New Patterns Released… Please Answer Poll Question…

Cupcake Of The Month - February

I have released the next cupcake for you today.

I also have released a fun new quilt pattern for Mardi Gras, those lucky enough to get to go to Mardi Gras you may enjoy this quilt you can make as a fond remembrance of your trip. I’ve always wanted to go to Mardi Gras.

With Twas The Night, I was working on finishing up the pattern when I realized I was working on the wrong block… uggghhh!!! The pattern I showed you as a preview last month is actually release Block 11, so, I’m quickly working on block 10 to get it finished up so I can release block 11. My apologies for that, I would go ahead and release it, but I don’t want anyone to get confused with the block order so am going to hold on it till I release block 10.

In other news, I have a poll on this post, I really need your input on your preference for free downloads. I just don’t get why downloading a free pattern is so difficult for some and not a problem for others.  I know my preference is to simply go back to Payhip, I had a lot fewer issues with it, but at the same time, I’m not understanding how the cart is giving people issues also.

I have finally settled on a plan for how I’ll do the Cupcake of the Month series.

A new cupcake will be released each month prior to the 15th of the month. One month will be free, the next month the cupcake will cost 3.00. The free cupcakes will include the 9-inch block size, although the full patterns will include 6, 9 and 12-inch block sizes. Each free block will only be available for one week once released.

Last month you received the Valentine’s block free, so this months block is at a cost of $3.00. Next months block will be free.

Cupcake Of The Month - FebruaryThe cupcake of the month pattern is from the wonderful artwork of Lisa Markle.

This pattern includes a 6, 9, and 12-inch block size with the SVG cutting files and machine embroidery files for the candy shapes.

The Mardi Gras Sampler is from the wonderful artwork of Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah Designs.

Mardi Gras SamplerI am totally loving these samplers I’ve been doing. They are so fun, fast and easy to piece. I hope you too are enjoying them.

I did not add the individual blocks for the above sampler.
The block sizes included in the pattern are 10, 15, and 20-inch block sizes.

Directions use strip cutting techniques.

Last, before I offer my next free pattern, I need some input from you.

You’ve had the ability to download quite a few free patterns over the last month from my rewards cart using the coupon code. I’d like to know how you feel about this method.

Do you prefer it to Payhip, or would you rather I go back to Payhip.
I’m not going to use both, so it’s one or the other. It is just too time-consuming to use both.

Tomorrow, I will be back with a big announcement for the Row Along this year…

Hope to see you there.

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I am an affiliate of the above companies when you click one of these links and purchase something, I earn a little bit of a commission with it. I use this money to help maintain my website and offer my free patterns to you. Every little bit helps, thank you so much for clicking and for your support. I don’t just offer up these brands to you I actually use their products and shop at these places. I would never partner with someone whose products I didn’t use.


Please remember it takes 2 minutes to comment, please say Thank You, whether you downloaded a free pattern, read a tutorial, or just learned something new.  It takes time for people to write a post, take pictures, make a project or even write a pattern.
Let them know you appreciate it.

If your comment doesn’t show up after you post it, it’s most likely gone to the spam folder. I will see it and approve it, unfortunately, it just means something about your email address caught my spam filter’s eye. 

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9 Responses to New Patterns Released… Please Answer Poll Question…

  1. Beverly+Hansen says:

    Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  2. Carole Taylor says:

    Thans for sharing your work!

  3. Carol O says:

    First I want to thank you for everything you do for us once again. I have a question I have seen this post for the last two days now and I’m not finding it for free it shows $3 and I’m a little confused cuz it also says in your post that it’s free for a week please help thank you.

  4. Susan says:

    I have no problems with any of the ways you release the patterns. I’m find with coupons, too. The cupcakes are so cute. Thanks for all you do. I’m okay with you doing it however it is easiest for you.

  5. Vicky says:

    Marian I don’t have any issues with Payhip. Whatever you decide is fine with me. Thanks for the cupcake. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  6. Bev+Gunn says:

    I really don’t know how you manage to do all this in a standard 24 hour day! It is amazing the amount of creativity in one person! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! We are blessed to be receiving the fruits of your labors.

  7. Rosemary says:

    Too many patterns and I’m so confused. LOL I have so many of your patterns and I don’t know which site I bought them from. All I know is that I’ love them and I will keep getting them … one question … cupcakes? I have 2 that I’ve happily paid for. Are there more? Somehow I missed something … no surprise at 80. LOL I love what you do and want you to keep on doing it. Btw, Craftsy works so well for me because they keep me from buying items more than once.

  8. Shelley says:

    Thank you for the cupcake series. I am thrilled you will be making more. I downloaded the Feb one and just bought the March one. They are both so sweet. Will you consider having two purchase options-one for hand applique and one for machine applique, or is that more work for you?

  9. Sobana Sundar says:

    In fact the free cupcake pattern was impossible to download. I think I added to my cart and never could go beyond that. This one is very pretty.

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