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Picnic Stars Table Runner



Decorate your table with this distinctive, decorative accent project. The full instructions are here – making it will be as fun as enjoying a July Fourth picnic with friends and family. Enjoy!

This make-in-a-day table runner is from Thimbleberries® Four Seasons of Calendar Table Toppers – there is one for every month of the year!

Picnic Table Runner



From the book Thimbleberries® Cottage Comfort by Lynette Jensen, get this patriotic table runner to add a classic red, white and blue theme to your summer parties.

Melon Patch Placemats & Napkins



What could be more relaxing than a picnic on the patio or the porch with plenty of patchwork? This pattern for watermelon place mats will be the pick of the patch! Appliqué will provide the seeds, stitched in place on the melon blocks.

This pattern includes instructions on how to make matching napkins and the solution to the inscrutable mystery of how to properly fold them too!

From Thimbleberries® Quilting a Patchwork Garden by everyone’s favorite, Lynette Jensen.

This wonderful pattern is yours for free. Enjoy your lovely Melon Patch Place Mats and Napkins.


The Charm of Square-agonals®



Decorate your table with this distinctive, decorative accent project. The full instructions are here – making it will be as fun as enjoying a July Fourth picnic with friends and family. Enjoy!

This make-in-a-day table runner is from Thimbleberries® Four Seasons of Calendar Table Toppers – there is one for every month of the year!

Follow Your Star Quilt



Make this beautiful on-point quilt using Sandi Blackwell’s easy Square-agonals® method, featured in her book Simply Sensational Square-agonals® Quilts.

Hand Quilt your Own Coffee Cozie and Coasters!



A simple introduction to hand-quilting or a great quick project and easy gift by Carolyn Forster. You can find lots of how-to and hand-piecing inspiration in her books, The Handmade Quilt, Utility Quilting, Hexagon Happenings, and Quilting On the Go Taking It Further.


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Whip up this fun and easy table runner and show the world your love of quilting in the best way! Pattern featured in the book Machine Quilting The basics & beyond by Lynn Witzenberg.

Roman Stripe Quilt



Effortlessly achieve the Utility-Style look using a multitude of fabrics. The project is also an excellent exercise in working with light, medium, and dark values.

From Sharon Holland, the author of Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living.

Thimbleberries® Lily Runner



Adorn your table with this distinctive quilted and appliquéd topper to celebrate the arrival of spring, the coming of Easter, or just because you want a beautiful, decorative accent project.

This lovely project is from Thimbleberries® Four Seasons of Calendar Table Toppers by Lynette Jensen and Marilyn Ginsburg.


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Raised Beds Quilt



Traditional patchwork is just right for just about any occasion! Designer Leslie Beck’s quilt resembles flower beds amid surrounding walkways, and with the myriad hues of red and pink, it certainly reminds us of Valentine’s Day and the joys of the coming spring.

Heart Mug Rug



Author Penny Haren has a present for you! To celebrate her new book, Log Cabin Quilts Using the Creative Grids® 6-inch Log Cabin Trim Tool, she has created a sweet treat – a heart-shaped mug rug.

This is a website-exclusive project, available no where else!


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Love Triangle Table Topper



We just love this elegant little table topper! It is only 20 inches square, super sweet and easy to make. You can make this as a Valentine’s Day decoration, but we think it would be lovely for wedding showers, engagement parties, and anniversaries too!

This project is from Thimbleberries® Small Wonders by Lynette Jensen, so you know that it is filled with charm and style!

Heart Throb Wallhanging



The charm of this wallhanging is its simplicity. Made entirely of squares and triangles, it is a stash-busting wonder! This free pattern includes instructions to make 26″ x 26″, 39″ x 39″, and 52″ x 52″ size variations. Enjoy the sweetness!

You can find other easy, sweet projects like this in 2 Piece Patchwork by Sandy Petsche for Maple Hill Quilts.

Valentine's Day Project: Yo-Yo Heart Pillow



The yo-yos on this darling pillow are a wonderful hand-stitching project…easy to take along with you anywhere. The pillow stitches up quickly, making it a great gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! It was designed by Lynette Jensen and originally published in Thimbleberries® Small Wonders.


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Rings of Love: Wedding Quilt



The perfect gift to make and give, or get creative with!

