Thursday, July 19, 2018

Moda Club July 2018

So fun to see everyone!
For those of you who weren't able to join us, 
here are the highlights.

 Back in 2012, we did a dresdan plate sew along with 
Bunny Hill
Scrappy Plates with Scallop Border
 You can find her 4 part tutorial,
for making this small quilt here

We also looked at the Disappearing Dresdan.
With the help of the prairie point tool, there is no need to make
a center for this desdan.  
 Susan Cleveland demonstrates how to use the prairie point tool
in this short video

Anna Mary, did a very nice demo
on how to make a curved dresdan plate
 If you missed her demo, here is a link to a tutorial.
Anna Mary, used a non fusible interfacing.

I made the shaded, or split, dresdan.
 To get this affect, you sew two strips of fabric together.  Center your dresdan ruler so the seam is in the middle.

Rose made a beautiful pillow!
She featured the Spiked Dresdan.

Sandy made up a freebie link, by Clover and Violet
She used a charm pack and 1 yard of fabric for background, center and back of pillow. Be sure to stop in to see this cute sample!

We hope to have inspired you a little.
Next month, there will be a special door prize for anyone who brings in a dresdan show & tell.

Our new featured quilt...
Kits are available at Ben's.

Mark your calendars now.
Moda Club will meet again on 
8/15/18 at 1p.m.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Moda Club Reminder for July 2018

Moda Club Meets this Wednesday,
July 18, at 1p.m.

Last month, we looked at small projects for Summer Sewing. 
We've been posting some daily project inspirations on our facebook page too.
 Hope to see a few at Show & Tell. 

Moda Bake Shop is hosting a "Summer Camp"
They are offering several different "pathways" to choose from as you make a medallion quilt.
 Medallion Quilts. Popular through the early 1800s, Medallion quilts were made in a style that had actually been brought to America from Europe by the colonists. In simplest terms, a medallion quilt is made of a central motif surrounded by multiple borders.

Choose Your Own Adventure, started June 25th.  All instructions for catching up are still posted.

 Looking forward to sharing what we've been up to.  Hope you all are enjoying these wonderful Summer Days!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Featured Yarn for June

   North Shore

North Shore is a super-soft, acrylic yarn with a perfectly polished sheen and elegant drape that make this shimmering blend of DK weight yarn the ultimate choice for sophisticated scarves, sweaters and baby items. This yarn is the right choice for those looking for an alternative to wool and wool blends.

100% Acrylic
Weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz
Approx: 220 yds / 200 m
Knitting Needle Size: US 5 - 6 / 3.75 - 4.0 mm
Knitting Gauge: 22 - 24 sts = 4" (10 cm)
Crochet Hook Size: 6 HOOK / 4.00 mm (7 HOOK / 4.50 mm, H / 5.00 mm
Our featured Sample
This is my personal "go to" baby sweater pattern.  In this one pattern, are sweaters for both boys and girls in sizes 0-3 month, all the way up to 24-36 months!  Such a deal!  Well written instructions.
Available now at Ben's.

Below are a few free pattern links

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prothetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast.

North Shore is also available in beautiful prints.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

June Moda Summer Sewing Projects

Look for all the wonderful Show & Tell at

This month we looked at a new, beautiful quilt pattern.
Centered Around You

We revisited some of our favorite patterns for a few quick, 
Summer sewing projects.

Zippy Strippy
 Summer, would be a great time to whip up a few of these for gifts.
Fat Quarter and scrap friendly.  
This pattern makes bags in numerous sizes. 

 Farmer's Market Tote
 Rose came up with this great use of a panel for a fun tote.
We trimmed the center of the panels to feature in our project.
Make one for yourself and a friend.

We shared some bags made from Pioneer Woman Placemats.  
All you need is a zipper and some Heat & Bond vinyl
Look for You Tube Video for this bag and links to others here.

Kim Diehl:  Farmstead Game Board
A fun little project to challenge you piecing skills. 

New at Ben's:


Sorbet Essentials

Autumn Shimmer
A beautiful metallic panel with coordinating fabrics. 

A limited number of kits for this 
Christmas Table Topper and place mats.
An up close shot of the cute snowman and forest friends.
Woodland Dreams

A Freebie from Moda Bakeshop
 Christmas Bobbles Quilt
  • 1 Mini Charm Pack (shown in Jingle by Kate Spain)
  • 2/3 yard white or tone on tone background fabric (shown in Jingle Noel Snow)
  • 1/8 yard gray fabric (shown in Steel Bella Solid)
  • 1 yard backing/binding fabric (shown in Jingle Noel Tonal Crimson)
  • batting measuring 22″ x 26″

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June Moda Club Reminder 2018

Moda Club meets this Wednesday, 
June 20th, at 1p.m.

Last month, we featured flying geese items.
Bring a flying geese show & tell for a chance at an additional door prize! 

This month's reminder comes with a link to challenge you piecing skills.   Would be great in many fabric combos.  Designed by Kim Diehl, in her latest line Farmstead Harvest.

Looking forward to seeing what you've been working on!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

In Stitches May 2018

In Stitches meets this Thursday,
5/31/18 from 1-3p.m. and 5-7p.m.

A free crochet pattern on Ravelry. 
Our sample is made with two skeins of 
Caron Simply Soft, and a size H crochet hook. 

Find numerous free knitting patterns
 for Caron yarn here
Crochet free patterns here

Looking forward to seeing what's on your 
hooks and needles!

This will be our last gathering until September.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May Moda 2018

Some amazing Show & Tell!
Be looking for all the show & tell pictures at our facebook page.   
You can now follow us on Instagram at benfranklin2180  

Congrats to Kathy Currie, the winner of our Shop Hop Basket!   We hope you all enjoyed a great hopping adventure!    Always a fun event.

This month we are all about flying geese!

Kathy, made another awesome small quilt from Jo's Little Favorites

A new pattern for us:  Fox In A Box
My picture doesn't do this justice...
stop in to see in person!  
Super cute! Fabric:  Home Sweet Home
 by Moda 

Twisted Geese, by Zen Chic
Layer Cake friendly

Bring in a flying geese project next month, for show and tell, to be registered for a special doorprize! 

Lisa, shared her Ombre Gems quilt with us!
This quilt has been featured on Instagram as a quilt along.  Emily Dennis, of Quilty Love, has designed and been hosting this.  It is extra special as she is a Yooper!  She lives in Hancock and is a young mother of 3 children.   You can also follow her on Instagram under emily_dennis_, and ombregemsquiltalong.  This pattern has been very popular...we sold out, but will have more soon.
We do have Ombre Confetti, 
by Moda, in 10 beautiful colors!

Latest arrivals at Ben's:

Farmstead Harvest 
By Kim Diehl

 New panel for quilters, The Quilted Cottage
 With some coordinating fabrics!

 A sweet collection called Roses & Arrows

A fun, collection:  Retro Vibes 

Thanks for joining us!  Mark your calendars now.
Our next meeting will be on 6/20/18 at 1p.m. 

In Stitches will meet on 5/31 from 1-3 and 5-7.
Bring in what's on your hooks and needles and join along for some group fun while you work on your projects.  Shop specials that day too.