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Free Summer Rose Embroidery Pattern

Do you have any special memories associated with roses? They are probably the world’s most popular flower! For me, they always take me back to my grandmother’s garden, I can still smell the fragrance and hear the bees buzzing! You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would… Keep reading…

Free Coloring Sheet- Save the Bees Home Quilt

Remember in my last post, I showed you all kinds of ideas for fabrics for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month? Well, now it’s your turn! Here is something fun for you to do while you are “patiently” waiting for the Save the Bees BOM to start- it’s a coloring sheet for the… Keep reading…

Free Bzzzy Bee Pin Cushion Pattern

This oh-so-cute and useful Bzzzy Bee Pin Cushion was designed by my friend Teresa Raleigh of A Quilt and A Prayer a couple of years ago for one of our newsletters. Teresa recycled a decorative jar into a handy holder for your sewing room. Keep your pins and clips on the top, and use the… Keep reading…

Color & Fabric Ideas for Save the Bees Free Block of the Month

Have you signed up for the Free I Love Home Block of the Month yet? No?? Just click here– it’s going to be so much fun!! Yep, the BOM patterns and sew along are Free! Yippee! Let’s talk about fabrics, OK? One of the things I love best about quilting is how many different looks… Keep reading…

21 Free Red, White and Blue Quilt Patterns

Are you ready for 21 Free Red, White and Blue Quilt Patterns- and not just quilt patterns, but some wall hangings, pillows, and even a little embroidery! Something about these colors just feels energetic and summery! And of course, perfect for Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. They are also classic Americana- use some… Keep reading…

How and Why You Should Label Your Quilts

My friend Carolyn Beam is back to tell us about quilt labels! Do you label your quilts? Carolyn has been in the quilting industry for over 30 years. She had her own pattern design business, Colorado Quilt Designs until starting to work for Quiltmaker Magazine in 2005 as an editor. Her career at the magazines… Keep reading…

25 Free Sewing Projects for Kids

The kids are home for the summer- time to carve out some creative time! As a child, I would spend day after day at my grandmother’s house in the summer, and she taught me how to sew and crochet. I am so grateful that she taught me those skills- it’s very possible that I wouldn’t… Keep reading…

Fabric Requirements for Save the Bees Block of the Month

As promised, here is the fabric requirement and supply list so you can start thinking about your Block of the Month project. If you haven’t sign up yet for this FREE Block of the Month project, click here for more information. Optional fabric kit available, to make the quilt exactly as shown below.  Sorry, all… Keep reading…

27 Free Fruit Sewing Projects to Make

27 Free fruit sewing projects to make! It’s the perfect time- the weather is warming up and the sun is is getting sunnier! Look at these fruity, juicy projects! You’ll find quilting, applique, embroidery and craft projects so fun to make, they will surely brighten up your day and your home. Please note that at… Keep reading…

Save the Bees BOM Kits Now Available for Pre-Order

Here’s the buzz…. We have fabric kits available for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month! You are free to choose ANY fabrics you’d like for this project, and purchase of a kit is not required. However, for those of you who would like to make the quilt just as it is shown… Keep reading…