Happy Friday, quilters! A while back, we got a request from one of our YouTube subscribers for an easy gingham quilt. Yes, gingham quilts are made up of rows of straight squares, but could we make it even easier? We took on the challenge and did it! Today, we are presenting the 3-Hour Baby Gingham Quilt. Three hours is long enough for you to make this quilt from first cut to finished quilt top. Intrigued? Grab the free 3-Hour Baby Gingham Quilt pattern and press play below to see how we did it!
We used the Essentially Yours basics line from Moda Fabrics to create our 3-Hour Baby Gingham Quilt. This collection of mini dots, checks and strips has an awesome array of light and dark values that mix so well. The most important part of this quilt is choosing the right tones to make it monochromatic, like a true gingham fabric, so in the free pattern, we have listed six color combos from Essentially Yours to make red, blue, yellow, lime, aqua and gray versions.
This quilt is so quick to whip up as a baby shower gift, but I have a hankering to use it for picnics this season! We hope you enjoy this sweet, simple beauty (and especially how fast it comes together). And of course, share them with us on social media! Comment and let us know what you think, and if you have any other ideas for our next video project!
It’s time for another Shortcut Quilt! Today we have a fun quilt along featuring a new, free pattern – Layer Cake Pop! This quilt pattern is a delight to make and we just love those cheery pops of color throughout!
It’s time to get to quilting! Follow along as Kimberly walks you through this pattern step by step!
Wasn’t that fun?! Leave a comment on this blog post of your favorite notion used in the video, and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop! Contest will end January 28, 2017!
We have one more surprise for you, as if a free pattern, tutorial, and chance to win a gift certificate weren’t enough! Purchase a layer cake in a new collection, a timeless favorite, or something you’ve had your eye on and get 15% off with the code Cake15!*
We have some fun quilty friends along for the journey! Check out their blogs to see the free Layer Cake Pop pattern in a variety of fabric collections!
It’s time for our first Button Lovers’ Club of 2017! If you’re not already a member, you’re missing out! The club features a monthly present of 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of shapes and styles! No matter what project you have, you’ll always have the perfect button embellishment to finish your piece!
January’s Button Lovers’ Club color is a stunning plum!
We’ve whipped up a charming project to showcase these gems, and Pat Sloan has stitched along with us! We’ll walk you through it step-by-step, and you’ll come out with the cutest Butterfly Mini Quilt!
Butterfly Mini Quilt Finished size: 12 1/2″ by 12 1/2″
The Starburst Ruler by Creative Grids, designed by It’s Sew Emma, is designed to create unique blocks with zero paper piecing or fancy sewing skills needed. With this ruler, you’ll be able to create beautiful blocks every time!
Today, we’re going to show you just how great the Starburst Ruler is to use for the Flurry Pillow pattern! This pattern may look intimidating, but the Starburst Ruler makes it such a breeze!
We hope that you’ve had a wonderful Christmas shared with your loved ones! Even though Christmas is over, we have another little gift for you! Today, we’re back with another Classic & Vintage quilt block! If you’re unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage Series, we take traditional blocks that you know and love and update them with a modern twist.
This month’s Button Lovers’ Club features beautiful, hand-dyed buttons in a Scarlet hue, in so many shapes and sizes! What does this month’s color remind you of? We can’t help but picture drinking warm apple cider by a brightly lit fire! Have you signed up to get your monthly button delivery?
Pat Sloan has an adorable template to showcase these buttons, and we can’t wait to get started! This Peppermint Patty design will be the perfect addition to your homes’ winter decor! All of your friends will be wanting one, too!
The Starburst Ruler by Creative Grids, designed by It’s Sew Emma, is designed to create unique blocks with zero paper piecing or fancy sewing skills needed. We love this custom, unique ruler and we have the second project in our Starburst Jewel series to show you how to create perfect blocks every time for this fun project!
This adorable butterfly pillow featuring Desert Bloom by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics is so sweet and whimsical, it looks like it could just fly away! The Starburst Ruler makes it so easy to cut out this free pattern, which you can download here!
We can’t wait to see more sweet little butterflies! Will you use Desert Bloom, or branch out and try a different fabric collection? Be sure to share your project photos with the hashtag #showusyourstarburst, and let us know which fabric you’re using! We love to see all of the different colors and prints work together!
If you need a helping hand with your Starburst Ruler, check out this helpful tutorial!
Did you miss the first project in our Starburst Jewel Series? Catch up here, and be on the lookout for next month’s project!
It’s time for another gorgeous quilt tutorial and our favorite – a free pattern! Today, we’re going to show you the Mini Charm Mocha free quilt pattern and a quick look at how to create this neutral, metallic piece! As the weather begins to turn, it’s the perfect time to make this quilt, and have a taste of mocha! (But beware, everyone might want this one for their own!)
We selected the Modern Background Luster Metallic collection by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. This line is so versatile and gender neutral! The flecks of metallic give such a playful and unique look to the line!
How fun is the stitching on this modern quilt? We love the square charms from the Mini Charm Pack off-set by the squares quilted on the diagonal!
Let’s get to quilting! We can’t wait to see your Mini Charm Mocha quilts! If you’re using a different collection for the free pattern, please share with #minicharmmocha! We love seeing your unique interpretations of our fun, free quilts! Happy quilting!
It’s the perfect time of year to bring some bright, floral patterns into your home! Just one glance at these playful prints from the new First Blush collection will put a smile on your face. What better way to find inspiration than a blog hop with a new free quilt every day! (Plus, who doesn’t love the opportunity to snag some free prizes!?)
We’re excited about this fabric for a few reasons. First, it’s just so pretty. Second, it’s the basis of our eponymous First Blush BOM Quilt book!
These bright, happy florals inspired our Marigold quilt – a free pattern we designed just for you! (Download here.) Pick 24 of these pretty prints and mix and match them to your heart’s content. The assortment of print sizes in these 1930’s inspired prints pair perfectly with one another with just enough variety to keep it fun!
If you’re ready to tackle an heirloom quilt out of First Blush, our BOM quilt is a stunner. Intricate blocks are made from simple stripsets and our Starburst Ruler from Creative Grids.
Bursting with inspiration? We’re here to help! Comment below and make sure to leave your email address for your chance to win a copy of the new, adorable First Blush book or a copy of the Posy Pattern!
Be sure to check out these crafty blogs below for a new free pattern everyday through October 27, 2016, and for your chance to win more quilty goodies!