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Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth

Discover your inner artist in this practical guide to the exciting world of surface design. Discover techniques for creating one-of-a-kind cloth for quilts or wearables. Using stamping, stenciling, screenprinting, gelatin plate printing, discharge printing, soy wax...

It’s All Black and White – Free Quilt Pattern

This graphic quilt design is easy to makee and is the perfect introduction to making quilts using half square triangles. The simple design looks stunning in black and white fabrics and is suitable for beginner quilters. A simple quilting pattern is all that's needed...

6 Free Fabric Book Cover Tutorials

Notebooks and journals make thoughtful gifts for others - and for yourself! And if you add a hand-made cover, it makes the gift all the more personal and special. Each of these six free fabric notebook and journal cover tutorials is quite different in style and...

Stripes + Color Tote – Free Sewing Tutorial

This tote bag is easy to make and looks fresh and modern using striped fabric with a pop of brilliant color for the lining. The tutorial shows how the addition of leather straps and metal hardware such as rivets and grommets gives a professional finish to this basic...

Free eBook: Making Art Dolls

This free eBook features four tutorials for softies, stuffies, and art dolls. Art dolls are fun to make and can be made from all sorts of different types of fabrics including upcycled fabrics. They are the perfect canvas for embellishing using traditional techniques...

Free eBook – The Beginner’s Quilting Guide

Learn the basics of quilting with these four fun beginner art quilt patterns. Learn how to make a quilt sandwich, how to choose thread and fabric, free-motion and straight stitching, simple fusing and piecing, composition, and finishing. Plus, find out about the tools...

Tote Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial

This tote bag is just the thing for carrying your essentials for a day out. The design is perfect for using your favorite coordinating fabrics so you can mix and match to make a different bag for each day of the week. For the final touch, finish the closure with a...

The Project of Doom Quilt – Free Quilt Pattern

If you are enthralled by the mysteries of Harry Potter, then you’ll love this whimsical Project of Doom Quilt. The quilt pattern includes 30 separate pieced blocks that are sewn together to create a bookshelf style quilt. Find the free quilt pattern...

Royal Squares – Free Quilt Pattern

This scrappy patchwork quilt is the perfect pattern for using a single precut jellyroll. Alternatively you could cut strips from yardage of your favorite quilting fabric. The throw-size quilt can be easily adjusted to any size. Find the free quilt pattern...

Chevron Table Runner – Free Quilting Pattern

This chevron table runner is easy to make and is a good beginner quilting project. The pattern is the perfect quilting project for showcasing a large fabric print in the center. With lots of options and variations, you can use coordinating fabrics in different ways to...

Kimono Jacket – Free Sewing Pattern

This stylish kimono jacket is easy to sew and uses minimal fabric and sewing time. The jacket is comfortable to wear and is suitable for lightweight fabrics that have a nice drape such as voile, chiffon, or light-weight jersey. This pattern is perfect for beginner...

Ipad/Laptop Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial

Keep your ipad and laptop safe and protected with this padded pouch. The bag can be resized to fit any electronic device so why not make one for each of your favorite devices. Use pretty cotton fabric in coordinated colors and patterns and quilt batting. Find the free...

Rainbow Baby Quilt – Free Quilt Tutorial

This quilt is easy to make and is a great project for a beginner quilter. Make the quilt in bright and cheerful rainbow colors using a charm pack of 5″x5″ precut squares. Find the free quilt pattern...

Beach Bag – Free Sewing Pattern

This quilted beach bag is large enough to carry all your summer supplies when heading off to the beach. The bag has two large pockets, one on each end, and is easy to make using pre-quilted fabric. You could also use your favorite quilting fabric and quilt it...

Super Easy Tote Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial

This tote bag is fun and easy to make and looks great using two coordinated fabrics. The bottom half of the bag has large pockets all the way around, so there’s plenty of room for your belongings. The bag is interfaced with batting which helps to strengthen and hold...

T-Shirt Quilt – Free Quilt Tutorial

If you're looking for a way to use up all those old t-shirts that you have stored away, learn how easy it is to make a memory-filled quilt and turn them into a keepsake. Find the free quilt pattern...

Leftover Block Envelope Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial

Upcycle and reuse your leftover quilt blocks with this clever quilting tutorial that shows you how easy it is to turn a leftover quilt block into a simple envelope style bag. This is also a quick and easy gift idea that would be much appreciated by your friends. Find...

Ruffled Tote – Free Sewing Tutorial

Simple tote bags are easy to make and are the perfect beginner sewing projects. There are lots of easy ways to dress up a simple tote bag, and this large tote bag uses ruffles which are the perfect embellishment. Find the free tote bag pattern...

Creative Fabric Dyeing and Fabric Painting

Create your own fabric to use in your sewing projects! Learn creative techniques for upcycling your fabric scraps using various surface design techniques with Tulip brand dyes, paints and markers. Explore various ideas for creating custom colors for fabric dyeing, as...

Learn how to Sew Hand Embroidery Stitches

Adding hand embroidery to your sewing projects adds a personal touch that reflects your own unique sewing style, and learning how to sew a few hand embroidery stitches gives you the ability to add quick and creative embellishing to all your sewing projects. This...