Pezzy Lattice Quilt

Hi Everyone!  I’m Amanda Castor from Material Girl Quilts and I am absolutely thrilled to share my first Moda Bake Shop project with you today.
I made this Pezzy Lattice Quilt for a very special teenage boy and am pleased with the way it turned out.  I think the design works great with the Pezzy Prints, but can imagine it used with so many other Moda fabric lines. 
1 – Layer cake (I used Pezzy Print by American Jane)
*3 yds for background (if less than 42″ wide you will need 3.5 yds) – (I used Moda Bella Silver)
*4 yds for backing – (I used Deck Chairs Stripe in Summer from the Salt Air line)
*½ yd binding
At least 66″ x 78″ batting
6 ½” square grid ruler
*For this quilt I chose to use only 30 of the layer cake squares (I knew he wouldn’t want pink in his quilt and I didn’t use brown by my choice).  If you would like to use more squares, you will need to adjust the amount of background, backing and binding fabric as necessary.  Using all 42 squares would give you a quilt with 12 blocks across and 14 rows total and the final size would be approx. 72″ x 84″. 
All seams are ¼”
1)   Select 30 layer cake squares and cut into four 2 ½” x 10″ strips each.  This will result in 120 strips.  I chose 3 squares of each color selected.

2)  Cut 120 6″ squares from the background fabric.

3)  Cut along one diagonal of each 6″ background square creating two backing triangles.

4)  Each block will consist of one 2 ½” x 10″ strip and two background triangles.

5)  Place one of the triangles RST (right-sides together) roughly centered onto the strip and stitch (to make this go quickly, I chain pieced the first triangle onto each strip before adding the second triangle)

6)  Add the second triangle to the opposite side of the strip and chain piece as before.
7)  Set your seams and press towards the backing fabric.
8)  Place your 6 ½” square grid ruler on top of the blocks and square up, trimming away all excess fabric, leaving you with a 6 1/2″ block.  **You should take your time with this step, the squaring up is key to having matching points when you piece the blocks together!! 
9)  Now lay out your blocks to determine your desired look.  You can choose to have the corners start in an X or diamonds like mine.  I chose to create “columns” of each color instead of a random pattern. 
10)  Once you have chosen your final layout design, sew each of your blocks together row by row until it is done.  The key to achieving perfect points is also in the pinning.  Match each seam as shown below before sewing each block together.
11)  Layer with backing and batting and quilt as desired.  I created a smaller “lattice” design on mine.

One 60″ x 72″ Pezzy Lattice quilt perfect for snuggling under.

Amanda Castor
{Material Girl Quilts}

Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt


Hello Friends! This is Alyssa from Pile O’ Fabric. My goal at Pile O’ Fabric is to connect with fellow quilters, and inspire them to continue learning, to step out of their comfort zone, try new techniques, join new events, try new products, and fall even more in love with quilting than they were. And Conquer that Pile O’ Fabric!

I am very excited to be sharing my very first Moda Bakeshop Recipe with you all today. The Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt. This quilt just like the name is very easy and can be made quickly. It would make a wonderful gift for a new baby!


for Quilt Top

  • 1 Pezzy Print Charm Pack by American Jane for Moda 
  • 1 2012 Bella Solids Charm Pack for Moda
  • 1 New Bella Solids Charm Pack for Moda
  • 1 Dark Bella Solids Charm Pack for Moda
  • 25″ x 5″ piece of white solid (cut into 5 charms for applique background)

for Appliqué

  • fabric scraps 2 1/2” or larger
  • 1/2 yard HeatnBond Light iron-on adhesive
  • freezer paper
  • appliqué templates (download here)

for Finishing

  • 2 1/2 yards fabric of your choice for backing
  • 1/3 yard Bella Solids in Christmas Red for binding
  • Crib size batting (45” x 60”)

This quilt can be made with our without the Appliqué section, depending on the look you want to achieve.

First you will begin by laying out your charms alternating one Pezzy Charm with one coordinating Solid Charm.


If you plan to add the Appliqué section you will layout your charms 8 x 11, with 5 white charms for the background. Otherwise if not layout your charms 8 x 10.


