American Glory


Hello! I am Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork.  I am so thrilled to be sharing another Moda Bake Shop project with you.

My inspiration for American Glory comes from my love of anything red. I wanted to create a simple, modern quilt that draws its roots from traditional quilt blocks. I hope you enjoy American Glory, my modern version of the American flag.

1 Bella Solid Layer Cake – Red (sku# 9900LC-16)

1 Bella Solid Layer Cake – White (sku #9900LC-11)

3/4 Yard of blue floral fabric from Clermont Farms (sku # 14680-11)

1/2 Yards of red stripe fabric for binding from Clermont Farms (sku # 14683-11)

2 1/2 Yards of fabric for backing

Cutting Instructions:
 
From (18)  Bella Solid White 10″ X 10″ Squares, cut:
  • (2) 3 1/2″ X 10″ strips.
  • Sub-cut each strip into (1) 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″  rectangle.

From (18) Bella Solid White 10″ X 10″ Squares, cut:
  • (2) 3 1/2″ X 10″ strip. Sub-cut each strip into (2) 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares.
  
From the remaining Bella Solid White 10″ X 10″ squares, cut:
  • (2) 3 7/8″ X 10″ strips. Sub-cut each strip into (2) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares.

From the Bella Solid White, you will need a total of:
  • (36) 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangles
  • (72) 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares
  • (18) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares
From (18) Bella Solid Red 10″ X 10″ Squares, cut:
  • (1) 3 1/2″ X 10 ” strip. Sub-cut the strip into (1) 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangle.
  • (1) 3 7/8″ X 10″ strip. Sub-cut the strip into (2) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares.

From the Bella Solid Red, you will need:
  • (18) 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangles
  • (18) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares 
From the Blue Floral Fabric, cut:
  • (18) 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares
  • (36) 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares  

Block Construction:
Note: All seams are sewn with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press all seams in the direction of the arrow.
Block A
Step 1:
  • You will be using the red and white 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangles.
  • With Right Sides Together (RST), layer a white 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangle on top of a red 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangle.
  • Sew the rectangles together. Press the block open in the direction of the arrow.

Step 2:
  • With RST, layer a white 3 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ rectangle on top of the red end of the block that you created above.
  • Sew the rectangles together. Press the block open in the direction of the arrow.

Block A should measure 9 1/2″ X 9 1/2″.
Repeat and make a total of (18) Block A.

Block B

Step 1:

  • Lay your ruler from corner to corner on the RED 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ square.
Step 2:
  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the red 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ square.

Step 3:
  • With Right Sides Together (RST), layer a red 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ square on top of a blue floral 3 7/8″ X  3 7/8″ square .

Step 4:

  • Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch on both sides of the diagonal line.
Step 5:
  • Place your ruler on the diagonal line.

Step 6:
  • Cut on the diagonal line. This will yield two separate triangles.
Step 7:
  • Press the block open toward the red fabric.
  • Trim the block to 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ square
Step 8:
  • Repeat steps 1-7 for the remaining red 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares.
  • Then repeat steps 1 -7 using the white 3 7/8″ X 3 7/8″ squares.
You will need a total of:
  • (36) white/blue floral 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares.
  • (36) red/blue floral 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ squares.
Step 9:
  • Lay out the pieces as shown.
  • First join the pieces into rows following the diagram. Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.
Step 10:
  • Join the rows together to complete the block.
  • Press the seams in the direction of the arrows.
Block B should measure 9 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ square.
Repeat and make a total of (18)  91/2″ X 9 1/2″ star blocks.

You are now ready to construct the quilt top.

