Thursday, September 26, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
This one makes me smile every time I see him. You really could go in all kinds of directions for a laugh with it!
It is a free Halloween quilt pattern provided by Fun Threads Designs....be sure to tell them thank you!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Here is another Halloween Mug Rug pattern where I digitized the applique pattern for my embroidery machine! But you can do traditional applique, if you don't have an embroidery machine.
Here is a closeup of the candy corn, since colors faded a bit on my full shots taken outside.....
As always, I am providing the mug rug pattern and even the candy corn machine embroidery design free to you, so keep reading.......
Now get ready to tack down the top color (I used white) of your candy corn. For each of the three colors in the candy corn, I used a single charm square. It is the perfect size for this pattern. One charm square covers the whole area and each segment of that color is tacked down in one step.
Note that I did not glue or baste my charm squares, I simply laid them down on top of the design and had no problems with them bunching up or flipping around. I was pleased with the ease of stitching out this pattern.
After you have trimmed the final color pieces and jump stitches, reload the hoop into the machine and get ready for the applique stitching around the edges.
Again, be sure to trim as close to the tack down stitches as possible, so that you don't end up with any frayed edges as you see in this photo.I have made adjustments to my design to help, but you still have to trim well.
Bind as desired and there you have it! I am going let my daughter take this one to her teacher, along with a jar of candy corn.
candy corn outline here, for those of you who want to do traditional applique or don't want to use the machine embroidery design.
If you would like the free machine embroidery design, I ask that you be a follower and leave me a comment telling me which design format you need for your machine. I will e-mail you the design file. If you don't know what type of file you need, tell me what brand machine you have.
Monday, September 16, 2013
If you don't want to miss out on future free quilt related patterns, please sign up to follow me. I would love to hear your comments and certainly would like to see photos if you stitch out the design. To get the files:
Boo! - jpeg for traditional applique
Boo! - .xxx embroidery file
Boo! - .pes embroidery file
Boo! - .exp embroidery fil
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Halloween pattern by Debby Kratovil. Be sure to tell her thank you!
Monday, September 9, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
I like this pattern because it can go either modern or traditional, just by your fabric choices! I can see this one using Christmas prints, with red stripes. Off to visit my stash........
Click here to download the free pattern from Free Spirit Fabric.
I recently came across a new-to-me source for free quilt patterns. This one is going on my must-make list. How cute would this be in ...
I am working really hard on my soon to be unveiled quilt design, complete with an actual pattern/tutorial. I have completed about 25 percent...
Petit Design Co has done a 31 day series on quilting with a walking foot.........think it is just straight lines? NOPE - she includes curv...
This year's Christmas Quilt Show is a celebration for me in more than one way! I have now officially been positing in blogland for one...