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The fifth block for Maggie’s First Dance Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.)

If you can’t find your email, please check your spam folder, and Gmail users please check your “Promotions” folder. If you still can’t find it, please email me  It may take us a little while to get back to you, but we will do our best to answer as soon as possible. PLEASE do not comment here to tell us that you can’t find your email – your comment will be deleted! Please email for assistance. Thank you!!

For technical questions, like how to download/save a PDF, etc. please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are NOT signed up yet, please fill in the box in the upper right side bar of THIS PAGE to get your FREE block patterns! NOTE – THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG – YOU MUST SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please download and save the files to your computer immediately, so that you can find them when you need them. Don’t rely on trying to find the email with the links later- As many have found, emails tend to get lost, even when you put them in a special folder :)  As this event grows larger with more and more participants, it gets more difficult for me to reply to emails requesting that I re-send the patterns. THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!


Read through to the end of this post to find out how you can win a really great prize :)

And now, my block!

So, this month is a little different from previous months. For months 1 through 4, we made just one block, and had the option of adding applique or hand embroidery to the center.

This month, you will need to make 5 identical blocks– but don’t worry, they are super simple!

MaggiesFirstDanceBOM-JacquelynneStevesAs you can see, there is no embroidery or applique in the center. These are our “setting blocks”- the blocks which will go in between our “sampler” blocks (#1-4). However- some of you have told me that you are adding applique or embroidery to the center of the setting blocks as well! That is totally up to you! I left my setting blocks “blank” in the center, and then my long arm quilter used the space to get really creative, as you can see in the photo above.

Our guest blogger and sponsor Christa Watson also shows us how she quilted this block- she turned her block into a cute mug rug!


You may remember a while back, I showed you some ideas for quilts you make using only the setting blocks. (Please note- I do not have specific fabric requirements or instructions for these quilts, these images are just to give you some ideas.) Because this block design is so simple, you could make a “bonus” quilt or 2 with them! These blocks would make a wonderful scrap quilt!





Let’s Share!!!

Can you do me a favor?? There’s still time to sign up, so if you have a friend (or 2 or 3) who would like this project, please invite them along! 

Read about block 1 here.

Read about block 2 here.

Read about block 3 here.

Read about block 4 here.

Lots of people tell me that their favorite part of the Block of the Month is seeing all of the different fabrics people choose- and I agree! Amazing how different a block can look with different fabrics! Please show us your blocks!! You have lots of ways to “show-off”!!

~~Sew Quilty Friends Facebook Group– we’ve just started a new Facebook group about a week ago and it’s already so much fun :) Lots of quilty chatting going on and new friends being made. It’s also a great place to ask questions about the BOM, or any quilt related questions. Join here and post your photos.

~~My Facebook Page– post your photos to my Facebook page. You can use hashtag #MaggieQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneJostSteves

~~Instagram– post your photos to Instagram and tag #MaggieQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneSteves

~~Pinterest– you can pin your photos to our group Pinterest board. Please email me for an invitation to pin to the board.

~~Linky Page– this is brand new- you can post your photos right here on my website!! We haven’t done this before, so I hope it works OK, lol. Please click here and follow the instructions at the top. You don’t have to have a blog or website to add your photos. This is great for those of you who don’t use other social media (such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)

***Even if you don’t choose to post your photos, please visit the sites above to see everyone’s work! It’s really a lot of fun!

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The Giveaway!

This month, we are giving away a pattern bundle from Christa Quilts! Each of our featured bloggers will be giving away this pretty bundle, retail value $30 US. Plus, in addition to our regular featured bloggers, Christa will also be giving a bundle away- That’s 8 bundles we’re giving away! Giveaway is open to US and international readers.


Christa has some great patterns and books over at her site, as well as a precut store where you can pick up precut fabrics (like jelly rolls and layer cakes) for quick projects as well as Aurifil Thread!

For your chance to win a beautiful pattern bundle, please visit the blogs below. Please note- there is no giveaway on this post- you must enter at the blogs below.

Our Incredible Sponsors!

Please visit all of our Block of the Month sponsors below!




This month’s sponsor- Christa Quilts! Cool modern quilt patterns, beautiful books, and precut fabric store!















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OK peeps- It’s time to hit those machines and get to work!!

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