15 Fabulous Patterns for Fall!

Sewing and Quilting for the Fall Season is a perfect time to make something special for yourself or for others.  While we watch the leaves drop and the sky turn to grey, now is the perfect opportunity to use up some scraps or cut into that special fabric you have been saving!  Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating!  Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall!

Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating! Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall! #simple #TableRunners #AutumnLeaves #JellyRolls #WallHangings #FallQuiltBlocks #Quilting #ColorCombos #Fabric #PaperPiecing #Fun #Easy #Quick #pattern

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let nature inspire you

Most of these patterns are fun and simple.  Some patterns require a little more “know how”.  If you’ve ever tried foundation paper piecing, you will know how great these projects can be!  Not only do they turn out PERFECT, but they can also be added to other blocks to make a larger project!  I just loved these different patterns:

Mushroom Quilt Block

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This pattern is very easy to sew even if you have never tried paper piecing before. This mushroom would be an excellent project for you with just a few steps to complete the design. Look at the added stitches (those green shoots) to make the Mousy a bit more comfy. Grab your pretty fabric scraps and get sewing! Pattern by Larissa with Stitching Notes

Paper Pieced Squirrel FTW!!!

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This cute squirrel has lots of character and is a challenging but fun make. Use the finished block as a mini quilt or as part of a larger creation. Think of all the scraps you can use up!!  The PDF also includes instructions to scale-up the pattern to make a quilt of any size.    Pattern by Diane Lawrence with Etive & Co.

Wood Duck FPP Pattern

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This 12″ finished FPP Quilt Block is perfect for the Hunter or Nature lover in your life! You can even enlarge the pattern to make a focal block in a lap quilt! Stunning! Pattern by Janeen van Niekerk

Paper Pieced Feathers

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The pattern makes a 5″ x 10″ block. The beauty of this pattern is its versatility. This is a fabulous Pattern by Quiet Play.  The arrow is also a Quiet Play pattern.  Both are excellent!

Small projects make quick finishes!

There is no need to make a huge fuss about these fun and seasonal projects!  Just pick one or two of them and get started!  They are fun and addicting!

Scrappy Patchwork Acorn

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This 6” Scrappy Acorn block is a great Fall and Autumn project for beginners and experienced stitchers alike. Use up some of the left-over scraps or pull out all your favorite brown, orange and red fabrics. This pattern is by The Patchsmith’s Pattern Shop

Scrappy Pumpkin Block

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This scrappy block of the month is a strippy little pumpkin that’s made up entirely of 1 1/2″ wide strips and will finish at 8″ square. This adorable block comes together in a snap, so it’s perfect for weekend warriors who are looking for a project to usher in the Fall Season!

Hazel the Hedgehog

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Elizabeth Hartman’s Hazel Hedgehog Pattern – While they might not be as soft and cuddly like a kitten they certainly are cute whether in real life or interpreted in fabric on a quilt

Applique Turkey Quilt Block

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This 10.5″ square turkey block is appliqued and simply adorable! Learn more about how to make your own Turkey Quilt Block! – Pattern by Lori Holt with Bee in my Bonnet

The Maple Leaf Quilt Block

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This nine-patch quilt block is super easy and looks really great! There are many ways to make a Maple Leaf Quilt Block.  Check out this fun tutorial by Nicole Moore (that’s me) for The Seasoned Homemaker

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scrap busting projects ftw!

If you keep your fabric scraps (like many of us do) – these simple projects are perfect for you!  Grab your Oranges, Browns, Greens and Reds to create something Fabulous for Fall!

Pumpkin Mug Rug

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Make this fun little orange 8″ x 10″ mini quilt! This is also the perfect size for an adorable season Mug Rug! Pattern by Sassafrass-Lane.

Mod Owls by Sew Kind of Wonderful

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Sew Kind Of Wonderful QCR Mod Owls Pattern- This pattern uses both the Quick Curve Ruler and the Quick Curve Mini Ruler (both sold separately). These adorable owls have a very modern look with their clean lines and simplistic design. All curves are pieced

ps – you will need the Large Quick Curve Ruler and also the Mini Quick Curve Ruler for this pattern.  You can check these out in my SHOP.

Sunflower Quilt Block (this one is made by Pat Sloan)

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The block was designed by Vanessa Goertzen from Lella Boutique for Aurifil’s 2017 September Designer of the Month feature. It’s constructed of squares and half-square triangles surrounding a snowball center and finishes at 12″ square.

Two Sizes in this Acorn Quilt Block!

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Gather up your fabrics to make lots of these adorable Acorn Quilt Blocks! There are two sizes included in this pattern! This pattern is by Ellisa and Higgs

Fancy Fox Tote Bag

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I incorporated a Fancy Fox Quilt Block into a panel for a Tote and I couldn’t be happier! Click the picture to see my finished project!

I don’t know about you, but I am excited about all the Fall sewing and quilting possibilities!  I’ve already made the Fancy Fox Tote and the Maple Leaf Quilt Block…..  I think my scraps are beckoning to be made into something Fabulous!!

