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.

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

New Wristlet Bags and They're on Sale!

I have been busy making these lovely wristlets for our Etsy shop! For their first time ever being in our Etsy shop we are having a flash sale for two days only! These bags are 20% off but newsletter subscribers to our handmade buyer’s list can get a “double dip” on the discount so make sure to get on that list!

I made these bags in a variety of styles and with various materials such as cork and fractured vinyls.

Clematis Wristlets at Daydeams of Quilts

These were made using the “Clematis Wristlet” pattern from Blue Calla Patterns. They are a bit more challenging than a regular wristlet or zipper pouch because they have curves but they’re fun to make!

The flash sale ends January 23rd at midnight MST.

Happy New Year! Last Weekend for our Boxing Week Sale! Plus, get on the right email list.

Hi! Happy New Year! Did you make any New Year’s resolutions or goals? Let me know in the comments! I’ll write about mine below.

Happy New Year from Daydreams of Quilts!

Last Chance to shop Boxing Week / Clearance Sale!

This is the last weekend of our Boxing Week / Clearance Sale on Etsy. Our shop, including PDF patterns, is on sale 20 – 30% off.

Shop Boxing Week / Clearance Sale at Daydreams of Quilts on Etsy.

Are you on our email list? We have two lists: one for handmade buyers and one for quilters and handmade makers.

If you want to be on both lists that’s great too! I will be tailoring my emails to each audience this year and moving forward so I don’t bore you with things you are not interested in.

What are your resolutions? Let me know in the comments!

I spent the last four days of December cleaning my craft room. Like, deep cleaning it! I pulled the room apart section by section and dusted, vacuumed, sorted and organized. I realized there are quite a few fabrics that, while very nice, are no longer as precious to me as they once were. So I’m sewing with those first!

I also have a goal of building my own e-commerce site this year. We’ll see how that goes.

Happy New Year and I hope 2020 is off to a great start for you!

Christmas Decor at Daydreams of Quilts

Christmas Throw Quilt at Daydreams of Quilts

Want to update your holiday decor this year? We have several options at Daydreams of Quilts that will up the cozy factor. Here’s a showcase of what we have available for 2019.

Christmas Throw Quilt at Daydreams of Quilts.

First up are the quilts of course! Quilts are the epitome of cozy at the holidays and year-round. The quilt above is the dark version and you can read more about it and the fabrics that are used in it in this post.

Holiday Lodge Throw Quilt
Christmas Throw Quilt the lighter version.

We also have a lighter version which you can read more about in this post.

Throw pillows with the classic red Christmas truck are up next.

Red Christmas Truck throw pillow covers.

We also have matching gift bags and Christmas stockings with this motif.

Farmhouse Tree Skirt at Daydreams of Quilts.

The farmhouse tree skirt above completes the look and there are matching gift bags and stockings for this one as well.

If you prefer a more whimsical look for your holiday decor I created this adorable Santa gnome tree skirt with a mash-up of Sugarplum and Winterkist fabrics. More tree skirts can be found in our tree skirt section.

We also have little mug rugs or snack mats to set on your side table or desk for your coffee break or milk and cookies.

Snowmen mug rug/snack mat at Daydreams of Quilts.

Order now to cozy up your home for December! ๐Ÿ™‚

Personalized Gifts for the Holidays at Daydreams of Quilts

Initial Pillow Covers at Daydreams of Quilts

At the time of this post it’s still the first half of November but now is the time to start planning and ordering personalized and customized gifts for the holidays. Today’s post showcases our personalized items at Daydreams of Quilts.

Initial pillow covers at Daydreams of Quilts.

Our initial pillow covers have been one of our most popular items since we first listed them in 2017. Last year we didn’t offer them at the holidays but this year we are offering them along with our personalized stockings, Santa sacks and even a personalized patchwork quilt.

Our Christmas stockings are by far our most popular personalized item at the holidays. Order early… the moose are already sold out!

Examples of our personalized stockings.

We thought in addition to our personalized initial pillow covers that our customers might like a matching throw quilt. As with the pillow covers, colour preference can be selected during the checkout process for these.

Example of a personalized initial patchwork quilt at Daydreams of Quilts.

We recently added personalized book covers to the mix as well.

Example of a custom ordered book cover from Daydreams of Quilts.

Our Santa sacks are printed in an eco-friendly water-saving way by Spoonflower using pigment inks. Read more about how using Spoonflower fabrics saves water and our environment here.

Santa sacks printed with water saving pigment inks by Spoonflower.

I hope this post has helped generate some holiday gift ideas to make your gifts for loved ones extra special this year.

Check my Instagram account later today for a stocking giveaway. (I just need to take a photo when the light is better and then I can post it.) ๐Ÿ™‚

Eco-friendly Reusable Gift Bags At Daydreams of Quilts

reusable drawstring fabric gift bags

This year I have worked to incorporate eco-friendly solutions into my shop both in the products I have made and the materials I have used. One of the new products this year is the Reusable Drawstring Fabric Gift Bags.

Reusable drawstring fabric gift bags at Daydreams of Quilts. Fabrics are “Kringle and Claus” by Basic Grey.

Kringle and Clause drawstring bags are available here at Daydreams of Quilts. The darker version with buffalo plaid trim can be found here.

Kringle and Claus dark version available at Daydreams of Quilts for Christmas 2019.

