It’s our Third Anniversary Weekend … Time for a Sale-A-Bration!

Kristin Rutten

Matilda Jo Originals Sale-A-Bration ... Special Offers plus a fun giveaway for those who love to sew & craft for dolls!

On this Monday, August 21st, Matilda Jo Originals celebrates our Third Anniversary in the doll pattern publishing business! It’s hard to believe it’s been three years already, but you know what they say … time flies when you’re having fun!

To celebrate this milestone, we’ve decide to extend the fun to YOU!

Starting today and continuing thru our anniversary on Monday, we’re offering THREE special offers we hope you’ll enjoy. Better yet… we’re offering a fun GIVEAWAY opportunity for everyone who visits and comments on this page!

Read on for all of the fun details …

Click each image to visit the relevant page at Club Matilda.

Matilda Jo Originals Sale-A-Bration ... Special Offers plus a fun giveaway for those who love to sew & craft for dolls!

Matilda Jo Originals Sale-A-Bration ... Special Offers plus a fun giveaway for those who love to sew & craft for dolls!

Matilda Jo Originals Sale-A-Bration ... Special Offers plus a fun giveaway for those who love to sew & craft for dolls!

Win a doll-sized treat!

Win a doll-sized lemonade set, banana split set or soda fountain set for your 14- to 18-inch dolls!To add to the celebration and as our way of saying THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us during the past three years, Matilda Jo is giving away THREE fun little doll-sized treat sets! The prizes include a Fresh Lemonade Set, a Banana Split Set, and a Soda Fountain Set … all perfectly scaled for use with your favorite 14- to 18-inch dolls! (And a great compliment to our new Market Stand PVC furniture pattern!)

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us what you love most about Matilda Jo Originals!

We’ll choose three random winners from all comments received before midnight on Monday, August 21st, with the winners announced Tuesday via our Inner Circle email list, as well as on our Facebook page. Each winner will receive one of the featured treat sets.

Thanks for helping make our first three years great!!!

🙂 Kristin & Matilda Jo (aka “Tillie”)

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About Kristin Rutten

Kristin Rutten is the creator, owner and operator of Matilda Jo Originals. Born and raised in Montana, she first learned to sew on her grandmother's antique Singer sewing machine by cutting out and stitching a simple nine-square pillow. Other projects soon followed and she has been crafting and sewing ever since. In addition to sewing and pattern design, she also enjoys crocheting, scrapbooking and designing WordPress websites. She makes her home in Central Montana with her husband and four children, ages 8 to 21.

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  1. Denise
    August 18, 2017 at 6:38 am

    I just love Matilda Jo patterns. So easy to put together with a perfect end result every time. I have the best dressed dolls in town!

  2. Jeri
    August 18, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Matilda Jo patterns are very easy to understand and always turn out well – great pictures and written directions.

  3. Feriba Grimes
    Feriba GrimesReply
    August 18, 2017 at 6:44 am

    I love the personal way everything is done and I love your patterns of course.I love how you answer questions so quick. Lots of informative tips that are very helpful and it is a fun place to visit everyday and I do.

  4. Kimberly C
    Kimberly CReply
    August 18, 2017 at 6:47 am

    I love the creativity of the fun patterns as well as the friendliness of Kristin when you interact with her!

  5. Jenny Compton
    Jenny ComptonReply
    August 18, 2017 at 6:56 am

    As the title implies, “Matilda Jo ‘Originals'”, there’s nothing else like your designs on the market. Your “originals” are amazing.

  6. Kristina
    August 18, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Your PVC items are SO much fun to make!

  7. Betty Victory
    Betty VictoryReply
    August 18, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Love your patterns. Nice instructions and fit great

  8. Linda Koenig
    Linda KoenigReply
    August 18, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Love your patterns for furniture

  9. Marcy Mahle
    Marcy MahleReply
    August 18, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I love all your patterns, they are very cute and up to date fashions. I am also very glad that you started the I Create website. It too is a fun place to visit and I really like the magazine.

  10. fay goin
    fay goinReply
    August 18, 2017 at 8:14 am

    i love the clothes patterns, but even more, i love how kristin is so willing to help you even when you are having a problem with the same issue time after time, (ask me how i know 🙂 )

  11. Ruth Smith
    Ruth SmithReply
    August 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I love how professional your patterns are…..and of course how cute they are too. I also love the variety of patterns and the cool DYI furniture and other great things, so unique. Happy Anniversary!

  12. Maurine
    August 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Love her patterns. The directions are clear and concise. They make up easily and fit great. Love all the effort that is put into her love of doll patterns.

  13. Linda Muszynski
    Linda MuszynskiReply
    August 18, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I love this site, always something new to check out and I love the patterns.

  14. Kathy Moorman
    Kathy MoormanReply
    August 18, 2017 at 8:35 am

    The cuteness and easy to make love Apt 8 patterns

  15. Marge R (mer)
    August 18, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Happy 3rd Anniversary, Kristin! I especially LOVE your doll clothing patterns as I enjoy the challenge of sewing new stylish and fun doll outfits for all sizes of popular dolls. Thank you for your amazing creations!

