Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Tutorials

Using Colored Pencils for Everything Patterns & Coloring Sheets

Hey Everyone! I’m back with another video! Today, I’m sharing a video about how to use colored pencils with “Everything” Patterns. What’s an “Everything” Pattern, you may be asking? Well, click here for a video introduction. In a few days, I’m going to show you how to use watercolor pencils- Oh, that is my favorite!… Keep reading…

Transferring Designs & Using Interfacing for Hand Embroidery

Hi There! Thanks for your super response to the Everything Patterns idea! So many of you have commented on my introduction video and taken the survey!  Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about hand embroidery. There are 3 videos below! The first is brand new, and the second and third are videos that… Keep reading…

Fall Foil Leaf Pillow & Ornament Tutorial

  Do you love fall? I’m getting ready! Today I wanted to share a couple of pretty projects with you. I don’t know why, but I think that fall projects look especially beautiful when you add a bit of shimmer- maybe because it brightens up what can be a bit of a dark palette. That *sparkle*… Keep reading…

How to Trim Hourglass Blocks- tutorial

I am really fan of making units a little larger than you need them, and then trimming them down to size- I find that no matter how careful I am with cutting and sewing, it’s hard to get them perfect. I like to do this with flying geese units, HSTs, and hourglass squares. It is… Keep reading…

Half Square Triangle (HST) Cheat Sheet and Tutorial

If you’ve been quilting for more than 5 minutes, you’ve probably made a HST (Half Square Triangle unit) a time or two (or hundred or thousand.) There are actually several ways to make them, but today I thought I’d show you the most common way to do it. Just in case you’re not sure what… Keep reading…

DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

I think I’ve mentioned a few times that I love Valentine’s Day, not because I expect my husband to buy me roses which-have-been-marked-up-to-a-ridiculous-price-every-February-just-because-they-can-get-away-with-it, or because I enjoy dining at overbooked restaurants on the 14th. No, I just like the decorations! Red and pink are my favorite colors! For this project, I pulled a few red… Keep reading…

Valentine’s Day Mug Rug

  Mug rugs have been around for a while, but they’re still uber-popular. Why? Because they are quick and fun to make- you can finish a project in an afternoon! And because they are so quick, you can make them for every season and they make great gifts. They’re also very handy! What is a… Keep reading…

Piecing Fabric Strips for Borders and Binding Using A Diagonal Seam

Today, we are going “back to basics”! We will be talking about how to piece long strips together using a diagonal seam. Most often, we piece strips together for binding- because you need a looooooong continuous strip of fabric to go around all the edges of your quilt. However, you can also use this method for… Keep reading…

Big Announcement- My New Mini-Quilt Club!

Hi Everyone! I’m making a BIG announcement today! In my last newsletter, I mentioned that mini quilts are really popular- probably because they’re quick little projects that you can use to add warmth and personality to a room without spending a lot of time and money on them… So guess what? I’ve been working with… Keep reading…

Snowman Ornaments Made from Scrap Batting

Last week, we talked about how to piece together smaller pieces of batting into a large piece for your quilting projects. Sometimes, you will still have little scraps that you don’t want to throw away- here are some snowman ornaments made from scrap batting! These are fun for the kids to make as well. Just… Keep reading…