Friday Funday: Free Potholder and Oven Mitt Quilted Project Patterns

“Owl Hot Pad & Potholder” Free Quilt Project Pattern designed by Jonie from Knot Sew Normal for Sew McCool




“It’s a Hootie Potholder” Free Quilt Project Pattern designed by Bea Lee from McCall’s Quilting

“North Star Potholders” Free Quilt Project Pattern designed by Deborah Schlegel from Art Threads

“Log Cabin Hexi Potholders” Free Quilt Project Pattern designed by Caroline from Sew Can She

“Easy Oven Mitt” Free Quilt Project Pattern designed by Trish from Gingercake




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    Friday Funday: Free Scrap Quilt Patterns

    “Sister’s Choice” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Cindy Carter from Carter Quilter

    “Scrappy Summer Tutorial” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew




    “Hugs and Kisses Scrap Quilt” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Lyn Brown from Lyn Brown’s Quilting Blog

    “Boxy Stars” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville

    “Scrap Happy Nine Patch” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Cindy Carter from Carter Quilter




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      Friday Funday: Strip Quilts




      “Strip Quilt” Free Quilt Pattern designed by Ashley from Film in the Fridge

      “Zippy Strippy: Scrappy Batik Strip-Pieced” Free Lap Quilt Pattern Based on a Design by Abigail Dolinger from McCall’s Quilting

      “Wandering Ways” Free Quilt Pattern Designed by Holly Elam from Fabric Mom

      “A Walk in the Park” Free Quilt Pattern Designed by Ellie Roberts from Craft Sew Create

      “Jelly Roll Batik Braid” Free Quilt Pattern Designed by Jen Eskridge from Reanna Lily Designs




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        Tutorial Tuesday: Star Light, Star Bright Table Topper

        This tutorial is sponsored by Warm & Natural Batting® From The Warm Company™

        StarLightStarBrightTutorial

        This is a photographic tutorial.  A link to download this pattern in PDF is available at the end of this tutorial.  You need to download it so that you have the fabric requirements and cutting requirements for this quilted project.

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        Lay out complimentary fabric scraps and choose the appropriate number needed for this table topper.

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        When you cut out your Star Points, be sure to draw a diagonal line, corner-to-corner, on the BACK of your fabric.

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        Once you have your fabric choices, this photo above shows you the fabric cuts needed for this table topper (sans the 1″ Scrappy Bright Fabric as is noted in the PDF pattern).

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        Begin by making flying geese to create your Star Points.  Sew ONE (1) Star Point to ONE (1) of the 4 1/4” x 7 3/8” strips ON the line you drew.

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        Next, trim off the corner of the White and Star Point fabrics 1/4″ beyond the sewn line.

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        Press the Star Points toward the Star Point fabric.

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        Repeat the same process as shown above, with another Star Point fabric sewn diagonally on the White fabric strip.

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        Again, cut the Star Point corner 1/4″ beyond the sewn line and press the Star Points toward the Star Point Fabric.

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        Now, sew TWO (2) of the Star Point strips to the left and right side of your center fabric.

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        Sew the 4 1/4″ White Cornerstones to the remaining TWO (2) Star Points and then pin them and sew them to the top and bottom of your Star.

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        This is a photo of the finished center of this table topper.

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        Next, time to add the White left and right borders to your center star.

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        Then sew the top and bottom White borders to the center star.

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        Create your scrappy final Border using the images above and the cutting requirements in the PDF pattern.

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        Sew the left and right scrappy borders to the center star and White border.  Then pin and sew the top and bottom scrappy borders onto the center.

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        This is a photo of the finished table topper top!

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        Follow up with quilting the table topper as desired.

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        Finally, sew the binding onto your table topper and whip-stitch or machine stitch the binding to the back (or front, depending on your binding process) of your quilt project.

        StarLightStarBrightTutorial

        To download a PDF of this pattern, please visit this link:
        http://www.bomquilts.com/2015/StarLightStarBright.pdf

        TK Harrison is a member of The Warm Company’s Designer Endorsement Program.

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          Tutorial Tuesday: Machine Embroidered & Quilted Mug Rug

          MugRugTutorial

          I am having a blast with my new embroidery/sewing machine!  It’s been sitting in its box since I received it because I didn’t have room to set it up until I moved to my quilt studio.  For my first project, I made an embroidered and quilted mug rug…then thought of all sorts of people I wanted to make one for.  I might even make them for imaginary people, it’s that much fun!

          Ahem.  On with the show….errr, tutorial!

          Supplies

          • Fabric for embroidery
          • Stabilizer for embroidery
          • Scrap fabric for borders, backing & binding
          • Batting

          Tutorial

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          Cut the fabric and stabilizer for the embroidery about 2″ wider than your embroidery hoop.

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          Insert your fabric and stabilizer into your embroidery hoop, pulling the fabric so that it does not have any puckers or wrinkles on it.  Secure it in the hoop and tighten the hoop so the fabric does not move around.

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          Set your hoop up in your embroidery machine and choose an embroidery pattern.  Then, let the embroidery machine do all the embroidery work for you!

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          Once your embroidery machine is finished, remove your fabric and stabilizer from the hoop and press flat.

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          Square up your embroidery and trim the excess fabric away.

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          Using fabric scraps, cut the left and right borders to your embroidery to whatever size you’d like to make your mug rug (adding in your seam allowances).

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          Sew the left and right borders to your embroidered center.

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          Press your left and right borders toward the scrap fabric.

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          Repeat the same process with the top and bottom borders.

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          Press and lightly starch the finished mug rug top.

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          Create your quilt sandwich with your embroidered top, batting and backing.

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          Securely pin your quilt sandwich.

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          Machine quilt your mug rug in whatever pattern you prefer.

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          Trim your mug rug so that the top, batting and backing are all the same size.

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          Prepare your binding and bind your mug rug.

          MugRugTutorial

          Congratulations!  Now you have a lovely mug rug to use or gift to someone!

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