Sunday, October 31, 2010

Santa Ornie and Uncle Sam Free E-Patterns By Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations

If you LOVE primitive crafts and primitive decor like I do then you'll be happy to know that Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations has two wonderful primitive e-patterns on her Mamaw's Creations blog.  One is for a primitive Santa ornie and the other is for an adorable primitive Uncle Sam.  Enjoy!


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations.

Here's what Marie had to say about her e-pattern:   Time is flying by so fast! Can you all believe it is the middle of July already, summer is almost over and I am still busy creating fall and Christmas items for my shows. As to date I have made 64 Santa Ornies that are fast and easy to create and are Great Sellers for me at craft shows! If you would like to make some of these Santa's ornies just click here and download it free!!



Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations.

Here's what Marie had to say about her e-pattern:   In honor of Memorial Day here is a FREE pattern ! Enjoy!

Please respect Marie's TERMS OF USE:  Patterns are © Copyrighted. No mass producing is allowed. Can be used for fun or profit for your personal use only. Selling finished product on the web is okay as long as you give MAMAWSCREATIONS (http://www.mamawscreations.com/) credit for the design.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations. Marie is a crafter, doll maker and doll pattern designer who specializes in primitive and country crafts.

Please visit her Mamaw's Creations website @ http://www.mamawscreations.com/, her Mamaw's Creations blog @ http://www.mamawscreations.blogspot.com/, her Mamaw's Creations Etsy Shoppe @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamawCreations and her Bear Mountain Primitives Etsy Shoppe @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/bearmountainprims.

Ribbon Doll Free Tutorial and E-Pattern by Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions

If you don't know by now I just LOVE Victorian dolls and anything Victorian.  So, I was  thrilled to see that Maureen Greeson had a wonderful how-to on her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions blog showing you how to make a beautiful ribbon doll. I am definitely going to make one. 


Copyright © 2009- All Rights Reserved - Written By Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions.

Here's what Maureen had to say about her tutorial:  She's finished and I hope you will take advantage of the free instructions I am providing (see link below.) These include a full size pattern that you can print. For those of you who want the doll available to you in kit form, please visit my website (see link below.)

Please respect Maureen's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my ideas, tutorials and e-patterns with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my ideas, tutorials or e-patterns to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please credit me (Maureen Greeson) with the design and link to my Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions website @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.com/.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions. Maureen is a creative embroiderer, porcelain doll maker, and crazy quilter extraordinaire.

Please visit her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions website @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.com/ and her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions blog @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.blogspot.com//. Also, if you'd like to see some of Maureen's amazing creations please visit her Portfolio of Crazy Quilting Projects website.

Strip Quilt Free Tutorial by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

You can never have enough quilts. At least I can't - not when they're so quick and easy to make. I just LOVE making them for every room of my house. Well, if you're anything like me then you'll be happy to know that Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio has another terrific tutorial on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog showing you how to make a strip quilt.



Copyright © 2009 -  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:   Make this quilt with me !  I pieced it in a day, I quilted it in the second day and I added the binding in the third day !

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Woven Rose Free Tutorial by Jo Newsham of "No Matter Where I Go... I Always Meet Myself There!"

I just love creative embroidery and all the beautiful things you can make and embellish.  And, when I want to learn how to do something in creative embroidery or crazy quilting I always turn to the pro's.  One of the pro's I love to learn from is Jo Newsham of Functional Fiber Etsy shoppe "No Matter Where I Go... I Always Meet Myself There!" blog who is an extraordinary crazy quilter and creative embroiderer.  So, I was happy to see that Jo Newsham had another wonderful tutorial on her "No Matter Where I Go... I Always Meet Myself There!" blog.showing you how to make a woven rose.



Copyright © 2009- Written By Jo Newsham of  "No Matter Where I Go... I Always Meet Myself There!" blog.

Here's what Jo had to say about her tutorial:   Miss RoseAnne asked how I did woven (spiderweb) roses. So here are lots of pics, and words that hopefully make sense, to show  the one little trick I do when creating these.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Jo Newsham of "No Matter Where I Go... I Always Meet Myself There!" blog.   Jo is an expert crazy quilter who specializes in crazy quilts, ribbon embroidery, and pocketbooks.

For more crafting tips and techniques visit Jo's "No Matter Where I Go... I Always Meet Myself There!" blog.

Please visit her Functional Fiber Etsy shoppe @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/nzjo, her Vintage Vices Etsy shoppe @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagevices, and her "No Matter Where I Go... I Always Meet Myself There!" blog @http://nzjo.blogspot.com.

Button Bracelet Free Tutorial From Andrea Millington of Indigo Blue Designs

Looking for a great way to use a stash of buttons.  Something that would make a great gift - especially for a little girl?  Well, if you are then you'll be happy to know that Andrea Millington of Indigo Blue Designs has a wonderful tutorial on her Indigo Blue blog showing you how to make a button bracelet. Enjoy.


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Andrea Millington of Indigo Blue blog.

Here's what Andrea had to say about her tutorial:  You can use any buttons that you have and they do not have to be all the same size. For this tutorial I am going to use a range of blue buttons.  All you really need is some 5mm ribbon and some buttons. You could have a bracelet clip as well to make putting on and taking off the bracelet a little easier, but use what you have.

Please respect Andrea's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Please do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please credit me (Andrea Millington) with the design and link to my Indigo Blue blog.  :-)

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Andrea Millington of Indigo Blue Designs. Andrea is a textiles teacher with a passion for making things.