A great idea for a wedding “guest book” quilt – make just the quilt blocks in the couple’s wedding colors and leave for guests to sign and write their well-wishes for the happy couple with permanent fabric markers. After the wedding complete the quilt and give to the couple for a beautiful quilt filled with memories of their happy day!

Dancing Garland Wallhanging



The charm of this wallhanging is its simplicity. Made entirely of squares and triangles, it is a stash-busting wonder! This free pattern includes instructions to make 26″ x 26″, 39″ x 39″, and 52″ x 52″ size variations. Enjoy the sweetness!

You can find other easy, sweet projects like this in 2 Piece Patchwork by Sandy Petsche for Maple Hill Quilts.

December Tree Pillow with Ruffles



Decorating for Christmas is something to anticipate far in advance. Looking forward to the joyous season, you can find quilting inspiration in many of Lynette Jensen’s lovely books. This easy-to-make pillow combines her love for winter whites and bright colors. It will say to all your friends and family that your home is a warm haven of hospitality as you celebrate the Christmas season.

From Thimbleberries® Classic Country Christmas by Lynette Jensen.


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Peppermint Table - Placemats, Runner & Napkins



For your holiday table, make your table simply scrumptious with coordinating napkins, place mats and a table runner. Your home will be a vision of sugar plums, sweets, and everything nice with these charming projects. Speaking of sweetness, there is even a quick & easy recipe for Gingerbread Pear Cake!

From Fresh Picked for all seasons by Dodi Lee Poulsen for Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow.

Pinwheel Stocking



The charm of this wallhanging is its simplicity. Made entirely of squares and triangles, it is a stash-busting wonder! This free pattern includes instructions to make 26″ x 26″, 39″ x 39″, and 52″ x 52″ size variations. Enjoy the sweetness!

You can find other easy, sweet projects like this in 2 Piece Patchwork by Sandy Petsche for Maple Hill Quilts.

Christmas Wall Hanging



Decorating for Christmas is something to anticipate far in advance. Looking forward to the joyous season, you can find quilting inspiration in many of Lynette Jensen’s lovely books. This easy-to-make pillow combines her love for winter whites and bright colors. It will say to all your friends and family that your home is a warm haven of hospitality as you celebrate the Christmas season.

From Thimbleberries® Classic Country Christmas by Lynette Jensen.


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Snowmen Spell It Out Wall-hanging



Create a fun project that will melt hearts, but not the happy snowmen that carry the greeting. Includes templates and instructions for this adorable and festive holiday decor sewing project.

Northern Exposure Ornaments



Fun and simple wool appliqué ornaments decorated with images of the north woods. Adorn a tree, a gift or find a fun new way to show them off. Includes templates and instructions.

Winter Woods Quilt



The “Winter Woods” quilt folds nicely into thirds for easy draping over a bed rail, chair back or large ottoman in the north-woods decorating theme. The house and star blocks are each paired with a twin-pines block for a change of scenery when the quilt is folded for display.


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Home For the Holidays Wall Hanging



Create a fun project that will melt hearts, but not the happy snowmen that carry the greeting. Includes templates and instructions for this adorable and festive holiday decor sewing project.

Silent Night Table Topper



A darling appliqué table topper designed by Debbie Field for Granola Girl® Designs and featured in her book, Table Toppers Celebrating the Great Outdoors.

Heartfelt Garland



Use this quick-to-stitch wool appliqué garland as a table topper, a wall decoration or as a candle mat. It was designed by Lynette Jensen for her book Thimbleberries® Classic Country Christmas.


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Winter Table Runner



This starry table topper looks terrific in novelty prints for the holidays! It was designed by Jean Ann Wright for Quilt Sashings & Settings The basics & beyond and was featured in the first quilt-along on our blog.

“Snow Friends” Felt Ornaments



Cool off during summer by planning for the winter holidays … or chase away winter chills with these endearing from-the-heart creations. These are sweet and easy to make while on the go–raw-edge felt ornaments that are embellished with simple embroidery.

Box Tree Ornament



Use this quick-to-stitch wool appliqué garland as a table topper, a wall decoration or as a candle mat. It was designed by Lynette Jensen for her book Thimbleberries® Classic Country Christmas.


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Nevaeh's Star



In the book Mosaic Tile Quilts all of the projects you can create are inspired by the historic homes, schools and churches of the author’s native country of Costa Rica. Patricia Sanabria-Friederich has created this beautiful small project, inspired by a mosaic tile design she found while doing research for her new book. Plus, the pattern is available in both English and Spanish!

