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Moda All-Stars - All in a Row: 24 Row-by-Row Quilt Designs

Moda All-Stars - All in a Row: 24 Row-by-Row Quilt Designs

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Moda All-Stars - All in a Row: 24 Row-by-Row Quilt Designs

259 pages
1 hour
Dec 1, 2015


Discover the mix-and-match possibilities for fabulous quilts with row patterns by your favorite Moda designers, including Lissa Alexander of Moda Lissa, Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters, Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, Pat Sloan, and many more.
24 row designs in three appealing categories: Classic Patchwork (tried-and-true favorites), Well Seasoned (fresh quilts for every season), and A Bit of Whimsy (playful, carefree designs) Perfect for a row-robin quilt-along with your friends, the rows can be put together in many different combinations Includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations, plus a quilt gallery that provides inspiration for various combinations and using stand-alone rowsVideo
Dec 1, 2015

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A Bit of Whimsy

Sing Your Song

Designed by Sandy Klop of American Jane Patterns

Finished row: 9½ x 48

Combine colorful scraps of classic paisleys, checks, and pindots to create this folksy appliqué row featuring a bluebird singing a springtime serenade.


Yardage is based on 42-wide fabric. Fat quarters are 18 x 21".

1½ yards of off-white print for background

1 fat quarter of green paisley for vine

8 x 8 square each of 2 coordinating medium-green prints for leaf appliques

7 x 7 square of red check for extra-large heart appliqué

3 x 12 rectangle of black solid for music-note appliqués

Scraps of 4 assorted blue prints for bird lower body, bird upper body, bird wing, and large heart appliqués

Scraps of 2 red prints for medium heart and circle appliqués

Scraps of 2 yellow prints for small heart and beak appliqués

¼ yard of 17"-wide lightweight paper-backed fusible web

Black embroidery floss

Size 26 hand-embroidery needle

Water- or air-soluble fabric marker


All measurements include ¼"-wide seam allowances.

From the lengthwise grain of the off-white print, cut:

1 strip, 10 x 48½

From the bias of the green paisley, cut:

Enough 1⅛-wide strips to equal at least 54 when joined end to end

Appliqué the Row

For additional information on appliqué and embroidery techniques, go to

1 Join the green paisley bias strips end to end to make a strip at least 54" long. Fold the strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Stitch the long raw edges together. Center the seam on the back of the strip and press the seam allowances open.

2 Fold the off-white print strip in half crosswise and lightly finger-press the fold to mark the center. Refer to the placement diagram to pin the vine in place, seam side down. Appliqué the vine in place using your favorite method.

3 Using the patterns below, prepare the shapes for fusible appliqué. Position the prepared shapes on the background strip, referring to the photo on page 10 as needed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to fuse the shapes in place. Machine stitch around each appliqué using a zigzag stitch, blanket stitch, or the stitch of your choice to permanently attach the shape to the background strip.

4 Use the bird pattern and fabric marker to transfer the eye placement and leg lines to the appliquéd bird. Using one strand of black floss and the embroidery needle, backstitch the bird’s legs and make two straight stitches, side by side, for the eye.

To download and print a PDF of these patterns, go to




A Bit of Whimsy

Thread and Pincushion

Designed by Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart

Finished row: 8⅝ x 48

Take inspiration from your sewing room and stitch a row of cute Spool blocks set on point. Continue the theme by adding a sweet appliquéd pincushion.


Yardage is based on 42"-wide fabric.

⅝ yard of mint print for background

4 x 5 rectangle each of 8 assorted polka dots for spools

6 x 6 square each of 3 assorted stripes for thread

3 x 5 rectangle of red polka dot for pincushion-body and center appliqués

1 x 1½ rectangle of green print for pincushion-top appliqué

4 x 4 square of lightweight paper-backed fusible web

Black embroidery floss

Size 24 hand-embroidery needle

3 assorted buttons, ⅜" diameter

Water- or air-soluble fabric marker


All measurements include ¼"-wide seam allowances.

From the mint print, cut:

3 strips, 2 x 42. From 1 of the strips, cut 2 rectangles, 2 x 6⅛. Set aside the remainder of the strip for the border.

3 strips, 1½ x 42; crosscut into:

16 rectangles, 1½ x 2½

32 squares, 1½ x 1½

4 squares, 7 x 7; cut into quarters diagonally to yield 16 side setting triangles (you’ll use 14 and have 2 left over)

2 squares, 3¾ x 3¾; cut in half diagonally to yield 4 corner setting triangles

From each of the 8 assorted polka dots, cut:

2 rectangles, 1½ x 4½ (16 total)

From each of the 3 assorted stripes, cut:

3 squares, 2½ x 2½ (9 total; 1 will be left over)

Make the Spool Blocks

1 Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each mint 1½ square. Place a marked square on one end of a polka-dot 1½ x 4½ rectangle as shown. Stitch on the marked line. Trim ¼ from the stitching line. Press the seam allowances toward the corner. Repeat on the opposite end of the rectangle to make a spool unit. Repeat with the remaining polka-dot rectangles and marked mint squares to make a total of 16 units.

2 With the stripes running horizontally, sew mint 1½ x 2½

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