Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Free pattern day: Christmas Pillows & Cushions!

Here are 20 FREE pillow patterns to enhance your holiday decor.  You could use them like slipcovers, to recover your ordinary pillows for the season. They make great gifts too!  We hope you enjoy these holiday favorites. To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "CLICK for PDF download" (or the website link) in the title above the quilt.

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Holly Wreath pillow, free pattern at Yarnspirations (CLICK for PDF download)

 Ornament Trio pillow, free pattern at Yarnspirations (CLICK for PDF download)

Poinsettia pillow, free tutorial at Simple Simon & Company (CLICK for tutorial)

Giving Season pillow, free pattern by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Santa Pillow, free pattern at Yarnspirations (CLICK for PDF download)

Patchwork Christmas pillows, free patterns by Flamingo Toes for Riley Blake Designs (CLICK for tutorial) + (CLICK for Tree pattern) + (CLICK for Present pattern)

Township house pillow, free pattern at Moda Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Christmas Bauble cushion, free tutorial at Craft Cotton blog (UK) (CLICK for tutorial)

Scrappy Ornament pillow, free pattern by Fran Gulick of Cotton & Joy for Janome (CLICK for PDF download)

 Gnome Sweet Gnome pillow, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Luminous pillow, free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Holiday pillows, free pattern by Pen & Paper Patterns for Janome (CLICK for PDF download)

Felt Snowflake pillow, free tutorial and pattern at Noodlehead (CLICK for tutorial)

Merry and Bright Christmas Tree cushion, free pattern by Leutenegger (CLICK for PDF download)

Holiday Throw pillow, free pattern by Sew Caroline for Janome (CLICK for PDF download)

Christmas Wrapping pillow, free pattern by Michelle Hart for Janome (CLICK for PDF download)

Christmas Star Cushions, free pattern at Makower UK (CLICK for PDF download)

Norwegian inspired patchwork pillow, free pattern by Melissa Mortenson for We All Sew (CLICK for tutorial)

Zig Zag snowflake pillow, free pattern by Pat Sloan (CLICK for PDF download)

Christmas Strips pillow, free pattern at Fabric Editions (CLICK for PDF download)

Christmas Joy cushion, free pattern at Bustle & Sew Magazine (CLICK for PDF download)

Let It Snow pillow, free tutorial at We All Sew (CLICK for tutorial)

Coats & Clark Oh Deer pillow, free pattern at Yarnspirations (CLICK for PDF download)

Reindeer (Not-So-Spring Deer), free paper piecing pattern & tutorial at Sewing Under Rainbow (CLICK for tutorial)

Santa belt pillow, free pattern at Shannon Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Christmas Tree Topiary pillow, free tutorial by Amy Made That (CLICK for tutorial)

Snowman pillow, free pattern at Shannon Fabrics (CLICK for PDF - Snowman) + (CLICK for PDF - Snowman Hat) + (CLICK for video tutorial)


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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Easy Pieced Wreath: Free Tutorial!

It's time to visit one of our favorite tutorials: the Easy Pieced Wreath!

When creating this wreath we looked at many methods, including tying fabric strips to a wire frame, but we were put off by these words of wisdom:  "You will tie and tie for days and days".... and: "I got blisters on my fingers from the fabric when I tied it".  So we came up with this easy method that produces a beautiful, full wreath. For the original tutorial, CLICK HERE!

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

5 Easy DIY Christmas Tree Skirts & Free Patterns!

It's nearly time to decorate for Christmas. For many people, putting up a tree is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition. How about dressing up your tree with an easy, DIY tree skirt? 

Made with either fabric or felt, and with fusible interfacing or glue, here are 5 FREE tutorials that do not require a sewing machine. These would make fun weekend projects. Read on for ideas and more inspiration.

DIY 30 Minute No Sew Tree Skirt at Dimples and Tangles (CLICK for FREE tutorial)

What a cheerful look! This tree skirt begins with extra-wide felt in peacock blue, along with red  polka dots for the top, and green half-circles for the scalloped trim. For details, please visit Dimples and Tangles.

Glitter Star tree skirt at A Beautiful Mess (CLICK for FREE tutorial)

Make a special tree skirt this year with a little more glitz! Start with a plain tree skirt, then cut small, medium, and large stars from glitter cardstock paper or fabric for an easy, elegant design! For details, visit A Beautiful Mess.

Star of Wonder Tree Skirt, free pattern at APQS (CLICK for PDF download)

Eight large stars are fused to a background circle cut from 1-1/4 yards of 44" wide background fabric. The FREE pattern includes a star template and an easy placement diagram for the stars. The one in this photo was quilted, but you could easily finish the back with fusible non-woven interfacing instead.

DIY No-Sew Plaid Christmas Tree Skirt tutorial by Sincerely Saturday


Made with 2 yards of inexpensive plaid fabric, plus 4 yards of pom pom trim and a hot glue gun, this tree skirt comes together fast! The trim gives it a charming retro look.  Check out the FREE tutorial and related links at Sincerely Saturday.

DIY No Sew Moroccan Wedding Blanket Tree Skirt tutorial by Almost Makes Perfect

no-sew moroccan wedding tree skirt | almost makes perfect 

Alternate 2" strips of white shag fabric with sequined trim.  The strips are attached with fabric glue to a plain white fabric background cut in a hexagon shape. It would be so much fun to pick out the trims... these sequins add a truly festive sparkle. For details, visit Almost Makes Perfect.

Make (or buy) a Faux Fur Tree Skirt

For a cozy look and simple project, create a tree skirt from a circle of faux fur.  Alternatively you can find one on Amazon for under $20 (CLICK!)

Last but not least, check out our Free Pattern Day for Christmas Tree Skirts (CLICK HERE):

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Christmas Wall Quilt Inspiration

Christmas is coming up fast! We've been on the lookout for small projects that can be completed fast.  Here are two stunning wall quilts for the holidays and beyond!

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Christmas Tree Wall Hanging, 24 x 36", pattern by Nancy Chong at Pacific Rim Quilt Company; quilt kit (below) at All About Color Quilting

We love the colorful, contemporary look of this appliqued Christmas tree! All About Color Quilting has packaged this wonderful Christmas tree as a kit in gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  We're also enamored of Rejoice, based on a design by J. Michelle Watts. This simple wall quilt reminds us all to be thankful for each day.

Rejoice by J. Michelle Watts, 29 x 39", quilt kit (below) at All About Color Quilting


Image credits: Photos are by All About Color Quilting.  Please visit their website for information on quilt kit availability.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Free patterns for Thanksgiving: Table runners !

What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to make a table runner for the family to enjoy? We have a complete collection of FREE patterns for quilts and table runners.  Check out our recently-updated Free Pattern Day (CLICK HERE)!

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Welcome to November

One of the best sayings to help us navigate the world is, One Day at a Time.  But to celebrate the seasons - and quilting - we like to focus on one month at a time!  

In that spirit, Shabby Fabrics offers a fun themed wall hanging project for each month of the year. Pick one of your favorites, or make the whole series to enjoy.

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Give Thanks, 10.5" x 24.5", by Shabby Fabrics

As the Shabby Fabrics website explains, the Give Thanks wall hanging is the perfect way to remind yourself, your family, and your guests of our many blessings. Enjoy the harvest colors, pumpkins, and turkey in this design, and remember to Give Thanks. 

Image credits: Shabby Fabrics.

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