Bear Paw Quilt



Translate your love for cozy autumn nights with a flannel quilt!

This free pattern has easy-to-follow instructions to guide you, including expert tips on working with flannel fabric.

From Northwoods Flannel Quilts & Projects, by Debbie Field for Granola Girl Designs.

3D Diamonds Quilts



Several Log Cabin Quilt variations call for assembling the blocks so that four dark sides come together and four light sides come together, forming a dark/light diamond pattern. The 3D Diamonds pattern uses the traditional single red square representing the “chimney” as the center of the block.

Often, Log Cabin Quilts are the first that beginners make – they’re not difficult and they connect us to quiltmaking’s long history.


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Fall Harvest Table Runner



Transform your Thanksgiving table from ordinary to extraordinary with Debbie Field’s charming table runner. Autumn’s last flower, the Sunflower, shelters a turkey and supports a crow in an appealing appliquéd scene.

You can find other lovely seasonal table runners like this one in Table Toppers Celebrating the Great Outdoors by Debbie Field for Granola Girl® Designs.

The runner can be created easily and finished quickly to add a special touch to your holiday gathering. Enjoy!

Halloween Table Runner



Add fun, DIY Halloween decor to your table with this holiday table running featuring an appliquéd cat and pumpkins. This free Halloween pattern comes from the book Nature’s Table Toppers by Debbie Field.

Pumpkin Patch Wallhanging and Tabletopper



We have two free projects in one, inspired by the golden hues of autumn in Lynette Jensen’s home state of Minnesota. Lynette begins with a lovely wall quilt featuring a single pumpkin with a lovely star above. Those same two elements are also featured on a table runner – so you can coordinate your harvest-themed decorating.


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Free Leaf Applique Templates



Free appliqué templates to adorn any project. Who needs raking when you’ve got projects that need to be adorned with beautiful oak and maple leaves made with these templates. Perfect for fall, or any quilted garden you’re creating. Want to learn more about appliqué? Get the book the templates come from, Appliqué The basics & beyond by Janet Pittman. The book includes many more appliqué templates, great projects and clear, step-by-step instructions for nearly every type of appliqué project you could want.

Fun Fall Project: "Autumn Glow" Wall Quilt



Here’s a free project that just right for anyone who loves everything about the fall season – with the colors of the season, the sight of bright leaves as they tumble to the ground, and the cheerful, plump pumpkins that pop-up everywhere. The pattern is from the book Thimbleberries® Block By Block to Beautiful Quilts by Lynette Jensen. Lynette is one of our favorite designers when it comes to seasonal projects that warm any home all year long, and if you like this pattern you’ll want to check out the rest of our selection of Thimbleberries® books and patterns on our website.

Halloween Sewing Project: "Flying High" Table Mat



Halloween is right around the corner, and we’ve got a fun free project to celebrate – a quick, fun appliqué project to do in wool or flannel. From the book Nature’s Table Toppers by Debbie Field for Granola Girl® Designs. If you like the pattern you’ll find more projects inside the book to keep you sewing through every season.


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Magic Cape



Delight the budding magician in your life with this adorable easy sewing project: a cape featured in the book Quilts for Men.

Pumpkin Quilt Block



A cute and simple quilt block – free pattern from the book Beautiful Blocks for Beautiful Quilts by Lynette Jensen

Punkin Quilt



The Punpkin quilt will draw you in with its harvest colors as an expression of gratitude for all of life’s bounty.


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Baby Pinwheel Quilt



Now is the chance to shower a little one with love in the form of these sweet quilt made from cheerful pinwheel blocks set on point! This project is perfect to make quickly – as a gift or as a quilt for charity!

From Quilts for Men, a book filled with delightful projects to make for the men your life, from crib to dorm to den!

Climbing Clematis Vine



It takes a second look to realize that this loveliness with appliquéd vines and flowers is a Log Cabin Quilt! There are so many reasons to love Log Cabin Quilts … not just their history and their easy piecing, but also their endless creative possibilities.

You can find other easy, sweet projects like this in Log Cabin Quilts The basics & beyond by Jean Ann Wright and Janet Houts.

