Sunday, March 18, 2018

Moda Club Reminder

Moda Club meets this Wednesday,
3/21/18 at 1p.m.

Last month we featured the rail fence block.  At Moda, we will be looking forward to seeing rail fence projects that you have made. 
Play along for a chance at a special drawing. 

 Our freebie link this month is for a bed size quilt, 

Show & Tell is the best part of Moda!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February Moda Club - Rail Fence

Last month, we shared all things Hexi!
Sew much fun!  We started out with a show and tell from you all of your hexi projects. 
Lori Holt Quilty Zip Pocket (then scroll down for instructions)

This month, we are back to some basics...

An accurate quarter inch is so important when piecing.  We also talked about the much controversial pressing of seams!

For the month of February, we will be exploring
the Rail Fence Block. 
Be sure to like us on facebook for daily inspiration.

These projects are both charm pack friendly.

Sweet Jane's Third Times a Charm Table Topper

Sweet Jane's Rail Fence Tote 

is a wonderful charity quilting organization.  
This would be a great quilt to make to donate.
For this quilt you will need 3/8 yard of 4 different fabrics for your rails, 1/4 yard for inner border, and 1/2 yard for outer border.  

Just to shake it up a little, 
we looked at the Split Rail Fence!
I made this runner using 3 split rail blocks and a 1" inner border.   You will need 1/4 yard of 4 different fabrics.  This should give you enough for at least 3 blocks and your choice of border.  To include binding for this size, would require one of your 4 fabrics to be cut 3/8 of a yard.

 Cut 4 strips 2.5" width of fabric, of each of your four fabrics.  Sub cut these to 2.5" x 19".  One set of 2.5x19" strips sewn together should equal 2 rail fence blocks.  Whatever your width of the 4 sewn strips together equals, is the length of your blocks.  (Your quarter inch will make a difference in the size of your completed strip set.)  Sew four different strips together for a strip set.  Press all seams open.

 Once you have cut your two blocks, lay one square, right sides together with rails going in opposite directions, on top of the other.
 Important step:  Sew all the way around the outside of your square, using 1/4 inch.
Now cut as pictured, corner to corner.

Open and press seams open.

Arrange your 4 new squares to form a split rail block.

 February is National Embroidery Month

Sandy embroidered this happy little snowman for us!  It is part of a pattern by Crabapple Hill.

Snowman A to ZZZZ Block of the Month. 

And, just because it was too cute to resist!
A Tale of 2 Gnomes

Challenge for next month...

Bring a rail fence project next month for show and tell.  There will be a special door prize drawing for those who participate.  

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In Stitches Reminder

In Stitches
2/22/18 1-3p.m. and 5-7p.m.

Our Moda Club has been exploring things made with hexi shapes.  Thought it might be fun to look at some crochet and knitted hexi's....


Crochet in Color Hexi Pattern
Looking forward to seeing what's 
on your hooks and needles!


February Moda Club Meeting

Moda Club Meets today,
2/21/18 at 1p.m. 
 Be sure to bring a hexi show and tell for a chance at an additional door prize.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

January Knitting Reminder

In Stitches Meets this Thursday,
1/25/18 from 1-3p.m. and 5-7p.m.

Pompons are back!
 Pompons are a great accent for a Gilmore Hat.
 Our sample is made from Michigan wool.

Can't wait to see what's on your 
hooks and needles!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Moda Club January 2018

It was so wonderful to see so many of you!
Hope we provided a little inspiration...

What a great way to start out the New Year!
Use your scraps to whip up a nice wall hanging for your sewing room or a good friend!

Another nice charm/scrap friendly pattern for the sewing room.... Essentials
 Linda made this one to inspire us!

For January, we are featuring all things hexi!

 Lisa and Kathy shared their Lucy Boston Blocks with us.  We have the papers and templates for you to try your hand at a beautiful block.
 Be looking for video links on our facebook page.

If a Lucy Boston Block, seems too intimidating,
this sweet table runner, would be a quick project to try some English paper piecing.
 We have iron on hexi shapes!

If hand sewing hexi's,
 just flat out doesn't appeal ...
 Sugar Cookies is a free pattern at Moda Bakeshop.  This pattern uses a charm pack,
Inner border 1/4 yard, outer border 3/4 yard,
and 3/4 yard for background.  Pattern also calls 
for the Marti Michell template set.

Our featured quilt is Jelly Roll Friendly.
Science Fair by Jaybird Quilts
 Tari made this quilt using 30's Playtime by Moda.

This pattern, and many others, use the
Hex N More ruler 
With this ruler, you can make gems, triangles, half and whole hexi's in numerous sizes.

Sew!  Our challenge to you is to try your hand at an English paper piece project.  Lisa and Kathy will be hosting a open sew for more detailed instruction/inspiration.  The date will be posted on facebook and in the shop.  We will have a special door prize drawing, for those of you who bring hexi show and tell to our February Moda Club.

Anna Mary started off show and tell with 
rope baskets.  She is offering to host an open sew on 2/8/18, from 9-12p.m.  
 You will need to bring a sewing machine that you can zig zag on, thread colors of your choice, scraps that are cut to 3/4" wide, a jeans needle for your machine, rope clothesline.  
(A fine guage is preferred.)  

We will be posting lots of hexi inspiration at our facebook page.  Also, look for pictures of
 Show & Tell soon!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Moda Club Reminder for January 2018

Happy New Year!
We have a great line up for our 2018,
Moda Club! 

1 layer cake (you will use 24 squares)*
3 yards background fabric, ½ yard binding fabric 

Moda Club Meets this Wednesday, 
1/17/18 at 1p.m.  
Remember your group quilt block, 
and don't forget your show & tell !
Sew excited to see what you have been up to!