My Patterns

Octopus & Other Ocean Obsessions Patterns

PDF ebooklet - for download only Stitch your own zero-maintenance aquarium! Or make silk scrap brooches of sea creatures! Inspired by the delightful book "The Soul of an Octopus." This 12 page booklet, for only $3.00, offers 35+ simple sea life designs, suitable for cutting and appliqué. It includes octopuses. fish, whales, sharks, rays, and even seaweed. Here's a sample page:
The designs are intended for raw-edge appliqué  with any fabric. I used them to make three quilted aquariums, including this shell-embellished wallhanging from denim jeans.  
...And another oceanic wallhanging, with plenty of buttons, and colorful beads serving as the eyes: 
Plus, an appliqué aquarium vase:
 This booklet has simplified step-by-step construction directions, and also directions for making silk scrap brooches, refrigerator magnets or ornaments, like this: 

PDF ebooklet - for download only, $3
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Quilts for Coffee Lovers! 

8 caffeine-fueled quilt projects, plus an inspirational gallery
  PDF ebook - for download only The eight quick projects in this book are inspired by coffee - thinking about it, making it, drinking it and sometimes even spilling it! They range from wallhangings to trivets to cuffs (for cup or wrist), and even a mailable postcard/coaster. Fully-illustrated directions, and full-size patterns, along with many personalization options, will help you make the perfect gift for the coffee (and sometimes tea) -lover in your life!
  44-page ebook $9.95 
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Some projects from the book: Tesselated mugs. Pieced and appliqued. 
(See a batik version, here.)
"Good Luck, Good Cup" appliqué wallhanging:
 "Bring the Coffee, Jeeves" Bell Pull. raw edge appliqué.
 A former coffee bag turned into a trivet:
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Passover Plague & Seder Plate Labels

This FREE download is a 2-page PDF with the names of the six seder plate contents and the ten plagues in English, transliteration, and Hebrew. You can print them directly onto fabric and then adhere them to matzoh covers, fiber postcards, or whatever you like! Below are two examples of how I've used them (patterns for these projects are NOT included). Blogged here.
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Tessellations Workshop: Fish, Fox, Feline, Flamingo & Beyond

Blogged here. Quilt front (Pick your own colors and characters):
 Reverses to a side that looks like a sketch:

 Size: Approximately 20" wide by 27" high. Start out with a fun paper-cutting exercise. Draw (or doodle) in your resulting shapes to create interesting creatures, a la Escher. Fuse and machine quilt shapes and details - it won't take long. This workshop is suitable for confident beginners and beyond. You'll wind up with a fascinating reversible wall quilt.
15 pages, detailed step-by-step pattern, from cutting paper to machine quilting details. Only $5.95. Downloadable e-pattern only. 
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A-MAZE-ing Selvages & Jeans Pillows

Blogged here. You'll enjoy upcycling scrap selvages and worn jeans! These two maze-like winding designs are easy to construct, and the finished products can serve as wallhangings, table toppers, or, as in this pattern, pillows. The 11-page pattern includes fully illustrated step-by-step directions, for everything from creating the 'selvage fabric,' to disassembling jeans. The 'Snail's Trail' design (upper left) includes full-size templates, while the 'Labyrinth' design, on the right, is a relaxing  improvisational log-cabin-like piecing project. If you don't have a selvage stash, you can use strips from your scrap pile. Instead of denim jeans, you can also use denim yardage, or a solid color quilting fabric. The directions also explain how to create the pillow back, from more jeans or the fabric of your choice.
Only $2.99. Downloadable e-pattern only.
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Sew Make a Salad/Quilt and Potholders

A lot of fusing will produce (get it?) a modern wall quilt or banner; plus a wallhanging/potholder or two. They can hang on a kitchen wall or even a refrigerator, as a mouth-watering reminder to eat right! Caution: Working on these projects before grocery shopping has been known to cause people to purchase and consume unusually large quantities of fruits and veggies. This can only benefit you and your family! Finished quilt: 41" high x 35" wide. Potholders, approx. 9" square. The 13-page ePattern includes templates, measurements, a coherent workflow, and lots of illustrated tips for working with fusible web, machine applique, machine quilting, and edge finishing (no binding). The fully illustrated step-by-step pattern is for confident beginners and beyond. I blogged about this project here. (Note: The last four pages are more-or-less the same as the free potholder pattern below.)
Sew Make a Salad, Quilt and Potholders - 13 page ePattern (pdf download only) $5.95
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Sew Make A Salad Potholders Only - Free Pattern

Easy fused and raw-edge-applique potholders. Step-by-step directions. Note: These directions are also a section of the 'Sew Make A Salad' e-pattern above. If you order the pattern above, you don't need this free download).
4 page ePattern (pdf download) FREE (There will be no charge in your shopping cart.)
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Turkey Menorah Crochet Pattern/Strategy - Free 

(This item is blogged here, with more photos). This is not an exact pattern - it's more like a game plan. You must understand working in rounds in crochet, and know how to increase and decrease. If you are experienced at crochet, especially amigurumi, it will be easy.  Since I did this project rather quickly, it has NOT been tested. (That's why it's free!) I welcome comments, suggestions, questions, corrections, kvetches, maybe a picture or two, to cathy (dot) perlmutter (at) gmail (dot) com.
3 page ePattern (pdf download) FREE (There will be no charge in your shopping cart.)
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1 comment:

  1. love your site, found it by just looking around. thank you for pattern for pot holders