Reading 1820 Blogs Daily!

  • patterns
  • Page 1 of 6 ( posts )
March 23, 2018
What I’ve Been Working On from Heart Desire Creations

I’m a planner. It seems to be my nature. Some of it probably comes from years of administrative work and deadlines. I’m the one when going on a retreat or trip is packed days ahead of time. (Spring retreat is in four weeks and my projects are packed!) I do think it’s a good thing although it tends to make a few folks think perhaps I’m a bit off balance!

As an Island Batik Ambassador, we’re sent the year’s calendar events with project themes.  I’ve combined getting ready for retreats with my Island ...

read more
March 20, 2018
Peak Quilt from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends, I wanted to take a minute to share with you some of my finished Peak Quilts – the newest pattern of mine. Instagram is a super quick way of sharing progress and finished quilt photos and I tend to neglect sharing with my readers here on my blog some of my recent work. The last post I shared […]

read more
March 19, 2018
Sew Tiny! from quiltscapes

Thanks to all who visited Quiltscapes on the Small, smaller, smallest blog hop, hosted by Carol @ JustLetMeQuilt!  I so enjoyed hopping from blog to blog, such creativity and inspiration!  You can find the entire collection HERE.

Congratulations to Martina @ Sunshine Quilting who was drawn as my winner of a Sew Tiny lanyard pattern + swivel hook, with an "Add-an-Eighth" ruler.  Your package is on the way to Switzerland! 


Also, I'm including a teensy little Swiss flag block to get you started!

Happy Quilting!

read more
Paper pieced “Girl Sewing” from Wisonsin Quilting

Hammershoi compositeHere’s my delightful pattern of a girl sewing that has been on Lori Kennedy’s .  So many people have enjoyed making it I thought I’d post it again here today because of a posting by James Gurney

Gurney was using the Danish artist Hammershoi to illustrate a point and linked to a BBC video on Hammershoi  (link to video) that showed briefly (at minute 13) this 1887 painting of his sister Anna.  All those links are interesting, of course, but what’s just as much fun is to see how people have taken that girl to ...

read more
March 18, 2018
Sunday Stash March 18, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.
We went to the thrift yesterday, but I only bought a shirt pattern for $0.25. It wasn’t enough to change my spending total. I also picked up a set of Crab-apple Hill patterns off the free table at guild. I love all their patterns, but don’t buy them often. I’m very grateful for the generosity of others.
patternsI had usage with the scrappy bird finish. I need to finish bigger projects over the next few months because I know there will be fabric adds this summer.
Fabric In: 2.5 yards ...

read more
March 16, 2018
Using Stitch-n-Steam texturized fabric in your projects from Quilt Social


Yesterday I showed you how to add some texture to fabric using Stitch-n-Steam by Unique.

After sewing the Stitch-n-Steam to the back of a piece of fabric, you just hold your steam iron about 1″ above the fabric and let the steam create the texture.


Stitch-n-Steam by Unique
Stitch-n-Steam by Unique


Here are the pieces that I texturized. The one on the left, with the printed flying geese was not as successful as the others. My stitching lines were too far apart and the end result would not work well in a project. It’s important to remember to keep stitching lines no ...

read more
March 15, 2018
The magic of Stitch-n-Steam from Quilt Social


Yesterday I showed you to finish up the ellie mae tote bag using leftover pieces from another quilt project and HeatnBond fusible fleece as part of the lining.


My version of the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern
My version of the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern


Today I’ll show you another very versatile product – Stitch-n-Steam by Unique.

The package contains 1 piece of polyester fabric 18″ x 62″. Stitch-N-Steam is a steam activated product, designed to add texture to fabric. After steaming, fabrics will shrink approximately 30%.


Stitch-n-Steam by Unique
Stitch-n-Steam by Unique


Before using the Stitch-N-Steam in a project, I wanted to do some test samples just to see ...

read more
A Quilt Minnesota Retrospective from Bear Patch Quilting

Today I'm sharing our new window display at the store.
We'll call it the Quilt Minnesota Retrospective.
And it's all about me, Pam Hansen, your friendly blogger!

Way back in 2008, I began a little journey into the land of designing and writing patterns.  I have learned so many things along the way!  Even if everything is proofread 3 times there can still be typos!  And math is really important!  I've learned ways to improve the formatting, and learned to create diagrams.  I've also been using photos in some patterns, so I've worked on ...

read more
Christmas Pillows from Heart Desire Creations

image9.jpegChristmas in March! That’s a new one for me! A couple of years ago I purchased “The Quilter’s Snowman” by Mama’s Quilts. I hadn’t done redwork in ages and thought how much fun it would be! And it was – for the first block.  The second block was okay. When it was finished, I knew there wouldn’t be a third being stitched.  The novelty wore off.


What to do with just two blocks?  Christmas pillows of course! Not long after they were completely stitched, I pulled out some Christmas fabric pieces and did  simple borders and ...

read more
March 14, 2018
"Small, smaller, smallest"... A Blog Hop from quiltscapes

Hi, and welcome to Quiltscapes!  The quilts I make are becoming smaller.  Is it just me, or has this happened to you, too?  When I first dabbled in quilting, I made quilts for everyone in my family.  King size, queen size, no matter that they dragged on the floor around the kids' beds.  Once those were made and everyone's beds were all covered, I thought, what now?  I was hooked and wanted to make more!

