Author: Eliane

Lone Star Quilted Christmas Stocking Tutorial

I’m constantly brainstorming ways to use my Free Tutorials in new ways, and this lone star quilted Christmas stocking is no exception! I remember falling in love with Lone Star quilts right at the beginning of my quilting journey. I loved them – and yet was intimidated by them. Finally, FINALLY, after many years, I made my first lone star quilt, and since then have also made a Lone Star quilt coat! And now, theContinue reading

Rifle Paper Co. Holiday Nordic Star Quilt

My patterns are in the works for a very long time before they make it into your hands. Back in February 2021, when I already had this pattern in the works and I was working on writing the instructions, I fell in love with the Rifle Paper Co. Holiday Classics collection. I’m already a big fan of Rifle Paper Co. fabrics, and this one was no exception. I love how classic and victorian it feels,Continue reading

Joy Bunting: Holiday Quilted Buntings Series

The Joy Bunting pattern is the second in the Holiday Quilted Bunting series. We’ve had a halloween bunting (Boo!) and now our holiday bunting (JOY!) and still to come, Valentine’s Day and Easter! The Joy Bunting pattern is a super fun make to decorate your house. You can hang it on the mantle, your wall, or even a stair railing! Shop Holiday Quilted Bunting Patterns: The Joy Bunting Pattern comes with instructions for 5 blocksContinue reading

Gift Guide 2021

I’ve wanted to do a gift guide for a few years now, and this year is the year I finally got all my ducks in a row on time! Here’s some of my favorite things, maybe you’ll find something on here for someone on your list! This Gift Guide 2021 isn’t comprehensive. Instead, it is a list of things I’ve been loving and enjoying this year, in the hopes it inspires you as well. TheseContinue reading

How to Make Fabric Tape

Coming at you today with a super fun, super FAST tutorial. You don’t even need to break out your sewing machine for this one! Let’s learn how to make fabric tape. I started making fabric tape a few years ago because I hate to throw out scraps! Hey, you paid for that entire yard of fabric, didn’t you? Let’s make it all work for you the best it can! Fabric tape a super easy wayContinue reading

How to Make Hot Chocolate Bombs Ultimate Guide

This post may be a bit of a departure from my usual quilting fodder, BUT, I’ve fallen deeply into a hot chocolate bomb making craze. Many of you have reached out asking how to make hot chocolate bombs and so I’m here today to walk you through the process! I’ll cover different types of molds and sizes, ingredients you’ll need, and the best techniques that I’ve found to make the chocolate spheres. First – let’sContinue reading

Aurifil November Project: Holiday Stocking

For my November Aurifil Artisan project, I decided to lean into the Christmas spirit with a holiday stocking! I was provided with the fabrics and corresponding thread from Free Spirit Fabrics and Aurifil and was told to do whatever I wished with it! I thought long and hard about how to turn these fabrics into something that was reflective of my style, and this holiday stocking really hit the mark. For the front of myContinue reading

What I’ve Been up to Lately: November 2021

I did one of these blog posts earlier this year, and it was a fun way for me to keep track of what I was working on and show all of you the projects that don’t always end up on the blog. Here’s What I’ve Been up to Lately 2.0! This Fairmount Shacket I’ve worn everyday This was a last-minute, day-before-leaving-for-a-trip sort of sewing affair. I finished it although not quite as I didn’t getContinue reading

Lone Star Quilt Coat

Since starting Patchwork & Poodles in December 2018, I don’t end up doing very many “just for fun” projects anymore. This is something I’ve heard from my other pattern designer friends and believe to be a common trend. There’s just so many things to sew for the business that projects without a business purpose take a backseat and more often than not, just don’t happen at all. Except for this lone star quilt coat. I’llContinue reading

Quilted Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial

It is officially OCTOBER!!! Bring on the Halloween decorations, the candy, the spooky and the sweet! When creating the Boo Bunting pattern I realized how well those little blocks could be repurposed into the sweetest trick or treat bags. Read on for a free tutorial on how to make a quilted trick-or-treat bag for the little people in your life! This quilted trick-or-treat bag finishes at 14″ wide by 13″ high, making it big enoughContinue reading

Boo Bunting: Holiday Quilted Buntings

Meet the Boo Bunting pattern! The first in a series of Holiday Quilted Buntings. Over the course of the next year, I’ll be bringing you Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter bunting patterns as well so your mantle or wall can always be bright and cheery! Shop Holiday Quilted Bunting Patterns: The Boo Bunting pattern comes with instructions for 4 blocks (B, O, Ghost, and Candy) as well as assembly information for turning those blocks intoContinue reading

Closet Case Pouf | Scrap Busting!

For the past year or so, I’ve been saving all of my scraps. The tiniest little pieces, and the odds and ends of batting that were too small to use in quilting, I held on to them nonetheless. My initial thought was to turn them into stuffing for a dog bed, but instead something else happened. Enter – the Closet Case pouf! As is my usual fashion, I’m late to the party, but Closet CaseContinue reading