Friday Freebies: Patterns and Tutorials

Oh, there are so many sites to visit, patterns to see, videos to watch, and beautiful fabric to inspire. I’m hoping these will foster creative thoughts as you head into the holiday weekend.

Quilt Binding

Pat Sloan shares her technique for applying quilt binding by machine, and using a blanket stitch on the front. Her pictures and video are very clear. She makes it seem so easy!

Jennifer at That Girl … That Quilt created a method of binding the edges of her Hexagon quilt. Lots of tutorial pictures to follow. And I really like the look of her table runner using the hex shape:

Apron tutorials

A Girl’s Garden Party Apron

And then I searched for “free apron patterns”. Oh my! These ought to keep us busy making aprons for the Fashion Show! The sites have long lists, but some of the links have nice patterns. Click here and here and here and here.

Three-tier apron by Shabby Fig

Sewing, non-quilt items

Camera Strap Cover
Nice idea to customize a camera strap with the beautiful fabrics of your choice!

Scrappy Strip Rose
Embellish a sweater or purse. Here’s a sample from the author’s site, Cluck Cluck Sew:

Soft Fabric Basket
As part of a baby gift set, or for displaying fabric or yarn, or holding guest hand towels … Many uses.

Amy Butler Hourglass Pillow

Quilt patterns

Amy Butler Daisy Chain Strippy Quilt

Piece O’ Cake Designs Dutch Tulip and Simply Color

That’s it for now. Happy sewing!
Sherilyn

Friday Freebie – American Glory pattern

Thanks to Dottie and Arlene for this guest post.

The Moda Bake Shop blog has a simple stars and stripes quilt that could be adapted to the Quilts for Wounded Soldiers size. The pattern creates 9″ finished blocks, which can be laid out in 5 blocks x 8 blocks (45″ x 72″), plus 3″ borders.

The pattern calls for two solids and one print, but would also be interesting made from scraps. Or try switching the colors to a red/blue background with white stars.

The pattern, with cutting and piecing instructions, is available on the Moda Bake Shop site.