MBS Tutorial and a Giveaway!!!

As a celebration of my latest Moda Bakeshop (MBS) tutorial called Strawberry Fields Forever! (I’d love it if you left me a comment if you feel so inclined), I wanted to host this Layer Cake giveaway as my tutorial requires only one layer cake to make the quilt top.

For those of you that frequent my blog, you may recognize this quilt as I’ve already made two using this pattern: my Quilt for Japan using the Sunkissed collection, and of course, Strawberry Fields Forever (original post found here). Make one yourself using your favorite collection by checking out my MBS tutorial!

Anyway, onto the good stuff… To enter to win the Layer Cake, simply answer the following question via a comment to this post:

What are your favorite kind of patterns (e.g. intricate quilt patterns, garments, accessories, patterns using pre-cuts, etc.)? I really love this craft, and am genuinely interested in knowing what you all like to sew. πŸ™‚

And just as a side note, if you like sewing tutorials and if you’re addicted to fabric, I urge you to ‘Like’ me on Facebook (by clicking the button below). See how convenient I’ve made it for you?! And/or if it’s more convenient to follow me on blogger, there is a ‘Follow’ button to the right.

That’s it! I will draw your name using a random number generator so be sure to leave some way for me to email you. I will post the winner next Friday. And yes, I will ship international!

Happy Friday!

195 Responses to MBS Tutorial and a Giveaway!!!

  1. Anita May 6, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    Loved your MBS post, such an adorable quilt and it looks so easy.
    I seem to go in cycles as far as patterns go and I'm rather manic about it so it's all or nothing. All clothing, all accessories, all quilts etc. For quilts, I like quick and simple. I'm all about instant gratification!

  2. Melissa_Loves_Broccoli May 6, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    My favorite patterns are one of two: quilts that are cut with a rotary cutter (this girl hasn't mastered the round stuff yet) and simple garments (my husband just got me my first ever dress form), but simple garments because of time not skill. Love sewing!

  3. starfishalley May 6, 2011 at 6:16 am #

    Love this quilt and I'm going to try it next. I love to sew quilts, accessories and also baby items. Such fun and all a bit forgiving1

  4. Teresa Felgueiras May 6, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    I love strawberry fields.I bought i fat quarter bundle and it's just perfect to use your recipe.Thank you for the great tutorial. I love traditional patterns.and love to use precuts too.

  5. Pia May 6, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    I'm new into this quilt-world so I don't have any favorites yet.

  6. Caroline Ingalls May 6, 2011 at 6:29 am #

    Most of the time i like small quilts so I can change all year round. All the pre-cut are fun to use…. all the fabrics match together.
    I like fun stuff ( I did two rugs from your recipe) accesories… quick gift

  7. Scenic Pit Stops May 6, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    I'm fairly new to actual quilting, but love the different designs, both traditional and modern! I adore the Strawberry Fields collection and love your pattern here! Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Betty May 6, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    I started quilting 10 months ago and I just love all the pre-cut fabrics: always a great colour range!
    That's me at the start of my quilting progress, for I have progressed: my sewing is much more accurate than 8 monts ago!.
    I have started on more intircate patterns where accurate sewing is a must. It's OK sometimes, but not always.
    I like paper piecing too.
    I'm currently making a quilt of a map of the village where my father-in-law was born. The map is from around the time he was born, which was in 1931. Just this morning I woke up and knew instantly how best to tackle this quilt.
    Such a relief when there's light at the end of the tunnel!

    I'm already a follower and a fervent one!

  9. SewHappyGeek May 6, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    I love your sweet quilt on MBS, and I have to admit I love pre cuts too. Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. Florence May 6, 2011 at 7:11 am #

    I like your tuto at MBS ! I'm patchwork's beginner so pre-cut fabrics are easy way for me. Tank you to propose giveaway !

  11. Johanne May 6, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    I love pre-cuts, specially charms and jelly rolls. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. mollycaff May 6, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Love your recipe on the Moda Bakeshop. I'm very much a beginner, I've only made one quilt so far, so pre-cuts are definitely the way to go for me at the moment. I don't yet have the confidence to pick colours that will match or to cut accurately enough for a whole quilt. Thanks for having the giveaway!

  13. mac May 6, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    I enjoy making up jelly rolls and layer cakes and am always looking for patterns that make the most of the fabric. Thanks for the give away.

  14. Susan May 6, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    I'm crazy about charm packs and jelly rolls. Almost instant gratification! Your Strawberry Fields quilt on MBS is adorable.

  15. Sunnybec May 6, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    Mine is patterns using pre-cuts. I find it hard deciding which fabric to use, so pre-cuts help a lot. Sometimes I get lost with all the cutting before hand and get frustrated… can you tell I am a new quilter! I am very impatient and want to start sewing straightaway.

  16. Debbie May 6, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    I am fairly new at this, and have made a few small quilts and one big rag quilt πŸ™‚ I follow your blog and love all that you do, love the MBS tut! I tend to "gather" supplies to make quilts using precuts but have a stash of fabric that would make your proud. I need to sew more!

  17. Donna May 6, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    I like intricate quilt patters showing the quilt in more than one color way and with several size options. Congratulations on your Moda Bakeshop tutorial! Happy quilting.