Tell us in the comments if you have tried any of these fun projects!

Happy Stitches!

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Valentines Day Table Runner

The house always seems so sad and dreary after the Christmas decorations come down. I like to have some Valentines Day decorations ready to help spruce up the decor. I stumbled upon a really great free pattern, by Jen Daly, and decided to give it a try!  Take a look at this lovely Valentines Day Table Runner!

Valentines Day Table Runner Collage

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Valentines Day Table Runner Materials LIST

Free Pattern
Qty 1/2 yard of Cream Print Fabric (Cream Kona by Robert Kaufman)
Qty 5/8 yard of Pink Print Fabric (Bright Pink Kona by Robert Kaufman)
Qty 1 1/8 yard of Red Print Fabric (Red Kona by Robert Kaufman)
Qty 1 3/4 Yard of Backing Fabric (check out these great Valentines Prints)
25″ x 58″ piece of batting (this is my all time favorite brand)
Foundation Paper (I use this paper and get great results)

Valentines Day Table Runner Basic Supply List

Sewing Machine (here are some machines I recommend)
Cotton Thread (I have a recurring order for this thread – I love it!)
Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (I use this brand – 45mm)
Rotary Cutting Mat (I recommend this rotating mat – it’s amazing!)
Add-A-Quarter acrylic ruler (perfect for foundation paper piecing)
Seam Roller (I LOVE this one)
Acrylic Ruler (I like this brand)
Iron & Ironing Board
Sewing Pins (these are super sharp)
Sewing Clips (I buy these often – LOVE them!)
Iron & Ironing Board (I’m currently using this brand of iron)

Valentines Day Table Runner assembly

Once you finish cutting out your pieces, the pattern is pretty simple to follow for assembly.

Valentines Day Table Runner

The trick is to take your time and keep your measurements true as you are sewing your sections together.  Before you know it, you will have your Table Runner top complete!

Valentines Day Table Runner

Valentines Day Table Runner Quilting

After I sandwiched my Valentines Day Table Runner top to my backing, I gave some thought about how I wanted to quilt it.  I have always loved Free Motion Quilting and wanted to try my favorite doodle on this project.  Ever since I was a young girl, I had doodled a string of hearts and was excited to incorporate this design into this table runner.  The doodle is quite simple.  It is just a continuous line of hearts!

Valentines Day Table Runner - Free Motion Quilting

I used this continuous hearts quilting design all along the outside border of the table runner.  I finished the table runner with some basic meandering throughout the center of this project.

valentines day table runner completed

This table runner is a great length for our long dinning room table.  The completed measurements are 21″ x 54″.  You can make this even longer by adding more rows of hearts!  I simply followed the pattern and love the results!

Valentines Day Table Runner - Completed

I hope you decide to try this out!  It is such a fun and easy pattern!  Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Happy Quilting!

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Notebook Keeper Tutorial

Are you a note-taker and a list maker?  Do you constantly find yourself jotting things down?  I most certainly do!  Who doesn’t love a daily to-do list?   I even make a list for my kids and husband!  As I strive to stay more organized, I wanted a place to keep my lists!  Check out this tutorial for my Step by Step instructions to make your own Notebook Keeper!

Notebook Keeper - Pinterest Pin 1

To get your cutting measurements, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase a pattern file. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

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notebook keeper Supply List

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Notebook keeper tutorial

Iron your cotton lining fabric nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles.  Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage.  Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.  Not pictured below are the cotton batting and Peltex materials.  Go ahead and cut those as well.

 

Notebook Keeper - Step 1a

Notebook Keeper – Making the tab closure

First, we will make the tab closure.  Take the tab closure vinyl fabric and place it right side down.  Fold the long sides towards the center so that both long ends meet in the middle, evenly.  Next, measure 4″ down from one of the short sides of the tab piece and install the magnetic male closure.  With the long sides still folded in, fold the tab piece in half so that both short ends are flush.  Sew along both long sides to enclose all raw edges on this tab piece.

Notebook Keeper - Step 2 Notebook Keeper - Step 3 Notebook Keeper - Step 4

Notebook Keeper – assembling the exterior pieces

Next, we will install the tab & female magnetic closure onto the exterior of the Notebook Keeper. Place the exterior vinyl fabric, right side up.  Place the tab, magnet side up, on top of the exterior vinyl fabric piece.  Measure about 3 3/4″ from the bottom left of the vinyl fabric to the bottom edge of the tab.  The raw edge of the tab can be adjusted to either be flush against the raw edge of the exterior vinyl fabric, or further out.  Secure in place with Clover Wonder Clips.  On the right side of the exterior vinyl fabric you will attach the female magnetic closure directly across from the tab piece and 3″ – 4″ away from the right raw edge of the exterior vinyl fabric.

