Jacquelynne Steves

2018 Christmas House Tour- The Art of Home

We have our new office ready for the holidays! Last weekend, our new office building was on the Yuletide Tour in historic Salem, NJ. We spent lots of time (and totally blew the budget!!) decorating and getting ready.  The 1821 building is decorated with both traditional and contemporary touches. Come take a tour with us!

First of all- isn’t Alfie handsome, wearing his red bow for the festivities?

And here he is relaxing a little bit before people started to arrive:

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Save the Bees Borders & Finishing! Ta-da!!

NOTE- Before we even get started- be sure you have saved the patterns to your computer, and I also suggest printing them and putting them in a safe place! In January, the links will be deactivated and the patterns will no longer be free. (Just saving the emails won’t be enough, because the links won’t work anymore.)

ALSO- We’re not done yet!! Read below to find out about our giant GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY, coming soon!!

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26 Free Holiday Projects!

You’re going to love these 26 Free Holiday Projects- I think it’s never the wrong time to get to work on some holiday projects! These are really cute, and many of them are quick too! Get out your supplies and have fun!!

Please note- all links work and are correct as of the writing of this post. If you have a problem or question about a particular project, please contact the owner of that particular blog for information. Thank you!

Treelicious Christmas Pillow Tutorial

 

Sweater Upcycled Christmas Ornaments

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FREE VIDEO WORKSHOP SERIES COMING SOON

Free Video Workshop Series starts November 19…

I have some FUN free video workshops coming up!! I asked on Facebook what people were interested in learning about, and the top 2 answers were English Paper Piecing (EPP/hexies) and embroidery, so I’ll be talking about & demonstrating both!!

PLUS- we’ll have a Workshop EXCLUSIVE project that we’ll be working on together! This will be fast and fun- it’s designed for you to be able to complete it while the workshop series is running.

We’ll also be talking a little more about creativity and finding time for our projects- that’s something that I think just about everyone is interested in. I find that soooooo many people want to spend MORE time on their creative hobbies….. but just can’t seem to fit it in their schedule.

**Here’s the thing- I won’t be sending those free videos out in my regular newsletters, I’ll only be sending them to people who tell me that they are interested in them.**

Interested? Sign up HERE!

And guess what?? We will have fabulous prize giveaways in conjunction with our video series. The prizes will include The Quilter’s Planner and Aurifil! You’re going to LOVE these prizes!!

Can’t wait to “see” you there!!

 

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!!!!

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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…)