  18. Zara May 6, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Hi Jera,
    I've been checking out your blog for a while now, and have to say you're a great source of inspiration. I think your tutorials are fabulous, and I've already made one quilt based on your Tiffany Diamonds quilt. I'm a hopeless fabric case too, just cant get enough of the stuff, so please count me in the giveaway!

    Ooh almost forgot, I love patterns for quilts (esp precuts), and totes and purses too!

  19. LeKaQuilt May 6, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Hi, Great giveaway! I love aplique pattern and I love string quilt. Hugs from Norway :o)

  20. Peach Rainbow May 6, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Your tutorial was lovely, thanks for sharing.
    I love tutorials with step by step photos, they make the patterns easy to understood.

    I like patterns using pre-cuts, it easy ;D

  21. Wilma NC May 6, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    I like all kinds of quilts, except artsy stuff. Any quilt I have could either be hung on the wall, or used to snuggle under.

  22. Jules May 6, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Ooh such a hard question, I love more intricate designs because I learn so much from them, but they are always a long term project, most of what I do are patterns using pre-cuts just because it cuts down so much time not having to cut everything and I have also just got my first dress form and am about to jump into making garments – wish me luck πŸ™‚

  23. Home Designs by Amanda May 6, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    You have great tutorials! I tend to like smaller projets…mostly accessories.

  24. Cindy Lou May 6, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Love the quilt Jera. My favorite patterns are quilt patterns. I think this will be my pattern for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt. I'll be using FQ and cutting them into 10" squares.
    Thanks again!

  25. Anne May 6, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    I have an extra layer cake just waiting for a project and now I've found it with your latest tutorial… although I like all kinds of sewing projects, I think I enjoy making lap size quilts the best. And of course if they're easy but look complicated, all the better to collect oohs and aaahs!

  26. Marianne May 6, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Gorgeous quilts, Jera! I love making intricate quilts, particularly machine applique. While I enjoy lieflike designs, I'm also attracted to the fanciful. I have found that pre-cuts (love Moda!) give me the perfect small pieces for my applique work.

  27. Kathryn May 6, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    I am in love with doing jelly roll quilts lately! The
    Types of quilts and projects you can do with them are so numerous! I am really on the jelly roll kick right now.

  28. Jenn May 6, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    I mostly like any kind of quilt pattern that uses scraps – I love the look of a scrap quilt!

  29. KristyLou May 6, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Whata fun project! My favorite patterns ar eones that can be tweaked a bit. I like to follow a pattern, but also fina a way to make it my own. Thanks!

  30. Susan May 6, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    I like the intricate patterns, but those take a while. Sometimes I need instant gratification so the pre-cut packs and the simple patterns can give that to me! I love your site, there are a couple of your patterns that are now on my project list, was even able to pick up the fabric at an April Quilt Shop Hop!!!

  31. Quiltjane May 6, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    Thanks for the great giveaway and congratulations on your MBS project. I like to make up my own patterns with emphasis on the intricate side.

  32. KatheG May 6, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    I love your work! I had seen your quilt for Japan, but apparently didn't really see it. When I looked at 'Strawberry Fields Forever' I had to go for more coffee as I thought I was seeing some really weird stuff there but then realized it was the design – well done. I haven't really found one specific thing that speaks to me as they all speak to me (quilts, crafts, clothing, etc., as long as it is with needle and thread). I just have to be careful as there are times when the grey matter starts to seep from my head with all that I want to do – and that's just in sewing. Thanks for your great work.

  33. Anonymous May 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    I love this quilt pattern. So easy and fun but it looks very intricate. I wish I could spend all day everyday sewing, when I'm not reading. My favorite things are quilts and I'd love to try some new and more challenging patterns. I also enjoy sewing fabric dolls and animals for my kids. Love, love, love fabric too. I am glad I found your blog, I will be following you and all your great creations. Thank you for sharing.

    Melanie Ireland

  34. Christina D May 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Great Tutorial! I will try your pattern next. I like
    intermediate quilts. We get to help out with Comfort quilts in guild and this will make a nice one! dfamily864@att.net

  35. Marie May 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    I look forward to your postings – keep them coming. I like applique – modern and bright.

  36. Lynda May 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    you have a new follower! I need to learn as much as I can. I like the color selection, cutting and piecing of a quilt – own several precuts but have never used one, now I have a good incentive to use one of the two layer cakes I have. Thanks for the tute.

  37. Gabriela May 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    I love your blogs, and every fabrics that you use. May I participate?. Kisses

  38. Diane N May 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Love the quilt…and the fabric! I LOVE tutorials! I tend to go for simple patterns.

  39. Karin May 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Love this quilt and would love to make one with Breakfast at Tiffany's! The Fig Tree lines are my favorites – I have two quilts made from ''Dandelion Girl'' that I adore. I am not far from you either! I am just 1 1/2 hours north of Seattle near Mt.Vernon/Burlington (where all the beautiful tulip fields are! AND strawberry fields too! hehe) I love fairly easy patterns from precuts the best, because I love a 'controlled' scrappy feeling quilt and precuts gives me a lot of fabrics that all match/coordinate and I don't have to have a bunch of leftovers πŸ™‚ I 'liked' you on FB too πŸ™‚

  40. Shannon May 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Love the quilt and have added it to my list. This is my kind of pattern. If I have to stress about it, making lots of points and seams match, I don't have as much fun. I love to keep it simple!

