Friday Finds–3/14/2014

If I ever get time to make everything I find on the Internet I’ll be around for many, many more years.  Here’s a few projects I’ve added to my To-Do List this week.

Patterns & Tutorials:

Flying Geese Placemat TutorialSew Mama Sew shares a Guest Post Tutorial for a placemat designed by Christen of Love by Hand.  Think I’ll be making these as a gift.


25 Things You Can Make with Fat Quarters – Not quilting, but this blog post from Crazy Little Projects has links to patterns that can be made from Fat Quarters.

24 Blocks Blog shares 5 Unique Quilting Ideas with Free Patterns:  Coasters, Tote Bag, Yoga Mat, Table Runner & Pot holders.

Do you ‘decorate’ your sewing space?  A sewVery Simple Non-Slip Machine Mat Tutorial is offered by sewVery Blog which includes a pin cushion.

In time for Easter:

Bunny Treat Bags – Caroline of “Sew She Can” Blog shares a pattern/tutorial for an Easter goodie bag. I’ve got a number of “grands”  (grandson, grand niece, grand nephews and grand neighbors) that I try to make something for the holidays.  Here is a cute little, fast-to-make Easter Treat Bag.  I’ve already made one up.

All it takes is four 5” squares of fabric, 16” of 1/4” ribbon, and knowledge of how to use your buttonhole foot.

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 I had to do a search on the Internet to refresh my memory on how to use my buttonhole foot! (Yeah, like I really use that attachment often!) Don’t you just love the information you can find on the Internet? I did a couple of practice buttonholes, but it did a nice job.

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The instructions were to cut out the template and trace the shape on the fabric.  Since the line on the template was the stitching line and not the cutting line, I decided to treat it like paper piecing and just printed out the template.

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Now that I’ve got my buttonhole attachment figured out, these should work up very fast.

Stripey Egg Mug Rug – Sara at “The Split Stitch” Blog shares a tutorial/pattern for an Easter Egg Mug Rug. Although this is a cute Mug Rug, the pattern could easily be modified to create a placemat.


Did you find something here you might want to make?  Hope so.  I know I’ll be coming back to make some of these.

Happy Stitching!


Quilt Mouse


About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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  1. Pingback: Bunny Treat Bags–Happy Easter 2014 | QuiltMouse

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