Jacquelynne Steves

Our NEW Building, and a BIG SALE Coming!

Well- there is just SO MUCH going on here!! Did I mention to you that we bought a building for our business??? I put it in a newsletter a while back, but I’ve been so busy that blogging has been pushed to the back burner…. so if you’re not receiving my newsletters you may not know about it.

While packing & moving, I realized that I have waaaayyyyy too much STUFF! So, we’re having a giant sale next week!! I’m calling it the Holiday Hooennany Sale- ’cause it’s gonna be a hoot!! It will run Monday to Friday, November 12-16, 2018.

Every day we’ll have a new deal- fabric, notions, gift items, and patterns. Savings of 25% to 55% off regular prices!!!

BUT- each deal will only be for 24 hours, then we’ll move onto the next one. You can shop all week, and we’ll hold the orders until the end so we can package & ship all of your purchases together and save shipping charges. (more…)

Save the Bees BOM Block 4 is here!

I really can’t believe that we are on our very last block! Where did the time go? I guess it just “buzzed” right by us!! Next month, we will be adding the borders to our quilt!!

***REMEMBER TO DOWNLOAD AND SAVE YOUR BLOCK PATTERNS!

EARLY NEXT YEAR, THE LINKS TO THE PATTERNS WILL BE DEACTIVATED.***

I’ve been following your progress over in the free Facebook group– you guys are doing a GREAT JOB on your Blocks!!!

Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The fourth block for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.)

If you can’t find your email, please check your spam folder, and Gmail users please check your “Promotions” folder. If you still can’t find it, please email me comments@JacquelynneSteves.com  We do our best to answer as soon as possible. PLEASE do not comment here to tell us that you can’t find your email- you comment will be deleted! Please email for assistance. Thank you!!

VERY IMPORTANT- If you email us a question and don’t hear back in 24-48 hours, please check your spam folder! We answer all emails, so if you don’t hear back from us, it’s very possible that our response is in your spam folder!!

For technical questions, like how to download/save a PDF, etc. please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are NOT signed up yet, please fill in the box in the upper right side bar of THIS PAGE to get your FREE block patterns, or click here to sign up! NOTE- THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG- YOU MUST SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please download and save the files to your computer immediately, so that you can find them when you need them. Don’t rely on trying to find the email with the links later- As many have found, emails tend to get lost, even when you put them in a special folder :)  As this event grows larger with more and more participants, it gets more difficult for me to reply to emails requesting that I re-send the patterns. THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

OK- let’s get started! (more…)

Free Embroidery Pattern- Coffee Shop Puppy!

This free embroidery pattern is called Coffee Shop Puppy! When I was drawing it, I was imagining a cute little “hipster” type of puppy who would enjoy hanging out at the coffee shop with his friends, warming up with some cocoa or lattes! Can you imagine how cute that would be?  It would be soooo cute framed, or as a pillow. Add it to a snuggly quilt for the favorite kid or “tween” in your life. You could also print it out for the kids and grandkids to use as a coloring sheet. The possibilities are endless!!

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 find out a little more about our special Club!

Click here to download the free PDF pattern.

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! (more…)

Messy or Neat?? Creativity and Organization Ideas

I’ve been wondering about something lately…. is there truth to that stereotype about creative people being messy? I, for one, work much better in a clean organized space- I feel like clutter makes me overwhelmed and stressed. I think whether you are messy or neat, you have to be at least a LITTLE organized so you can find your stuff…. We’re all so busy and I hear so many people saying that they don’t have the time to be creative. There’s nothing worse than finding 15 minutes to work on a project, and then wasting that time looking for your supplies or wondering what you should work on next!! Or, I hear people say that they’ve lost their creative “mojo,” and I wonder if maybe they just don’t like the space they are working in, or can’t easily find their projects/supplies. I shot a video talking about some ways to be prepared, so you can take advantage of little creative moments when you get a chance.

I hope you enjoyed the video and found it helpful! Please tell us in the comments if you have any other tips for staying organized AND motivated!

24 MORE Free Projects to sew for Fall!

When is your favorite season for sewing? For me, it is definitely when the weather turns cooler… it just feels cozy and perfect for being in the house. I like to imagine myself in a sisterhood with women who came before me… A couple of hundred years ago when we lived more seasonally, warm long days meant working outside and preparing food for the upcoming winter. But the shorter, cooler days signaled the time for hunkering down and spending more time indoors, doing activities like sewing. And yes, I like to sometimes imagine myself as one of the Ingalls, out on the prairie!! Of course, Ma and Mary and Laura didn’t have cable TV to keep them company while they stitched!!

