• Keep Calm and Sew a Mask

    Let’s make a difference! In response to the growing need for personal protective equipment (PPE), the CDC is now approving the use of home-sewn masks. When combined with face shields or filters, these masks can lengthen the life of protective equipment.* At Keepsake Quilting and Pineapple Fabrics, our caring staff is cutting kits and sewing masks for this great need. We’ve reached out to local guild members in our community, both in North Carolina and New Hampshire, and we’re sending free mask-making kits as well as dropping off completed masks to essential personnel at local hospitals, nursing homes, childcare centers, and essential businesses. We’re committed to doing our part and…

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    Free, Easy Sewing Project: Kids’ Coloring Tote

    Are you looking for an easy sewing project to make for a young person? This quick-to-make Color Me Tote fits the bill and has many gifting possibilities. Make it with the Color Me line by Michael Miller Fabrics and this tutorial from Sewing Rabbit. When you’re done, fill the tote with a pack of fabric markers. The recipient will love personalizing the fabric with the markers and carrying their art supplies in the bag. Materials: 1/2 yd. Color Me Fabric 1 yd. Light – Mid-weight Interfacing Fabric Markers Basic Sewing Essentials Cut: (2) 13″L x 11.5″W – Tote Exterior & Interfacing (2) 13″L x 11.5″W – Tote Lining (1) 13″L x 11.5″W – Tote…

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    Free Modern Bed Sized Quilt Pattern

    As part of our continued dedication to bringing you the best quilting content out there, we’re pleased to bring you this 12-part series from one of our sister sites, McCall’s Quilting. ————————————————————————————————————– Here’s a fast and fun Urban Neighborhood bed quilt pattern, designed by Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts as shown below in cool colors. Our free pattern download is for the same quilt, but substitutes warm autumn colors of burgundy, tan and gold surrounding assorted pink, lime, green, teal, yellow and blue solid block centers. This modern looking quilt can easily be adapted to your own fabric choices. You might choose to use a charm pack…

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    Free Lap Quilt Pattern

    As part of our continued dedication to bringing you the best quilting content out there, we’re pleased to bring you this 12-part series from one of our sister sites, McCall’s Quilting. ————————————————————————————————————– Sometimes I’m in the mood for a truly challenging quilt pattern, but sometimes, I like the easy rhythm of a less-complex design. This sweet little Ann Weber lap quilt pattern from our archives is just such a design, with only one simple block and two shades of a favorite color…it’s like a breath of fresh air. The pattern provides instructions for using just two different blues for the blocks and border. But you might enjoy sorting your favorite…

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    Free Precut Fabrics Quilt Pattern

    As part of our continued dedication to bringing you the best quilting content out there, we’re pleased to bring you this 12-part series from one of our sister sites, McCall’s Quilting. ————————————————————————————————————– Do you love those precut fabric packs that tempt you as you peruse the floor of your local quilt shop?  Whether you start with a pack of precut 10” fabric squares or yardage, this free throw quilt pattern is as quick to make as it is lovely to look at. It’s so pretty you may want to sew one for a friend, and one for you! Today’s free quilt pattern is Cottage Whispers designed by Beth Hayes. It’s…

  • Spring-Splash-Free-Wall-Quilt-Pattern

    Free Wall Quilt Pattern

    As part of our continued dedication to bringing you the best quilting content out there, we’re pleased to bring you this freebie from one of our sister sites, McCall’s Quilting. —————————————————————————————————————————– Have you ever wandered around a quilt shop and fallen in love with a gorgeous large-scale print that you absolutely, positively, cannot begin to imagine how you would use, but you still wanted it? This Spring Splash wall quilt pattern designed by Shelby Morris just might be the answer! When a large-scale print is cut apart and sewn back together, a sparkling effect is created. This pattern is great for building your speed-cutting and piecing skills, too. Click here…

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    Free Lone Star Sampler Wall Hanging Quilt Pattern

    As part of our continued dedication to bringing you the best quilting content out there, we’re pleased to bring you this freebie from one of our sister sites, McCall’s Quilting. —————————————————————————————————————- Have you made your first Lone Star quilt yet? When senior editor Kathryn Patterson made a block for the how-to photos for Lissa Alexander’s gorgeous large lap quilt patterned in McCall’s Quilting‘s January/February 2014 issue, she turned her block into this elegant wall hanging. Now you can download the wall hanging pattern for FREE! (Note: Please refer to the issue referenced above for the beautiful series of how-to photos and tips.) This is the perfect opportunity to give a…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Buttermilk Brownies

    Spreading the warm frosting over the warm brownies creates a layer of gooey goodness for a real chocolatey treat. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.   Buttermilk Brownies 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine 1/4 cup baking cocoa 1 cup water 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cocoa Buttermilk Frosting (below) Sift the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Add the baking cocoa and water and blend well. Bring the mixture to a boil.…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Tabbouleh

    This is a perfect summer day side dish. It’s fresh. It’s healthy. And it can be toted to a picnic worry free, since there’s no mayonnaise in the dressing. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.   Tabbouleh 3/4 cup bulgur wheat 4 firm tomatoes, chopped 3 scallions, finely chopped 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/4 c. chopped fresh mint salt and pepper to taste Place the bulgur in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and let stand for one hour. Drain well and squeeze out excess water. Place the bulgur…

  • Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Strawberry Delight

    Here’s a colorful way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Since you use frozen strawberries, you can serve this at any time of the year. The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.   Strawberry Delight 2-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup sugar 2/3 cup margarine, melted 2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry gelatin 2 cups boiling water 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries 12 ounces cream cheese, softened 9 ounces whipped topping 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup chopped nuts Whipped topping Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted margarine in a bowl and mix well. Press the mixture evenly over the bottom…