Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Do You Love Halloween?!

I love to decorate my home with Halloween and autumn themes, don’t you?  Although summer is my season of choice, it is a wonderful change when the fall air starts to crisp at night and the days are still warm and sunny. To celebrate, I created “Jack-and-the-Cat”, an autumn and Halloween hooked rug pillow that is featured in the fall issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine!

With this issue, you’ll get the FREE PATTERN, instructions and template, along with about 15 other wonderful projects by some of your favorite designers, including Kim Diehl, Jennifer Gaston, Dawn Heese and Tonya Robey (Mad Hen Designs). This issue will be available at your favorite quilt stores in a week or so and on newsstands in the first week of August.

If you’re like me and want your very own subscription to Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine, just click here and be sure to mention Melanie Pinney or American Pie Designs when you subscribe and you’ll get an EXTRA ISSUE FREE!

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF MY BIRTHDAY CLUB?  I hope you’ll join!  Members receive a WHOPPING 25% OFF ALL PATTERNS AND KITS DURING THEIR BIRTHDAY MONTHPlus, a winner is drawn each month from all Club members with a birthday that month and the winner receives their choice of a free pattern from my website. It’s sooooo easy and costs you absolutely nothing ‑‑ it’s just my want of saying “thank you” to all my friends.  To join, just click here, or you can also email me your name, address and birthday month and I'll get your added.

SO WHO IS JULY’S BIRTHDAY CLUB WINNER? Congratulations go to Cynthia Brian of Kiowa, Kansas!  Cynthia, please visit my website at www.americanpiedesigns.com and email me with your choice for your free pattern. Everyone else who is a Birthday Club member and is a July birthday baby will be shortly receiving an email from me with a special code for 25% off all my patterns and kits for the rest of this month. Happy Birthday everyone!

That’s it for now ‑‑ be sure to check back in a couple of days when I post a new recipe and a sneak preview of my new quilt that has an easy checkerboard center and happy flower-filled borders you can applique by hand or by machine. Easy-peasy and so fun to make!  In the meantime, Happy Stitchin’!  xoxo--Melanie 


  1. Congratulations on being published! :-) I love that magazine.

    1. Thanks Michelle! Yes, I love that magazine too. I've saved every issue right from the first one. :)