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Hi guys!

Um, yeah…so Monday slipped right by me.  Sorry.  I was in the middle of painting my bathroom and just lost track of what day it was!  And by paint, I mean paint.  I painted the walls, the trim, and the cabinets.  Thank goodness that is done.  I am ready for something much more fun-free patterns!!

This week we have some free pincushion patterns for you and with only 16 Sundays until Christmas, now would be a good time to start making them as gifts for all your quilting friends!

These were designed for Moda Candy (the adorable little pre-cut 2.5″ square packs) but they would be great for scraps as well!

Panier de Fleurs Pincushion (04-18-11 LC).inddHere is the pdf for easy printing: my-pattern_panier-de-fleurs-pincushion-1

The next pincushion is very simple and super cute!

PSMC-Basic-Grey-pincushion-1 PSMC-Basic-Grey-pincushion-2Click on the following for a pdf for easy printing: PSMC-Basic-Grey-pincushion

I decided to add one more pattern that is perfect for 2.5″ squares- a really cute table runner.

PSMC-Laundry-Basket-smallrunner-1PSMC-Laundry-Basket-smallrunner-2 And here is the pdf for easy printing: PSMC-Laundry-Basket-smallrunner

Please share pictures of your finished projects!  We really love to see them!

See you next month,




Get Comfy With Moda: Week 4

Hi everyone!

It is starting to feel like fall and I am loving every minute of it!  Fall is such a wonderful time of year!  It  brings back memories of going back to school and having sleepovers.

Today I am going to share two projects perfect for sleepovers, a quillow and a travel pillowcase!

First is the quillow.

Just think of all the fun ways to personalize the pillow on a quillow- you could buy a pillow panel, make a favorite block, embroider or applique a name, the possibilities go on and on!

Here are the instructions for the quillow:


and here is the pdf for easy printing:  my-gc_quillow

Next is the travel pillowcase- this would also be great for the kids during the holiday season when traveling all over to see friends and family!

my-gc_travel-pillowHere is the pdf for east printing: my-gc_travel-pillow

Please share pictures of what you make with us-we love to see them!

This is the last week of the Get Comfy series as I didn’t look at a calendar when deciding to start a 4 week series on a Monday.  So next week we will be sharing something that you can make for yourself, a quilting friend, or all your quilting friends: Pincushions!

See you next week,


Get Comfy with Moda: Week 3

Welcome back everyone!

This week I am sharing two more FREE pillow patterns!  If you are making Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones, these two patterns are perfect!   (There are only 18 more Sundays until Christmas…You’re welcome for that tidbit of info!)

The first pattern is a very handy heat-pad neck pillow-this would make a great little gift for quilter friends!  Who hasn’t had a sore neck and shoulders after a long day of free motion quilting!?

Plus, this project is very budget friendly.  You get two  of these small pillows from one fat quarter!  The rice/beans/millet filling is pretty reasonable to buy too -you may even have enough rice or beans in your pantry!

my-gc_neck-pillowHere is the pdf so you can print out the pattern:  my-gc_neck-pillow

The next pattern is a Jelly Roll pillowcase!

This cute pillowcase would make a great bag to gift a quilt in or as a stand alone present for the grandkids.  You could use Jelly Rolls or even scraps you have on hand to make these sweet pillowcases!  The flip and sew method is a great way to quilt-as-you-go and will give some body to the pillowcase.  Notice on the pattern that you can get 2 pillowcases from each Jelly Roll- you just need to buy double the lining and ruffle fabric.

my-gc_pillowcase-1my-gc_pillowcase-2Here is the pdf for printing: my-gc_pillowcase.

Please share pictures of your projects- we love to see them!  Be sure to come by next week-we have 2 more projects from the Get Comfy with Moda series!


Get Comfy with Moda: Week 2

Hi Everyone!

Week two of August is here and I have couple more cute and FREE patterns to share with you today!

