It another beautiful Friday with the whole weekend ahead.  I hope you all have something fun to do this weekend!   I will be announcing the winner of the Farm to Fabric Challenge first thing Saturday morning so there’s still time for the rest of you to leave me a comment HERE to win the gorgeous AMB tote bag!  I wish there was one for everyone who leaves a comment but there alas, there is only one and it will be won by random drawing.

Let’s get to today’s great Finds.

1.   Do you hate to put zippers in bags or have you done so many you just don’t think twice about it?  This Find is for those of you who find putting in zippers just another easy step in the process of creating.   Have you ever heard of Jamie Fingle?  Jamie uses zippers as part of the art in her art quilts and in this Find, she shares how she inserts a zipper in the art quilt or even as part of the finish.  I hope you enjoy reading and viewing Jamie’s art quilts HERE.  Photo and tutorial property of WeAllSew.com

3 Tips for Using Zippers as Embellishments

2.  How do you feel about making flying geese?  I don’t mind making them and I love it when they are in a paper-pieced project but that’s beside the point.   This FIND share an easy-peasy way to make a flying geese quilt using a simple method brought to us by Missouri Quilt Company HERE.  This is a YouTube video which Missouri Quilt Company is well-known for.

No photo available but you will love this.  Go watch it now!

3.  I know I have some hexie lovers reading along.   I love them too.   What do you think about a GIANT hexie lap quilt?  Sound interesting?  Just go HERE to find the tutorial telling you how YOU can make one too.  Tutorial and photo from The Zen of Making blog.

Tutorial: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt - 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop | The Zen of Making

4.  I’ve been making a lot of half-square triangels lately.  Lots of them!  I just came across this great tutorial from Patchwork Posse showing how to make 8 HSTs at once.  This is intriguing, yes?   Just jump over HERE to see how it happens.  Thanks to Becky at Patchwork Posse for this great tutorial and photo.

8halfsquaretriangles2

5.  I know at least one of my readers who has regular tea parties with her grand-daughter so when I saw this tutorial, I thought of her!   I hope you see this post, Linda P.  This is a series of items suitable for tea parties, big girl or little girl.  The pattern comes from Dear Stella Design whose blog I follow regularly.  Not only do they have great fabrics, they have a great free pattern now and then.  Go HERE to see how these tea set items are made.  This fabric is “London Calling”, a Dear Stella fabric.

There you are!   Five fabulous FREE finds just for this Friday.  I hope you enjoy them all and if one tickles your fancy and makes you want to sit right down to sew it up, please let me know by leaving me a comment.  Comments are always welcome, and enjoyed.  I respond to everyone I receive, except in a very few cases where I get hundreds at once.

Happy Weekend!

Marsha