It has been busy around our house. Have you done any stitching this week? I’ve found some patterns you may want to check out. There are even some that you may be able to complete before Valentine’s Day!
- 25 Things to Sew for the Kitchen – Andrea of Andrea’s Notebook Blog shares links to tutorials and patterns for everything from pot holders to re-usable fabric “paper” towels, bags, coasters and even a rug.
I need some new pot holders, think this is going to the top of my To-Do list. Maybe a good use for my scraps?
- Crayon Art Tote Pattern & Tutorial – The Cottage Mama shares this tutorial for a cute tote which includes little slots for crayons or colored pencils/markers for the budding artist you know.
- Bountiful Harvest Table Runner is a free pattern offered by Quilter’s World. Using HSTs and fabric to match the seasons, you could create table runners to match the calendar.
- Moda Bake Shop always has some interesting projects – Here is Simply Woven Quilt which uses 2 Jelly Rolls and some white yardage. I like the variety that a Jelly Roll provides without having to buy a lot of yardage.
- Found this Tutorial for a Patchwork Mug Rug on Smashed Peas and Carrots
Mug Rugs are a great way to use up scraps of fabric, batting and that left-over binding. Big enough to hold both a mug and a snack, these are also a great way to practice FMQ – Free Motion Quilting – in a much smaller scale.
- Craftsy has a free pattern – Kaleidoscope Quilt Pattern – it is a free pattern, but you do have to sign in with a free account.
While the pattern is for 10” blocks, the instructions are included for creating different sized templates. Make this using Layer Cakes, Fat Quarters or Yardage.
- A Tutorial for a Cute Triangle Quilt. There is also a nice triangle template which can be downloaded free at Craftsy.com. (Note: you must have a free username and password to access content on Craftsy.)
I really love patterns that help me to improve my quilting skills. This tutorial does just that – See Kate Sew shares her tips on creating sharp points and with all those triangles you will definitely get some practice!
- If you’d just like to check out some different blocks – check out All People Quilt – Flying Squares – this block can be made with a jelly roll or your 2-1/2” scraps.
Not a quilt, just a block, but after all isn’t a quilt just a lot of blocks sewn together. You’ve got to start somewhere!
- In time for Valentine’s Day here is a tutorial for Hearts n Chevrons for a lap/twin size quilt. Once you learn the blocks, you can adjust the numbers to make a pillow, crib quilt or larger.
Using HST (Half-Square Triangles) and the Stitch-n-Flip Technique you create hearts and chevrons. Nicole uses simple straight-line quilting to finish this project.
- We know Fabric manufacturers share free patterns, Here, OLFA provides us with a cute Valentine’s Day project for your Kitchen — Hearts on Fire Hot Pads
Cute & useful item for your Kitchen – decorate for Valentine’s Day!
That’s my virtual To Do List for this week. Hope you find something that interests you!