Free, fun, and fabulous
In addition to wonderful free quilt patterns--many from well-known quilters like Alex Anderson, Pat Sloan, and Nancy Mahoney--check out the free reversible wrap skirt pattern. It’s perfect for a quick summer cover-up! (How ‘bout one in Cosmo pink handkerchief linen, hmmm?)
The folks at HGTV bring you materials and easy instructions for a simple quilt rack that anyone—no lie—can make. This great project will help you store and show off all those cool quilts you’ve made.
If you are into woodworking (or your DOH is in search of a “honey-do” project to challenge his woodworking skills), this is the project for you! American Woodworker® offers a free pattern and instructions for a gorgeous lighted quilt hanger. Really well done and a handsome way to show off a special quilt.
Quiltmaker magazine has a great online index of free patterns. Check out the Project Linus patterns for some great ideas on charity quilts for your favorite organization.
How about taking your next quilting class online on your computer? Quiltcetera offers free online video tutorials on quilting basics for newbies. The video clips are very short and simple, but for a new quilter, they may be just the thing. The site also features live (via streaming video) weekly quilting sessions and an online Quilt Guild.
For something different, take a look at this free Quilter’s Board Game, complete with instructions and playing cards. Perfect for taking a break from that needle-turning (ugh) project!
If you’ve ever thought about making your own hand-marbled fabrics, visit here first. Janet Wickell provides great instructions on how to marble your own fabrics.
A plethora of free quilting information, tips, patterns, and history that is always well-done.
Raid your stash for some of your prettiest fabrics and use this free pattern from Anne’s Glory Box to create a one-of-a-kind sewing machine cover.
Need some quick and easy quilty gifts for your quilty friends? Mary Graham offers a free pattern for a foundationpieced Crazy Patch Needle Case. It’s a great way to use up some of your scraps and also make a cute gift.
Little bits of wool and stuffing make absolutely adorable pincushions with this free pattern from Rhonda Dohna at Acorn Hill Quilts. Stick it to me!
A great website for all kinds of free printable stuff, from invitations to candy wrappers. None of it was quiltspecific, but there are lots of free printables for holidays, birthdays, etc.
Lots of free patterns, including two great table runners.
Leave it to Martha, that gal has the craft world covered! Check out her site for free quilt-inspired projects, including the great quilted coasters pattern by Joelle Hoverson of Purl Patchwork.
Need a new way to show off your quilting skills? If you haven’t tried making a fabric post card, what are you waiting for?? This website by Allison Ray is for you, with lots of information, free patterns, and a postcard gallery of others’ creations. (I’d better see yours up there next!)
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