Jacquelynne Steves

In the Studio this Week…

First of all– can you believe it’s really 2020? And can you believe that we are 3/4 of the way through the first month of 2020?? Doesn’t it sound like science fiction? But here we are. And we don’t even have space cars yet. The Jetsons would be super disappointed…

Anyway, you know what never goes out of style?? Sewing. (Great segue, right???) I took off the second half of December to spend time with family, but over the past few weeks I’ve been trying to catch up… I don’t like starting the new year feeling like I’m already behind! I’ve been writing patterns and…. writing more patterns!!

First, I’ve worked on writing the pattern for our 2020 Free Block of the Month! I designed the quilt and ordered fabric back in the fall, but I’m just now getting around to writing the patterns. We are once again doing 2 different colorways, I’m calling them Spring and Summer, and I really can’t choose a favorite. We’ll be starting this BOM around late Spring (it takes a lot of work behind the scenes to get ready for our annual BOM!) I’m not quite done writing yet. Fingers crossed, I’ll finish this up by the end of the month, because….

Fabric has started arriving!!! So, clearly, there’s no turning back, LOL.

(By the way, our 2019 Free BOM is wrapping up!! If you haven’t gotten your patterns yet, click here!)

I’ve also been working on a lot of stuff for The Art of Home Club. We just released this pattern a couple of days ago:


Free Snowman and Friend Embroidery Pattern

Winter is here (in the northern hemisphere, anyway!!) It’s perfect cozy stitching weather, and this happy snowman & his cute little friend are waiting for you to stitch them up!

What will you make with this pattern? 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.


Free Embroidery Pattern- Comfort & Joy Christmas Stocking!

It’s time for a little cozy stitching! This Free Comfort & Joy Christmas Stocking Embroidery Pattern is perfect for this time of year- because I find sitting & working on my hand embroidery in the evenings both comforting and joyful! What about you? It would be cute on a little mug rug or table topper mini quilt- what about making it for a gift and including a few tea bags, hot cocoa mix & home made cookies? Maybe you could even include an inexpensive mug as well!

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! (more…)

Happy Little Things Free BOM- Month 5!


Can you believe this is our last month? We are adding our borders!!!

BUT- we’ll be having an AWESOME GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY IN JANUARY, so be sure to stop back! 

Also- I keep saying it- but remember to download and print or save your patterns! The links get deactivated in a couple of months…. so don’t just save the emails, you need to save the patterns themselves. (more…)

17 More Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen

Looking for a quick project? Want to use up some of that super cute fabric in your stash? Need a quick handmade gift? Look no further! In our last post, we shared 17 Free Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen. Guess what? Today, we have 17 MORE Free Projects to Sew for your Kitchen!! These make wonderful gifts that anyone would love to receive, or you could sell them at craft shows. Have fun!!


*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.

Fabric Napkin Bread Warmer

Strawberry Fizz Reversible Table Topper

10 Minute Dish Towel Apron


17 Free Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen

I love to make quilts! I’ll bet a lot of you do, too! But sometimes, I like different kinds of projects to sew, things that have very practical use. In this post, we are sharing 17 things to sew for your kitchen! Yes, we’ve include table runners and place mats, but you’ll also find napkins, baskets for organizing and serving bread & rolls, aprons, potholders, and more!

Guess what- these projects will also make AWESOME holiday gifts!

Look! 17 MORE Free Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen!


*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.

Pocket Potholder Tutorial

Casserole Carrier

Reversible Fabric Basket Tutorial

Cottage Chic Apron Tutorial


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!

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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!!



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!



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!


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