Pattern – Daisies in Blue Bag – Stitching Cow

Media_httpstitchingco_wabcd

Just q quick email to let you know I have just added a brand new bag pattern to the Stitching Cow website.

This is one of my favourite designs. It includes hand applique and a touch of embroidery, it was so much fun to make.

The pattern is available as a paper pattern which can be posted to you, or as an e-pattern which can be downloaded immediately to your computer. In fact you could be starting to sew this pattern within an hour, the longest part will be trying to decide on the perfect fabric for the background.

I chose a heavier fabric that already had a random floral design on it. I was very pleased with the overall effect, it gave the design much more depth.

If you would like to try your hand at this pattern, head on over to the Stitching Cow website for all the details, including some more closeups of the details on this bag.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Love-ly Garden – A Free Applique Pattern / Quilting Gallery

I’ve made a Love-ly Garden wall hanging (or table runner) free tutorial, just for you! This project finishes at 22″ x 38″.

Love-ly-garden-applique

You can visit Melissa’s blog to see the Love-ly Garden photo tutorial or download the tutorial and pattern templates here [PDF File].

Just found this fun applique project so thought I would share it. A bright and happy garden of flowers to applique and enjoy. Have fun!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Common problem for beginner quilters – Adding Borders to Your Quilt Top

A superb tutorial on adding a border to your quilt top by Jo Baner. One of the most common mistakes when adding a border is not measuring. This can create wavy borders and lead to difficulties and puckers when quilting. Another trick for ensuring that your quilt top lays flat after adding the border is to cut the borders from the lengthwise grain of fabric.

Watch this fabulous video which will help beginner quilt makers when it comes to sewing on borders. Pressing and then measuring your quilt top is very important, as is folding the fabric correctly before cutting your borders.
Many easy quilt patterns include an outer border, so learning how to avoid common mistakes will be time well spent.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Quick and Easy Project Valentine Appliqué Towels

Valentine Appliqué TowelsSimple white tea towels are embellished with pom pom fringe and hearts to make lovely Valentine’s Day gifts. Children will want to make a few sets to hand out to Mom, grandma and their teachers.

Get the instructions for ––> Valentine Appliqué Towels

This is a quick and easy applique craft project. I just love the red pompom trim. The secret is to always use good quality fabrics and trims for your applique projects. This will make sewing the items easier and they will be able to stand up to frequent laundering.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Free Elephant Applique Pattern

Marching Elephants Machine Applique

Aren’t these marching elephants seriously cute? These would be great for decorating projects for the kids such as a cushion for their bedroom, a school library bag, or use just one and applique it to a T-shirt.
This pattern could also be incorporated into an easy quilt pattern . Piece blocks together or sew them in a row. I am sure that you will be able to come up with some other ideas as well. Click on the link to download a copy.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

free easy scruffy dog applique

Last night I went to a baby shower for a newborn boy. For the baby gift, I appliqued this little scruffy dog on a onesie and gave it with some nice soft stripey pants.

Here are a few versions I have made in the past and thought you might like the pattern.

You can download it HERE.

Thought I would share this cute doggy applique design I just came across. This design could be incorporated into a quilt design, or used to decorate clothing. Would even look great on a cushion. It’s amazing how different each one can look with different fabrics. Perfect for those looking for an easy applique craft idea.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Positively Perfect: a free quilt and throw pillow pattern.

The Positively Perfect Pillow Pattern.

If you are a beginner quilter, learning how to make some simple projects using free patterns can be an inexpensive way to improve your skills. There are lots of easy quilt patterns available. Check out this cushion and quilt pattern. Simply click on the link above for the pattern. It'”s that easy.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized