A very quick look at paper piecing a block. Just a “stepping stone” to an entire quilt. Three blocks together make a unit – 12 units make the center of the quilt. Add a boarder and you are done! All you need is the paper pattern, rotary cutter, add a 1/4″ ruler, plastic template, fabric glue, an iron and of course your sewing machine. This pattern is available at QuiltWorx.com – it’s called Stepping Stones! Have fun!
If you do a lot of sewing, then you’ll love this little project! You can make it with a couple of fat quarters, or with fabric scraps – and it will keep your sewing area neat and clean. It also makes a great gift for all you sewing or crafting friends!!
Felt or Fleece or scraps of fabric – you can make a horse of a different color! Just trace around the top of a candy cane with an extra half inch all the way around to make a pattern for yourself. Fold a rectangle of fabric in half (at least 4″ x 11″) and then you are off to the races! This project is a good way to hang your candy canes. When the kids go to eat them – they’ll know which candy cane belongs to who – and when they don’t finish (do they ever?!) – you can hang it back up and they can come back to it later! No sticky mess on your tables or couches!!! When the candy is gone – it makes a fun finger puppet!
Linen or Cotton – they both work great for this decorative tree shaped napkin. With just 2 half yards of fabric in contrasting colors – and only a half hour – you can make 4 napkins! They stack nicely at the buffet table or look great at a table setting. Have fun with this very EASY project!
Need a pincushion for all your sewing hobbies? Here’s a fun owl-shaped pincushion that’s easy and quick. I call this “zen sewing” – a small hand sewn project that I can work on while I zone out in the evenings.
Click on the link below to get the FREE pattern!
Learn how to make a small, patchwork drawstring pouch at home. An easy project that’s perfect for holding coins, candy, or small gifts!
Looking to turn your old t-shirts into a t-shirt quilt? It’s a great way to show off all your old memories in a super comfy design! Before the shirts are sewn together, you’ll need to “de-bone” them and take off the sleeves and collars. Here’s a tutorial on the best way to prep your shirts for a t-shirt quilt.
This one piece mitten pattern is a great way to whip up some great winter gifts for family and friends. Grab some fleece and get sewing – no more cold hands!