reverse applique tutorial

An Easy Reverse Applique Quilting Tutorial from Man Sewing

Rob demonstrates his reverse applique quilting technique using solid fabric and a contrasting batik. To get the materials needed to make this project, follow this link. Video: Reverse Applique Pleated Heart Pillow by V and Co. Photo: Ruched Rug and Reverse Appliqued Pillows Patterns: PDF applique patterns to print at home   Follow’s board Applique … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Create a Cut-work Tank Top with Angela Wolf - A Free Sewing Tutorial from Its Sew Easy

Create a Cut-work Tank Top with Angela Wolf – A Free Sewing Tutorial from Its Sew Easy

Angela Wolf creates a cutwork tank top using Simplicity 1463 and the Kaleidoscope computer software with the Brother ScanNCut digital cutter.  She chose this pattern because there is a back yoke that is a nice place to add an embellishment, cutwork, embroidery, etc.  Angela is using the Brother Innovis sewing machine for both the construction … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Free Camper Caravan Template for Crafts, Sewing, Applique

Free Summer Camper Caravan Template for Crafts, Sewing, Applique

When I was a little girl my parents took us camping in the rocky mountains every summer. Although I loved the scenery, streams, and wildlife we encountered every day, I was fascinated as a young girl by the campers that we used to camp with (from afar). I loved the idea that the campers were … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easter Bunting

Sew a Celebration Bunting! – Free Project by Karen

One of my nieces asked me to sew some bunting for her sister’s birthday present, to decorate her backyard for the summer. As always for me it’s choosing the fabrics and how to arrange them that takes a lot of the time, but she wanted red and white so that simplified matters!   My fabric stash provided … [ Read More at SWN! ]

seasons eatings free apron sewing pattern

Christmas Sewing and Quilting Projects, Patterns and Tutorials – Ongoing Holiday Round-up!

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FREE PDF Merry Mug Rugs from Harding Hill Designs

Merry Mug Rugs – Free PDF Pattern from Harding Hill Designs

Strip piecing and *easy applique create a festive quilted coaster, AKA “mug rug”!  This particular pattern offers eight different applique shapes – which is very nice but what is even nicer is that *this pattern is FREE.  Thank you Harding Hill Designs!  These quilted mug rugs are fabulous gifts for teachers, neighbors, etc.  “Just a … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Black Cat Hat Sewing Pattern from Serger Pepper

Black Cat Fleece Hat Free PDF Pattern + Sewing Fleece With a Walking Foot

If you can sew a straight line and enjoy working with fleece this Black Cat Kids Halloween PDF sewing pattern from Serger Pepper is for you. For Halloween as part of a costume or everyday for fun, this free sewing pattern gives you the opportunity to create some unique hats for the kids.  Save your … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Hooty Owl Pillow - Free PDF Pattern

Hooty Owl Pillow – Free PDF Pattern by Crabby Maudie

Hooty Owl Pillow – Free PDF Pattern – This little pillow is the perfect size to tuck under the small of your back while you sit in your comfy lounge chair.  Use this whimsical pillow to add a bit of fun to any corner you use it in.  Finished size 17″ x 8″.  You should know how to sew straight and zig zag seams, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Modern Black and White Floral Wall Hanging with Applique and Embroidery  by Wandie Garren Williams

How to Add a Hanging Sleeve to your Quilt + Applique Tutorials

“Learn how to add a hanging sleeve to your quilt or wall hanging. It’s a great way to display your quilted project.  Sharon’s tips and quilt lessons give you all the detail needed to complete this project…..enjoy!” Applique Gallery: Find more inspiring sewing photos like this on More applique and quilting @ SWN: A … [ Read More at SWN! ]


I’ve bought a Silhouette Portrait! Now what should I do with it?

I started reading about craft cutting machines on MakeItLoveIt and was intrigued.  The fact that it can cut fabric as well as vinyl and cardstock convinced me I should have one! So I bought one and it arrived a couple of weeks ago.  I unpacked it, and following the instructions I loaded the software then … [ Read More at SWN! ]