Free Pattern Tutorial up at the Moda Bake Shop!

I developed a new alphabet tutorial using the Moda Candy squares (or mini-charm squares).  (This is also a good tutorial for making use of leftover jelly roll strips or any other small scraps.  Just chop strips or scraps into 2.5″ squares.)   This alphabet can be used to make banners, initial/monogram pillows, poem quilts, quotes on wall hangings, or any other wordy fabricky item you can imagine.  I hope you enjoy it!


The tutorial is now live on the Moda Bake Shop site.

Another tutorial I finished will be coming soon at the Bakeshop.   Here is a sneak peek:


Want to know the funny thing?  We don’t have an elf at the Warnick house.  Our elf “lives with Santa all the time so he can make more toys”.  I love seeing what other people do with their elves and love how much joy they bring to many.  However, they are not for the Procrastinator Who Suffers From A Horrible Horrible Did I Say Horrible Memory.  Also, I worked at Barnes & Noble the first year they were a super-hot selling item (of note: that is The B&N closest to the Elf founders’ homes) and was disgusted that the Elf outsold any single book there.  By a lot.  So there you have it.  My Elf Psychosis.

Having said all of that, I was thrilled when a sewing student of mine wanted to start his classes off by making something special for his Elf.  I came up with this idea to combine learning simple straight-seam sewing, chain-piecing, and nesting seams.  It is an Elfin Sleeping Bag and Pillow (which can also become just a simple placemat by leaving out the last step!).  I will post the link when it goes live.  Hope you enjoy!



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