So let’s get to stitching!!

(By the way, if you want even MORE fall projects, click here!!)

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Free Embroidery Pattern- Hello Fall Pumpkin!

Oh, it finally really feels like Fall here! I am indulging in Candied Orange and Almond Biscotti dunked in my mulled apple cider tea. Yummm!!!

It’s the season for tea and stitching!! This free embroidery pattern, called Hello Fall Pumpkin, would be cute framed, or as a pillow. What about a table mat or a cute kitchen towel to give to a friend? You could also print it out for the kids and grandkids to use as a coloring sheet. The possibilities are endless!!

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 find out a little more about our special Club!

Click here to download the free PDF pattern.

Did you know that I have lots of embroidery videos to help you get started with hand embroidery? Yep, I 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! (more…)

Save the Bees BOM Block 3 is here!

Oh my goodness, can you believe we are already up to block #3?! I’ve been following your progress over in the free Facebook group– you guys are doing a GREAT JOB on your Blocks!!!

Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The third block for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.)

If you can’t find your email, please check your spam folder, and Gmail users please check your “Promotions” folder. If you still can’t find it, please email me comments@JacquelynneSteves.com  We do our best to answer as soon as possible. PLEASE do not comment here to tell us that you can’t find your email- you comment will be deleted! Please email for assistance. Thank you!!

VERY IMPORTANT- If you email us a question and don’t hear back in 24-48 hours, please check your spam folder! We answer all emails, so if you don’t hear back from us, it’s very possible that our response is in your spam folder!!

For technical questions, like how to download/save a PDF, etc. please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are NOT signed up yet, please fill in the box in the upper right side bar of THIS PAGE to get your FREE block patterns, or click here to sign up! NOTE- THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG- YOU MUST SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please download and save the files to your computer immediately, so that you can find them when you need them. Don’t rely on trying to find the email with the links later- As many have found, emails tend to get lost, even when you put them in a special folder :)  As this event grows larger with more and more participants, it gets more difficult for me to reply to emails requesting that I re-send the patterns. THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

OK- time for the fun! (more…)

Save the Bees BOM Block 2 is here!

Are you ready for block #2?! Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The second block for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.)

If you can’t find your email, please check your spam folder, and Gmail users please check your “Promotions” folder. If you still can’t find it, please email me comments@JacquelynneSteves.com  We do our best to answer as soon as possible. PLEASE do not comment here to tell us that you can’t find your email- you comment will be deleted! Please email for assistance. Thank you!!

VERY IMPORTANT- If you email us a question and don’t hear back in 24-48 hours, please check your spam folder! We answer all emails, so if you don’t hear back from us, it’s very possible that our response is in your spam folder!!

For technical questions, like how to download/save a PDF, etc. please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are NOT signed up yet, please fill in the box in the upper right side bar of THIS PAGE to get your FREE block patterns! NOTE- THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG- YOU MUST SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please download and save the files to your computer immediately, so that you can find them when you need them. Don’t rely on trying to find the email with the links later- As many have found, emails tend to get lost, even when you put them in a special folder :)  As this event grows larger with more and more participants, it gets more difficult for me to reply to emails requesting that I re-send the patterns. THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

OK- time for the fun! (more…)

Free Mushroom Embroidery Pattern

Mushrooms are ALWAYS popular. I remember when I was growing up in the 70’s, we saw them everywhere, but I don’t think they’ve ever really gone out of style! You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine embroidery.) You could also use it for coloring and make note cards, etc.

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No Sew Bird Embroidery Hoop Art and Note Card

Are you ready for a cute little no-sew project? Embroidery hoop art is HOT right now! I love using Heat n Bond lightweight fusible web for craft projects! It’s much less messy than glue, and as you’ll see with the note card, it’s a great way to combine fabric and paper in a project. We’ll be using the same design to make a bird note card and bird embroidery hoop art.

You can add embellishments if you want- try adding a ribbon bow at the top, or you can use your sewing machine to stitch around the edges of the pieces. Another tip- If you’re nervous about using a permanent marker to add details, use a Frixion pen instead! If you don’t like how it comes out, just iron out the mark and start again! Since these projects won’t be washed, it’s not a problem. Another option is to hand embroider the bird details.

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