  41. Sarah May 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    I really love to sew clothes for my girls… but I can see a not-too-distant future when they won't be into wearing homemade clothes anymore, so this year I decided to dive into quilting. So far, I've finished two and I'm loving it! Thanks for the tutorial- can't wait to try it!

  42. Nancy D. May 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    I like the precuts.
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  43. di May 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    My first visit to your blog – very nice !! I now have you bookmarked!!
    Your Bake Shop quilt is simply fun and easy – something we all need. My love in quilting is hand applique, probably because I can use lots of fabrics – another reason I like your Strawberry Fields quilt! Recently made a 3 color quilt and it felt like it too forever!
    Looking forward to visiting your blog often!

  44. Caroline May 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    I love the quilt! And the fact that it is so easy, makes it even more favorable! That's my favorite kind of pattern….Easy!

  45. Shelly May 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Beautiful quilt! I tend to be more fond of simple, precut quilt patterns. Just the other day I was admiring the Strawberry Fields fabrics and thinking how it could make a cute quilt for my daughter! Thanks for the tutorial!

  46. Anonymous May 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    I love your tutorials, congrats on another one at the MBS!!! My favorite kinds of patterns right now are intricate and modern quilt patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabric, I am also addicted!

    Sorry I don't have a comment account set up yet, my name is Adriane from WI.

  47. Kris May 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Beautiful quilt. I love the strawberry fields fabric.

  48. Jennifer May 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    I love tutorials and any and all patterns based on the traditional nine-patch. I don't know how I ever finished a quilt before pre-cuts.
    jrt0812 at yahoo dot com.

  49. benjamin.and.bunny May 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    I love your Strawberry Fields pattern!

    I love using pre-cuts. It's exciting to have the chance to use every fabric from a whole line, without having to buy yardage of each one. The variety makes my projects feel so much more fun.

    Again, love your tutorial on MBS – I'm definitely going to make this one!!!

  50. Kasia B May 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Hi all, I just starting quilting a couple years ago and really love the precuts because they coordinate so beautifully and seem to cut down on time for getting my pieces together. We just had our first baby about 18 mo ago and I've really gotten back into quilting and sewing! I love your strawberry fields quilt, I think even better than the quilt for Japan, though it's a softer look. My family is from Seattle but I moved to Southern WA about 6 yrs ago and have lost touch with sewing Seattle- what are some great fabric stores in Seattle? Is Pacific Fabrics a good one?
    Anyway, happy sewing fellow northwesterner!!

  51. Sarah May 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    Thank you for the chance to win a layer cake! My favorite patterns are pre-cut quilting patterns, and also clothing for my 18 month old daughter. It is so fun to make her little tops and dresses!

  52. JaideyBug May 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    I loved your moda bake shop tutorial! And my favorite types of patterns are definitely for pre-cuts!! I'm a new quilter and pre-cuts are the least intimidating because all the fabrics already coordinate πŸ™‚
    thanks for the giveaway.
    jacy468 at aim dot com

  53. KasiaB May 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    shoot! I forgot to leave you my email! kasiaboslaugh at gmail dot com for Kasia B comment- but I liked on facebook so that might help too.

  54. Betty May 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Your tutorial is great. Thanks.
    Pre-cuts are great for fast quilts.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  55. napergal50 May 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Love this one! I have a "It's a Hoot" by MoMo that would work perfectly. My fav are patterns that work for pre-cuts so that I can have the option of using my pre-cut stash or just cutting from my yardage stash!
    Patti – Napergal50@yahoo.com

  56. nancy May 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    I love simple patterns that showcase the fabric, also small projects like zip bags, etc. I'm also considering the Brother XL 3750, eagerly awaiting your review. I've learned so much from your blog, thanks for all your hard work!

  57. Marilyn May 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    I like precuts and kits because I'm color challenged. LOVE your blog.

  58. Ruth B May 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Applique patterns! I love needleturn applique so I'm always looking for something new and fun.

  59. Mimi May 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    I love using pre-cuts because they really cut down the time required to make a project in a hurry!! Thanks for the chance!

  60. quilter74 May 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    I love pre-cuts expecially jelly roll!!But I love very much machine appliquè also.
    Thank you very much for this giveaway!!
    Claudia from Italy!!

  61. Julie May 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    I love any pattern using precuts. I'm really new to quilting, so I feel like this makes it so much more enjoyable at this stage in quilting to have precut fabrics. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  62. Nadilah Magee May 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    I'm a beginner, and I love pre-cuts and a quilt pattern to guide me through the process… Thanks for a chance!

  63. Rainy May 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    I love this pattern, simple enough to make for a newbie, and it looks great. I love precuts and I may have to try a layer cake now.

  64. Lisa May 6, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    Since I just began quilting this year, I am loving the pre-cuts. It makes it easier on a beginner like me when I can just take it out and sew. However, I just finished up a project where I used yardage and I found it very satisfying to cut all the lengths myself. Pre-cuts are easier though! LOL. I really don't enjoy fussy cutting, intricate patterns yet, as my skill level is just not quite there. Simple patterns are best for me.

  65. Anonymous May 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    I love pre-cuts. Your MBS quilt looks like so much fun! Can't wait to make it.


  66. Shannon May 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    I like a nice easy pattern. A pattern that only takes a few ays to put together. I love pre-cuts also.

