Christmas Party Quilt Pattern

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Meet Christmas Party!  My newest quilt pattern!  I was totally inspired by a fat quarter bundle of Cotton + Steel Noel that I bought from Fat Quarter Shop!

Screen Shot 2017-11-17 at 9.50.59 AMI loved all the retro designs and the fun prints.  I designed this pattern so you could let  your favorite Christmas theme prints be the star of the quilt!!!  It’s so whimsical – just like a Christmas Party!!  The quilt measures 67″ x 77″ and uses 20 fat quarters, background yardage and border yardage.  The circle blocks measure 12″ and the swirl blocks measure 6″.

You can purchase the PDF quilt pattern in my Etsy shop and download it instantly.

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I wish I had a fun Christmasy background for my photos – it’s still 80 degrees here in California!
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Baby Mufasa loves every new quilt!!!

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You could easily change out the color scheme and go more traditional red and green – or – it would work for any holiday – or – it would be cute with your favorite new collection of fabric!!

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Such a lovely Christmas background….hahahah!! You gotta love California!!christmas party quilt 11
I hope you love the pattern!  Sew along with me and use the hashtag #christmaspartyquilt on Instagram!!!
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I Love Cats {Christmas Version}

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I couldn’t resist turning my I Love Cats pattern into a Christmas quilt!  Who doesn’t love red & green cats with ornaments!

You can download the ornament pattern by clicking HERE.

Simply switch out the heart block from the original pattern with the ornament block!


You can find the pattern for the mini quilt by clicking block 3

I feel like these two cats need names… block 2 They are so fun to make!


Hanging Around – a free quilt pattern

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I’m super excited to share this fun pattern with you!  I’m always looking for ways to use my favorite theme prints!  This one is my new “go-to” – perfect for a throw quilt, or remove a few blocks and it’s a baby quilt size!  The fabrics in this quilt are from Blend Fabrics Rainforest Slumber.

IMG_3342Who knew sloths could be so adorable!!  The finished quilt measures 62″ x 62″ and the finished block size is 10″


You can click here to download the PDF pattern.

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This pattern is so versatile – picture a sports quilt or even a Christmas quilt!!DSC_0921

Mufasa looks thrilled 🙂


I hope you enjoy this pattern – be sure to post pictures on Instagram and tag me in your photos so I can see your creations!!

Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest WINNERS

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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for!  November 1st is here and that means that we are announcing the winner of the Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest!!!!  First off Amber and I want to thank you for all the love and support this last year!  It has been such a fun journey to connect with all of you, to sew patterns together and to support each other.  What an amazing quilt community we have.  AND we would also like to thank everyone who participated in our Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest.  We were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the creativity, talent, and skill of all the entries.  Truly, we wish we could send everyone a prize because we love them ALL!!!!   A special thanks to Andy from A Bright Corner for being our 3rd contest judge.  And we would also like to thank all our fabulous sponsors for the fabulous prizes!!!  And now drum roll………..IMG_8130


Caffeinated_in_the_studio – Paper Pieced Turtle Quilt

“Paper pieced turtle heads and tails with drunkards path bodies. Finished at 46×57, FQ’s are from the la vie boheme line by Riley Blake, a bit of kona espresso for heads and tails.”

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3rd Place Prize Package

2 Rolie Polies from Riley Blake Designs

1 Small Spool Collection from Aurifil

Vintage Vibe Book by Amber Johnson

1 It’s Sew Emma Book & $15 Gift Card to the Fat Quarter Shop

Notions from Therm O Web

I Love House Blocks Book from Martingale (donated by Amanda)

Scissors from Warm Crochet



Melanie Collette from Hello Melly Designs and her Daisy Lane Quilt


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2nd Place Prize Package

2 Rolie Polies from Riley Blake Designs

1 Small Spool Collection from Aurifil

Vintage Vibe Book by Amber Johnson

2 It’s Sew Emma Books & $25 Gift Card to the Fat Quarter Shop

Notions from Therm O Web

I Love House Blocks Book from Martingale (donated by Amanda)

Scissors from Warm Crochet



Suzanne Jackman from Splendidspeck and her Parachutes quilt


Grand Prize Package

Long-Arm Quilting on a 65″ x 75″ Quilt or smaller (.015 cents/sq. inch), Batting & Return Shipping from Kaylene Parry

2 Rolie Polies from Riley Blake Designs

1 Large Spool Collection from Aurifil

1/2 Yard Bundle of Haven Collection by Stacy Peterson for Blend

Vintage Vibe Book by Amber Johnson

Biscuits and Gravy Layer Cake & Cake Mix Recipe Cards from Moda

Moda Fat Eighth Bundle

Scraps Made Simple Book & Sew Cute Bookmarks by Lori Holt

$25 Gift Card to Brew Stitched Etsy Shop

Maker Valley Enamel Pins (2), Tote Bag & Pattern

3 It’s Sew Emma Books & $50 Gift Card to the Fat Quarter Shop

I Love House Blocks Book from Martingale (donated by Amanda)

Scissors from Warm Crochet

Notions from Therm O Web


Here is a little sampling of so many of the amazing quilts that were entered in the contest.  Be sure to search #fatquarterfuncontest to see all the entries and maybe find some new friends!!

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Flower Market {Free Quilt Pattern}

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I love floral prints – the bigger the better!  Chelsea Market by Blend Fabrics has all the perfect floral prints in one fabric line!!  I created this quilt to show off the beautiful flowers – sometimes you just don’t want to cut your fabric up into small bits.  This quilt pattern would work well for any of your favorite large prints!DSC_0963

The block size is 14″ and the overall quilt measures 56″ x 70″.


