Moda Candy Cabins

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I love American Jane! Everything Sandy Klop (the clever quilter behind the American Jane fabrics and patterns) designs makes my heart go pitter patter. I also love tiny piecing! On my first-ever quilt retreat several years ago, a friend of mine was working on tiny paper pieced log cabins that she made into a pin cushion. Those cute tiny things have been stuck in my brain ever since so I created my own template to work with a Moda Candy pack (2.5″ squares). I’m currently making over a 1960s dollhouse for my daughter (well, let’s be honest – she’s two so the dollhouse is also for me) and this tiny patchwork is a perfect fit.

This itty bit patchwork block finishes at 2.25″ square.

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1 Moda Candy {Bread ‘n Butter by American Jane}
Coordinating scraps
1 foundation piecing template {in the Printer Friendly Version at the bottom of this post}

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Cut apart the foundation piecing templates for each block you would like to make.

For each block, you will need:

  • (1) ½” square
  • (12) ½” x 2½” strips
  • (3) ¾” x 2½” strips
  • (1) ¾” x 2¾” strip

Use a dab of glue to attach the ½” square RIGHT SIDE up to the WRONG side of the template. Be sure that the fabric is centered over square 1. Let dry for a couple of minutes. Place strip 2 right side down so that the seam between 1 and 2 is covered. Carefully flip over to the right side of the template and sew along the seam line. Flip again and press. Repeat this process until all sections have been covered with fabric.

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Trim block to 2¾”. Gently remove the paper, starting with the outermost section and working your way in until you reach the center.

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Make as many blocks as needed for your desired project. Mini quilt? Pin cushion? Those would both be cute! I made mine into a tiny sofa cushion…

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This block finishes at 2¼” square.

Lisa Calle
{vintagemodernquilts.com}
{@vintagemodernquilts on Instagram}

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