Scattered Squares Quilt

Hi Moda Bake Shop Friends! I’m Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff and I’m so excited to share a new Moda Bake Shop Project! Today we are making Scattered Squares with the happy Orchard fabric by April Rosenthal! This quilt would be perfect for all your Spring and Summer picnics! It’s a beginner friendly pattern that uses my favorite precuts: Charm Pack and Layer Cake! Save your favorite fabrics to be the large squares so they really stand out! Let’s get quilting!

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Cacti Quilt

Hey, fellow bakers!  Emily here, from Aunt Em’s Quilts, happy to be back and sharing another fun quilt.  I’m a desert girl.  I grew up in the second driest state in the union.  I tried a stent in the Northwest, and while it was beautiful, I missed the sun.  So I’m back in the desert.   This project draws it’s inspiration from that sunny desert I love.  Nothing says desert like a cactus.  This project combines pairs of layer cake and charm squares to form cactus blocks. The bright happy colors of Zen Chic’s Spotted line made for some great cacti.

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Simple Stack Quilt

Hi Moda Bake Shop Friends! I’m Melanie from A Bit of Scrap Stuff  and I’m so excited to share a new Moda Bake Shop Project! When I saw the gorgeous Nova fabric designed by Basic Grey – I knew it would be perfect for Simple Stack Quilt. I wanted to keep the gorgeous Nova fabric pieces large- some fabric just can’t be cut tiny! Simple Stack is a beginner friendly pattern that showcases these Nova beautiful prints!  Simple Stack uses (1) Charm Pack and (1) Layer Cake – my favorite pre-cut! I’m ready to sew this quilt again – luckily I have quite the collection of Charm Packs and Layer Cakes :). Let’s get quilting! Continue reading

Railways



Hello fellow quilters!  I’m Emily Bailey of Aunt Em’s Quilts and I’m excited to be back baking for Moda.  This fun, easy quilt reminds me of the cross country train ride I took with my middle son, Josh.  The casual pace of this kind of travel makes it very enjoyable.  Taking time to meet your fellow travelers as we took in the beautiful scenery was delightful.  I chose April Rosenthal’s Orchard for this quilt to represent the farmland we passed as we traveled.

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Mary’s Go Round Quilt

Happy Fall!  I am Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B, and it is so good to be back at the Moda Bake Shop.  This quilt block was inspired by my mom, Mary.  She was an amazing seamstress, initially out of need, but as time went on out of pure love for the craft.  She won many Blue Ribbons at our state fair over the years, and no Christmas went by without matching party dresses and PJ’s for my nieces and their dolls.

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Building Blocks: Quarter Square Triangles

Hello, Bakers! I am here today to discuss quarter square triangles and show you two ways to construct this building block. Adding the quarter square triangle to your quilting repertoire opens up some fun piecing possibilities. One step more advanced than the ubiquitous half square triangle, the quarter square triangle (commonly abbreviated QST) consists of four right triangles that form a square.

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Building Blocks: Half Rectangle Triangles

Welcome to another Building Blocks tutorial! I’m Nicola Dodd from CakeStand Quilts and I’m so happy to be back at the Bake Shop to help you cook up some Half Rectangle Triangles.

I’m a huge fan of the Half Rectangle Triangle (lets call them HRTs or this will be a really long post!) as they add so much movement and excitement to a quilt. They are usually made with templates, but if you don’t want to invest in special rulers, or the idea of Foundation Paper Piecing brings a tear to your eye, I have two simple techniques that both use a tool you will already have: your ruler!

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