Friday Finds–4/25/2014

Browsing the Internet is kind of like a Scavenger Hunt.  Only on this Scavenger Hunt you don’t start out with a list of specific items – you end up Making a List.  You start reading about something and something else catches your eye.  Then you click over and see something else.  It can go on forever.  And you will probably end up with more projects than you will ever have time to do!

I enjoy reading what other Bloggers are doing, and most of my Facebook is linked to either Quilty sites or Food sites.  So here are some of the things I’ve found this week.

Suitcase Table:

Ok, this isn’t quilt-y, but it is so cute!  If you or someone you know is handy in the woodshop, this project would be a great way to up-cycle an old suitcase.

I wonder how much fabric I could store in a suitcase table??

Hanging Organization:

This tutorial shows a hanging book rack, but I saw this posted by a quilter who used it as a Cutting Mat & Ruler organizer.  Maybe make it with some of your left over ‘orphan’ blocks?

OK – this was one of those “start-here-but-end-up-there” searches – On my Facebook News Feed, Heirloom Creations (a quilt shop in South Dakota) posted a picture from the Fun Fabrication Blog (Betty, a Blogger in Alberta, Canada) that then linked to another Blog, Groovy Goods (Janie, in Ontario, Canada), which eventually linked to the tutorial on the Penny Carnival Blog which is written by Megan in Spokane, Washington.

Spring Mug Rug:

Found on So Sew Easy’s Blog – a cute Mug Rug reminds us that Spring is coming.

Mug Rugs are a great way to use up scraps and practice free motion quilting and binding.

Free Patterns:

Island Batiks Quilted in Honor PatternsIsland Batiks have a fabric line in support of Quilted in Honor and these patterns utilize this fabric.

Pat Sloan’s Freebies One of her free patterns is posted on the Island Batik’s site (link above).  Scroll to the bottom of their page. Check out the other free patterns that Pat offers on her site.

Note:  Unfortunately her site is having some issues as I worked on this post.  If it is still having problems, come back later and check her patterns out. (Click Here for a technical explanation of her problems.)

Jinny Beyer’s Free Patterns:

Jinny shares a number of free patterns.  She has them identified as Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and New Patterns.


Reminder:  Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 9 Blog Tour begins this coming Monday.  You won’t want to miss the fun and preview of the blocks in this upcoming issue!  I will be sharing pictures of the 15 blocks I tested.

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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2 Responses to Friday Finds–4/25/2014

  1. Paulette says:

    That book/ruler sling is amazing! Thanks for sharing these links.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Quiltmouse says:

      Yes, I do like the sling idea. Am thinking of adding maybe some small pockets on the outside for rotary cutter & smaller rulers. Maybe a couple inside to keep rulers from falling in.


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