Please visit her Indigo Blue Designs Etsy Shoppe @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/indigo1/, her Indigo Blue blog @ http://www.indigo-blue-designs.blogspot.com/, and her Indigo Blue Designs Folksy Shop at http://www.folksy.com/shops/indigobluedesigns.

36 Annie Faces and Two Of Hearts Free E-Patterns By Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations

I just LOVE all different kinds of Annie's.  The more the better.  Well, if you are anything like me then you'll be happy to know that Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations has two wonderful e-patterns on her Mamaw's Creations blog.  One is a .PDF file of 36 different Annie faces you can use and the other is two Annie's in a heart primitive e-pattern.  Have fun creating all your Annie's!


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations.

Here's what Marie had to say about her e-pattern:  I have been playing around with some faces for Annies! I made them into a FREE pdf file for you to download. 36 differant faces in all. Sometimes when creating a Annie the face is the most important part of a doll and these will give you ideas! Mix them up if you want too even!



Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations.

Please respect Marie's TERMS OF USE:  Patterns are © Copyrighted. No mass producing is allowed. Can be used for fun or profit for your personal use only. Selling finished product on the web is okay as long as you give MAMAWSCREATIONS (http://www.mamawscreations.com/) credit for the design.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Marie Altfather of Mamaw's Creations. Marie is a crafter, doll maker and doll pattern designer who specializes in primitive and country crafts.

Please visit her Mamaw's Creations website @ http://www.mamawscreations.com/, her Mamaw's Creations blog @ http://www.mamawscreations.blogspot.com/, her Mamaw's Creations Etsy Shoppe @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamawCreations and her Bear Mountain Primitives Etsy Shoppe @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/bearmountainprims.

Feather Fan and Victorian Fan Free E-Patterns by Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions

Have you ever wondered how to make the beautiful creative embroidery fans that you see on many crazy quilters creations?  If you have then you'll be happy to know that Maureen Greeson has a wonderful how-to on her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions blog showing you how to make a feather fan and a Victorian fan. 


Copyright © 2010- All Rights Reserved - Written By Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions.



Copyright © 2010- All Rights Reserved - Written By Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions.

Please respect Maureen's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my ideas, tutorials and e-patterns with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my ideas, tutorials or e-patterns to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please credit me (Maureen Greeson) with the design and link to my Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions website @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.com/.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions. Maureen is a creative embroiderer, porcelain doll maker, and crazy quilter extraordinaire.

Please visit her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions website @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.com/ and her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions blog @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.blogspot.com//. Also, if you'd like to see some of Maureen's amazing creations please visit her Portfolio of Crazy Quilting Projects website.

Quilted Basket Free Tutorial by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

Have you ever wanted to make a colorful quilted basket?  If you have,  then you'll be happy to know that Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio has a wonderful tutorial on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog showing you how to make a delightful quilted basket.  I'm definitely going to make one.


Copyright © 2009 -  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:   I am in love with quilts and little baskets. So in the last months I made a few quilted baskets !  Here it is a tutorial for you, I hope the instructions and pictures are clear and my English is not too bad !  Happy sewing !

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

Spring Is In My Heart and Home Tweet Home Free E-Patterns From Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs

I just LOVE artists and painters as I'm so envious of their enormous talent.  I  wish I could paint like they do, but I wasn't blessed with such talent.

However, I can try my hand at painting some of the wonderful creations by some of the very gifted artists and painters on the web.  One such artist is Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs and she has created some wonderful free painting e-patterns on her Plum Purdy Designs website.

Here's her free spring e-patterns. Enjoy!

Home Tweet Home

I found this little scalloped box at “Michael’s”, ALTHOUGH, you can paint this on a square box or other surface.

Suggestions… Photo albums, enlarge for a welcome sign, tote bags… be creative! 


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins
Spring is in My Heart

This design can be used in so many different ways.
*Drill a small hole in the center and use as a tag for a gift basket or clasp onto a tote or purse.
*Attach a magnet to the back.
*Glue a long thin stake to the back and use as a plant poke.
*Drill a tiny hole on each side of the heart and attach to a basket with wire.

I hope you will enjoy my “Springtime” design! Happy Painting!
Renee’ 

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins 



Please respect Renee's TERMS OF USE:  From time to time I get inquiries about my copyright information. Thank you for being so courteous and contacting me!

There are some that disregard copyrights, or copyright information, maybe because they don’t understand that the work from those who design are owned exclusively by the artist and are not intended to be used in just any way that some may want to use them without permission. I hope that I can clearly explain how, and for what reasons, that my designs can be used, and in what ways they cannot.

I hope you will continue to have fun with my designs and that this will clarify some issues that may have confused many of you. 

It would be VERY MUCH appreciated if you would report to me any infringements of my designs that you may find. 

I can only continue with my designing career if I can be supported in an honest way…. :0)
My designs are intended, and permitted, for Personal use only….. 

All of my designs can be used for personal use in anyway that you would like to use them, such as for painting, stitchery, or appliqué. They can be used to produce a painting or other craft to sell for “pin” money for craft shows, eBay, personal web-sites, craft malls, etc.

They cannot , however, be mass produced, used to produce products for wholesale purposes, catalog sales, or used in any type of business or commercial use. This includes using any part of my design to reproduce an item for commercial re-sale, such as “wood kits”, “graphics”, “scrapbook kits” , or any other reproduced item from the use of my designs. 

