Tomorrow kicks off Shop Hop in Atlanta, and I don’t really get to participate (except for the locals that hop on by!), so I figure it’s a good time to do a sale for all you good folks. There is so much in the shop right now, I’m out of room!
I know the weather is just starting to warm up down here in the South, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a start on our holiday sewing projects, right? I have some BEAUTIFUL holiday Sample Spree items that just came in. The lines won’t be available for another 3 or 4 months, but I have them for you a little early! My holiday stuff sells so fast when the holidays actually roll around, so I can guarantee you when the next batch of these items come in, they won’t be near as low as this price, and they won’t last long.
So here’s what’s on sale in the shop, and these prices are exclusive to those of you who subscribe to my blog, Facebook, or Twitter. Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you?!
Locals who will collect items in person, please message, comment, email me, or whatever with what items you would like and I will send you an invoice. For those that aren’t local, you can do the same, but please include your mailing address so I can figure the exact shipping charges.
As always, these items are in limited number and they are first come, first served. I put in parenthesis how many of each item I have in stock, and I will try my hardest to keep it updated. Please feel free to ask if I have any left if there’s an item you are interested in. These prices do not apply to previous orders or items already on hold. I added a link to the Moda swatch sheet which shows you all of the prints in the line.
Thank you again, kind folks. It is such a pleasure sending beautiful fabric to you!
MINI-Charm Packs (normally $3-4)
All mini-charm packs from all lines are $2.00 each
Comma by Zen Chic (10)
Simple Marks (10)
Boo Crew (10)
Charm Packs (normally $8.50 – $9):
Simple Marks by Malka Dubrawsky (11) – $7.50
Summersville Spring by Lucie Summers (11) – $7.50
Mind Your Ps & Qs by Keiki (11) – $7.50
Keep it Sassy by Olive Sandwiches (10) – $7.50
Aspen Frost by basicgrey(10) - $7.00
In From The Cold by Kate Spain(10) – $7.00
Winter’s Lane by Kate & Birdie Paper Co.(10) – $7.00
Boo Crew by Sweetwater (9) – $7.00
Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille. (10) – $7.00
PB&J by basicgrey (12) – $7.00
Oink-A-Doodle by Jenn Ski (8) – $7.00
Jubiliee by Bunny Hill (10) – $7.00
Boho by Urban Chicks (4) – $7.50
Glamping by Mary Jane (12) – $7.00
2wenty-Thr3e by Eric & Julie Comstock (12) – $7.00
Avalon by Fig Tree & Co. (12) – $7.00
Spring House by Stephanie Ryan (12) – $6.50
Noteworthy by Sweetwater (4) – $8.00
Comma by Zen Chic (4) – $8.00
Jelly Rolls (normally $28.90 – $30):
Winter’s Lane by Kate & Birdie Paper Co. (2) – $24.90
2wenty-Thr3e by Eric & Julie Comstock (4) – $24.90
Comma by Zen Chic (2) – $24.90
Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander (Robert Kaufman) (6) – $32.90
Boo Crew Dessert Rolls (3) – $24.90
Layer Cakes (normally $28.90 to $30):
Aspen Frost by basicgrey (1) – $24.90
PB&J by basicgrey (2) – $24.90
Glamping by Mary Jane (2) – $24.90
Noteworthy by Sweetwater (1) – $24.90
Get A Clue Nancy Drew (1) – $24.90
Spot On! by Robert Kaufman FQ Bundle – Beach Ball colorstory (1) – $24.90
Spot On! by Robert Kaufman FQ Bundle- Bubble Gum colorstory (1) – $24.90
Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater FQ Bundle (1) – $85.00
2wenty-Thr3e by Eric & Julie Comstock FQ Bundle (25 pcs.) (2) – $59.90
Oh the Places You’ll Go (Dr. Seuss) by Robert Kaufman FQ Bundle(3) – $26.90
Juggling Summer by Zen Chick Fat Eighth Bundle (1) – $45.00
I finished this quilt back in October for my best friend from high school and his family. Their little boy, Jacob, only stayed on earth with us for 7 days. I cried a lot making this quilt. You can read more about that on the Making Modern Memories blog.
