Hippity, Hoppity! Easter’s on its way! We’ve collected some of the prettiest projects here to inspire you! Yep, here’s 23 Free Easter Patterns to Sew. You’ll find crosses, bunnies and eggs done up in pretty pastels, perfect for Spring. What are you waiting for?? Time to get started! (*wink*)
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.
They say that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! (Don’t you always wonder who “they” are, anyway? lol) I do like the color green, it’s a fresh reminder that Spring is on its way. We’ve gathered up 22 St. Patrick’s Day Sew and Craft Projects for you to make! You have plenty of time to make up a few of these cute, quick little projects to dress up your home or give as a gift. Another idea- take any favorite quick patchwork project and do it in different shades of green. Voila! Instant St. Patrick’s Day decor which you can enjoy into Spring and Summer. (For example, this free and easy quilt pattern or try this one as well.)
(As of the writing of this post, all of the links below are correct. If you have a question about a specific project, please contact the owner of that particular website, as most of these projects are not mine and appear on websites other than my own.)
This weekend, we went up to visit my daughter at grad school. Her birthday was last weekend- that makes three birthdays in a row that we couldn’t be with her! Darn! I told her that actually, she should give ME the presents, since I gave birth to her, LOL. It was nice to just relax and hang out. Of course, Alfie went with us and you can see how relaxed he was:
I gave Daughter some art supplies for her birthday, so we had fun playing with them:
So you’ve made a quilt that you love and now you are wondering how to display it so that you can see and enjoy it every day… or you want a way to quickly and easily change out your wall hangings for the seasons… OR you’re thinking that you are ready to enter your fabulous quilt creation into a show and a hanging sleeve is required to exhibit it. No worries! Today we will be learning how to make a hanging sleeve for a quilt- it’s really very simple!
There are a couple of ways to make a hanging sleeve, today I will be sharing the most common method. Now, if you’re like me, you may be tempted to skip this step of making the hanging sleeve, because it does require some hand sewing, and you’re like- I just sewed all of that binding on, I do not want to do more hand stitching! But having a hanging sleeve on the back of your quilt makes it so much easier to hang your quilts and swap them out seasonally. Plus- it greatly reduces the stretching and distortion that will inevitably occur if you try to hang your quilt in some other fashion. Generally, the larger/heavier your quilt is, the more you need to worry about stretching. For miniature quilts, you can get away with hanging them with clips or with safety pins in the corners. But for larger quilts, by evenly distributing the weight on a rod, you greatly reduce the distortion than can occur. (more…)
—Beginner’s Guide to Hand Embroidery, perfect if you’re just starting out with embroidery! (Videos, bonus “mini” patterns great for practicing basic stitches, printable stitch guide, and printable supply list you can take with you to the store.)
—Bonus quilt, tote bag and pillow projects you can make with any embroidered or appliqued block
February 14 is right around the corner! I was trying to think of something quick- really quick- to dress and brighten up little spots in the house that needed some “love”. I made these little Valentine’s Day quilted tags! Sort of a super-mini Valentines Day quilt pattern, lol. They are the perfect way to use up some fabric AND batting scraps! (If you’re anything like me, you hate to throw even the littlest pieces away!) Have you noticed that metallics are everywhere?? For this Valentine’s Day sewing project, you can use metallic DecoFoil like I’ve done here, or you can do machine applique. If you do machine applique, keep in mind that the pieces are fairly small, so you will want to use a small stitch, and don’t forget to use the reversed patterns. When using DecoFoil, you don’t need to reverse the patterns.
You can just sit the tags in little bowls like this:
Or add some twine or ribbon and tie them to a vase like I’ve done below. Ooooh… you know what would be really cute??? Fill Mason jars with candies or cookie mix, and tie one of these little tags to it! I’d definitely love to receive that as a gift, how about you??
For each quilted Valentine’s Day tag, you will need: (more…)
Looking for a free Valentine’s Day quilt pattern (or 2 or 27?) It’s no secret that I LOVE Valentine’s Day! Not for the chocolate and roses (though those are nice….), but I LOVE red and pink! I think another reason I love Valentine’s Day decorating is that it’s a really nice way to “warm” up the house in the midst of the cold, gray and dreary winter. I’m always a bit sad when we take down the Christmas decorations in January- but I look forward to adding punches of bright cheerful color with my red and pink hearts!
For this post, we’ve rounded up 27 Free Valentine’s Day projects for you to stitch up! I think you’ll “love” these!
And if you like these, be sure to check out these previous posts:
Many of you have finished your I Love Home Block of the Month quilts and are posting your photos in the Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group– Bravo on such beautiful quilts!! To celebrate, we will having a GIANT grand prize giveaway, so keep reading!!!
*** I’m even going to give you a sneak peek of the 2018 free block of the month, keep reading!!! ***