Free Patterns

Stretch your imagination, practice your stitching skills and have fun with these free patterns. We’d love to see what you stitch. Please feel free to email us photos of any projects inspired by our books and patterns for our Gallery page.

NOTE: Free patterns are for personal use only and not for resale.

Jan’s Ruched Rose

Merry Christmas! Here is another free pattern for a Christmas Rose. The rose measures approximately 2-1/2″ round.  It makes a beautiful ornament, holiday pin, a present topper or embellishment for a quilt block. Enjoy!

Jan’s Ruched Rose



Christmas Ornament

Merry Christmas! Here is a free pattern for a Poinsettia.The flower measures approximately 5″ round. It makes a beautiful ornament, holiday pin, or a present topper. Enjoy!

Poinsettia Pattern



Mini Sewing Case

Designed by Jan’s sister, Sandy Amador, this little 4-1/2″ x 5″ sewing case is great for on-the-go sewing, embroidery or even a purse size first-aid kit. The case is designed for no-fray fabrics such as wools, felts, suedes, or ultra-suedes. Any of the 4″ motifs from Jan’s book, The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, fit perfectly on the front of the case. Pattern and instructions for the rushed rose are included in this pattern. The grapes and strawberries patterns are in The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery.

Mini Sewing Case Pattern


Embellished Dresden

The next Fun step in quilting is to Embellish! Highlight the center of this Dresden Plate with a touch of embroidery and ribbon work to make your plate pop! This pattern includes one of the designs in Jan’s book, The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, but there are hundreds more in the book to choose from to make this block personally your own!

Embellished Dresden


Stitch Sampler

Practice all the stitches and techniques in Jan’s book, Applique & Embroidery Fundamentals, with this Stitch Sampler. Pictured on page 90, the Stitch Sampler measures 22″ x 22″. Use your imagination as you make this sampler personally your own.

Stitch Sampler


Sisters’ Garden Mini Quilt

For your stitching pleasure…an enlarged Sisters’ Garden block pattern made into a lovely 30″ x 30″ wool quilt. The pattern sheet includes fabric requirements, supplies and offers suggestions for embroidered embellishment. Use any one of the 16 blocks included in the Sisters’ Garden pattern to design your own wool quilt.

Sisters’ Garden Bonus Wool Quilt Pattern

Romantic Baskets Bonus Pincushion Pattern

Here is a simple way to practice stitches and try the techniques for the Romantic Baskets quilt, from making the basket, embroidering handles, and stitching the medallions. This bonus pattern requires a copy of the Romantic Baskets pattern to complete.

Romantic Baskets Bonus Pincushion Pattern


Fan Favorite Stitch Doodle Pad

Sketch and envision your own stitches and stitch combinations for the Fan Favorite quilt blocks in Embroidery & Patchwork Revisited. To create your doodle pad, print the PDF on 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Cut the pages in half to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Punch the top with a 2-hole punch, and tie together with 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon. Print multiples of pages 2 and 3 to give you a wealth of sketching pages.

Fan Favorite Doodle Pad

Simply Charming

This free pattern is available exclusively to quilt shops to introduce Embroidery & Patchwork Revisited. The pattern includes a shop kit, complete with everything needed to make this charming mini-quilt. Fabrics and threads may vary from shop to shop. Shop owners, please contact Jan  to receive the pattern and shop instructions.