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Free patterns and tips and tricks to download

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It is with pleasure that I can share with you some free patterns, tips and great ideas for patchwork.

rr-full-length-webRobyn's Runner  - Using one panel of my sashiko - kiwi style Robyn has created a long runner 58” x 20” (1.47m x .51m) complete with a tassel at either end. 
Download the free pattern for the runner.

santa on runner for newsletter.jpgCharm square table runner.  This is a Moda Bakehouse free pattern.  Great for any charm square pack or you could cut your own fabric into strips.  Happy stitching.

hexagon placemats colour web.jpgHexagon tablemats - as seen at the current Craft and Quilt Fairs.  Download the free pattern for these quick and easy tablemats made using the 10" nesting hexagon from the Nesting Hexagon set.
Happy stitching!

pine cones 02.jpgFree X-Blocks™ Christmas Pine Cone pattern has finally been written.
Click here to download the pattern for this large quilt
2.03m x 1.73m.  (80" x 68").  Be patient as it is a largish file.
You will need a 6½" X-blocks™ tool for this pattern.

cu_of_christmas_star.jpgChristmas Stars.  Easy and quick Christmas decorations using my nesting hexagons.  You'll find them so easy that you will have a tree full in no time.  Or you could put plain fabric on the inside of the star and write on it to make Christmas gift tags. 
Click here to download the free Christmas Stars pattern.
wine_bottle_bags_for_web_small.jpgWine bottle bags  - easy gift idea and it uses just one fat quarter to make the bag and a fabric gift tag!
Click here to download the free Wine bag pattern.

three_fq_bags_June_06.JPGFat Quarter Bag pattern.  Yes, just one fat quarter.  Cute wee bag for shopping, stitcheries, library bag (use the inkjet fabric sheets to personalise the bag), books - lots of wonderful uses.
Click here to download pattern.

Mitreing your quilt bindings.  Mitred corners on your bindings look great on a quilt and are easy to do.  Click here to download a free .pdf file for instructions for mitreing your quilt bindings.

x_block_quilt_2.jpgMany of you are curious as to what the X-block tool does, so I have written a free X-Block pattern that you can download. You will see by the step-by-step instructions complete with photos just how easy and inspiring the quilts are.

Download free .pdf files of Kerry's Tips and Techniques from her Workshops at the Craft and Quilt Fairs.
Kerry shares with you some great ideas for creating stunning quilts without patterns, using only rulers and 2½" strips.
Strip tube ruler quilt web.jpgchevron quilt web.jpgstrata quilt web.jpg

Click on the underlined names to download Strip Tube Ruler quilts, Quilts using other rulers, a handy chart for Cutting Squares into Setting Triangles, Chevron Quilts and Strata quilts.

photos_in_hexagons_wo_mum.jpgI've had many requests for this photo hexagon wallhanging using the 6" & 4" nesting hexagons.  Click here to download the free pattern for the wallhanging. 

The photo images are printed on an inkjet printer using the inkjet fabric sheets that I sell on my website.

In_the_Pink_hexagon_quilt_Kiwiquilts_June_07.jpg 'In the Pink' quilt using the nesting hexagons.
This quilt was made using the 10" & 8" hexagons and I crazy pieced the 8" hexagon having fun with all the fancy stitches on my new Bernina.

The pattern will feature in the March 2011 issue of the Australian Quilter's Companion magazine.

Click here for an abridged version of the pattern.

hexagon_bag.JPG Click here to download the free pattern for the Hexagon Bag pattern.  This bag was constructed from 18 hexagons made with the 8" & 6" hexagons.


two_baskets_1.jpgFabric Baskets using just one fabric fat quarter. 
I remember making these baskets as a child and by using either Christmas fabric or kiwiana fabric you have a delightful and original container for chocolates (what else!), shortbread or other culinary delights. Wrap in cellophane and tie with an appropriate ribbon Pohutukawa_basket_1.jpgand you have gift with the Wow! factor. 
Click here to download the free pattern.

Christmas Swag.
  Click here to download the free pattern for the Christmas swag.  Of course you don't need to limit yourself to just five hexagons you could make a swag that reaches right across the room!
If you want to know more about the nesting hexagons, click here to take you to that page.

kowhaiwhai_tablerunner_1.jpg Christmas place mats.  A mere 1.2m will make six placemats.  Or use .6m of two different fabrics and make them reversable.  The free pattern shows seven other colourways - I just couldn't decide which ones I liked the best!
Click here to download the free placemat pattern.