Heart Garden Quilt

Hello everyone! It’s Ellie from CraftSewCreate! To celebrate Valentine’s Day I thought I’d bring you a tutorial on my Heart Garden Quilt. This quilt actually has a story. If you’d like to know more on why I created it, click here. It was made with the idea that love will always grow and our hearts are bound forever. I hope that you can make it for someone special in your life or as a fun way to celebrate the holiday.

One Layer Cake (I used Giddy by Sandy Gervais)
1/2 yard red fabric for inner border
1 1/4 yards pink fabric for outer border
3/4 yards blue fabric for binding
4 yards backing fabric (I used 60″ minky)
82″ x 68″ batting
2 pkgs. Wright’s medium rick rack in Mediterranean
2 pkgs. Wright’s jumbo rick rack in Mediterranean
Fusible web (like Heat ‘n Bond Light or Steam – a – Seam 2 Lite)

Seam allowances are 1/4″.

Step 1: Divide your Layer Cake into 8 sets of 5. Each set should be of similar color. With the Giddy set I was able to get two pink sets, one aqua set, one red set, one brown set and 3 cream sets. Set aside the red set for your heart appliques. The brown set I used for the “dirt”.

Step 2: Take each set of five and piece them together in a row until you have 7 rows of 5 sewn together.

Step 3: Using your rotary cutter, cut each of the rows in half so you have two 5″ rows for each set. Next you will cut some of those halves in half again.

I used one aqua row, one pink row and one cream row and made two, 2 1/2″ rows from each 5″ row. So you should have:

2 – 5″ brown rows
2 – 2 1/2″ aqua rows
1 – 5″ aqua row
3 – 5″ pink rows
2 – 21/2″ pink rows
4 – 5″ cream rows
2 – 2 1/2″ cream rows

Are you with me? Whew!

Now, line up the rows for stitching together. Flip some of the rows the other direction to break up the fabric and colors. And break up the 5″ and 2 1/2″ rows for visual interest. I placed the brown rows on the bottom for the “dirt”.

Actually for one bottom “dirt” row ended up ripping out the middle seam and flipping the blocks and then restitching so the would be more diverse.

Step 4: Stitch the rows together. Make sure you are matching the seams and pin, pin, pin! Did I mention pin?

Step 5: Press your seams. I like to press mine open. You may be tempted to skip this step, don’t! You’ll be far happier with your quilt if you do.

Step 6: Take the red Layer Cake squares that you set aside. Using the heart patterns found in the Printer Friendly Version at the bottom of the post, cut out the hearts according to the directions on the pattern. You should be able to cut one large and one small heart from each of the 5 squares. Place your hearts on the quilt to your liking.

Step 7: Add your rick rack “stems”. Use the jumbo rick rack on your large hearts the the medium rick rack on your smaller hearts. Place some of them straight, some curvy, whatever looks best to you. Pin them onto the quilt. Where the stems reach the dirt you will have to pick out the stitching, pull the rick rack through and then restitch the seam.

Step 8: When you have everything where you want it, Use your fabric applique medium (I like Lite Steam-a-Seam 2) and iron the hearts onto the quilt. Make sure end your “stems” are under the hearts.

Step 9: Stitch a seam down the middle of each stem to adhere to the quilt. Then using a blanket stitch or straight stitch, applique around each heart.

Step 10: Add your borders! Cut your red inner border fabric into 2 1/2″ strips. You will need to make two 62″ x 2 1/2″ strips and two 52 1/2″ x 2 1/2″strips. Add the 62″ side borders first, then add the 52 1/2″ borders to the top and bottom.

Cut your pink outer border fabric into 6″ strips. You will need to make two 66 1/2″ x 6″ strips and two 64″ x 6″ strips. Attach your side 66 1/2″ strips first, then add the 64″ strips to the top and bottom.
You did it!

Now you just need to baste:


I did a loopy loop stipple.
 For the border I used a double heart pattern.
And bind!

The cozy minky back. I used one of the heart patterns and the pink border fabric to make a quilt tag.

One beautiful Heart Garden that measures approx. 77 1/2″x 64″.