  67. Effie May 6, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    It's pattern and colour that attracts me…fabric and paper, so two serious addictions!

  68. pcflamingo May 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    LOVE the wonky 9-patch squares. I will make one of these for sure. I mostly sew charity quilts from my stash but will occasionally treat myself to a Jelly Roll or Layer Cake. Just finished a Moda Bake Shop recipe that was very fun. I don't do curved piecing. Yet.

  69. Diane H May 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Right now I'm really into tabletopper patterns and have been using charm packs. Thanks for this.

  70. Shirley May 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    My fabric patterns use pre-cuts because it is so much easier to have all the fabrics coordinated in a bundle. Thanks for a chance to win your layer cake!

  71. Laura May 6, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    my favorite kind of patterns are quilts and its always a plus if they use precuts!

  72. Regena May 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    precuts are heaven!! They make quilting 'sew' much easier!
    right now I am heavily into garment construction and trying to master fit and high end techniques. Love the whole corset making thing….why? don't know. LOL
    I like simple quilt patterns with fabulous fabrics.

  73. Patty May 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    I like "things" that are easy. Although I have been making clothes, toys, and accesories for over 40 years, I am ready for easy and fast. BTW, this quilt falls into my list.

  74. chookychick May 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    I have had a lot of success with precuts as it makes it all a little easier, but I also browse the internet for lovely quilt blocks and have a folder of ones I'd like to use, and for those I will be buying off the roll. In between quilts I like to make quick decorative things, like I recently made bunting for the Royal Wedding. To be honest I love it all! I have fancied buying 'breakfast at Tiffanys', but perhaps I will see if I win it first x

  75. Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS May 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    The quilts are beautiful and so inspiring,I want to make one now too! Love the tutorial at MBS, a clever quilt for sure.

  76. Megan May 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    I LOVE it!!! I like the scrappy look of it. I like patterns that use charm packs and layer cakes because I can get so many different colors and designs without the stress of choosing them myself. And I like either the very simple patterns or the one like yours that end up looking very "scrappy".

  77. Mother of Five May 6, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    cant wait to get started on this quilt…. I seem to be into precut patterns right now…. Hence how I saw your post on Moda bake shop. With five kids, I am lucky I get a quilt made,so the precuts save on a lot of time. thanks.

  78. Sara May 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Having just completed my first quilt top, I'm loving fun looking but simple quilting projects. Your post on Moda bake shop was my original introduction to quilting, so thanks a ton!

  79. Christine May 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Great blog! I like patterns for small projects and fairly simple quilts that use time-saving techniques. In particular I enjoy patterns for applique and designs using charm squares, strips, and scraps.

  80. April Shae May 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    I am new to quilting and still getting my feet wet. I have only tried some really basic blocks…but am venturing out with a BOM!! I have the Sunkissed layer cake and keep holding it wondering what to do with it…well now I know!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  81. Sandy H May 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    Precuts are like candy to me, and I love patterns that use them creatively (like yours!). I'm a quilter, through-and-through–not a garment-sewer in any way shape, or form! I enjoy all categories of quilting–traditional, modern, art, complex, simple…you name it, I'll drool over it!

  82. amber May 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    I love quilt patterns i have many booked marked and waiting me to make them, however i hardly follow them after i start

  83. Tonya May 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    I like a variety of intricate and pre-cut easy patterns. The intricate I use to learn on but the pre-cut ones are fun, fast, rewarding, and I give them away to cancer patients and such. That's what I would do with this layer cake πŸ™‚

  84. Anna Schneehagen May 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    I've always liked traditional patterns with soft colors like rose and cream, e.g. Miss Rosies color choices. Recently I've discovered to make these blocks wth more modern fabrics, with batiks or with clear, bold colors. I find that the results surprise me everytime very pleasingly anew.

  85. Annie & Ashley May 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    I love anything! If I am trying to make something quick, then precut is the way to go, but if I find a fabric I love I will cut it up πŸ™‚ Love your blog and all your quilts and crafty things you do! Have a great day!

  86. lynnquiltsalot May 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    I love traditional quilt patterns. With only a certain amount of time to sew, I don't like to fight with fabric or pattern directions. Precuts are a dream, and your MBS tutorial is wonderful. Thanks so much.

  87. MAIZEE May 6, 2011 at 8:25 pm #


  88. Marcia W. May 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    Enjoyed your post on MBS – the step-by-step directions are very good.
    My favorite precut is FQs, because I think lots of fabrics in makes quilts more interesting and keeps the eye moving through the design. I've never made a quilt with a layer cake and would LOVE LOVE to try with your MBS pattern.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  89. Eric May 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    I have only been quilting since January and I am on my fourth quilt and I love it. I love using pre-cuts but I am now venturing onto patterns.
    Carol Schneider

  90. Cecilia May 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    I enjoyed your post on MBS. I like precut patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

  91. Sallie May 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    I like pre-cuts and patterns that use them. I also like scrappy quilts. I like your new banner, too!

  92. nngirl May 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    I love this quilt pattern! Thanks for the tutorial!

  93. Danielle May 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    I'm addicted to pre-cuts. I LOVE your tutorial, thank you! Can't wait to try it!

