Rowan’s rag coat + free printable

Rows Rag Coat

If you give a grandson scraps, what does he do? Mine, 5 yr old Rowan, made this rag coat. There are bits from many of my former projects here – pinks from a baby quilt, a selvage from a zipper purse, and a rocket ship … Read More...

Tutorial: Hexagon cuff bracelet

Hexagon bracelet

Rebecca of Hugs are Fun took a few fabric scraps and whipped up this adorable hexie bracelet. This would be a great project to do as a group activity. It’s simple enough for beginning sewers plus the paper piecing can all be done by hand … Read More...

Free pattern: Sprinkles doll quilt

Sprinkler Doll Quilt Wendy Gratz

Bean is snuggling under this quilt made by Wendi of Shiny Happy World. She shares a free pattern and tutorial so you can make your own doll a quilt. Though she made these to go with all her Dress Up Bunch dolls, she explains they will … Read More...

Fabric scrap note cards

Scrappy Note Cards baby shower

Make your blank note cards meaningful by using your own fabric scraps on the front. That’s what Rachel of Stitched in Color did to say thank you to all her friends and family who made her baby shower a special event. The best … Read More...

Tutorial: Beach and Boots quilt block

Beach Boots Quilt Block

This quilt, made from the Beach and Boots quilt block by Natalie Bonner (Piece N Quilt), is amazing. So much so, it’s going right on my to-do list. The paler shades of blue and orange give the top the right demeanor. This is day … Read More...

Wool applique octagons

Wool Mouse

This merry mouse is the work of Karen at Moose Bay Muses. Her choice of wool for both the applique and ground lends the piece a warm, folksy feel. She shares on her blog many more of her octagon blocks made in this style, but with different motifs.… Read More...

Ta Dah!: Sewing machine cover

Quilted sewing machine cover StichinTherapy

The three spools – with feather stitching in between – make this sewing machine cover sing. Made by Debbie over at Stitchin’ Therapy, she explains the goal for this covering is to keep the dust out of intricate mechanical parts.

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Free pattern: Mitered receiving blanket

Mitered Receiving Blanket Annette Quilted Sunshine

Whip up a soft and cuddly quilt in time for baby’s arrival with this quick and easy project. Annette of Quilted Sunshine used a beautiful shade of blue Minkee for the center, then surrounded it with a coordinating flannel print. Precious!… Read More...

Free pattern: Naruko quilt

Naruko

This quilt has an edgy modern feel but if you look closer you’ll see sweet motifs make up the non-pieced squares. It’s the Kokeshi novelty print collection designed by Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman. At their site you can download the Naruko quilt pattern for free and start your own sophisticated, yet … Read More...

Learn to FMQ and win a book

FM practice Rabbit

Start 2015 off right at Rachael Rabbit’s as she kicks off a series of lessons on free motion quilting – FMQ for short. Along with each lesson, she is giving away a related book. She explains what’s happening in January:… Read More...

Tutorial: Woodgrain quilting

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Woodland, as a theme, never fails to please. But quilting it may seem intimidating. Lori of The Inbox Jaunt wants you to get your free motion groove on. Do not fear the grain, get on over to her tutorial, where … Read More...

What’s inside your purse?

Quilter's Purse Project Logo

Reveal to others the secret life of quilters by sharing what’s inside your purse through the Quilter’s Purse Project: 2015. If you are a quiltmaker, go grab your purse (if you are a guy grab your backpack) and dump out the contents. Remove … Read More...

Trapunto mini quilt

Sew Trapunto

Not sure why Vicki of Sew Inspired was ever afraid of trapunto, as she did a great job with it on this mini quilt. The gray letters s-e-w pop (stuffed with batting) against a colorful patchwork ground. This would make up quickly for a gift or … Read More...

Ta Dah!: Pendleton scrap quilt

Pendleton patchwork

Strong, vibrant and warm are some adjectives I’d use to describe this quilt. The talent behind Nifty Quilts blog made it from pieces of cut up Pendleton blankets she received from a friend. The finished patchwork now belongs to her grown son; it was … Read More...

Free patterns: Snowman 1 and 2

Snowman no heartSnowman with a heart

These cheerful little guys are the creation of Carol Doak and were meant for cards or ornaments. But their small stature (finished size 3″ square quilt block), makes them perfect for using on clothing. Her paper pieced patterns boast two versions, … Read More...

Tutorial: Hexie Lion Pillow

Lion Hexie Pillow Abby

Golden hexagons make up this friendly lion’s mane as the front of this hexie-shaped pillow. Maker Abby, of While She Naps, nailed this design explaining on her blog how this is the first hexagon pattern she’s created using EPP (English Paper Piecing). She shares the … Read More...

Tutorial: Rainbow Mini Quilt 3

Rainbow Mini Quilt

This is some strip happy patchwork created by Tonya of The Crafty Mummy who shares on her blog how to make it. Number 3 in her Rainbow mini quilt series, this project sews up fast making it the perfect choice for a beginner or experienced … Read More...