Ellie Roberts

Convertible Crib Quilt

Hi everyone! I am Patty from Patty Trends! I am very excited today to share this beautiful convertible crib quilt tutorial here on the Moda Bake Shop!
When my little girl was about 19 months old, she managed to jump out of her crib… yes, she did it that young! This situation had me rushing to convert her crib into a toddler bed because I was concerned she would try climbing out again and get seriously injured. My little girl is 22 months old now and she actually has loved her “new” bed and sleeps pretty well. Since I am planning on having her sleep in the crib for a little while {at least until we have another baby}, I decided to make a quilt for her that would fit perfectly on the convertible crib.

So here is a tutorial on how to make a toddler quilt if you would like to make one for your kids or give one as a gift! I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

– 2 Charm Packs ( any design you want). I used the Giddy collection from Sandy Gervais. 
Note that one charm pack from Moda comes with 42 squares, I actually used a total of 48 squares on this quilt. If you don’t want to buy the two charm packs, you can cut 6 extra 5” x 5” squares from a piece of fabric of the same collection. 
– 1 yard white solid (for the sashing)
– 1 yard matching binding print 
– 1 1/2 backing print
– Matching thread
– Crib size batting (45” x 60”: I usually like to use the #180 100% cotton from Mountain Mist)

Cut the strips for the sashing (white solid):
 {56}  5” x 1 1/2” strips
 {10} 35” x 1 1/2” strips
 {1} 35” x 4 1/2” strip (for the main row between the second and third row, see the following diagram). 
This is the strip you will attach your applique design to.
Before you start sewing all the pieces together, take a look at the diagram above so you can have a better idea of how all the pieces and rows will be connected. The red strips on the outside of the rectangle represent the quilt binding. You’ll need to cut two 35”x 1 1/2” strips of the same fabric you used for the binding for the design between the second and third rows.
Now, let’s start sewing! Sew one 5” x 1 1/2” on each side of the 5” x 5” square. I pinned the pieces together so you can see it where they need to be sewed together, but you don’t need to do that.
Sew all the pieces together with a 1/4” seam allowance.

Press the seams towards the square.
This is what you’ll have…

… now sew another square to the right side of the piece you just sewed together… you are starting to make the first row of the quilt. 

Keep sewing the 5” x 5” squares to the 5” x 1 1/2” strips until you get 8 separate rows (see picture above)

When you are done making the 8 rows, starting with the bottom row, sew one 35” x 1 1/2” strip to the top and bottom unfinished edges. 

Press the seams towards the squares.

Now sew another row to the top…
You don’t need to sew a 35” x 1 1/2” strip to the bottom.

Then if you take a quick look again to the diagram in the beginning of the tutorial you can easily notice how the rows are sewed together.   
Sew all the rows together like it is showing in the picture above (I forgot to take a picture showing all the 6 rows together on the bottom), including the extra row that is highlighted by the arrows…  Don’t worry if you have some pieces sticking out on the sides, just trim them off when you are done sewing everything together.
And there you have the front of your quilt done! All you need to do now is to quilt and bind your quilt.
If you would like to know how to quilt all the layers together and make / attach the binding to the quilt, follow this easy tutorial. You can also add an applique design to that extra row between the second and third rows.
Here is a picture of the quilt on my little girl’s crib.
I quilted this quilt in an all over free motion stippling design (see the two pictures above for a closer look). For the binding, I cut 2 1/1” strips and followed the tutorial previously mentioned. It may seem complicated to make this quilt, but believe me, If I made it you can definitely make one too! Sometimes it takes a little bit of practice 🙂

Quilt finished size is approx. 51” x 34”

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Come check out Patty Trends blog to find out more sewing and other craft tutorials!
Patty Wright

Giddy Wrapped Heart

Hi everyone! I’m Cara from CaraQuilts and I’m back with a fun Valentine’s Day project for you! It only uses 1 layer cake and some yardage to make a 60″ x 64″ quilt! This quilt is the perfect size to snuggle under on the couch with your sweetie! It isn’t very hard and you can make it up in a weekend! As always, please read through the directions before starting and if you have any questions, you can message me over on my blog; I love hearing from you!

1 Giddy layer cake
2 x 1/4 yd of light prints, or 1/2 yd of one print/solid.
1/2 yard Essential Dots Moss
1/2 yd inner border
1 yard outer border
4 yards backing

Large Clover Heart yo-yo maker

(Buttons- do not add button if quilt is going to a child under 3!)

There are 4 different pieced blocks for this quilt and a bunch of 4 1/2″ plain blocks.

