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November 28, 2022
Tree Skirts for the Holidays from Made By Marney

As I started putting up my Christmas decorations, I realized I have plenty of Christmas tree skirts to choose from. They are all handmade and, of course, all paper pieced.

BEAR-Y CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT

Any tree skirt pattern can be created as a table topper instead, just don’t cut the hole in the center. The BEARY-Y CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT would also make a super cute table centerpiece.

When I am decorating using a more farmhouse look, I use this tree skirt.

RED TRUCK TREE SKIRT

LITTLE RED TRUCK TREE SKIRT is so easy! Consider using fabric photos to paper ...

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October 19, 2022
Some Fun Halloween Paper Pieced Patterns from Made By Marney

As Halloween is approaching, you might be looking for some cute and spooky patterns. Here are some of my faves….

BOO COLLECTION, a pattern with 6 blocks including these…

This collection of 6 Halloween paper pieced block patterns is so clever! Included with the blocks are patterns for a table runner and potholders. These 8″x 8″ blocks can be used in so many fun ways. Be creative and construct an entire Halloween quilt! Here is a quilt put together by Donna for her daughter, using some of these blocks….

The WITCH HAT pattern is very easy and would be ...

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September 28, 2022
A FREE HALLOWEEN PATTERN FOR YOU FROM MADE BY MARNEY! from Made By Marney

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of my wonderful customers. Please enjoy this FREE HALLOWEEN PAPER PIECED PATTERN!

FREE HALLOWEEN PATTERNS FOR MY CUSTOMERS!

You will find the download for these patterns at the end of this post. You might also enjoy my series of WITCH BLOCKS. These are all sold separately on Etsy…

Here are links to all the witches:

GLINDA THE WITCH

BEWITCHED

HAPPY WITCH

TOOTHY WITCH

GOOFY WITCH

WANDA THE WITCH

Wouldn’t these witches make a stinkin’ cute table runner for October?

GNOME BOO CREW QUILT

This is my favorite new Halloween Quilt pattern: GNOME ...

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August 5, 2022
PIECING PALOOZA from Made By Marney

August 23rd, 2022

1 pm-5 pm

Recording available afterward

C&T Publishing’s Piecing Palooza is pure summertime fun. A four-hour event with over a dozen live sessions, a panel discussion, and a keynote speaker to help you become an expert piecer!

We gathered quilt piecing experts to share all their pro tips, tricks, and techniques with you. Alex Anderson, co-host of The Quilt Show, kicks off the fun as the opening keynote. A beloved figure in the quilting community, Alex sets the tone for the event by sharing her love of patchwork. 

Next, get inspired with 12 30-minute workshops ...

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June 24, 2022
PATRIOTIC GNOME PILLOW from Made By Marney

Just in time for the Fourth of July, you could create this super cute PATRIOTIC GNOME PILLOW.

Labor Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and any other summer day is a perfect time to display this pillow.

PATRIOTIC GIRL GNOME
PATRIOTIC BOY GNOME

I keep my pillow on display all summer. These paper pieced blocks would also work great for potholders, or even a cute table runner. I would love to see what you could create using these gnomes!

I might try some patriotic gnome towels, too! Any other good ideas?

HOMEWARD BOUND QUILT PATTERN

HOMEWARD BOUND is another of ...

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May 26, 2022
Beach Bum Gnomes from Made By Marney

Just in time for a summer project, here is my BEACH BUM GNOME QUILT.

BEACH BUM GNOMES QUILT

This adorable lap quilt was designed while I was vacationing in Hilton Head. I found the fabric in a super cute fabric store on the island.

I had a blast shopping for fabric that would work for the cute little “Hawaiian” shirts.

This Gnome has a unicorn floatie and sunglasses! He is ready for the beach.

This Gnome in his sailboat is definitely going on a pillow for my boyfriend, who adores sailing!

Playing in the sand…too cute!

When I discovered ...

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April 6, 2022
SPOTLIGHT on Made By Marney from Made By Marney

I am thrilled to be featured in the CREATE WHIMSY: SPOTLIGHT! A huge Made By Marney “thank you” to them for such a lovely interview.