  94. 4c352448-3ef6-11e0-8edf-000bcdcb2996 May 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    I heart precuts! Thanks for the tute! I've done stack and slash crazy quilt blocks – lots of fun.

  95. Heartsdesire May 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    Oh, I love this quilt pattern. Even though I'm an experienced quilter, I still love a simple pattern. Your tutorial is great and I'm definitely going to try it. I tend to like the precuts, especially the 2 1/2-inch strips, but I also like fat quarters as I don't like having to cut into yards of fabric.

  96. Mary Jo May 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    I love simple tutorials or patterns that are easy to follow. I think your tutorial is great!

  97. Lisa Marie May 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Your quilts are lovely. My favorite patterns are quilts that can be made scrappy. Easy or hard, doesn't matter. I also love patterns for baby quilts and "test" many quilt patterns by making a smaller version as a baby quilt. That way I can see how well I like making the pattern. By the way, I also have a serious fabric addiction. Not that uncommon, I'll bet.

  98. Emily May 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    I love patterns using pre-cuts. I check MBS almost daily looking for new and fun patterns.

  99. tara May 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    How different those two quilts look.
    Umm…I like to find tutorials on blogs. I like to see the process and I want to make one too. I havent been using too many store bought patterns lately.

  100. Memaw and Papa May 6, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    What a fun quilt! I love pre cuts. The variety in the line just makes me want one of each! You did a great job! Thanks Cindy

  101. Norma May 7, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    At this point in my life the only quilts I have time for are simple ones but I would love to try some more complicated ones – I love a challenge when it comes to crafting! I have been sewing my own clothes since I was a teenager. I would love love love to win this layer cake!

  102. Cindy N. May 7, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    I'm usually not a fan of pre-cuts. Having said that, I really like what you have done with the layer cake! I like blocks that are fairly intricate and 8" or smaller! I too am a fabric junkie so I love a good pattern that used up scraps in the blocks. Great pattern! I found your site while checking out the Moda Blog…I look forward to checking in often πŸ™‚

  103. yorkie mom May 7, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    I love easier quilt patterns so I can then quilt them myself on my machine! great tutorials! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

  104. mdennison May 7, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Just learning and trying everything! Think this layer cake idea is just right!

  105. Tracy May 7, 2011 at 1:48 am #

    I'm very new to quilting but I like the easier patterns using pre-cuts.

  106. Deb May 7, 2011 at 1:54 am #

    Hi! I have been quilting a long time, but I still love simple quilts. I also love ones using pre-cuts. Since I also love scrap quilts, I cut my scraps in "pre cut" sizes…so I can use my pre-cuts or buy pre-cuts!!

  107. Krista May 7, 2011 at 2:38 am #

    I love this quilt. It looks so complicated until you explain how to do it. My dilemma is to decide which fabric to use!!!

  108. quiltma May 7, 2011 at 2:44 am #

    I love all aspects of quilting…. I do think pre-cuts and pre-cuts patterns are a God send for the "Have to have it Tomorrow" projects.

  109. Heather May 7, 2011 at 2:52 am #

    I actually like both rotary cutting and pre-cuts and often mix the two. Currently I'm doing a MBS quilt for a little girl in hospital. I love the MBS! And I love this quilt. And I love Breakfast at Tiffany's even more. I have some awaiting a postage stamp quilt.

  110. Mary on Lake Pulaski May 7, 2011 at 3:18 am #

    I've been sewing for over forty years and I love sewing everything. Today I worked on a bag, a little girl jacket and some embroidery with patchwork for a quilt.

  111. Gloria May 7, 2011 at 4:14 am #

    I've just found the Strawberry Fields quilt tutorial through MBS and can't wait to have a go. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions. My stash is mainly fat quarters but I love the look of the Breakfast at Tiffanies layer cake – good excuse to go shopping!!!
    My favourite quilts have a few stitchery blocks in them and I love to make bags and cushions etc as gifts. Gloria, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  112. cheryl May 7, 2011 at 4:33 am #

    This is getting done this summer. What a great pattern. I love patterns that use precuts. But what really draws me is looking at the pattern and knowing who I will make it for. This is for my grandaughter.

  113. Mama Mel May 7, 2011 at 4:53 am #

    Hello! I am a brand new sewer but I like quilts, when I get better I am going to tackle a pattern for a dress. I live in Seattle too! πŸ™‚
    Melissacohen08 at gmail dot com

  114. Annie May 7, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    pretty! My favorite patterns are quilts that use fat quarter cuts, they're so versatile!

  115. DEAN FAMILY May 7, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Oh I love precut patterns. Being a mother I just don't have time anymore to piece together my own fabric choices or cut all the needed stuff from 1/2 yards. Thanks for the tutorial, it looked hard at first but now I see it will go quickly and fairly easily.


  116. Mom of 3 May 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    I like quilting patterns. Pre-cuts are nice patterns, although I usually don't use pre-cuts. Congrats on your Moda post.

  117. manybooks May 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    What a fun MBS tutorial! I really like simple patterns with lots of color variety, and using precuts is fun primarily because i get the whole line of fabric to have that variety. And I love MBS tutorials!

  118. Quynh May 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    I haven't used too much pre-cuts but I like quilting patterns. Haven't ventured too much into garment patterns but that's in my next step! Congrats on your Moda post – great tutorials!

