Category Archives: Free Pattern

Sew Sampler monthly subscription quilting box

Sew Sampler Quilting Box monthly subscription

Sew Sampler Quilting Box monthly subscription

This looks interesting – the Sew Sampler monthly subscription quilting box from the Fat Quarter Shop. Each month you get 5 quilty related items such a fabric, notions, patterns, and thread. Plus a Block Recipe which, added to further boxes, eventually spins into a finished quilt. I love surprises! And this seems a nice way to get the creative juices flowing – sparking ideas for further quilts.

 

Batik by MIrah 2015 Fall Collection

Batik by MIrah 2015 Fall Collection

Batik by MIrah 2015 Fall Collection

I realise it is now 2016 but I just found this scrumptious image of fabric leaves in my Pending email box. I collect pretty images, interesting emails, and blog posts and save them for posting.

Embarcadero Quilt pattern by Heidi Pridemore

Embarcadero Quilt pattern by Heidi Pridemore

This came just before Quilt Market in Houston. There are free quilt projects to make with the collections. Here’s one – The Embarcadero by Heidi Pridemore. The downloadable .pdf is the 5th pattern on the page. Rather lovely.

Free beading and quilting Christmas patterns

All Lit Up Earrings - free beadwork pattern from Fusion Beads

All Lit Up Earrings – free beadwork pattern from Fusion Beads

All Lit Up earrings from Fusion Beads. Very cute – done in fringe stitch, and pretty darn quickly too.

Holly Wreath bracelet - free beadwork pattern from Fusion Beads

Holly Wreath bracelet – free beadwork pattern from Fusion Beads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And an elegant Holly Wreath bracelet, which will take from now until next Christmas to make. Oh well. Once it’s made, you have it forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorated Christmas Ornament - free Christmas pattern from Saliya

Decorated Christmas Ornament – free Christmas pattern from Saliya

Isn’t this pretty? I really like the colours in this Decorated Christmas ornament mini project from Saliya. Do several in red, silver, gold and blue. Lovely on the tree. Or as gifts.

12 Days of Christmas quilt - free pattern by Marcia Hohn

12 Days of Christmas quilt – free pattern by Marcia Hohn

 

 

 

 
This 12 days of Christmas Baltimore style quilt pattern by Marcia Hohn will keep you busy for a great deal longer than 12 days. But it’s so pretty it’s worth it. You will need to click through all the links on this page to get to each block pattern.

Quick Spiral Quilt Christmas Tree Skirt - free Christmas quilting pattern by Cheryl Phillips for Sulky

Quick Spiral Quilt Christmas Tree Skirt – free Christmas quilting pattern by Cheryl Phillips for Sulky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the very first quilted projects I worked on was a Christmas Tree Skirt so I have a soft heart for these patterns. Here is a Quick Spiral Quilt Christmas Tree Skirt – a free Christmas quilting pattern by Cheryl Phillips for Sulky. try it with different colours. Personally I find this version rather gloomy and would make it in brighter shades. But I like the pattern.

Christmas Star quilted table runner -  free Christmas quilting pattern from BellaOnline

Christmas Star quilted table runner – free Christmas quilting pattern from BellaOnline

 

 

 

And of course, you have to have a table runner. Well, my table runner isn’t on the table, it keeps getting used on the filing cabinet, or the printer table, or the drinks cabinet. The point is, it gets USED! So make yourself a Christmas Star Table Runner from Bella Online.

Little Owl Charm from Heather Kingsley-Heath

Some time ago I was invited by the Devine Ms M to join a local beading group. It’s HAYUGE fun and expands my knowledge and experience in all directions. And when I say all, I mean ‘all’. There’s nothing like a group of women of diverse ages and backgrounds to increase one’s awareness of the world, or of a particular subject.

The Divine Ms M generously gives us all a birthday gift when the moment arises. Last year she gave us our names woven into strips of peyote. I am ashamed to say mine is still ‘on the counter’, as one of my beading companions says. Right now I can spy it on my beading table awaiting its final metamorphosis into a piece of wearable jewelry.

Beaded Owl - pattern by Heather Kingsley-Heath

Beaded Owl – pattern by Heather Kingsley-Heath

This time around she found a pattern for the most yumalicious little owl pendant designed by Heather Kingsley-Heath. Each of us receives an owl stitched in our favorite colours as a birthday gift. When we saw the first one the rest of the group set up a cacophony of waaaahs. Translated: gimme, gimme, gimme, I WANT, I WANT. So embarrassing.  We loved the little owl.

And apparently I was the whiniest of them all. Oh dear!

But how could I not whine? It’s so cute.

If you want a little owl of your own, head over to Heather’s website and buy the kit. And maybe something else too – there’s a little bird pattern……

Beaded Owl tutorial by Rizzo Antonietta

Beaded Owl tutorial by Rizzo Antonietta

Here’s another little owl pattern if your single owl would like a companion. It’s a free step-by-step photo tutorial in pdf format, by Rizzo Antonietta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peyote Path Meets a Brick Wall by Marilyn Earhart

Peyote Path Meets a Brick Wall by Marilyn Earhart

And the Divine Ms M has a book out – Peyote Path Meets a Brick Wall.

Beaded Penguin

Beaded penguin 1When this pattern from Bead and Button showed up I couldn’t resist it. My mother loves penguins – she calls them ‘pinguins’. I made one for her birthday.

The finished beaded penguin is just over one inch high. It has a little tail which means it can be stood up. If you were feeling really silly you could make two and have a pair of ‘pinguin’ earrings. Or make one for a pendant.

They make up really quickly so you can have one finished in an evening.

As I am a quilter I had plenty of batting scraps to fill the body. Fill it firmly so the body stands up straight.

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