Sunday, January 31, 2010
Favorite Fabric have a heap of freebie patterns for you all to grab. I have made these fabric baskets before from a tutorial and love making them. They are great for paper napkins or coasters and can be made in any size just by adjusting the size of the square of fabric used. They have a lot of free patterns on their website to browse through....quilts, totes, aprons and so much more.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Pop over to my blog Sew Prim Khris for a simple fabric flower tutorial. You can use this on your tote bags to dress them up, put a brooch pin on the back, add a hair tie for your hair, make a magnet or simply hang it from your door knob or a hanger.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Teresa over at All Things Vintage shows how you can make a block keeper using a cardboard cylinder you can buy at the post office. I made one of these many years ago and it is very similar to Teresa's except I finished both ends of the fabric and then sewed velcro on the one end so that it wraps around the cylinder. You can then take it off if you ever need to wash it.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Julie from Bush Baby Jag has a nice simple tutorial to make tassels using DMC thread. Thanks for sharing Julie. I was trying to find a tassel one day not long ago for a project and couldn't find one and never even gave it a thought about making one.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Piece N Quilt have a cute baby quilt that she has made using charm squares. This is basically an altered nine patch variation which would make up nice and quick and looks so cute with these lovely soft colours. Natalia has a few different tutorials on her blog as well as a lovely Hugs & Kisses quilt over at the Moda Bakeshop.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
A friend on my CRAFT group was asking after a pattern with a wine bottle and I just found this cool paper pieced block over at Patch Pieces with a wine bottle and wine glass on it. They have a few good blocks over there to look at.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Okay its a bit late for Christmas cards but if you want to start getting ready for this year The Confessions of a Sewing Dork has a really simple and effective handmade Christmas card to whip up....you could easily have a heap of these ready for December. Don't you just love her catchy blog name!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Fat Cat Patterns are having a row row by Christmas quilt BOM. Very cute indeed. Staring now in January and finishing up in August. January is up now until the next block goes up on the 1st of February.
On the 5th of each month, for 12 months, you'll find a new quilt block over at Bunny Hill Designs. At the end of 12 months you can stitch them all together to have a winter quilt in time for Christmas!
Polka Dot Pineapple has a tutorial on making wire edged flowers out of scraps of leftover material could look great with some funky colours all mixed together. Arlette has a heap of other tutorials to check out too.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Marilyn and Robin over at Two Wacky Women have a nice easy peasy quilt to whip up called Simple Rails. Marilyn explains more about it on her blog Marilyn's Maze. Go grab the pattern and make up a few....they have made it to use 3 different yards of fabric for the top which makes things nice and simple....right up my alley.