill wants it and it even brought a smile to my husband’s face.
Very creative use of materials, the construction is done very well… and it is so darn cute!

Portable Filing System by QuiltStory

Project by Megan from Quilt Story.
For Moda’s Sliced Contest.
I used Kate Spain’s DARLING Good Fortune line. I used fat quarters for this project.
This is a great way to organize your papers, you can take and remove the individual files as you need. You can also add as many as you want. Each file is lined with interfacing.
Keep them all together with a handy little quilted belt!
There is vinyl sewn on the front, labels can be replaced as needed.
Thanks for this opportunity!

Loved the style of this design. It looks like something I would buy for myself!
Well constructed, pretty, and very useful!

Inspiration Board by Twee ✁cut to pieces

My Second Entry into the Moda Bakeshop Slice competition
An Inspiration Board made from a cork board, batting, rhinestone buckle, upholstery tacks, and ribbon. It uses layer cake pieces of a bella solid, charm pieces of hometown and chez moi, and a fat quarter of etchings. Paper pieced spool and free motion lettering.


Love the colors she chose. The attention to detail and simplicity are wonderful.
I would love something like this in my studio. Great use of fabric and you had me with the “diamond” buckle!
Week 1: March 4 – 9, 2012
Guest Judge: John Adams from Fat Quarterly
John blogs over at Quilt Dad and Fat Quarterly. By day he works in branding and marketing for a major global software company. By night he takes over the sewing room to create new patterns and tutorials. Please welcome John to the judges panel for Week 1 of our sewing competition!
Four contestants will compete against one another to create a one-of-a-kind project.
Crafters may submit only one project that stays within the Sliced rules.
  • Projects must use all items contained in the sewing basket listed below.
  • Additional items may be used to complete your project.
  • Completed projects must be submitted on the Moda Bake Shop Sliced Flickr Group {} and a link to your submission must be emailed to
  • Anonymous submissions are not allowed. A contact email/website must be provided with each submission.
  • All submissions must be your own original design.
  • All pictures must be clean and clear.
  • No animals are allowed in pictures unless the project is specifically designed for animal use.
  • Contestants must submit their completed project by March 9, 2012 at Midnight {central time}.
The Challenge? Pin Cushion
Sewing Basket of Mystery Items:
·        Fabric used from a Moda Jelly Roll – can be any collection or mix of collections
·        Button – must be at least one button, any size, shape, color.
·        Ric Rac – any size, color.

 Please email with any questions you may have.