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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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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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 Davenport Knit Sack – Free Pattern

I made this cute little knit sack for my two week vacation the end of July. I made it in an evening with not much thought really to construction or logic. I learned some, “oh next time I would” stuff, but ultimately it has become my favorite bag. I started carrying it like a purse.

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Wyoming Wind Quilt Along – Week 6 – Piecing Summer Wind Block #2

Welcome back to the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! This week – week 6 – we make the second of our Summer Wind Blocks. Grab the last bag of cut and labeled pieces from Week 2 for the Summer Wind Block #2. This week is exactly like last week…unless you did a different color combination. I

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Wyoming Wind Quilt Along – Week 5 – Piecing Summer Wind Block #1

Welcome back to the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! This week – week 5 – we move on to the Summer Wind Block. I love this block. It has so much impact and goes super quick! Grab the first bag of cut and labeled pieces from Week 2 for the Summer Wind Block #1. Mine looks

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Wyoming Wind Quilt Along – Week 4 – Piecing Wyoming Valley Block #2

Welcome back to Week 4 of the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! So this week is EXACTLY like last week! Awesome right! Make another Wyoming Valley Block just like last week or in a different color combination. MAKING THE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES The first thing we need to do is make some half square triangles. That

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