  • Lay out the blocks into 6 row of (6) 9 1/2″ X 9 1/2″ blocks.
  • Alternate the stripe and star blocks.
  • Sew the blocks together make each row. Press the blocks to one side or press the seams open.
  • Sew the 6 rows together to complete the quilt top.
  • (1) American Glory Quilt
  • 54″ X 54″
Here is another color option for my American Glory quilt:
I hope that my American Glory quilt inspires you to make your own simple version. I can just imagine a taking this quilt on a picnic. It would even make a great gift for a military service member.
Have fun creating your own American Glory!
Stefanie Roman
Little Lady Patchwork

Happy Camper Quilt or Quilted Tablecloth




I recently “inherited” this tablecloth from my Great Aunt. It’s a simple tablecloth with ric rac trim that she would put out during BBQ’s at their home and on Picnics. Everyone in attendance would sign and she would later embroider each signature. Such a great idea! It inspired me to make my own version into a quilt. Don’t ya love it! It’s SUPER SIMPLE and will be so fun to have our friends and family sign it when we get together for our Camping Trips.
The Ingredients are simple and so are the Instructions, so let’s go!


1 Jelly Roll 2 Yards of fabric for the front
3 yards of fabric for the back
Jelly Roll Strips and Nine Patch pieces left over are used for the binding

Batting

1. Make 40-42 Nine Patch blocks

Making Nine Patch blocks is easy peasy.
a. Cut your Jelly Roll Strips in half.
b. You will need 2 strips of one fabric and 1 strip of a coordinating fabric for each set.
c. Sew strips together as shown below:
d. Cut sewn strips 2 1/2″ wide as shown in photo below:

e. You’ll end up with something like this:
f. Sew 2 1/2″ wide pieces together as shown in photo below:

g. Tah Dah! A Nine Patch block. You’ll need 40-42 blocks.
2. Sew 2 strips of 11 or 12 -Nine Patch blocks each.
3. Sew 2 strips of 9 – Nine Patch blocks
each.


Sew long strip(s) to long sides of front piece first.
Then sew shorter strip(s) to ends of front piece, matching Nine Patch blocks at ends.
(see photo):
Depending on your seams, and the actual length and width of your front piece, will depend whether you use 11 or 12 blocks on each long end. You’ll have to measure and do a little math.

Put top, batting and backing together and quilt as desired {I did a big grid first (to leave room for signing names) and then extra quilting on the borders}.

Use your left over strips and Nine Patch pieces and sew together end to end to create a binding. I usually do a 2 1/4″ binding. But I just left the pieced binding at 2 1/2″ and it turned out rather nicely.

Bind as desired and you’re all done! Enjoy!


1 Quilt or Quilted Tablecloth! Your Choice. Finished size is approx. 54″ x 84″

Happy Camping from Jodi at Pleasant Home!

Clermont Farms Quilted Tote Bag

This Americana themed, multipurpose tote is suitable for the pool, the green market, or a fun day trip.

1 Clermont Farms Jelly Roll by Minick & Simpson
1 yard Clermont Farms solid navy
1 yard cotton batting

Front Panel

Step 1: Cut Squares 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Choose four strips of fabric from the jelly roll. I used the dark blue paisley, the white and blue tossed plums, the blue with white sprays of flowers, and the dark blue lattice with roses. The fabric width is already 2 ½”, so simply lay out each strip on your cutting board, measure out 2 ½” across the length, and cut away.

Using my patterns, cut 12 squares of the dark blue paisley, 12 squares of the white and blue tossed plums, 6 squares of the blue with white sprays of flowers, and 6 squares of the dark blue lattice with roses.

Step 2: Layout Your Panel

Step 3: Sew the Squares Together

Sew right sides of two squares together using a ¼” seam allowance. You can chain piece if you like. Use a dry iron or finger press your seam allowances to the darker side. Keep the layout photo as a handy reminder. Sometimes distractions come up and those tiny squares get jumbled up.

Now sew the completed set of two squares into blocks of four. Make sure your seams interlock. I rub my fingers together over the joining seam prior to sewing. If they are locked in, you will be able to feel a smooth connection. Gently pull the two pieces apart to see if the join is locked. The locked joins will yield a sharp intersecting point on the face. Again press the seams to one side after finishing.