Twilight Sky Quilt



What do you get when you mix one of the quilting world’s best authors with her publisher’s talented editors and designers? Inspiration! This free project, from the book Simply Stars Easy Quilts & Projects, is a bold, modern take on Lynette Jensen’s timeless star patterns.

This dramatically bold and brightly colorful quilt is inspired by Midnight Sky Quilt from Thimbleberries® Collection of Classic Quilts by Lynette Jensen.


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Selvage Table Runner



Dig out scraps and make this fun, improvisational, web-exclusive table topper designed by Mary M. Hogan. Her new book, String Quilt Style, is a complete step-by-step guide that takes quilters through every step of the string quilting process with helpful tips and suggestions throughout each chapter. The front of the book is packed with string quilt techniques followed by 14 quilt projects with clear instructions and diagrams.

Geranium Garden Quilt



A circle of nine quilt has infinite possibilities for design and creativity. Its setting is based on a grid that can be used many times over to produce a seemingly endless number of unique quilt patterns.

Featured in the book Circle of Nine by Janet Houts & Jean Ann Wright. They’re also the authors of Quilting a Circle of Nine and Best of Circle of Nine.

Butterfly Quilt



Welcome spring with printed pastels that seem to awaken and flutter across soft background fabric. Such natural elements embrace home decor year-round. Featured in the book Leslie Beck’s Best of the Best Quilts.


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Scrap Patch Paddlewheel Quilt



Dig into your scrap stash and have fun making the Scrap Patch Paddlewheel quilt designed by Lynette Jensen. The unique Paddlewheel quilt block is offset by a large border made with a fun fabric. Featured in the book Thimbleberries® Scrap Quilts.

Hexagon Bag



An easy, cute bag designed by Carolyn Forster for the release of her latest book, Hexagon Happenings.

Sewing Box



A beautiful, easy sewing box designed by Edyta Sitar, featured in her book Scrappy Firework Quilts.


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Notebook Cover



This simple and quick notebook cover adds a personal touch to your journal, or make it as a thoughtful DIY gift. This small project comes from the book Thimbleberries® Small Wonders by Lynette Jensen.

Strip Pieced Bag



From the book Thimbleberries® Small Wonders by Lynette Jensen, get this easy quilted bag featuring scrappy strips. This small quilt project is just the right size to carry groceries or transport your quilting supplies.

Teeny Tiny Baskets



From the book Thimbleberries® Small Wonders by Lynette Jensen, get this easy, fun small project featuring four tiny baskets to brighten your table or wall and celebrate the coming of Spring.


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Block Swap Sampler Quilt



A great 12-block quilt setting – perfect for a sampler quilt or a block swap with your friends or guild members – free pattern from the book Quilting Among Friends by Jill Reber

Life's a Picnic Travel Tote



A fun and simple sewn tote to pack up a picnic or stash any goodies. Plus, a pattern for coordinating napkins!

Travel Sewing Wallet



A quick and easy sewing kit to make for yourself or as a gift! Throw it in your purse or totebag and you’ll always be ready to stitch.


Draw String Quilt Bag



Almost as simple as sewing a pillow case, create this drawstring bag to hold and protect a quilt you’re giving as a gift.

Fabric Basket & Pears



A free project that’s a basket full of fun! A cute fabric basket and matching fabric pears you can create as ornaments or pincushions.

Blossom Needle Case



A small wool needle case with a simple closure, fun flower appliqué, decorative stitching and a pretty handy use. A perfect fast gift for the sewing lover in your life, or for yourself!


Bachelor Button Rose Pin



You won’t believe how easy it is to construct this elegant flower pin. Perfect for a quick gift, or a fun introducion to creating beautiful fabric flowers. From Jan Vaine, author of The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, Embellishment and Appliqué and Appliqué and Embroidery Fundamentals.

Eastern Star Table Runner



Stitch a quick and easy table runner using Penny Haren’s Pieced Appliqué technique. Perfect for adding a new accent to your own table or as a quick housewarming gift for friends or family. This project is from Penny’s book Penny Haren’s Pieced Appliqué Weekend Projects

Beaded Earring Travel Case!



Create your own beaded travel case for your earrings. Simple, pretty and so easy to make it your own – or whip up a few as the perfect gift for friends and family. The perfect way to practice your beading stitches, and keep your jewelry safe while on the road. Created by Liz Kettle, author of First-Time Beading on Fabric

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