Notebook Keeper - Step 5

Fuse the Peltex piece to the batting piece.  You can either sew this together by basting around the perimeter or you can fuse in place with Spray Adhesive.  Turn over the vinyl fabric (ensuring the tab piece is still in place), and secure the batting/Peltex piece to the wrong side of the exterior vinyl fabric.  The batting side should be laid against the wrong side of the vinyl fabric.

Notebook Keeper - Step 6

Notebook Keeper – adding all the layers

Now, we will layer the Notebook Keeper.  Fold the cotton lining fabric in half (wrong sides together).  Place the right side of the notebook lining on the right side of the exterior vinyl fabric.  Next, place the top piece of the vinyl lining flush against the top of the exterior vinyl fabric, right sides together.  Now, place the bottom piece of the vinyl lining flush against the bottom of the exterior vinyl fabric, right sides together.  Secure all layers with Clover Wonder Clips.  Turn over the layered project so you are looking at the side with the Peltex.  Sew around the entire perimeter of the project.

Tip:  Make sure your stitch length is less than 2 and that your thread weight is lower than 50.  You should make your stitches right next to the Peltex, without sewing through the Peltex.  I would also recommend backstitching over the tab area as well as the sections where the top and bottom vinyl linings meet.  Trim away excess fabrics, at least 1/4″ from seam.

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Using the opening, turn the Notebook Keeper right side out.

Notebook Keeper - Step 10

Notebook Keeper – the Final Touches

Use your The Purple Thang and push the corners out.  Using 40-30 weight thread, top stitch along the outside perimeter of the Notebook Keeper.  Using your Omnigrid Acrylic Ruler, find the center of the Notebook Keeper and mark a line from the bottom to just past the top of the cotton lining.  Sew along marked line.

Notebook Keeper - Step 11   Notebook Keeper - Step 12

Place your small Legal pads and even a pen or pencil in your lining pockets and you are all set!

I just love how fun and easy these are to make!  Using faux leather (or vinyl) makes these notebooks very durable!

You can still use Quilting Cottons if your sewing machine cannot handle the thickness of all those vinyl layers.  I would just recommend reinforcing it with some Shapeflex by Pellon.

Thanks for checking out this tutorial!  Don’t forget to get your FREE Pattern and let me know if you have any questions.  I would love to hear from you!

Also – Remember………..Note-Takers are History Makers!

Until next time, Happy Sewing!

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Churn Dash Quilt Block

The Churn Dash Quilt Block is a very basic block which has stood the test of time. The Churn Dash is a very old 9-Patch quilt block pattern, originating between 1800 and 1849. Its name is a result of the resemblance of the triangle and rectangle perimeter of the block to a butter churn and the center square to the stick (or “dash”) of the butter churn.  In this picture tutorial, I will show you how to put together this fun and easy quilt block.  Grab your pattern and let’s get started with this Churn Dash Quilt Block Tutorial!

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Pinterest Pin 2

To get your cutting measurements, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase a pattern file. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

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Churn Dash Quilt Block Supply List

  • Quilt Block Pattern
  • Qty (2) Fat Quarter of Contrasting Fabrics (I used Add It Up and Yours Truly by Cotton + Steel)

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Churn Dash quilt block tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles.  Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage.  Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.
Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 1

Sew your (2) long strips of fabric together like in the image below (right sides together).  Next, cut your sewn strip of fabrics into (4) equal parts.  For exact cutting measurements, please reference your pattern.  Press open.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 2 

Take your large square fabrics and line up, right sides together.  Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance all around the perimeter of the square.  Next, make (2) diagonal cuts and press each piece open.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 4 Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 5

Now it is time to assemble your blocks.  I recommend sewing each row together first and then assembling the three rows.  I have shown below the recommended pressing direction for optimal assembly.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 6 Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 7

Such a fun and easy quilt block!

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 8

Have fun with this block and try all kinds of fabrics!

Be sure to show your completed Churn Dash Quilt Block in my FaceBook Group!

We would love to see your work!

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Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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Hugs and Kisses Quilt Block

The Hugs and Kisses Quilt block is a fun and versatile quilt block!  These blocks have also been called “X & O”.  How cute!  You can make an entire quilt with either the ‘X’ quilt block or an entire quilt of the ‘O’ quilt block.  It is even better when you mix up the quilt pattern with a little bit of both!  Check out the materials list and get your pattern and let’s make some some fun quilt blocks!

To get your cutting measurements and specific sewing directions, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements & specific sewing instructions for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase a pattern file. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

Hugs and Kisses X BlockHug and Kisses O Block

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Hugs & Kisses QUILT BLOCK SUPPLY LIST

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

This amount of fabric will make more than (2) quilt blocks, but that’s ok!  We love extra fabric!!!

Check out this video to give you an idea of how to make the quilt block.  You will love how easy it is to make and want to make more!

What about doing an entire quilt?  Wouldn’t that be great??!!??

Hugs and Kisses Quilt Top

Be sure to show your completed Hugs and Kisses Quilt Blocks in my FaceBook Group!

We would love to see your work!

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