30-Minute Gift: Business Card or Mini Wallet

 Hi! This is Kim with Lily Patch Quilts. I am sew happy to be back with another quick and fun tutorial just in time for holiday gift giving.

2 coordinating fat quarters 
1/8 yard heavy weight fusible interfacing
2 – 1/2″-5/8″sets of heavy duty snaps
Snap setting tools 
Marking tool
Medium size spool of thread (rounding corners)

Cut 2  – 4 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ from each fat quarter (2 lining, 2 outer wallet)
Cut – 4 – 4 1/2″x 7 1/2″ heavy weight interfacing 

Step 1
Iron interfacings to the wrong sides of all fabric pieces. Take the spool of thread and place at the corner where your flap will be. Mark around one side of the spool and cut on the marked line to create a rounded corner.

Here are the lining and outer pieces with the flap trimmed.

Step 2
Take the outer wallet piece with the straight side, use the socket and place a mark 1″ from the straight edge. Punch or cut out the hole. Assemble the socket and cap post according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Hammer  until the stud and post is in place. I used the tools that came with the snap plus a craft hammer. Make sure to place the snaps on a really hard surface like hardwood or tile.
Step 3
Place the lining and outer piece right sides together. 
Sew all the way around, leaving an opening large enough to turn. Clip corners.

Step 4
Turn right side out. Press to remove wrinkles. Make sure the opening is pressed even with the side seams.

Step 5
Mark a line 2 1/2″ from the straight edge.
Fold the straight edge up to form a pocket. Pin and sew around 3 sides, starting at the bottom corner and sewing around the flap to the opposite corner.

Step 6
Fold the flap down and press to make an indention on the flap. Mark a hole in the center of the indentation, cut or punch out the hole. 

Insert the socket and cap into the flap. Following the manufacturer’s instructions. Hammer the socket and cap until it’s in place. Press the flap area avoiding the snap to help the flap to lay flat.

Your business card/mini wallet is finished. 

This will make 2 business card or mini wallet. I called this a business card/mini wallet because it’s so versatile. It will hold money, business cards or gift cards. This will make a great stocking stuffer.

I would love to have you post your business card/mini wallet in the MBS’ flickr group and Lily Patch Quilts flickr group.

Kim Sherrod

Indian Summer Wall Hanging

Hi! This is Kim and I’m back with a quick and easy tutorial to share with you. This wall hanging comes together quickly using triangles and there is no marking needed. All fabrics used are from Kansas Troubles Perennials collection.

6 fat quarters – 3 light, 1 medium, 2 dark coordinating prints
1st Border – 1/3 yard
2nd Border – 5/8 yard
Binding – 1/4 yard
Backing – 1 yard

The fat quarters are labeled as follows: light 1, light 2, light 3, med, dark 1, dark 2.

Determine your color order and cut as follows:

Light 1: 4 – 3 7/8″ squares
Light 2: 8 – 3 7/8″ squares
Light 3: 8 – 3 7/8″ squares
Medium: 4 – 3 7/8″ squares
Dark 1: 8 – 3/ 7/8″ squares
Dark 2: 4 – 3 7/8″ squares
1st Border: 4 – 2 1/2″ strips
2nd Border: 4 – 4 1/2″ strips
Binding: 3 – 2 1/4″ strips

Stack the squares into their own piles according to the fabric prints.

Cut all 3 7/8″ squares once on the diagonal.

Here I’ve separated them by print.

Sew all the half square triangles following photos below.
Sew 16 Unit A half square triangles.
Unit A

Sew 4 Unit B half square triangles.

Unit B
Sew 8 Unit C half square triangles.
Unit C
Sew 4 Unit D half square triangles.

Unit D
Sew 4 Unit E half square triangles.

Unit E
Take the Unit A half square triangles and place them as follows to create a pinwheel block.

Sew the half square triangles together to complete the pinwheel block. These will be the corner pinwheels for your quilt top. Sew a total of 4 blocks.

Repeat the steps above with the Unit B half square triangles to form the pinwheel block for the center of the quilt top.

Take the remaining Unit C, D and E half square triangles and place them according to the image below.

Sew the half square triangles together. These blocks will be for the outside center of the quilt top.

Sew a total of 4 blocks.

It’s time to assemble the quilt top. Place all your blocks as follows.
Sew the rows together.