Create Whimsy features different artists/designers on their blog. You can see more of their interviews HERE.

After spending a few weeks in Hilton Head biking and relaxing, I discovered a super group of pickleball players that meet every morning to play. They are a local group, very friendly and welcoming.

Pickleball at Hilton Head, waiting my turn…

While I was vacationing, a gentleman contacted me to design a MILITARY GNOME. He is an Air ...

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March 2, 2022
PRE-CUT FRIENDLY PATTERN BUNDLE, March 2-5 from Made By Marney

Announcing the Pre-Cut Pattern Bundle! 

 

Ten fabulous patterns, all using pre-cuts from 10 great designers! Have fun putting together these patterns with the ease of pre-cuts. All 10 patterns for only $19!

This bundle features 10 incredibly talented quilt designers.

No more guessing if what you have on hand is going to work.  Every pattern is pre-cut friendly. 

Whether that is a charm pack, a layer cake, a jelly roll or even fat quarter packs.  

The Pre-cut Pattern Bundle is only available for a few days, so you’ll want to grab your copy today.  Like right now. PRESS HERE ...

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February 28, 2022
PRE-CUT FRIENDLY PATTERN BUNDLE from Made By Marney

This amazing bundle of patterns is available to you for just a few days. You will receive all 10 pattern downloads for just $19. This is an wonderful offer, since just my pattern alone normally sells for $10.

This bundle will only be available at this price from March 2-5. I will send out some email reminders to you as it gets closer.

Here’s my pre-cut pattern, CAMPIN’ GNOMES…

CAMPIN’ GNOMES

My pattern includes 5 paper pieced Gnomes, and the directions to assemble this quilt using a charm pack as the outside border. So easy! This pattern, as well ...

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January 10, 2022
Scrap Busting Blog Hop from Made By Marney

Welcome to our Scrap Busting Blog Hop, where we embrace every scrap in our sewing rooms. We are proving that there is no unusable scrap! I find that especially true in paper piecing, where I use my scraps every day. It is important to have a wide variety of colors to choose from when paper piecing, so as to find just that right print and color when piecing together an image.

Thanks to Melissa for hosting this blog hop and giving the designers a chance to share something new.

Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I have ...

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November 24, 2021
Some Holiday Projects from Made By Marney

I am always asking my customers to send photos of the things they create using my patterns. Today I am sharing some of my favorite photos.

This adorable wall hanging was sewn by Carol Cheesman using LUMBERJACK GNOME, SANTA GNOME, and GNOME WITH GIFTS.

Elise Brasseale made these cute little mug rugs using the elf from SEW YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, and GNOME WITH LANTERN.

Crafty Judy Miniclier created this adorable GNOME QUILT, using assorted GNOMES FROM MY SHOP. Beautiful!

These Christmas blocks were shared by Joyce Albers. She is creating a holiday quilt. She used HO HO HO ...

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November 15, 2021
November Paper Piecing from Made By Marney

I’m excited to be on the cover of the 2021 QUILTMAKER magazine, November/December issue. Those are my cute sledding Penguins on the cover.

PENGUIN MUG RUGS

These blocks are as fun to paper piece as they look!

PENGUIN PLAYTIME

The wonderful editors at Golden Peak Media have been so awesome to work with, and are always looking for clever quilting ideas for their magazines. I am so lucky to be in a second magazine this month…

McCall’s Quilting

My GNOME APRON is in the 2021 McCall’s Quilting November/December issue.

GNOME APRON

You know how ...

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October 17, 2021
Even MORE Halloween Fun! from Made By Marney

I’ve had so much fun all month designing Halloween Gnomes. I know how much you love paper pieced gnomes, and so do I! After finishing 12 new Halloween blocks, I have put them into my latest quilt pattern.

BOO CREW GNOME QUILT

I’m loving all of these Gnomes, but here are some of my favorites…

The SO FRANKEN CUTE GNOME has a tiny little spider made from a button with French Knot eyes. Adorps!

The WITCH’S BREW GNOME is mixing her favorite concoction in her cauldron….TOO FUN!

