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Christmas Stockings – For Santa’s Nice List

What says Christmas like a beautiful personally made stocking stuffed with goodies?!  Here’s a few of the stocking patterns available.

Christmas Stockings 3

The 3 Christmas Stockings Pattern by Bonnie Sullivan of All Through The Night gives you a choice of snowmen, holly, or branches with ornaments.  Better yet, make all three.  Optional hanging “fringe” adds a little pizzazz.

 

Winter Star Stocking Quilt Pattern

 

Winter Star Stocking Pattern features a beautiful pieced star with lots of color options as the focal point.  The rest of the stocking is also pieced so this is a great pattern for scraps.  The top section is just a bit larger than the rest of the stocking so you can get that really stuffed look!

 

The Stockings Were Hung

The Stockings Were Hung pattern (another by Bonnie Sullivan) has a pieced body, and applique on the cuff.  A little hand embroidery is also part of the pattern.  These old fashioned looking stockings are a bit long – lots of room for goodies.

 

Snowman Stocking

 

 

Snowman Stocking is hanging out at night with his cardinal friend.  This adorable stocking is also available as a kit, with the pattern and all the fabric you’ll need to complete the project.

Stocking Ornaments

 

 

 

 

Make these Stocking Ornaments to hang on the tree, or sew up the window and hang them there. Cute either way!

Nov 6, 2014 - Patterns, Table Runners    No Comments

Dress It Up – With Table Runners!

Whether it’s the seasons changing or the prospect of Thanksgiving company, it’s satisfying to add some style and personality to your rooms.  Table runners and table toppers are an easy way to do that.  They are usually quick projects and you can make a second one to use as a hostess gift.

TR Dining Delight

 

Dining Delight by D. Hall Designs comes with instructions for different sizes so you can choose the length you want.  The design is fairly simple, with just a few pieces, but the on-point setting and the pointed ends add interest.

 

 

TR Table Dressings

 

Table Dressings by Nelly of Artela Quilts is made of just a few large pieces. Nelly’s directions are clear and easy to follow. This pattern is perfect for showcasing a favorite medium to large scale print. And, bonus, it’s reversible! Two table runners in one! Two gifts in one!

 

TR Swing It 2

 

 

This one, Swing It!, looks a little complicated, but it’s not as hard as you might think!  Designs to Share With You has an easy quilt-as-you-go method for curves.  So, sew one up, and learn a new technique.

 

TR Table Talk Pattern

 

 

Table Talk is a fun little table runner with lots of visual interest.  You could rotate that center block a quarter turn and it would look like the dark blocks are tumbling down, back and forth, from top to bottom.

 

TR Roulette

 

 

The Roulette table topper uses off center log cabin blocks to create the illusion of curves. Designer Genii Lehmann says it looks great if you use 4 color gradations in one color family. I agree!

 

 

There are many more table runner patterns.  Choose one or two and start stitching.  You’ll be dressing up your tables before you know it!

Fabric Makes The Bag

Time for a new purse!  Well, when isn’t it time for a new purse?!  I spent some time choosing patterns and then fabrics that I thought would work well with the patterns.

Instructions for Zippered bag with pocketswatercolor flowers

Purse-O-Nally Yours bag and Wander Blossoms fabric: the flowers for the body of the bag, plaid for the top and bottom borders and for the handles, and the blue polka dot fabric for the trim on the flap pocket.  Or would you use the stripes in place of the plaid?

 

Purse with pocketsgrey and yellow fabric

Twin Pocket Tango bag and Zest fabric: the gray flower circles for the bottom corners with yellow piping, the flowers for the two curved pieces with grey piping, and the yellow flower circles for the center of the bag.

 

Recessed zippered top purse patternRed and gray

Margo Handbag by Lazy Girl Designs and Petite Odile fabric: Red for the main body of the bag and for the handles.  The darker fabric for the pocket background.

 

Pouch style pocket purseBoldly colored butterfly fabric

Quattro Purse and Flying Colors II fabric: the colorful butterflies on the black background for the main body of the purse, the light background with the hummingbirds for the first pocket, and the stripes for the last pocket and for the handle.

Now it’s time to pick a favorite.  That might be a little harder!

 

 

Bunny Doll Patterns for All Ages

Happy, fluffy, friendly bunny doll patterns… what’s not to like?!

Springtime Easter pattern

This adorable bunny says Welcome! Holding bunches of carrots and flowers (which you can either paint or make from fabric) bunny hangs out at your front door or on a wall, putting a smile on guests’ faces as they enter, and delights any children that come to visit.