Reproduction of any part of my designs  - YES… please feel free to be creative with my designs and reduce or enlarge any of the line drawings to fit your personal use, such as to fit on different sized surfaces.
They however, cannot be reproduced or copied to pass along to friends, groups, paint classes etc….
By no means, can they be reproduced or republished to be sold as pattern packets on eBay, internet sites, Stores/Shops, or conventions.  

Scanning of line drawings, instructions, photographs - Any of my line drawings, patterns, or photographs cannot be scanned or photographed and used for PSP Tutorials, graphic use, advertising, logos, business cards, web-sites, etc. 

TEACHING MY DESIGNS - I am so grateful for all the wonderful teachers that teach my designs! Thank you so much!  For those of you considering teaching my designs that do not know what my requirements are…. They are listed below.
  • I would prefer that classes purchase the pattern packet or book (I do give a wholesale discounts for the class purchase), but if that is not possible, (1) line drawing per student is permitted to be copied and distributed. Please make sure that I am given credit as the designer on the line drawing by printing my name with the line drawing.
  • Other than the line drawing, no other part of my design can be reproduced, such as the photograph and instructions. If the photograph, instructions, and line drawing are all reproduced, this is actually “reproducing” my pattern packet or book design, and this is not permitted.
  • Pattern Packets and designs from any of my books are not to be reproduced to sell for wholesale or retail.
Please feel free to contact me If you have any other questions…..  Thanks so much for your understanding and respecting my copyrighted work!


Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs. Renee is an artist, painter, decorator, and pattern designer.

Please visit her Plum Purdy Designs. website @ http://plumpurdy.com/ and her Plum Purdy Blog @ http://plumpurdy.com/myblog/

Friday, October 29, 2010

Arm Chair Sewing Caddy Free Tutorial and E-Pattern by Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions

Sometimes you see such beautiful creations that they just take your breath away. You catch yourself wishing that you had such talent and creativity.  I, especially, find this to be true when I view the extraordinary creations of phenomenal crazy quilters and creative embroiderers like Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions.

If you LOVE crazy quilting and creative embroidery like I do then you'll be happy to know that Maureen Greeson has a wonderful tutorial on her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions blog showing you how to make an arm chair sewing caddy.


Copyright © 2009- All Rights Reserved - Written By Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions.

Here's what Maureen had to say about her tutorial:   Over the two years my website was closed, I received several requests asking for me to sell the pattern for my Arm Chair Sewing Caddy.  I had no idea where it was.  Well, I finally found it and, rather than sell it, I have published it for anyone who wants to download a free copy.  I hope you enjoy the project and if you have any questions please contact me.

Please respect Maureen's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my ideas, tutorials and e-patterns with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my ideas, tutorials or e-patterns to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please credit me (Maureen Greeson) with the design and link to my Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions website @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.com/.


Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions. Maureen is a creative embroiderer, porcelain doll maker, and crazy quilter extraordinaire.

Please visit her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions website @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.com/ and her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions blog @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.blogspot.com//. Also, if you'd like to see some of Maureen's amazing creations please visit her Portfolio of Crazy Quilting Projects website.

Quick and Easy Quilt Free Tutorial by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

If you love quilts and quilting and LOVE to learn from a master quilter then you'll be happy to know that Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio has another wonderful tutorial on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog showing you how to make a quick and easy quilt. 


Copyright © 2009 -  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:  I made this quilt for my mother's birthday. It took me just 4 days to piece it and quilt it.  This is an easy project for a beginner quilter and a very quick quilt for a skilled one.

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

Hand-Sewn Ribbon-Top Curtain Free Tutorial by Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo

Looking for a quick and easy way to make curtains? Well, if you are then you'll be happy to know that Ashley Hacksaw of  Lil Blue Boo has a wonderful tutorial on her Lil Blue Boo blog showing you how to make  hand-sewn ribbon-top curtains.


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.

Here's what Ashley had to say about her tutorial:  These are as easy as curtains get. I used ribbon to hang simple square curtains and then used the same ribbon throughout my daughter's room to tie everything together (no, Sienna does not have a mural yet). I've also used this ribbon technique for shower curtains. Sienna doesn't have an overhead light in her room, so I made her curtains so light would show through. In this tutorial I also include an option for adding a liner or blackout fabric.

Please respect Ashley's TERMS OF USE: My tutorials and patterns are for personal use only.  Commercial use of any kind is prohibited without the written authorization of Ashley Hacksaw.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.   Ashley is a children's clothing designer, pattern designer, portrait & murals artist, and crafter.

Please visit  her Lil Blue Boo blog @ http://www.lilblueboo.blogspot.com/, her Clothing By Lil Blue Boo Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilblueboo, and her Lil Blue Boo Big Cartel shop at http://www.lilblueboo.bigcartel.com/.

Antique Bonnet Pin Cushion Free Tutorial by Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions

If you LOVE creative embroidery, Victorian styles, and pin cushions like I do then you'll be happy to know that Maureen Greeson has a wonderful tutorial on her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions blog showing you how to make an antique bonnet pin cushion.  Enjoy!


Copyright © 20010- All Rights Reserved - Written By Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions.

Please respect Maureen's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my ideas, tutorials and e-patterns with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my ideas, tutorials or e-patterns to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please credit me (Maureen Greeson) with the design and link to my Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions website @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.com/.


Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions. Maureen is a creative embroiderer, porcelain doll maker, and crazy quilter extraordinaire.

Please visit her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions website @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.com/ and her Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions blog @ http://www.maureensvintageacquisitions.blogspot.com//. Also, if you'd like to see some of Maureen's amazing creations please visit her Portfolio of Crazy Quilting Projects website.

Designing With Electric Quilt Free Tutorial and Free Quilting Designs E-Patterns From Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

I just LOVE the different quilting designs you can create using a computerized sewing machine and would LOVE to try one someday. So, I was happy to see that Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio had a wonderful tutorial on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog showing you how to design with Electric Quilt software and had some free e-pattern quilting designs for you as well. Now I just need to get a computerized sewing machine.


Copyright © 2009-  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:   After the tutorial I wrote a few months ago about how to design wreaths using Electric Quilt software, here are a few other ideas to help you draw more complex designs.

Even if you don't have EQ, you can still use some of the principles shown here for drawing your own design on paper.

Let's start drawing this design ( this is one of my shadow trapunto quilts - you can see other designs here).



Copyright © 2009 -  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:  Here is the promised gift for all the readers of my blog. A few quilting designs you can use for making wholecloth quilts, trapunto or shadow trapunto, even appliques or stenciling.

These are "pdf" patterns and come on several pages, you have to print them and tape the pages together.  If you want the patterns in the size mentioned below, print them in the original size (set Scale Preferences to "NONE").

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

A Very First Birthday Outfit Free Tutorial by Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo

Do you love to children's birthday parties - especially those with themes?  Well, if you do then you'll be happy to know that Ashley Hacksaw of  Lil Blue Boo has the most adorable tutorial on her Lil Blue Boo blog showing you how to make a very first birthday candle outfit.  How cute is that!


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.

Here's what Ashley had to say about her tutorial:  My friend Jenn asked me to make her daughter Callie's outfit for her big first birthday bash in a few days.....complete with cupcakes, ruffles, sprinkle fabric and a single birthday candle!

Please respect Ashley's TERMS OF USE: My tutorials and patterns are for personal use only.  Commercial use of any kind is prohibited without the written authorization of Ashley Hacksaw.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.   Ashley is a children's clothing designer, pattern designer, portrait & murals artist, and crafter.

Please visit  her Lil Blue Boo blog @ http://www.lilblueboo.blogspot.com/, her Clothing By Lil Blue Boo Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilblueboo, and her Lil Blue Boo Big Cartel shop at http://www.lilblueboo.bigcartel.com/.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Teeny Tiny Shrinky Dink "Leaves" Necklace Free Tutorial by Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo

I just LOVE the Fall season and everything an anything that showcases the beautiful colors - including jewelry.    If you LOVE the Fall colors like I do then you'll be happy to know that Ashley Hacksaw of  Lil Blue Boo has a wonderful tutorial on her Lil Blue Boo blog showing you how to make a teeny tiny shrinky dink "leaves" necklace.  Have fun!



Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.

Here's what Ashley had to say about her tutorial:  This was my submission to the SYTYC contest for the theme "leaves." Here is the tutorial in case you are interested! Thanks all of you who voted!

Everything is cuter when it is miniature. This “leaves” necklace is made from a bracelet “end clasp” and teeny tiny shrinky dink shapes. Each tiny leaf has been carefully cut out, hand painted, and then shrunken to its small size.  Here they are on my little child manny:


Please respect Ashley's TERMS OF USE: My tutorials and patterns are for personal use only.  Commercial use of any kind is prohibited without the written authorization of Ashley Hacksaw.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.   Ashley is a children's clothing designer, pattern designer, portrait & murals artist, and crafter.

Please visit  her Lil Blue Boo blog @ http://www.lilblueboo.blogspot.com/, her Clothing By Lil Blue Boo Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilblueboo, and her Lil Blue Boo Big Cartel shop at http://www.lilblueboo.bigcartel.com/.

Free Motion Quilting Tutorial by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

There is no better way to learn how to quilt then from a master quilter and Greta Grama is a master at quilting. She's also a fabulous teacher and if you ever wanted to learn about free motion quilting now's your chance. You see, Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio has a terrific tutorial on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog showing you what free motion quilting is.


Copyright © 2009-  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:  Here is the promised tutorial on free motion quilting. This does not cover all the aspects of free motion, I just wanted to describe a few things that work wonderfully for me and make my quilting easier and faster. You can experiment with the things you consider are interesting and see if they work for you, too.

I wrote this tutorial with the beginner quilters in mind, too, so sorry if you already know and use these things. I will be glad if all of you find here something useful!


In my country quilting is unknown for most people that is why I had to learn all by myself. Can you believe that the hardest thing I had to understand was stitching in the ditch? I had no one to tell me “Don’t do this, it is wrong” so I do some things in my own manner. They make my quilting easier and I use them all the time.

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

Fun With Stripes Free Tutorial by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

If you want to have a little fun with stripes and quilting then check out the tutorial that Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio has on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog.  It shows you how to make an adorable striped quilted bag.

Copyright © 2009 -  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:  Probably many of us like using strip piecing in our quilts. But how about using striped fabrics ? Instead of piecing strips use some striped fabrics..  Lately I have played a little more with such fabrics and I love them. And I love even more what I can make with them.

