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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.