Jacquelynne Steves

24 Fun Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery Patterns for Beginners

Are you looking for a fun and easy beginning sewing project? Whether you are looking for something to make yourself, or maybe you’ve got kids or grandkids looking for something to do, here are some quick and easy projects to sew!

Super Easy Quilt Pattern – Shamrock Shake

Garland Quilt

Toddler Bib & Smock Pattern

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Free Summer Pineapple Embroidery Pattern

Summer is almost here! This super sweet Summer Pineapple embroidery pattern would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine embroidery.) You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it  You could also use it for coloring and make note cards, etc.

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The Silver Lining is Here

A few weeks ago we did a survey to see how everyone is feeling and coping with our current world situation. I have to say, I wasn’t really surprised by our findings, it kind of confirmed what I had already been thinking.

Those of you have been following me for a while know that we do an annual free Block of the Month event, which seems to get bigger each year! The truth is, the quilt is designed, and we’ve already got the fabric for the kits… However, after much consideration, we have decided to postpone our Block of the Month. I just think that with all of the uncertainty, many don’t really want the commitment of starting a large project. Instead of doing the BOM this summer as originally planned, we’ll push it to the fall or early 2021.

But….. I’ve been a busy bee and I’ve put together a different sew along for everyone! This is going to be a Block of the Week, but the blocks are going to be so simple and easy! You can get most of these blocks done in an hour or less- I think most people can devote just an hour a week! For those of you who like hand work, I’ll be throwing in some bonus embroidery blocks as well! (more…)

Free Potted Flowers Embroidery Pattern

Aren’t these potted flowers adorable? This design will take you from Spring into Summer!  You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- it would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc. (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine embroidery.) You could also use it for coloring and make note cards, etc.

 

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20 FREE Easy Scrappy Projects to Sew & Quilt

Sometimes, you just want to make something really quick and easy! And using up some scraps from your stash is a plus! Here are 20 free, easy, scrappy projects to sew and quilt!

Rag Wreath Tutorial

Chevron Doll Quilt Tutorial

 

Sun Rays Quilt Block Tutorial

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20 Free Springtime Bunny Patterns to Sew & Quilt

There’s nothing cuter than a fluffy bunny, is there- so fun and cheerful to make! And I love the happy colors in these projects… they definitely say Spring is Here! We’ve rounded up 20 of the cutest bunny projects for you to sew and quilt, many of them are super quick and easy, so you can make one this weekend!

Please note that at the time of this writing, all of the links below are correct. If you have a question about a particular project, please contact the owner of that particular blog or website. Thank you!

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Patchwork Peter Rabbit Tutorial

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Free Spring Bunny Embroidery Pattern

Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer, and I LIKE IT! This super cute little bunny would be great on any type of home decor or kitchen item, such as a wall hanging, pot holder, dish towel, etc.    You can reduce or enlarge this to any size you want for any project- (Hand embroidery pattern only, this pattern not available for machine embroidery.) You could also use it for coloring and make note cards, etc.

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We’re Open!! Join The Art of Home Club and get an adorable bonus!!!

ADORABLE BONUS TODAY ONLY!! KEEP READING!!

This is one of my favorite times of my “work” year! TODAY, February 13, 2020, we are opening up The Art of Home Club to new members! Yippee! It’s always so much fun to meet new people who have the same “quilt-y” interests as you, don’t you think? But this will only be for a short time… Because I want this to be a really great, value packed club, I’m limiting how quickly we grow the membership, so that members get only the best content and customer service.

YOU CAN JOIN THE CLUB FROM FEBRUARY 13 through FEBRUARY 17!!

AFTER THE 17TH, ENROLLMENT WILL BE CLOSED AGAIN UNTIL SOME TIME IN THE SUMMER.

The projects that we make in The Art of Home Club are EXCLUSIVELY for Club members- you can’t find or buy them anywhere else on my website, on the internet, or in shops. Let’s take a look at what’s coming up for our Club members:

Our annual Mystery Sew Along starts later this month. You’ll get the patterns/instructions to make one section each month, and then we’ll put it all together at the end. It’s a mystery because you won’t know how it all comes together until the end! We’ll have options for both applique AND hand embroidery, so you can choose your favorite!

Also in February, you’ll receive our Furry Hipster Friends II Collection. This includes applique AND hand embroidery patterns for 7 different cute animals:

Plus you’ll get instructions for a quilt, and a tutorial for how to turn any applique pattern into a patch for a jacket:

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21 Creative Yo-Yo Projects To Quilt & Sew

 

Yo-yo’s are fun to make and a great way to use up scraps!! They are a fun hand sewing project to do while in the car or watching TV. Until we started looking for yo-yo projects for this post, I didn’t realize how many fun things you could do with them!

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Happy Little Things BOM- The Giant Grand Prize Giveaway!!

Many of you have finished your Happy Little Things Block of the Month quilts and are posting your photos in the Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group– Bravo on such beautiful quilts!! To celebrate, we will having a GIANT grand prize giveaway, so keep reading!!!

*** I’m even going to give you a sneak peek of the 2020 free block of the month, keep reading!!! ***

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