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Spring Sew-Along quilt is finished, finally!!!

I have finally finished the Moda Bakeshop Spring Sew-Along quilt I started back in April. I appropriately named it Pollen Party. It is made from Robin Picken's Painted Meadow fabric. I added a few of my own including a bumble bee and a butterfly to go with my pollen theme. It took me a while, but I am super happy with how it turned out! The backing fabric is Moda's Marble Swirls lemon, and I used Marble Mate Dots Lemon for the border and binding. I chose these fabrics to represent swirling and floating pollen. I also made a pillow using some left over pieces (from my uhoh, did that wrong pieces 😂) Sorry the photos are not so great, I still have not mastered the skill of photographing a quilt!
Spring Sew-Along quilt
Painted Meadows Pillow
Spring Flower Sew Along backing 

The Perfect Gift Bag

We used this easy tutorial by Bee In My Bonnet to make a 16" zippered gift bag from the Deer Christmas fabric line by Sweetwater. Imagine giving the perfect gift wrapped in the perfect quilted bag!!! This sweet pouch is washable and reusable.

Start a tradition of passing on special memories with this pouch; use a solid fabric for the backing and each year the bag recipient can sign and date it, with a fabric pen, creating a special heirloom to be enjoyed by all for years. 
Bee In My Bonnet pouch
Gift pouch close up
Or add a special touch to your gift bag by letting the children draw on 100% cotton muslin with Pentel Dye Sticks and use it in place of the pieced front. The sticks are super easy to use (use like a crayon), and are made permanent with a hot iron. The finished art is washable. Don't forget to have them sign and date their artwork. Use any of your favorite fabrics or quilt blocks to create gift pouches for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations or any special event.

Pentel art
Pentel Dye Sticks art
Fun Flag Project

Kick off your July 4th holiday with a fun flag project!

Inspired by Diary of a Quilter, Amy Smart’s, free Flying Flags quilt and pillow tutorial we used Mackinac Island fabrics for the flag, Early Bird Dots Aqua and Thatched Peacock for the backgrounds. 

Flying Flag pillow  Fourth of July flag pillow Fourth of July pillow

Zippered Monster Fun

Moda has provided a sweet little project for that little one in your life. 

Monster zipper case
Wrap Yourself in Memories

We used Flights of Fancy by Momo to make this warm and snuggly quilt from a collection of favorite t-shirts. Don't want to make an entire quilt; use one of your favorite t-shirts to make a pillow. Have questions about t-shirt quilts or pillows, message us at and we will be happy to help.

Queen t-shirt quilt 
Flights of Fancy
Pillow t-shirt
Pooh and Friends
SUPER EXCITED!!!! Sew Fresh Quilts is offering a free tutorial featuring Pooh and friends 
💕. A super fun and quick project to make, and no social distancing required for these friends. The link to the tutorial is at the bottom of the post just below the "Terms of use" statement. Head on over to Sew Fresh Quilts blog and have some fun with Pooh and friends!

Sew Fresh Quilts free tutorial
Spring sew-along
Join us for a sweet and simple spring sew-along! What could be more lovely than flowers? We will share a new Moda Bake Shop flower or flower inspired block each Monday on our Facebook page

Here at the shop, I chose to use Robin Pickens' Painted Meadow fabrics for my sew-along quilt.
Week 1 Tulip Painted Meadow
College Cheer
Used Moda "spell it with fabric" letters, Moda Spotted fabric and Moda Grunge to create a fun college cheer lap quilt out of half-square triangles (HST) and easy-corner triangles (ECT). Sketched it out on graph paper and went to work. Added an appliquéd Red Raiders patch in the center of the "X" for an extra bit of team spirit. If we can answer any questions send us a shout out to 
Texas Tech Moda fabrics  Moda spotted
Bring on the heat!
Participants at the January 28 Chenille Hot Pad class created some beauties. Although I forgot to get a group photo and individual shots of each hot pad, our photographer, Kelly Delong with Delong Digital out of Portland, Texas, got some great action shots during the class. Participants made hot pads using Moda toweling and pattern by Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Design.

Customer job well done
Customer K.D. did a beautiful job on her Fields of Blue Texas flag placemats. The left vertical stripe and the backing are from the Fields of Blue collection, the red horizontal stripe is Crimson Thatched and the white is Muslin Mates Stars White. She contacted the shop for advice on how to create the placemats and questions about yardage. Her results were beautiful, congratulations on a job well done!
Wire reproduction laundry basket

Dress up a wire laundry basket by adding chandelier crystals to the upper rim; ribbons, tulle or a fabric liner could also be added.
Click here to purchase wire laundry basket.
Fun with Fabric Dye Sticks

Pentel Pastel Fabric Dye sticks are a great way to personalize a project. Children can easily draw on fabric, parents can heat set with an iron, and a quick tote can be created for grandparents, friends or family for a special keepsake.

Use dye sticks to draw panels for a quilt; create a custom t-shirt; or a special gift for a teacher. The uses are only limited by imagination. Instructions recommend using on cotton or silk fabrics.

Ashley, our in-house tester, found the dye sticks to be very easy to use. She noted the following:
•The sticks blend well before heat setting, they will smudge if you drag your hand over a previously drawn area.
•Have the feel of an oil pastel when being applied
•Best if fabric is secured to surface while drawing
•Use a flat smooth surface under fabric (we used corrugated cardboard and it left lines on our drawing-smooth and flat is best!)
•Put something between your project and ironing board cover when heat setting (a small amount of the dye bled through the back of the fabric during heat setting)
•Colors will slightly intensify during heat setting process
•Colors remain bright following washing and drying in the dryer
•Instructions included with sticks are clear and easy to follow

Purchase Pentel Pastel Fabric Dye sticks here:

Watch a video clip of process here: 

Company mascot wins big
Our company mascot "Mickey Moose" won big in the local lighted Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 7, in Refugio. He took flight pulling his sleigh and won Best Overall Float. We hear he made a "large" impression on the crowd and judges, and we were happy to get to share him with everyone. He spends most of his days standing guard over the warehouse and watching traffic as it passes, so he deserved to have some fun and recognition.

Company mascot pulls lighted sleigh
Our snow princesses wore capes made from the Moda Forest Frost Glitter line.

Snow princesses and Mickey Moose's handler pose with the trophy prior to the parade
Mickey Moose takes flight

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Phone: 361-676-1543
Address: 201 N. Alamo (Hwy 77), Refugio, TX
(Inside Alamo Street Market Place)

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