  16. Veva
    August 18, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Love your patterns! Recently made the beach chair for my granddaughter’s birthday, she loved it!

  17. Julia M. H
    Julia M. HReply
    August 18, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I love how cute your designs are! They are so Original! Thanks so much for this opportunity! Its actually been about three years since I started sewing too!

  18. Liz Farmr
    Liz FarmrReply
    August 18, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I love your pvc patterns. They are easy to understand. I have made some of them for my grand daughters and they love them.

  19. Shelly Hammond
    Shelly HammondReply
    August 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Thank you so much for all of your wonderful patterns! Congratulations of your 3 year anniversary and wishes for many more!

  20. Beth
    August 18, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I love your patterns, especially the pvc pipe ones. You encourage us to get creative!

  21. Cheri
    August 18, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Thank you for all of the wonderful patterns! Congratulations on your anniversary!

  22. Wanda Karg
    Wanda KargReply
    August 18, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Your patterns are original and there is a variety. They reflect what a young people are wearing and can relate to. I love the PVC patterns. They can be made with items easy to shop for.

  23. Sheri
    August 18, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Your patterns are very well written and easy to follow. I have had so much fun sewing clothes and making things with PVC pipe.

  24. Sandra
    August 18, 2017 at 11:13 am

    What I love most about Matilda Jo originals is that the instructions are so clear and well written that my finished products look wonderful.

  25. Carol P.
    Carol P.Reply
    August 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Love everyone of the patterns I have tried, there are very few I don’t have. Keep up the good work. My dolls too are some of the best dressed, sewing doll clothes is a wonderful hobby I wish more people could enjoy.

  26. Dolly
    August 18, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I love your patterns and have quite a few. I enjoy the pvc patterns the most because no one else has anything like them and I feel like I’m introducing the world to a new idea when I make them for my dolls for a show.

  27. Barb
    August 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I love your patterns because they are easy and readable. I enjoy sewing and my children love the end results. We have such a good time together that I blame it on your wonderful patterns, so please keep them coming and affordable so we can always spend time together.

  28. Jane
    August 18, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I am teaching my 7 year old neighbor to sew and your designs are just right for her sewing abilities. and I hope she may want to make some of your PVC patterns when I show her your site.

  29. Linda Wernette
    Linda WernetteReply
    August 18, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for easy to navigate web diet and for terrific deal on the entire set of patterns plus bonus gifts! You are the best!

  30. Susan Blackwell
    Susan BlackwellReply
    August 18, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I love the fact that you have designs I cannot find anywhere else!
    Not the run-of-the-mill patterns for PVC!

  31. Diane
    August 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I love how cute and unique the patterns are!

  32. Jo Ann Little
    Jo Ann LittleReply
    August 18, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I Am so glad i joined club Matilda , they have such nice patterns , plus their Blog , and free tutorials . This website has so much fun stuff and offers……..I give Matilda`s inner circle a thumbs up !

  33. Rita Coombs
    August 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I love how creative, unique, and helpful by solving my dilemma by demonstrating patterns in BOTH solid and print fabrics!

  34. Janet F
    Janet FReply
    August 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I love all the patterns! They are adorable and the furniture is fantastic. Also, there are so many amazing ideas.

  35. Judy Kinney
    Judy KinneyReply
    August 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I love how easy and unique these patterns are. I make 18″ cloth dolls and I love being able to make the furniture and clothes so my dolls and their accessories are all homemade and unique. Thanks so much for these great patterns.

  36. DEB E
    DEB EReply
    August 18, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Kristin Rutten has so much talent. Thanks for sharing your wonderful designs with us.

  37. Mary
    August 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Congratulation on your anniversary! I love the PVC projects. I have several and have built the bunk bed.

  38. Annlee
    August 18, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I love the patterns I have purchased. Their are easy to do with all detail showing, on sewing them. Thank you

  39. Pat
    August 18, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Congratulations on three years of a wonderful business. Your patterns are so well done and so cute. I have made them for my great nieces, but they are outgrowing their dolls. The outfits are so much fun to sew, I keep sewing and know I will find a doll to wear them.

  40. Cheryl
    August 18, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!

  41. Amy S
    Amy SReply
    August 18, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I really love that you are offering patterns for both the 14 and 18 inch dolls. I love the clothes, but I REALLY love the PVC furniture patterns you also offer!

  42. Marjory W
    Marjory WReply
    August 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I really like your patterns for doll clothing, and someday I may get into making the furniture, as well. It is very nice that the patterns have Wellie Wisher sizes, too. Happy Anniversary!

  43. PennyT.
    August 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    There are a lot of things to love; the exceptionally well written instructions, the clever designs, the inspirational empowerment that comes from crafting furniture, the added extras, such as printables added to patterns to add to the realism of an outfit, but I think I have to deem the outstanding customer service as my absolute favorite thing about Matilda Jo Originals. I’ve truly benefited from and appreciated help getting access to the “Inner Circle” and assistance with placing orders during sales (did I mention that the sales are awesome?).

