Patterns and Resources

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hourglass quilt

Picture1Down to the wire runner. This is easy enough to get finished before Christmas…

whole quilt


Quilt- HeartThis quilt finishes about 15″ square. It is the logo for our patterns department and, at the request of one of our app users, we’re posting the pattern here.








One of our app users purchased the Primitive Quilts and Projects (Summer 2014,) and loves “The House That Jack Built” Designed by Debbie Wick. The pattern makes a quilt that finishes 25” x 25,” but our quilter needs it to be 50” x 50”. So, we’re making some free suggestions as to how this quilt can be made bigger.

Jack's Houe Renovation (2)This is the pattern for suggestion 2 for making the quilt bigger.

Jack's Renovation (1)This is the pattern for suggestion 2 for making the quilt bigger.



Brook's Quilt JPGThis pattern is called “Brook’s First Quilt,” as it was designed by my ten-year-old granddaughter. I like her bold, modern take on a traditional log cabin pattern.

Joy's quiltJoy finished her first quilt top using a jelly roll and the 1600 quilt technique. This pieces quickly and lends itself to variation. Watch for more patterns that are variations of this technique.


Here are 10 free Christmas Tree patterns that are so easy, they’d make Scrooge smile.


10th Tree Ten Minute RunnerPattern for the Ten Minute Tree Table Runner. Okay, it takes more than 10 minutes, but it is easy enough for a beginner to get done in an hour.

Table topprThis pattern is for a table topper, but would be easy enough to adapt for a tree skirt.

Total jpegI love the way this turns out. The pattern uses and easy strip piecing technique, so there’s no problem dealing with odd angle cute. And, there is plenty of space for to have some fun quilting.

total jpegThis pattern is for a pillow, but can be made as a small quilt, or make multiple blocks and make it into a bigger quilt. The tree is paper-pieced, and is very easy, even for those who are afraid of paper-piecing.

Picture4Another pattern for a tree skirt? Well, you need one for every tree. Because of allergies, I had to go artificial, so I add a tree a year, most of my rooms have them, so I need lots of tree skirts. This pattern has big pieces, so those big Christmas patterns don’t get lot in it.

roman trees jpegThe classic Amish “Roman Stripes” pattern works great in Christmas Fabrics. The version pieces very efficiently, as it doesn’t require many strips. There are many geometric combinations for assembling the block, try some of them out before assembling your quilt.

tree placemat jpgThis free pattern for easy Christmas Tree placemats can look modern, sleek or primitive, based on your choice of fabrics. Use Susie’s Magic Binding technique (in the Quilting and Finishing library) and you’ll have time to make them for a crowd.

Picture1The trees on this table runner are a little wonky, but who has time for fussy point this time of year. The pattern leaves plenty of room in the middle for quilting and for a nice Christmas centerpiece.

Three trees jpgThese tall trees finish at 32″ x 44″. The piecing is very repetitive, and goes quickly. The pattern would make up nicely in many of the blue winter fabrics, if you want something that would last beyond the Christmas season.

Three Trees Pillowcase jpgThere are many ways to make a pillow case. I like this one because the accent strip is so easy to add, and the seams are finished. The version I made went to my Grandmother, who loves Christmas trees. For a quicker project, skip the pieced trees and use a fun print in its place.