Next were lap quilts and couch throws. Then wall hangings and table toppers and table runners for every occasion/season/excuse imaginable.  Then came ...

read more
March 13, 2018
March Madness quilting – a paper piecing project from Wisonsin Quilting

Basketball Design in Color Peggy Aare

Basketball madness… either college playoffs or the incredible skills of the pros—

This double dribble (and not in the wrong connotation) is inspired by the warmups of a current professional player who has changed the game with his precision and ball control.

If you aren’t a basketball fan,  just know that there will be someone in your extended family who appreciates the game as it’s being played now.

So, cheer on your favorite player or team with this 20″ tall  project.

Have fun and GO TEAM!    Order the pattern for $8.Steph Curry minimal 12 colors many colors


read more
March 9, 2018
Community Sampler Sew Along: Week 1- Kitty- Corner Block from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Everyone, 

Who is taking part in the Community Sampler Sew Along? Two of our amazing designers, Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell are hosting another sew along and I can't be more excited because every one in the AGF Team is coming together to create a block to add to our sampler. A lot of our team members are new to quilting and sewing so I am thrilled to be able to teach them all I know. Throughout the next 14 weeks we will be posting our progress on the blog and sharing our experience as we work together ...

read more
March 8, 2018
Diamond Dance Pattern Release! | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a twin size Diamond Dance!  This is my newest pattern, made from mostly Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille with a few other B&C collections thrown in, as well as Gooseberry by Vanessa Goertzen.

This pattern is a great use of both scraps, yardage, or a fabric collection.  Grab a dark accent and go!

Robert Kaufman Spot On Metro in crisp white and bold red were a perfect match.  I stock this wide backing in my pattern shop on Etsy.

Quilt ...

read more
March 4, 2018
Inset Circle Tea Pot Mug Rug from Carol Lyles Shaw

Here’s an update on making an inset circle.  It was my Island Batik Try A New Technique Challenge for March 2018.  I used one of my Inset Circle blocks to make a Tea Pot Mug Rug.

A couple days ago I posted about learning to make pieced inset circles.  I decided that one of the blocks would make a great mug rug for my ceramic tea pot.  I’m a tea drinker and keeping the tea pot warm can be a challenge. My kitchen counter tops are granite, and the tea in the pot will get cold really fast ...

read more
February 23, 2018
WOOLapalooza, NEW Offerings & More!!!!!!!!! from Buttermilk Basin Design Studio

Greetings from the Basin! 
We have lots to catch up on... so let's get started!

First off, I have been busy designing!!!  We have a TON of NEW offerings from new patterns, kits, wool bundles to new thread collections online!  If you haven't visited us lately... now is a GREAT time to!  Not to mention, we are prepping for our BIG "WOOL"apalooza  Online Event starting next Friday!  Lot's of fun things are also on the horizon!

We have some of the cutest designs for February & Spring!  Here are a few of the new offerings in patterns ...

read more
February 21, 2018
What to Wear Wednesday - another Ebony Tee from Ellyn's Place

 Here I am in another version of the Ebony Tee by Closet Case Patterns. This one is the "dress" length with set in sleeves and a scoop neckline. I do love the scoop, it lays nicely. The set in sleeves are fine, but I will admit I prefer the raglan version. If I make another longer ebony, I will adjust the raglan view I think! But this is very wearable (I wore it to church this morning!).

The fabric is a t-shirt knit from Hobby Lobby and it's a great quality. I wore it over a pair of black ...

read more
February 17, 2018
Birthday Sale! from Daphne Greig

I celebrate my Birthday in February's time for a SALE!
Starting TODAY and ending on my birthday
(February 22, 2018, midnight PST).....
I'll take 20% off all online pattern orders!

Sale is on ALL PatternsALL CategoriesWhile Quantities Last

No coupon to enter!
Just place your order, the 20% discount will be deducted and CheckOut.


read more
February 15, 2018
Foundation Fabric Blog Tour from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends! Today I am over the moon excited to share a new line of fabric called Foundation – by my friend Shayla Wolf (Sassafrass Lane Designs) for Windham Fabrics. This fabric is totally up my alley – super modern bright colors with white hand-drawn patterns that are different on each one! I feel like these not only work well […]

read more
Zippered Bag from Averyclaire

This past year and already into the new year I have been busy teaching French Boutis classes and designing new patterns. I also have done several quilt trunk shows for quilt groups.

After many months my new French Boutis Zippered Bag pattern is published on Etsy as a complete kit and as a PDF downloadable pattern. The small bag when completed measures about 5 x 7.5 inches. It has a 12 inch zipper and is lined with beautiful fabric.

Once again French Boutis is an ancient art. Simply done, two pieces of special fabric are sewn together with a ...

read more
February 13, 2018
Zigzag Fade quilt from Flying Parrot Quilts

Just popping in to show you Zigzag Fade, a new pattern in Issue #22 (February 2018) of Modern Quilts Unlimited! This is one of the larger quilts I’ve made to date, at 68″ x 87″, but much of it is negative space so it actually comes together pretty quickly—just two blocks, set on point in a fun zigzag pattern!

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures of the quilt before sending it off, but I did take one during the quilting process so you can see a little detail. I decided to use the negative ...

read more
  • patterns
  • Page 1 of 6 ( 110 posts )