Jacquelynne Steves

Free Tutorial- Summer Seashells Towel

One of my favorite super-quick projects to make is embellished dishtowels- When I see colorful, undecorated dishtowels or handtowels in the store, I buy them and stash them away for the easiest projects ever. Then when I need a gift, or I just want to freshen up the kitchen or bathrooms, I add some embroidery, applique and trim and Voila!! Today in my free tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a cute and cheerful Summer Seashells Towel. Mother’s Day will be here soon, as well as the end of the school year and summer parties, and you can whip these up quickly for the moms, teachers, and hostesses that you’d like to show a little love & appreciation to.

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Sign up for the FREE 2019 Block of the Month – Happy Little Things!

It’s here! It’s here!! Introducing our Free Block of the Month for 2019:

Happy Little Things!!

Our last block of the Month, Save The Bees, was sooooo much fun, I hope you will enjoy this one, too!

The Happy Little Things Free BOM will have 4 different blocks, and it will start in August and run through December. Once again, you will have the following options for making your blocks:

*you can just piece them
*OR you can applique them (hand or machine- I did machine applique)
*OR you can do simple hand embroidery (just 2 super easy stitches- the backstitch and French knots- plus I have a YouTube tutorial for those stitches)

You will get my easy-to-follow step by step instructions, with lots of diagrams, to make all 4 blocks and to add borders to make this quilt (finished size 43 1/2″ x 53 1/2″): (more…)

The 2019 Free Block of the Month is Coming Soon!

It’s almost here! Next week, we will begin sign ups for the 2019 Free Block of the Month!

This will be our 6th Annual Free Block of the Month! 

The 2019 Block of the Month will be called…. Happy Little Things.

Would you like to see the quilt? Here it is:

And yes- this year we have 2 different, beautiful colorways!!

Which do you like better, Desert or Cottage??

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20 Free Succulent & Cactus Patterns To Embroider, Sew, Quilt & Craft

Cactus and succulents have been trending for awhile, and they are STILL hot, hot, hot (no pun intended!)  If you a looking for a decorative pillow, some quirky cute embroidery hoop art, or a quilt featuring cactus and succulents, you are in the right place! We have gathered 20 Free Succulent & Cactus Patterns to Embroider, Sew, Quilt & Craft. There’s a little something for everyone here!

**Please note that at the time of this writing, all links are correct. If you have a question about a particular project, please contact the owner of that particular blog. To find the projects, just click the links and photos below.**

 

Cactus In A Teacup Embroidery Pattern

 

Cactus Wall Hanging Pattern

 

Mini Felt Cactus Tutorial

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Free Embroidery Pattern- Springtime Butterfly!

It’s Springtime here! The weather is warm and sunny, and we look forward to longer days, bees buzzing and butterflies flitting around the garden. This Springtime Butterfly Free Embroidery Pattern would be lovely on a tea towel, or make several blocks in different pretty pastel colors and create a table runner to welcome Spring. You could also try printing or tracing it onto cardstock, and coloring with colored pencils or markers, to make a nice thank you or birthday card. Get creative- how many ideas can you think of??

Click here to download the free PDF pattern.

Getting creative with a pattern is something I LOVE to do- I love seeing how many different ways I can use it. That’s why I started The Art of Home Club– every month, I not only give you lots of new super cute patterns, but I give you TONS of ideas for how to use them! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see some photos of our adorable Club projects!

We only up enrollment to new members a few times per year- You can sign up in the box below to get on our waiting list and we’ll let you know more when we open our doors to new members!

Did you know that I have lots of embroidery videos to help you get started with hand embroidery? It’s a great hobby that anyone can do! If you are a complete beginner, I’ll show you everything you need to know, from supplies to basic stitches, to help you get started. And even if you have experience with embroidery, you may pick up a few new tips! Videos are right below!

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25 FREE Spring & Mother’s Day Patterns For Quilters & Sewists

After a long and very cold Winter season, Spring is finally here. We’ve gathered together 25 stunning FREE patterns that are perfect to celebrate the Spring. These projects will also make lovely hand made Mother’s Day gifts. You’ll have a difficult time choosing which one(s) to work on first!

Please note that at the time of this writing, all links are correct. If you have a question about a particular project, please contact the owner of that particular blog. To find the projects, just click the links and photos below. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase, I will make a small commission, at no extra cost to you.

Spring Meadow Table Runner

 

Sweet Mason Jar Vase Hoop

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Rustic Twig Vase: A Super Easy, Inexpensive Way To Bring A Bit Of The Outdoors Inside

This Rustic Twig Vase is one of my favorite projects! I love the rustic and natural look of this vase. It is a great way to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside and you can change out the ribbon and the flowers according to the season. This is practically a no-cost project! I had this vase in the back of the closet, it was one of those cheap vases included in florist’s arrangements. The twigs were found in the backyard. It took me about 90 minutes total to collect and cut the twigs and assemble the vase. Wouldn’t this be so cute on your dining table, buffet or even your mantel? (more…)

27 Super Cute Free Projects To Sew & Quilt For Easter

Easter will be here before we know it! And with about a month to go, who can resist cute little bunnies, beautifully embellished Easter eggs and sweet little lambs? We have gathered together 27 Super Cute Free Projects to Sew and Quilt for Easter. All of these FREE projects are perfect for gift giving or decorating your own home.

At the time of this writing, all of the links below are correct. If you have a question about a specific project, please contact the owner that particular blog. Thanks!

 

Quick, Easy, Scrappy Easter Egg Place Mat

Chevron Easter Egg Hoop Art

 

Easter Bunny Pattern and Tutorial

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Answers to your frequently asked questions!

Last week I sent out an email to some of my followers, asking them what their biggest questions and struggles were. We got A LOT of responses! But the same questions and themes seemed to come up over and over- people want to learn embroidery, wool applique, and they struggle with getting projects done.

Below is a Facebook Live Video that I shot to answer the most Frequently Asked Questions. By the way, The Art of Home Club, which I mention in the video, is open only today through Friday March 15, 2019, then we’ll close to new members until summer. Click here to find out more!!

Here are the links mentioned in the video:

Introduction to embroidery- Hints and suggested supplies

Transferring designs & using interfacing

Basic stitches- backstitch, French knot, satin stitch

Free embroidery patterns can be found here

How to sort your UFO’s and let some go

Tips for finishing UFO’s

 

I hope you found this helpful! Remember, our Club is open only for a few days! Here are some photos of what we are currently working on:

Win a copy of Pat Sloan’s new book, Celebrate the Seasons

(Before we get started… The Art of Home Club is only open to new members a few times per year, and we’re opening SOON!! Want to know more?? Click HERE to find out all about it & to get on the waiting list and be eligible for special free bonuses!!)

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