Once you have your final layout label and seperate each row piles.


Starting with row #1 piece each charm together with a 1/4″ seam.


Now we will press our seams and trim the thread tails.


Press your seams to one direction for each row, alternating directions per row. For example Row #1 press seams to right, Row #2 press seams to left and so on. This will help assure your squares line up when sewing.


Pin your first two rows with seams together.


Sew the pinned rows together with a 1/4“seam allowance.


Continue to sew your rows together until you reach your Appliqué row.

Appliqué Section
If you plan to skip the appliqué section, then you can skip these instructions and continue to piece your rows together.

Print your templates on printer paper. Next trace the template onto the paper side of your freezer paper. (if you have printer friendly freezer paper than print the template directly onto the freezer paper) Cut all your templates out of the freezer paper and set aside.


Following the directions on the HeatnBond packaging, press your fabric scraps to the HeatnBond.


Layout your freezer paper templates onto the fabric scraps and press with a hot dry iron.


Cut each template out.


Remove the freezer paper from front of your template. The wonderful thing about freezer paper is you can reuse it multiple times. So I put all my templates into a Ziploc bag to save for future projects. Then remove the HeatnBond paper backing and throw away.


Position letters shiny side down on your white appliqué section, then press with a hot dry iron.


Sew along the edges of the appliqué with your choice stitch. I chose to use the zig-zag stitch in a beige thread.


You will have a lot of thread tails leftover. Don’t just cut them short. Thread a quilting needle with the thread tails, and pull thread to the back of the fabric.


Tie a knot, and then trim your thread tail.


Once you complete your appliqué section, finish piecing all your rows together until your quilt top is complete.


Continue on and baste your quilt, with your favorite basting technique. I myself like to spray baste my quilts.


Then quilt with your pattern of choice. I chose to quilt 1/4” on the left and right side of all my seams. And then for my appliqué section I quilted diagonal lines 1/2” apart using painters tape.


Continue on and bind the quilt with your preferred binding technique. For quilts I plan to wash often I machine stitch the binding.


And you are done!

One Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt
35″ x 48 1/2

Gift it or Love it, Cuddle it and Enjoy it!


Are you a beginner quilter looking for more details on how to quilt, baste, and bind? Monday June 25 at Pile O’ Fabric a Beginners Quilting Series starts which will go through every step to creating today’s featured quilt. We will talk about tools/notions, fabric shopping, layout/design, piecing, basting, quilting, binding, tagging, and washing. And for more quilting and sewing tutorials, reviews, inspiration and encouragement, come visit me at Pile O’ Fabric!

If you use this tutorial to make a Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt, I’d love to see it!  Be sure to add it to my Flickr group, and of course to the Moda Bake Shop Flickr group as well.  Thanks for stitching along!

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Alyssa Lichner
{Pile O’ Fabric}

Pez-O-Rama Quilt

 Hello Everyone! It’s Crystal Hendrix from over at Hendrixville where I talk about my crazy life with kids with Autism and what I keep myself busy with!

I saw this line and was immediately so happy with how bright it was! I was inspired to create a simple quilt that would fit on my bed. We see so many quilts but how many can we use them on a daily basis? This one you can! It’s a perfect quilt to try for beginners who might be a little afraid to approach a larger quilt!

3 Fat Quarter Bundles Pezzy Print by American Jane (I know it’s a lot but we use almost every inch of it!)
1 Charm Pack Pezzy Print by American Jane (This is used for the back piecing)
6 1/4 yards 216051 23 (black fabric – backing)

We first want to take our fat quarter pieces and iron them out, so that there is no crease and then fold them lengthwise.

Trim it down to 21″.

Then cut the 21″ piece into two 10.5″ pieces.

Now we have 2 pieces (from each fat quarter) that are 10.5″ x 18″. Open them up and iron them if needed (by ironing them it guaranties a better cut – therefore making your sewing a lot easier later on.)

Now you trim the 2 pieces down to 15″. This will give you a total of 2 – 15″x10.5″. Now make sure that you save your 3″ strip. We will use this later for our binding.

