Squares in a square in a frame! It sounds fancy, but it’s really very easy – even if you’re brand new to patchwork. We all love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with tackling a challenge, but for many of us, turning around a fun little project in no time at all is the kind

This Etsy Shop embroidery package features some favorite hobbies: from baking to sewing to social photo-ing, and more! Designs are split into separate components so you can mix and match your favorite Images and Days.

Napkins are a great project for beginning sewers and an excellent way for anyone to practice hemming. Adding a simple fabric border kicks them up a notch. We used the same trim on all our napkins, but it would make a fun mix-and-match table setting to use a different, coordinating trim on each person's napkin. Our

If you’re used to table linens being long and narrow, take a look at the Table Throw – also known as a Table Square. Ours finishes at a generous 50” x 50” and is a showcase for a bold patchwork design in gorgeous linen.

Lighten up on the plastic wrap and foil; go green with these cute fabric bowl covers. They’re great for dining outside. Slip one over an open bowl to keep dirt and buggies from invading. When inside, they can help keep food warm.

Hot pads and oven mitts are great, but sometimes can be overkill when all you need to do is protect your hand when holding a hot pan or pot handle while cooking. Time to downsize with a slip-on hot handle sleeve.

The classic oven mitt presents an excellent surface for embellishment. As our embellishment option, we chose a Flourish Alphabet Monogram – one of the built-in designs on our favorite Janome embroidery-only model: the Memory Craft 500E. And, we’ve done this beautiful embroidery with three colors of Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. The result may just be
These apple and pear appliqués are so fresh and fun, we're tempted to take a bite out of our cute kitchen towels! If you're brand new to appliqué, this is a beginner-friendly design, and both the template download as well as all the technique steps are detailed below. A classic ticking stripe combined with muslin

Plan a picnic for Mom’s special day. Our double layer blanket is so fast and easy, you could start it after lunch and be using it by dinner. Reinforced corners with grommets let you securely spike the blanket into the ground.

Plates are traditionally round, but placemats are usually rectangles. Hmmmm. Square peg/round hole? How about a round mat? Ours are a generous 16″ in diameter, and they’re reversible: patchwork on the front, solid on the back.

Two hearts are better than one, and our heart shaped oven mitts are the perfect pair. They slip on to give you a protected, flexible grip. Free patterns are offered for both the full heart shape as well as the unique curved pockets.

A handy, keep-clean trick for outdoor dining. Lay out these laminated mats: one as a surface for your meal, another to sit on. When done, simply wipe clean with a sanitizing spray, re-roll, and drop back in your bag.

The cloth napkin; you simply can't ask for an easier home décor project. If you are just getting started in sewing or teaching someone new, napkins are an instant-gratification winner. If you're already a pro, they're a fast and fun project. And this time of year, when the holidays are almost upon us, they're a

The right time to pop on a cozy to keep things toasty is while your tea is steeping. It will also help keep your tea warm between cups. We offer free pattern downloads for the cozy itself as well as the cute teapot appliqué.

When we're brainstorming on projects for our popular ScrapBusters series, we like to give you ideas for various sizes and shapes. That's the beauty of scraps: some are tall and narrow, some are short and squat, some are simply chunks and hunks of great color and design. They're all so pretty, and we saved them

When temperatures rise, one of the best quick-cooling spots on the body is your neck. Our fast and easy wraps use water absorbing crystals within the pockets of a long, tie-on tube for cooling power. For adults, kids, even pets.

These clever mats are an outdoor version of the mug rug. There’s a full-width pocket and a grommet for hanging to store.  Hold utensils or slip in a paperback to hold your place on a breezy day. Outdoor fabric adds durability.

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