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Pattern Release: Quadruplicity Quilt

My newest pattern – Quadruplicity Quilt – is now available in my Etsy shop – pick up your PDF copy here!

The pattern is designed to allow you to use larger fussy cuts and let them shine! Novelty prints and florals are two excellent options to try with Quadruplicity Quilt. It’s also a great pattern to practice half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles.

The pattern was originally a sketch in my notebook that I revisited as I was thinking about a quilt I want to make for my daughter. The name – quadruplicity – means groupings of four. It also has an interesting astrological meaning. You can read the full inspiration story by clicking here.


The pattern includes full, throw and baby size quilt options. It’s yardage, fat eighth and scrap-friendly! Dig out those coveted fussy cuts and get started on this quick, beginner-friendly pattern today! I’d love to see what you make - use #quadruplicityquilt and #maeberrysquarepatterns and tag me @maeberrysquare on Instagram!

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Hera Marker - Quilt Notion Review

I have used a variety of marking pencils and chalks to mark my quilts but nothing compares, in my opinion, to the hera marker.
What is a Hera Marker?
A hera marker is a small piece of plastic with a curved tip used to make a crease in the fabric. I use the “Clover Hera Marker Slim” which is a slightly longer, slimmer version than the regular “Clover Hera Marker.” Honestly, I couldn’t tell you why I chose the slim version – all I remember is trying to find one online because I wanted to try it and this is what I ended up with.

How Does it Work?
To use the hera marker, line up the curved tip on the fabric and press down, like you're using a pencil, to create the lines or shapes you desire to quilt. I use my quilting rulers in order to achieve straight lines. The curved plastic creates a temporary crease in the fabric. I’ve used it on all shades of fabric, from light to dark, and have always been able to see the crease as I quilt on my machine. Also, there’s no harm if you decide not t…

Quilt Shop Visit List 2014-2019

If you've been around Maeberry Square awhile, you may have heard me talk about my fascination (of course!) with local quilt stores. I LOVE visiting them when I'm traveling to a new town. I have kept a list since late 2014 of the stores I've visited and thought I'd share my updated list.

The joy and excitement for me in visiting a store is meeting the people. I could rattle off stories about almost every one of these stores. Most I have only visited once. And again, of course, I've bought "souvenirs" (read: alllllll the fabric) from each of them too. The list is sorted by state (with a number count, 66 total stores visited) and alphabetically by store name. There are a handful of stores that have since closed, but I believe the vast majority are still around today and worth a visit.

Interestingly, I never really think to take pictures when I visit, so all I could find is the image in this post, which was the first time I visited Missouri Star Quilt Company…

Embellished Binding with Thread Tutorial

While working on a new Walk Around the Block quilt, I decided I wanted a colorful binding to enhance the very colorful quilting I did. When I went to select colorful fabrics for the binding, I realized it might compete too much with the border so I decided to try something new. I stitched the same colorful thread onto my binding!

I have a tutorial below for how to make embellished binding with thread, but I want to put a note of caution first. At this time, the quilt has been washed and dried and in the real world for only a couple of days. Quilt bindings are some of the most loved parts of a quilt, especially by little hands. I think that the thread could get snagged/worn out/come apart on a well-loved quilt. I don’t have any proof of this but it’s my feeling about the durability. I think that this technique would be amazing on mini quilts!

A very important note: these directions are for when you will hand bind! It’s still possible to do embellished binding for all-machine binding, bu…

Pattern Release: One Block Three Designs #100 Desert Series

My newest pattern is now available in my Etsy shop – pick up your PDF copy here!

This pattern features one block design – you make the number of needed blocks and pick your final layout from three unique designs! It’s a fun way to practice basic quilting requirements (work on perfecting that quarter inch seam, make accurate half-square triangles) and get to choose the final layout!

This pattern reminds me of my grandma (my other grandma. If you've seen some of my project lately, my great grandma is influencing those. My personal life influences many of my designs!) and visiting her when she lived in the Southwest. You can read the full inspiration story by clicking here.

The pattern offers fabric requirements for yardage and fat quarters. It’s also a perfect scrap buster! The pattern includes a throw, lap and baby size and it’s beginner-friendly. You get to pick from three sizes and three designs – which means this is a pattern you’ll get to use time and time again!

I’d love to se…

Riley Blake Fabrics and Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

This past spring, the Modern Quilt Guild held its biannual fabric challenge. The MQG partners with a fabric sponsor and presents a challenge based on specific fabrics and requirements. I participated in this challenge and, for the first time in one of these challenges, actually submitted my finished project! The result was surprising!

For the spring 2019 challenge, Christopher Thompson, both an MQG member and fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs, chose four featured fabrics. It included Shades Robin, 1/8” Stripe Denim and/or Navy, Blossom Baby Pink and Blossom on White Navy. Participants were required to use these fabrics as well as any other Riley Blake Designs fabrics to construct a quilted project.

I had an inkling before I saw the fabrics that I wanted to do a curved piecing project. I love curves and never use them enough in my projects! As soon as I saw the fabrics selected, a very soft palette, I knew exactly how my project would come together.

I wanted to create multiple di…

Pattern Release: Candy Wrapper Delight Quilt

My newest pattern is now available in my Etsy shop (pick up your PDF copy here!)

This pattern brings me back to my childhood! I distinctly remember a time when I was very young that we had the green and white peppermint candies in our house. There’s nothing quite like a little peppermint to add a pep to your step! I also remember loving to get the penny candies (yes, they cost only a penny each) which were the flavored tootsie rolls at a local candy store. I used that as an inspiration to make the colorful version you see on the cover of the pattern! I used BasicGrey’s Grunge fabrics from Moda Fabrics because I love the texture they add to any quilt!

The pattern offers fabric requirements for yardage and fat quarters. You can also easily use scraps for the wrappers! The pattern also includes three sizes: 36” x 36”, 54” x 54” and 72” x 72” and is beginner-friendly.

I’d love to see how you make this quilt, so be sure to use #candywrapperdelightquilt and
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