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April 8, 2020
How to Enjoy a Quilt Show (Even if You’re Quarantined at Home) – Part 2 from Quilter Chic

Inside: More beautiful quilts!

UQSM is a huge machine quilting show that is held in Salt Lake City, only 10 miles from my house. Of course, it has been cancelled this year. (Read last year’s post.)

When it started, the owner of the quilt store at the time, Julie, was involved in long-arm quilting, and had taught me and another co-worker to quilt. The show was begging for quilts! I think we both gave them a couple of quilts. Now, they get quilts from the top artists around the world, and my little offerings would probably be laughed out ...

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April 7, 2020
20 FREE Easy Scrappy Projects to Sew & Quilt from Jacquelynne Steves

Sometimes, you just want to make something really quick and easy! And using up some scraps from your stash is a plus! Here are 20 free, easy, scrappy projects to sew and quilt!

Rag Wreath Tutorial

Chevron Doll Quilt Tutorial

 

Sun Rays Quilt Block Tutorial

Diamond Stack Block Tutorial

 

Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Sanitizer Jacket

Snowman Ornaments Made From Scrap Batting

Bird Mug Rug

Patchwork Bird Ornament

 

Wonky House Quilt Block Tutorial

 

Quick & Easy Pot Holder Tutorial

Mini String Quilt Tutorial

Easy Chapstick Holder Keychain Pattern

Scrappy Pet Leash Tutorial

Sew Cute Quilted Desk Cups

Ribbon Lanyard Tutorial

Reversible Head Band ...

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March 26, 2020
How to Enjoy a Quilt Show (Even if You’re Quarantined at Home) – Part 1 from Quilter Chic

Inside: Virtual Trunk Show

I sat there with sweaty palms, my heart beating quickly and I wondered if they would like me. Would they like my work? Would I have enough to show? It was my first trunk show, and it was circa 2008 after my first book was published. I was presenting to a local long-arm group, and I was nervous!

We, as quilters, love our quilt shows! And now they’ve all been cancelled. So sad! I thought maybe you would enjoy a virtual trunk show of my quilts. I’ll be calling it the Great Covid Trunk ...

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March 2, 2020
20 Free Springtime Bunny Patterns to Sew & Quilt from Jacquelynne Steves

There’s nothing cuter than a fluffy bunny, is there- so fun and cheerful to make! And I love the happy colors in these projects… they definitely say Spring is Here! We’ve rounded up 20 of the cutest bunny projects for you to sew and quilt, many of them are super quick and easy, so you can make one this weekend!

Please note that at the time of this writing, all of the links below are correct. If you have a question about a particular project, please contact the owner of that particular blog or website. Thank you!

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March 1, 2020
The Misses Barron Quilt – Part 2. from Plain Stitch

Back in the dog days of last summer I embarked on a palma non sine pulvere – a project of great reward in exchange for great effort – I decided to hand quilt a king sized North Country wholecloth quilt. I’ve always been a hand quilter ( see my previous post for how and why… Continue reading The Misses Barron Quilt – Part 2.

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February 26, 2020
Free Spring Bunny Embroidery Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer, and I LIKE IT! This super cute little bunny would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc.    You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine embroidery.) You could also use it for coloring and make note cards, etc.

Click here for pattern PDF

Did you know that I have lots of embroidery videos to help you get started with hand ...

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February 22, 2020
The Maps of Childhood Quilt from Plain Stitch

We love to walk, we tumble out into the fields from the end of our garden and our doggies drag us out everyday, whatever the weather. The familiar fields we walk are beautiful in every season ( if muddy at this time of year). My kids long legs these days see us venture further but… Continue reading The Maps of Childhood Quilt

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February 13, 2020
We’re Open!! Join The Art of Home Club and get an adorable bonus!!! from Jacquelynne Steves

ADORABLE BONUS TODAY ONLY!! KEEP READING!!

This is one of my favorite times of my “work” year! TODAY, February 13, 2020, we are opening up The Art of Home Club to new members! Yippee! It’s always so much fun to meet new people who have the same “quilt-y” interests as you, don’t you think? But this will only be for a short time… Because I want this to be a really great, value packed club, I’m limiting how quickly we grow the membership, so that members get only the best content and customer service.

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February 7, 2020
PlainStitch. What’s in a name? from Plain Stitch

Making a quilt, however complex, is essentially just a lot of very simple running stitches. This paradox lies at the heart of why I love the process of making a quilt. This simple stitch means that patchwork and quilting are skills completely accessible to anyone who can make a simple stitch with a needle and… Continue reading PlainStitch. What’s in a name?

