bookmark gift idea Pink Chalk Studio

Determined to give handmade this year, but you haven’t stitched a lick? Make something quick and easy like these fabric bookmarks made by Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio. Fusible web, craft paint, stamps and a cute design is all …

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cover_Megan_QuiltingIsntFunny

Thank you Megan Dougherty for giving me the best laughs I’ve had since I read a copy of The Sweet Potato Queen’s Book of Love by Jill Connor. Like Jill, Megan’s brand of humor is equally irreverent, only Megan’s subject …

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Applique Small Birdie Sewing Machine CoverBirds flit around this sewing machine on a cotton duck cloth base in this fun creation made by JennyJen42. The pink gingham lining is the prefect choice here. Thanks goes to Quilter’s Pastiche for pointing out this great find.…

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Flash Sale Craftsy

Craftsy is having a Trick or Treat sale. Choose from the following classes:

quilting • sewing • cake decorating • knitting •  cooking • embroidery • Fine Art

These would make great birthday or Christmas gifts, I’m thinking. So, get on over to …

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felt coasters orange peel

Sachiko of Tea Rose Home shares over at Craft Snob how to make these bright happy coasters. You layer squares of felt and then cut out and sew an orange peel type pattern on top. I agree with Sachiko, these …

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6 ways to print on fabric_GraphicsFairy

Karen of the Graphics Fairy (one of my fave sites for, um…free historical graphics) shares some easy ways to print on fabric using a home printer. She even gives a tip for setting fabric if your printer ink is not …

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American Girl Doll

Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios made this pretty patchwork doll quilt for her daughter’s American Girl doll. At 16″ x 24″, both doll and doll-mom get to snuggle. Visit her blog to see how she made it. Oh, …

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quilted embroidered coasters

These coasters are embroidered with pretty flowers atop two shades of linen, then quilted. Sweet and modern, visit Waterrose Etsy to see this and other homemade goods by this talented maker.

Image credit: Waterrose

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Simple Halloween quilt Little Bit Biased

Thanks to Pinterest I found this Halloween-inspired quilt made by Amber of A Little Bit Biased. Sure it’s been out awhile, but this one is so cute, it bears repeating. She used nine-patch and triangles to make up her …

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hexagon pillow tutorial

Heirloom love alert. The women at A Spoonful of Sugar added gingham, dots, and tiny floral hexagons to the cuff of this pillowcase. So pretty. They’re making a whole stack of ‘em for holiday gifts. So smart. Visit their blog

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Raffle Quilt Meari

When the Wonder Pets encounter “se-wious” situations they know it’s going to take  teamwork to fix things. Same with seven women – one of them Meari of Meari’s Musings – who together made this pretty red, white, and blue quilt …

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hottie cover tutorial

Adrianne of On the Windy Side shares on her blog how to make a quilted hot water bottle cover (hottie for short). Strip piecing makes quick work of the fabric panel and her stitches delight, notice each row is different. …

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hedgehog pinchusion tutorialI missed this cute little hedgehog when it first appeared over at Makerland. If you did too, get on over there right now and check it out.

Image credit: Makerland

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patchwork heart

This patchwork heart with embroidered flowers is the work of Victoria Gertenbach of The Silly BooDilly. See this and two other of her heart creations here.

Image credit: The Silly BooDilly

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fabric bags

Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread did a guest post at Decor 8 sharing how to make these adorable fabric gift bags. Perfect for using up scraps from sewing or quilting projects, get the tutorial.

Image credit: Decor 8

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