Designer Tidbits: Me & My Sister Designs - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Me & My Sister Designs

The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Barb and Mary of Me & My Sister Designs to the Jolly Jabber. Me & My Sister Designs’ latest fabric collection is Ready Set Snow from Moda. Now are you ready for a ride, because these girls just might cause a giggle or two.

On the left is Barb & on the right is Mary.

Q: What was the first seed that grew into the Ready Set Snow collection?
A: We wanted this group to be a Christmas “basics” group. Something with a touch of the season, but could also be used in lots of different Christmas projects and fabric collections. Many of the prints, like the red and green dots are timeless and can be used all year long. The name was decided on by accident. We were having a hard time coming up with a name and we decided to free associate … I said ready.. set.. go! Mary yelled Ready Set Snow!

Q: What are 3 words you would choose to describe this collection?
1. Simple
2. Fun
3. Basic

Q: What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite (can only pick one!)?
A: Please can we have two … since there are two of us? I love the swirls and Mary loves the dots. Red swirl tone on tone is my favorite and Mary’s is the red dot on white.

Q: What is your dream project using this collection?
A: I would like to make a giant log cabin quilt for my bed that hangs all the way to the floor. Mary wants world peace.

The Sister’s Silly Secrets:

1. What music are you listening to right now?
No music … Law and Order … all the versions, but the original is the best! I love Lenny and McCoy!

3. Work and life essentials aside, what is the activity you spend the most time doing?
I like to read. I always have a book going. Guess what I like to read? Well if I like Law and Order … that would be a good murder mystery!
Mary loves to read also and is into the Charlaine Harris books right now. Until the new Janet Evanovich book comes out next month.

4. Where did you grow up and where do you call home?
We were both born in Pennsylvania and spent most of our school years in New Mexico. So we both have a good appreciation for HOT Mexican food! We both call Phoenix home and our families live about 3 miles apart.

5. Do you have any pets and what are their name(s)?
OMG! Wrong question to ask me! I LOVE dogs and have two. A Jack Russell Terrier named Bella and a Miniature Schnauzer named Frasier. Mary has two grand cats, Earl and Beer Belly. He is not chubby anywhere but his belly and the hair on his belly swishes back and forth across the floor when he walks like a broom. He has been on a diet, but never looses the beer belly.

6. Your biggest pet peeve?
Going to the grocery store. The grocery store gets me grouchy every time I go.

9. What is your favorite fabric print ever (excluding your own)?
Mary loves all 30’s prints! She has a great collection. I have a great old red flannel plaid that I have been saving for years and don’t want to cut into it ever.

Oh, wait one more second! Barb & Mary are hosting a Fat Quarter Bundle giveaway on their blog!! Look’s yummy doesn’t it!


  1. I love this read set snow line! With it being so hot, I am 'sew' ready to start thinking and sewing for christmas.

  2. I LOVE this newest holiday line of their fabrics. Each print I swear is my favorite. LOL Great interview. LOVE Beer Belly. Too funny. I had a cat like that before the one I have now. He died from too much beer. HA KIDDING! He was over 18 yrs old and got sick and the vet wasn't able to save him.

  3. Love these girls (and their fabrics)! Only they forgot the candy shop-hopping and the bathroom photography that they like to do. 🙂

  4. Reading which fabrics are these ladies favorite made me chuckle … mine is the Red Swirl on White … combination of both. Mary and Barb seem to infuse their fun personalities into their fabrics which make me so look forward to working with all their lines. Thank you so much!!