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June 21, 2022
Scrap Buster Blocks: Bunting Remix from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s time for the next quilt block tutorial of Scrap Buster Blocks! This series features a different scrap-friendly quilt block tutorial every month that will help you use up your scraps and make some fun quilts along the way.

QUILT BLOCK TUTORIAL

Right here on my website, you’ll find the rotary cut instructions for making the 12″ quilt block (finished). If you have an AccuQuilt, you can find the AccuQuilt instructions on the AccuQuilt Australia blog to make the quilt blocks with any sized Qube set. Also on the AccuQuilt Australia blog, you will find a few ...

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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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June 7, 2022
Lobster Quilt Block from Expect Moore

Are you ready for Summer? Summer means the beach, and cook-outs, and for many of my friends, that means Lobster! If you

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June 2, 2022
Scrap Buster Blocks: Supernova from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s time for the next quilt block tutorial of Scrap Buster Blocks! This series features a different scrap-friendly quilt block tutorial every month that will help you use up your scraps and make some fun quilts along the way.

QUILT BLOCK TUTORIAL

Right here on my website, you’ll find the rotary cut instructions for making the 12″ quilt block (finished). If you have an AccuQuilt, you can find the AccuQuilt instructions on the AccuQuilt Australia blog to make the quilt blocks with any sized Qube set. Also on the AccuQuilt Australia blog, you will find a few ...

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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 3, 2022
Lady Bug Quilt Block from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share this Lady Bug Quilt Block with you! It is a simple pattern – great for a confident beginner – and who doesn’t love ladybugs? When I started thinking up ideas for this month’s “bug” theme, I just knew I wanted the ladybug! If you scroll down you’ll find links to […]

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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 17, 2022
Double Wedding Ring block from Charm About You


The Double Wedding Ring is a beautiful, traditional block that is associated with love, romance and of course marriage. For fabric lovers, this is such a fun block to play with, plan layouts and stitch! This is a bucket list block, one that all quilters will recognise and want to sew. It works wonderfully with either traditional or modern fabrics and is open to lots of variation within the pattern. I have made two blocks, one English Paper Pieced and one hand pieced (they are two different techniques) and will be demonstrating both methods in my upcoming online class. I ...

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WIP Wednesday #62: Make a Plus Sign Quilt Block with Crafty Gemini from Crafty Gemini

In this WIP Wednesday episode Vanessa will make a 6″ x 6″ plus sign quilt block from start to finish and share her patchwork tips! Tune in to learn how to prep and cut your fabric pieces accurately, how to sew a scant quarter inch seam allowance and more tips for quilt piecing precision!

• Download FREE PDF with plus sign quilt block cutting measurements: https://craftygemini.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Chunky-Plus-Sign-Quilt-Block-PDF.pdf

• Sign up for the newsletter to get reminders: https://craftygemini.com/newsletter/

• Learn to make the t-shirt Vanessa is wearing: https://craftygemini.com/op/westchestersewalong/

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March 7, 2022
Quilt Coat from Orphan Blocks from Expect Moore

I made a quilt coat from orphan blocks, and have gotten many questions about which pattern I used, the process I used for making it, and other construction details. I’m going to detail all my quilt coat making details here so that I can use them for reference if I want to make another Quilt […]

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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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February 1, 2022
Wedding Dress Quilt Block from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share this wedding dress quilt block with you! If you’re looking to make a sentimental quilt for a bride, or a wedding quilt, then this wedding dress quilt block is perfect. You can turn this wedding dress quilt block into all kinds of different items – such as a tote bag […]

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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 4, 2022
Chicken Quilt Block – Free Quilt Block from Expect Moore

If you’re making a barn quilt, farm quilt, or animal quilt, you’ll absolutely want to include a chicken quilt block in your quilt. And, nowadays, you’d want to include a chicken quilt block in a quilt with all your favorite pets! I have several friends and family members who keep chickens as pets – and […]

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December 28, 2021
2022 Fairy Duo - Leticia and Jolean from easypatchwork

Hi there! I am really excited to share with your the newest set of easypatchwork Paper Doll Fairy, Leticia and Jolean. This collection of fairies is made with 16" foundation paper pieced figures, a great size to get into paper piecing and create a throw pillow for a special person in your life.

The 2022 fairy, Leticia, was just too cute not to have her sister, Jolean, join in the celebration this year. Each one has her own style. You can even mix the heads, bodices and dresses from both figures to create more if you wish.


 

Leticia - 2022 Fairy ...

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December 7, 2021
Potholders Make Quick Gifts from Wedding Dress Blue

I needed a quick gift and a potholder seemed like a good idea. Plus, there was only a little of this cute sewing fabric.

You can use THIS tutorial, or just start with any 8″ block. I really like sawtooth stars.

And, before you know it, there is a gift. YAY!

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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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