Score! Free Stuff!

Just for you:  some great ideas and FREE patterns we've been collecting from designers and bloggers around the web. (Have something you'd like to share? Please email us at!)


So many ideas, so little time. Admit it. Pintrest has become not only a major part of your creative life, but a strain on the the traditional 24-hour clock we live by. We have all spent hours upon hours pinning our next projects. (Which begs the answer to "how is everything else getting done around here?") 

But as far as vices go, it does seem harmless enough, doesn't it? Especially when you find simple, FREE tutorials. Browsing around with Japanese fabrics on my mind, something caught my eye:

The board here, by Katy . via Asia Monét, is filled with great ideas. (You should investigate.) But check out the first project now.

The "For Pleats Sake Tote" by Lisa Lam at U-Handbag. Talk about busy. This new mom, former restauranteur and entrepreneur just finished her first book, "The Bag Making Bible." She has lots of wonderful ideas, so check out all her other patterns. (Download a FREE pattern for this bag here.)

So add a For Pleats Sake Tote to your To-Do List, pick any of our Japanese fabrics, and then water your plants. It's been awhile.

A pattern by for a reversible placemat makes good use of remnants. Since zeetzeet is bundling remnants of Kaffe Fassett in striking color stories, this project was obviously bookmarked for a quiet Saturday in the near future. I suggest you do the same. 

Happy Zombie's Monica Solorio-Snow shares with us her Poochie Bags, made with fat quarters. "I call the bottom corners 'milk carton corners'... to make the bag 'pooch' out. A poochie corner. I know there’s an official sewing term (anyone?), but this is what I like to call it. Plus I love milk, and milk in a little carton is just plain cute… and I highly doubt the official sewing term is going to be something cute..." Download her FREE pattern here. For loads of other fun ideas, read her blog. Colorful in every way.
An Incredibly Ghastlie Idea! Anna of Thimbleanna has created this gorgeous work of art not just once, but THREE times. Generous as she is, she created "one for MeMum and BigDaddy, one for MyDadLovesMeBestSister and CrazyBIL and one for us." She even wants you to have one! Read more about her project on her blog, and then find the pattern here.
Moda's 3 Sisters are so cool, they've given you a free downloadable quilt pattern designed for their Etchings Collection. Just click here to get started. 


Andrea from Millions of Thoughts also contributed her gorgeous design using Etchings fabrics to Moda's Bake Shop. Her instructions are here. Now get going!