When cutting out your fat  quarters, I used all the pieces except for the black pieces. This gives you a total of 11 different colors. Eight of your colors you will need a total of 6 – 10.5″x15″ ( 3 fat quarter pieces) and three of your colors you will need a total of 5 –  10.5″x15″ ( 2 1/2 fat quarters).

Now we will assembling our quilt top (see how fast and easy this is?) You can create any random or nonrandom design that you desire. Our layout will be 9 x 7. First sew the rows together…

Then sew your 7 rows together…

Viola! You have your very “large” quilt top all done. 
Now for the back of the quilt I decided to do something a little different. You can use your leftover pieces of your fat quarters and the charm pack to give your back the best look.

For the back, piecing will be rather easier this way too. Cut 4 – 42″x34″ pieces and 2 – 42″ x32″ pieces. This is the black yardage.

For the middle section, you will need a total of 44 – colored 5″ squares (don’t use the black charm pieces from the charm pack – use your leftover fat quarter pieces instead) and 22 – black 9.5″x5″ pieces.

Sew the two colored charm pieces together and press, and then sew it to the bottom black piece.

Sew 11 pieces together for one row, and then another 11 pieces together for the bottom row. When assembling them (see diagram above) you will want to sew together the 2 rows so that the black pieces are being sandwiched by the colored blocks.

Once you have finished your back piece, baste quilt and bind as desired. Use your leftover 3″x10.5″ as your binding pieces. You can either trim them down to 2.5″x10.5″ or keep them as they are. Sew together ALL of the 10.5″ pieces together for your binding.

An approximately 90.5″x102″ bright and colorful quilt perfect for Spring! 

I hope you enjoy making this quilt as much as I did! I would love to see your own quilts! Feel free to email me with any questions and of course your beautiful quilts! (
Crystal Hendrix

Isosceles Picnic Quilt


Hello! Penny here from sewtakeahike! Today I’d like to share a tutorial with you for making a HUGE! picnic quilt! I don’t know about you, but when I need a picnic quilt, a little quilt just won’t do. So if you like a big ‘ole quilt when you go on a picnic, this might be just the quilt for you!

1 fat quarter set pezzy prints

1/3 yard each of 6 different coordinating moda solids

1 yard each 9 different pezzy prints

6 yards backing fabric

90″ X 105″ batting

23″ binding fabric, cut into 9 strips 2.5″ wide

Isosceles template (included in Printer Friendly Version)

Coordinating thread

Notes: all seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise specified.

1. Cut 144 triangles from fq set, yardage of pezzy prints, and 1/3 yard cuts of solids.

2. Choose your layout for the triangles, (18 across makes a row) and sew them together in rows.

TIP: to keep the triangles organized and in the order I wanted, I picked them up a row at a time, keeping each triangle in the correct order and then pinned a sticky note to the first triangle with the row number on it.

There will be 8 rows. When sewing the triangles together, the edges of fabric will not meet up as if you are sewing squares together. Instead, you will overlap them like this, and the edges will come together where the 1/4″ seam allowance is.

Then when you sew the next triangle on, make sure the point of the new one is even with the one previously sewn.

3. Sew the 8 rows together, making sure to pin, pin, pin to match up points and edges.

4. Trim the side edges so they are straight.

5. Make your quilt backing. (For my quilt back, I cut out a few extra triangles and used some coordinating moda solids)

6. Make a quilt sandwich and quilt your picnic quilt.

7. Square up your quilt, and make sure to keep the batting and backing scraps to use later to make your handle strap.

8. Make your binding and bind your quilt.

9. Using the backing scraps from squaring your quilt up after quilting, piece together two strips 3″ x 92″

10. Spray-baste a strip of the scrap batting and lay one of the strips onto the batting.

11. Quilt the strip lengthwise with a straight stitch every 1/2″ and then trim the batting even with the strip edges.

12. Layer the quilted strip right side up and the remaining strip right side down and sew together along long edges, stopping and starting sewing 2″ from each end.

