~ For more free patterns, see the archive on our Free Patterns page ~Instead of baking cakes and cookies for birthdays, how about some quilted treats? We've been inspired by the many creative designers who have shared their creations on the web. Check out these zero-calorie cakes, lollipops, ice cream cones and more ! (Note: this post was updated on February 5, 2013)
Above, Row 1: Chocolate Lollipops by Anna Maria Horner, quilt instructions by Cheryl A. Adam, free pattern download at Free Spirit Fabric; Scoop It Up wall hanging by Sandy Fitzpatrick for Fairfield World; Cherry Christmas by Monica Solorio-Snow at The Happy Zombie. Row 2: Cupcakes! a mini-quilt by Lynn Koolish for C&T Publishing; Retro kitchen tutorial at Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio; Lollypop quilt by Karen Snyder for Timeless Treasures. Row 3: Patrick Lose’s Happy Birthday Poster Quilt at C&T Publishing; Tonga Gumdrops quilt by by Konda Luckau for Timeless Treasures Fabrics. Row 4: Let's Have Cake, free pattern at Ellison Lane Quilts.
Above, Row 1: Yummy Cupcake by Cyrille at Bubblestitch Quilts, free download via the Garden Party Blog Hop at Sew Hooked; Cheery Cherry Table Runner by Jina Barney at Jina Barney Designz; Happy Birthday Cupcake! free quilt pattern including cupcake templates by Ellen Maxwell for Michael Miller Fabrics; Row 2: Free Ice Cream Cone block pattern by Cynthia England at England Designs. Row 3: Sweets & Treats block by Joni Pike for Fairfield World; The Ice Cream Quilt, free block patterns by Renee at Goosie Girls.
Above, Row 1: Felt Cupcake Tutorial by Rachael at Rachael Rabbit; Free ice cream sundae pattern by Jeanette Lim at Lark Crafts; Making Doughnuts tutorial by Cindy at Skip To My Lou. Row 2: Felt Cupcake by Elotopia as seen at Instructables; Blackberry Cupcake Pincushion project at Sulky International; Chocolates and Cupcakes at Sulky International. Row 3: Cherry Pie felt food tutorial by Andie at American Felt and Craft; Felt Cake tutorial by Lier at Ikatbag; Felt Fortune Cookie How-To at Martha Stewart.
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