Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Sewing/Quilting Patterns

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

26 Free Spring Quilt & Sewing Projects

After a long, long winter here, it’s finally starting to feel like Spring! The sun is shining and the birds are singing- I think they are happy that winter is over as well! There’s something about Spring that makes us want to spruce up and brighten up our surroundings, it seems the urge to do… Keep reading…

Tuffet Pin Cushion Tutorial

This is my Tuffet Pin Cushion tutorial. Are these the cutest, or what? I can’t get enough pin cushions, and judging by Pinterest, neither can anyone else (wink.) These adorable little pin cushions remind of the “tuffets” that were going around the internet a couple of years ago. I got this idea because I’ve been… Keep reading…

23 Free Easter Patterns to Sew

Hippity, Hoppity! Easter’s on its way! We’ve collected some of the prettiest projects here to inspire you! Yep, here’s 23 Free Easter Patterns to Sew. You’ll find crosses, bunnies and eggs done up in pretty pastels, perfect for Spring. What are you waiting for?? Time to get started! (*wink*) Please note that at the time… Keep reading…