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Like Mommy Like Daughter

When I was little my mother made me a blanket that became affectionately known as “bunny blankie.” This blanket came with me everywhere, including to school with me until second grade!!! (embarrassing- yes I know) This blanket was very important for a number of reasons. First of all, it kept me warm ūüôā probably the most important job for a blanket. Second, it was my security, my sense of home to help me not feel scared and afraid when I was out of my comfort zone. And third it was a toy, it made a wonderful cape so I had my mom attach some velcro accordingly to make it even...

Basic Baby Blanket

We at Mckay Manor Musers love a simple project with a purpose. Nothing fulfills those requirements like a baby blanket. You can easily start and finish a sweet little baby blanket in a matter of hours. Plus, you have an excuse to buy absolutely adorable fabrics that you may not have a use for otherwise. (As though we really need an excuse to buy more fabric.) This downloadable pattern will walk you through the steps of making a 30″ x 40″ baby blanket with a cotton binding. This blanket is incredibly customizable. Simply pick three of your favorite fabrics for the front, back, and binding. Then, add some fun quilting...

Joining “quilt as you go” blocks with sashing

We get lots of questions about our “quilt as you go” patterns. When people get to the step where we have you join the blocks with sashing, they tend to get concerned that we did our math wrong. It’s not that it’s impossible for us to have done the math wrong. That has been known to happen but in this case, we promise the math is right. ūüôā Hopefully the following tutorial will help alleviate your fears in this regard. Step by Step Explanation To start, this is an example of one of our “quilt as you go” blankets. This is block blanket one, which is the background for Forest...

Fleece Owl Hat Tutorial

We decided one new pattern just wasn’t enough. This is just the second in a set of three free patterns, so keep watching for the third one to pop up! Free Fleece Hat Pattern This adorable hat pattern is perfect for the little ones in your life! It has a happy little owl face and a fleece lining. What could be better on a chilly day? You don’t need a lot of time or fabric to throw together one of these hats, but you are sure to get lots of smiles! If you would like to download the free pattern (with the pattern pieces) just click here:¬†download fleece hat pattern.¬†This...

Salty Starfish Tutorial

Yep, we’re pretty bad about keeping this blog up to date. But as Quilt Market in Houston Texas rolls around yet again so does another free pattern! Two of our new quilts are focused on the ocean: Pirate Posse and Mermaid Marina. We decided that it would be fun to give away a free pattern to go along with these two new quilts: You can find the patterns for Mermaid Marina & Pirate Posse both in downloadable and printed versions, as well as kits in our shop. These quilts use¬†our “sew and flip” and “quilt as you go” methods; which makes these quilts go together surprising quickly. ¬†You build one...

A Cotton-bound Fleece Blanket

Clearly, our goal to be better about updating our blog was a miserable failure. But, we have yet another free pattern for you! And this time it’s all about binding. Different Bindings In the past, we have done just about anything to avoid putting bindings on our blankets. Hence the¬†Textured Edge Throw¬†blanket pattern and the¬†So Soft So Simple Throw¬†pattern. Both patterns provide a way of joining a blanket front to back quickly and easily without the use of a binding.¬† Textured Edge Throw The “Textured Edge Throw” pattern uses an interestingly textured piece of fabric sandwiched between the front and back to join your blanket. It’s quick and easy and...

Kid’s Pocket Scarf

Hello there! As you may have noticed, we aren’t the best about updating this blog. We are hoping to be better about putting things up here. In that spirit, we are going to start off this new attention to our blog with a bang. Or, more accurately, with a free pattern. Our First Free Pattern Since things are a bit crazy around our respective homes (we are preparing for Spring Market in Portland, OR), this pattern is a little out of season. However, it is stinkin’ adorable and we are excited to share it with all of you. This cute pattern comes to you from the mind of Sheila. We...