Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A year's worth of tutorials...

Over the next week I will be cleaning up my blog, emptying my pattern shop of old patterns, and giving everything a fresh look for 2014.

Today I worked on refreshing my tutorials page which covers most of the ones I've shared since 2009.
As I went through them I was surprised at how many I shared in 2013!

Lavender wardrobe sachets...

A storage bag for sheet sets...

A cover for a household binder or large folder...

A journal cover...

How to use fussy cut fabrics in your block piecing...

Preparing a block for blanket stitch applique...

Making a heat pack using a doily, a zipper and some favourite fabric...

How to have neat finishes to your machine quilting...

How to make a Bow Tie block...

...a Zig Zag border....

...and a Bears Paw block!

There was a simple tutorial to make a split 9-patch table runner...

...as well as this sweet framed calendar display...

...and my 5-day tutorial on building a design from idea to finished pattern!

Wow - I was busy!
All these tutorials and many more can be found HERE on my Tutorials page.

In 2014 I plan to share some embroidery tutorials; taking you step by step through some of my favourite stitches. We'll being later this week with the one I am asked most about - back stitch! - so drop by if you've ever wondered why I love it and use it so much.

It's the Year of the Stitch at Elefantz...

...but more about that in a few days. I think you'll love what's in store for us here at Elefantz this year!



  1. Jenny,
    I am SO excited to see all you have planned for us this year! I especially look forward to the embroidery tutorials as it has been YEARS since I have embroidered and my back-stitch (the only thing I remember) is REALLY rusty, lol. Thank you for all you do!

  2. You are such a sweet and talented gal - it is truly a blessing to see your beautiful projects and your strong faith. Looking forward to what is to come in 2014. God Bless you and your family.

  3. You are so kind to share your talents with us all. I absolutely love reading your blog and had sew much fun working on the Promises and Border quilt that you offered. Can't wait to see what this year brings.

  4. always loveliness going on here ...

  5. Wow, so much tutorial stitching loveliness in 2013! It's lovely to look back and see what you've done in the past year... and it builds much excitement for all the wonderful things to come in 2014. Happy New Year! xx

  6. WOW!! An abundance of stitching generosity for 2013!!

  7. I'm really going to have to learn to use my sewing machine properly so I can take advantage of all your lovely tutorials!

  8. Jenny, thank you for your generosity, presenting us with so many beautiful works! Peace and the light is always on you. hugs

  9. I am looking forward to seeing what 2014 holds in store for you, Jenny!

  10. After my machine quilting efforts last weekend, I see a tutorial on there I need to read. =) I look forward to your stitching tutorials. I know my backstitch improved after your magazine tutorial on it.

  11. Jenny, Looking forward to the stitch tutorials!

    Patricia C

  12. thank you Jenny. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely projects in 2014.

  13. So many beautiful ideas to thank you for....so many, many thanks. I am definitely going to try that split 9 patch....and soon. Hope you are getting some of this lovely rain....can just imagine sitting on your new deck with the rain on the trees.....lovely. Have a great week Jenny xx

  14. So many sweet, charming and beautiful things from a lady who is the same. Love you to bits girlfriend! Happy New Year! :)

  15. Thank you for sharing such beautiful projects with us all... Happy 2014!


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