June 30, 2022

Project Happy: Mini Projects to Boost Your Mood

"Use it up... Wear it out... Make it do... Or do without"

Jenny is a resourceful gal. With seven kids and a tight budget, she perfected the art of frugality.

Now, with prices creeping sky-high, we’re sharing our best tips and tricks for quilting on a budget, but first, a free gift from us to you: Download the Modern Plus pattern, and stitch your way to thrifty abundance!

Modern Plus Quilt

Get those frugal wheels turning with a gift from us to you! Download the Modern Plus pattern for FREE. This quilt top is gorgeous and doesn't take much so bust your stash and start making!

Dive into your scrap bag to find leftover strips. We’re making a budget-friendly String Quilt, and it sure is a beauty! These scrappy blocks are foundation paper-pieced.

Years ago, Jenny did all her foundation paper piecing with phone book pages. Now she uses Missouri Star foundation papers, but either option works great!


Watch the tutorial to see how easy it is to transform jelly roll scraps into a beautiful, functional quilt.

From the hardships of the Oregon Trail to the poverty of the Great Depression, quilters have always found ways to make something out of nothing.


Quilting is magic like that. With the simplest of supplies - and a bit of creativity - you can warm the soul and gladden the heart.

Check back each week for a new free gift + scrap project.

Published by Danae M.