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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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October 5, 2022
QUICK-QUILTS PATTERN BUNDLE from Made By Marney

Yes, it’s that time of year again…once a year I join forces with other talented pattern designers to offer my customers a bundle of 20 PATTERNS FOR ONLY $19! This is an amazing deal, and is only available from today through Sunday, October 9.

MY GNOME MADE APRON PATTERN

My GNOME MADE APRON PATTERN is part of this bundle! I love this apron because you can sew one for each season, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. What a great gift!!! AND, they are so easy to sew! I finished mine in an afternoon, and that included sewing the ...

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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 16, 2022
Quilt pattern with star blocks from Pieced Brain

Quilt pattern with star blocks

This quilt pattern with star blocks will brighten your home or make a friend happy! Choose your favorite fabrics and get sewing!

Photo by American Quilter. Used with permission.

I love everything about my latest quilt called Market Star: the fabrics I chose, the borders, the whole design. The geometric lines are complemented by the floral and dots prints and lend a modern vibe to the quilt. Change the palette for a traditional piece that will add happiness to any decor.

Market Star measures 72″ x 72″, and the blocks finish at 9″ and 12″. It is perfect as a ...

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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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June 18, 2022
Bride and Groom Patterns from Made By Marney

Here’s my new go to gift for bridal showers and weddings…

The BRIDE AND GROOM POTHOLDERS are hot off my press and available to create all kinds of lovely gifts for newlyweds.

THE BRIDE paper pieced block has 3 tiny buttons that resemble flowers. I found them at Hobby Lobby. You could also use tiny silk flowers, or even embroider some tiny flowers with embroidery floss.

THE GROOM block has lots of small pieces, and is not recommended for a beginner paper piecer, but a really fun challenge for an intermediate.

I would love to see what you can ...

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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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May 13, 2022
What’s New? from Made By Marney

These are some of the new blocks I have been creating. Most of them were customer requests.

HAPPY PIT BULL

HAPPY PIT BULL is a rendition of a customer’s pet. Although pit bulls are not my favorite breed, I’m loving them more now that I have this sweetie. I love this image so much, I put it on the back of a shirt. No one will mess with me now.

SHELTIE BLOCK

This SHELTIE is Caroline’s pet named Skittles. Adorable!

MASTIFF BLOCK

This is a very serious dog, the MASTIFFF. And this is a sweetheart of a ...

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May 1, 2022
Sew Cute Baby Animals Book from Made By Marney

Is there a special child in your life? Mine too! Actually, quite a few of them, and I love to sew cute gifts for all of them! That’s why I created my newest book, SEW CUTE BABY ANIMALS.

SEW CUTE BABY ANIMALS

With 17 adorable mix and match baby animal images and 6 fun projects, this book will provide you lots of reasons to be creative.

Child Sized Quilt

Patterns for baby quilts, a diaper tote, catch-all container, bib, and burp cloth are all included.

Diaper Tote

Here are just a few of the cutest baby animals ever…all ...

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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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February 16, 2022
FIREFIGHTER BLOCKS AND MORE… from Made By Marney

At the request of one of my customers, I have designed some firefighter blocks.

FIRE TRUCK BLOCK

This FIRE TRUCK BLOCK could have a little face fussy cut into the window. Wouldn’t that be cute?

FIRE HYDRANT BLOCK

The FIRE HYDRANT BLOCK was so much fun to design!

FIREFIGHTER HELMET BLOCK

The FIREFIGHTER HELMET BLOCK can be personalized with any number, since I include applique numbers in the pattern.

Use all 3 blocks into a wall hanging for your firemen lover.

Here are 2 new sport gnomes…

SOCCER GNOME BLOCK

I was lucky to find this amazing ...

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January 23, 2022
Newest Gnomes from Made By Marney

Here are some new Gnomes that I designed for customers. You might like them too!

SKIING GNOME

SKIING GNOME is gosh darn cute as he tumbles down the ski slope! I am putting him on a pillow!

PIRATE GNOME
PIRATE SHIP

PIRATE GNOME and PIRATE SHIP can be used together as a pair of pillows, etc. or separately. They sure would look great in a kid’s room!

DOCTOR GNOME

I love “My Hero”, DOCTOR GNOME! With the stethoscope ready to use…this cute Doctor is ready to be heroic.

NURSE GNOME

NURSE GNOME is ready with the hypodermic! These ...

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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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December 7, 2021
CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRTS from Made By Marney

I designed these 2 paper pieced Christmas Tree Skirts for Quiltmaker and Quilting magazines, 2019. I am now allowed to offer the patterns for sale. There are 2 things that I love about these tree skirts. 1) They are both super cute! 2) They are both super easy!

LITTLE RED TRUCK TREE SKIRT

Who doesn’t love the red truck craze? This LITTLE RED TRUCK TREE SKIRT PATTERN reminds me of the truck we used on our farm back in the 1950s. I love this nostalgic pattern.

Wouldn’t it be adorable to paper piece photos of your kids in ...

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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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