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
Yes, it’s that time! I am starting to receive Sample Spree items, those lovely lines not releasing for awhile. You get a chance to own them before anyone else!
I have charm packs of the following Moda lines in stock. Most of these lines release in March and they are limited, so if you see anything you like, you better get them now! Each charm pack is $8.50 plus tax and shipping where applicable. Let me know if something catches your eye, or you can order in the Etsy shop if you prefer. My online store (other than Etsy) is still down for updating at this time. Either way, I will get you what you need!
2wenty-Thr3e by Eric & Julie Comstock
Boho by Urban Chicks
Glamping by Mary Jane
Avalon by Fig Tree & Co.
Spring House by Stephanie Ryan
PB&J and a few other lines should be on their way shortly!
I could not be more pleased to be a party of Kristy Daum’s release party for her second quilt pattern, INDEX.
Kristy asked me to sample her pattern and join her blog hop a few weeks ago, and I had so much fun sampling the pattern. I absolutely LOVE patterns that are fun and easy while making the quilt look tricky and complicated.
I am also a HUGE fan of patterns that are precut-friendly, and INDEX is a perfect pattern for the jelly rolls in my stash that I have been hoarding, waiting for the right pattern (click images it enlarge).
You can find INDEX for sale in Kristy’s Etsy shop, either in hardcopy or PDF.
Now, how about a fun giveaway to celebrate? We will choose ONE winner to receive a copy of the INDEX pattern (your choice of PDF or Paper), AND one Jelly Roll of Moda’s Simply Color by V. & Co. The jelly roll will be perfect for this pattern, and leave a few extra strips for a decorative border or to include in pieced backing.
All you have to do is leave one comment below by Friday, November 2nd – 4pm EST, and the Random Number Generator will choose ONE winner at random. The winner will receive both the pattern AND the jelly roll!
Now, if you would like an extra chance to win this giveaway on my blog, please go to my Facebook page, and like my page (you won’t regret it – I always offer Sample Spree items, sales, and offers here before I offer them to the general public), and then come back here and leave ONE additional comment saying you liked my Facebook page. If you already like my page, please leave a comment saying so.
Your comment will appear throughout the day, so don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away.
You will also have other chances to win by following the BlogHop schedule:
Sunday 10/28 – Kristy Daum
Wednesday 10/31 – Halloween
Thank you for participating, and I would love your feedback on the pattern! Our Epoch will be carrying both of Kristy’s patterns soon!
With all the holiday charm packs listed this week, I had to check my calendar. I mean, didn’t I just finish paying off last year’s Christmas?!
It IS May, but Moda’s Sample Sale was quite generous with the holiday selection, so both Blitzen and Joy are in the shop. Riley Blake just released the Alpine Wonderland (so cute and kitschy!), so you’ll find those charm packs in there soon!
Next month, Moda is releasing Cosmo Cricket’s Dear Mr. Claus line, which is probably my most anticipated holiday line this year (so far).
There isn’t that much left of the sample sale items, so get them while you can!
I think Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket has been my most anticipated line this spring. I can’t get over the vibrant (and yet kind of muted at times) colors that make up this line. I can literally taste the salt air. I have visions of beach bags and a beautiful beach blanket.
My family and I are taking our very first vacation this year to Gulf Shores, where we’ll spend a full week in a house on the beach. There MUST be a quilt to commemorate this occasion!
Charm Packs and Jelly Rolls of Salt Air have been listed here in the store. Hurry, and get them while you can! Jelly Rolls are marked with a sale price.
Just look at some of the prints in this line:
It’s finally time for the big reveal on our new online store!
All the basics (Moda precuts, Bella & Kona yardage, Aurifil thread, pearl cotton, etc.) are already listed and ready to go, and the store is fully functional. Over the next week, we’ll be adding all of the Sublime Stitching embroidery patterns, which will be on sale, and all of our notions and other goodies.
Once the new store is settled and moving right along, we’ll be adding Riley Blake precuts – I am so excited about this! The lines that they will be putting out over the next year just blow me away, and making decisions on which lines to carry will be excruciating. Are there any you are excited about?
We have a bunch of new templates and projects rolling out, and a slew of new tutorials coming, too. So much is happening here that I’m inspired beyond belief!
Thank you to everyone who has continually supported me in this endeavor, and never let me forget that I can be successful! It is our pleasure to serve you, and we are honored to be a part of your creativity!