  119. Maggie May 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    I love making my own patterns, I love love love sewing pillows and quilts. Usually I get distracted and start on something else. I have several unfinished quilts. My goal for the summer is to finish them all!
    Love your tutorials!

  120. SewCalGal May 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    I like a variety of patterns from those that require pre-cuts to those that deal with yardage. The design is what catches my eye. But I truly do love your designs so keep designing.


    ps – i posted about your giveaway on my page where I share insights on contests & giveaways:

  121. Becky May 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    I love patterns that are not really difficult, but look like they are. I love blocks that form secondary patterns and look really different from the original blocks. Thanks so much for sharing your design on Moda Bakeshop! Have a great weekend!

  122. Jen May 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Well, my favorite patterns usually involve precuts, because for some reason, I'm really horribly bad at cutting my own fabric prefectly 'square'. And I like quilts and little girly things for my 3 daughters! My email is jennw76@hotmail.com

  123. Jamie Lee May 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    I like easy projects, whether it involves precuts or cutting my own fabric. Simple, like your Rainy Days Quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  124. Happy Cottage Quilter May 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    I really like working with Charm packs. I've not used a Layer Cake yet, but they look fun too. I have used several Schnibbles patterns using the Charm packs. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  125. Erin May 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    I love your tutorial! I have a layer cake and now I know what I am going to do with it! My favorite kind of patterns are clothing patterns for kids and house decor usually using pre cuts!

  126. danielle May 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    I love making quilt tops with simple patterns that look intricate. I am somewhat of a beginner, and like things that I can finish in a short amount of time. Just found your blog and I think its great. Thanks

  127. deb poole aka The Barefoot Quilter May 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    What a great site. Im so happy I found you!

  128. Jill May 8, 2011 at 12:15 am #

    I love doing simple quilts. My next one is going to be a strip quilt, maybe a brick strip quilt. I've never done one of those before. I also love your tutorials!

  129. Painting 4 Him May 8, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    Oh wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to win something fun. I have been having alot of fun learning new quilt patterns, I think my favorite pattern so far is the disappearing 9 patch. I love how random it can be and how versatile.

  130. Kate R May 8, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    I've been waiting for this tutorial ever since you mentioned it on your blog – kept coming back to check because I thought I must have missed it. So glad it's here, because I really love the simplicity and the brightness of this quilt. In Strawberry Fields, it makes such a lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    I love precut quilt patterns for the ease of putting them together, but also sometimes like intricate appliques etc that take more time and are good ongoing projects.

  131. Mary May 8, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    I love your quilts. Sunkissed and Strawberry Fields are two of my favorite lines.
    I like to use traditional patterns, but also love using all the great patterns for precuts. And occasionally I make accessories like purses, Christmas stockings, etc.

  132. Joe and Julianne May 8, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    I am a precut quilt pattern girl. I think because it saves me time. Thanks for the giveaway I love following your blog!

  133. robin May 8, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    I'm a newbie quilter, and am going for simple patterns – nothing intricate yet! Maybe someday. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  134. Lexi May 8, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Love your pattern on MBS. It's nice to have a pretty option for layer cakes, I find them a bit tricky to use even though they are so beautiful.

  135. Barbara May 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    My favorite patterns are the simple ones based on classic blocks but maybe with a modern twist-the visual tutorials on MBS are the best! Love your "Strawberry Fields Forever" it is a perfect summer quilting project!

  136. Crystal Hendrix May 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    Congrats on another MBS project! I just love doing them!! My favorites are just from the MBS…I ALWAYS love doing that and working through them all!! πŸ˜€

  137. Jennifer May 9, 2011 at 2:40 am #

    I'm a newbie, so I like a simple quilt pattern! I love your blog! πŸ™‚

  138. Connie May 9, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    I love the modern patterns, especially those derived from a classic pattern.

  139. Terri. May 9, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    I love precuts. The quilt above is great, it makes me think about jr. high school. πŸ™‚

  140. Carla May 9, 2011 at 5:18 am #

    I'm a newbie to quilting, so the simple quilts are what I go for…but I love looking at some of the intricate ones and hope that maybe one day I'll have the time & the knowledge to make one. I also sew kids garments & bags, but nothing too fancy as I don't have time. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  141. Sewgirly May 9, 2011 at 5:49 am #

    I'm just in awe of some of the things you do! I've only tried a pre-cut once so I'd like to try something else and the MBS tute looks nice & easy. I've recently posted your site on a stitch-in forum with Quilt Fabric Delights to 'spread the love', so hopefully there will be more followers soon. As for sewing, anything that is quick and easy is for me!

    Thanks Jera, have a good one!

  142. Gabriella May 9, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    I love pre-cut … and I love your tutorials … strawberry is really fun!!!!

    I'm a fabric addicted of course … and I love all kind of tutorials … sewing and quilting everything ^__^

    Thanks for the draw

  143. Joanne Lendaro May 9, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    pretty traditional….but really learning to love the pre-cuts!! thanks for the fun giveaway!

  144. Anna F May 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    The Strawberry Fields caught my eye as it is current at the top of my wish list. So glad I took a look. Thank you for sharing a simple tutorial that doesn't look so simple when finished. Love the patchwork with a slight twist finished look. My favorite patterns are simple patterns such as this tutorial for quilts, bags, and clothing. With seven children and another due in three months, time is a rarity so simple and uncomplicated are my faves. Thank again for sharing.

