Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Tutorials

No Sew Bird Embroidery Hoop Art and Note Card

Are you ready for a cute little no-sew project? Embroidery hoop art is HOT right now! I love using Heat n Bond lightweight fusible web for craft projects! It’s much less messy than glue, and as you’ll see with the note card, it’s a great way to combine fabric and paper in a project. We’ll… 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…

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…

How to Make a Hanging Sleeve for a Quilt

So you’ve made a quilt that you love and now you are wondering how to display it so that you can see and enjoy it every day… or you want a way to quickly and easily change out your wall hangings for the seasons… OR you’re thinking that you are ready to enter your fabulous… Keep reading…

Valentine’s Day Mini Quilt Pattern & Tutorial

Today we are making this cute Valentine’s Day Mini Quilt! It’s about 10 1/2″, so you could use it for a large mug rug, or a candle mat, or a little mini table topper or wall hanging. This has a fun, unexpected shape- refer to my How to Bind Odd Angles tutorial found here. This… Keep reading…

Binding Odd Angles Tutorial

Standard quilts have corners with 90 degree angles, but sometimes you come across a project with an “odd” angle. Today, I am going to show you how to bind a quilt which has 135 degree corners (8 sides). Next week, I’ll show you how to make the cute little project that I’m binding today!! (Find… Keep reading…

Half Rectangle Triangle Tutorial (no special ruler required!)

Today we are going to learn about Half Rectangle Triangle (HRT) units!! This Half Rectangle Triangle Tutorial will require no special rulers. You probably know what Half Square Triangle units are- we use them A LOT in quilting. They look like this: (For my HST tutorial and cheat sheet, please click here.) Read More

19 Free Bird Projects to Sew!

I Love Birds! I think because they represent freedom- they just fly where ever their little hearts desire! They also sing- I love listening to their songs! I have several bird song CD’s which I enjoy listening to. Now, here’s something that may be odd- I love outdoor birds, but birds indoors in cages kind… Keep reading…

Wonky House Block Tutorial- So Scrappy!

wonky  (ˈwɒŋkɪ)  — adj  , -kier , -kiest 1. shaky or unsteady 2. not in correct alignment; askew Since our I Love Home Block of the Month has appliqued and embroidered houses, I thought I’d share a project that I did a few years ago- Wonky House Blocks! I like the extra scrappiness that the Log Cabin block adds to my little house. The Log Cabin Block… Keep reading…

Love-ly Valentine’s Day Pillow Tutorial Plus tips for sewing curves!

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it! This is a very quick project that you can make in an afternoon with fabrics and materials which are probably already in your sewing room. It’s also a very good beginner project- so get the kids and grandkids involved! I will also give you some tips… Keep reading…