Mother's Day is just a few weeks away. If your mom sews, quilts, or just likes to receive quilted gifts from you (of course she does!), then you will love these free patterns, downloads, and projects to make easy handmade gifts. Susan Brubaker Knapp took years to embroider this jacket, but you could...
24 Apr 2015
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I recently took a few days off to spend time with my two loves: my family and my quilt studio. Our family time was lots of fun and by the end of the week I had also finished a quick quilt and several small quilting projects to give as gifts. You'll find many easy quilting projects like this one in...
Whether you want to use up bits of this and that in your studio, experiment with a new supply or technique, practice your free-motion stitching, or you're just looking for something fun to quilt in a day , fabric postcards make great small quilting projects. Fabric postcards by Cheryl Sleboda, from...
2 Jun 2014
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I finished a baby quilt last night for a coworker who will go on maternity leave soon. It was a delightfully simple block arrangement of scrappy four patches and one patches in charming fabrics from Moda. I truly loved sewing it and my mind meandered happily as I worked. I thought of the enumerable baby...
During the time when I was regularly creating prayer flags, I made a series with tiny paper tags attached. On the tag I glued words cut from old books--little phrases that fit the intention of the flag. Here I used a basic couching stitch on the tag, undulating the string to add interest. The little...
Finishing a large quilting project is always satisfying. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. But I have to admit: finishing small quilting projects is almost as gratifying, and I can get that feeling of accomplishment so much faster! 'Free Radicals 3,' 17" x 17.5" by Nancy Green...