13. Turn.

14. Place the right sides of the two ends with no batting together. Pin and sew together. Repeat with the ends that have batting. (This will be fiddly, just go slow).

15. Topstitch along each edge of the strap.

To pack and carry the picnic quilt, fold the quilt lengthwise in thirds.

Then fold each end in about 18″.

Then fold one end again.

Fold the other end over and place the quilt evenly over the handle strap.

Grab the loops and bring them together, folding the quilt in half one more time, and there you have it!

84″ X 101.5″ isosceles picnic quilt with a carrying handle strap!

Penny Layman

Heartsy Pillow

Hi!  I’m Wendy from Sewing in the Wendy City, and I’m so glad to share my 5th Moda Bake Shop tutorial with you.  This is a quick project to decorate for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

1 charm pack of Pezzy Print
3/4 yard of any solid or print in the Pezzy line
14″ pillow form
14″ square of Wonder Under or Steam a Seam
2 18″ squares of batting
small amount of polyester fiberfil
neutral or invisible thread

Choose 9 of your charm squares to be the heart appliques.

Print out the heart template included in the Printer Friendly Version.  Be sure to print at 100%, no scaling.  Each side of the square should measure 5″ when printed.

Trace the heart shape onto the Wonder Under (paper side) 9 times and roughly cut out the hearts and iron them onto the wrong side of the charm squares you chose.  Make sure the rectangles of the Pezzy Print squares are all going the same direction for the hearts.
Cut the hearts out and set aside.

Choose 9 more charm squares, and iron one heart onto each.  Just for fun, I made sure the rectangles in the background fabric were going the opposite direction as the rectangles in the hearts.

Layout your squares into a pleasing design and sew the squares together into a 9-patch.

Layer the 9 patch, batting, and a scrap of fabric for the backing.  The scrap will not be visible when the pillow is finished.

Quilt the background and use a zig-zag stitch to go around the edges of the appliqued hearts but do not quilt inside the hearts.
Clip a small hole in the backing in the center of each heart.  Be careful to only cut through the backing layer and not the batting.

Take a small amount of stuffing and put it between the batting and the backing to make the heart puff out a bit.

Then hand stitch the opening closed.

Trim 1/4″ from the edge of the 9 patch.

Cut 2 pieces of the solid fabric to 10″ x 16.”  Hem one of the long sides of each piece by folding over twice 1/4″ and stitching.

Overlap the two backing pieces to create an envelope closure.   There will be some excess on the sides that will be trimmed later.

Pin the back in place and sew from the top 1/4″ from the edge all the way around.

Trim around the edge of the batting to remove the excess.

Making and attaching the binding:
Cut two 2.5″ wide strips of the red fabric.  Sew end-to-end, press seams open, then press in half lengthwise.  Attach binding to the back of the pillow.  Fold it over the edge to the front and topstitch near the edge of the binding to secure.

Insert your pillow form, and you’re done!

One cute and funky pillow, just in time to decorate for Valentine’s Day!

Wendy Poling

Follow the Pezzy Brick Road

Follow the Pezzy Brick Road

46″ X 55″
Hi Ya’ll! It’s Jamie Mueller and Jill Rimes of SunFlower Quilts again with our newest Moda Bake Shop project!  We had so much fun designing this quilt and it was even more fun to make!  It’s made with the very popular Pezzy Prints fabric from American Jane and let us tell ya, the fabric is so fun you’ll definitely want to get your hands on some!  We used one Charm Pack and 1/8 yard cuts of yummy Bella Solids to make this adorable baby quilt! 
If you make one please add a photo to our Flickr Group, we would love to see it! Also make sure you check out BOTH of our blogs for a GIVEAWAY! 
Jamie’s blog: {} 

1 – Pezzy Print charm pack

1/8 yard each of 12 coordinated Bella Solid fabrics

(99001 23G, 990080G, 99002 4G, 99001 43G, 99001 92G, 99001 84G, 99001 37G, 990048G, 99001 26G, 990099, 99001 94G, 99001 93)

1 yard white Bella Solid for sashing

1 ½ yards Bella Solid for outer border and binding

3 ½ yards backing fabric (we used the red multi pez print)

Making the Blocks

1. Separate the 5” charm squares by color. There will be 12 color groups.

2. Place the 12 different 5” charm color groups with a coordinating Bella Solid fabric. There will now be 12 charm/solid fabric groups.