Join the three sets of blocks across into three rows. Press the seams to one side for each row.

Finally, join the three rows together. It is a good idea to pin the joins for the final row of sewing to keep the intersections aligned.

Voila! The Front Panel is complete.

Step 4: Add a Border

Measure the length of the left side of your panel (mine was 12 ½”), and cut a solid red strip from the jelly roll the same size. Now cut the strip in half lengthwise. I ended up with two strips measuring 12 ½” x 1 ¼”. With right sides together, sew the left and right borders to your panel. Now repeat these steps for the top and bottom borders of your panel.

Back Panel

Repeat the steps for the front panel to create your back panel. I chose different fabrics, and used the lighter blue paisley, the white and blue tossed miniatures, the light blue and white rose, the lighter blue lattice with roses, and solid cream for the border. Cut 12 squares of the paisley, 12 squares of the miniatures, 6 squares of the roses, and 6 squares of the lattice.

Here is the layout for the Back Panel.

Side Panels

Measure the sides of your front and back panels. They should be approximately the same size, but no worries if they are a bit off, we are going to trim the pieces before construction.

For each side, choose four strips of fabric from the jelly roll, and cut to the larger measurement (better too big than too small). The fabrics I chose are pictured. Straight stitch these four strips together to create the side panel. Repeat these steps to create your second side panel. I chose to use the red paisley and the tossed plum on beige for both. The variation is in the colors of the blue and white roses and lattice with roses. In one panel I used the lighter blue and in the other the darker.

Side Panel One

Side Panel Two

Bottom Panel

Measure the bottom of your front and back panels. Choose four strips of fabric, cut to the larger measurement, and straight stitch together. Pictured are my selections.

Quilting

Now the fun begins!

We are going to treat each of the five panels as if they are mini quilts. Cut a piece of the 1 yard of solid navy so that it is 1” larger on all sides of your first panel to be quilted. Then cut a piece of cotton batting the same size. Make a quilt sandwich by positioning your solid navy face down on your mat, followed by the batting and the panel face up. Secure your sandwich with pins. Quilt your panel as you like. I used a simple “stitch in the ditch” approach with each panel. Sandwich and quilt the rest of your panels.

After you finish quilting, trim up each panel. This is the point where you can ensure the pieces are all the same size.

Binding

Decide which edge you would like to be the top of your front, back, and side panels because we are about to give them a nice finish. Measure the top of the panel you are working on and cut a piece of solid navy to fit its width. My first panel measured 13 ½”, so I cut a strip 13 ½” x 2 ½”. Now press that strip in half, and sew the raw edge to the raw edge of the panel like a quilt binding. After adding the binding, turn the strip and hand stitch binding to the back lining. Repeat for the three remaining panels. The bottom panel does not need to be bound because it will be sewn to the body of the tote bag on all four sides.

Handles

Cut two strips of solid navy to 21” x 4”. This will yield a handle approximately 8” in height from the top of the bag. Fold each strip in half lengthwise and press. Open up each strip and fold the sides to meet in the middle. The pressed fold will help to gauge the center.

Cut two strips of batting to 21” x 1” and tuck it inside flush against one side. Sew the open side closed. To keep it balanced in appearance, sew another line down the opposite side.

Measure 3” from each end of the top front and top back panels. Pin the handle so the end of the handle meets the bottom of the solid border. Make sure the handles are not twisted prior to sewing. Simply hold it up and you will see if it is not correct. Using a “stitch box”, sew each handle to the top of your panel.

Construction

We are going to put the bag together using a binding to join and hide the exposed seams. Choose eight strips from the jelly roll, or use solid navy if you want the inside of the tote bag to be all one color.

(Before continuing read “Option” at the end of the instructions. It may be of interest.)

