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
    mmmireland@wcoil.com

  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!!!
    Thanks!
    katepalmer17(at)gmail(dot)com

  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.

    Tami

  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.
    Hugs
    Julie

  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 #

    I STARTED OUT OVER 30 YEARS AGO AND LEARNED EVERYTHING THERE WAS TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING QUILTS. I LEARNED HOW TO HAND PIECE, APPLIQUE,QUILT, JUST EVERY TECHNIQUE I COULD FIND A CLASS IN. NOW SO MANY YEARS LATER I STILL WORK FULL TIME AT OUR BUSINESS WHICH LEAVES NOT A LOT OF TIME FOR MY QUILTING. I HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED TO JELLY ROLLS, LAYER CAKES, ETC. AND HAVE LEARNED ALL THE SEWING MACHINE TECHNIQUES. I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN AND AM PRODUCING MORE QUILTS, WHICH GIVES A REAL SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT. AND MUCH THERAPY AND RELAXATION.

  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
    cschneider12@comcast.net