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Moda Cake Mix Recipe Quilt

Heathers Pondicherry 2

Heather just finished up this 53″ x 71″  Moda Cake Mix Recipe Quilt. There had been a lot of buzz about Moda Cake Mix Recipes. If you haven’t heard about them, or you have seen them but didn’t know what their purpose was here is an explanation from Moda;

What is a Moda Cake Mix?  It’s a recipe for block parts that makes baking a Layer Cake quilt easier than ever.  This unique triangle paper is designed to work in conjunction with Moda’s 10″ square Layer Cakes. Each tablet has 42 sheets – one for each layer in a Layer Cake – and a couple of extras for practice.  Each pad also includes a few simple block and layout ideas – just add 1 or 2 Moda Layer Cakes and you’re ready to start stitching.

Heather used all 44 sheets in the Cake Mix Recipe #2 pad which made 88 blocks in all. This  required one Pondicherry Layer Cakes by French General…Heather’s favourite. As well she used a Layer Cake equivalent of 10″ squares of tone on tones cut from her stash. She then layed her blocks out in an eight by eleven grid. Have a look.Heathers Pondicherry Heathers Pondicherry 4 Heathers Pondicherry 3

The quilting is displayed nicely in the sunshine

Heather’s free motion quilting is displayed nicely in the sunshine

There are currently eight Cake Mix Recipes available. These is a smaller version available as well called Cupcake Mix Recipes. Cupcake Mix Recipes use Charm Packs instead of Layer Cakes and their are currently four recipes available.

Watch the video below to see how a Moda Cake Mix Recipe is baked;

Sew Many Notions

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Janet recently finished up this folky looking wall project. If you are a lover of wool and hand stitched projects then this would be right up your alley.

Button Love Wallhanging is one of numerous assorted projects in the book Sew Many Notions by Debbie Busby. From  pincushions to needle holders, mini-quilts, a table mat & more this book has projects that will help make your sewing space look like a page from a decorating magazine and have fun while doing it.

The layers of wool and blanket stitch embroidery give the project rich depth. You could change up the colours and go light, dark or pastel depending on your taste.

Have a closer look at Janet’s project;Buttons Quilt 6 Buttons Quilt 5 Buttons Quilt 4 Buttons Quilt 2

Quilts Pillow Cover


We have a new kit in the store. This ‘Quilts‘ pillow cover is fun and would make a nice addition to seating in your sewing space.

The pattern is a Shabby Fabrics pattern and is another fusible applique project of pillow covers with fun details in each design in the series.  With only one pillow form necessary you can change your cover with the seasons. Have a closer look;QuiltsPillow7 QuiltsPillow6 QuiltsPillow5 QuiltsPillow4 QuiltsPillow3 QuiltsPillow2Find the pattern HERE.


Autumn Homecoming

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The weather has taken a drastic change as of late. The rain is a welcome relief for many of us here in BC after the hot, dry weather we experienced week after record breaking week.

With the gray skies and wet weather come the falling leaves and of course the familiar honking of our beloved Canadian Geese preparing for their flight South.

With  these sights and sounds in mind there is no better time to feature “Autumn Homecoming” designed by Shania Sunga and featuring gorgeous Cantik Batik fabrics. This 33″ x 16.5″ quilt would make a lovely Fall table runner or wall hanging. Using a fusible web applique this project could easily be completed in a weekend. Autumn Homecoming3 Autumn Homecoming2 Find kits for Autumn Homecoming by clicking on the link HERE.

Sleigh Bell Trio – Three Table Runners = one kit!


Currently, we are making up samples of the three table runners included in our “Sleigh Bell Trio” kit. This kit Hamels is offering features the original “Blue Barn” fabrics from Laundry Basket Quilts. In the video below, Edyta Sitar does a really good job explaining how to make the “Pines” runner from the kit. The laser cut “Silhouettes” make the snowflakes easy to add onto the background.

Order your kit HERE and don’t delay as there are limited quantities left of this this kit.




The pattern is also available by clicking on the image below.