Hi Everyone! I’m making a BIG announcement today! In my last newsletter, I mentioned that mini quilts are really popular- probably because they’re quick little projects that you can use to add warmth and personality to a room without spending a lot of time and money on them… So guess what? I’ve been working with my friend Michele from Mishka’s Playground to bring you a monthly club, called the Small and Sweet Mini Quilt Club!
I’ve designed the projects, and Michele will be the hostess. Beginning January 15, 2016, we will release a pattern a month, and it will run for six months. Each pattern will have easy to follow step-by-step diagrams and applique patterns- if you liked my Cozy Afternoon and Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM’s, you’re going to LOVE this! Each pattern will include a non-applique version of the quilt as well. The designs will be a mystery until they are released (although- you can get a sneak peak of a couple from the photo above!)
Here are the details:
Designed by: Jacquelynne Steves
Club hostess: Michele Foster, Mishka’s Playground, sign up for club here
Program details: Six monthly PDF patterns
Dates: January 15 to June 15, 2016
Finished size: Each mini quilt finishes at 26″ square
Skill level: Beginner – Confident Beginner
Technique: Pieced and Fusible Machine Appliqué
Price:$24.00 (USD) for all SIX patterns
Pattern Format: PDF files (download and save instantly)
And here’s how it will work:
The Club starts on January 15, 2016, and will continue until June 15, 2016. While I am the designer, this Club is organized by Michele at Mishka’s Playground. On the 15th of each month (around Noon Eastern time), you will receive an email from Michele, letting you know that the next mini quilt pattern is available. You’ll login to Michele’s website to download the latest pattern.
Why should you be part of “the club”?
There’s a huge advantage to signing up now! You will get all 6 adorable patterns for just $18! That’s an awesome price- just $3 per pattern! This is a Special Introductory Price- After December 25, 2015 the regular club price will be $24 (which is still a great value.) When you join the club, you will also get, for FREE, a very helpful PDF Fusible Machine Applique Tutorial with lots of useful tips and suggestions. The patterns will also be available for purchase individually for $8.00 each, but will not include the Fusible Machine Applique Tutorial.
We will have a lot of fun, hanging out over in Michele’s Aiming for Accuracy Quilt Along Facebook Group, which is a great community for sharing photos of your work and asking for help if you get stuck! You can also share your work over on Instagram- we’ll be using the hashtag #SmallAndSweetQuilt. There may be a few surprises along the way too- who knows?!
(By the way- a couple people have asked what kind of fusible I like for machine applique. I really love Heat n Bond Lite. One small pack is enough to do all six mini quilts, but there is also a larger value pack available, which we recommend if you plan on doing more fusible machine appliqué projects. These quilts are so much fun to make, you may find that you want to make several of each pattern!)
You can also grab a button below for your blog sidebar, Facebook, whatever to invite your friends along- please link to this page https://mishkasplayground.com/quilting-patterns/mqc-pieced-appliqued-designs/350 pixels wide
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……Are you still here??? What are you waiting for? Hop over to Michele’s site and sign up today! I can’t wait to sew along with all of you in our club!
We’ve now added GIFT MEMBERSHIPS! You can buy a membership for your quilt-y friends and family. They will love it! What a fun gift- it may just be their favorite thing under the tree this year!! When you do, you will receive a super-cute printable gift certificate to present to the recipient. Just email Michele at Quilting.Gallery(at)gmail.com and she’ll take care of everything!