These bags have been very popular and have been selling since July! The bags below this paragraph made with “Wintertide” from Figo Fabrics have sold out twice! Wintertide fabrics are available at Studio 39 Fabrics.

Wintertide bags are available here while supplies last.

If you want to make your own bags you can find a tutorial on the “In Color Order” blog by Jeni Baker. If you don’t have time (or run out of time) there are 15 listings to choose from in our shop.

Here are some farmhouse style gift bags. Only three available.

Farmhouse gift bags made with “Holiday Lodge” by Deb Strain for Moda.

And the ever popular red Christmas truck motif. Also only three available. We also have coordinating throw pillow covers and stockings with this same motif.

And one more new thing for this year in our shop are personalized Santa Sacks and Mini Santa sacks found in the fabric gift bags section of our shop. I hope we can help to reduce gift wrap going into landfills and save our customers money down the road with these reusable options. I have had a lot of fun putting together fabric combinations for bags and making all of them.

30% off Sale ends Sunday

Weebraw bags made by Daydreams of Quilts

Our 30% off sale at Daydreams of Quilts is on now and ends Sunday at midnight MDT.

We have handmade knitting bags, pincushions, zipper and boxy pouches, wallets, PDF patterns and more on sale! Now is a great time to buy and put away for Christmas / Holiday gifts!

Weebraw Bags made with Heather Ross Trixie Fabric handmade by Daydreams of Quilts.
Knitting bags made by Daydreams of Quilts with Alison Glass fabrics and Emmaline Bags hardware.

Our knitting bags have wire inserts so they can hold themselves open at the top. They also have a smooth metal grommet hole for yarn to feed through.

Grommet hole on knitting bag.
Strawberry Lemonade Deluxe Pincushion made by Daydreams of Quilts.

Our Deluxe pincushions are made with care and attention to detail. They are sure to bring a smile to your face… even if you’re reaching for the seam ripper.

Foxes and linen open wide zipper pouches.

We have many zipper and boxy pouches in our sale too in a variety of themes. Great for organizing a larger bag, taking project on the go or keeping make-up or other supplies together.

Necessary Clutch Wallet in burgundy cork made by Daydreams of Quilts.

Several cork and fabric wallets are also part of the sale. This burgundy one is nice for fall and winter.

And for all my sewing followers I have added all the PDF patterns into the 30% off sale for this last weekend too!

Sale ends Sunday at midnight MDT.

Happy shopping and sewing and for those of you in Canada I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw Quilt Light Version

Holiday Lodge Throw Quilt

Here is the first of two quilts I have finished in the last week. This quilt uses a “Holiday Lodge” quilt panel designed by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. I used some Holiday Lodge fabrics and mixed in other fabrics from my stash including: Basic Grey’s “Evergreen” line, Tula Pink’s “Holiday Homies” line and some Kate and Birdie “True North” fabrics. The “Holiday Lodge” fabrics were purchased from Birdie and Dot Fabrics. There is also Kona Snow and Kona Black fabric in this quilt.

Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw Quilt.
Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.

This quilt is available here in the Daydreams of Quilts Etsy shop.

Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.
Holiday Lodge Christmas Throw Quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.
The back of the quilt is red and black buffalo plaid.
The back of the quilt is the red and black Buffalo Plaid from the Holiday Lodge fabric line.

I added ornament blocks, tree blocks and present blocks to the panel pieces to expand the quilt to a throw size. The quilt measures 54.5″ x 65″.

Close-up showing quilting.
The quilt is quilted with various custom quilting motifs throughout.

Quilting motifs include wishbones, straight line, loop-de-loops and stippling. The outer border is quilted with feathers.

Close-up of quilting in the border.
Close-up of the feather quilting in the border.

The present block is from Thimble Blossoms “Handmade with Love” pattern. The ornament block is from Thimble Blossoms “Vintage Holiday” pattern.

Thank you for coming to see my quilt today.

Sailboat Quilt in Daysail Fabrics

This sailboat quilt was made with Daysail fabics, designed by Bonnie and Camille for Moda, with a white on white background. The Kona for the inner border and sashing is Kona Splash available here from Studio 39 Fabrics. The Sailboat quilt can be found here in our Etsy shop.

Sailboat quilt in Daysail fabrics pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.
Sailboat Quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.

I have written a free pattern for this quilt for my maker’s email subscribers. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to subscribe and receive this free PDF pattern.

I quilted clouds in the white background and waves in the sashing and inner border. The sails are quilted with back and forth lines and the border is quilted with meandering stipple quilting. The boats have waves quilted on them too. I switched out threads to match the fabrics. All threads are Aurifil 50 weight 100% cotton threads.

Close up of quilting of waves and clouds on the Sailboat quilt.
Close up of the quilting on the Sailboat Quilt.

I used a pretty ombre rainbow wideback for the backing (I believe this one is from Windham fabrics.)

The ombre rainbow backing on the sailboat quilt.
The backing is this pretty ombre wideback.
Vertical photo of the Sailboat quilt.
My husband and son are behind the quilt fighting the breeze to hold the quilt for me.

This quilt is a generous throw or shorter twin size and is available here in the Daydreams of Quilts Etsy shop.

Vertical image of the Sailboat Quilt.
Sailboat quilt pieced and quilted by Daydreams of Quilts.


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