Free Pattern: Maureen’s Sewing Caddy

Over on Maureen’s Vintage Acquisitions Blog your will find that Maureen has released free, the pattern for her Arm Chair Sewing Caddy. This type of caddy not only looks good but is also very useful. If you have not seen this type of design in use they hang over the …

Sites worth bookmarking: Hoop love

If you enjoy vintage embroidery or collect vintage embroidery transfers this site is worth bookmarking and browsing regularly. Hoop love is a  flickr group devoted to sharing vintage embroidery transfers that are out of copyright. There are thousands  of designs that have been posted to the group. If you are as …

Free pattern inspired by an antique pin cushion

Last Friday on Maureen Greeson published a pattern for a lovely pin cushion in the shape of an antique bonnet. It’s a great pattern, as I read it, I had the thought that if you scaled the pattern down slightly, you could replace the card disk with a scratched or …

Introducing block 18 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Today I am introducing block 18,  of the “I dropped the button box” quilt. As you can see  this block consists of 8 pieces. Fabric content: Piece 1: Chinese brocade Silk. Piece 2: Metallic after five fabric. Piece 3: Velvet Piece 4: Cotton Piece 5: Velvet Piece 6: metallic after …

Introducing block 13 of the “I dropped the button box” quilt

It is time to move on to block 13,  of the I dropped the button box crazy quilt. I know many people enjoy monotone crazy quilt blocks and I hope people will enjoy seeing it in more detail over the next week or so. As you can see there are 6 …

Make a simple zippity purse

I discovered this free pattern for a zippity purse on the Coats site. The design looks quick, economical to make and young at heart. It is also an extremely simple design so you could easily embroider the surface, decorate with buttons, bead it, adapt it to use up quilting scraps or …