Crafts for adults

Moda Matchbox Quilt No. 3

Moda Matchbox Mini quilt hanging on a washing line

Last year I boldly stated that I wasn’t going to buy any new craft supplies until I had used up my overflowing stash. I’m afraid I broke my promise. Not only did I fail to plough through my stash and make everything, I also bought some new items.

I’m beginning to think that I should give away the unopened craft kits I have. I think that if I didn’t want to open them and make them when I got them, then I probably shouldn’t waste any more time on them (and feel guilty about storing them!).

Moda Matchbox Quilt No. 3

A few weeks ago I was looking for something to make and saw the Moda Matchbox Quilt kits and knew I wanted to try one. I enjoy making mini quilts or doll quilts and have made a few. They are the perfect size for me as I get bored so easily.

The Moda Matchbox series consists of 9 mini quilts and each kit contains everything to make a 6″ x 6″ quilt. I picked Matchbox Quilt No. 3 to make a pretty blue mini. Inside the box was fabrics for the quilt top, backing, binding (all in one handy printed piece), embroidery floss, batting and instructions.

I cut out the pieces and used my machine to start stitching them together.

Moda Matchbox Quilt

It was a simple pattern and the instructions were easy to follow.

Moda Matchbox Quilt No. 3

When I had finished piecing the top I placed all the layers together and pinned them together.

Moda Matchbox Quilt No. 3

I added a running stitch through the layers with 6 strands of embroidery thread. It gave it a lovely chunky feel.

Moda Matchbox Quilt No. 3

Then I trimmed around the fabric with my rotary cutter to make a neat 6″ x 6″ mini quilt. I added the binding by hand to finish my mini quilt.

Moda Matchbox Mini quilt hanging on a washing line

It’s a cute little mini and would make a great pot holder. I’m tempted to try the other kits in the series, although I really shouldn’t be buying any more craft supplies right now!

What have you been making recently?


  • Reply
    Rhian westbury
    April 1, 2019 at 8:33 am

    This is really cute and it’s so nice that you do crafts as I’m not particuarly crafty so don’t do anything like this x

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    Mellissa Williams
    April 1, 2019 at 11:05 am

    That looks really effective. Great as a pot holder as you said or in a nautical themed bedroom

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