Friday, May 1, 2009

Resourcefulness.

One of my favorite things to do is to navigate through the fabric manufacturer websites. Some of my favorites- Moda, P&B Textiles, Clothworks, Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman.
All of them have the latest fabrics front and center and I am never disappointed. The other thing they have is free quilt patterns! How nice is that?
Say you wanted to make a quilt with this- Delila by Clothworks:


Well, you can click here and find a darling pattern!

Love Elanor's Picnic by P&B Textiles?
Click here and see what cuteness is in store for you!
AndaLucia one of your faves?
Find a stunning quilt here!


Does Howard Marcus' beautiful Collection for a Cause
make your heart go pitter-pat?


Then you will adore this 19th Century-inspired quilt here.

When you delve into the pattern (or project) files at these fabric houses, you will want to fill your favorites file with everything you see! There are quilts large and small, and for all levels of expertise. While you will not find all of the fabric lines at your local quilt store (because, really, where would they put them?), the patterns themselves are enough to inspire you to create your own version using something completely different!
Take a peek at these. You'll be surprised what you will discover!
Robert Kaufman (scroll down for free projects)
Set aside a few hours, stock the printer with paper and have fun looking!
The fabric collections shown are available at A Scarlet Thread!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

It always amazes me how much free stuff there is out there if you just go looking.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Thanks so much for all the great links. I usually go to Moda, but now I have so many more to look at.
Have a great weekend,
~Karen~