Jacquelynne Steves

20 FREE Easy Scrappy Projects to Sew & Quilt

Sometimes, you just want to make something really quick and easy! And using up some scraps from your stash is a plus! Here are 20 free, easy, scrappy projects to sew and quilt!

Rag Wreath Tutorial

Chevron Doll Quilt Tutorial


Sun Rays Quilt Block Tutorial


20 Free Springtime Bunny Patterns to Sew & Quilt

There’s nothing cuter than a fluffy bunny, is there- so fun and cheerful to make! And I love the happy colors in these projects… they definitely say Spring is Here! We’ve rounded up 20 of the cutest bunny projects for you to sew and quilt, many of them are super quick and easy, so you can make one this weekend!

Please note that 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 that particular blog or website. Thank you!

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Patchwork Peter Rabbit Tutorial


Free Spring Bunny Embroidery Pattern

Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer, and I LIKE IT! This super cute little bunny would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc.    You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine embroidery.) You could also use it for coloring and make note cards, etc.


We’re Open!! Join The Art of Home Club and get an adorable bonus!!!


This is one of my favorite times of my “work” year! TODAY, February 13, 2020, 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? 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.



The projects that we make in The Art of Home Club are EXCLUSIVELY for Club members- you can’t find or buy them anywhere else on my website, on the internet, or in shops. Let’s take a look at what’s coming up for our Club members:

Our annual Mystery Sew Along starts later this month. You’ll get the patterns/instructions to make one section each month, and then we’ll put it all together at the end. It’s a mystery because you won’t know how it all comes together until the end! We’ll have options for both applique AND hand embroidery, so you can choose your favorite!

Also in February, you’ll receive our Furry Hipster Friends II Collection. This includes applique AND hand embroidery patterns for 7 different cute animals:

Plus you’ll get instructions for a quilt, and a tutorial for how to turn any applique pattern into a patch for a jacket:


21 Creative Yo-Yo Projects To Quilt & Sew


Yo-yo’s are fun to make and a great way to use up scraps!! They are a fun hand sewing project to do while in the car or watching TV. Until we started looking for yo-yo projects for this post, I didn’t realize how many fun things you could do with them!

Here are 21 Creative Projects to Make with yo-yo’s, and guess what- they’re all FREE! Have fun with these!! (more…)

Happy Little Things BOM- The Giant Grand Prize Giveaway!!

Many of you have finished your Happy Little Things Block of the Month quilts and are posting your photos in the Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group– Bravo on such beautiful quilts!! To celebrate, we will having a GIANT grand prize giveaway, so keep reading!!!

*** I’m even going to give you a sneak peek of the 2020 free block of the month, keep reading!!! ***


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…)