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February 20, 2019
Ribbit, Ribbit from Made By Marney

This was such an exciting week! My visit to F&W Media, home of the top quilting magazines, was so inspiring!

Boyfriend Tom (left), Mary (AKA Marney), and brother Jim (right)


When I was visiting my brother Jim who lives near Golden, CO, I asked my friends at F & W Media if I could stop by for a visit.

Mary with Lori Baker

Lori Baker, Acquisitions Editor, was there to meet me at the door and give me a tour.

The F & W “Crew”

Here I am with the F & W Crew. F & W Media publishes our favorite quilting books ...

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February 19, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Happy Snowman! from Jacquelynne Steves

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What a happy little guy! Here in the northern hemisphere, the winter is hanging on for just a bit longer, but cute snowmen always cheer me up! What will you do with this Free Happy Snowman Embroidery Pattern? I think it would be very cute on a dish towel or mug rug. Or you could start working on a Christmas stocking for ...

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February 12, 2019
Super Tips For Organizing Your Sewing Space from Jacquelynne Steves

A few weeks ago I shared 27 Sewing Projects You Can Make to Organize Your Sewing Space and Your Life.  Today let's talk about ways to organize your sewing space. Whether your sewing space is big or small, here are some great ways to keep it organized. Personally, I really like a neat space to create in, it helps me to be more relaxed. AND- I hate it when I'm looking for something in my studio and I can't find it! That wastes valuable creating time! Finally, when your area is a pleasant, pretty place to be ...

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February 5, 2019
Sew Cute and Clever Farm & Forest Friends from Made By Marney

It’s here! My newest paper piecing book, Sew Cute and Clever Farm and Forest Friends (longest title ever, right???) has arrived fresh from the printers. And, as advertised, it is as cute as can be!


Oooops…bad hair day! Oh well, who needs great hair when they are sewing…

This book contains 16 whimsical paper pieced animal blocks AND 6 projects for your home decorating needs.

As you can see, these blocks were designed with simplicity in mind. They are EASY PEASY! This FOX is cute as can be, and here are a few more that are not pictured ...

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January 30, 2019
25 Valentine’s Day Projects That Will Fill Your Home With Love from Jacquelynne Steves

Love is in the air! I love to decorate for Valentine's Day- it's just so darn pretty and cheerful in the house with all those pops of red and pink. I think the cheerful colors really help to brighten up the place in the midst of gray winter days, and of course the hearts kind of feel like a little hug every time you look at them. So, we've looked and looked, and we've found 25 Valentine's Day projects to fill your home with love. Enjoy these free patterns and projects! (As of the writing ...

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January 23, 2019
27 Projects you can make to organize your sewing space and your life from Jacquelynne Steves

So, it's January and many people make a new year's resolution to get more organized... which sounds like a chore... but we can make it much more fun! We've gathered up some really cute projects that you can make that will help to organize your home, sewing space and projects. Many of these can be made with scraps and fat quarters- so think of it as cleaning up your stash, as well!! Here are 27 Projects you can make to organize your sewing space and your life!

Arm Chair Sewing Caddy

Easy Berry Basket Organizers

Fabric Basket ...

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January 14, 2019
FREE Valentine Paper Pieced Pattern from Made By Marney

This is an early Valentine’s gift for my wonderful readers. As a thank you to my subscribers, I am offering this FREE Valentine paper pieced pattern.

The LOAD OF LOVE paper pieced block is FREE to all of my wonderful SUBSCRIBERS. You can find the FREE PATTERN HERE:

http://madebymarney.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/pdfjoiner-6.pdf

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January 1, 2019
Free Embroidery Pattern- Valentine Vase! from Jacquelynne Steves

OK, so the Christmas holidays are over, and now it's time to think about... Valentine's Day! I can't wait to see what you make with this Valentine Vase Free Embroidery Pattern! I love Valentine's Day, because red and pink are my favorite colors and I also love hearts & flowers... so it's pretty perfect! Try making the vase with wool or cotton applique, and then doing embroidery for the flowers, hearts, and details. You could also print it out for the kids and grandkids to use as a coloring sheet. The possibilities are endless!! Click here ...

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November 20, 2018
26 Free Holiday Projects! from Jacquelynne Steves

You're going to love these 26 Free Holiday Projects- I think it's never the wrong time to get to work on some holiday projects! These are really cute, and many of them are quick too! Get out your supplies and have fun!! Please note- all links work and are correct as of the writing of this post. If you have a problem or question about a particular project, please contact the owner of that particular blog for information. Thank you! Treelicious Christmas Pillow Tutorial   Sweater Upcycled Christmas Ornaments Read More

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November 1, 2018
Free Embroidery Pattern- Coffee Shop Puppy! from Jacquelynne Steves

This free embroidery pattern is called Coffee Shop Puppy! When I was drawing it, I was imagining a cute little "hipster" type of puppy who would enjoy hanging out at the coffee shop with his friends, warming up with some cocoa or lattes! Can you imagine how cute that would be?  It would be soooo cute framed, or as a pillow. Add it to a snuggly quilt for the favorite kid or "tween" in your life. You could also print it out for the kids and grandkids to use as a coloring sheet. The possibilities are endless!! Getting creative with ...