Take the 1st border strips and sew them to the sides, trim excess.  Sew the remaining strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top, trim excess. Press seams towards the border.

Repeat the same steps above for the 2nd border.

Layer the quilt top, batting and backing together. Quilt as desired. Sew the binding strips together and bind using your preferred binding method.

This will make one 30″ square wall hanging or table topper. Come visit me over at my blog for more fun ideas using your leftover fabrics.

Kim Sherrod

Garden Party

Hi! This is Kim and I am back with 3 fun projects to share with you. This tutorial will be for a table runner, wall hanging and lap quilt. These are all done using triangles, but you don’t have to mark them. It’s all rotary cutting.

All fabrics are from Sandy Gervais’ Lovely Collection. Instructions are given for 3 sizes. The quantities for the wall hanging and lap quilt are in parentheses.

Finished block size: 9″

1 Fat Quarter Bundle – Sandy Gervais Lovely.

You’ll need:

8 background prints
8 yellow prints
8 blue prints

Additional fabrics for the following:

Table runner – 21″x 39″

1st Border: 1/4 yd. Lovely Sandys Solid Leaf #7521-436
2nd Border: 1/2 yd. Lovely Berry Vine Daffodil #17580-14
Binding: 1/4 yd. Lovely Spring Rain #7572-436
Backing: 7/8 yd. Lovely Dots Rain #17577-13

Wall hanging – 39″ Square

1st Border: 3/8 yd. Lovely Swirl Rain #17579-13
2nd Border: 5/8 yd. Lovely Floral Garden Daffodil #17571-14
Binding: 3/8 yd. Lovely Sandys Solid Rain #7521-433
Backing: 1 1/4 yds. Lovely Floral Garen Babies Breath #17571-11

Lap Quilt – 59″ x 68″

1st Border: 1/2 yd.  Lovely Swirl Leaf #17579-16
2nd Border: 1 1/4 yd. Lovely Floral Garden Rain #17571-13
Binding: 1/2 yd. Lovely Dots Daffodil #17577-14
Backing: 4 1/4 yds. Lovely Circle Flower Rain #17574-13

Cutting Instructions
Press all fat quarters and trim sides even before cutting.

Cut the following for the quilt block assembly. Stack the fabric strips to make cutting faster.

8 background prints – Cut 1 (3, 8) 4 1/4″ strips, cut into 3 (9, 30) 4 1/4″ squares.

Cut each square on both diagonals to make 4 quarter triangles.

Cut 2 (4, 12) 3 7/8″ strips, cut into 6 (18, 60) 3 7/8″ squares.
Cut each square once on the diagonal.
When making larger quilts or all the projects use leftover strips to get the quantity desired.

8 yellow prints – Repeat cutting instructions as background prints.
8 blue prints –  Repeat cutting instructions as background prints.

Stack the triangles by size and color.

Borders and Binding

1st Border – 3 (4, 6) 2 1/2″ strips WOF

2nd Border – 3 (4) 4 1/2″ strips WOF
                    (8) 5 1/2″ strips for lap quilt WOF

Binding – 3 (5, 7) 2 1/4″ strips WOF

Block Assembly

Sewing the center square. Take one small blue and one small yellow triangle, sew them together following images below. Sew a total of 3 (9, 30) center squares. Set aside.

Sew each large blue and yellow triangles to a background triangle to make  half square triangles. You should have 6 ( 18, 60) blue half square triangles and the same amount for the yellow half square triangles.

Sew the small yellow and background triangles together (6, 18, 60).

Repeat for the small blue and background triangles (6, 18, 60).

Sew the quarter square triangles to each blue and yellow triangle.

 Sew the block together following the image below. Sew a total of 3 (9, 30) blocks.

For the table runner, sew 3 blocks together horizontally.

For the wall hanging, use a 3 x 3 layout.

For the lap quilt, use a 5 x 6 layout.

Border Assembly

As you sew the borders onto the quilt top, trim off excess and press towards border fabric.

Table runner 
1st Border – cut one strip in half. Sew to left and right side of quilt top. Sew the remaining strips to the top and bottom.

2nd Border – repeat assembly instructions as 1st border.

Wall hanging
1st Border – cut one strip in half. Sew to left and right side of quilt top. Sew the remaining strips to the top and bottom.

