Free Tutorials and Patterns

Handy Home Helper Apron – A Tutorial!

Hello Birch Fam! Arleen here! I am not sure about you, but between keeping up outside, inside and everywhere in between, I could use a helping hand, or perhaps some deep pockets. While I am tending the chickens, picking up the house, or doing a little gardening, I have created for you a handy little apron using only fat quarters to be the helping hand, (or deep pockets!) you may need.

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Home Harvest Quilt

Lets get back to our grass roots and take a trip into the garden full of lush fruits and vegetables plump and ready for picking. This fresh modern quilt by Rossie Hutchinson gives us a bird’s eye view of down on the farm life. Featuring fabrics from Homestead by Emily Isabella.

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Pointed Arrow Quilt

The Pointed Arrow quilt by Lunden Designs and featuring Wildland by Miriam Bos is a perfectly stunning and beginner friendly quilt design for modern sewists. You’ll fall in love with your Pointed Arrow Quilt whether it’s draped over your favorite chair, or keeping you warm at night. Or take it out for a picnic and wow your friends and family!

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Sea Squared Quilt

Get your feet wet with our latest free quilt pattern! The Sea Squared Quilt was designed by Belen Sabi and features Beyond The Sea by Jay-Cyn Designs. Sea Squared is the perfect way to show off each beautifully illustrated print.

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Retro Apron Pattern

Stephanie of The Crafty Kitty is offering us all a free pattern for this unbelievably cute retro apron featuring Homestead by Emily Isabella! You’ll be picture perfect in the kitchen while wearing this cutie.

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Happy Houses Quilt

The Happy Houses Quilt is an improvisational pattern by Rossie Hutchinson. This means Rossie will explain how to construct the blocks and list the general measurements of those blocks, but the final product will require you to take the skills and ideas and make them into your own! Have fun! Featuring Happy Town fabrics by Emily Isabella.

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Bear Necessities Quilt

The Bear Necessities Quilt is the perfect project for beginning quilters. We even share a handy trick or two for quickly sewing the blocks together. The Bear Necessities Quilt would make Baloo the bear proud! Featuring Bear Camp fabrics.

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Perfect Picnic Quilt

If you’re headed out for a picnic, be it in the living room or in the park, we’ve got the blanket covered! We’ve got the tips and tricks you need to make cutting and sewing a walk in the park. Quilt designed by Ansley Carnevali using Picnic Whimsy by Rebekah Ginda for Birch Fabrics.

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Take Flight Quilt

Soft, suple and ready to cuddle! This double gauze quilt is perfectly plush. In a gorgeous stray of color, this pattern by Ashley Miller of Fiberton Acres is stunning!

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Tri-Love Quilt

The Tri Love Quilt is a dazzling beginner friendly pattern brought to you by Birch Fabrics and Melissa Lunden of Lunden Designs! Whip up this quilt in our rainbow assortment of solid poplins. It’s easy to make this quilt in any size you wish!

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Sea Feed Quilt

The Sea Feed Quilt is another collaboration between the lovely Lunden Designs and Birch Fabrics featuring the newest Charley Harper Fabrics, Maritime. We love the assortment of blues and the bright pop of yellow. We suggest fussy cutting your Charley Harper fabrics to really make them shine.

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Retro Plaid Quilt

The Retro Plaid Quilt is a sure hit by Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts! We adore the clever take on a plaid motif, and what we love even more is how quickly this entire quilt pieces together! This is a great project for those beginners just venturing into the world of quilting. Featuring Mod Basics 3 fabrics by Birch Fabrics.

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Mod Melons Quilt

look amazing with our Mod Basics 3 collection. And who could resist the adorable watermelon slices? We urge you to give these Mod Melons a try!

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Hooded Sweatshirt

This free hooded sweatshirt pattern by The Crafty Kitty, features an oversized, wrap†neck hood plus optional double welt front pocket. You’ll love the coziness and durability of this sweatshirt made in gorgeous Charley Harper Maritime Knits!