Start by sewing the front panel to the bottom panel. Measure the edge of the bottom panel lengthwise. Cut a binding strip the measure length by 2 ½”. Press the strip in half. Sew it to the edge of the bottom panel. Place the bottom panel on top of the front panel with the sewn binding on the bottom.

Turn the two panels over so the lining side of the front panel is now facing you. Reach under and turn the binding around to the lining side of the front panel. Pin the binding to the lining side for sewing.

Sew both pieces together on the lining side. Take your time and make sure you are sewing through both panels.

When you finish and open it up, you will see that the two panels are now joined and the seam is covered by the binding.

Now assemble the back panel to the bottom using the same procedure.

Pictured is the front panel attached to the bottom with the back panel ready to be assembled.

Next add the two side panels.

We are almost done. Take a breath, you are doing great!

Now it is time to make this guy into a real tote. In order to sew the side seams to the bottom, twist the side panel and place it on the one side of the bottom panel. Add the binding as you did before. You will be constructing the balance of the seams working in a clockwise fashion.

After all of the pieces are joined with seams your new tote is done. Your tote is completely washable. Since it is quilted, each wash will enhance your design.

Option

If you would like your bag to stand up in a more uniform manner, add the seams to the outside of the panels instead of the inside. The photo shows the bag inside out. You will see it stands up proud and tall. By adding the seams to the outside, the bad is able to stand on its own. The seams on the inside give the face side a clean look. You are the designer. It is all up to you.

1 tote bag. Measures 13”W x 13”H (excluding handles) x 7”D. Machine washable.

Glenn Dragone
http://yarnneedle.blogspot.com

Back To School Grommet Bag


  • (28) 5” charm squares  (we used Fresh Cottons: Hushabye was used for instruction photos)
  • ⅝ yd lining fabric
  • ⅓ yd straps fabric
  • (1) 20” x 33” piece of batting
  • 1 yd woven interfacing
  • (8) 1” grommets (we used Dritz curtain grommets, no tools needed)


Sewing the outer bag:

1. Sew 7 rows of 4 charm squares. Press rows in opposite directions. Sew rows together as desired to create outer bag unit.

2. Place batting down and put pieced outer bag unit (wrong side down) on batting.

3. Quilt as desired. Trim to 18” x 31 1/2”.

4. From lining fabric, cut (1) 18” x 31 1/2″ rectangle.
5. With right sides together match one of the 31 1/2” sides of the lining and quilted rectangles. Sew using a ½” seam allowance. Press seam toward lining.
6. Fold lengthwise in half as shown. Pin all 3 sides. Using a ½” seam allowance, sew all 3 sides leaving about 4” of the lining section unsewn for turning.
7. Trim corners being careful not to cut through stitching. Turn right side out through 4” opening in lining and poke out corners.
8. Stitch the lining opening closed. Push the lining into the quilted section of bag.
9. Press the top edge of bag and topstitch ⅛”and ¼” from the top edge of bag.
Attaching the grommets:
1. On left side of bag, mark 2” down from top edge of bag and 1 ¼” from side of bag. Then mark 3 ½” from 1 ¼” mark. Repeat marks for right side of bag.
2. Repeat step 1 for other side of bag. You will now have 8 grommet placement marks.

3. Position the template provided with the grommets over the center marks and trace in the slots. Cut out the holes for each grommet on the traced lines.

4. Place the raised center of a grommet in each hole from the right side.
5. Position the pronged side of each grommet over each raised grommet and press down to secure.

Making the Straps:

From the straps fabric and woven interfacing cut:

(2) 5” x 36” strips

1. Fuse the woven interfacing to each strap strip.

2. Fold strap long side in half RST. Stitch using a ¼” seam allowance starting at short end, leaving about 4” opening for turning (along long side) and ending at shut end. Clip short end corners and turn right side out.

3. Top stitch all the way around strap being sure to close opening.

4. Thread one strap through the 4 grommet holes on one side of the bag. Repeat for the other side.

5. Tie ends of the two straps together.

Enjoy your grommet bag!!!
Hey ya’ll I hope you like our Grommet Bag….they are addicting and super easy to make! 

