Sugar Pop N Change Mini Quilt

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Hello Moda Bake Shoppers and Happy Holidays!!! Melissa from Happy Quilting here with you today ūüėČ ¬† I was so excited to hear that Moda Bake Shop was celebrating this December with a whole month of Mini’s from previous Moda Bake Shop projects!!!! ¬†I absolutely love making mini’s and decided that it would be super fun to make a mini of my¬†¬†Sugar Pop N Change quilt¬†that was actually my third Moda Bake Shop Tutorial. ¬†So here it is . . . The Sugar Pop N Change Mini!!!!!

This quilt/project finishes at 23″ x 23″. ¬†So let’s get to it!!!

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To make this adorable mini you will need:

1 Junior Jelly Roll of Simply Colorful 2 by Vanessa Christenson (I choose purple, as that is my favorite, ¬†but it would look awesome in any of Vanessa’s 6 color palettes)
1/3 a yard of Moda Bella Solids White for background fabric
1  yard of backing fabric

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STEP 1 – CUTTING

From your¬†Moda Bella Solids White cut (6) 1″ x 25″ strips and (24) 1″ x 7 1/2″ strips. ¬†I like to starch my white yardage before cutting as I will be cutting very thin strips that stretch easy.

From your Simply Colorful 2 Junior Jelly Roll Strips cut (189) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

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I found the easiest way to cut my print rectangles was to layout 7 jelly roll strips on my mat, trim the selvages, and then measure in 1 1/2″ using my mat and cut. ¬†Continue doing this until you have 27 rectangles per strip.

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STEP 2 –¬†MAKING THE¬†COIN ROWS

Each block has 3 “coin” rows that each consist of 7 “coins”. ¬†You will be sewing a total of 27 coin rows, each with 7 coins in them. ¬† The easiest and fastest way to do this is to chain stitch.

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So, start by sewing a 1/4″ seam along the long side of 2 print rectangles with right sides together. ¬†Then, without removing them from your machine or clipping your threads, stitch¬†another 1/4″ seam on a set of 2 print rectangles. ¬†Continue in this fashion, until you have sewn 27 2 print rectangle sets. ¬† ¬† It is like making a long snake, or chain, of pieces.

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Then, go ahead and clip your threads between each paired rectangles.

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Then it is back to your machine. ¬†Place a third rectangle onto the now sewn together pair of rectangles with right sides together. ¬†Stitch a 1/4″ seam along the edge. ¬†Once again, chain stitch a third rectangle on to all 27 pairs. ¬† Then clip your threads between each set.

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Repeat this process to add the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh “coins” to each of the 27 sets.

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When you have all 7 “coins” in each row, clip your threads and you are ready to now move to the iron.

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When pressing the rows, take care not to stretch them. ¬†I like to use little starch when working with these small pieces as it makes it easier to piece the blocks together. ¬†Press the seams in one direction and be sure to pull in that direction slightly so you don’t get any little tucks in the seams.

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You should now have 27 “coin” rows that look a little like this and measure appx. 2 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.

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STEP 3 –¬†MAKING THE¬†BLOCKS

We will be making 9 blocks for this mini, and just like making the “coin” rows, it will save you a lot of time if you chain stitch each one of the following parts of Step 3 nine times so that when you get to the end of the step, all of your blocks are done.

Layout 3 “coin” rows and 2 small sashing strips as shown below.

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Place the sashing strips onto the coin rows with right sides together and stitch a 1/4″ seam along the edges. ¬†Press the seam allowance towards the sashing strips.

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Then place the second¬†coin row onto the first coin row with right sides together and stitch a 1/4″ seam along the edge. ¬†Finally, place the third coin row onto the now sewn together first and second coin rows and stitch a 1/4″ seam along the edge. ¬† Press the seam allowances towards the sashings.

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If you were chain stitching you now have 9 blocks ūüėČ ¬†If you weren’t repeat Step 3 until you have 9 blocks total. ¬†The blocks should measure appx. 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.

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STEP 4 –¬†MAKING THE¬†MINI TOP

Layout your 9 blocks and 6 small sashings as shown below.  Take care to watch the placement direction of the blocks.  Making the mini top is just like making the blocks, only on a larger scale.

