Moda All-Stars share #sewingsuperpower in Mini Marvels (+15 fabric giveaways!)

We just returned from Quilt Market—and boy did we have a “marvel”ous time with the Moda All-Stars!

Martingale Publisher and Chief Visionary officer Jennifer Keltner (bottom center—the one with the googly-eyed cap and book-cover cape), flanked by the Moda All-Stars at Quilt Market.

The All-Stars gathered for a one-of-a-kind event to show off their sewing superpowers—in the form of quilts, of course! You’ll find all of their amazing quilts inside Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels—the third book in the “Moda All-Stars” series.


Inside Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels, you’ll be treated to 15 petite patchwork quilts that pack a big punch. You’ll also get unique ideas for decorating with small quilts. Find layouts for creating your own mini-quilt gallery on that empty wall you’ve been meaning to dress up. (What a great excuse for a “mini” sewing binge!) But what might be best about these tiny little treasures? Cut, sew, press, quilt, done, and display—all on the same day.

In Mini Marvels, we ask each designer to answer this question:

If you were a sewing superhero, what would your sewing superpower be? 💪

Here are their heroic answers, along with a sneak peek at Martingale’s fun Schoolhouse session with the Marvels at Quilt Market (many dressed in superhero gear!):

Sherri McConnell, who designed this Bright Sun quilt, says, “Ironing and pressing with the snap of a finger!” (Quilt model: Moda marketing director and Mini Marvels compiler Lissa Alexander.)

Sandy Gervais, who designed Bees Knees, says, “Having dog-ears disappear into thin air when you trim them off so they don’t end up on the sewing-room floor.” (Quilt model: Moda’s Josh Dunn.)

Cabin Skein designer Carrie Nelson says, “Hindsight! I’d have bought and stashed as much early American Jane and Bonnie & Camille fabrics as humanly possible!”

Little Love designer Edyta Sitar says, “The ability to transport my friends to my location so that we could quilt together.

Dashing designer Lynne Hagmeier, dressed in Jelly Roll garb, says her sewing superpower would be “Superfast piecing.

Butterflies designer Pat Sloan says, “The ability to trim half-square triangles to size at the speed of sound!

Zen Chic designer Brigitte Heitland says, “Whipping my binding onto the quilt in an instant.

Vanessa Christenson, who designed Geese Crossing, says, “Superfast speed, so I can move on to the next project and then the next!” (Quilt model: designer Doug Leko.)

A Pink Christmas designer Anne Sutton says, “The ability to sew on two machines simultaneously. I could get twice as much done!”

Spinners comes from Me and My Sister Designs, who say, “Super speedy cleaner-uppers!” (Now their costumes make perfect sense—one had a can of cleaning spray and the other had a broom and dustpan!)

Stars and Stars designer Laurie Simpson says, “Accurate machine piecing. I have a long, long way to go.” (Laurie’s real superpower is hand piecing.)

Junebug designer Camille Roskelley says, “Superspeed. I’d finally be making a dent in my quilting bucket list.” (Quilt model: Lynne Hagmeier’s superhusband, Robert.)

Fly Away Home designer Jen Kingwell says, “The ability to see into the future. Then I could (and would) be more organized.”

Midnight Garden designer Lisa Bongean says, “Seeing the future so I would know whether people will like my latest fabric and quilt designs.” (We definitely will, Lisa!)

Mini Medallion designer Betsy Chutchian says, “A neat-freak ability to clean up what I cut up.

You’ll find more cute Q&As with each designer in the book.

Now, you know the Moda sewing superheroes wouldn’t want to debut their SUPER new book without a SUPER GIVEAWAY to go with it!


Our generous friends at Moda sent us 15 of these adorable mini-charm bags to give away to you—and each bag contains 15 mini-charm packs! Learn how to win one plus a copy of Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels at the end of this post.

And be sure to head over to the Moda blog for another fantastic Mini Marvels giveaway!

Marti-capeDid you know? Thanks to your purchases, the first two books in the Moda All-Stars series have generated more than $12,000 in donations to No Kid Hungry and the Alzheimer’s Association. When you buy a copy of Mini Marvels, you’ll be supporting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Now that’s super!

So, what’s your sewing superpower?

  • Piecing patchwork at the speed of light?
  • Sewing seams straighter than an arrow?
  • Finishing quilts faster than a speeding bullet?
  • Able to defend fabric purchases with a single glance?

Share your answer in the comments and you could win one of the fun mini-charm pouches from Moda and a copy of Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels! We’ll choose 15 random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

Ready to test your sewing superpowers on a mini quilt with the All-Stars? Buy the book and you can instantly download the eBook version for free.

Be sure and tag your mini quilts with #minimarvels on social media!







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