* 2 Charm Packs will make 3 bags!
* You can always add pockets to the insde with left over charm squares!!
* These make great gifts!

Jamie Mueller
{www.jamiemueller.blogspot.com}

Pure Baby Boy



This simple, modern baby quilt uses just one jelly roll and 1 3/4 yards fabric and is put together with a strip piecing technique, making it both affordable and quick to finish. I’m thrilled to be posting my first design with Moda Bake Shop, and I hope you’ll enjoy it!

To see more of my work, please stop by my blog sometime at http://www.teaginnydesigns.blogspot.com/ or my etsy shop http://www.teaginnydesigns.etsy.com/

Thanks!

1 Pure Jelly Roll
3/4 yard of binding fabric, I used 5436 16
1 yard Moda Bella Solids in White
Crib sized batting

Step One

Cut:
2 strips from your binding fabric of 1.5 x 42.5 inches
1 strip 7.5 x 42.5 white
1 strip 15.5 x 42.5 white
Cut the remaining white in half horizontally. My two strips ended up being 6.75 x 44 inches.

Select 24 jelly roll strips for the top of your quilt. Cut them in half vertically, resulting in two strips 2.5 x 22. I just snipped along the crease the fabrics will have from being folded in the jelly roll. Set aside half of each jelly roll strip for another project.

Reserve remaining 16 strips, whole, for the backing of the quilt.

Step 2
Group your 24 half jelly roll strips into four sets of six. Try to get a good mix of colors and patterns in each set.
Step Three
Sew together six strips. Press seams open. Repeat for all four sets of six.Step Four
After squaring up the edge of the stripset, cut 2.5 inch strips. You will need five strips each from three of your stripsets (15 in all) and six from one stripset, totaling 21 strips.Step Five
Lay out your stripsets in a way that pleases you and sew the strips together to result in a rectangle that is 6 squares wide by 21 squares long. Press seams open.Step Six
Join the two pieces of the fabric you cut earlier into 1.5 inch wide strips to either side of your squares for the front of the quilt. Press seams open.

Then join the 7.5 inch wide strip of white onto the left side of the squares and the 15.5 inch strip of white to the right side of the squares. Press seams open. You’ve completed the quilt top!

Step Seven
Sew together the 16 strips you reserved for the back. Press seams open. Sew the remaining white strips to the top and bottom of this stripset. Press seams open. Now the back is done, and you’re ready to make your quilt sandwich and baste.
Note: this makes a back that is wider than the top by the usual amount, but is only about 1 inch longer on the top and bottom. If you prefer more overhang, you have enough fabric for the binding to cut and add one or two 2.5 inch strips to the back when you are making the stripset. I had no problem with just the inch overhang at top and bottom.
Step Eight
Quilt as desired and bind. I quilted it with straight lines about .5 inch apart using white thread. My binding was 2.5 inch double fold binding.
36 x 42 inch baby quilt. You can also easily make some coordinating baby accessories from the stripset trimmings. I made a bib and a burp cloth – perfect for shower gifts.

Snowflakes are Falling


Hi again! It’s Natalia from Piece N Quilt. I am so excited about this new Christmas quilt. Even though I pieced and quilted the whole thing while it was 100 degrees outside, it still makes me excited for Christmas. Don’t forget to stop by my blog and my online quilt shop where kits and Fruitcake materials are available.
 
1 Fruitcake Layer Cake
Kits are available @ Piece N Quilt
Start by cutting 168 – 4 1/2″ squares.
Now take your 4 1/2″ squares and draw a diagonal line across them. As shown in the image above.
Snowball all 42 of your layer cake squares. Sew across that diagonal line.
After you’ve sewn across that diagonal line you will trim the excess material away. As shown in the image above.
Now press the block. You should have 42 blocks that look like the above block.
From the white material you will cut 18 – 1″x width strips.
Now cut those strips into 4″x1″ strips.
You will now create the point for your snowflakes.
As shown in the image above, cut a diagonal line.
Cut another diagonal line in the opposite direction to create a point.
Using our starch applique tutorial , applique the points onto the 42 layer cake blocks as shown in the image above.

