The NOEL Quilt – Free PDF Pattern and Tutorial

I am super excited about this quilt! The design has been bouncing around in my mind for a while. This tutorial will guide you through how to make it and includes the PDF Pattern Downloads for the letters. I decided to share the pattern in a hurry after the enormous feedback for requests for the

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Learn to Sew a Christmas Stocking – Free Beginner Pattern and Tutorial

First, you need to download the paper pattern and print it in color (preferably) on your home printer on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Follow the directions on the pattern pieces to cut out and tape your patterns together. Be sure your printer is set to “actual size” so the pattern prints to actual size and

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Learn to Sew a Simple Zipper Pouch – Free Beginner Pattern and Tutorial

A basic zipper pouch teaches you all sorts of skills like top stitching, zipper insertion, squared off corners and turning a bag. It makes a quick gift for anyone…just adjust your fabrics to match the recipient’s personality. For this pattern, we will use a basic sheet of copy paper as the pattern. MATERIALS 1/2″ yard

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Quilt Camp – My Triangle Quilt Self Challenge

I was playing around in Illustrator a couple weeks ago. Often I play with designs that never go anywhere. As an artist and designer, for me, that can be unsettling. I was raised with a strong “work ethic.” Never watch someone else working without helping. Make all the moments count. Do the work. Putting so

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Learn to Sew and Fit a Simple Apron – Free Beginner Pattern and Tutorial

I developed this easy beginner apron pattern for my Zero to Sewing students. The pattern is designed to easily adjust to any size and uses only straight stitching. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Plain white copy paper A ruler Tape Paper scissors Fabric scissors One yard of your primary fabric One yard of a contrast fabric (or

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Quilt Camp 2019 – Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center

Let me tell you about this awesome group of ladies! We arrived at Lutheridge Quilt Camp on Thursday afternoon and began setting up machines and projects. Folks arrived from New Mexico, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Some knew each other but most did not. The room was divided into three areas.

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Learn to Sew a Basic Tote Bag – Free Beginner Pattern and Tutorial

I just released a new Candy Corn Pouch of the Month Pattern, and when I was making the sample, I couldn’t resist turning it into a Trick-or-Treat tote bag instead of a zipper pouch. The pattern you can purchase here is still for a zipper pouch, because it goes with the pouch of the month

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Learn to Make Little Vintage Pin Cushions – Free Tutorial

I love them! I love them! I want to keep them all!!!!! I made these little cutie patooties and I love them so much. They are a great scrap buster. I visited my local antique mall in Little Mountain, SC and found all the cups. My goal was to pay less than $3 for each.

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The Wilder Gown Pattern – Top – Friday Pattern Company

(Scroll down for links and a “Hitting the High Points” section…) This was such a fun pattern to make. It is a dress and/or top pattern from Friday Pattern Company. Wearing it makes me feel a bit like a baby doll. Now, I must say, you can get totally scandelist with this top. I am

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