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Warrior Quilt Pattern

The Warrior Quilt Pattern by Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts is the perfect modern twist for the much adored tribal pattern. The blocks are relatively simple and look amazing with Patrick and Andrea Patton’s debut collection, Swan Lake, as well as BirchFabric’s Mod Basics 3 collection. These sweet little swans are to die for!

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Farm Fresh Mini Quilt

Have you ever tried Foundation Paper Piecing? Neither had we! Good thing the oh-so talented Keiko Vogel has shown us the way. Featuring Farm Fresh, the newest collection from Jay-Cyn Designs, it just doesn’t get much cuter that this!. Check out the super cute new little mini quilt. You can see all sorts of patchwork loveliness over on Keiko’s IG page.

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Indian Summer Quilt

The Indian Summer Quilt is in a nutshell, the most perfect baby quilt pattern you will ever see. It’s super modern, and shows off your favorite Birch Solid Poplins like nobody’s business. Designed in partnership with Suzy Quilts, featuring the newest additions to our solid poplin family.

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Ahoy Sailor Quilt

Again we’ve partnered with the effortlessly stylish & quilting woman of the year, Suzy Quilts! The Ahoy Sailor Quilt Pattern is a fantastic choice for a sweet baby boy! We love that you can switch out the fabric of the sails to feature just about any Saltwater fabrics that you choose.

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Through the Looking Glass

Through The Looking Glass is a free quilt pattern by Suzy Quilts for Birch Fabrics! This quilt pattern features our Wonderland fabrics by Emily Isabella. Make it modern, make it sweet, make it wonderful!

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Hidden Garden Quilt

The Hidden Garden Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts is your gateway to applique quilting! Using the simple leaf motif (included free in pattern), Suzy shows you how to create a simple, yet classic arrangement. Featuring the Hidden Garden Collection of Fabrics by Miriam Bos for Birch Fabrics.

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Squared² Quilt #2

The Squared² Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts is a practical beginner’s quilt! Learn basics of quilting by following along to this modern pattern. Show off your prints with flattering frames, and cute prints like from our collection TransPacific. Transpacific is modern and perfectly boyish.

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Bird Watching Quilt

The Bird Watching Quilt is a triangle lovers dream quilt in partnership with Suzy Quilts, featuring Charley Harper’s Western Birds. The soft palette is eye-catching and perfect for all personalities!

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Squared² Quilt Pattern

The Squared² Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts is a practical beginner’s quilt! Learn basics of quilting by following along to this modern pattern. Show off your prints with flattering frames, and cute prints like from our collection Camp Sur 3. Camp Sur 3 is modern and perfectly boyish.

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Little House Quilt

Introducing Little Houses! The newest pattern by Suzy Quilts in partnership with Birch Fabrics featuring Little by Jenny Ronen! This quilt has easily been our newest favorite over here at Birch HQ! 

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Waffle Cone Quilt

The waffle cone quilt pattern is a collaboration between BirchQuilts and Suzy Quilts. The waffle cone quilt is twist on a classic strip quilt featuring the vintage-inspired fabrics of our Merryweather collection by Arleen Hillyer.

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Bare Necessities Quilt

Introducing an update to a classic Birch Quilts Pattern! The Bare Necessities Quilt Pattern featuring Birch Basics, is a quick-sew project that’s easily customized to fit your size requirements. Our pattern is formulated for a baby sized quilt.

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Rural Backyard Quilt Pattern

Well known for his beautiful minimalist yet modern bird designs, Charley Harperʼs animal designs have become profoundly popular in the mid century modern decor in houses all around the world! Thatʼs why we wanted to highlight some of our favorite Charley Harper animal prints! We can only imagine he drew these looking right out his own window into his back-yard as he was so often known to do.

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Newlywed Quilt Pattern

Mod Nouveau, creates a marriage of Mid Century Modern and Art Deco styles to create a modern yet eclectic newlywed quilt. With accents of his and hers, this collection is focused on striking geometrics softened with a beautiful shade of blush. We included a bit of metallic gold to really jazz it up and make it perfect for any stylish pad.

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Plié Quilt Pattern

Designer Arleen Hillyer and Brett Lewis introduce their newest collaboration which will have you ready to take off to land of gum drops and sugar plums, dancing kitties and waltzing flowers! Pattern is uses beginner friendly half square triangles and on-point piecing and features two color options, and direct to modify the overall quilt size.

