Spice up your outdoor living space with a new tablecloth. Ours is fast and easy. The center contrasting panel acts like a built-in runner, and secret pockets behind each corner can hold weights to help keep the cloth in place.
This pair of foldaway cotton grocery bags comes with its own carrying case. It’s compact enough (just 5″ x 7″ x 2″) to throw in your purse or keep in the car’s glove box. There’s even a handy front pocket to hold a shopping list.
Everything can NOT go in the dishwasher. Fine china, crystal, and flatware require hand washing, which means hand drying – best done with a lightweight cotton cloth that can both dry and add a bit of finishing polish.
Yay for the cloth napkin! Our floating rick rack technique lets you fancy-up a standard cloth napkin as a gift or just for everyday. It’s fun and easy, and you may already have everything you need on hand to whip up a stack in no time.
The beauty of this solid color runner is in the texture of the pleated squares side by side with the plain squares. The tutorial also shows you a fun way to create mitered corners without using a separate binding strip.
We’re all eating in right now! Maybe it’s time to amp up the wattage of your tabletop with these colorful placemats. A hand running stitch in a thick floss across the bottom panels adds a subtle dash of texture.
What happens when you combine the wearable feature of an apron with the wipe-able feature of a towel? Our Wear ’n’ Wipe Kitchen Towel Scarf! Patchwork fabric on the top loops around your neck and at the ends are absorbent towels.
We used leftover jelly roll strips, but any of your favorite small scraps could work. To add a bit more pizzazz to the patchwork, the center accent band is made from three strips: one wide center strip and two narrow strips.
By emphasizing a large motif and using a contrasting fabric for the borders, this placemat design creates the perfect frame for your favorite place setting. Adapt your fabric choices to go from everyday to elegant.
Bigger than a coaster but smaller than a placemat – a mug rug is just the right size at your desk, in the sewing room, or on a small end table in the living room or den. Our design adds a unique little pocket with its own napkin.
Download free embroidery designs to add delicate autumn leaves to table linens (and more). Learn two hemming techniques: narrow double-fold hem with diagonal point corners plus a wider hem with full mitered corners.
Pretty placemats that are sweet enough to eat. The design is perfect for leftover jelly roll strips or cut your own strips from scraps. Decorative stitching ties the rows together and holds all the layers in place.
Wash your hands! Getting little ones to follow this important recommendation can be challenging. Make washing up more fun with these cute hand towels. We’ve created two adorable whale appliqués you can download for free.
Pretty patchwork with pie-shaped wedges spins into a full circle. There are free downloadable patterns for the front wedges and the back circle. A Janome Circular Sewing Attachment gave us those perfect concentric quilting circles.
New napkins are a fast, easy way to add a bit of sparkle to the table. We used a mid-weight metallic linen blend with a wide band of decorative stitching along one side. We also give you a list of the various napkin size options.
Has winter weather brought the watery eyes and red noses? Don’t let it sneak up without a fashion solution. Make sure you’re prepared with a pretty tissue box cover to help distract you from sneezing.
The toaster probably isn’t the prettiest member of the kitchen appliance family. Keep it accessible yet under wraps with our clever cozy. It features a pretty patchwork accent strip, bright piping all around, and an easy-tie handle.
Hold everything you need in one handy unit and add a bit of flair to the look of your table décor. Because they’re self-contained, you can use the them with placemats, tablecloths or simply line them up buffet style.
Pull out some pretty fabrics from your scrap stash and blend them together into a happy mix of pattern and color. Each mitt uses up to four different fabrics. They’d make a great gift for wedding shower season!
Can’t get enough of the itty-bitty adorableness of Mini Charm Squares. At just 2½”, they are bite-size pieces that can be sewn together into colorful combinations. We used them to create double borders on a set of placemats.
Small pieced strips of colorful cotton plus wavy, free motion stitching give these cute coasters the look of a tiny quilt. There’s an edgestitched frame around each coaster that acts as the pivot point for the vertical wavy lines.
Color Block style has a cool 60s vibe with a bold, modern style. No prints need apply. This is all about solid, saturated color. Classic half square triangles make up this stunning runner. The easy patchwork creates a fabulous finish.
Baby Shower Power Gift! Our baby-on-the-go thermal baby bottle carrier has a water-resistant PUL lining with a layer of insulating batting and a trendy fabric exterior. The handy Velcro® strap can hook onto a stroller.
Tissue boxes are much prettier these days, but still may not be right for your room. Personalize the look with your own cover. You’ll love the pop-from-the-top grommet! The free pattern download fits a standard square-style box.
A jar wrap helps absorb condensation, makes the jar easier to handle, and looks super cute. We show how to create pretty striped accent bands from a few fave pieces of leftover fabric, making it a fun ScrapBusters project.
The Janome Circular Sewing Attachment, Aurifil Thread, and multiple rows of decorative stitching work together to create a “round-tastic” set of hot pads. Add a special recipe or unique seasoning for an excellent gourmet gift.
A pretty option for dining indoors or out. Cut, layer, stitch, serve (shaken not stirred). It’s just that easy and as cute and colorful as can be. Super fast and a great option for scraps – especially leftover charm squares.
The technique is just as the name implies: the vast majority of the project, both sewing and embroidery, is done within an embroidery hoop. The elegant result is similar in rich color and complexity to a fine Jacquard ribbon.
Pretty towels are a wonderful addition to any kitchen for yourself or as a gift. This option is great for longer fabric scraps. Each towel starts with one 4″ and one 3″ strip, which are then trimmed to fit a purchased base towel.
This happy pair of hot pads is all about the beauty of a perfect line. We selected a wide stripe for the front, then highlighted it with parallel rows of bright decorative stitching. Wrap up several as a unique host/hostess gift.
A mug rug is like a mini placemat with just the right amount of room for a mug and a few little treats. Ours features pretty patchwork on one side with custom embroidery (a free download) on the opposite side’s pocket and napkin.