Quilted Mug Rug (Rail Fence Block)

Mug rugs make great gifts and they are the perfect size for trying out new-to-you sewing and quilting techniques. The beginner-friendly Quilted Mug Rug pattern uses the classic Rail Fence quilt block pattern. This project is made easier using pre-cut fabric and strip piecing. If you’re new to sewing, I’ve even embedded an entire video … Read more

DIY Sensory Mat Tutorial

In this post, I’m sharing how you can make your own DIY Sensory Mat for adults. Sensory mats are also sometimes called fidget mats, fiddle mats, or twiddle mats. Approximately the size of a place mat, sensory mats can fit on a table, lap, or wheelchair tray. Sensory mats can help people to stay calm, … Read more

15+ Half Square Triangle Blocks and Quilt Patterns

Half square triangle blocks are one of first non-square patterns that new quilters typically explore. As you become a more experienced quilter, you gather tricks for making half square triangles easier along the way! In this post, I’m sharing 15+ free half square triangle blocks and quilt patterns from my favorite designers, along with tips … Read more

Giveaway: Saturday in Paris fabric and pattern kit

I’m sharing a giveaway for an exclusive Baby Lock kit with pretty 100% cotton quilting fabric and a simple sewing pattern. Inside this kit, you’ll find all the Riley Blake Designs Saturday in Paris fabric you need to make a Sewing Machine Cover! Read on for details. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive … Read more

18+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Pets

We’ve come to the end of the final week of our fourth annual Christmas in July Make Along, which means it must be time for a roundup! Today I’m sharing 18+ free handmade gift ideas for pets. This roundup includes crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for dogs and cats including garments, accessories, bedding, toys, and … Read more

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