Deconstructed Candy Cane table runner

dresden table runner

Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios did a guest post at Sizzix’s blog showing how she made this festive table runner. Inspired by a candy cane, she used her Dresden Plate Sizzix die and created this minimalist look. I love it so hard!… Read More...

Project: Olaf quilt

Olaf quilt free pattern

Shauna of Shwin&Shwin made this quilt for her daughter Abbey who is a fan of the movie Frozen. Relieved she liked the Olaf character the best, she got this happy snowman pieced and quilted in just 3 days. That’s brilliant. If … Read More...

Embroidered Dresden Plate

Embroidered Dresden Plate

I found this beautifully embroidered Dresden Plate at La Fee Pirouette. It was one of their kits and block of the month (BOM) offerings for 2014. Though we may be too late to participate in the shop’s BOM, this reminds me we Read More...

Tutorial: Maze quilt top

maze quilt free pattern

Remona of The Stitching Scientist delighted in making this quilt sporting a colorful maze. So much so, she’s keeping it for herself. Made from a charm pack set against white, this top is not only a good design choice for a new quilter, but … Read More...

Tutorial: Tee Shirt quilt

T Shirt quilt tutorial

We all keep t-shirts because they are connected to activities we want to remember. But what happens when they get ragged or too small? They take up room. You can reclaim your drawer space and still keep those memories alive by making a t-shirt … Read More...

Showcase novelty prints triangle quilt

Triangle quilt

Do you have novelty prints you want to show off? This quilt made by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter does this beautifully. The pops of pattern against calming greens give your eyes a place to rest. Christmas snowmen, stars, and trees, … Read More...

Tutorial: Dala Horse quilt

Dala quilt tutorial LeighLaurel Studios

The Dala Horse on this little girl’s quilt is the perfect choice to show youthful exuberance. Made by Karin of Leigh Laurel Studios, she is a gifted sewer and a generous one too. She shares on her blog how to make a Dala Horse … Read More...

Tutorial: EPP and ink star ornament

EPP Colorwash Star Ornament craftypod

These groovy colorwash ornaments give off a peaceful vibe, making them a good choice in decorating or gift giving for the holidays. Made by Diane of CraftyPod she explains how she got this look:

English paper piecing combines with fabric inks to make almost kaleidoscopic patterns

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QAL Christmas Sampler

Christmas Sampler blocks on string of lights

‘Last minute’ is not usually seen in the same sentence as quilt making. But Julianna of Sewing under Rainbow is showing us otherwise by hosting a Last Minute Christmas Sampler QAL (Quilt Along). The first downloadable pattern is already published, go to Christmas Read More...

Tute: Wonky Log Cabin block

Wonky Log Cabin Block tutorial

Cut close enough, sew and trim. Repeat. That’s the measureless joy Chris, from made by ChrissieD, found creating this Log Cabin block in the wonky style. Responding to a guild challenge (NYC MQG) requiring it start with a single red square, she went on to … Read More...

Free project: Candy Christmas quilt

Christmas Candy quilt project All People Quilt

The focal point of this sophisticated decor is the red, green and gold wall quilt designed by Tammy Kelly for All People Quilt. The center circles resemble old fashioned Christmas candy set against the soft glow of candles. You can … Read More...

Tutorial: Quilted suitcase for baby dolls

quilted suitcase tutorial

Baby dolls come with lots of clothing, making this suitcase the perfect gift for the little girl(s) in your life. Ashley of Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night made each of her girls one of these patchwork suitcases, with the only difference the fabric. With … Read More...

Quick and easy table runner

Table runner charm packs

Remona from The Stitching Scientist is determined to keep things simple decorating for the holidays. Her secret weapon is a pack of charm squares. She explains they come themed and coordinated so designing is a snap. Plus, they are pre-cut squares, so … Read More...

Twister Frosty Snowman quilt

Twister SnowmanThis pattern is so cool and it’s not just because snowflakes are falling. Janeese of The Calico House started with sewing together a large, simple one patch quilt top using a clever pattern created by Becky Cogan. She then took a special acrylic … Read More...