Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Tutorials

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!)

*** Join the community that jumpstarts your creativity and gets your projects finished!**   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… Keep reading…

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…

Fabric Scrap Rosette Ornaments

So it’s one week before Christmas and you think you don’t have time to make an ornament? Wrong! These Fabric Scrap Rosette Ornaments are pretty quick…. What a great scrappy project- You know those long skinny scraps left over after you trim the excess backing from your quilt? Perfect! Fat quarters are also perfect for this project. (Oh,… Keep reading…

Super Easy New Year’s Banner

I know it’s not quite Christmas yet, but here is a really easy project to help usher in the New Year! I will show you how to make prairie points- you won’t believe how easy they are, and what a nice touch they add to the edge of your projects. I found some scraps of… Keep reading…

Watercolor Pencil Video Tutorial for Everything Patterns

Today is the day I am sharing my video tutorial for using watercolor pencils! I LOVE watercolor- whether in the form of a tube or a pencil. Watercolor pencil is an easy way to get that beautiful watercolor effect! I love painting watercolor illustrations, I love the way the paint acts on the paper and… Keep reading…