• Ice Cream Zipper Pouch

    Ice Cream Zipper Pouch Free Pattern

    Ice Cream Zipper Pouch for Summer Fun An Ice Cream Zipper Pouch is a fun way to have an ice cream sundae any day of the week without any of the calories! Grab this free pattern, designed by Melanie Call, and stitch your way to happiness! The zipper pouch makes a great gift for anyone celebrating a summer birthday. It’s also great for toting makeup, markers, or odds and ends while traveling. ICE CREAM ZIPPER POUCH SUPPLIES Pattern (it’s FREE!)  Thread Sulky 12 wt Cotton Thread: 1045, 1115, 1187, 1051 (for sprinkles) Sulky 50 wt Cotton Thread: 1015, 1130, 1366 (for quilting & pouch assembly) Fabrics 1 Fat Quarter of…

  • Sew a Basic Apron

    Basic Apron to Sew – No Pattern Needed

    Basic Apron to Sew for anyone on your gift list Sew a basic apron by creating your own pattern right onto the fabric. Then, add machine embroidery to the center front to make a statement, show your favorite animal or sports team or celebrate a favorite holiday. This basic apron is easily completed in 30 minutes or less, save for the machine embroidery time, which depends on the complexity of the design you choose. Make the apron your own and add fun trim to the lower edge, contrasting and/or adjustable straps or a patch pocket. BASIC APRON SUPPLIES 5/8  yard of mediumweight fabric, such as lightweight canvas, twill or interfaced…

  • Holiday Table Runner Videocast: Tinsel & Trimmings

    Create a Holiday Table Runner featuring hand or free-motion embroidery & quilting with fun threads HOLIDAY TABLE RUNNER VIDEOCAST Join us LIVE on October 11, 2022 at 2pm ET for this holiday table runner videocast! You’ll learn how to create a beautiful holiday table runner, featuring new embroidery designs by Gail Pan, a world-renowned embroidery, appliqué and quilt designer from Australia. REGISTER NOW> First, Gail will go over her adorable hand embroidery patterns while teaching a stress-free transfer method. You’ll learn basic hand embroidery stitches, proper spacing for stitches and more. Then, Ellen March will take you on a free-motion embroidery journey to recreate Gail’s designs by machine. She’ll use the same…

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  • Mug Rug for Teachers

    Teacher Mug Rug for Back to School

    Teacher Mug Rug Designed by Melanie Call, of A Bit of Scrap Stuff A teacher mug rug makes a great back-to-school gift. This design featured piecing, quilting and a bit of hand embroidery. Change up the words to suit the teacher(s) in your life, or personalize the teacher mug rug with a name or phrase, such as “welcome back,” “teachers rule” or something clever like “2+2=4” for a math teacher, for example. MUG RUG PATTERN NOTES Finished size: 5 1/4” x 7” Please read all instructions prior to beginning. Seam allowances are ¼”. WOF = Width of Fabric RST= Right Sides Together TEACHER MUG RUG SUPPLIES Fabric Star Background: (8)…

  • Quilted Garden Flag with Machine Embroidery

    Quilted Garden Flag Stitch a springy quilted garden flag to display with your emerging flowers and veggies. This festive flag features machine embroidery, tiny piecing and quilting. If you don’t have a flag stake, the project easily converts to a wall hanging. Finished size: 11 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ GARDEN FLAG SUPPLIES Spring Garden Flag Pattern (it’s free!) Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ Extra Stabilizer Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ Stabilizer Low-loft cotton or polyester batting Fabric 1 fat quarter of solid cotton fabric (such as Kona® Cotton) 12” x 24” rectangle of print cotton fabric (backing) (2) 2” x 24” rectangles of floral print cotton fabric (petal piecing) ¼ yard of…

  • Luxe Lounge Wraps for the Holidays

    Luxe Lounge Wraps for the Holidays

    Create Luxe Lounge Wraps to Wear for the Holiday Season Luxe Lounge Wraps allow us to remain comfortable yet fashionable for holiday gatherings, photos and more this winter. The DIY Lounge Wrap pattern is so versatile – you can dress it up or down depending on the fabrics you choose! Specialty knits and velvets are great choices for holiday attire, keeping you cozy yet chic. Choose a sweater knit in a fun holiday print, like THIS ONE from So Sew English. Or opt for a plush velvet like THIS ONE, also from So Sew English. The little bit of spandex in the fabric give this fabric a great stretch, making…

  • Hanukkah Potholder

    Hanukkah Potholder to Make & Give

    Make a Festive Hanukkah Potholder by Cheryl Lynch Quilts A Hanukkah potholder (or Chanukah, depending on preferred spelling) is a great accessory for your kitchen and makes a wonderful host/hostess gift. This simple potholder is shaped like a dreidel and comes together nicely using insulated batting for heat protection. From Cheryl: I look forward to Chanukah every year.  For me, it’s all about the traditions of being with family, lighting candles, exchanging gifts and eating potato pancakes, or as we call them – latkes. The location of most of our festivities is the kitchen, where we wait impatiently for the latkes to finish cooking. Frankly, we eat them (with applesauce)…

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  • halloween table runner

    Halloween Table Runner to Decorate Your Space with Spooky Fun

    Spooky Fun Halloween Table Runner designed by Melanie Call, a Bit of Scrap Stuff Create a Halloween table runner that’s perfect for decorating your space for spooky fun. This table runner features fussy cut Halloween motifs, but any fun fabric will do for the block creation. Note: If fussy cutting or working with a directional print, more fabric may be needed. Finished size: 17 1/2″ by 37 1/2″ Grab the instructions for this fun Halloween table runner on the quilting free projects page. Download and print them for future reference, if you like! The piecing comes together rather quickly, leaving you time to plan fun quilting designs. Choose a stippling…