Sewing the Boxy Tool Pouch

I enjoy all my patterns that I have purchased from Sotak Patterns on Etsy. One of my most recent purchases is the Boxy Tool Pouch pattern.

The way the seams are finished inside the pouch ads structure to the pouch and helps it hold its shape.

Plaid Flannel Boxy Tool Pouch made by Daydreams of Quilts.

I have made a pattern walk through video for this bag on YouTube if you want a bit of help or want to check out how it’s made before purchasing. It’s a fun bag to sew and doesn’t need a lot of fabric!

Anita with the Boxy Tool Pouch she made on YouTube.

I have these bags listed in my Etsy shop and on my website ahead of Father’s Day if you are in need of a gift for Dad!

How to Make Ribbon Key Fobs, Handmade Keychains

Handmade keychains, or key fobs as we call them in the sewing world, are fun to make and they are great to have in your vendor booth at craft shows. Since I have a few in-person shows coming up I thought I would make some more to add to my stock.

Ribbon Key Fobs made by Daydreams of Quilts.

To make a ribbon key fob you need the following:

  • 13″ cotton webbing
  • 13″ grosgrain ribbon
  • key fob hardware
  • E-6000 glue
  • a lighter to melt the ribbon ends
  • needle nose pliers
  • scrap of fabric to protect hardware

Note: melt the ribbon ends first and do not light the flame when using E-6000 glue or while the glue is drying

How to:

Melt the ribbon ends to prevent fraying by passing the ribbon ends through the blue part of the flame on a lighter.

Clip the ribbon to the webbing and topstitch down each side.

Spread some E-6000 glue inside the key fob hardware. Fold the webbing in half and put the ends into the glue.

Close the hardware with your fingers and then squeeze it tight with the pliers. Use the fabric scrap to protect the hardware from scratches. Let the glue set and dry and you’re done!

I made a six-minute YouTube video to show you how to make these.

These keychains make great little gifts, stocking stuffers or lower priced items in your craft show booth. Happy crafting!

Sewing a Patchwork Finch Bucket Bag YouTube Tutorial

The finch bucket knitting bag pattern by Stitch Mischief is one of my favourites to sew. This week I made the patchwork version for the first time using some charm packs from Ruby Star Society.

Patchwork Finch Bucket Knitting Bag made by Daydreams of Quilts.

You can find the Finch Bucket Bag pattern here on the Stitch Mischief website.

Check out my pattern walk through tutorial video on YouTube.

Pattern walk through YouTube video by Daydreams of Quilts.https://youtu.be/RYaab077z0M

These bags are available on our website here while they last. (I’ll always be making more!)

How to Help Etsy Sellers in the Ukraine

All of us around the world are devastated by this week’s horrific events in Ukraine. We are wondering what we can do to help. This is one idea.

How to help Etsy sellers in Ukraine:

1. go to etsy-dot-com

2. type in search “digital file”

3. choose button “all filters”

4. scroll down and find “Shop Location” category

5. choose custom and type “Ukraine”

The result: in front of you are all the digital products of Ukrainian sellers. There are patterns, svg files and more. All of these products are automatically delivered to your e-mail, the seller does not have to post anything in real life, but she/he gets money to live on.

PLEASE buy something for yourself, for a friend as a gift or just for support. AND BE SURE TO SHARE!

Thank you!

I have also created a short YouTube video on this topic.

Pot of Gold Rainbow Quilt Block Free Pattern

Hello! Today I have another free block pattern for you! This one is for the month of March with a Pot of Gold Rainbow Quilt Block for St. Patrick’s Day.

Pot of Gold Rainbow Quilt Block by Daydreams of Quilts.

This block is a great scrap buster for your tiny scraps! There are cutting instructions for two sizes in the free pattern – a 12″ finished block and a 24″ finished block.

Download the free block pattern here:

I have also created a companion YouTube Video tutorial for this block as well. Click here or click the image below to get to it.

Companion YouTube Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/GPjD6YOA6P0

I hope you enjoy making this quilt block for St. Patrick’s Day! Tag me on social media @daydreamsofquilts so I can see your finished blocks! 🙂

Free DIY Fabric Lanyard Sewing Tutorial

This week I decided to add fabric ID badge and key ring lanyards to the stock in my shop. I also made a tutorial video to show others how to make these too!

To make a lanyard you will need:

  • A three inch by width of fabric strip of cotton fabric
  • Two 2.5 inch x width of fabric (20”) strips of Shapeflex 101 interfacing
  • A lobster swivel clasp
  • A split ring key ring
  • A rivet set (optional) and setting tools
  • Coordinating polyester thread
Watch the tutorial video on the Daydreams of Quilts YouTube channel .

The tutorial video is about 10 minutes long and you can watch it on the Daydreams of Quilts YouTube channel .

Enjoy making this easy to sew DIY project. Lanyards are available in my shop while supplies last.

Floral Lanyard for ID badge and keys by Daydreams of Quilts made with Rifle Paper Co fabric.

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.