3. Take one group and cut the 5” charm squares in half yielding 2 – 2 ½” x 5” rectangles. Cut the coordinating Bella Solid fabric into 1 – 4” x WOF (width of fabric) strip. From the strip cut into 4 – 1” x WOF strips; then from the 1” x WOF strips cut into 16 – 1” x 5” rectangles and 16 – 1”x 3 ½” rectangles. Repeat for remaining 11 charm/solid fabric groups. (Note: Be sure to keep the 12 coordinated groups separate from one another.)

Sewing the Blocks

1. Take 1 charm/ solid fabric group and sew a 1” x 5” coordinated Bella Solid rectangle to each side of the 2 ½” x 5” charm rectangle. Press to solid fabric.

2. Sew a 1” x 3 ½” coordinated Bella Solid rectangle to the top and bottom of the block. Press to solid fabric. Square to 3 ½” x 6”. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for all 80 blocks.

(Note: Depending on the charm square color groups, you will have 6 or 8 blocks)

Cutting the Sashing

From the Bella solid white sashing fabric cut:

22 – 1” x WOF strips. Set aside 16 of the strips for the inner border and sashing strips. From the remaining 6 strips subcut into 72 – 1” x 3 ½” rectangles.

Cut 1 – 3 ½” x WOF strip. From the strip subcut 10 – 3 ½” squares units.

Sewing the Sashing

1. Choose 8 Pezzy Print blocks and lay them out vertically. Sew a 1” x 3 ½” sashing strip to the bottom of the first block. Press sashing to block. Continue sewing a 1” x 3 ½” sashing strip to the bottom of the next 6 blocks.

2. Sew all 8 blocks together in a vertical row. Press sashings to blocks. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a total of 6 vertical rows that measure 3 ½” x 48 ½”.

3. Choose 7 Pezzy Print blocks and lay them out vertically. Sew a 1” x 3 ½” sashing strip to the bottom of the first block. Press sashing to block. Continue sewing a 1” x 3 ½” sashing strip to the bottom of the next 5 blocks.

4. Sew a 3 ½” white sashing squares to the top and bottom of each of the 5 rows. Press to pezzy blocks.

5. Sew the short end of 14 – 1” x WOF strips together to make 1 continuous strip.

6. Measure all rows and cut 12 – 1” white sashing strips to that measurement.

7. Layout the rows as shown.
Sew a 1” white sashing strip to each side of rows 1 and 11. Sew a 1” white sashing strip to the right side only of rows 2-9. Press to sashing strip.

8. Sew vertical rows 1-6 together as shown. Press to white sashing.

9. Sew vertical rows 7-11 as shown.

10. Sew all rows together from Step 9 & 10 as shown.

11. Measure the center of quilt horizontally with the 2 remaining 1” x WOF white sashing strips. Cut each strip to that measurement. Sew to top and bottom of quilt top. Press to sashing strip.

Outer Border

1. Cutting on the lengthwise grain (parallel to selvage) from the Bella solid red border fabric, cut 4 – 2 ½” x length of fabric.

2. Measure center length of quilt top and cut 2 strips to that measurement. Sew to each side of quilt. Press to border.

3. Measure center width of quilt top and cut 2 strips to that measurement. Sew top and bottom strips on. Press to border.

Quilt as desired.


From the Bella solid red binding fabric on the lengthwise grain cut 4 – 2 ½” x LOF (length of fabric) strips.

1. Sew all the strips together (short ends) to make 1 continuous strip. Fold binding in half wrong sides together and press. Attach binding to right side of quilt (raw edges even) and machine stitch all the way around. Turn binding to back and hand stitch down.

Your quilt is finished!! Enjoy!  Please email us photos or add them to our Flickr Group, we’d love to see them!

Jamie Mueller