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October 2, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Silly Jack Pumpkin! from Jacquelynne Steves

This guy is just goofy, isn’t he? I think you’ll have a lot of fun working on this Silly Jack Pumpkin Free Embroidery Pattern! What a cute pillow or trick-or-treat bag he would make… Print out the pattern for a fun coloring sheet for the kids. It would also be really great done with wool applique, then use embroidery to add the details.

Click here to download the free PDF pattern.

Getting creative with a pattern is something I LOVE to do- I love seeing how many different ways I can use it. That’s why I started ...

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September 30, 2019
Jolly Jack O Lanterns from Made By Marney

It’s my favorite time of year…I love decorating for Fall.

Fall Garland

I love these paper pieced Jack O Lanterns. They look so cute with my garland and wreath.

Jack O Lantern Table Topper

These jolly pumpkins are fun to sew.

My JACK O LANTERN TABLE TOPPER pattern is fun to make.

Look how cute the pumpkins would look with some of my other Halloween blocks…

My clever customer Sharon added my GHOST BLOCKS with a pumpkin for an adorable table runner!

FREE HALLOWEEN BLOCKS

Visit ETSY to find my FREE HALLOWEEN BLOCKS. Be aware that any item ...

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September 23, 2019
BABY SHARK QUILT from Made By Marney

What could be cuter than a baby shark. Since sharks are all the rage, how about 3 sharks?

Baby Shark Quilt

This is such a super simple baby quilt, that can be assembled easily in a weekend.

Baby Shark

Yes, those teeth are created with rick rack. If your “baby” is under 2 years old, you may want to create the eyes with appliqued fabric rather than my favorite eyes done with buttons.

SHARK ATTACK QUILT

This is my son’s favorite quilt, SHARK ATTACK.

Six funky little sharks! Again, the teeth are made from rick rack and the eyes ...

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September 17, 2019
Free Quilted Owl Wall Hanging Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

I love this little fall project- you can easily make it in an afternoon! Doing machine applique around the owl silhouettes is very simple because it’s all one piece- but since this is a wall hanging that probably won’t be washed, you could use a heavier weight fusible web (such as HeatNBond Ultrahold by Thermoweb) and skip the machine applique all together. Also, if you don’t have burlap or linen fabric, you could substitute any fabric for the bottom of the wall hanging.

You can click here for a printable PDF of the instructions and the owl ...

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September 16, 2019
Witch Witch is Witch? from Made By Marney

What’s more fun than witchy-poos? I’ve just finished a new paper pieced witch block to add to my collection. I love designing Halloween images, so I am having a lot of fun this month.

GLINDA THE WITCH

GLINDA THE WITCH is my newest Halloween design. I have 3 more witch faces that would make a super cute table runner…

Witchy Table Runner

These 4 witches are so fun to paper piece.

HAPPY WITCH
BEWITCHED
TOOTHY WITCH

Here are the cutest projects ever made by my customers using my paper pieced Halloween blocks.

Trick or Treat Sacks made by ...

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September 5, 2019
Row-A-Long 2019 and FREE PATTERNS from Made By Marney

It’s finally here…Row-A-Long 2019, ONCE UPON A STORY. Many thanks to Marian Pena, from Seams To Be Sew, for organizing this awesome event each year. Please visit her site to read the guidelines for our give-aways. And, it’s always great to get FREE PATTERNS.

Starting September 3, you can HOP along with our Row Along. Each day designers will be giving FREE patterns for rows that could be used in quilts, table runners, place mats, etc. Each row correlates to a story or fairy tale.

Click to see lots more GIVE-AWAYS. And, hang with me til the ...

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August 29, 2019
Paper Pieced Desert Collection from Made By Marney

There is a sweet quilt shop in Mesa, Arizona called Mad B’s. They contacted me for some desert designs. Here’s what I came up with…

CACTUS 1

All paper pieced blocks are 8″x 8″ unfinished.