It’s the perfect size for a throw or for the end of a bed.  You can download the PDF by clicking here.  I hope you love it!!DSC_0960

The Good in the Good Life Quilt Pattern

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In our family we have a little saying….well actually it’s song lyrics….. “You put the GOOD in the GOOD LIFE.”  I knew I had to use the Good Life fabric from Moda and I knew the quilt had to have words.  So meet my newest quilt pattern!the good life quilt 2

This whimsical quilt measures 37″ square and is perfect to hang on a wall, place on a table, or give as a gift to someone who puts “good” in your life :). The border is made entirely from charm squares, which is super fun because I collect charm packs!  It’s available in my Etsy shop as a PDF download for only $5.00!!the good life quilt pattern 2

The letters are machine appliquéd.  Yes, you have to cut them all by hand, but it’s kind of fun!  I put on a movie, sat down with my scissors, and it went by fast!the good life quilt pattern 4

I thought I would be a nerd and pose with my quilt while my 9 year old took my picture….hahah!the good life quilt pattern 7

The blocks are super fun to make and I love that you can use all the fabrics in a charm pack.the good life quilt pattern 5

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I Love Cats Halloween Wallhanging



I had a leftover kitty pumpkin quilt block from my “I Love Cats Quilt” so I came up with this fun little wallhanging!  It measures 20″ square so you could turn it into a pillow if you wanted to.


I love hanging little quilts all over my house – they make everything so cozy!  Below are the instructions to make the mini quilt.  The center block measures 10 1/2″ unfinished.

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I love fall so much!


I Love Black Cats {Roundup}

It’s that time of year!  I’ve gathered up all my patterns and tutorials that involve black cats so you can find them easier!    Click on the photo for the link.


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I Love Cats {Quilt Pattern}

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I am so totally super excited to be sharing this pattern today!  Meet “I Love Cats” – the quilt pattern!  This quilt has been a labor of love and has been a long time in the making!  I was first inspired by this amazing bundle of Cotton + Steel woven gingham fat quarters.  I knew I wanted something to totally show my love for gingham.  Then my love for cats creeped in and I knew this was the perfect quilt!IMG_1923

Then I started decorating for fall and I knew this quilt would look amazing in a Halloween version!

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The pattern is available in my Etsy shop and it includes instructions on how to make both versions of the quilt.

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I can’t decide which version I like better

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Mufasa was an integral part of the design process, as you can see 🙂


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There are 3 rows of cats and 4 rows of hearts.  This is such a fun way to show off your favorite fabrics!  and who doesn’t love gingham!!  More gingham please!!

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For the Halloween version, I had so much fun making these scrappy pumpkins!


Each black cat is from a different fabric – no two are the same!  I think I will name each one 🙂


Mufasa, again, always so helpful!


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This is my new favorite Halloween quilt!  I can’t wait to get it off to the quilter!

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I hope you love this pattern!  Join in the fun on Instagram and use the hashtag #ilovecatsquilt and be sure to tag me @jedicraftgirl!!

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Cats & Scraps {a free quilt pattern}

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I’m getting my “crazy cat lady” on today!!!I am so totally smitten with the Woof Woof Meow fabric line from Moda! I knew I wanted a fun throw quilt using all the cat fabrics from this fabric line.  Grab your cat and let’s get sewing!!


You will love how easy this quilt comes together and I love the scrappy feel it has!  It’s the purrrrrfect size for you and your fur baby to cuddle with!!


I choose to use HeatnBond Featherlite for the applique because the cat head appliqué pieces are larger and I didn’t want to add bulk to the quilt.  I love this weight because you can hardly tell it’s there.

You can download the cat head pattern, 2 per sheet by clicking HERE.  Put the HeatnBond EZ Print Featherlite sheets in your printer and no tracing needed!!


Scraps and Cats Quilt by Amanda Niederhauser

Finished Quilt 60″ x 70″

Block Size 10″

All seams 1/4″

Scraps and Cat Quilt Supplies:

HeatnBond EZ Print Featherlite Adhesive Sheets

3  yard solid white/cream

assortment of 10 or more fat quarters, lights and darks – Woof Woof Meow line

For the cat head block cut (21) 10 1/2″ squares from the solid white fabric.


Scraps and Cats Quilt Instructions:

Once you’ve got the pattern, heat set it to the wrong side of the cat head.  Cut around it and fuse to the 10 1/2″ solid blocks.  Then sew around each cat head 2 times with dark thread, I used navy.

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For the chain blocks, cut a variety of fabrics (for a scrappy look) into 2 1/2″ squares.   You need:

(84) white low volume print 2 1/2″ squares (I used the low volume prints that were in the fat quarter bundle) for the 9-patch

(189) dark print 2 1/2″ squares

(84) solid white 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangles

I used navy just to show color, mix up all the different fabrics for a scrappy look!!!

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Sew the 9-patch unit together.

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Then add the borders by sewing a rectangle to each side and pressing.  Sew the corner squares to the ends of the remaining 2 rectangles.  Press.  Sew on to the top and bottom of the 9-patch unit.  Press.  Make 21 blocks.


You might have to wrangle the blocks away from your cat late at night 🙂



Lay out blocks in 6 blocks across by 7 blocks down.  Sew each block together in rows, press toward the cat heads.  Sew the rows together, matching seam intersections.  Press.
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Now you’re ready to quilt!  I’m sending mine to the quilter and I’m sure she’ll come up with something purrrrrfect!