This is our Gumball Quilt, and while one of the most simple quilts I have made in both technique and fabrics, it is one of my all time favorites. To me it screams happy, joyful and warm summer days! It is just wonderful for a baby quilt, for a little one to use outside on the lawn or as a stunning wall decor. The finished size is 38″ X 45″. This quilt was very popular in kits for our shop, but as it is now retired I thought we would share it as a FREE pattern with you.
It is great for beginners and experts alike, quick to make and you can easily machine quilt it on your regular sewing machine with ease (which is what I did on this one). You can make this with prints, but I just LOVE the solids and most of us have a ton of those on hand right now. Plus lookie how cute with this polka dot backing and of course stripe binding! I am not sure I can think of a quilt that I have EVER made that does not have striped bias binding. It is always my fave!
Our kits came with a acrylic template, so if you already own one of those you can go ahead and use it. You will want a template that measures 4 1/4″ from the middle top to bottom & 9 1/4″ from side to side and the widest point. But if you do not have one, you can easily make your own template with Freezer paper! We will show you how in the tutorial linked below, it takes minutes. If you are making your own template, make sure to print out the Hexie template & Freezer Paper Template Tutorial in addition to the Gumball Quilt pattern.
We hope you make one or even a few of these, enjoy!
Gumball Quilt Pattern
Gumball Hexie Template
Making a Freezer Paper Template
We made these sweet fabric headbands for Easter for the little members of our family and I totally want to steal them for myself. They are absolutely adorable and will look perfect with the fancy Easter attire in your photographs. I posted a pic the other day and many of you wanted a pattern, so here is a free tutorial. I know the holiday is just around the corner, but they will only take you about an hour so there is plenty of time to get some finished for your little’s. Grab some fabric from your stash, purchase some simple headbands to cover, print our patterns below and your set.
Bunny Bow Headband Pattern
Ear Bow Pattern Pieces
My daughter Bea needed an Easter Basket and I really wanted to make her one of these fabric versions. Years ago we taught these as a class, it was always popular as they are quick to make and adorable. Plus they are no-sew, only hot glue gun skills are required. Than I thought if we were making some, we might as well make a tutorial to share with all of you. These baskets really are very simple to make, and you can finish one in a matter of hours. These are a great T.V. project, as you are just repeating the same simple steps again and again. You should already have most of what you need other than the Upholstery Piping Cord that makes up the base of the project, but it is widely available and pretty inexpensive. The fabric strips are cut on bias, you will cut them the same way as you cut bias for binding. If you need a little help on that, we have a very old video that shows you how , just click here to access it: Cutting Bias Binding. It is the same technique as in our video, you will just cut a smaller width of strip for this basket.
Don’t worry there is still time to make one for this year, or don’t rush and you will be ready for next years decor. Happy Easter!
Click the link below for the PDF pattern:
Fabric Easter Basket
One of our most popular Free Knitting Patterns is our Penny Scarf . I love making them because they are simple and quick, but its also my favorite scarf to wear. So of course, I wanted my daughter Beatrix to have a matching one! I’m dying, isn’t it adorable on her?! And its also simple and quick, in fact the pattern is practically the same, just a few little changes. So, get some needles, a ball of DK yarn (it only takes 1 ball!) and get knitting this for your favorite little one. It should fit most kids from about 10 months to about 2 years and you could easily make the neck band a little longer for a little 3 year old. We used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Ecru for our scarf, if you need some we have a little left in stock. Click the link below to download the Free PDF Pattern
Petite Penny Scarf
This is our Aiden & Ava Bib, we made these years ago and they are still one of our most popular patterns. It makes total sense that they are always a favorite because they are adorable, reversible, stay on your child and simple to make. The only part that seems to make people a little nervous is attaching the bias binding edge, but it is so simple! And to show you how easy we decided to make a little tutorial. This bias binding edge is also a great way to finish off any bib you design, pockets, a neckline and many other sewn items. Click the following link to download our tutorial, and get sewing whether its with our bib design or one of your very own. Simple Bias Binding Edge Tutorial
If you would like to give our Aiden & Ava Bibs a try, we offer them in kits with the same adorable fabrics we have used, plus pre-cut bias strips. Or if you like to pick your own fabrics, you can just get a PDF version of the pattern.
The picture below shows the back view of our bibs, which when turned inside out is the reverse side of the bib, it can be worn on either side.
My Beatrix looking pretty adorable in her Aiden & Ava Bib.
This is one of my very favorite dresses made for me by Jeanette (my MIL and the other Pipers Girl). It also has the same bias binding edge around the collar and on the edge of the short sleeves.
This is one of my very favorite quilts that I have ever made and just happens to be one of the easiest and quickest to finish. I even did the machine quilting myself on my regular Pfaff machine. It was featured years ago in the Better Homes & Gardens magazine Quilts and More but since it is now retired from that, I have decided to add it to our Free patterns. It is a great go to quilt when you have a beautiful collection of fabrics that hold their own and you don’t want to chop them up to much. Or if you just want to showcase some favorite prints together. This quilt is a combo of designs I loved from 3 of my favorite fabric companies, Adornit, Riley Blake & Alexander Henry. I hope you enjoy the pattern and make one or a few. I’m planning on starting one with the Everyday Eden Fabrics combined with some other faves from my stash. We also have a tutorial to help with achieving perfect points on your triangles.
Cheese Quilt Pattern