Jacquelynne Steves

New Free Embroidery Pattern- Fat Christmas Cat!

Don’t you want to snuggle up with this fat, cozy kitty? He is all bundled up and ready for the holidays in his handsome scarf and spectacles. He’d be super-cute embroidered on a Christmas stocking or pillow.

You could also use it for a coloring sheet. Get my coloring tips in this video, and tips for using watercolor pencils in this video.

(Embroidery videos here, here, and here.)

If you would like to try the Heat n Bond lightweight fusible interfacing mentioned in my videos, please click here.

And if you like cute embroidery patterns, consider joining The Art of Home Club– there are so many new embroidery patterns released each month which are exclusive to Club members!

What other ideas can you come up with for this pattern? Tell us in the comments!

Click here for a printable PDF of this pattern.

I Love Home BOM Border and Finishing Instructions are here!

I Love Home Free Block of the Month, with options for applique, embroidery, and piecing only | JacquelynneSteves.com

Today we are releasing the border instructions for our block of the month quilt! Wow! What a fun adventure this project has been!

THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT- THE PATTERN LINKS WILL BE DEACTIVATED ON DECEMBER 31. THAT MEANS THAT IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO SIMPLY SAVE YOUR EMAIL WITH THE LINKS, YOU MUST DOWNLOAD AND SAVE THE PATTERNS!

The border instructions for the I Love Home 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.


(more…)

24 Free Snowman Projects to Sew

I love snowmen, don’t you! I’m always a little bit sad when we take down the Christmas decorations, so I like that you don’t have to take your snowmen right after Christmas, you can leave them around for a couple more months! You can start these projects now and have some done for Christmas- but they can also be used into January and February. These look like a lot of fun!

Please note- as of the writing of this post, all of the links are correct. If you have specific questions regarding one of the projects below, please contact the original blog owner/designer. Thanks.

This post contains affiliate links.

Christmas Snowman Door Hanger

Felt Snowman Christmas Ornament

(more…)

Quilt Market Photos, Houston 2017

It’s been a couple of weeks since I went to Quilt Market in Houston. Quilt Market is the industry trade show, where manufacturers, publishers, designers and shop owners get together to see what’s new! I took about 1000 photos and it’s taking me a while to organize them all! Today, I thought I’d focus on the wonderful people I met up with- some new friends, some old friends. So much fun…

I met the legendary Eleanor Burns!! Such a nice lady!

I got an autographed copy of her newest book!

This is my lovely Australian friend, Helen Stubbings of Hugs’ n Kisses! Her 2 delightful daughters joined her on this trip, and they kind of “adopted” me and let me tag along with them much of the time!

(more…)

Remembering Grandmom

Happy Saturday!
This morning, I was cleaning out the spare bedroom and I thought I’d go through the pile of linens that were passed down to me by my maternal grandmom. When Grandpop was in the Navy, Grandmom sat and spent her hours of waiting doing needlework with her sisters. She made piles of dresser runners and tea towels, which I happily inherited.

I looked at her tiny stitches- when she made them, she was much younger than I am now and had very good eyesight! I ran my fingers over her work, cherishing my connection to her in that way. I think that if Grandmom had not taught me to sew, I’m not sure I’d be doing what I’m doing today! (These are my grandparents holding my mom – weren’t they a cute couple??)

(more…)

Fabulous Bonuses for Joining The Art of Home Club today!

Today we opened enrollment to The Art of Home Club! There are soooo many bonuses that you will receive as soon as you sign up!

Join today and get immediate access to bonuses like:

    • Butterfly Embroidery Patterns for our Mystery Sew Along
    • All patterns for our 2016 Block of the Month, Maggie’s First Dance
    • 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
    • Video tutorial for fabric painting– use this technique with ANY of our embroidery patterns for a fun project
    • Downloadable wallpaper for your computer, tablet and phone (created from my original watercolor paintings

(more…)

A little “eye candy”…. Quilt Market and The Art of Home Club Photos

Hi there! Last week, I shared my new Preview Video with you, where I showed you some of the projects that we will be working on in The Art of Home Club for 2018. I am having sooo much fun working on these projects…. I’m spending a lot of time on embroidery these days, which is fine with me, because it’s Hallmark Christmas Movie season so I have a good excuse to just sit and relax and stitch!! I’m one of those people with 2 speeds- GO and STOP. I will admit that moderation can be a little difficult for me- I tend to go, go, go and then just “plop” on the couch! So, after the go,go,go of Quilt Market last week, it’s been nice to spend my evenings watching Christmas movies and relaxing a little.