Using the white grunge material, set your blocks using 1 1/2″ sashing. Arrange the blocks 7 across by 6. Refer to the picture below.
Aadd a 3 1/2″ strip off Avalanche grunge material to the top of your quilt.
Then add a 9″ strip of the Fruitcake Sugar Cookies material to the top.
Now quilt, bind and enjoy all winter long.
I like to add coordinating pillowcases to my quilts. Use our pillow case tutorial on my blog to make these darling Christmas pillowcases.
1- 72 1/2″x74″ Snowflakes are Falling quilt.

Thanks again! You can save 10% off your total purchase @ Piece N Quilt when you use discount code “modabakehop”.

Film Strip

Hi there! I’m Cara from CaraQuilts and I’ve got a great pattern for you all today! Film Strip will work with any fabric line, and any solid or contrasting color can be used in place of the black. I think this would be very striking in any of the new Batiks Moda is coming out with soon. And of course, I love it in Prayer Flag!

Leah at Burgundy Buttons is offering a kit!

I’ve done a scrappy look, using all of the colors in the line, but this could also be done in just 3 color groups, the teal, lemon, and coral would give you a warm feel, the grass, aqua, and white would result in a cooler, beachy feel.


1 Jelly Roll and 1 Layer Cake in Prayer Flag
1 Bella Solid Jelly Roll in black, or 2 yards.
1/2 yard Bella Solid Black for binding.


Cutting

Pick 14 layer cake squares for the film “frames”. Trim each to an 8½” square.
Separate 21 Jelly Roll strips and trim (2) 19” x 2½” from each strip. Or, use all 40 and have (1) 19” x 2½”strip from all but 2 strips which you will cut (2)19” x 2½”strips.
Regardless, a total of (42) 19” x 2½” strips are needed.
Separate 3 Bella Solids black jelly roll strips and trim them to make (12) 8½”x2½” strips.
Sewing

Take 22 Bella Solid strips and join them into (11) long strips using the flip and stitch method. Place strips right sides together at a 90 degree angle and stitch from one corner to the other.  Open and press well. Trim to a ¼” seam allowance.

These will be referred to as the long black strips. Set aside for now.

Starting with the “frames”(8 ½” squares), sash 8 of them on two opposing sides with the 8½”x2½” strips, and the remaining 6 on just one side. Join these into 3 sets: 2 with 5 frames and 1 with 4.

x2

x1

   Using the jelly roll strips, make 2 strip sets with 21 strips each. If you can, alternate direction when sewing strips together to avoid stretching. Press all in one direction. Trim the sides so the sets are 18 3/4″ wide.

 

Take the 4 frames section and measure its length. Attach one Bella Solids black strip along each side.

Now it’s time to start putting everything together.  Layout the two strip sets with the 4 frames section.

Press towards the center.

Take 6 of the long black strips and stitch together lengthwise into pairs. These are the wide long black strips and should be 4 1/2″ wide.
Take the 5 frames sections and attach one wide long strip to the top and one to the bottom of the each of the 5 frame sections and press.
Stitch one 5 frame section to the bottom and one to the top of the center section. Press.
Measure the length of the quilt. Cut the remaining wide long black strips to this length. Stitch one to each side of the top. Press towards the strips.

And now for the most loved and hated words in every quilt pattern…Baste, Quilt and Bind!

One 56 1/2″ x 74″ quilt ready for cuddling under while watching your favorite movie!

Cara
CaraQuilts

PS Be sure to check out my blog for a giveaway, and for ideas for the left over fabrics!