  145. JIL May 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    I'm still skirting the edges a bit, staying with smaller projects that are managable and stretch my skills. Purses, bags, baby quilts, table runners and placemats, pencil cases, scarves etc. Trying to work up to a bigger commitment, of a larger quilt. I'd prefer simple, easy to understand instructions preferable with a tutorial on the tough parts, lots cleaar illustrations and photos to avoid getting confused and lost in the process. Possibly leaving me with the choice of fabric and colours but suggestions are always welcome. Thank-you for asking I think your work is lovely and tutorials are very comprehensive and helpful.

  146. Connie May 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    I love all your quilts and tutorials. I'm a new quilter and they are easy for me to understand.
    Thanks for sharing.

  147. Kim Jamieson-Hirst May 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    I do various quilting patterns, but seem to gravitate towards fusible web appliquΓ©. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  148. Stephanie May 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    I just love your ideas. I love fast & easy quilts OR applique. Applique is a lot of work though so most of the time I am all about pre-cuts!

  149. Dawn May 10, 2011 at 2:59 am #

    I am a quilter and love the pre-cuts…I can make a quilt rather quick. Thanks for the giveaway!

  150. Eileen May 10, 2011 at 4:25 am #

    Really love intricate quilt patterns but love simple ones too! Such a lovely giveaway. Thanks and have a great day

  151. Kathy May 10, 2011 at 5:59 am #

    I really love jellyrolls and charm squares but will quilt with anything! Thanks for the giveaway!

  152. Jayepea May 10, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    I love quilt patterns for "JELLY CAKES"… a pattern that uses a Jelly roll and a Layer Cake! I have done lots of traditional quilt patterns and rotary cutting so when the pre-cuts came out, WOW! I love them all! I can find uses for any lid of pre-cuts! They are so much fun to work with! All the best!

  153. Tracey May 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    I am very new to quilting… actually I have only been quilting for a few months and loving attempting my first quilt. I love elegant, simple styles and I am just so in love with pre-cuts. Actually I just love having them sitting on my shelf for me to look at. They make me happy. Thanks for the chance.
    Love me πŸ™‚

  154. 3c3a794c-7b20-11e0-9acc-000bcdcb2996 May 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    I love quilt patterns that are easy to cut/assemble, but when finished and you see it can say "WOW". I have focused on tablerunners/placemats lately because it allows me to be creative and practice my free motion quilting on a small surface. I have also just started to teach myself applique!

  155. Debbie May 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    I love quilt patterns that are easy to cut/assemble, but when finished and you see it can say "WOW". I have focused on tablerunners/placemats lately because it allows me to be creative and practice my free motion quilting on a small surface. I have also just started to teach myself applique! AND more important-Jera is my inspiration for renewing my passion for all things sewing and fabric!

  156. Heather May 10, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Right now I'm mostly into garment sewing but I've definitely enjoyed making the couple of quilts that I've made too. Honestly, anything that gives me an excuse to sit down at my sewing machine for a few hours is exciting in my book.

  157. Melanie May 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    I love this fabric and the pattern is wonderful. I would love to make this for my niece who is turning 5. Thanks! Just found your blog and it is now number 1 on my favorites!

  158. Janet May 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    Precuts are fun, but as to my favorite patterns, I guess all I'll say is "well written ones"! I love to piece, I love to needleturn applique, love home decor – I do everything but fashion sew (although I used to do that). If a pattern's clear and well written, it's a joy. Lots of pictures are a real plus!

    Love your blog and your MBS quilt!

  159. Patsy May 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    It is so nice to know that others have a fabric addiction as well. I also have a pattern addiction. Your tutorial was great!

  160. kbzelazny May 10, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Love the quilt and tutorial. I make quilts using precuts and potholders and small clutches. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  161. Kirsten N May 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    I really like patterns that are easy to follow and show off the fabric used, and I love using pre-cuts as you easily get to use a whole range of fabric.

  162. JoyceM May 11, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    I enjoy using pre-cuts. So I'm always on the lookout for patterns and books that them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  163. Country Girl in the City May 11, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    I like to do a variety of things and right now I am interested in I-spy quilts.

  164. Lisa May 11, 2011 at 3:09 am #

    Hi Jera, I love traditional patterns, and quick quilts with smashing results, like Strawberry Fields Forever. Thanks for a chance to win! ~~Lisa

  165. Val May 11, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    I love your quilt and your blog! I'm pretty new to quilting; and I gravitate towards pretty modern quilt patterns. I love precuts but I don't limit myself to using only them.

  166. Kim May 11, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    Sweet quilt and you make it look really easy.
    I like all kinds of patterns and have made all kinds….applique, precuts, and the classics are always fun like nine patch and log cabin….so much you can do with those patterns.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win and
    Happy Sewing

  167. Amy Rae May 11, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    I LOVE sewing clothes for little girls. I have two little gypsey's, two and three, who love nothing more than hand made frilly skirts and scarves and belts! My second love is vintage inspired quilts. Your Quilt for Japan is so vintage in the Strawberry Fields, can't wait to try it. thanks for the chance to win!

  168. Donnelly May 11, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    My favorite kind of patterns are quilting patterns. I love patterns using new twists on traditional blocks.
    I would love to win! Have a great day!

