Happy Harvest: Gifts Tutorials from the Heart


It's time to share with family and friends the harvesting of our own creative energies of giving! And what better way than creating a harvest themed gift for your hostess or yourself?

Here are some links and tutorials for items that I have made and given or others have shared from their own creative hearts and hands.

 Shoo Flies, Don't Bother Me: Whirlygiggles Tutorial


Streak of Lightning: A Totally Tubular Tutorial


 Disappearing Four, Nine, 16  Patches and Twist and Turn Variations 


Liberated Heartstrings: Setting the Spirit Free


Make a Re-useable Shopping Bag: 

Pocket Pouched!

  Bag and ID Tag Tutorial





Make a Potholder!

 Making Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer's Patients
A wonderful gift for those aging family members who might come to dinner and love a useful lap quilt of comfort.

Aprons, Potholders, Dish Towels, Magnets, Bottles, Mugs, Cups. and Coffee Press Wraps:

Making Mug Rugs and Mug Wraps!  my own sewing and crafting fun!


Free Apron Patterns: Updated 2015


Everyday Art..magnets, kitchen towels etc.

Bottle Wrap Tutorial


It's a travel mug or bottle wrap!


Making a Coffee Press Wrap


Creating a Patchwork Journal: The People and Places of My Quilty Life


Making a Quilted Book or Fabric Journal Cover




Happy Halloween: Myths, Magic, Ideas and Tutorials

From my primary blog With Heart and Hands  
Click on title Link at top of collage to connect to this Halloween Harvest!
 And do check out these fun ideas from others!


table runner wpumpkin

fall quilt tutorial

fall tree

fall runner

fall lap quilt


beginner fall quilt

Thanksgiving Decorating

Grateful Fall Sign

Tracy's Fall Mantel

Falling Leaves Artwork

Thankful Burlap Table Runner

Fall Burlap Wreath

Simple 'Be Thankful' Plaque

Paper Pumpkin Basket Tutorial

 Pumpkin Canvas Tutorial

Pear Pillow Tutorial - How to sew this darling pear pillow.

Old Table Leg Candle Holders - How to use old table legs to make beautiful candle holders.

Candy Corn Bottles - I just love this idea of using vinyl lettering to jazz up a few bottles and fill them up with colorful items.
DIY Candy corn Wreath - Wondering what to do with your extra candy corn from Halloween?  Here's an easy tutorial on how to make a wreath.
thanksgiving ideas

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, with small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort quilts for a variety of charitable programs. And best of all, sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join her and make and donate quilts to charitable causes. Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!