This is a baby quilt turned into a family quilt. For the back, or one of the fronts, I made a heart using the Lil Twister tool (for 5″ charm squares) and the Ten Little Things charm pack from Moda. The best thing about any of the Twister tools is that they are SO easy to use, but make any quilt look complex and complicated. It’s easily one of my Top Ten recommendations. (click images to enlarge)
I did a log cabin-style border around the quilt several times to give it good size.
I especially love using this tool on prints that seem kind of loud or chaotic. They add to the feel of the design. It spices up quieter prints, and tones down the louder ones.
So I was left to figure out what to do with the other side. I decided to use the Twister Tool (for 10″ layer cake squares). Because I’m looking to expand my selection in the shop, I purchased a line from AdornIt to try, and I think it turned out lovely. This side has a bit more of a “grown-up” feel to it.
When Jacob passed, a good community of folks released red balloons in the air in memory of him, so I included this and a passage on the personalized label.
It was such an honor to make this quilt for my friend and his family. I only hope they know how much they mean to me.
*The Twister and Lil Twister tools are both available in my Etsy shop. I also have the Itty Bitty Twister tool for 2.5″ squares.
I am so excited about the package I just sent off to my nieces, Regan and Quinn. It contains a belated Christmas gift that I hope they’ll love. It’s late because I was having issues with my Featherweight (glitter issues from Halloween) and I was really backed up on quilt orders. This created the perfect storm for getting behind on the one handmade gift I intended to get finished!
Anyway, I saw this project on the Moda Bake Shop, and instantly thought of my nieces. I think they are so cute! They are “flat” dolls. Kind of like paper dolls, but made with fabric so that the can withstand hours (and years!) of play! (click to enlarge photos)
I was afraid they would be a little “weird” without an actual face, but I got a lot of compliments on them when I took them to the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild for show & tell, and everyone thought that added a little charm to the dolls.
The method of making them is kind of like raw edge applique. The raw edge is one of the things I liked most about them. You use fusible fleece and fuse it to the front and back pieces of fabric on the dolls, sew the two layers together, sew a 1/8″-ish seam around the inside of the doll pattern, then cut out the dolls. Same goes for the hair and clothes.
To adhere the clothing to the dolls, velcro is used as underclothes.
I made a few sets of clothes for each doll, and intend to make a few sets now and then to send to the girls. It was a great use of scraps! I have so many that would make cute clothes!
Here’s a shot of both sets of dolls:
I also made bags for the dolls and their clothes. They seem a little plain compared to the bag in the tutorial, but for one, the bag seemed gigantic in proportion to the dolls, and also, I wanted one that could double as a “bed” for when they play:
You can find the tutorial for these dolls here. I think the tutorial was very comprehensive and easy to follow. I do have one complaint about the tutorial. It’s kind of big in my mind, but not really because it’s fixable. When I go to the Moda Bake Shop for a tutorial, I am looking at patterns that are the best use of that product (charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes). This was filed under the Layer Cakes section. Okay, I see how a piece of the layer cake is great for making clothes. But a layer cake has 42 squares (usually), and who wants to bust open a $40 pack of fabric to use just a few squares.
I wish they’d mentioned somewhere that it’s a good use of leftover squares. The dolls are made from Bella yardage, too. Anyway, everything I used to make this project came from my scrap bin except for the bags, which I made with fat quarters.
I do hope to have leftover squares from the Good Fortune by Kate Spain layer cake so that I can make some more clothes. I think that would be so cute!
Both Charm Packs and Layer Cakes are 10% off our already low price in our store!
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom as you take a leisurely stroll through this springtime water garden. Waterfalls of color energize your creative spirit as you meander along through raked sand gardens in the calming shade of bamboo trees. Discover the collection’s tranquil blossoms, dragonflies, lotus ponds, and geometric expressions of the harmony of nature. Good fortune and happiness await you!
The charm pack includes 42-5″ squares, (some prints are duplicated) and is perfect for a variety of projects.
The layer cake includes 42-10″ squares, same as the charm packs. A layer cake can also be cut into fourths to create 4 charm packs!
To view the various prints in this collection, click here