How to Help Etsy Sellers in the Ukraine

All of us around the world are devastated by this weekโ€™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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 (20โ€) 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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