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

Reverse Freezer Paper Stenciling by Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo

You probably already know how to do freezer paper stenciling.  Well, have you ever wondered how to do reverse freezer paper stenciling?  If you have then you'll be pleased to know that Ashley Hacksaw of  Lil Blue Boo as a wonderful tutorial on her Lil Blue Boo blog showing you how.  Enjoy!


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.

Here's what Ashley had to say about her tutorial:   I'm finishing up the new fall patterns and my t-shirt and knit fabric stash was running critically low....so I resorted to "reverse" freezer paper stenciling this weekend to spruce up some boring ones.

Please respect Ashley's TERMS OF USE: My tutorials and patterns are for personal use only.  Commercial use of any kind is prohibited without the written authorization of Ashley Hacksaw.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.   Ashley is a children's clothing designer, pattern designer, portrait & murals artist, and crafter.

Please visit  her Lil Blue Boo blog @ http://www.lilblueboo.blogspot.com/, her Clothing By Lil Blue Boo Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilblueboo, and her Lil Blue Boo Big Cartel shop at http://www.lilblueboo.bigcartel.com/.

Tie Dyeing a Peace Sign Free Tutorial by Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo

I know that I've mentioned many times that I grew up as a baby boomer - "hippie" movement and all.  Well, I had a very pleasant surprise the other day that brought me back to the 60's and 70's.  It was a tutorial showing you how to tye dye a peace sign on a tee shirt and it was on Ashley Hacksaw's  Lil Blue Boo blog.  I was instantly transported back to my own "flower child" tye dyeing and "peace sign" days.  Thanks for the walk down memory lane, Ashley.

If you'd like to know how to tie dye your own "peace sign" Ashley's Tie Dyeing a Peace Sign (A Tutorial) will certainly show you how.  Peace!

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.

Here's what Ashley had to say about her tutorial:   Since peace signs are back I wanted to come up with an easy way to tie dye one. I like how the result was a starburst effect.

Please respect Ashley's TERMS OF USE: My tutorials and patterns are for personal use only.  Commercial use of any kind is prohibited without the written authorization of Ashley Hacksaw.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.   Ashley is a children's clothing designer, pattern designer, portrait & murals artist, and crafter.

Please visit  her Lil Blue Boo blog @ http://www.lilblueboo.blogspot.com/, her Clothing By Lil Blue Boo Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilblueboo, and her Lil Blue Boo Big Cartel shop at http://www.lilblueboo.bigcartel.com/.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Catch A Falling Star and Winter Wonderland Free E-Patterns From Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs

I just LOVE artists and painters as I'm so envious of their enormous talent.  I  wish I could paint like they do, but I wasn't blessed with such talent.

However, I can try my hand at painting some of the wonderful creations by some of the very gifted artists and painters on the web.  One such artist is Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs and she has created some wonderful free painting e-patterns on her Plum Purdy Designs website.

Here's her free winter e-patterns. Enjoy!

Catch a Falling Star

6" Wood Sled

Copyright © 2006 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins  
Winter Wonderland

Wooden Heart Candle Holders

Enjoy & Warm Winter Wishes!

Copyright © 2006- All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins 

Please respect Renee's TERMS OF USE:  From time to time I get inquiries about my copyright information. Thank you for being so courteous and contacting me!

There are some that disregard copyrights, or copyright information, maybe because they don’t understand that the work from those who design are owned exclusively by the artist and are not intended to be used in just any way that some may want to use them without permission. I hope that I can clearly explain how, and for what reasons, that my designs can be used, and in what ways they cannot.

I hope you will continue to have fun with my designs and that this will clarify some issues that may have confused many of you. 

It would be VERY MUCH appreciated if you would report to me any infringements of my designs that you may find. 

I can only continue with my designing career if I can be supported in an honest way…. :0)
My designs are intended, and permitted, for Personal use only….. 

All of my designs can be used for personal use in anyway that you would like to use them, such as for painting, stitchery, or appliqué. They can be used to produce a painting or other craft to sell for “pin” money for craft shows, eBay, personal web-sites, craft malls, etc.

They cannot , however, be mass produced, used to produce products for wholesale purposes, catalog sales, or used in any type of business or commercial use. This includes using any part of my design to reproduce an item for commercial re-sale, such as “wood kits”, “graphics”, “scrapbook kits” , or any other reproduced item from the use of my designs. 

Reproduction of any part of my designs  - YES… please feel free to be creative with my designs and reduce or enlarge any of the line drawings to fit your personal use, such as to fit on different sized surfaces.
They however, cannot be reproduced or copied to pass along to friends, groups, paint classes etc….
By no means, can they be reproduced or republished to be sold as pattern packets on eBay, internet sites, Stores/Shops, or conventions.  

Scanning of line drawings, instructions, photographs - Any of my line drawings, patterns, or photographs cannot be scanned or photographed and used for PSP Tutorials, graphic use, advertising, logos, business cards, web-sites, etc. 

TEACHING MY DESIGNS - I am so grateful for all the wonderful teachers that teach my designs! Thank you so much!  For those of you considering teaching my designs that do not know what my requirements are…. They are listed below.
  • I would prefer that classes purchase the pattern packet or book (I do give a wholesale discounts for the class purchase), but if that is not possible, (1) line drawing per student is permitted to be copied and distributed. Please make sure that I am given credit as the designer on the line drawing by printing my name with the line drawing.
  • Other than the line drawing, no other part of my design can be reproduced, such as the photograph and instructions. If the photograph, instructions, and line drawing are all reproduced, this is actually “reproducing” my pattern packet or book design, and this is not permitted.
  • Pattern Packets and designs from any of my books are not to be reproduced to sell for wholesale or retail.
Please feel free to contact me If you have any other questions…..  Thanks so much for your understanding and respecting my copyrighted work!


Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs. Renee is an artist, painter, decorator, and pattern designer.

Please visit her Plum Purdy Designs. website @ http://plumpurdy.com/ and her Plum Purdy Blog @ http://plumpurdy.com/myblog/

Shopping Bag Free Sewing Tutorial by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

You can never have enough totes or shopping bags.  At least I can't.  Well,  Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio has a wonderful tutorial on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog showing you how to make a shopping bag.  They'd make great gifts for just about any occasion.


Copyright © 2009 -  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:  These shopping bags were my Christmas gifts for my family...  These are not large grocery bags, I made a pattern that uses only one yard of fabric.  It can be carried in the purse and you will not need so many plastic bags.  The bags measure 13"x16.5" (without handles).

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

How To Fake A Landscape Painting and Distressed Folk Art Painting Free Tutorial by Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo

Are you trying to find ways to decorate your apartment or home without spending a fortune?  Well, if you are then you'll be happy to know that Ashley Hacksaw of  Lil Blue Boo has two wonderful tutorials on her Lil Blue Boo blog showing you how to fake a landscape painting and how to make a distressed folk art painting.  Have fun decorating!



Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.

Here's what Ashley had to say about her tutorial:   I love art that looks old, a little rare, antique.......like maybe it was acquired from an estate sale or maybe even an auction at Sotheby's. But I don't like to spend large amounts of money on art.....so I have to improvise. Here is a quick and easy painting tutorial....I promise anyone can do it as long as you can follow some directions.




Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.

Here's what Ashley had to say about her tutorial:   This tutorial was featured on U-Create last week. I had the hardest time narrowing down what type of tutorial I wanted to put together for my "guest appearance" but I had recently gauged interest on my blog by posting a painting I had done using the same process as I outline below and thought this would be the perfect opportunity! So here it is:

Please respect Ashley's TERMS OF USE: My tutorials and patterns are for personal use only.  Commercial use of any kind is prohibited without the written authorization of Ashley Hacksaw.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.   Ashley is a children's clothing designer, pattern designer, portrait & murals artist, and crafter.

Please visit  her Lil Blue Boo blog @ http://www.lilblueboo.blogspot.com/, her Clothing By Lil Blue Boo Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilblueboo, and her Lil Blue Boo Big Cartel shop at http://www.lilblueboo.bigcartel.com/.

Tilted Squares - Patchwork Free Tutorial by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

Have you always wanted to make an easy quilt, but never knew how. If so, Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio has a wonderful tutorial on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog showing exactly how to make a tilted patchwork quilt. Enjoy!


Copyright © 2010-  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:   Edited: pictures of the finished quilt here !  I love quick and easy quilts, and this is one of them !  If you have not made yet tilted blocks, maybe someday you would like to try them, it's fun !  Here is the way I pieced this quilt top.

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

Machine Quilting Free Tutorial By Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive

Have you always wanted to make a quilt, but weren't quite sure how to put it all together or how to add the stippling?  If you were, then you'll be happy to know that Nanette Merrill has a wonderful tutorial on her Freda's Hive blog showing you how to machine quilt. 


Copyright © 2008 - Written By Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive.

Here's what Nanette had to say about her tutorial:  Tutorial - prepping a quilt for machine quilting and suggestions for stipple or puzzle quilting a small patchwork quilt with a regular sewing machine

Anyone can learn to machine quilt. Much of machine quilting success is in prep of the quilt before going to the sewing machine. My method to prep the quilt involves using quilt spray that is non-gumming to the machine needle. I only quilt smaller baby, crib, or lap sized quilts with my regular machine because I feel this is all I can handle with good success. I know others quilt full-sized quilts on a regular machine but I limit myself to this for best results.


Please respect Nanette's TERMS OF USE: All contents of my Freda's Hive blog, including my tutorials, are the property of Nanette Merrill and my daughters and cannot be reproduced in any way without prior written approval.

Copyright © 2008 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive. Nanette is a mother of 8 and avid quilter.

Please visit her Freda's Hive at http://www.fredashive.blogspot.com/.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Peppermint Patti and Holiday Ginger Free E-Patterns From Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs

I just LOVE artists and painters as I'm so envious of their enormous talent.  I  wish I could paint like they do, but I wasn't blessed with such talent.

However, I can try my hand at painting some of the wonderful creations by some of the very gifted artists and painters on the web.  One such artist is Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs and she has created some wonderful free painting e-patterns on her Plum Purdy Designs website.

Here's her Christmas season free e-patterns. Enjoy!

Peppermint Patti

9" Wooden Memo Clip 


I hope you have lots of fun painting "Peppermint Patti"! 

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins 
Ginger Holiday Sled

6" Wood Sled

Copyright © 2006 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins 

Please respect Renee's TERMS OF USE:  From time to time I get inquiries about my copyright information. Thank you for being so courteous and contacting me!

There are some that disregard copyrights, or copyright information, maybe because they don’t understand that the work from those who design are owned exclusively by the artist and are not intended to be used in just any way that some may want to use them without permission. I hope that I can clearly explain how, and for what reasons, that my designs can be used, and in what ways they cannot.