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February 5, 2020
21 Creative Yo-Yo Projects To Quilt & Sew from Jacquelynne Steves

 

Yo-yo’s are fun to make and a great way to use up scraps!! They are a fun hand sewing project to do while in the car or watching TV. Until we started looking for yo-yo projects for this post, I didn’t realize how many fun things you could do with them!

Here are 21 Creative Projects to Make with yo-yo’s, and guess what- they’re all FREE! Have fun with these!!

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January 29, 2020
Happy Little Things BOM- The Giant Grand Prize Giveaway!! from Jacquelynne Steves

Many of you have finished your Happy Little Things Block of the Month quilts and are posting your photos in the Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group– Bravo on such beautiful quilts!! To celebrate, we will having a GIANT grand prize giveaway, so keep reading!!!

*** I’m even going to give you a sneak peek of the 2020 free block of the month, keep reading!!! ***

***The pattern links will be active until February 6, 2020. BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD AND SAVE YOUR PATTERNS NOW- ONCE THE LINKS ARE DEACTIVATED, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEND OUT PATTERNS.***

The FREE BOM ...

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January 22, 2020
In the Studio this Week… from Jacquelynne Steves

First of all– can you believe it’s really 2020? And can you believe that we are 3/4 of the way through the first month of 2020?? Doesn’t it sound like science fiction? But here we are. And we don’t even have space cars yet. The Jetsons would be super disappointed…

Anyway, you know what never goes out of style?? Sewing. (Great segue, right???) I took off the second half of December to spend time with family, but over the past few weeks I’ve been trying to catch up… I don’t like starting the new ...

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January 7, 2020
Free Snowman and Friend Embroidery Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Winter is here (in the northern hemisphere, anyway!!) It’s perfect cozy stitching weather, and this happy snowman & his cute little friend are waiting for you to stitch them up!

What will you make with this pattern? You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine embroidery.) You could also use it for coloring and make note cards, etc.

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December 11, 2019
Wool Artwork Inspired by Ellen Giggenbach from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Wool applique has me in its clutches! That sounds worse than it is, really. But I am having a great time finding inspiration and making unique, not-necessarily-quilted items. Today’s...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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December 10, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Comfort & Joy Christmas Stocking! from Jacquelynne Steves

It’s time for a little cozy stitching! This Free Comfort & Joy Christmas Stocking Embroidery Pattern is perfect for this time of year- because I find sitting & working on my hand embroidery in the evenings both comforting and joyful! What about you? It would be cute on a little mug rug or table topper mini quilt- what about making it for a gift and including a few tea bags, hot cocoa mix & home made cookies? Maybe you could even include an inexpensive mug as well!

Click here to download the free PDF pattern.

Getting creative with a pattern is something ...

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November 27, 2019
Gnome Mania Hits ReannaLily Designs from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Start with a couple sketches and wind up with a pile of gnome applique designs. I know, it sounds like I left out a few steps, but really, this is how I work. Draw, draw, draw. Edit. Trace. Isolate...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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November 25, 2019
17 More Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen from Jacquelynne Steves

Looking for a quick project? Want to use up some of that super cute fabric in your stash? Need a quick handmade gift? Look no further! In our last post, we shared 17 Free Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen. Guess what? Today, we have 17 MORE Free Projects to Sew for your Kitchen!! These make wonderful gifts that anyone would love to receive, or you could sell them at craft shows. Have fun!!

 

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November 20, 2019
17 Free Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen from Jacquelynne Steves

I love to make quilts! I’ll bet a lot of you do, too! But sometimes, I like different kinds of projects to sew, things that have very practical use. In this post, we are sharing 17 things to sew for your kitchen! Yes, we’ve include table runners and place mats, but you’ll also find napkins, baskets for organizing and serving bread & rolls, aprons, potholders, and more!

Guess what- these projects will also make AWESOME holiday gifts!

Look! 17 MORE Free Projects to Sew for Your Kitchen!

 

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November 19, 2019
Hand Applique and Embroidered Wall Art from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Recently, I shared this new-to-me hand applique and embroidery obsession. I talked about using recycled wool/garments to create improv quilt blocks for a quilt that I have no real idea when...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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November 12, 2019
25 Free Super Cute Christmas Ornaments to Sew and Quilt from Jacquelynne Steves

Whenever we post a Christmas ornament project, it tends to be very popular- probably because no matter the time of year, we are all looking for quick projects that we can actually complete in just a few hours (or less!) We’ve looked around and gathered 25 Free Super Cute Christmas ornaments to sew and quilt! You’re sure to find something here that you LOVE and can make in a jiffy!

Please note that at the time of this writing, all links are correct. If you have a question about a particular project, please contact the owner of that ...

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