Christmas Lattice Quilt with Optional Hot Cocoa Appliqué

Introducing the latest PDF quilt pattern from Daydreams of Quilts the Christmas Lattice Quilt !

Christmas Lattice Quilt with optional hot cocoa appliqué by Daydreams of Quilts.

This quilt looks great in red and green for Christmas but would also be perfect in other complementary colour schemes for year round quilts.

Hot cocoa is trending right now in a huge way so I designed these cute little appliqué hot cocoa mugs with hearts on them to add to the quilt if you wish. Inside the PDF file there are two additional quilt layout diagrams with different placement options for the mugs.

Hot cocoa appliqué templates are included in the pattern.

I drew the mugs in EQ7 (quilt design software) and I love how they turned out! The templates are included in the pattern.

Hot cocoa appliqué in the Christmas Lattice Quilt.

I made my test blocks into a cute runner for my hot cocoa bar that I set up on the top of my deep freeze. Hot cocoa bars are the in thing right now according to my kids who have been thoroughly enjoying ours.

Hot cocoa bar runner by Daydreams of Quilts.

Another idea is so sew a bed runner for the foot of a bed at the holidays. Just add a few more blocks to the runner above.

Find this pattern in my Etsy shop here: Christmas Lattice Quilt Thank you for visiting my blog today! 🙂

This pattern is currently on sale in our Early Black Friday Sale.

A Giveaway! Precuts, thread and seam ripper stickers!

Thank you so much for all your support in following, liking and sharing my posts. To say thank you I am hosting a giveaway!

Giveaway from Daydreams of Quilts

I am giving away four fat quarters of Polar Magic by Figo Fabrics, one layer cake of Handmade by Bonnie and Camille, one charm pack of Love Grows by Deb Strain and one charm pack of Rise by Melody miller plus six spools of Aurifil applique thread and two of my seam ripper stickers (fun to stick on your planner or sewing machine). Enter on the Rafflecopter below.

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This giveaway is open to Canada and USA addresses. If you are international and willing to pay for tracked shipping then you are welcome to enter too and I will send a PayPal invoice for shipping if you win.

Teacher Aprons Are My Latest Pandemic Sewing

Teacher apron made with kinder fabrics

A few weeks ago a friend of mine who is a teacher contacted me to ask me if I would consider sewing teacher aprons. I had no idea but these are much needed during the pandemic. Teachers have a lot of extra things to carry and manage throughout the day such as hand sanitizer, which they need to squirt on the elementary school kids’ hands, masks and all the other usual things like white board pens, phone, keys and so on.

Teachers are wanting aprons to help manage all these things, stay organized and keep their hands free. Maybe you know a teacher who would like one for Christmas.

My friend wanted her aprons made from this free tutorial on the Crafty Staci blog and so that is what I used. These also make fantastic vendor aprons for when we can do craft shows again.

Teacher Apron sewn by Daydreams of Quilts in Coral Heather Ross Kinder Fabrics.

I created a YouTube video tutorial on how to sew these as it can be a bit tricky following along on a blog post sometimes. I made the Library Books themed one below on the video. The pattern and written instructions are on the Crafty Staci blog.

Teacher apron sewn by Daydreams of Quilts with office supplies and books. Fabrics by Cotton + Steel and Crimson Tate.
Teacher aprons sewn by Daydreams of Quilts using Heather Ross Kinder Fabrics.

I have a teacher aprons section in my Etsy shop where you can find these aprons available to purchase. I received some teacher themed fabrics I ordered on Spoonflower with math, science and general teaching motifs so more aprons will be coming soon.

Teacher aprons in Cotton + Steel, Heather Ross and Crimson Tate fabrics.

I so appreciate my friend coming to me with this idea as I would have never thought of it! She loves her math themed aprons so it was a win/win for both of us. 🙂

Jack O Heart Halloween Quilt

This Halloween throw quilt is finished and listed in our Etsy shop. It was made with the Jack O Heart quilt pattern also available in our Etsy shop.

The finished Jack O Heart Halloween throw quilt by Daydreams of Quilts.

I got extremely motivated and pieced, basted, quilted and bound this quilt all in one day! (Yes, I was very tired afterwards.) I have a system down pat for these pixel heart quilts now and I use the knee lift lever on my sewing machines to help speed things up. It actually does save time.

Cute fabrics in the background.

I was wanting to sew a Halloween quilt but couldn’t afford to buy fabric. I started looking through my “holiday fabrics” basket and was surprised to discover that I had enough Halloween prints for a whole quilt!

Spider webs on purple for the binding.

I was very pleased that I was able to bust quite a bit of my stash. 🙂

We had a beautiful fall day for photos and I ran out with the quilt as soon as the binding was sewn down.
Jack O Heart quilt with fall foliage.
A quick little video of the quilt.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope your Halloween preparations are going well.

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!

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! 🙂

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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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!