I hope you will continue to have fun with my designs and that this will clarify some issues that may have confused many of you. 

It would be VERY MUCH appreciated if you would report to me any infringements of my designs that you may find. 

I can only continue with my designing career if I can be supported in an honest way…. :0)
My designs are intended, and permitted, for Personal use only….. 

All of my designs can be used for personal use in anyway that you would like to use them, such as for painting, stitchery, or appliqué. They can be used to produce a painting or other craft to sell for “pin” money for craft shows, eBay, personal web-sites, craft malls, etc.

They cannot , however, be mass produced, used to produce products for wholesale purposes, catalog sales, or used in any type of business or commercial use. This includes using any part of my design to reproduce an item for commercial re-sale, such as “wood kits”, “graphics”, “scrapbook kits” , or any other reproduced item from the use of my designs. 

Reproduction of any part of my designs  - YES… please feel free to be creative with my designs and reduce or enlarge any of the line drawings to fit your personal use, such as to fit on different sized surfaces.
They however, cannot be reproduced or copied to pass along to friends, groups, paint classes etc….
By no means, can they be reproduced or republished to be sold as pattern packets on eBay, internet sites, Stores/Shops, or conventions.  

Scanning of line drawings, instructions, photographs - Any of my line drawings, patterns, or photographs cannot be scanned or photographed and used for PSP Tutorials, graphic use, advertising, logos, business cards, web-sites, etc. 

TEACHING MY DESIGNS - I am so grateful for all the wonderful teachers that teach my designs! Thank you so much!  For those of you considering teaching my designs that do not know what my requirements are…. They are listed below.
  • I would prefer that classes purchase the pattern packet or book (I do give a wholesale discounts for the class purchase), but if that is not possible, (1) line drawing per student is permitted to be copied and distributed. Please make sure that I am given credit as the designer on the line drawing by printing my name with the line drawing.
  • Other than the line drawing, no other part of my design can be reproduced, such as the photograph and instructions. If the photograph, instructions, and line drawing are all reproduced, this is actually “reproducing” my pattern packet or book design, and this is not permitted.
  • Pattern Packets and designs from any of my books are not to be reproduced to sell for wholesale or retail.
Please feel free to contact me If you have any other questions…..  Thanks so much for your understanding and respecting my copyrighted work!


Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs. Renee is an artist, painter, decorator, and pattern designer.

Please visit her Plum Purdy Designs. website @ http://plumpurdy.com/ and her Plum Purdy Blog @ http://plumpurdy.com/myblog/

New Portfolios Free Tutorial by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

Are you looking for a little color at work? Something bright and cheery to hold your papers? Something to bring to your next business meeting? Well, if you are then you'll be happy to know that Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio has a wonderful tutorial on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog showing you how to make a colorful portfolio.


Copyright © 2010 -  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:  I followed my own tutorial (how glad I am that I wrote it!) and I made two new portfolios. These are improved versions!  They are stiffer...much more stiffer than the original version.

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

Scrap Ribbon Wallet/Clutch and Scrap Ribbon Belt Free Tutorial by Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo

I have bags and bags of scrap ribbon lying around - waiting to be used.  I'm not exactly sure why but I'm saving it for when I need it.  Well, to my delight Ashley Hacksaw of  Lil Blue Boo had a couple ideas on her Lil Blue Boo blog for making a scrap ribbon wallet/clutch and making a scrap ribbon belt.  Have fun with all your scraps.


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.

Here's what Ashley had to say about her tutorial:   These are the little wallet/clutches I made for the SYTYC Contest for the theme "Green." I was going to wait until after Thanksgiving to post the tutorial, but I had so many requests that I thought I'd do it early. Maybe you want to stay in on Black Friday and make some handmade presents for Christmas instead of shopping!


Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.

Here's what Ashley had to say about her tutorial:  I have so many ribbon scraps that are under 2" and I've contemplated throwing them out many times. This is what I came up with to use them all up....a ribbon belt. But you could use this technique for tons of other things....a headband, a purse strap, a drink coaster.....I had to narrow it down eventually!

Update: Project time is about 2 hours. Sewing the belt in small increments actually makes it go faster than you think.....



Please respect Ashley's TERMS OF USE: My tutorials and patterns are for personal use only.  Commercial use of any kind is prohibited without the written authorization of Ashley Hacksaw.

Copyright © 2009-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Ashley Hacksaw of Lil Blue Boo.   Ashley is a children's clothing designer, pattern designer, portrait & murals artist, and crafter.

Please visit  her Lil Blue Boo blog @ http://www.lilblueboo.blogspot.com/, her Clothing By Lil Blue Boo Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilblueboo, and her Lil Blue Boo Big Cartel shop at http://www.lilblueboo.bigcartel.com/.

Sewing A Gift For A Little Girl Free Tutorial by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio

Are you looking for an adorable gift for a special little girl?  Something made just for her?  Well, if you are then you'll be happy to know that Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio has a wonderful tutorial on her Geta's Quilting Studio blog showing you how to make a portfolio for a little girl.


Copyright © 2010 -  Written By Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio.

Here's what Geta had to say about her tutorial:  Here is the January quilting tutorial.  You can see here two improved versions !  I made a notebook and pencil case for the little girl of my friends. I added to it even handles. She is six years old and loves to read and write. I think she will enjoy this little "bag" because anywhere she goes, she carries with her some books, notebooks and pencils...