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Fall Fleeting Warrior Pattern

We’ve updated one of our all time favorites from Suzy Quilts! The Warrior Quilt Pattern now featuring iconic prints from Charley Harper with an ultra cozy color pallet. Use this cheat sheet formulated by XOXsew in junction with the Warrior Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts for Birch Fabrics.

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Apple Basket Quilt Pattern

A quick sew perfect to show off your favorite prints! We feature Jenny Ronenʼs newest collection, Whistle in a throw size as pictured, with measurements included for crib, twin, and full/queen! 

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Floor Pillow Tutorial – Featuring Pirouette!

It has been cold and rainy in our neck of the woods these past few weeks, so it is the perfect time to catch up on home sewing! We have been loving all of the sweet floor poufs and pillows we see online, and wanted to create a special version featuring our newest collection – Pirouette. Whats even better? This pattern is Fat Quarter friendly!

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Free PDF Pattern | Log Slice Pouf | by Swoodson Says

We’re thrilled to welcome back Stephanie of Swoodson Says.  Today Stephanie is sharing her log slice pouf tutorial with us, using our Circa 52 collection by Monaluna.  Isn’t this project just so darling?  These little tree stumps wood look great in a child’s reading corner, or even slid underneath your coffee table for extra toddler seating.  Have a look, and enjoy!

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Free PDF Pattern | Retro Overnight Bag | by The Crafty Kitty

We are super proud of this new and very adorable overnight bag {free PDF pattern} by Stephanie of The Crafty Kitty featuring the newest Birch Organic line, Serengeti by Jay-Cyn Designs! Sleepovers and weekenders will be a breeze! Well hey, there might be some safari animals lurking close by and your little explorer will have the perfect bag to stow everything needed for a journey through vast wilderness of Africa – even if that might be just in the back yard!

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Free PDF Pattern | Arrow Pillow | by Swoodson Says

Hi there everyone!  Today we’re excited to welcome Stephanie from Swoodson Says to the Birch Blog with a fantastic new tutorial!  In celebration of the release of Serengeti by Jay-Cyn Designs, comes this new and totally hip arrow pillow tutorial.  We can see this nestled in your modern nursery, or even displayed on a shelf!

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Free Chickadee Pinafore PDF Pattern | By The Crafty Kitty

Today we have this ultra cool, super amazing {and FREE!} PDF pattern download from Stephanie of The Crafty Kitty. We’ve partnered together with Stephanie to bring you this one of a kind girl’s pinafore. The pinafore is a classic staple to any little girl’s wardrobe, and we think pairing this pattern with our Charley Harper Nurture collection gives this project a side dish of modern coolness. (Is coolness a word? We don’t know, and we don’t care, we’re sticking with it!).

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Tutorial | The Sleepy Head Nap Mat | by Christina McKinney

Here’s another in a long line of amazingness from my friend, Christina McKinney.  This time Christina shows us how to create our very own toddler nap mat!  I think this idea is fantastic for camping, or even just to throw on the living room floor during a movie.  Little ones will love snuggling their very own nap mat made just for them!  You’ll love making this up in Feather River by Jay-Cyn Designs, for it’s boyish charm.  Now on to the tutorial.

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Tutorial | Everyday Apron | by Heidi Staples | Featuring Everyday Party

Today, we are ecstatic to welcome back Heidi of The Fabric Mutt.  She is sharing an adorable Everyday Party Apron tutorial with us, to celebrate the upcoming collection by Emily Isabella.  Everyday can be a celebration, and you’ll need the right tools to prep the celebration cake of course.  An apron is just the key, and this one is adorable to boot.  Heidi will take the reins from here.