 

Stuffed rabbit pattern

 

Old MacBunny has a farm and it looks like he is planting carrots.  Smart bunny!  The pattern for this adorable semi-jointed doll also includes the wire for his glasses.  And, since every farmer needs a wife . . . .

 

Farmer's Wife bunny doll pattern

 

Enter Ester MacBunny!  Her apron is on and it looks like she’s ready for anything, maybe gardening or baking some cookies for after lunch.  Who knows what the day will bring when you are a farmer’s wife?! Mary Kerr’s easy to follow instructions include several cute ideas for Ester’s accessories. And, again, the wire for Ester’s glasses is included with the pattern.

 

 

Bunny Doll pattern

 

Blossom Bunny is so very ready for Spring (me too! how about you?!) with her beautiful jacket sporting button and yo-yo flowers, embroidery, and applique.  Her hat has flowers, too.  The 8″ x 10″ inch “no stitch” sampler has a friendship poem and is embellished with yo-yo flowers.

 

Bunny Basket pattern

The Bunny Stuff pattern make a bunny doll holding a nice size bag that’s perfect for filling with treats.  Leave a bowl and decorate at the same time.  Or you can use the bunny as an Easter basket and fill it with candy and toys for your favorite little one.  Once they are finished with the contents, they can use the bowl to hold any little treasures they want to have handy.

 

Time’s a wastin’!  Hop to it and make a bunny doll . . . . or two, or three!

We’re Thinking Spring In A Big Way!

One day winter WILL end and spring WILL arrive!  We’re trying to hurry it along by thinking about, and working on, spring patterns!

birds, birdhouses, and ivySoon the birds will be courting and building their nests.   Spring Row Quilt pattern by Carolyn Beam of Colorado Quilts has 11 birdhouses, 28 flowers, and three birdhouse poles covered in ivy leaves and vines….a bird’s paradise!

Foundation piecing, applique, and traditional piecing are all used to create this beautiful spring quilt that measures 62″ x 80″ when finished.

 

Baskets, flowers, bees, chicksBrush up on old technique skills or learn some new ones with Linda Zokan’s Ode To Spring sampler pattern. Paper foundation piecing, broderie perse, hand embroidery, and applique make this fun for experienced quilters and it’s great for beginners to sample new techniques. Birds, bees, bugs, and bunnies all dance around the flowers to remind us of spring. Finishing at 31″ x 35″, it’s the perfect size for a wall hanging to celebrate the season.

 

embroidered butterflies

Remember Spring? A dozen butterflies pose amidst bright, cherry, spring fabric and entice us to look a little closer at their beautiful designs.  This 52″ x 64″ pattern is available in either hand embroidery or machine embroidery. You could also use the patterns individually on tea towels or throw pillows.

 

Birdhouse, butterfly, flowers, and kittens

 

Bright colors in log cabin blocks frame four large spring themed appliques, all bordered by smaller Pieces of Spring.  This one finishes at 44″ square and would look great on a wall or tossed on a couch or easy chair.

 

Shake off the winter blues and bury yourself in some spring projects instead of snow!

Jan 31, 2014 - Patterns, Purses    No Comments

What’s in Your Purse?

Is there a big mess in there?  Can you find what you need without rummaging for ten minutes? What about if you need to change purses?  Do you just open up the new one wide and dump everything in there?   Make life easier and your purse a little neater with a purse insert!

Encore Purse Insert Pattern The Encore Purse Insert Pattern by StudioKat Designs has a place for everything!  It has a full length zippered pouch, an interior zippered coin purse, and tons of pockets for phone, tissues, wallet, pens, checkbook, keys.  You can’t help but be organized with this handy move-from-purse-to-purse-in-a-snap insert!  Sized at 11.5 x 5.5 x 6, this insert works in rather large purses.

 

Portapockets Purse Insert

If your purse is just a bit smaller, the Portapockets Purse Insert should be a perfect fit.  This one also has a full length zippered pouch, plus elastic-top pockets on one side, more pockets on the other size and fairly wide area in the center for more bulky items. It comes in two sizes: 6 x 8 x 2.5 and 6 x 10.5 x 2.5

 

 

Suzi Purse Insert & More

The Suzi Purse Insert & More Pattern is by Lazy Girl Designs, so you know construction will be a snap.  Fully lined, the insert boasts both inside and outside pockets.  It’s cute enough that you can use it in your sewing room to store little tools, or on your dresser for odds and ends.  Comes in both medium (6.5 x 4.5 x 3) and large (8.5 x 4.5 x 3).

Portapockets Plus

 

For the most versatile insert, try the Portapockets Plus.  This pattern has instructions for three different inserts that you can use separately or Velcro/zipper them to each other and use as one large organizer.  Pockets and pouches galore!!!

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