Creating a Finished Quilt Block (Beginners Workshop #5)

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginners ~ Class #5 : Tips for Beginners on Creating a Finished Block By Janeen van Niekerk.       Quilting Workshop Class 5 – Introduction In this free online quilting workshop for beginners, we dove right in! In class #1, we learned about fussy cutting. If you wished, you […]

How to Read a Quilt Pattern (Beginners Workshop #4)

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginners ~ Class #4 : Tips for Beginners on How-to Read a Quilt Pattern By Janeen van Niekerk. Quilting Workshop Class 4 – Introduction We have come a long way in a short time. We got our feet wet right away in class #1, learning about fussy cutting. If you […]

Quilting Fabric Howto :: Beginners Workshop #3

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginners ~ Class #3 : Tips for Beginners on Choosing Fabrics for Quilts By Janeen van Niekerk.     How to Choose Quilting Fabric When you are just starting out with quilting, the selection of fabrics can sometimes be very overwhelming.  The objective of today’s quilting class is to take […]

Tools :: Free Beginners Quilting Course, Class 2

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginner Quilters ~ with practical quilting tips you can do at home. By Janeen van Niekerk.   Beginners Quilting Workshops :: Class #2 Fundamentals :: Quilting Supplies & Quilting Tools   Last week we took a look at "fussy cutting" (How to Make a Quilt: Free Quilting Beginners Class) because […]

5 Paper Piecing Quilt Patterns, Animals and Flowers

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:: Paper Piecing Quilt Patterns Animals and Flowers :: It was hard. Hard to pick just a handful favorite quilt blocks from the huge collection of art quilter Janeen van Niekerk’s paper piecing quilt patterns of animals, flowers, lovely woodland trees and more paper piecing goodliness. Saw that opportunity last week on the blog??!: you […]

How to Make a Quilt: Free Quilting Beginners Course, Class 1

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:: How to Make a Quilt for Beginner Quilters – Lesson 1: What is Fussy Cutting? :: This free quilt-making tutorial is the first of a series of free online quilting classes, that will teach the in’s and out’s of making a quilt. This series & techniques of  tips for beginner quilters will be given […]

Time for a Party :: Come Link Up!

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Tomorrow marks the first day of Spring and we’ve groomed the closets, making space for the new: a series of quilting for beginners.  Remember our featured blogger at last week’s linky party who make the unique quilted postcard pattern? Exactly. Janeen van Niekerk, who turns out is a published international quilter with  many years of […]

Party 96

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It’s Wednesday!!! Time for a Party!!! The Featured Party Submission is … A Postcard Quilt. This miniature quilt by Janeen at her blog ‘Quilt art designs’ is mind-blowing. Look at this stunningly detailed postcard quilt!   I so absolutely love it.  It reminds me of Canada. Look at all that miniature detail. It is a real […]

Hexagon Quilt Clock Tutorial (Ikea Hack)

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Jodi calls this an Ikea Hack, but her version is more like an Anthropologie-find than a cheap Ikea-type thing. Although the base is really the (dare I say …. ugly) Ikea Smycke Wall Clock, which Jodi used as the base in her quilt clock kit.   But then, Jodi covers the front of the hexagons […]

Recycled Furniture Design

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Green Crafts DIY Recycled Furniture and Green Home Design Indoor Recycled Furniture How to Silver-leaf your Dresser U – featured favorite recycled furniture project Recycled Furniture a la Anthropologie :: Lace Dresser DIY Top 10 Recycled Dressers w/ Fab Makeovers … including this Masculine, rocker-themed boys Bedroom Dresser Makeover :: recycled furniture at its best! […]

What to do with an Old Towel + a Pillowcase

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Great summer craft project tutorial. Well, make practical beach bags that transform into a beautiful quilted beach towel with built-in pillow. What? How?  Have a look at this: Stella’s invention. She calls this the ‘The Sunbathing Companion’ at her blog ‘The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse’.  And indeed, she seems to live her […]

Decorative Pillows: Cathedral-window Quilting Technique

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Depending on the scale you prefer to use, this free quilting pattern is for a sunburst decorative pillow for the sofa or a tiny pin cushion for your craft room. The original design which shows you the cathedral-window quilting technique is for a small 3.5” square pincushion. But scale it up, if you want! 100% […]

Decorative Pillows: Kaleidoscope Quilt Pattern

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  Fabulous! is the word that came to mind in response to Brooke’s  paper-pieced kaleidoscope-quilt-pillow. photo credit | quilting pattern : by Brooke from Pitter putter stitch Quilting and patchwork can be so granny-ish, while this happy and bright kaleidoscope quilt pillow is ultra- modern! I totally adore it.   Making a kaleidoscope quilt pillow […]

Love Quilt :: latest of our FREE Quilt Patterns

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Oh, I fell in love… with this lastest in my long list of featured free quilt patterns, that is. This love mini – quilt pattern is moderately easy to make but I can see extensive joy coming from having it. photo credit : Cindy Sharp | Get your free pattern here: : ModaBakeShop   I […]

Pretty Handy Ironing Board

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This blog finally gave me a good reason to do some ironing.  Wrinkled projects don’t photograph as well, right?  Particularly for quilted projects, sewing patterns, etc.  I needed a larger pressing board. Before delving into the world of creative crafting and home decorating,  I simply did not want to waste any of my time to […]