CACTUS 2

CACTUS 3

CATTLE SKULL

These blocks are available individually, or can be purchased in a bundle on Etsy.

DESERT COLLECTION

Start getting excited for our 2019 ROW-ALONG, starting on Tuesday, September 3.

All rows will pertain to fairy tales and stories and ALL are FREE downloads. Plus, this year there is a lovely variety of row sizes. The schedule is ...

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August 27, 2019
20 FREE Fall Projects To Quilt, Sew & Embroider from Jacquelynne Steves

If you were to ask me what my favorite season is, I would say Fall is in my top 2. Fall puts me in the mood for cool-weather projects and colors, a cup of hot tea and a piece of freshly baked apple pie. In fact, I think the majority of people name Autumn (or "Fall," for those of us in North America) as their favorite season! It's definitely a season of "comfort"- comfortable clothes, comfort food, and of course, cozy comfortable quilts! If you love Fall, you're going to love these projects that we have gathered for ...

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August 21, 2019
Playtime Pals from Kim Hanson Quilts

In 2013, I blogged about a quilt pattern designed by my all-time favourite designer, Mary Engelbreit. It was called “Playtime Pals”. I originally made a quilt from this pattern for my baby daughter, Shawna in 1982. It lay on her single bed once she graduated from her crib. She slept covered by it every single night. It was washed a million times, used to make forts in the living room and became an outdoor picnic blanket when the need arose. After ten years or so, after having been dragged everywhere, it was tattered and torn, reduced to a few pieces ...

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August 12, 2019
Paris Collection from Made By Marney

These 3 new paper pieced blocks were designed for a sweet customer who needed some Paris images.

Eiffel Tower

This EIFFEL TOWER paper pieced block measures 7 1/2″x 7 1/2″.

FIFI

The FIFI block is super cute and ready to be sewn into an adorable pillow, perhaps.

Tiara

I love this sweet TIARA block. These 3 blocks are my Paris Collection. Use them in pillows, wall hangings or quilts.

King Charles

My customer Kelly shared this photo. She used my KING CHARLES block to create this piece of art work. This is some major paper piecing fun ...

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August 7, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Tomato Pin Cushion! from Jacquelynne Steves

There's nothing more classic than a tomato pin cushion, is there?? Both of my grandmothers had one- I still have the one that belonged to my paternal grandmother, and I even left her needles and pins in it exactly as she left them the last time she used it. You could make so many cute projects with this Tomato Pin Cushion Free Embroidery pattern! How about a sewing tote? Or a mug rug for a quilt-y friend? A wall hanging for your sewing room? Click here to download the free PDF pattern. Getting creative with a pattern is something ...

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July 22, 2019
Christmas Cats In July from Made By Marney

Welcome to my 12 Days of Christmas in July web post. Thanks to Sarah Craig at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for organizing such a delightful Blog Hop. Join us from July 14 through 25 as we share clever Christmas ideas with you.

If you are at all familiar with my paper pieced designs, you know that I love designing animal images for quilts, table runners, pillows, etc. Some of my customers have been asking for paper pieced Christmas cats. I thought this would be a great time to share my newest table runner: CHRISTMAS CATS. This pattern is available ...

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July 13, 2019
Learn to Paper Piece with Marney from Made By Marney

This is an opportunity for anyone living in the Two Rivers, Wisconsin area. Sarah Gallagher, owner of the The Quilt Shop of Two Rivers, is sponsoring a paper piecing class featuring little ole’ me as the teacher. The class will be held at her shop on Saturday, August 3 from 9am-3pm.

Link HERE for the class information. What a great chance to share a day of fun and learning with me. Can’t wait!

We will learn how to paper piece a Simple Block and a Combination Block. Once you master these two skills, the sky’s the limit. You ...

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July 3, 2019
Magazine Articles from Made By Marney

Watch for Made By Marney patterns in these summer magazines.