The layer cake has plenty of fabric for the coloured pieces but you need to decide how scrappy you want the pieced heart to be. You can cut all of a few layer squares, or a little of most of them; It’s up to you. Just make sure you have the required amount of each patch. I’ve included how many layer cake squares it will take to get the right number of patches.

To get the most out of your layer cake, I recommend cutting the larger patches first. You’ll be able to get some of the smaller pieces from what’s left over.

Remember if you want to add garnishes, you need (1) 5″ square per yo-yo heart.


(28) 2 1/8 white squares, cut once on the diagonal (requires 1 3/4 layer cake squares)
(68) 2 1/2″ colour squares (requires 4 1/4 layer cake squares)
(32) 4 1/8″ white squares (requires 2 layer cake squares)
(4) 3 3/4″ white squares (requires 3/4 layer cake squares)
(8) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2″ colour strips (requires 1 layer cake squares)
(8) 1 3/4″x 4 1/2″ white strips (requires 1 layer cake squares)
(74) 4 1/2″ white squares. (requires 18 1/2 layer cake squares, but cut mostly from your light yardage)
(12) 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ green strips ( 2- 1 1/4″ x WOF strips)
(46) 1 1/2″ x 7″ green strips ( 8- 1 1/2″ x WOF strips)

Block A – 14 total, 4″ finished

Take (1) 2 1/2″ square and stitch one of the 2 1/8″ triangles to each side. They will not go all the way to the edge. It’s not suppossed to.  Repeat so you have two of these units. Lay your ruler along the edge and cut of the extra bit from the 2 1/2″ square. Take (1) of the 1 1/2″ x 7″ greens strips and stitch to the triangle unit. Stitch the other triangle unit to the other side. Press towards the triangle units. Trim the block to 4 1/2″

Block B– 8 total, 4″ finished

Stitch (1) 1 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ white strip to (1) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ coloured strip. Stitch (1) 1 1/4 x 4 1/2″ green strip to the the white strip. Press the entire unit to the coloured strip. Repeat so you have 8 blocks.

Block C– 32 total, 4″ finished

Take (1) 4 1/8″ white square and stitch (1) 2 1/2″ coloured square to one corner using the stitch and flip method. Press the square open. Cut away the excess layers. Cut the entire unit in half on the diagonal, DO NOT CUT THROUGH THE TRIANGLE. Take (1) 1 1/2″ green strip and stitch the triangle units you just created to each side. Press. Trim to 4 1/2″. Repeat so that you have 32 blocks.

Block D – 4 total, 4″ finished

Take (1) 3 3/4″ white square, and stitch a 2 1/2″ square to one corner, using the stitch and flip method. Press and cut away the excess layers. Repeat on the other corner. Stitch (1) 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ green strip to the top of the unit. Press to the white.

Using the layout below, stitch the blocks into rows and then stitch the rows together. Make sure that you press the rows in opposite directions so the seams “snap” together when you sew them.


Measure your top well. Cut (5) 2 1/2″ x WOF. Cut (1) of the strips into quarters, about 11″. Using stitch and flip stitch the short piece to one end of each of the (4) uncut strips.  Press. Stitch a strip to each side of the top and press towards the strips. Stitch strips to the top and bottom. Press towards the strips.

Cut (6) 5 1/2″ x WOF strips for your outer border.  From (1) strip, cut (2) 8″ strips. Cut the remainder in half. Each should measure about 13 1/2.” Using the stitch and flip method, attach (1) of the shorter strips to one end of each of the full strips.

Stitch the shorter (2) strips to the sides of the quilt. Press toward the center. Attach the remaining two strips to the top and bottom and press towards the center.

Baste, Quilt and Bind! For quilting, I did a meander with heart “leaves” in the border and center of the quilt. I quilted feathers going in opposite directions around the outside and through the pieced heart.


Follow the manufacturer’s directions and create however many heart yo-yos you would like. Stitch a cute button to the yo-yo and then stitch the whole unit to the quilt. I just scattered them through out randomly!

DO NOT ADD BUTTONS IF GOING TO A CHILD UNDER 3!!  They are a choking hazard.

Viola! One fun Valentine’s Day quilt!

I’d love to see yours if you make one! E-mail me over on my blog or post on the Moda Bake Shop flickr group!!