Time for a Party 49

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Hello my blogging friends! Exciting day today. Lots of new projects to look at. Your DIYs, craft projects, knitting adventures, and home decorations. Honestly, it is SOOO inspiring to look at ALL of your projects, that I don’t understand why not EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT EVERYONE ELSE’S WORK?!! Try this. You might be soaked with […]

Free Rose Quilt Pattern

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Kids Bedroom Idea: Get away with plain kids bedroom furniture when you adorn your girl’s bed with gorgeous quilts like this one. This darling floral quilt will make a girl sleep like roses. Or rather, sleep with roses. While baby-cuddly, the free pattern size I have for you is big enough for a twin bed. […]

Circle Quilt Tutorial

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I have looked at quite a few quilts now, and most do not excite me any more. However, once in a while, I go ‘ohhh’. And that’s what I did yesterday when I came across this beautiful circle quilt tutorial. I love the fabric pattern, design & color choices of this quilts. This is the […]

Reversible Spring Bag – Beginners Sewing Pattern

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Beginners bag sewing pattern. "I want this" is what you’ll think when you see this spunky Spring bag. "I can do this" is what you’ll say when you see the sewing pattern. What sets this bag apart is its bias tape trim made with coordinating fabrics. Nice, nah?! It’s an easy, beginners-level pattern. However, given […]

50+ Gifts for Her to Make

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Personalized Mothers Day Gifts to Make. 50+ Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Mothers Day Gifts Pretty, personalized, functional & stylish gifts for moms, and other important women in your world. Make a gift yourself, or give mother the craft materials along with a free printed how-to tutorial as an enjoyable ‘DIY craft project kit’.   Mothers Day Gift […]

Time for a Party ~ 11th Edition

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Welcome to the 11th edition of Time for a Party. But first, this week’s features! After that, show me some of your amazing projects…. YOU are Featured!!!! Some of you bloggers have just splendid ideas, week after week, and it is hard to not choose these over and over again as Features. So please just […]

Quilting Heart Potholders

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Gift idea: darling quilted potholder. A Gift for mom, a friend or anyone who loves to cook. Can be a Valentine even. Darling Quilted Heart Pot Holders Mandy from the Dixie Chicken designed a winner, we think. :: Learn how to Machine Embroider To learn how to make your own machine embroidery designs is not […]

Quilted Egg Pattern

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Today I made a fabric goose egg. I thought it would bring me luck. (smiles) Next time, I’ll make one in gold, but today I recycled a rather worn kids t-shirt for fabric and a shoulder pad from an archaic shirt plus a holey sock for the filling. It was fun. What’s a bonus about […]

Ruffled Quilted Baby Blankets (Tutorial)

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Ohhh.. So pretty. Baby blanket love. Perfect gift for a summer party. Gotta make this. Not for a baby, but enlarged for my deck as a tanning blanket. (picture A) You might like to make this ruffled baby blanket as a baby gift, though. Ruffled Seams ~ Quilt Sewing Technique Seamstresses: have a look at […]

Quilt Magnets

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Mini-quilt fridge magnets. Love that idea!!  We have seen several over the years and it is time we all now make one.So cool. Feel like a little sunshine quilting project like this?  Here are 11 fridge magnets donned in quilting fabric and patterns to get our creative juices going.   photo credit: Me.. A Mom? […]

Martin Luther King Jr Craft: Dream Quilt

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Martin Luther King Day coming up again on Monday January 16. To me, Martin Luther King Jr. stands for following your heart, your soul desire, your dream, your conviction and for courage doing so. Therefore, every year, I like to orchestrate a creative project in his honor.  This dream quilt pattern featured today is a […]

Wild, Scrappy, Quilted Decorative Pillows

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Decorative pillows with unique quilting patterns. Quilting may sound kind of tame, however, with Alisa Burke, quilting changes tack and sails the winds of adventure! Look what she did….     Step-by-step Fabric Painting, Sewing & Quilting Instructions   1. Hand stamp & hand print your own fabric. That is: make your own stamps with […]

Anthropologie’s Kitchen Decor (Santa Monica)

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Pin It I love wandering through Anthropologie. Do you?  The creative input of a visit is like flipping through 17 lifestyle magazines and half a dozen groovy design books, all at the same time.    Yes, I was lucky to spend quite a bit of time in the Anthropologie shop in Santa Monica, LA as […]

Amy Butler Quilt Pattern

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Know how to make a yo-yo? Good. Let’s go crazy making yo-yo’s and create a fabulously & frivolously fun quilt with them. Here’s your free pattern. Yo-yo Quilt Pattern This Amy Butler quilt pattern uses the happy & cheery Amy Butler fabrics. The Amy Butler Quilt Just looking at this quilt makes me happy. Fun […]

What is a Fat Quarter

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What are Fat Quarters?

I just answered an online question, what’s a Fat Quarter, and thought I should respond to it on the blog instead, as you all might be interested also. Fat Quarters are typically used for quilting and patchwork. They are bundles of fabric that are pre-cut to size. ‘What size?’ you might ask? And this is […]