I haven't been on this site in ages (!), and I have missed it! (Especially joining in our Totally Totes group discussions!) Just too many things going on right now, but I'm still finding a litte time here and there to do some (mostly small) projects. Here are some more great freebies I've found online lately that I hope all my quilting friends will enjoy...
Travel Tissue Holder - This is adorable and SO EASY! Two rectangles, four seams and that's it! (The cute trim on the opening is actually just part of the lining that's pressed to the outside). I have made several of these already & like them alot! You can whip one up in about 15 minutes & they make great little gifts! I may try adding a little more to the length measurement however, because I was only able to put about half my tissues in there from a Kleenex travel pack...maybe some of the other brands out there aren't so thick though?
Fabric Notepad Binder - This would also make a great gift, and I'd love to make one for myself if I ever get around to it. Its by Terry Atkinson - she has some other really nice project tutorials too, so glance around her site.
Fabric Luggage Tags: Version 1 (using printable fabric) and Version 2 (with an empty slot for a card to slide in) - Definitely on my Want-To-Make list, though I don't know when I'll get to it. If anyone makes these, let me know what you think!
Pillowcases - Lots of free patterns from AllPeopleQuilt.com since they are currently having their 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge - check their site for local shops that accept donations toward this cause. Another charity that accepts pillowcase donations is ConKerr Cancer - its a great way to put your extra fabric to good use!!!
Moda BOOKKEEPER - If you know someone with a Kindle, I highly recommend this! I have made two of them as gifts for Kindle owners and they were thrilled! (Plus, have you seen the prices on covers you can buy for those things? Outrageous!) I did not do the applique (I'd love to, but its not my area of expertise and I didn't want to take the time) but it was still super cute. I also added velcro for a closure.
Sweet Sixteen Bags - Another of my Want-To-Make projects, using charm squares. Someone in the Totally Totes group made this and if I remember correctly she said it went together really fast.
Crayon Rolls - these are getting to be quite popular again, and there are quite a few patterns I've found online for them. This is the only one I've tried so far. I like it, but since I'm not a big fan of doing binding, I think one of these days I will try putting outside and lining RST, sewing, and then flipping inside out...maybe with a little rick-rack caught in the seams to make it cute? :-) I also prefer to use ribbon instead of making the tie from fabric. Here's another pattern I found recently that uses an interesting piecing and sewing method.
Grocery Bag Dispenser - Another fun charm square pattern!
Here are about a dozen Fabric Flower Tutorials links in this one blog post! I have got to try some of these out!