Grunge is the creation of Rachel Benchley and it has been part of every Basic Grey collection since her first – Urban Couture – in 2008. It became a Moda Basic a few years ago with new colors being added every year.
If you’re not familiar with Grunge, it’s a unique fabric that is dyed first, then printed on one side to create a unique, textured look. While the printing is the same for all Grunge fabrics, the final look of them can vary widely depending on the number of colors applied, the subtlety or contrast of those colors, and so on.
Cutting a fat quarter into 2.5″ x 2.5″ squares will yield a fair amount of variety in the look and color of the squares. It’s what makes Grunge so unique – and so cool. It can also be used on the wrong-side as a solid – either on its own because it’s the perfect color or just to add a little variety to a Grunge project.