What is a great gift for someone and takes just a small part of your day to make? A Quilty Holiday Ornament! Art Gallery Fabrics over at WeAllSew has some fun designs for you to make, personalize as your own, and hand out to your friends and family. They would make great party favors for everyone to take home after Thanksgiving dinner.
What's great to give as a present, but also a thoughtful way to present a present? That would be a lovely Fabric Mini Basket. Minki Kim, over at WeAllSew, has a simple and easy pattern for you to make. Then once it's done, all you have to do is enjoy the smile on friend or family member's face when you present the present.
When it comes time for Thanksgiving some people have ten, twenty, maybe even thirty family members over for dinner, and when there are that many people there it can be hard to remember everyone's names (even if they are your family members). But Pat Bravo at WeAllSew has a quick and easy project to create Thanksgiving Nametags so that everyone can have a good time and know each other too!
Many people like to curl up with a good book each evening and read right before they go to bed. But what happens if you misplaced the book you were reading earlier? You won't have that problem now, as Paris at WeAllSew has a Reading Pillow for you that has a pocket to store your favorite book in, so you'll always know where it goes when you're finished!
Want to make a great gift for that furry companion in your life? Erika Mulvenna at WeAllSew has an easy tutorial for you to help you make a Kennel Quilt for that dog, cat, or little fluff ball of yours' carrier or kennel. Time for them to be just as snuggled as you are with your quilts!
Just in time for Halloween come some spooky owls for you to add to your spooky quilt. Watch as Lori Kennedy at WeAllSew shows you how to free-motion quilt an owl motif to feature that slice of nature, or mysterious watching bird, to your next quilt.
Lori Kennedy of WeAllSew has your next holiday obsession all lined up for you, free-motion quilting turkeys for Thanksgiving. Lori says, "Stitch the adorable, Turkey Tom on your next quilt! He looks great in the center of a block, or stitch a flock of gobblers in a row to fill a border."
There are so many feet available to BERNINA users, it can sometimes seem confusing which ones will work best for your project. There's no need for confusion though, as WeAllSew is here to help you figure out which feet will get the job done, and in the best way possible, so that your project will be a stunner for the next quilt show you enter!
You've made quilts with bat designs on them for Halloween, but have you ever actually made a bat? Erika Mulvenna at WeAllSew has a fun tutorial for you to make your very own Spooky Halloween Bat that you can use to decorate your house for the ghostly season (and to leave up afterwards if you just want surprise people too!)
These Fast and Easy Serger Shoelaces from Sue O'Very-Pruitt at WeAllSew are so cute. Can you imagine making up a pair in your team's colors or your school's colors? How about different pairs for each holiday? So fun, so versatile and simple to make.
While the month of frights has only just begun, why not an EXTRA early start on a gift for that other holiday coming up (you know, the one in December). Ashley Johnston at WeAllSew has a nifty way to make a Double Pot Holder with Hand Pockets for the chef in your life!
You might have noticed some Jack-o-Lantern's in the free-motion quilting tutorial for Sugar Skulls in Monday's newsletter and wondered how to make them. Well, now you can, and even add some fun faces to them, from Lori Kennedy at WeAllSew. It's just another stop on on Pre-Halloween decorating binge!
Did you like the Sugar Skull Mug Rug from yesterday's newsletter? Why not continue the theme in your Halloween decorations and add this Spooky Halloween Border with Sugar Skulls from Lori Kennedy at WeAllSew to one of your quilts. It will make a frighteningly good addition!
With October only a few days away, there's no better time to get a head start on your Halloween directions. For starters, how about a Sugar Skull Mug Rug from Erika Mulvenna at WeAllSew. It's a great project "to celebrate Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, or any day you are feeling a little spooky."
Katie Kortman and her family are stationed in Japan with the US Navy. Her young son has been attending early preschool (Yochien) and she noticed that the other children were taking their lunches in bento lunch sacks. She wanted her son to have one has well and set about learning to make one, which she did. Learn how to make one for yourself from this tutorial at WeAllSew.
These pots of pincushions won't prick your fingers. Take a look at this tutorial on how to create these prickly pincushions from Hayley Grzych at WeAllSew.
TQS guest and teacher Melinda Bula has some great tips to show you how you can plan and practice your quilting lines for your free motion designs on an iPad, and she does it without having to make a single stitch first!
When a pair of jeans can no longer be worn, there's no need to throw them away because they can always become something else. Debbi Lashbrook at WeAllSew is here to show you how to upcycle those old jean pockets into a fun denim organizer. After all, the DNA for many more great projects is right there in the "jeans"!
Every quilter has a bin, or a spot, or a pile, or a corner full, of scraps that they are saving for the perfect project. Well, maybe this could be that project for you! Katie Kortman at WeAllSew has a tutorial for you on how to take that mess of scraps just sitting somewhere in your house and turn them into a beautiful quilted jacket just waiting to be shown off to your friends.