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June 23, 2020
SEW MAGICAL Trunk Show from Made By Marney

I am super excited to share my newest book, SEW MAGICAL. This paper piece book is FANTASTICAL!


The 16 mystical blocks in this book are amazing. I can’t wait to see what you will do with them. Here are some of the things I came up with, and all of the directions for sewing these projects are included in the book.

Lap Quilt

This adorable lap quilt is so versatile. You can add any of the blocks from the book to create your own masterpiece quilt.


This super sweet Backpack would make the nicest gift for ...

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April 29, 2020
Paper Pieced Garden Gnome from Made By Marney

I am obsessed with paper pieced gnomes. They are so stinkin’ cute!

This is my newest Gnome pattern: GNOME WITH A BIRD. I call him my “garden gnome”, so he would make a great Spring or Summer project. But he could also be holding a red cardinal for a winter project.

GNOME WITH MUSHROOMS is another cute block. I used this block in a small sofa pillow. His nose could be a button, or made from fabric. I used a small wooden plug (like a carpenter would use) hot glued to the finished block.

This Gnome is in my newest ...

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April 20, 2020
Under the Sea Paper Pieced Patterns from Made By Marney

I designed my newest pattern with my Florida friends in mind. After spending a week with my sister in February in the Villages, Florida, and admiring all of her lovely sea turtle sculptures, I designed a paper pieced version. After adding a few more ideas, I designed this sea lovers dream.

The UNDER THE SEA pattern offers 12 paper pieced blocks with a nautical theme. Customers were requesting sea shell patterns, so of course I went all in and added fish, turtles, and even a lobster.

These are some of my faves!


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April 8, 2020
Happy Easter Duckies from Made By Marney

I put out my Easter Ducky potholders this month. Love Easter and I love Easter paper piecing!

These Duckies are from my EASTER TABLE RUNNER pattern.

Here are some of my Easter block patterns that sell separately:

Bunny and Duckie Potholders

Happy Easter Bunny Block and Happy Easter Duckie Block.

PEEPER, this block is part of the table runner pattern.

The majority of my time this month has been devoted to sewing masks for friends and family.

So far I have given away 100 masks, although shortages of elastic has made this project difficult.

Please ...

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March 12, 2020
New Patterns for Spring from Made By Marney

Congratulations to Karen Miller, the winner of the Piggy Pillow pattern. Thanks for all of your sweet comments.

Here are some of the new blocks that I worked on this week. All of these images were requested by my lovely customers.


This ANT BLOCK was so much fun to make, I plan to make more insects. I already have butterflies and spiders. Any other suggestions?


The FROGGIE BLOCK is an adaptation of a frog from my FAIRY PRINCESS QUILT pattern.


And for baseball lovers, these fun BASEBALL POTHOLDERS will be perfect! Use your team ...

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March 4, 2020
Pig Day and Pig-Give-Away from Made By Marney

After reading Kathy’s Quilts cute post on “National Pig Day” on March 1(who ever knew?), I realized there must be many more people who have a pig obsession besides me!

Her pig pattern came from Kelli at Seriously I Think It Needs Stitches, where Kelli shares this Pig Block tutorial. This has motivated me to also have a PIG-GIVE-AWAY.

After reading Kathy’s blog about Pig Day, I started thinking about how many times I have created pig related patterns…


“PIG-CASSO”is one of 12 farm animals named after celebrities in the FARMYARD STARS pattern.


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February 4, 2020
A “Trunk Full” of Love For You! from Made By Marney

I’m sharing some of my favorite patterns that have HEARTS for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy…


The ENOUGH ELEPHANTS pillow and lap quilt are both included in my pattern. These quirky elephants are so easy to paper piece.


This adorable LOAD OF LOVE dump truck would make a super cute pillow for your truck lovers! Those are buttons on the wheels for easy hubcaps. You know I like to keep things easy.


I love my SCALLOPED HEART PILLOW! Designing all the scallops took some time, and ...

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January 22, 2020
The Winter Blues Blog Hop and Give Away with Marney from Made By Marney

Great thanks to Carla from “Creatin’ in the Sticks” for all her work arranging today’s Winter Blues blog hop. Since blue has always been my favorite color, it is a joy to participate in this blog. Please don’t forget to leave a comment to participate in my Give Away.

If you are like me, you stave off those winter doldrums by sewing. Let’s start with 2 of the paper pieced CARDINAL BLOCKS from my CARDINAL TABLE RUNNER pattern.

I’m using these two cardinals.

