Isn’t this Felted Pincushion Hat ultra-adorable? I need one for my sewing area. From Better Homes & Gardens.
Wickedly Easy Quilts
Here’s a great stash-busting pattern, Wickedly Easy Quilts by Annie. It uses fat quarters, strip cutting and quick piecing. Sizes include crib, lap, twin and queen. Definitely adding this pattern to my To Do list… I love patterns that use
From Moda Fabrics, comes this cute free pattern, Flutterby.
A Guide to Batting
Here’s a handy Guide to Batting. I’ve always used 100% cotton batting as I love the weight, warmth and feel. What do you like best?
Easy Peasy Scrappy Spools
Here’s a quick and easy technique for making Scrappy Spool blocks from Elaine Adair. Be sure to check out the fabulous border that Elaine created and you can see the finished quilt all together, just waiting for the hand quilting.
New Year’s Sparklers
From QuickQuilts, comes New Year’s Sparklers. This quilt is so full of color and sparkle that it lights up a room. It was made using batiks in a delightful variety of beautiful hues to charm the eye. It is simply
From Quiltmaker, comes this free pattern, Nautical Waves.
Clover Iron Travel Bag
I just got a Clover Iron this past Christmas, so this Clover Iron Travel Bag will come in handy for me.
A free block pattern, Penny Rugs, from Connecting Threads. I adore the fabrics used in this block. Approx. Finished Size 9″. I am impressed with the Connecting Threads fabrics and Canadian-friendly web site, and plan to order some of their
A pretty pattern for Spring, Bubblegum Crossing, from Quilter’s Newsletter.
Quilted Bag Tutorial
Here’s a very cute Quilted Bag Tutorial. Great way to use up left-over strips or blocks.
A great project for Spring, Tulip Hill. I would be inclined to make this pattern smaller, as it would be a gorgeous wall hanging. I simply adore tulips, and am really looking forward to the Ottawa Tulip Festival coming in
Singlet Style Shopping Bag
Not exactly quilting, but it still uses fabric. I really like this shopping bag tutorial. Before I left Canada for six weeks in Argentina, where I am now, I was trying really hard not to get any plastic shopping bags.
From Quiltmaker, comes this very fun pattern, Just Bugs. This charming little quilt, features a bevy of bugs and other little creatures, and is easy to make with foundation piecing and fusible patches. Sew down the raw edges with a
Scrappy n Happy in Ohio is having a birthday, and she’s the one giving away a present. Act quickly! This Give-A-Way ends at 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. For more information, click the image.
Sew Much To Do
A free pattern from McCall’s Quilting, Sew Much To Do is a sewing-themed wall hanging, complete with an appliquéd pincushion and rotary cutter. Embellish the button jar with your favorite buttons.
Video Library of Hand-Embroidery Stitches
Here’s a fabulous collection of videos on making various hand-embroidery stitches.
Tutorial: Charm Square Quilt
Here’s a fantastic way to use up charm squares, Charm Square Quilt. You start with a basic nine patch of charms, then cut them down the middle and re-arrange with gorgeous results. The finished piece looks more complicated than it
From Quiltmaker, 24 free foundation pieced patterns. Each pattern given creates an 8-inch block, but you can re-size as needed. Excellent instructions, full-sized patterns, and samples if you decide to repeat one block. My favourite block is Hosannah, as it
Here’s a very cute Needlecase Tutorial. I could sure use one myself and it would make a nice gift.