Free Patterns and a Give Away!

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Free downloadable patterns! What is not to love. And a give away too! Even more love. We are working on accumulating a list of resources that will go in a side bar on the blog that can serve as a little spot for you all to go when you need inspiration and you need it for free. We have some ideas (see below) but know that you all have some good things stashed around your bookmarks bar just wanting to appear on our resource list.

In exchange for your resourses, wether they are from your own blog or other places you go for free patterns and projects, you stand to win. By leaving a comment on the blog with a link to a special little free-be, you will be entered to win a Sidewinder bobbin winder and Denyse Schmidt's County Fair fabric swatches (in pic above, the smallest pieces are 11 x 13.5 inches).  Can you imagine? Your very own Sidewinder and fabric swatches!  All for a little old comment.  Oh, and you can enter more than once, just leave another comment with another link.  We will do the old pick-a-number routine Monday afternoon at approximately 3 pm, west coast time.  All are welcome to participate, we will ship the prize within the U.S.  Fun, our first giveaway!  We are excited, and it certainly won't be the last.

Besides getting to work on something for a little less $, my favorite part about free stuff on line is that it is there when you need it, free patterns and all; middle of the night, desire to create sets in and the need for some inspiration, but Bolt is not open. These are all great places to explore and find ideas galore.

Burda Style website--all sorts of trendy, stylish clothing to try out.  Many from their members, folks making up their own clothes.  There are discussion groups too, so you can see what others are saying about a pattern before trying it out.  There is so much great information on this site.  Check it out!

Amy Butler--there's a "free patterns" link on the bottom of the menu on the right side.
The "craft patterns" are for her paper line.  Under the "Sewing Patterns" there are lots of great looking quilt and duvet cover patterns, decor projects, a yoga mat bag, a necklace, pillows and more.

Anna Maria Horner--there are more quilts, a pin cushion, "tote-able towels," a dog leash, a great little tutorial on circles for applique, and a pillow case dress.

The Purl Bee--so many sewing, embroidery, knitting and crochet patterns and projects.  Many of them have photo-rich step-by-step tutorials.

We look forward to seeing your favorites!