  44. Ruth
    August 19, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Lots to love about Matilda Jo patterns! Easy to follow instructions, beautiful patterns and great customer service

  45. Beverly
    August 19, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Kristen, you were so kind to answer my question about the teepee- poles, and on a Saturday, to boot! Your patterns are wonderful, and many little girls have gotten hours and hours of imaginary playtime in after I’ve sewn or made a new item from your patterns. They love them all!!! I love the straight forward pattern instructions and photos, and the finished results! Thank you!

  46. Jo
    August 19, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Congratulations on three years of producing beautiful patterns that everyone can enjoy. They are not only fashion forward, but have instructions that are easy to follow with results that I can count on, I always know ahead of time that whatever I make using your patterns, will not only look great, but will also fit perfectly.

  47. sarah
    August 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Your blog is a gem, your patterns a great to use with and for my daughter. Happy Anniversary

  48. Dori
    August 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    The directions are easy to understand and they are just so darn cute!

  49. Maryann
    August 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    The patterns are easy to understand and the pictures are as well. The patterns are easy to modify to simplify or fancy-up. I have even asked her a few questions and she replied so quickly! I felt like a celebrity was speaking with me, and I mean that, because in this realm, she is! Yesterday we sorted through our doll clothes. Every Matilda Jo was commented on when we were sorting, “Oh, I love this dress”, they’ say!

  50. Denise
    August 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I just love how easy it is to make the clothes or apt 18 stuff. She writes the instructions very well. So you come out with a great project every time.

  51. lala
    August 20, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I love how trendy the patterns are. Not just simple dresses!

  52. Tanya
    August 21, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I love how modern trendy and fashionable the designs are. They are clothes I would wear myself. Not your regular square cut basic one size fits all patterns.

  53. Tanya
    August 21, 2017 at 7:04 am

    I love how modern trendy and fashionable the designs are. They are clothes I would wear myself. Not your regular square cut basic one size fits all patterns.

  54. Sylvia
    August 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I like the fact that Matilda Jo keeps up with the new dolls on the market. I have a Wellie Wisher and have had a problem finding patterns for her. Keep up the good work.

  55. Gail Orr
    Gail OrrReply
    August 21, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Matilda Jo Originals is a good name for your business as your designs certainly are original. I have quite a few of the 18″ doll patterns and all the swimming party, pool/accessories patterns.

  56. Barbara
    August 21, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Congrats on your 3rd yr in business. I love your PVC patterns as it gives me another outlook/break in hobby besides your wonderful patterns.

  57. Sandra Q
    Sandra QReply
    August 21, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I enjoy the pvc builds. They are creative and last.

  58. Jeanne Marshall
    Jeanne MarshallReply
    August 21, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I love everything about your patterns.

  59. KAY
    August 21, 2017 at 8:17 am


  60. Debbie
    August 21, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I love the patterns, especially the furniture. I love how cute they turn out and also how easy they are to construct!

  61. Cristy Estep
    Cristy EstepReply
    August 21, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I love all the Matilda Jo patterns! The directions are easy to follow and the clothes are very cute! So glad i found this site!

  62. BrendaK
    August 21, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I belong to a group of ladies that make doll clothes for abused little girls. Love using your patterns. They are stylish and instructions are easy to follow.

  63. Diane L
    Diane LReply
    August 21, 2017 at 9:48 am

    So excited to make the treat stand – my girls constantly make them from boxes and fabric so this will be super exciting!

  64. Mary Ellen Lassiter
    Mary Ellen LassiterReply
    August 21, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I really like the kits for the doll furniture and stands . Your clothing designs are very upbeat.

  65. Terry
    August 21, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I love that you have great PVC project patterns to go along with the clothing patterns. I always tell people, too, that I love your points program, because it is actually reasonable to get enough points to earn a pattern. So I end up spending more here than elsewhere.

  66. Renee
    August 21, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Thanks Kristen has always been so helpful. I have emailed her about questions I have and she has responded very quickly. I have had problems with other site with that. I love all the patterns I have but my granddaughters love their tents with sleeping bags and onies sleepers. Congrats on making it 3 years with your business. Keep up the good work so we can all have smart dressed dolls.

  67. Lori
    August 21, 2017 at 10:08 am

    ORIGINAL!! Thats what I love most to be sure. The variety and fresh styles are to die for , keep it up.

  68. Nancy L Solitario
    Nancy L SolitarioReply
    August 21, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I love checking out the new designs and items you offer

  69. Debby
    August 21, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Thank you for all the inspiration you give to those of us who love to create for dolls. I have purchased many of your patterns and love them all.

  70. Sandra
    August 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Love your patterns…they definitely are ‘original’ and so-o-o user friendly!

  71. Emily
    August 21, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Love your patterns. I’m collecting them all. Great instructions and pictures so easy to follow. Keep up the great work. Can’t wait for your next pattern.

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