Frugal Gift Giving Tutorials

68 days. That’s how long until Christmas! I’m no longer whining about the store displays being up alongside school supplies. Now I’m wondering if I have enough gifts made. The answer is no!

To the rescue comes Designs by Fee! She’s doing a series of gift tutorials which are free and frugal! Click her wonderful logo to go to the preview post where you can see some of the tutorials in store for the coming weeks.


The tutorials are downloaded from Craftsy, only pictures are shown on the blog. I’m excited about some of the upcoming blog posts she has planned!

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Reminder: Fantastic Beasts

Hey, I posted about this in March and in August, but now it’s actually started. Although it’s two weeks into the QAL, the patterns are free forever. I’m linking the logo to the first week, and you can find your way from there, I think.


There is also a facebook group linked on that page, if you want to chat with other Harry Potter fans who are making the blocks. A total of 60 blocks will be offered, 5 per week, but you make the ones you choose. There are paper-pieced and applique blocks and an archive location linked on the above page, also. These are 10″ finished squares, so you can make a nice-sized quilt, or just a throw. Requirements are given for several sizes. Click blue links under pictures of blocks to download patterns.

I love that if you download a print friendly .pdf, you have quite a resource on the beasts’ descriptions and habits. The Glumbumble is my favorite from week one. What’s yours?

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The Ten Commandments Pattern Series

In the absolutely free, no obligation category, we have the Ten Commandments Pattern Series which just started this weekend. Clicking on the link in the logo below will take you to the sign up page. These come in your mailbox every two weeks until the quilt pattern is finished.


Be sure to read the sign up page, and the page that thanks you, carefully. There’s a bonus $5 coupon for your first order, if you choose to order something. I’m not sure if we missed the first block or not, but the fabric requirements are available and there is a link for that. There is also a $13.50 (right now – may be $15 shortly) CD with all the patterns at the end of the free program, in April.

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Trip Around the World QAL


Click the logo above to find all the details about this QAL. The quilt kit is available on Craftsy, and at a substantial reduction since the 10th was the day to link your selected fabrics. You don’t HAVE to use the quilt kit, but can pick your own fabrics.

Read the post to find out about the pattern and other details. Sewing starts on Monday, Oct. 24, and the pattern uses jelly roll strips. The linky for posting your fabric choices is still open another 8 days.

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Berry Cross QAL


This looks like fun! It’s versatile, with three layouts and a free downloadable coloring page to help you make fabric choices. Fabric cutting begins October 21, but there is an October 14 linky for your fabric choices. During the QAL, the lap size pattern is offered free on the blog. Afterward, and for other sizes, the pattern will be in her shop. Even a baby quilt in this pattern would be adorable! Go have a look.

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