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October 30, 2018
Messy or Neat?? Creativity and Organization Ideas from Jacquelynne Steves

I’ve been wondering about something lately…. is there truth to that stereotype about creative people being messy? I, for one, work much better in a clean organized space- I feel like clutter makes me overwhelmed and stressed. I think whether you are messy or neat, you have to be at least a LITTLE organized so you can find your stuff…. We’re all so busy and I hear so many people saying that they don’t have the time to be creative. There’s nothing worse than finding 15 minutes to work on a project, and then wasting that ...

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October 25, 2018
24 MORE Free Projects to sew for Fall! from Jacquelynne Steves

When is your favorite season for sewing? For me, it is definitely when the weather turns cooler... it just feels cozy and perfect for being in the house. I like to imagine myself in a sisterhood with women who came before me... A couple of hundred years ago when we lived more seasonally, warm long days meant working outside and preparing food for the upcoming winter. But the shorter, cooler days signaled the time for hunkering down and spending more time indoors, doing activities like sewing. And yes, I like to sometimes imagine myself as one of the Ingalls, out ...

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August 20, 2018
Free Mushroom Embroidery Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

Mushrooms are ALWAYS popular. I remember when I was growing up in the 70's, we saw them everywhere, but I don't think they've ever really gone out of style! 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. Read More

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July 19, 2018
Quick & Easy Handmade Quilt Labels from Jacquelynne Steves

Carolyn Beam is back to talk more about quilt labels and share a very simple technique for making them. Carolyn has been in the quilting industry for over 30 years. She had her own pattern design business, Colorado Quilt Designs until starting to work for Quiltmaker Magazine in 2005 as an editor. Her career at the magazines evolved into becoming the Content Director for Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quicks until February 2018. She now spends her time doing freelance work in the quilting industry and spending time with her family.

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July 9, 2018
Free Bzzzy Bee Pin Cushion Pattern from Jacquelynne Steves

This oh-so-cute and useful Bzzzy Bee Pin Cushion was designed by my friend Teresa Raleigh of A Quilt and A Prayer a couple of years ago for one of our newsletters. Teresa recycled a decorative jar into a handy holder for your sewing room. Keep your pins and clips on the top, and use the jar to store other notions such as buttons, etc. Clever! Teresa said this cute vintage Avon jar had been waiting for just the right project to come along! I remember all of those Avon jars and containers scattered throughout my grandmother’s house. Maybe you ...

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June 26, 2018
21 Free Red, White and Blue Quilt Patterns from Jacquelynne Steves

Are you ready for 21 Free Red, White and Blue Quilt Patterns- and not just quilt patterns, but some wall hangings, pillows, and even a little embroidery! Something about these colors just feels energetic and summery! And of course, perfect for Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. They are also classic Americana- use some darker, more muted versions of red, cream and indigo for a colonial or primitive look, or you could even try some 1930’s prints for a retro look.

Want more Red, White and Blue ideas? Check out my “Red, White and Blue Summer” Pinterest board ...

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June 22, 2018
How and Why You Should Label Your Quilts from Jacquelynne Steves

My friend Carolyn Beam is back to tell us about quilt labels! Do you label your quilts? Carolyn has been in the quilting industry for over 30 years. She had her own pattern design business, Colorado Quilt Designs until starting to work for Quiltmaker Magazine in 2005 as an editor. Her career at the magazines evolved into becoming the Content Director for Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quicks until February 2018. She now spends her time doing freelance work in the quilting industry and spending time with her family.

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June 19, 2018
25 Free Sewing Projects for Kids from Jacquelynne Steves

The kids are home for the summer- time to carve out some creative time! As a child, I would spend day after day at my grandmother’s house in the summer, and she taught me how to sew and crochet. I am so grateful that she taught me those skills- it’s very possible that I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today if she and my mother had not taught me the importance (and fun!) of being creative with fabric. I remember walking into the fabric store and being in awe of the colors and prints and ...

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June 7, 2018
27 Free Fruit Sewing Projects to Make from Jacquelynne Steves

27 Free fruit sewing projects to make! It’s the perfect time- the weather is warming up and the sun is is getting sunnier! Look at these fruity, juicy projects! You’ll find quilting, applique, embroidery and craft projects so fun to make, they will surely brighten up your day and your home.

Please note that at the time of this writing, all of the links are correct. If you have a question about a specific project, please contact the owner of that website or blog. Click the photo to go to the page for the project.

Pineapple Patchwork Mini ...

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April 24, 2018
26 Free Spring Quilt & Sewing Projects from Jacquelynne Steves

After a long, long winter here, it’s finally starting to feel like Spring! The sun is shining and the birds are singing- I think they are happy that winter is over as well! There’s something about Spring that makes us want to spruce up and brighten up our surroundings, it seems the urge to do some spring cleaning and nesting really kicks in as the weather warms up and the days get longer and sunnier.

Here are 26 Free Spring Quilt & Sewing Projects to sew to brighten up your day and your home!

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