A Dessert Cut or Dessert Roll is a Moda pre-cut term for a roll of strips measuring 5" x 42" width of the fabric. It's like a really fat Jelly Roll. The Dessert Rolls done with designer collections include just twenty pieces or twenty different fabrics. For the Dessert Cuts, each roll has twelve different fabrics selected from as many as five different collections, all in a compatible color grouping. One of the ideas behind the creation of the Color Cuts was to make it easy to build a little stash of a particular color or add something to a designer collection pre-cut. And really, isn't this perfect for a scrap quilt?