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September 23, 2021
More Halloween Fun…Gotta Love It! from Made By Marney

Your response to my latest Halloween paper pieced blocks was so overwhelming that guess what? I designed more! Let’s get as much Halloween as possible!

The WITCH GNOME WITH SPIDER is cute, cute, cute! Maybe use this witch gnome with my other WITCH BLOCKS to make a table runner or quilt?

This little gnome is holding the biggest candy corn ever! CANDY CORN GNOME is stinkin’ cute!

FROG MAGIC

FROG MAGIC is a witchy little frog. I’m planning a super cool pillow with this little guy! Aren’t frogs just ...

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September 14, 2021
HALLOWEEN GNOME BLOCKS from Made By Marney

My favorite holiday is approaching! I’m excited to use these brand new Halloween paper pieced block patterns in some projects. Which is your favorite?

BOO GNOME

Wouldn’t an entire Halloween Quilt be great? Here are more Halloween paper pieced blocks that could be added…

This spooky quilt was put together by my customer Donna. She did an awesome job using my collection of Halloween blocks. All of these block patterns, as well as all of the gnome blocks can be found at ETSY.

The post HALLOWEEN ...

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July 7, 2021
Just a Few Days Left! from Made By Marney

Our Christmas Pattern Bundle ends on Friday. It has everything you need to get a GOOD HEAD START this year! With quilts, tree skirt, ornament, stocking, mini quilts (perfect for quick decorations) this bundle of 13 patterns by 13 designers will help you get sewing and inspired to get done sooner than Christmas eve. Thirteen Christmas patterns for $19.99, for a limited time – available for 5 days only, July 5-9, 2021!

This is a short 5 day sale.  After this date, the product will not be available for purchase any longer. So, —if you snooze ...

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June 2, 2021
Pond Critters and other Summery Stuff from Made By Marney

My garden is calling me… and I’m enjoying sunny days in my yard. Here’s my “SucculentTurtle”. I left him out in the snow all winter and about half of the hen and chicks survived the Wisconsin cold.

When a customer asked me to design some “pond creatures”, a turtle was a must.

POND COLLECTION

Paper piecing a fantastic turtle is all about the fabric you can find for the turtle’s shell. I just happened to have this scrap left from a previous project, and it is perfect for a turtle done completely in cool colors. I have ...

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May 7, 2021
PICKLEBALL LOVER from Made By Marney

As summer approaches, I am anticipating playing my newest passion in the park, Pickleball. All winter I have beaten the blues by socializing with 8 friends at indoor pickleball, while wearing masks.

I even sewed matching “pickle masks” for our teams. But I can’t wait to get back outside and play at some of the local courts in our city parks.

So when my son Brady suggested I create a Pickleball Gnome, I knew he was absolutely right. How had I forgotten to make a gnome doing my favorite sport?

Pickleball Gnome Potholders

You can get both patterns as ...

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April 22, 2021
Loons from Made By Marney

I’m having fun designing new bird patterns…

LOON ON THE LAKE #2

Finding the right fabrics is always the key. The water fabric is perfect, don’t you agree? And the wonky black and white hashtag makes a super cute loon fabric! LOON ON THE LAKE #2 and LOON ON THE LAKE #3 are both brand new designs.

LOON ON THE LAKE #3

Here’s a loon I already had in my collection of FOWL FRIENDS. I’m planning to put all 3 of these loons together for a table runner for my cabin. We have a pair of ...

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April 11, 2021
I Love Kitty Kats from Made By Marney

My customers have been requesting more paper pieced cat patterns, and I am super happy to oblige. Here is a new SIAMESE CAT pattern.

SIAMESE CAT

Plus here is an adorable SIAMESE KITTEN

SIAMESE KITTEN

This is my first quilt design with cats, CATS N DOGS.

CATS N DOGS

This quilt has 6 Cats and 6 Dogs. All of the cats are super easy, which makes this a great design for beginner paper piecers.

SCAREDY CAT

After seeing how my customers responded to this design, I knew I needed to create a quilt with all cats.

CRAZY CATS

One of ...

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