Moda Love Pincushion


It’s no secret that I love Moda fabric. So if you’re like me and over the past couple of years you have accumulated Jelly Rolls, Fat Quarters, Honey Buns, Layer Cakes and more, then you probably have lots of the ribbon that was used to wrap each one of Moda’s precuts. What to do with it? You’re going to love to make this sweet pincushion. If you have just discovered Moda and you don’t have enough ribbon, not to worry — you can start collecting now and in the meantime you could use an assortment of 3/4″ decorative ribbon.

Five Jelly Roll strips  – 2 1/2″ by 10″ strips and four 2 1/2″ by 13 1/2″ strips
One Layer Cake Square – 10″ square for the backing
Nine Moda ribbons 11″ long and two 14″ long collected from any Moda Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Honey Buns etc.
Poly Fill and Plastic Pellets
This pattern makes two pincushions, so you can share the love!
Sew the five 2 1/2″ by 10″ strips together and press. Trim 1/4″ from each end strip as illustrated above to make a strip set that measure 10″ square.
Lay out the 9 Moda Ribbons 11″ in length and sew each one in place. Stitch approximately 1/8″ in from the edge on each side of the ribbon.
Trim the excess ribbon.
Cut the square on the diagonal coner to corner to make two triangles. Repeat this for the 10″ backing square.
Place a strip set triangle and a backing triangle right sides together and sew together with a ¼” seam allowance, leaving a 2 1/2″ wide opening along the long edge. Repeat for both sets.
Turn right sides out. Stuff firm using poly fill against the front and plastic pellets against the back of the pincushion. Sew up the 2 1/2″ opening, and pull the two corners in towards the centre to create a heart. Stitch these corners together, making sure that they overlap about 1/2″.
Sew each of the 14″ Moda ribbons to the middle of two of the 2 1/2″ by 13 1/2″ strips. Trim the ends of the ribbon. Sew these strips with the other remaining 2 1/2″ strips right sides together with a ¼” seam allowance. Sew the ends on a 45-degree angle and then straight down the sides, leaving a 2” opening along one of the long sides. Turn the strips right sides out through the 2” opening and press. Stitch closed the opening.
Put the finished ties through the opening of each Heart Pincushion and tie in a knot.
This pattern makes two pincushions!
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Jelly Roll Cover Up


Like so many quilters today, I have an extension table attached to my sewing machine. So I designed a sewing machine cover using a Jelly Roll that can be adapted to fit any machine with or without an extension table.

While my sewing machine is average in size, every machine has different measurements so please measure your sewing machine before you cut your strips.

Featured Fabric Collection – Aster Manor by Three Sisters for Moda

One Moda Jelly Roll
3/4 yard backing
20” by 34” batting

1/2 yard binding
Six buttons

After measuring my sewing machine from end to end to determine the number of strips required, I chose 8 Jelly Roll strips which when sewn together make 16 ½”. Depending on the size of your sewing machine you may need more or fewer strips for your cover. Measure across the top of your sewing machine to see if 16 ½” will cover it nicely.
Now you will need to measure how long the strips should be for your sewing machine. Measure from the tabletop over the high point on your machine and back down to the tabletop. For my machine, two measurements were required since I have an extension table. I cut five strips 22 1/2” long and three strips 31” long. I sewed the 8 strips together, and then sandwiched them with batting and backing and quilted a little stipple.

Trim away the excess batting and make bias binding to bind the Jelly Roll Cover Up.
To make the ties, cut two 10” strips from each of 6 different Jelly Roll strips.

Organise them into six sets of two strips. Place each set right sides together and sew ¼” around the edge, rounding the corners and leaving a 2” opening on one of the long sides. Turn them right side out through the 2” opening and press. Whip stitch the openings closed.
Place the Jelly Roll Cover Up over your sewing machine and position and pin the ties in place. Pin one set of ties on the front end and two at the back end. Attach the six ties in place, securing each of them with a button.
I hope you like this fun little project. Remember to measure your machine carefully to be sure you have the correct measurements.
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Jelly Roll Cover Up designed by Margot Languedoc

Sugar Cookies Table Runner


Featured Fabric Collection – Patisserie by Joanna Figueroa, Fig Tree Quilts for Moda

One Moda Charm Pack — forty 5″ charm squares

3/4 yard background and binding
1/4 yard inner border
3/4 yard outer border
Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates Set G – Small Hexagons Plus.



Using the large hexagon template #42 included in the Marti Michell template set and the 5″ charm squares, cut out a total of 39 hexagons.
Cut four strips 2 1/4″ by 42″ from the background fabric. Using the large triangle template #45 from the Marti Michell template set, cut a total of 76 triangles. Sew the hexagons and the triangles together as shown below. Make four of Block A, two of Block B and thirty-three of Block C. Sew the blocks into rows as illustrated below.Sew the five hexagon rows together to create the center of the Sugar Cookies table runner.From the inner border fabric cut two strips 1 1/2″ by 28″, two strips 1 1/2″ by 13″ and two strips 1 1/2″ by 14″.

Sew one of the 1 1/2″ by 28″ strips to each side of the table runner center. Following the shape of the table runner center, trim the inner border.Sew one 1 1/2″ by 13″ inner border strip to one end of the table runner center and trim, following the table runner shape. Repeat this step with the opposite end of the table runner.Sew one 1 1/2″ by 14″ inner border strip to one end of the table runner center and trim following the table runner shape. Repeat this step with the opposite end of the table runner. From the outer border fabric cut two strips 4″ by 31″, two strips 4″ by 19″ and two strips 4″ by 22″. Follow the steps above to sew on and trim the outer border.
Finishes 26″ by 46″
Quilt and bind!
Sugar Cookies designed by Margot, The Pattern Basket