A Free Love Letter Postcard Quilt Block for Valentine’s Day

Hello quilting friends! I have designed this fun Love Letter Postcard quilt block today. You can use it for Valentine’s day or anytime of the year. It features a cute fussy cut postage stamp. Mine has a frog prince for the postage stamp.

This quilt block can be 8 x 12 inches finished or 12 x 12 inches finished if you add a top and bottom border.

Note: my sample block has borders made from the background fabric but I suggest using a different fabric so the postcard shape shows up. I think I will take my borders off and either make this into a mug rug or switching up my border fabric.

Love Letter Postcard Quilt Block by Daydreams of Quilts

Download the free quilt block pattern here.

I have created a companion sewing tutorial video on YouTube so make sure to check that out too!

YouTube Sewing Tutorial

Thank you for visiting today and happy quilting. Tag me on your blocks on social media so I can see them! 🙂 I am @daydreamsofquilts

Free Snowflake Quilt Block Pattern

Enjoy this free snowflake quilt block pattern that I have designed for the Daydreams of Quilts Community! This block finishes at 12 inches square. You will need two fat quarters of fabric and a 2 1/2″ square fussy cut.

The two main fabrics in my sample block are by Canadian Fabric designer Libs Elliott for Andover Fabrics. I used a fussy cut from a batik fabric for the block centre.

Free Snowflake Quilt Block by Daydreams of Quilts.

Download the free pattern file to get started. I have created a YouTube tutorial for this quilt bock as well.

Free Snowflake Quilt Block Pattern by Daydreams of Quilts.

Enjoy this free pattern and thank you for being a part of the Daydreams of Quilts community! 🙂

Announcing our New Website

Daydreams of Quilts has a new website! You can find all of our digital patterns, physical handmade items and print on demand items there! We also offer international shipping from our website as well.

Our new Shopify website is open!

We are still on Etsy too! Currently personalized items such as stockings and gift bags are only available in our Etsy shop. Shipping on Etsy is available to Canada and USA. Digital patterns are available worldwide. We have our new print on demand items on Etsy too.

Shop our early Black Friday 20% off sale now on either site to beat the rush and avoid shipping backlogs.

Making the Pumpkin Hot Pad from Annie’s Kit Club Holiday Quilter’s Club

I released a new YouTube video today of how to make the Pumpkin Hot Pad from the (affiliate link) Holiday Quilter’s Club by Annie’s Kit Clubs.

This was a fun little project that only took an hour or two to make. You can find the video here. I will be giving my little hot pad to my Mom for a hostess gift at next weekend’s Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂

Video on the Daydreams of Quilts YouTube channel for making the pumpkin hot pad.

Sign up for Annie’s Kit Clubs here and use code: SHARE50 for 50% off your first month. (affiliate link)

Zombie Quilt Pattern

Big spooky news today! Our new Zombie Quilt pattern has been released into the world! It is now available in our Etsy shop.

Zombie Quilt by Daydreams of Quilts.

This is an easy quilt to make! It’s pixelated design means all you need to do is sew squares together. The pattern comes with three size options; lap quilt, twin quilt and king sized quilt.

There is plenty of time to sew this fun quilt for Halloween! Our pattern is 40% off through Sunday.

Zombies have arrived in the Daydreams of Quilts studio! This fallen tree near our home was a great photo backdrop for our newest quilt pattern.

Happy quilting and stay safe from Zombies!

Chore Money Clipboard

I have been getting the household organized and implementing new systems along with the new school year. One of my new systems is a chore chart.

We have a regular chore chart with basic chores for the kids to help with such as laundry, sweeping, mowing the lawn/shoveling snow and cooking meals.

I have created a bonus clipboard for the kids to have a chance to earn some extra money by doing some extra chores. I recently went back to work part time after five years working exclusively from home so now I have my fulltime business and a part time job. This means I could use some help with the chores.

Chore Chart Clipboard with money the kids can earn doing extra chores.

I used some supplies I have had sitting around for years from Stampin’ Up including a chipboard clipboard and office themed stickers.

I have chores listed under each clip such as clean bathrooms and mop floors with notes to see Mom for instructions and final inspection. (My kids have never cleaned the bathroom!)

Chores along the bottom written in pencil in case I want to change them.

There were lots of cute stickers in my sticker pack and I put “Things To Do” on each clip.

Cute “Things To Do” stickers.

The kids need to show me their work before they can take the money. That way I can make sure they did a good job.

Bonus chore money envelope with a Creative Memories scrapbooking sticky envelope.

I also have a Bonus Chore money envelope where they can take the initiative to notice something that needs to be done. However, I don’t want them to invent fake jobs so they need to check with Mom and Dad if their idea qualifies for payment. 😉

Hopefully this incentivizes the kids to help out a little bit now that Mom is a bit busier.

Unboxing Annie’s Kit Clubs Charm Pack Club and My Quilt Project

I have another fun unboxing video today. This time it is of the Annie’s Kit Clubs Charm Pack Club. The subscription sends two charm packs every month. I have plans to make some patchwork bags with one of the charm packs but in this video there is a baby quilt top that I made with the Daybreak charm pack.

This (affiliate) link will take you to the sign up page for the charm pack club. Use code SHARE50 for 50% off your first month of any Annie’s Kit Club subscription.

Thank you so much for your support of my blog through affiliate links.

Annie’s Kit Clubs Charm Pack Club.

What would you make with the charm pack? A quilt, like I did, or another project?

10 Days of Giveaways for Daydreams of Quilts’ 10th Anniversary!

Daydreams of Quilts blog and Etsy shop are turning 10 years old on August 11th. To celebrate we are having 10 days of giveaways!

Physical product giveaways will be open to Canada and USA. Digital product giveaways will be open worldwide.

The first giveaway is today and it is one of our beautiful handmade double zip pencil pouches!

Handmade Double Zip Pencil Pouch by Daydreams of Quilts.

This giveaway is open to Canada and USA. To enter please go to our post on Instagram and/or Facebook.

The winner will be announced on the posts on August 11th.

DIY Your Own Grocery and Produce Bags

It’s the last day of “Plastics Free July” but that doesn’t mean we stop trying to use less plastic. In fact, we need to ramp it up with reusables! This week I published two YouTube sewing tutorials on my YouTube Channel for sewing your own!

Some of us, (ahem, me!) have a lot of polypropylene left in our sewing rooms from the big mask rush of 2020 so lets turn them into grocery bags in 2021.

I got my polypropylene here if you are looking for some.

The first video released was the grocery bag tutorial using polypropylene and bias binding.

How to Sew A Grocery Bag

You can find this video here on my YouTube Channel.

The second video was just released today and this one is for sewing mesh produce bags.

How to Sew a Mesh Produce Bag

You can find the mesh produce bag video here on my YouTube channel.

Have fun sewing and thank you for cutting down on single use plastic by using reusable bags! 🙂