I’ve been wanting to sew some new winter pillows and these blocks ...

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January 9, 2020
Sew Sweet! from Made By Marney

Some super sweet customers have been sharing photos of adorable projects they have created using my paper piece patterns. I LOVE to see their fun creations.

Bella is a first time paper piecer. She entered her CORGI quilt in her 4H competition and won first place. I love how she repeated the dog blocks in an Andy Warhol Pop Art inspired composition.

Andy Warhol’s
Marilyn Monroe

Sharon created this awesome neutral colored Dog and Cat quilt. She has incorporated blocks not only from me, but from lots of designers. This makes the quilt very interesting, since it’s ...

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December 13, 2019

Hiking just 2 weeks ago on Arthur’s Rock near Fort Collins, CO. Beautiful! Now it’s back to work designing more holiday patterns.

Red Truck with Presents

Hot off of my design table is the RED TRUCK WITH PRESENTS. This adorable little red truck pairs nicely with my LITTLE RED TRUCK block from last Christmas.

I love them together as potholders or pillows.

My friend Shelley used photos of her grand kids in the windows. Super cute!

My Gnome obsession is over the top. Here’s a GNOME WITH MUSHROOMS block pattern that makes an adorable pillow.


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December 4, 2019
Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop with Marney from Made By Marney

I am so excited to be part of the 2019 Virtual Cookie Exchange and Blog Hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. I hope you will visit the other bloggers and enjoy their many yummy cookie recipes.

I am a paper piece pattern designer from Wisconsin, and I LOVE to create holiday patterns. Last Christmas I designed this HOLIDAY BUDDIES table topper .


I love the Caroler, and thought he needed a caroling partner.




These CAROLING BUDDIES would make an adorable set of holiday potholders.

Let’s ...

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November 28, 2019
Cyber Week at Made By Marney from Made By Marney

The holiday decorations are ready for the Christmas season. Here are my front door Gnomes…

Many of my patterns are 20% off this week of Thanksgiving. Check out the bargains at ETSY. These are just a few of my fun holiday patterns.

3 Dogs and 1 Sassy Cat
Little Red Truck Block Pattern
Christmas Cats
Must Be Santa

And over 200 more discounted patterns, but only for Cyber Week. 20% off sale ends on December 3.


Linking this week with:

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November 18, 2019
Turkey Day is Just Around the Corner… from Made By Marney


My friend Marilyn has created the cutest tote and table runner using my TURKEY block. Thanks so much for sharing!

Table Runner

I call these 3 Christmas designs my “Ho Ho Ho Collection”.

Ho Ho Ho Santa
Ho Ho Ho Rudolph
Ho Ho Ho Elf

I haven’t had time to put these 3 blocks into a table topper or quilt, but I would love some ideas!

The week after Thanksgiving starts the 2019 Virtual Cookie Exchange and Blog Hop . Don’t miss it! Collect lots of yummy cookie recipes AND see so many clever Christmas decorating ideas ...

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November 14, 2019
More Cute Critters from Made By Marney

I’ve had some requests for more paper pieced woodland animals and you know how much I love designing animals!


I love this goofy weasel. He would work great with my other CUTE CRITTERS.


Here is a BADGER that I designed for my friend Wendy.


And this BADGER FACE has more detail and could be used by my fellow Wisconsin Bucky Badger fans.


I used this BADGER FACE for a TOTE BAG. The pattern to sew this tote can be found in my CUTE AND CLEVER TOTES book.

Thanks to my fun customers ...

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October 31, 2019
The Cat’s Meow from Made By Marney

We had an early season snowfall in Wisconsin…check this out.

Last week…

Today! Is this what they mean by “snow on the pumpkin”?

The Cat’s Meow

This is my newest Halloween quilt design, THE CAT’S MEOW. My very creative customer Mary created this sweet wall hanging, using this pattern.

Every time Mary makes a quilt, she makes an extra block to add to a sampler quilt. She is saving this bat block to include in her future quilt. What a great idea!

I love all of these adorable black kitties. This one might be my ...

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October 24, 2019
BOO Collection for Halloween from Made By Marney

My BOO COLLECTION pattern includes 6 Halloween blocks.


This pattern includes the directions for 6 Halloween blocks, the table runner pattern, and the potholder pattern.

These blocks also make very cute pillows.

Witchy Pillow

Here is a wall hanging put together by Bernadette, using some of my other Halloween blocks.


The super cute Frankenstein and Dracula blocks can be downloaded HERE

for free to all of my subscribers. If you are not currently a subscriber to my website, I would be ...

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