Jacquelynne Steves

25 Free Super Cute Christmas Ornaments to Sew and Quilt

Whenever we post a Christmas ornament project, it tends to be very popular- probably because no matter the time of year, we are all looking for quick projects that we can actually complete in just a few hours (or less!) We’ve looked around and gathered 25 Free Super Cute Christmas ornaments to sew and quilt! You’re sure to find something here that you LOVE and can make in a jiffy!

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 blog. Thanks!

DIY Felt Christmas Decorations

Scrappy Stocking Christmas Ornament

Felt Christmas Ornament Tutorial (more…)

Happy Little Things BOM Block 4 is here!

Zoom Happy Little Things BOM- Block 4 Cottage Colorway- Jacquelynne Steves.jpg

I really can’t believe that we are on our very last block! Where did the time go? 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 Happy Little Things 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!

 

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Free Owl Silhouette Wall Art Project- So Quick & Easy!

Are you staring at a blank spot on your wall and aren’t sure what to put there? Even though we are about halfway through the autumn season, this is so quick and easy, you can whip it up in an hour or less! I love this simple silhouette idea so much that I decided to do a fabric project AND a paper project ! See this blog post for my FREE Quilted Owl Wall Hanging Pattern. They make really cute coordinating projects!

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31 Free Tote & Bag Patterns To Sew

You know what I love about tote bags- they are SO practical! I’m a bit addicted to them, I love making them out of my favorite fabrics, and of course I can’t resist buying a new one when I’m out shopping. And still, though I have ton of them, it always seems that I need just one more!

We’ve collected 31 free tote bag patterns for you to sew, but not just your typical totes. You’ll also find yoga mat totes, lunch bags, purses, duffels and back packs, too!!

And guess what- Christmas is coming, and these make awesome gifts! Start now and you can make a bunch for holiday giving!

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

DIY Color Blocked Tote

Fat Quarter Tote Bag

Simple Tote Bag

Clydebank Tote

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The Art of Home Club is Open!!!

This is one of my favorite times of my “work” year! Today, we are 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?

YOU CAN JOIN THE CLUB FROM October 10 through October 15!!

AFTER THE 15TH, ENROLLMENT WILL BE CLOSED AGAIN UNTIL SOME TIME IN Early 2020.

 

Why did I start The Art of Home Club? Because of YOU! You all inspired me with all of your super-creative blocks for our annual Free 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 it be wonderful to share our projects and ideas with some friends, new and old?? 

I know that you are going to LOVE our Club!!! Click here to find out more and to join us!!!

We have 2 special bonuses for those who join TODAY, OCTOBER 10 ONLY!!! Read on…

You’re going to love our fun mix & match concept- YOU get to be the designer! And you’ll have so much fun making new quilt-y friends in our private community!

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 2019!!)
  • *Club exclusive tutorial videos.
  • *”Grandmothered” Pricing. As long as you remain a member in good standing, your price will never go up!

**Exclusive MEMBERS ONLY patterns for the Happy Little Things Block of the Month:

We also have fun stuff like:

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Happy Little Things 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!!!

Here are some of the photos that you’ve posted for Block #2- remember, everyone who signs up gets the applique & embroidery flower designs, and the bug designs are exclusively for members of The Art of Home Club:

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 Happy Little Things 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!

Here is my Block #3, done with the Cottage colorway and machine applique. I love this classic Red, Pink, Black and Light Blue palette:

 

See that cute little ladybug charm? You can get them in our shop here.

 

And here is the Desert colorway, shown with hand embroidery. The bug designs are EXCLUSIVE to The Art of Home Club members– you can’t get them anywhere except our Club. And look at the cute tiny little buttons that I used to decorate my block!!

Guess what? We are opening up the Club to new members starting on

Thursday, October 10, 2019!!!

We’ll be offering SPECIAL SURPRISE BONUSES to those who are on our “waiting list”! Sign up here, and find out more about our fun Club!

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Free Embroidery Pattern- Silly Jack Pumpkin!

This guy is just goofy, isn’t he? I think you’ll have a lot of fun working on this Silly Jack Pumpkin Free Embroidery Pattern! What a cute pillow or trick-or-treat bag he would make… Print out the pattern for a fun coloring sheet for the kids. It would also be really great done with wool applique, then use embroidery to add the details.

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! These are CLUB EXCLUSIVES that you won’t find anywhere else. You cannot buy them in our shop or any other. They are for Club members only…

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!

We will be open to new Club members on October 10, 2019, but just for a few days- then we’ll close our doors again.

 

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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20 Fun & Cute Halloween Treat Recipes

The Halloween and Harvest season seems to be the best time for grownups and kids alike to “play”- after all, what’s more playful than dressing up, collecting and eating candy, and dancing along to the “Monster Mash”!? We’ve collected some ideas and recipes for treats for your next party or get together- some sweet, some savory, and some scary, and some just cute & fun! The kids and grandkids will have a lot of fun helping you with these! I will be making the Rice Krispie Treats Pumpkins, because we have a lot of marshmallows left over from summer s’mores!

Please note that at the time of this writing, all links below are correct. If you have a question about a particular recipe, please contact the owner of that particular blog/website. Thanks!

Candy Corn Cookie Recipe

Monster Eye-Scream Cookies

Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins

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Free Quilted Owl Wall Hanging Pattern

I love this little fall project- you can easily make it in an afternoon! Doing machine applique around the owl silhouettes is very simple because it’s all one piece- but since this is a wall hanging that probably won’t be washed, you could use a heavier weight fusible web (such as HeatNBond Ultrahold by Thermoweb) and skip the machine applique all together. Also, if you don’t have burlap or linen fabric, you could substitute any fabric for the bottom of the wall hanging.

You can click here for a printable PDF of the instructions and the owl pattern.

Approximate finished size: 17 x 20”. All seam allowances are 1/4”. Sew fabrics right sides together.

PLUS- click here for my super quick and easy coordinating Owl Silhouette Wall Art project!!!

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Apple Cranberry Clafouti Recipe from The Artist’s Inn, Lancaster PA

About a month ago, my husband and I decided that we needed to get away- It was a very stressful, busy month, and we just needed to decompress for a couple of days! We headed for one of our favorite destinations, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We enjoy driving through the peaceful country side, stopping at little shops, and staying in quaint country inns. We try to stay at a different place each time we go.

This time, we stayed at The Artist’s Inn, in Terre Hill.  We enjoyed sitting on our deck and looking over the beautiful gardens and countryside.

The innkeepers are Jan and Bruce. Bruce is a really clever, witty artist- his artwork is displayed in the main parlor, and it really made me chuckle!  He is also the author of several books. You can see more of his work here. (more…)