Andi Settlemoir Barney
Okay, so you probably noticed that things have kind of been on hold around here. There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes, namely the new Our Epoch store redesign and moving to a new server. But aside from that, my creativity has been stretched and I’m loving it!
Moda Bake Shop announced it’s SLICED Competition about two weeks ago, and the deadline for the audition is February 29. I’ll be the first to admit that the competition if very intimidating to me. I’m curious to see how well my creativity and skill play together under pressure, should I be selected. I don’t think I am the fastest person when thinking up original ideas and patterns, but something about this competition appealed to me (even more than the prizes!!). Go here to check out the details of the competition, because it sounds like a lot of fun!
See, I’ve had this idea for an office product in my head for awhile, three months I guess, but didn’t have the motivation, time or urgency to make it happen. And ironically, the audition for the SLICED competition is making an item you would find in an office or studio. I kind of feel like it was meant to be.
It took a lot of time and work, but I managed to pull it together well ahead of the deadline. It was frustrating at times, especially in figuring out the logistics, but it was so rewarding to see it come together. So here’s my audition piece (click to see larger images):
This is a portable desk! When folded up as shown here, it measures 11″ x 13″, and is secured by a buckle. It’s easy to carry with the handles, yet small and compact enough to fit nicely into your bag or briefcase.
The outside was made from a Reunion by Sweetwater charm pack. I sewed all the charms to make a piece of fabric measuring 7 blocks by 6 blocks. I quilted the piece of fabric to a piece of cotton batting.
When the desk is open, it measures, 30″ x 26″. I used a piece from the Etchings line to create the surface of the desk. The inside features seven varied vinyl pockets for storing papers, documents and other items.
To fold up the desk, fold in the right side, then the left side, then fold it in half and secure with the adjustable buckle.
The smaller pockets are perfect for a calculator (or iPod), pens and receipts. I use all three of these items frequently, and this keeps me from searching for them all the time!
Each section has a hard writing surface under the fabric so that you can do your writing smoothly, no matter what surface you are working on.
I am so excited to see the other entries into the competition on the Flickr Group page. I’ll be watching to see if I somehow make it into this competition. If I do, things will be on hold for the most part for the month of March (Pinterest Challenge, etc.). Keeping my fingers crossed!
Welcome to Our Epoch!
If you follow Making Modern Memories, you probably already know this has been a big year. I started my little business by making commissioned quilts, mostly from tshirts, baby clothes and other mementos. Little did I know that the retail side of my business would stretch and grow itself at the same time. Just a few months ago, our selection of products grew to include Moda precuts, Bella solids and United Notions. On the horizon, we’ll be carrying a variety of Riley Blake products and some others.
Making Modern Memories just celebrated it’s 1 year anniversary last week, and it was clear that the retail side needed it’s own home. Quilters need their own space, their own community. Our Epoch wants to offer you that community.
Our Epoch offers tutorials, product and tool reviews, and previews of new items coming into the store. We have a place in the pulldown menu if you are looking for a specific thread, notion, template, etc. Please contact us if you have trouble finding your item or want to find a better price. We are happy to special order for you when we can, at no additional cost. We may not offer everything you need yet, but we are increasing our selection every week and strive to provide as many of your needs as possible.
We are still in transition, so please be patient with us! Our online store is still available here, and our Etsy shop is still up and running. The store is rebuilding on another server and should be ready in about a week – we’re excited for the new look and feel of the store!
The Making Modern Memories blog is still up and running, but will move to a new server shortly. We’re in the process of a major cleanup, as that blog will mostly appeal to non-quilters, or people who are interested in seeing finished quilts.
Please do us a huge favor and go like us on Facebook. Help us to spread the word to your quilting pals. And please, do tell us how we can help you Make Your Mark.
Making quilts and other handmade goods isn’t just about arriving at a finished product – each item has it’s own story.
We want to hear your story.
Reunion charm packs have arrived in our store!
There is a developing community advertised on a billboard along the interstate named Reunion. I have always noticed that sign, because if I were to live in a new community, I think I would like it to be called Reunion. And if we were going to design a new collection, we all agreed we loved the name Reunion. One of the main colors in the collection is navy, which is something totally new for us. We love it paired with the grey and the happy shades of green, yellow and red make it come to life. Our favorite part of designing this collection wasn’t even creating the designs themselves.
This charm pack includes 42-5″ squares (some prints are duplicated) and is perfect for a variety of projects. You can purchase this and other charm packs, layer cakes and jelly rolls in our store.
To view the various prints in this collection, click here.
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!