Category Archives: video tutorials

Free Pattern Friday – Big Linus ♥


Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

After an April that was all about ME, I wanted to share some fun charity projects in May!

First up is a child-sized quilt pattern I designed inspired by the heart logo of my favorite blanket making charity, The Linus Connection.

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Made of 5 1/2″ squares and half square triangles, this is an easy peasy quilt to chain piece. Make it for a wee one you love or for your favorite blanket charity.

Bonus points if you make one for The Linus Connection!

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This is a quick to watch tutorial on chain piecing from Shiny Happy World.

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TTMT #331 – Pillowcase Tutorial

In which I share a variation on the Hot Dog Pillowcase Tutorial (2010).

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TTMT #278 – Short & Sweet!

I don’t have a lot to share today because of the flurry of designing and updating of older patterns that has me in it’s grips.

Enjoy this one, it really is short & sweet!

I'm a Craftsy Designer
If you love my free patterns, then I’d ask if you’d very kindly considering buying a pattern or two from my Craftsy shop. Selling patterns is how I am able to continue to do and share all the things I do and I appreciate each and every sale!
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TTMT #251 – Machine Binding Tutorial

What I intended to be a short tutorial ended up being just under 17 minutes. I am very sorry about that, but I hope you’ll find something useful here and thus forgive the length.

As in all things handmade, this is the way I do it. I am in no way saying you have to do it my way. This tutorial was created specifically for a few of my TTMT friends that wanted to see how I personally bind a quilt when I want to do it entirely by machine.

The quilt shown is from my 2014 UFO list and is now done and ready to donate!

Here’s an update:

  1. HP Swap Quilt
  2. Vintage Quilt Top
  3. Churn Dash Quilt
  4. 10 Minute Block Quilt
  5. PoD Signature Quilt – almost done!
  7. TABABOM Signature Quilt
  8. Embroidered Flower Quilt
  9. Topsy Turvy Trees
  10. Australia Quilt
  11. Flannel orphan blocks Completed top donated to The Linus Connection!
  12. Mustachio
  13. Misc. Blocks (orphan, blog hops, etc.)
  14. Garden Party blocks
  15. NAWWAL
  16. Wedding Quilt Orphan Blocks Complete! To donate to The Linus Connection March 2014!
  17. 80s T-Shirts

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Removing the Paper

Recently, I’ve been asked several times how I remove paper from my blocks. Back in January 2008, I made a video to show just that. This was pre-TTMT, which seems like an age ago.

This is the way I do it…if you have a different technique, I’d love to hear about it.

Enjoy this blast from my video past!

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TTMT #62 – The She-Shirt

By request, a video version of this tutorial!

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video: Pineapple, Pineapple

One of my very favorite fruits is fresh pineapple.   I’ve gone a bit crazy over the last couple of years and have planted every pineapple top that has crossed my kitchen.  Not all over them have made it, but most have.

This is how I top, peel & slice my pineapples.  It’s not the only way, but it is my way!


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Paper Piecing: Drawing a Patchy Heart

patchy heartPatchy Heart Pattern

One of the most constant requests I’ve had over the years is for a video tutorial showing how I design paper pieced patterns.

Putting together a pattern is a step by step process, but designing is not. It’s artistic and intuitive.  Even so, there are some basic techniques that stay the same every time you start a new pattern.

The absolute best advice I can give you is practice, practice, practice!

This is how I do it. In the next two videos, I’ll walk you through, step-by-step, my own process. Both videos are real time.

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

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Happy crafting!