Archive for the ‘Free Patterns’ Category

Jo Morton Fabric Lust

March 31, 2012

Love Jo Morton fabric.  Always have.  But now she has a new line called Bridgeport that I love, love, love!  It’s got to be my favorite to date.  Lots of black with red and tan; my favorite colors.  Oh, and did I tell you there’s a paisley?  Yummy.

Head over to  Andover Fabrics  to check out the whole collection.  I pretty sure I’m going to have to get the whole line this time.  You know, one of those fat quarter stacks that you just have to fondle and play with.

Another bonus is a free pattern from Andover called a Box of Chocolates.  You can get it at the Andover website. There’s lots of other patterns to check out too.

Or download it here: Bridgeport

Luckily I still have a gift certificate to my local quilt shop.  May have to make a visit there today.  I’d have to pick the paisley as my favorite.  Which one do you like best?


The Third Day of Christmas in July

July 22, 2011

On the third day of Christmas in July, my love of quilting brought to me:

Grinch Fabric

The Grinch is one of my all time favorite Christmas stories.  Isn’t this fabric great?  I’m going to order the panel and see what I can do with it.

Download a free pattern:

Cozy Grinchmas  by Heidi Pridemore

Merry Grinchmas  by Julie

I also liked this one from Linderella:

May this fabric make your heart grow three sizes today,

The Second Day of Christmas in July

July 21, 2011

On the second day of Christmas my love of quilting gave to me, a free tree skirt pattern.

Stars All Around Tree Skirt

This is a free pattern from EZ quilt and was designed by Darlene Zimmerman. The skirt has a large central star with smaller stars around it.  It only requires two fabrics, although it could  be made scrappy as well.

I found a variation made by Jo of Jo’s Country Junction.  Check it out on her blog.  Nice work Jo.

♪♫ Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree . . .  ♪♫

The 12 Days of Christmas in July

July 20, 2011

Santa in a swimsuit?  Mistletoe hanging over the deck?  Jingle bells in your wind chime?   Sure, why not?  It’s Christmas in July.

For inspiration I’ve decided to post 12 Christmas quilting ideas for 12 days in July.  Maybe this way I won’t be finishing gifts on Christmas Eve morning.

On the first day of Christmas in July, my true love of quilting brought to me:

Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda. Here’s the designer’s inspiration for the line:

One of my favorite memories of the holidays was the annual advent calendar that my sister, brother and I shared every year. My mom always got it at the Hallmark store and behind each of the 25 doors was a piece of not so delicious, slightly old chocolate. It didn’t matter how it tasted. I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world every third day in December when it was my turn to open the door.
That memory was the inspiration of our newest collection, “Countdown to Christmas”. The collection is traditional colors of red, green, ivory and black mixed with numbers, words, stripes and dots. There are a few more whimsical pieces, such as the reindeer print which will make anyone smile. Although it is a “Christmas” collection, many pieces will work in any season. We have already combined several of these pieces with our other collections and love the possibilities.

I especially love the piece with all the names of the reindeer and the “dottie” type fabrics .Check out all the possibilities:


There’s also a great free pattern from the Moda Bake Shop.

What would you make with this line?  Be sure to send us photos of actual projects you do.  We love inspiration.

Ho, ho, ho,

Fabulous Baby Quilt Finished

July 18, 2011

I just finished quilting this quilt for Becky.

I used a pantograph called Kiss Curls by Golden Threads.

Becky’s signature is including blocks on the back of the quilt.   Just like two quilts in one.  Isn’t it beautiful?

The fabric is Wee Woodland by Moda.  Take a look at the PDF from their website.

Wee Wonderland

Moda also included a free pattern.

Wee Woodland Pattern

Love it,

National Quilt Day: Free Pattern

March 19, 2011

Celebrate quilters!  Today is National Quilting Day.

Read about the history of this day from the National Quilting Association.   And here’s a free pattern they’ve provided for the occasion called Build Your Own Log Cabin.

2011 NQD Pattern

How are you celebrating?

Kiss in the Corner Free Quilt Pattern

January 15, 2011

Who out there is a Bonnie Hunter fan?  I love looking at her quilts that I consider scrap parties.

She recently posted a free quilt pattern called Kiss in the Corner.  Hop on over there to get a PDF copy of your own.

Kiss in the Corner

Free Baby Quilt Pattern

July 10, 2010

I’m always checking the internet for free patterns and I love baby quilts so here’s a winner.  I think these are darling for a quick project.  I’m not into applique much but the names are so cute I might have to try it.  Check out the pattern here:

Moda Bake Shop Baby Quilt Pattern

It calls for a Layer Cake but it’s just cut into 5 x 10 in pieces so any fabric will work.


Party Purse Free Pattern

March 13, 2010

Check out this free pattern from Wee Folk Art.  I think it’s so cute.

There’s great directions with photos to take it step by step.  I noticed on the bottom of the page that you can access a printer friendly version too.

Who’s going to make this one?  I think my friend Adele, aka the Bag Lady, should try it out.  What do you say Adele?

Free Quilt Patterns

December 30, 2009

In my cyber travels yesterday, I stumbled onto this wonderful site called Quilt Patterns from Seattle.  You’ll find a plethora of absolutely free quilt patterns from Cindy Carter.

Here is her request if you choose to use her patterns:

If you make a quilt using Quilt Patterns from Seattle please join our Flickr Group and upload a photo. If you would prefer, you can email me a photo and I will upload it for you. I would love to see your creations. Check the Links above to find the photo sites for these photos. I already have a few available for viewing. Thanks – Cindy Carter

1.  Create a free photo site for your photos on Flickr. Flickr is a Yahoo company and if you have an existing Yahoo ID you can use that for Flickr also.
I do this and it has been fun,  secure and easy.

2.  From your new Flickr account, select Groups at the top.
Search for the group called  – Quilt Patterns from Seattle and choose join.
That’s it.

Also take note of and honor her copyright information posted on the blog.

What a wonderful quilting gift.  Thanks Cindy.