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We’re #6!

Martingale, also known as That Patchwork Place, announced the top 10 books of the year today!

Our Simple Quilts … Easy as 1 2 3 is a winner at number 6!


And believe it or not, we’re in the number 10 book too!

It’s called Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics


We have 5 projects in this new book!

We couldn’t be happier! Thanks everyone for all your support!
Barb and Mary





My Someday Quilt!

Someday I want to make this quilt!


I saw the Quiltsmart booth at this past Quilt Market in Houston and fell in love with one of their samples!


They used our whimsical “LOL” fabrics in this typically very traditional pattern.

Simply stunning!


I have all the fabrics I need to make my “someday quilt” set aside … for someday!

Thanks Quiltsmart for the inspiration!






Welcome To Hollyhill!

Mary and I recently got to travel to Portland and teach at one of our favorite quilt shops … Hollyhill!


They have an annual event called “Homespun and Holly” every November. The ladies come for a full day of Christmas spirit and 4 fun holiday projects.

This year Jan and her family decorated the tree in the classroom with her personal glass ornament collection … to share a bit of their family’s Christmas tradition.


Jan’s been collecting these ornaments for over 30 years and they’re simply stunning!


The 3 day event began everyday with a parade through the store and into the classroom led by the head elf … Brian.


And ballerinas!


They danced through the store leaping and twirling to Christmas music and handed out fat quarters. It gave me goosebumps!

The store was decorated to the max and glowed with lights and Christmas cheer!


We spent the days making handmade ornaments and got to visit with the nicest ladies ever!


This was our kit …


That was turned into 2 heart ornaments made with our Makin’ It Cute Templates!


I think everyone enjoyed making ornaments …


… and all the festive decorations wherever we turned!


What a wonderful way to start the holiday season!


Merry Christmas!


The “Homespun and Holly” teachers and team 2014 from left to right … Joanna from Fig Tree and Co, the shops Moda rep Diane, Sherri Falls from This and That, Karla from Sweetwater, Jan from Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe and Mary … Me and My Sister Designs!

Ho Ho Ho!






Royal Tea!

One of our favorite bag patterns is featured in the new Connecting Threads catalog!

The fabric kit is called “Royal Tea” and the pattern for the kit is our Juliet Bag.

Juliet Bag - Royal Tea

It’s one of our best selling patterns!

Happy Quilting!






Please Read With Me!

Our friend and quilter extraordinaire Melissa Corry has a new project on the Moda Bake Shop today and it features our “LOL” fabrics!


The alphabet letters were featured earlier this year as free patterns on the Moda Designer Blog Hop. Melissa added her own touch with the books and letters of her own.

I’m a reader and read almost everyday of my life. Sometimes it’s just a few pages before I fall asleep and sometimes I read lots of pages when I should be working. I love to read!

This quilt is perfect for the reader in your life!


Thanks Melissa for making such a beautiful quilt! To find out more about Melissa visit her website at Happy Quilting!

Our “LOL” fabrics are in the stores now if you’d like to make your own quilt just like hers.


Happy reading and quilting!






Pattern Of The Month!

It’s that time again!

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Time for the pattern of the month sale!

This months feature is one of my favorite patterns. Its cute, very simple and goes together quickly … three of the most important things I look for when starting a new project!


The cover quilt is shown using our “Giggles” fabric group and uses 10 inch squares or a Layer Cake.


Enjoy this newest pattern of the month for 25 percent off the regular download price making it only $7.50! Downloads only.

It’s Bella approved!


Boy does she need a bath!

Happy Quilting!






Moda Market Roll Call!

It’s that time again … time to show you all the designer booths around the central Moda area at this past Quilt Market in Houston!! So grab a cup of coffee and take the tour!

Lets start at our booth and go around from there. Here’s Me and My Sister Designs …


Mary is standing “booth” duty and making sure anyone who wants to chat about our new fabric group “Bandana” has someone to talk to. Little does she know … market isn’t open for the day yet!

Our neighbors Karla and Lisa from Sweetwater …


We love being next to these girls and they always have such adorable quilts. We laughed so much with these two that the days flew by. I love spending time with them whenever I can.

Minick and Simpson!


These sisters are also a bunch of fun to have nearby and they had candy! Let me tell you … I had my share of their Snickers bars. Sister teams are the best and I love these ladies.

Next is Pat Sloan …


Her energy is contagious! Mary and I got to spend some extra time with Pat this market doing an interview for her American Patchwork and Quilting radio show. Total fun!

Vanessa from V and Co. …


Vanessa made her own dress out of her new fabrics. I think she had a new one each day. So talented and adorable!