Please respect Geta's TERMS OF USE:  I am more than happy to share my tutorials with you. You can use them to make projects for yourself, friends or family. Do not use my tutorials to mass-produce items for sale. If you post your work online, please link to my tutorials on my Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/.

Copyright © 2008-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Geta Grama of  Romanian Quilt Studio. Geta is  a passionate quilter living in Romania.

Please visit her Romanian Quilt Studio at http://romanianquiltstudio.com/ , her Geta's Quilting Studio blog at http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/, and her Geta's Quilting Studio Etsy Shoppe at http://www.etsy.com/shop/getagrama .

Quilted Floor Cloth/Rug Free Tutorial From Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive

If you love all the different kinds of things you can make that are quilted then you'll be happy to know that Nanette Merrill has a wonderful tutorial on her Freda's Hive blog showing you how to make a quilted floor cloth or rug.  Enjoy!


Copyright © 2008 - Written By Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive.

Here's what Nanette had to say about her tutorial:   The Sew Mama Sew Blog is having a tutorial contest and although I wasn't going to enter, it seemed silly not to enter when I made a new project this weekend.  This tutorial is for making a quilted floor cloth or rug. What is different about making a floor cloth than a quilt? Well there are lots of similarities, obviously. But a floor cloth is smaller, stiffer (from 2 layers of batting) and to make sure people don't think it is a small quilt laying on the floor I bound it differently.

Please respect Nanette's TERMS OF USE: All contents of my Freda's Hive blog, including my tutorials, are the property of Nanette Merrill and my daughters and cannot be reproduced in any way without prior written approval.

Copyright © 2008 - 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive. Nanette is a mother of 8 and avid quilter.

Please visit her Freda's Hive at http://www.fredashive.blogspot.com/.

Monday, October 25, 2010

How To Paint A Stamped Image, How To Stencil A Bumble Bee, and How To Stencil Peppermint Candy Free Tutorials by Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs

It's always great when you can learn something from someone who is a  master at her trade.  For, me this is especially true when it comes to painting as I am sorely in need of instruction here.  So, I was happy to find that Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs had created three free tutorials on her Plum Purdy Designs website telling you how to paint a stamped image, how to stencil a bumble bee, and how to stencil peppermint candy. 

Enjoy the lessons.


How to Paint a Stamped Image

Copyright © 2009 - Written by Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs

Here's what Renee had to say about her tutorial:   I hope you will try this method of painting stamped images.  I find it very relaxing and loads of FUN!!

Copyright © 2009 - Written by Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs


Copyright © 2009 - Written by Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs


Please respect Renee's TERMS OF USE:  From time to time I get inquiries about my copyright information. Thank you for being so courteous and contacting me!

There are some that disregard copyrights, or copyright information, maybe because they don’t understand that the work from those who design are owned exclusively by the artist and are not intended to be used in just any way that some may want to use them without permission. I hope that I can clearly explain how, and for what reasons, that my designs can be used, and in what ways they cannot.

I hope you will continue to have fun with my designs and that this will clarify some issues that may have confused many of you. 

It would be VERY MUCH appreciated if you would report to me any infringements of my designs that you may find. 

I can only continue with my designing career if I can be supported in an honest way…. :0)
My designs are intended, and permitted, for Personal use only….. 

All of my designs can be used for personal use in anyway that you would like to use them, such as for painting, stitchery, or appliqué. They can be used to produce a painting or other craft to sell for “pin” money for craft shows, eBay, personal web-sites, craft malls, etc.

They cannot , however, be mass produced, used to produce products for wholesale purposes, catalog sales, or used in any type of business or commercial use. This includes using any part of my design to reproduce an item for commercial re-sale, such as “wood kits”, “graphics”, “scrapbook kits” , or any other reproduced item from the use of my designs. 

Reproduction of any part of my designs  - YES… please feel free to be creative with my designs and reduce or enlarge any of the line drawings to fit your personal use, such as to fit on different sized surfaces.
They however, cannot be reproduced or copied to pass along to friends, groups, paint classes etc….
By no means, can they be reproduced or republished to be sold as pattern packets on eBay, internet sites, Stores/Shops, or conventions.  

Scanning of line drawings, instructions, photographs - Any of my line drawings, patterns, or photographs cannot be scanned or photographed and used for PSP Tutorials, graphic use, advertising, logos, business cards, web-sites, etc. 

TEACHING MY DESIGNS - I am so grateful for all the wonderful teachers that teach my designs! Thank you so much!  For those of you considering teaching my designs that do not know what my requirements are…. They are listed below.
  • I would prefer that classes purchase the pattern packet or book (I do give a wholesale discounts for the class purchase), but if that is not possible, (1) line drawing per student is permitted to be copied and distributed. Please make sure that I am given credit as the designer on the line drawing by printing my name with the line drawing.
  • Other than the line drawing, no other part of my design can be reproduced, such as the photograph and instructions. If the photograph, instructions, and line drawing are all reproduced, this is actually “reproducing” my pattern packet or book design, and this is not permitted.
  • Pattern Packets and designs from any of my books are not to be reproduced to sell for wholesale or retail.
Please feel free to contact me If you have any other questions…..  Thanks so much for your understanding and respecting my copyrighted work!


Copyright © 2005-2010 - All Rights Reserved - Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs. Renee is an artist, painter, decorator, and pattern designer.

Please visit her Plum Purdy Designs. website @ http://plumpurdy.com/ and her Plum Purdy Blog @ http://plumpurdy.com/myblog/