Cara Wilson

Be Still My Heart – Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging

Welcome to our first Moda Bake Shop Tutorial! We have cooked up a fun and easy Valentine’s project for you. We like to say we are cooking up some love over here….Har-har.So let us introduce ourselves before we get started.Jenny (I refer to her as Mom, ALL the time) She is the family glue. She has spread her enthusiasm for quilting everywhere. She is fun and engaging. She does the majority of our videos and loves sharing new tips and tricks with anyone that will listen!Natalie (the OLDER sister) also is a creative genius. (Really, that is just my opinion. But I take myself very seriously and thus believe myself, mostly.) Natalie comes up with lots of our patterns and has a bunch of FUN things coming out real soon. She is also the boss of our shipping department. If you’ve ever called the shop, you’ve probably talked to her.Me, well I’m Sarah. The (MUCH) younger than Natalie-sister. My main job is just to look good. And believe me, it is a full time job. I also get to handle all the FUN business side of things. You know, like the glamorous paperwork, taxes, payroll, marketing… are you bored yet, stuff. Really, we are thrilled to be here and have lots more fun things to share!

Dig in and enjoy. (We know we’re not the best at writing tutorials, so if you have trouble, we made it in a video for everyone found at the bottom of this post).
Be Still my Heart

  • 1 Giddy Charm pack
  • 1 Bella Solids cherry red charm pack

You will use 30 Giddy charms and 42 of the redChoose 8 giddy charms

Make 8 half square triangles (each with a Giddy charm print and a cherry red charm).An easy way to do that is to iron or draw a line diagonally on a Giddy charm. Sew on the line and cut 1/4 inch from the line. Press open.Layout the red and Giddy Charms as follows:

HST=half square triangle
Row 1 R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R
Row 2 R-G-G-G-G-G-G-R
Row 4 R-G-R-R-R-R-G-R
Row 7 R-G-G-G-G-G-G-R
Row 8 R-R-R-R-R-R-R-R

Sew charms to create rows.Then sew each row together.

Layer, quilt and bind as desired.

Ta Da you are done! Yields one sweet Valentine’s Day wall hanging.

Purchase Charm Packs and other goodies from us at Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Happy Valentines Day,

Hugs & Kisses Valentine Banner

I really enjoy decorating for each holiday and lately I’ve been making seasonal banners to hang on the mantel above my fireplace. I especially LOVE Valentine’s Day and thought I’d share my most recent design with you. Below you will also see a few of the other banner’s I’ve made.
Valentine Banner

Spring Time Banner

Thanksgiving Blessings Banner

Christmas Banner

  • 1/4 yard cut of 11 fabrics from Moda’s “Giddy” Collection by Sandy Gervais for Banner Flags, Yoyo’s, and Covered Buttons
  • 1/4 Yard Red Plaid for Non Bias Binding Strip
  • Moda Wool Basics (Brown, Snow & Pinkie Coral)
  • Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread (Size 3-Scarlett #0006)
  • Heavyweight Heat N’ Bond
3/4″ Covered Buttons by Dritz (need 12)
Orange Yoyo Maker by Clover (make 12)
Assorted Red Buttons by Buttons Galore (need 44 or more)

Part One: Making 11 Banner Flags
1. Choose 11 fabrics from Moda’s “Giddy” Collection by Sandy Gervais

2. Open each 1/4 yard piece of fabric and press.

3. Leave each 1/4 yard folded and lay it out on the cutting board then using a rotary cutter and acrylic ruler, cut off the selvage edges. Then cut a rectangle from each of the 11 fabrics measuring 5 1/2″ x 7″ you will get two rectangles per fabric and two rectangles measuring 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ after squaring up the ends as seen in picture below. The leftover rectangle measuring 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ I cut into four 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″squares (per fabric) for a total of 44 little 2 1/2″ squares. FYI: I fussy cut the striped print because I wanted the stripes to be perfectly horizontal instead of vertical.

4. Print and cut out the Banner Flag Pattern.
5. Lay Banner Flag Pattern on each set of 2 like fabrics with the curved edge just touching one edge of fabric as seen in picture.
6. Cut the fabric along the curved edge of pattern. Repeat for remaining 10 fabrics.
7. Take one set of like fabrics and match with right sides together. Repeat for remaining 10 fabrics.