EASY QUILTS, Summer 2019

My Easy Peasy Posie quilt pattern is in EASY QUILTS, Summer 2019.

Easy Peasy Posie Quilt

I love this super simple paper pieced pattern. Using all pinks, I went for a monochromatic look on my sample. The giant rick rack sewn over the border seam adds a fresh, summery look.

Quiltmaker, July/August 2019

My Soaring Heights wall hanging pattern is in this issue of Quiltmaker, July/August 2019.

Soaring Heights

This very patriotic wall hanging has waving stripes to compliment that soaring paper pieced eagle ...

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June 19, 2019
Free Summer Couture Embroidery Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Do you have any special memories associated with Summer?   One my favorite and most precious memories is the adorable sun dresses and accessories, like matching pocketbooks, that my Grandmother and Mother would sew for me. I can still remember sitting in my Grandmother's sewing room, watching her cut and sew the patterns. You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would be great on a tea towel, or so sweet as an embroidered embelleshment on a little girl's dress or pocketbook. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine ...

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Camping/Glamping from Made By Marney

My sweet customer Julie suggested I design some paper pieced Camping/Glamping blocks. I’m not so clear on the “glamping”, but the “camping” suggestion was spot on, especially with summer just starting.

I decided that 9 blocks would be the best. Nine is enough for a quilt, but customers could also just purchase 1 or 2 blocks for smaller projects. The 9 designs are CAMP TENT, CAMP FIRE, PICNIC TABLE, VINTAGE CAMPER, CANOE, OUT HOUSE, BEAR FISHING, HOWLING WOLF, and FIRE UP THE GRILL.

CAMP TENT
CAMP FIRE
PICNIC TABLE
VINTAGE CAMPER
CANOE
OUTHOUSE
BEAR FISHING
HOWLING WOLF
FIRE ...

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June 7, 2019
Furry Friends from Made By Marney from Made By Marney

Two more adorable pups have been added to my paper pieced dog block collection. Betty sent me photos of her sweet AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD to inspire me to create this new dog block.

Australian Shepherd

Here is a side by side comparison photo of my block and Betty’s pup.

I love how expressive he turned out! Find the pattern HERE on Etsy.

It was also brought to my attention that I did not have an IRISH SETTER in the collection.

Irish Setter

Making an image that has wavy or curly hair is very difficult in paper piecing. It is all ...

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June 6, 2019
Strawberry Lemonade Table Runner Free Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Here is a sweet little project for you! While designing this project, I decided that pink and yellow is my new favorite color combination! Isn’t it perfect for summer or spring? I remember as a kid, that the unofficial kick-off of the summer season was going to a local “pick-your-own” field to harvest baskets & baskets of strawberries. Then we would come home and eat strawberries til they were coming out of our ears, and Mom and Grandmom would make strawberry jam. Those fond summer memories are brought back with this fun, refreshing project. Read More

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May 28, 2019
Paper Pieced! from Made By Marney

Last week I had so much fun paper piecing with the Village Quilters of Lake Bluff, Illinois.

Such a lovely group of quilters! It is inspiring being with friends who love to paper piece as much as I do. When I returned home, I was motivated to do more designing.

Carol, a customer from the West Bend Quilt Guild asked me create a set of blocks that would work for a special child who loves Paris. We brainstormed a bit about things that might work for the “Parisian Collection”.

Eiffel Tower Block

The EIFFEL TOWER is one of the images ...

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May 23, 2019
Pinwheel Pin Cushion & Mini Pillow Tutorial from Jacquelynne Steves

Hi Friends!! Isn't this pin wheel pin cushion adorable! I made the pin cushion (4" square), and had so much fun that I decided to make a larger one to use for a mini (9") pillow! They were really, really quick to make, too, because I used precut fabrics. Just use mini charm packs for the pin cushion, or a regular charm pack for the little pillow. There is a fun folding technique to make the double pinwheel design- but don't worry, it's pretty easy, and if your points in the center don't match up exactly ...

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