Malka Dubrowsky is the next girl on the block …


Her new fabrics are so colorful. You know how I love color. Notice how her jeans coordinate with her collection! Mary and I are going to have to try this next market.

Janet Claire …


We never tire of listening to her beautiful British accent and great stories! We had a “whale” of a time with Janet on the block.

Allison for Basic Gray!


Love this new group and Allison! But I think Allison should be wearing that apron. Don’t you agree?

Kate Spain …


I missed getting picture of Kate in her booth but just imagine her being there with a big smile. Kate’s becoming quite the quilter these days and is making her own samples!

Fig Tree and Co. is on the corner …


It’s always fun to see Joanna at market and catch up on things. Her sweater also matches her new fabrics. I see a trend here.

One of the new kids on the block is Jen Kingwell …


She’s all the way from Australia with her new group. We sure enjoyed having her on the Moda team and look forward to getting to know her even better next market!

Lisa Bongean and Primitive Gatherings …


Another great lady that we look forward to seeing every market … or whenever we can!  She always has a fantastic booth loaded with lovely things. I always want it all.

Starting down the other side is Lynne and Kansas Troubles …


Lynne is such a great friend and we always enjoy seeing her too! I can’t believe she’s standing on that beautiful quilt. We should probably take it away from her for ‘reckless” behavior. We have such great friends on the Moda team even if they are “reckless”!

French General …


Kari is absent. I know I say this every market but I really do need to get these pictures taken the first day. I think her new group must be called “Bon Voyage”?

Blackbird Designs …


Alma minus Barb. Their new group is beautiful with or without Barb in the picture. I want to steal her sweater. While I’m at it I wouldn’t mind having one of those quilts either.

Brenda Riddle …


Another new kid on the block. Mary and I have known Brenda for years and she really is as sweet as her fabric! So glad to have her on the Moda team.

Deb Strain …


This sweet and innocent looking designer Toilet Papered our booth! I need your help thinking up a “payback” for next time! You had best be sleeping with one eye open next market Deb!

Zen Chic …


Bridget travels all the way from Germany every quilt market to share herself and her new quilts with us. Love seeing her every market and spending time with her.

Next is Bunny Hill …


Miss you Anne! This bunny hopped away before I could grab a picture. Love you Anne and can’t wait to see you next time. Call me sometime just to chat.

Thimbleblossoms and Cotton Way …


Another “family” affair. It was so good seeing Bonnie at market again. What a great duo! So talented and adorable.

Laundry Basket Quilts …


Edyta and Michael are next. These two are such hard workers and good friends. Love seeing them whenever we can. That new butterfly quilt in the background is to die for!

Jan Patek …


Our good buddy! Actually everyone’s good buddy! Jan is such a talented person and is always ready to lend a hand or her ladder during set up. We love being her neighbor.

And back to where we started …


I think Mary figured out that market wasn’t open for the day yet and took off!

The gang!


What a great group of people we get to be a part of!

See you again in Minneapolis.






Pretty Dresses!

I get lots of emails from people who make things with our fabrics and I love every single one of them! This email was a little different so I’d like to share it with you.

Last week I got an email form Karen and she attached some beautiful pictures of some dresses she made. I thought they were so cute and asked her if I could share them with you … She said yes!


This one looks like it has some of our Dilly Dally and Ticklish fabrics!

Karen started making the dresses for her now 10 year old daughter and has expanded her love of sewing into her own small business.


I spotted our Amelia fabrics in this dress right away! So colorful and happy!

If you would like to see more of Karen’s dresses click here .

Keep the beautiful pictures coming. I love seeing what your creating!






The Moda Booth!

Sorry for the delay getting this post up, but I figure it’s better a little late than never. Things have been a bit crazy around here lately. Let me start catching up by sharing some of my pictures from Quilt Market in Houston.

The Moda Booth!


I loved all the signs that greeted us from every side …


I especially love those giant needles!

And on every corner more giant stuff …


How about a GIANT fat quarter bundle …


I’d love to have this in my stash! It’s probably as tall as my cutting table but I think I could manage somehow.


I wanted to take home every single one of these displays!

There was a “wall -o- pre cuts” in the Notions area of the booth …


I wouldn’t mind having a wall like this either! Do you sense a theme here? It could be said I wanted everything?

We were busy showing all the fabulous new Moda fabrics all weekend …


But the fun only lasted a few days and before we knew it we were taking things down and packing them up again …


Never fear! There will be another market in the Spring and another great Moda booth to show you!

More to come …







This is our first big sale ever!


Enjoy our extended Small Business Saturday Sale and save on pattern downloads, our book and thread collections!

Have fun shopping!


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