Posts by Sheila

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Winter Warmers

Sheila using the hat she designed and created

As I travel around the United States for my ‘real job’ with Hewlett-Packard OR just for fun when I visit my kids or my adorable grandkids OR when I am just exploring new places – I am always on the lookout for ideas we could use for new patterns. I found some really soft, super warm and fuzzy hats, scarves and wrist warmers – they were priced at $40 to $50 for each piece – so I thought – why not try to make my own? They were a bit tricky to figure out – and very difficult to describe in words – but I tried – you will find...

Snowman Placemat

We have yet another free pattern! This one is for an adorable winter placemat with a cute little snowman applique. The steps are super easy to follow and it uses our simple sew and flip method of construction. The best part? Once you know the method you can use any fabric and change out the applique so you have a placemat for any occasion. Free Winter Snowman Placemat Pattern The pattern is set up in our traditional downloadable style that is specifically designed to print out nicely on your home printer. If you would like to download the free pattern (with the pattern pieces for the applique) just click here: download snowman...

Salty Starfish Tutorial

Yep, we’re pretty bad about keeping this blog up to date. But as Quilt Market in Houston Texas rolls around yet again so does another free pattern! Two of our new quilts are focused on the ocean: Pirate Posse and Mermaid Marina. We decided that it would be fun to give away a free pattern to go along with these two new quilts: You can find the patterns for Mermaid Marina & Pirate Posse both in downloadable and printed versions, as well as kits in our shop. These quilts use our “sew and flip” and “quilt as you go” methods; which makes these quilts go together surprising quickly.  You build one...

A Cotton-bound Fleece Blanket

Clearly, our goal to be better about updating our blog was a miserable failure. But, we have yet another free pattern for you! And this time it’s all about binding. Different Bindings In the past, we have done just about anything to avoid putting bindings on our blankets. Hence the Textured Edge Throw blanket pattern and the So Soft So Simple Throw pattern. Both patterns provide a way of joining a blanket front to back quickly and easily without the use of a binding.  Textured Edge Throw The “Textured Edge Throw” pattern uses an interestingly textured piece of fabric sandwiched between the front and back to join your blanket. It’s quick and easy and...

Kid’s Pocket Scarf

Hello there! As you may have noticed, we aren’t the best about updating this blog. We are hoping to be better about putting things up here. In that spirit, we are going to start off this new attention to our blog with a bang. Or, more accurately, with a free pattern. Our First Free Pattern Since things are a bit crazy around our respective homes (we are preparing for Spring Market in Portland, OR), this pattern is a little out of season. However, it is stinkin’ adorable and we are excited to share it with all of you. This cute pattern comes to you from the mind of Sheila. We...