2nd Border – Sew the strips to the left and right side of quilt top. Sew the remaining strips to the top and bottom.

Lap Quilt
1st Border – cut one strip in half. Sew each half strip to one strip WOF. You will have two. Sew onto top and bottom of quilt top.
From the remaining strips, sew two strips together. Repeat for the remaining two strips. Sew to left and right side of quilt top.

2nd Border – Sew two strips together. Repeat for the remaining strips. You will have 4 pieced sets. Sew to top and bottom of quilt, then right and left side of quilt.

Quilt as desired.


Table runner – yardage will fit top.
Wall hanging – yardage will fit top.
Lap Quilt – cut fabric in half, sew along length of fabric.

Sew the binding strips together to form one continuous strip. Sew binding to quilt top.

One table runner, wall hanging and lap quilt. You will have extra fat quarters. Hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.

Kim Sherrod

Strippy Charm Pouch

Hi! My name is Kim and I blog over at Kim Sherrod Studio. I am so excited to share with you my first post here on the Moda Bake Shop. Lately I love to create projects that are small and very quick to pull together. This little pouch is a snap to put together and makes a perfect gift.

Collections For a Cause – Faith Charm Pack
2 Coordinating Fat Quarters
2 – 7″ x 91/4″ fusible fleece
2 – 7″ x 9 1/4″ interfacing
1 – 9″ zipper

1/4″ wide organdy or silk ribbon

Cutting Instructions

14 – 1 3/4″ x 5″ strips from Charm pack
2 – 2 1/2″ x 9 1/4″  rectangles from one fat quarter 1, bottom of pouch
1 – 2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle from fat quarter 1, strap
2 – 7″ x 9 1/4″ lining pieces from fat quarter 2

Choose 7 charm squares.

Stack and cut at 1 3/4″. Do this twice. You will get 2 – 1 3/4″ x 5″ strips from each charm square for a total of 14 strips.
Layout your strips in 2 rows, 7 strips per row.
Sew your strips together.
Press the seams open. I like to do this to allow the piece to lay nice and flat. You now have two outer pieces.
Take the 2 1/2″ x 9 1/4″ rectangle pieces and sew onto the bottom of each outer piece.
Press seam toward bottom rectangle strip.
Iron on fusible fleece to outer pouch pieces and fusible interfacing to lining pieces.
Measure and mark a 1″ square at the bottom corners of outer pouch and lining pieces.
Cut out the squares and set aside for now.
Take the 2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle for the strap and fold in half wrong sides together. Press to form a center crease.
Unfold the fabric and fold the long edges toward the center crease. Press.
Fold in half again and press.
Sew the opening side closed, and then topstitch the opposite side to create a nice finished look.
This is the finished strap.
Take the zipper, one outer piece and one lining piece. Lay them in the following order from bottom to top:
A) Lining piece right side up.
B) Zipper right side up (you’ll see the zipper pull).
C) Outer piece right side down.
At this point, I pin all three layers in place and sew them together using a zipper foot.
This is what the 3 pieces look like once you’ve sewn them together. Press the fabric away from the zippers.
Repeat the same layering steps for the remaining exterior and lining pieces.
At this point, the lining pieces are still underneath the outer pieces. Make sure all sides match up. Topstitch a scant 1/4″ along the top edge of the pieces.
Take the strap piece you set aside earlier, fold in half and pin to the outer piece only. I pinned mine roughly 5/8″ from the top edge of the fabric. Baste in place.
Open up the zipper, wide enough for you to be able to put your hand through.
Match up the outer pouch and lining pieces to each other, right sides together.
Pin in place with the zipper towards the lining. Notice I have two pins that are different colors than the yellow pins. These pins are in the bottom of the lining to remind me not to sew past them. Sew along all four sides, leaving the opening and the four cut out corners unsewn. Trim off excess zipper ends.
Open the bottom corner and match up the bottom and side seams.
Sew the opening closed. Repeat for the remaining cut out corners.
Reach your hand in through the opening of the lining and pull bag right side out. Machine or hand sew the opening closed. Press to remove wrinkles.

One zip pouch which finishes at approximately 5 1/2″ x 8 3/4″.  If you would like to add the ribbon to the zipper pull, cut the ends on the diagonal and pull it through the hole in the zipper pull. Trim ends and heat set to prevent fraying.
Enjoy your new strippy pouch! 
Kim Sherrod