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Place the small sashing strips on to the block sides with right sides together. ¬†Stitch a 1/4″ seam along the edges. ¬†Press the seam allowances towards the sashing.

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Place the second block in each row onto the first block with right sides together. ¬†Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance along the edge. ¬†Then place the third block in each row onto the now sewn together first and second block with right sides together. ¬†Stitch a 1/4″ seam allowance along the edge. ¬†Press all of the seam allowances towards the sashings.

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And now you are ready to add in your large (or long) sashings.  Layout 4 large sashing strips along each of your rows as shown below.

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Place the sashings strips¬†on the rows with right sides together. ¬†Stitch a 1/4″ seam along the edge, aligning as you go. ¬†Trim or clip away the excess amount of strip. ¬†Press the seam allowances towards the sashing strip.

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Place the second sashed row onto the first with right sides together. ¬†Take care to align and pin each of the sashing strips where the blocks line up. ¬†Sew a 1/4″ seam along the edge. ¬†Then repeat the process placing the third row onto the now sewn together first and second row, aligning the seams, and stitch a 1/4″ seam along the edge. ¬†Press the seam allowances towards the sashing strips.

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Now all you have left to do is add the two side sashing strips. ¬†Place two large sashing strips onto the two sides of your mini with right sides together. ¬†Stitch a 1/4″ seam along the edge. ¬†Trim or clip the excess and then press the seam allowance towards the sashing strips.

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And just like that . . . you have an awesome Sugar Pop N Change Mini quilt top!!! ¬†Your quilt top should measure appx. 23 1/2″ x 23 1/2″ unfinished.

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STEP 5 –¬†FINISHING

Now all that is left is to Baste It, Bind It, and Quilt It!!!! ¬†If you are new to the quilting world and that little sentence¬†was a little overwhelming, you can check out my Finishing Your Quilt Video Tutorials right here¬† They will walk you through each step and give you lots of help along the way ūüôā

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I decided to do some tiny cross hatch for the quilting using invisible thread. ¬†I love all of the yummy texture. ¬†And for the binding, I used three of the left over Junior Jelly Roll Strips. ¬†So fun ūüôā

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And that is your Sugar Pop N Change Mini!!! ¬†This quilt mini finishes at 23″ x 23″. ¬†I hope you just love yours and if you make your own I would love to see it!!! ¬†You can add it to my Flickr Group here or email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com.

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Mine is now hanging on my purple sewing room wall, with all of my other purple mini’s, right next to my sewing machine and it makes me smile every time I stitch ūüėČ ¬†Ya, did I mention, I love purple ¬†ūüėČ

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Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!

Melissa Corry
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Melissa Corry

Melissa Corry

Blogger and Pattern Designer at Happy Quilting
By Day I am a wife and stay-at-home Mom of 5 little kiddos. By Night (and nap time) I am a quilting devotee. Happy Quilting (www.happyquiltingmelissa.com) started out as place to share my creative endeavors. Now it's grown into a pattern company. I can't wait to see where it leads me next ūüôā
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8 comments on “Sugar Pop N Change Mini Quilt

  1. Lisa Calle says:

    I absolutely love the grid quilting on this! It look so good!

  2. blg2240 says:

    Oh, Melissa you’ve gone and done it again. This is absolutely charming and love the colors. You do need to update your bio, those five little kiddoes must be getting a little bigger by now. I’ve been following you for a long time and have just about every pattern you’ve ever designed. Thank you.

  3. annie says:

    Your quilting makes it look like candy, very beautiful.

  4. Karen Miller Karen Miller says:

    Melissa this little mini came out beautifully!! Awesome fabric and quilting choices too. Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. Diane says:

    What a fantastic quilt, Love the color palette, you quilted it beautifully!! I love that you hung it up
    Already!!! I definitely want to make this one !!

  6. cruisefan says:

    This nice quilt is perfect for a beginner!
    Beautiful choice of color and that grid quilting makes it look even better!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Rosemaryflower says:

    I love this Melissa. Thanks so much for sharing this quick and easy finish.
    I hope you have a happy blessed Christmas

  8. Loander55 says:

    I love this quilt design, I have so many 2 1/2 jelly rolls and it is wonderful to see a new way to make a quilt out of them. Thanks for sharing. Monday quilting day here I come.

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