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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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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

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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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December 3, 2018
Save the Bees Borders & Finishing! Ta-da!! from Jacquelynne Steves

NOTE- Before we even get started- be sure you have saved the patterns to your computer, and I also suggest printing them and putting them in a safe place! In January, the links will be deactivated and the patterns will no longer be free. (Just saving the emails won't be enough, because the links won't work anymore.)

ALSO- We're not done yet!! Read below to find out about our giant GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY, coming soon!!

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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 5, 2018
Save the Bees BOM Block 4 is here! from Jacquelynne Steves

I really can't believe that we are on our very last block! Where did the time go? I guess it just "buzzed" right by us!! Next month, we will be adding the borders to our quilt!!

***REMEMBER TO DOWNLOAD AND SAVE YOUR BLOCK PATTERNS!

EARLY NEXT YEAR, THE LINKS TO THE PATTERNS WILL BE DEACTIVATED.***

I've been following your progress over in the free Facebook group- you guys are doing a GREAT JOB on your Blocks!!! Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE ...

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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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October 17, 2018
Free Embroidery Pattern- Hello Fall Pumpkin! from Jacquelynne Steves

Oh, it finally really feels like Fall here! I am indulging in Candied Orange and Almond Biscotti dunked in my mulled apple cider tea. Yummm!!! It's the season for tea and stitching!! This free embroidery pattern, called Hello Fall Pumpkin, would be cute framed, or as a pillow. What about a table mat or a cute kitchen towel to give to a friend? You could also print it out for the kids and grandkids to use as a coloring sheet. The possibilities are endless!! Getting creative with a pattern is something I LOVE to do- I love seeing how ...

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October 1, 2018
Save the Bees BOM Block 3 is here! from Jacquelynne Steves

Oh my goodness, can you believe we are already up to block #3?! I've been following your progress over in the free Facebook group- you guys are doing a GREAT JOB on your Blocks!!! Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!! The third block for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are ...

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September 3, 2018
Save the Bees BOM Block 2 is here! from Jacquelynne Steves

Are you ready for block #2?! Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!! The second block for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don't have it ...

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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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August 6, 2018
Save the Bees Block 1 is here! from Jacquelynne Steves

It’s FINALLY here! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

**The first block for the Save the Bees Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little ...

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July 31, 2018
Our “Save the Bees” Free Block of the Month Featured Bloggers! from Jacquelynne Steves

Hey! Did you know that the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month starts in less than a week!! Eeek! You are going to love our featured bloggers- they will give you lots of creative inspiration! Today I’m introducing them to you, and next week when we start the BOM you will also be hopping over to their blogs to enter the giveaways!

Have you signed up for our free block of the month yet?? There’s still time! And YES- it’s totally FREE! Get more information and sign up HERE. 

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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 12, 2018
Free Coloring Sheet- Save the Bees Home Quilt from Jacquelynne Steves

Remember in my last post, I showed you all kinds of ideas for fabrics for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month? Well, now it’s your turn! Here is something fun for you to do while you are “patiently” waiting for the Save the Bees BOM to start- it’s a coloring sheet for the Save the Bees quilt. You can print out as many as you want, get out your colored pencils or markers, and play with all kinds of color combinations! Have fun with it! Your kids and grandkids will probably have fun being a ...

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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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