8. Sew outer edge of each curved flag seam using a 1/4″ seam allowance, starting from top right side down and around the curve and back up to the top left side. I like to chain stitch the pieces to save on thread.
9. Do NOT sew the top edge of curved flags (unfinished edge will be sewn into binding).
10. Clip Curves before turning right side out.
11. Turn right sides out and press.
Part Two: Making the Wool Circles and Letters

  • 6 Ivory wool scalloped circles ( 3 3/4″ )
  • 5 Brown wool scalloped circles ( 3 3/4″ )
  • 11 Pinky Salmon Wool Letters (1-H • 1-U • 1-G • 4-S’s • 1-& • 1-K • 1-I • 1-E)
  • Aunt Lydia’s Size 3 Crochet Thread in Scarlet Red

I used my Sizzix Big Shot Shape Cutting Machine to cut out the wool letters and the wool Scalloped Circles. The Sizzix Big Shot Shape Cutting Machine (see links provided) is readily available and the scalloped circle is also available for purchase from the Sizzix Website but the letters I used are a much older set that I’ve had for a many years now. I’ve included a few fonts that are similar to the font I used. Check out the “Printer Friendly Format” that you can use to download the patterns for the letters and the banner flags along with the project tutorial.

1. First lay down the acrylic cutting pad then place the Scalloped Circle Die facing up.
2. Center and place wool or fabric or paper on top of the cutting die.
3. Place the second acrylic cutting pad on top of the stack.
4. Rotate handle to roll the stack through the Sizzix Big Shot Shape Cutting Machine. Remove top acrylic cutting pad to expose the cut piece of wool, fabric, or paper.

5. The steps for cutting the letters is basically the same as the scalloped circle except that you will need to make sure that your Heat N’ Bond paper is facing up so after the letters have been cut they will face the right direction after taking off the paper.

6. Make sure that you have all the pieces stacked in the correct order before rolling through the cutting machine.

7. After you roll the stack through the cutting machine remove the acrylic cutting pad to expose the cut wool letters.

8. Separate the letters from the rectangle of wool then remove the paper backing.

9. Place a letter in the center of each scalloped circle making sure to follow the color order of the circles. Fuse the letters to the scalloped circles following the directions on the Heat N’ Bond

10. Use the size 3 crochet thread to sew on the scalloped circles. The circles are stitched through both layers of the fabric flag. Make sure the beginning and ending knots are hidden on the inside of the flag. Sew this before the banner flags are attached and sewn into the binding strip.

Part Three: Making the Binding Strip
1. Cut 3 Strips measuring 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric for a total of approximately 120″ of binding FYI: Normally I would make bias binding strips but the plaid fabric is printed to appear as it would if you were to cut bias strips so just cut them on the straight of grain to retain that bias look.
2. Sew seams together to create one continuous strip.
3. Lay strip lengthwise on ironing board.
4. Fold fabric in half: length to length and press.
5. Open. Take bottom raw edge and fold toward pressed center. Press fold. Repeat for the opposite edge and press fold.
6. Now fold pressed edges together to encase the raw edges of binding inside.

7. Give binding another good press.
Part Four: Putting Together the Banner
1. Take your Binding Strip and find the center by folding it end-to-end. Then mark the center with a pin.
2. Find the Curved Flag that goes in the middle of banner. In this case, it’s the letter “K”.
3. Open the binding strip. The flags will be sandwiched in between the opening of the binding strip. Place the center of the center flag in the center of the binding strip.

4. Close binding strip over the flags and pin each in place.
5. The Spacing between each flag is 1″.
6. Make sure flags are in correct order H • U • G • S • & • K • I • S • S • E • S.
7. Sew a narrow seam along the edge of binding strip to encase the flags inside.
Part Five: Embellishing the Banner

12 Covered Buttons (Size 3/4″)

Assorted Red Buttons (need at least 33-I used 44)

This part of the tutorial is totally optional, although it does add a lot of cuteness and pizazz to the banner. You so want to do it, right? It did take me several hours to make the yoyo’s, the covered buttons, and then to attach them to the banner. Plus, I had to sew on the 44 red buttons but, it was totally worth it!
FYI: I bought my set of 300 buttons at the craft store a few years back but you can get the same set of buttons HERE.
To make the 3/4″ covered buttons for the centers of the yoyo’s I used some of the plaid fabric in brown, red and pink. Follow the directions on the package for making covered buttons.
I also used the leftover fabric to make the 12 yoyo’s that are sewn in between each flag. I used all of the fabrics and one of the brown fabrics I used twice. Follow the directions inside the Yoyo package for making the yoyo’s.

1 Hugs & Kisses Valentine Banner but you could make a 2nd one too!
Happy Valentines Day
Hugs & Kisses,

Kim Walus

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