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Tutorial | Padded Laptop Sleeve | by The Crafty Kitty

Today we are majorly excited to share a tutorial with you that’s easy, quick, and an everyday essential.   This padded laptop sleeve is made up in our Birch Flight Canvas and brought to you by Stephanie of the Crafty Kitty, let’s welcome Stephanie back to the Birch blog! 🙂

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Tutorial | Improvisational Pleating: 3 Ways | with Flight Voile | by StraightGrain

Today we are getting a fantastic sewing lesson from An of StraightGrain blog.  An is an incredible seamstress based all the way over in Belgium!  You’ll have to try out these three techniques for manipulating our buttery organic voile.  The pleats create an interesting yet soft detail that will really make you look like a professional seamstress!  You’ll have to try these out!  Take it away An!

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Free Pattern | Take Flight Knapsack | by See Kate Sew

Today we are extremely excited to work with a brand new and extremely talented contributor!  Kate, of the fresh DIY sewing blog See Kate Sew, is with us today to share an uber cool knapsack.  This cutie is super hip for the guys and the girls.  Our Flight collection is the perfect backdrop for a unisex knapsack, don’t you think?  Now I introduce to you, the Take Flight Knapsack!

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Tutorial: Ipanema Beach Bag Tutorial {by Heidi of Fabric Mutt}

We know what you must be thinking… “It’s mid December, the dead of winter, what’s a beach bag gotta do with winter?”  Well let me tell you, this adorable Beach Bag tutorial from Heidi, over at The Fabric Mutt, is just the ray of sunshine that a cold winter needs!  Made up in our Ipanema line by Dennis Bennett,  we know that at the very least, your sewing table will be sunny. 🙂  Heck, we think this would make a great overnight bag, or even a grocery bag.  So many options… 

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Free PDF Pattern & Tutorial: Rohan Hoodie {by The Crafty Kitty}

Now I know you saw the cute Charley Harper poking out the top of the picture in the Rohan Shorts tutorial right?  You were probably wondering, “when do we get to see that?”.  The answer is NOW!  You also get a free downloadable PDF pattern thanks to Stephanie of a Crafty Kitty once again!  She created this great tutorial and pattern.  You’ve just got to make your little guy (or girl) one!  And doesn’t it look just lush in our new Charley Harper line?!

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Free PDF Pattern & Tutorial: Charley Harper Flannel Pajama Pants {by Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional}

By now, we have had the pleasure of working with Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional, not one, but three times now!  And every time we do, she knocks us out of our socks with her incredible creations, and clear direction.  Her latest PDF pattern, these Charley Harper Pajama Pants, are no exception.  They sew up quickly, but Jess has also added special touches like a cuff enclosed by french seams, and adorable button tabs.  These cuties are sure to be treasured by all the little ones out there to receive them.  Not to mention they’re made with our Charley Harper flannel, so they’ll be extra warm and cozy for the upcoming holiday season!  Now without further adieu, take it away Jess!

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Free PDF Pattern & Tutorial: Pond Fishy Plushies by Christina!

We here at Birch have been so lucky to work with Christina McKinney.  An amazing designer and seamster.  She’s gone to the deep end to pull up this adorable new plushie pattern, which is available as a free download!  Make sure to pin this project and tell all your friends about it.  We are just in love with these little guys!  

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Free Pattern & Tutorial featuring Eiko by Craftiness Is Not Optional

We here at Birch Fabrics, have been incredibly blessed to work with Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional. Jess joins us here again, to bring you a ridiculously adorable reversible wrap top inspired by our Eiko collection by Jay-Cyn Designs.  The japanese kimono style wrap, will be loved by moms for its effortless style, and loved by daughters for it’s cuteness of course!  Without further adieu, we are so honored to hand the reins over to Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional!

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Free Pattern & Tutorial: Henry & Helga Plushies

We are so lucky here at Birch Fabrics, to be able to partner with some very talented ladies from the crafting community.  Here we have an Elephant Plushie Pattern and Tutorial by Christina McKinney, a creative contributor to our Birch Fabrics blog, momma, photographer, and all around awesome person!  Check out her adorable pattern and tute!

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Bias Tape Tutorial by Guest Blogger, Heather of Littlestprettythings.com

Bias tape is one of those things that can make any project feel really special.  We are excited to share Heather’s tutorial, of the fantastic blog littlestprettythings.com.  Here you’ll find step by step instructions on how to make this versatile trim!   And stay tuned for another tutorial from Heather, where you can put your beautifully finished bias tape to use!

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