Free Crafting and Sewing Patterns

Ready to start some new projects for this fall?  Here are some great FREE patterns!  And there are lots more on their site.

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Cute clutch to sew:


For the fall sports events–throw and tote:


Get Ready for Christmas:




Sunbonnet Sue:


Crochet and Knit:

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Craftsy Quilt Cruise Giveaway

Oooo-this would be so fun!  I’m entering, too, but I wanted you to get a chance as well!  Enter soon before it’s too late!

Here are some details:

All Aboard! Craftsy’s first-ever Quilt Cruise will be leaving the dock on March 23, 2013, for a week-long Caribbean vacation full of your favorite pastime. Join instructors Carol Ann Waugh, Weeks Ringle, Pam Holland, and Sue Bouchard on the high seas to learn new techniques, fun spins on traditional methods, and a variety of projects. Immerse yourself in the Craftsy quilting community as you craft alongside fellow enthusiasts! Hop off board when the ship docks in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and Mexico for fun excursions before you reboard for more quilting adventures. Craftsy is even giving away one pair of tickets every month, so you and a guest can get away for an incredible quilting experience and Caribbean vacation!


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Pinterest Challenge- Denim/Flannel Picnic Rag Quilt


I’ve been wanting a picnic quilt for a long time.  You know, the kind you can just leave in the van and pull out when you want to sit on the ground.  It needed to be big enough for our whole family, so that’s pretty big!  And intimidating as far as making a quilt goes!  I had made a rag quilt with both sides flannel for one of my son’s beds and thought that might be a good way to go.  But I wanted it to be more durable since it would be out in the elements.  Then I saw the ideas for using denim!  I don’t know why I never thought of it before, but denim works perfectly for a rag quilt!  I love the way it frayed.


I like this pin and someday will probably use my old jeans stash to piece together some squares and upcycle.  But for this project I just bought some denim and cut big squares to be able to finish it quicker.  The top side uses flannel.  I didn’t purchase any more flannel, so the top isn’t as pretty as it would have been if I had planned it out.  But I wanted to use up my scraps.


The squares are 10″ x 10″.  The seam allowances are one inch, which makes each sewn square 8″ x 8″.   The final dimensions of the quilt are 80″ x 96″. Here are two tips:  use rag quilt scissors to cut the seams (they are spring loaded so you don’t have to keep opening and closing the scissors) and wash the quilt for the first time at a commercial laundromat (it produces SO much lint!).  One other thing I did to save time was not to put any batting in it.  It’s thick enough and certainly heavy enough.  My younger kids can’t even carry it!

This is what the underneath looks like:




Now, for a picnic!

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Free Crafting and Sewing Patterns

Have you been looking for a new sewing or crafting project to do?  Check out the sites below for FREE patterns!

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Here are a couple of cute ideas:

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Craftsy Block of the Month–Make a Quilt!


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Here’s a neat idea.  Take a FREE online class to learn how to make a quilt!

The Craftsy Block of the Month is a completely free, year-long online class instructed by expert quilter, Amy Gibson. There are 12 installments, each one posted on the first day of every month. The first 10 months/installments teach our students two new exciting blocks (brand new designs or funky spins on traditional blocks). The last two months are dedicated to finishing the quilt. At the end of the class, our students will have full-size and one-of-a-kind quilts. Like all of our classes, students can view it whenever it’s convenient for them, and can watch them however many times they’d like. It’s filmed in high-definition, and it’s fully interactive—students can ask Amy questions as they go.

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