  169. Nora May 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Being a newbie, I am enjoying simple quilt patterns that I can finish *relatively* quickly. that being said, I am looking forward to having the skill & patience to do more traditional and intricate quilt patterns.

  170. Lacey May 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    I love scrap patterns and am planning to go purchase my first jelly roll soon so I can make the Strawberry Fields quilt!laceylamberth@comcast.net

  171. Stray Stitches May 11, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    I just started applique a little while ago so right now I'm looking for patterns with both machine and hand applique. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

  172. cd553886-7c47-11e0-ac6a-000bcdca4d7a May 12, 2011 at 3:27 am #

    I love all your tutorials! I just finished my quilt top of the Tiffany Diamonds today, now I'm working on a second one for my boyfriend!

  173. Kelly O. May 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    I love quilts using precuts! that's my fave way to quilt. taking a precut and working it so it doesn't look like a precut at all πŸ™‚
    really liked your MBS quilt.

  174. Mommarock May 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    I am a new quilter, and it seems my eye is drawn to two types of quilts. The very intricate (ones I could never finish).. and those that are pieced but with large simple pieces, giving it shape and flow.. but not just squares. I would love to do this with precuts so that it could have lots of color.

  175. Melissa @ Happy Quilting May 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    Your quilt at the MBS is wonderful!! I loved it the minute I saw it!! I love quilt tutorials, and ones that are a little more "labor intensive".

  176. Mimi May 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    Precuts are handy for a quick quilt and I love that everything matches perfectly! I don't have the patience for intricate blocks but admire the work and beauty. Having said that… I do love applique quilts (small ones). Thanks for the chance!

  177. Nancy May 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Oooooh! I think I like this kind of layer cake even better than real layer cake! Yummmm.

  178. rockgranny May 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I love your Strawberry Fields pattern and hope to make it this summer.Most of all I love scrap quilts.Thanks for giveaway.

  179. Maribel May 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Oh, I love patterns for precuts most! I really love patterns to make table runners or table topper!
    Thanks for that great giveaway!

  180. Peaceful Piecer May 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I enjoy patterns for precuts. Thanks for a chance to win!

  181. Sandra :) May 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    I like to sew small crafty items that are fairly simple and quick to make. If they have a zipper that's a bonus, LOL. I'm in love with zipper bags, and now I've started doing boxy bags πŸ™‚ I make quilts too – usually scrappy, always simple – strings or one patches or very simple blocks. Nothing intricate for me – it stresses me out too much πŸ˜€

  182. Nancy Lee May 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Hi Jera!
    Show me a sewist who isn't in love with fabric. Love, love, love Fig Tree stuff. My particular fav fabrics are precuts and remnants. It gives one a chance to have several bits of really lovely fabric for less money. I like doing accessories that feature hand applied appliques and embroidery. Thank you for this giveaway. Your work is quite lovely. :-]

  183. Nancy D. May 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    I have to say I like the easy patterns when I'm under pressure to get something done. I'm slowly starting to learn more difficult skills and realizing I need LOTS more practice and patience. Thank you for the giveaway!

  184. Janet May 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    Wow! Lovely! My favourite kind of pattern is for intricate things that I'm not likely to figure out for myself without a bit of work. Like bags with different shapes. Or garments. Or some of the cute pincushions there are out there. Thanks for a chance to win.

  185. Midlife Mom May 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    I absolutely love appliquΓ©! I love cutting out the pieces and making them come alive on the quilt or wall hanging!!!! I usually do machine but sometimes do hand appliquΓ© but I'm not very good at that except the blanket stitch. :o)

  186. annmarie May 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    I had already bookmarked your Strawberry Fields recipe over at Moda BS as I really like sewing with precuts. What I like even better are quilt-a-longs or BOMs that use pre-cuts. I can easily make 1 block a month or week or whatever and it is so convenient when the designer shows you how to cut the block from the precut(s). So I'd love to win the layer cake – thanks for the chance.

  187. Deb May 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Hi! Maybe you've already drawn the winner, but I tried all Thursday evening and Friday morning, but Blogger wasn't letting me comment. I'd love to enter if there's still time. Thanks!

  188. Sarah May 13, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    I love simple patchwork and strip quilts, allows the fabrics to really shine through. I also like to make dolls, stuffies and pillows with my daughter.

  189. Deborah in Atlanta May 14, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    I love strawberry fields. I tend to buy quilt patterns just because I like them – I learn from each and every one of them. I'm just starting to broaden my horizons, so I'm trying not to limit myself.

  190. Nancy Sue May 14, 2011 at 3:24 am #

    Great tutorial πŸ™‚ I love how your fur babies are also featured in your posts! Too cute! My favorite patterns are ones like the disappearing 9 patch, in that they have that secondary cut or step to them, that totally changes the end result and very unpredictable :)Great question. I love to read the others' comments too!

  191. Deb May 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    I'd love to win this!

  192. Crystal May 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    I am very new to the craft, but I love the patterns using pre-cuts. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I find they save me so much time and effort!

  193. Maddie May 23, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Thank you for the chance. I love the pre-cut fabrics. Partial to charms and rolls. Have not tried a layer cake … fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  194. ANudge June 19, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    I love simple patterns that have less than 20 pieces – less than 13 is better. Love layer cakes. Thanks for the giveaway and I like your tutorial.

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