The first is an eye mask.  This would make a great and useful gift!  I love the suggestion to use Moda’s Fireside and Snuggles fabrics for a super soft one.

my-gc_eye-mask-1my-gc_eye-mask-2Here is the pdf version for easier printing: my-gc_eye-mask

The next pattern is a Memory Pillow.  A pillow with a front pocket to put a toy, a small book, a special treat, or a tooth for the tooth fairy.  You could also put a gift card in the pocket!  Then you have a little something homemade to go with a giftcard for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life!  (Christmas is coming!  Only 138 days or 20 weeks!)

my-gc_memory-pillow-1my-gc_memory-pillow-2Here is the pdf for easier printing: my-gc_memory-pillow.

Have a great week and I will see you back here Monday for a couple more free projects!



August: Get Comfy With Moda

Hi everyone!

Can you believe that it is already August?!  School is going to be starting soon-too soon.  Long gone are the long summer days of August and starting school after labor day.  This year, my kids start school on August 11th.  Yes, August 11th.

Many of you probably have kids in your life that are starting college this year-and several of the patterns I found from Moda will be perfect for dorm room life.

This month I am going to post one blog on each Monday of this month and they will all have one or two patterns in them.  Things like a memory pillow, travel pillow, a drawstring bag,  an eyemask, a quillow, and a couple of other things that will be great for kids.

I haven’t made this bedside caddy but it sure looks easy to make!  It also would be very handy for the side of the bed.  I need to make one of these for my daughter-she loves to read in bed and it would be prefect to hold her book and book light!my-gc_bedside-caddy Here is the pdf version:  my-gc_bedside-caddy.

Next is a lined drawstring bag.  This would be useful for sleepovers, laundry, or gym clothes!


my-gc_drawstring-bagHere is the pdf: my-gc_drawstring-bag.

Please share pictures of your projects!

See you next week!




July Block-A-Day: Day 31

The end is here.

That means it is time for the setting instructions!

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This setting would be great for any 9″ blocks.  I like that it isn’t just the standard sashing strips and cornerstones.


Here are the setting instructions:qa_quilt-setting-pattern.

Once we looked at the top, we decided it needed something more.  So we decided to change the outside border to make a bigger quilt.   We put a 2″ first border and then added an 8″ outer border.  Our finished quilt is now a queen at 88″ x 100.75″ (the pattern makes a 79.5″ x 92.25″ which is a full quilt or a large throw.)

You will need 2 1/8 yards for the outer border OR 2 5/8 yards if you do not want to piece.


I really like how this quilt comes together-the birds with their bright colors in the border really pull all the colors together.


Please share pictures of your blocks and quilts when you get them done-we love to see them!

Tomorrow starts August and the theme is “Get Comfy With Moda”.  The items next month will make great gifts for Christmas or would be “dorm-warming” gifts for the college freshmen in your life!

See you tomorrow,


July Block-A-Day: Day 30

Day 30?!  Today is the last block!  Yay!  Tomorrow you will get the setting instructions to put all the beautiful blocks together!

Kathy Schmitz designed block 30 and it is cute!

July-Block 30

Cute right?

I know you have  a lot of blocks to make so I will keep this short, here is the pattern:qa-block-30.

See you back here tomorrow for the setting instructions!


July Block-A-Day: Day 29

Hi guys!

This might be my favorite block of the whole month!  This would be a great block to use for a one block quilt.    July-Block 29

I just love it!  SO pretty.  This would be a great one to use with 30s, baby fabrics, Christmas, Halloween, or just about any color combo!

Here is the pattern:qa-block-29.

Okay, you better get to working on your block.  Tomorrow is the last block!


July Block-A-Day: Day 28

Hello, hello!

Day 28 has arrived and Bunny Hill Designs designed this block.

It is so sweet.

July-Block 28

The baskets are just adorable.

Here is the pattern: qa-block-28.

Only two more blocks left then you will get the setting instructions.  The setting for this one is beautiful- I can not wait for you to see it!

See you tomorrow,



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