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!

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 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! 🙂

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.