Jack O Heart Halloween Pixel Heart Quilt Layout and Fall Pattern Roundup

I went on a hunt through one of my stash baskets yesterday because I knew there were some Halloween fabrics in there. To my surprise there were enough to sew a whole quilt!

The Jack O Heart Quilt Layout

I got to work cutting and had the Jack O Heart quilt cut out in about an hour and a half so yesterday I did a quilt layout. I made a hyperlapse video for my YouTube Channel just for fun.

A hyperlapse video of laying out the Jack O Heart Quilt

Fall Pattern Roundup

This is one of several fun fall pixel heart quilt patterns available in my Etsy shop. I have a Pumpkin in a Pixel Heart Quilt, a Turkey in a Pixel Heart Quilt and this Jack O Heart Quilt. All of these patterns are also available in my ebook “A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts.”

The turkey one was designed with Thanksgiving in mind. The Jack O Heart is for Halloween of course and the Pixel Pumpkin is general fall decor.

Thanksgiving Quilts: Turkey in a Pixel Heart by Daydreams of Quilts.
The Jack O Heart Quilt in wall hanging/table topper size alongside the Turkey in a Pixel Heart Quilt.
Fall Quilt: Pixel Pumpkin in a Pixel Heart by Daydreams of Quilts.
A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts” pattern ebook by Daydreams of Quilts.

The air has turned crisper here. We even got down to zero over the weekend! This has me getting out my fall wreath and putting a pumpkin table runner on the dining table. Of course put me in the mood to make a Jack O Heart Quilt too.

I hope you found some inspiring fall projects here today. Thanks for visiting!

Featured in the Stars PDF Quilt Pattern Release

Today is pattern release day! My “Featured in the Stars” quilt pattern is out in the world!

This pattern includes instructions for a monochromatic baby quilt 36″ x 48″ and a rainbow large throw 60″ x 72″. There are 11 pages including written instructions, computer diagrams and colour photos.

This PDF pattern is currently on sale 15% off in our Labour Day sale which ends tomorrow (Sept. 7th) at midnight Mountain Standard Time.

“Featured in the Stars” monochromatic baby quilt by Daydreams of Quilts.

Thank you for reading my exciting news today. I hope you are having a great weekend!

Happy Labour Day Long Weekend!

Celebrate all your hard work with a sale at Daydreams of Quilts! Our shop is 10 – 20% off now thru Monday Sept. 7th!

Enjoy 10 – 20% off for the Labour Day Long Weekend at Daydreams of Quilts on Etsy.

Our cactus pincushion pattern is featured on the main home page for Etsy so they are the stars of our Labour Day sale too! πŸ™‚

I have spent the summer working on Christmas stock and some of it is already listed.

What’s new?

  • advent calendars
  • stockings
  • fabric gift bags
  • drawstring backpacks and tote bags

What’s coming up?

  • more quilted tree skirts
  • more advent calendars
  • PDF patterns

Have a great long weekend!

Easy DIY Pennant Flag String

Here is a fun free video tutorial for how to make an easy Pennant Flag String for reusable eco-friendly birthday party or holiday decor. I made a YouTube video to show you how to make it and you can have this project finished in under an hour.

An easy DIY Pennant Flag String tutorial by Daydreams of Quilts.

For this project you will need one yard of fabric for the flags (or four 8 1/2″ strips) and a half yard of fabric for the string. I used a Creative Grids equilateral triangle ruler. You can find one like it at Troll Brothers Quilt Designs here.

Watch my 10 minute tutorial video on YouTube.

Happy sewing!

A Rainbow Bunting Flag String in the prairie winds and my dog. πŸ™‚

Canada Day Bench Pillow

I made this Canada Day Bench Pillow to celebrate Canada Day this year because Canada Day events are cancelled and it’s safer to stay home to celebrate.

O Canada Bench Pillow made by Daydreams of Quilts using a Kimberbell pattern.

I made the pillow using a Kimberbell pattern. This pattern came out a few years ago but Studio 39 Fabrics has some available here.

The pattern uses a variety of techniques so I created a sew along video series on my YouTube channel.

Free Video Series on YouTube

There are several techniques used to create this pillow so I created a sew along video series of five videos. I have gathered them all together for you in this playlist.

3D pinwheels are a fun playful element. I added snaps to mine so they can be removed for washing.

I varied from the pattern for the back of my pillow by creating a zipper back closure.

Zipper back closure for the pillow back. I show how to do this in video five.

I hope you get a chance to make this pillow if you celebrate Canada Day! Stay home and stay safe this year! πŸ™‚

O Canada bench pillow made by Daydreams of Quilts. Pattern by Kimberbell.

How to Sew an Ombre Spring Place mat using ColorWorks Solid Fabrics Free Tutorial

I received a bundle of ColorWorks fabrics from Studio 39 Fabrics and they asked me to review them on my YouTube channel. I have created a quick free project using some of the fabrics and a tutorial video.

To make a set of four placemats you will need:

  • 1 fat quarter of ColorWorks Snow
  • 1 fat quarter of ColorWorks Blush
  • 1 fat quarter of ColorWorks Petal
  • 1 fat quarter of ColorWorks Coral
  • 1/2 yard ColorWorks Superwhite for binding
  • 1 yard backing fabric
  • 1 yard quilt batting
Ombre Spring/Easter Placemat by Daydreams of Quilts using ColorWorks Solids.

For the “how to” please watch my 5 minute tutorial video on YouTube. πŸ™‚

Happy Sewing!

How to Sew a Pleated Fabric Face Mask with a Free Pattern

Hello sewing friends! Here is another face mask tutorial and video for you. This is a different style of mask than yesterday’s post. This one is made using a free tutorial from the New York Times which you can find here. They have a downloadable PDF on that page as well.

I have made a quick Video Tutorial (about 9 minutes long) on my YouTube Channel.

Pleated fabric face mask made by Daydreams of Quilts.

Happy sewing and stay well!

How to Sew a Curved Fabric Face Mask with a Free Pattern

Suddenly we sewists are finding ourselves sewing fabric face masks. The demand for these masks is great right now. So great in fact that Etsy sent an email out to sellers suggesting that if they sew they should consider making and listing fabric masks. This sent me on a quest for patterns and I found this one from Peanut Patterns. It’s free and I like it so much I’ve made a YouTube video tutorial for you today.

Happy Sewing and Stay Well! πŸ™‚

How to Make a Patchwork Drawstring Bag Free Tutorial

Hello sewing friends! I am back today with another free patchwork bag tutorial. This is the same bag from yesterday’s post but with a different closure!

Patchwork drawstring bag by Daydreams of Quilts using Heather Ross fussy cuts.

You can download my free zipper pouch tutorial here for all the cutting measurements and then follow along in my YouTube tutorial video to change the zipper closure to a drawstring closure! Make a matching pair if you like. πŸ™‚

Happy sewing!