I finished butterfly #4 of 5, and then started the final one. These will be for a Mystery Sew Along we will be doing in January in The Art of Home Club (I talk about about that in my video.) When you join the Club starting this week, you will receive butterfly patterns #1, #2, and #3, then later this month you will receive butterfly #4, in December you will receive #5, and then in January we will put them together into a really gorgeous quilt. (Note that these butterfly patterns, as well as all other Club projects, will be available ONLY to Club members- they will not be available through my blog, shop website, or Facebook.)

(more…)

I Love Home BOM Block 4 is here!

I Love Home Free Block of the Month, with options for applique, embroidery, and piecing only | JacquelynneSteves.com

Today we are releasing the last block, Block #4! Time for another free house 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 I Love Home 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…)

Video Preview for The Art of Home Club 2018!

In a few days, we will open up enrollment for The Art of Home Club!

Enrollment for the Club is only open Thursday Nov 9 through Wednesday Nov 15, 2017 then it closes until 2018!

Don’t miss out!

Want to see what’s new for 2018? I’ve put together this video to see just SOME of the fun stuff we’ll be doing in the Club this year: (more…)

Announcing Enrollment Dates for The Art of Home Club!!!

 

This is one of my favorite times of my “work” year! Next week, we will be opening up The Art of Home Club to new members! Yippee! It’s always so much fun to meet new people who have the same “quilt-y” interests as you, don’t you think? But this will only be for a short time… Because I want this to be a really great, value packed club, I’m limiting how quickly we grow the membership, so that members get only the best content and customer service.

YOU CAN JOIN THE CLUB FROM NOVEMBER 9 THROUGH NOVEMBER 15!!

AFTER THE 15TH, ENROLLMENT WILL BE CLOSED AGAIN UNTIL SOME TIME NEXT YEAR.

Why did I start The Art of Home Club? Because of YOU! You all inspired me with all of your super-creative blocks for the Block of the Month, and I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to make projects all year that are as unique as their maker? Wouldn’t it be amazing to provide folks with easily adaptable patterns and lots of ideas for different ways to use them? And wouldn’t be wonderful to share our projects and ideas with some friends, new and old?? 

As a member of The Art of Home Club, you will receive:

  • *A new project pattern every month. These are usually small, quick projects that you can get done quickly, like table runners, mini quilts, tote bags, pillows, ornaments…. Sometimes, we will also have larger projects which can be completed over several months.  Many patterns have a choice of embroidery and applique patterns.
  • *A new collection of adorable embroidery patterns every month.
  • *Helpful tips for mixing and matching your projects and patterns. For example, you could use Month #1 embroidery patterns with the Month #3 project- YOU get to be the designer!
  • *Tips and instructions for making the projects without embroidery, for when you need to make something really quick!
  • *Club Bonus Projects and Patterns that expand your creative possibilities even more! Plus, occasional bonuses like printable coloring pages, gift tags, note cards, etc.
  • *You have 24/7 access to your patterns, videos and content. Log into your account anytime to download patterns and watch member exclusive videos.
  • *Free Block of the Month Patterns included with membership- no need to sign up for the BOM each year.
  • *Community. Share your projects, tips and questions with other members in our Members Only Private Facebook Group.
  • *Exclusive Member Discounts – save 10% on books, fabric, patterns and notions in our shop EVERY DAY (that includes the Block of the Month fabric kit for 2018!!)
  • *Club exclusive tutorial videos.
  • *”Grandfathered” Pricing. As long as you remain a member in good standing, your price will never go up!

These are some new features which have recently been added: (more…)