Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Sewing & Quilting

Save the Bees BOM Block 2 is here!

Are you ready for block #2?! 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 second block for the Save the Bees Free… Keep reading…

Free Mushroom Embroidery Pattern

Mushrooms are ALWAYS popular. I remember when I was growing up in the 70’s, we saw them everywhere, but I don’t think they’ve ever really gone out of style! 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… Keep reading…

Save the Bees Block 1 is here!

It’s FINALLY here! 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 first block for the Save the Bees Block of the Month was sent out a short… Keep reading…

Our “Save the Bees” Free Block of the Month Featured Bloggers!

Hey! Did you know that the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month starts in less than a week!! Eeek! You are going to love our featured bloggers- they will give you lots of creative inspiration! Today I’m introducing them to you, and next week when we start the BOM you will also be hopping… Keep reading…

Quick & Easy Handmade Quilt Labels

Carolyn Beam is back to talk more about quilt labels and share a very simple technique for making them. 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… 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…