We all love freebies, but sometimes we miss opportunities to take advantage of some very creative ones, for a variety of reasons. Thus, today, I want to highlight some freebies that I think are definitely worthwhile of checking out. As always, I hope if you have others to recommend you’ll also share by way of leaving a comment.
Wendy Sheppard (Ivory Spring) is an amazing designer that has many beautiful patterns published in magazines, as well as for free from various fabric manufacturers. And, of course, many BOM designs that fabric manufacturers and shops may sell. But to the best of my knowledge, Wendy does not sell any of her designs wholesale or retail, as much as focus on a designer for fabric manufacturers and/or magazines. She maintains a list on her site of all her free patterns with links to downloads. It is truly impossible for me to pick a favorite of her designs, but her design Movement in Squares for Benartex
Fat Quarter Shop has a great page that has links to various Fabric Manufacturers with free pattern downloads, but they also have many unique designs that they have created and share for free.
Landauer Publishing has many free patterns you can download.
Hoffman California Fabrics has free quilt patterns.
RJR Fabrics has a large collection of free-patterns, which may actually be the best organized of all Fabric Manufacturers!
Some sites only offer freebies for a limited time. Here are some freebies that are only available for short time:
Craftsy has released several free eGuides you can download:
eGuide: Not-So-Basic Buttercream Decorating Ideas
Food & Cooking
eGuide: Delicious Doughnut Recipes You Can Make at Home
eGuide: 6+ Stash-Busting Paper Craft Projects
eGuide: Success With Container Gardening
eGuide: Woodturning Basics for Beginners
For those that enjoy electronic cutters, here are a few sources of great freebies:
Free Birdie Pincushion pattern, by Sharon Holland Designs:
Of course there are many wonderful blogs that share tips and tutorials, all free.
What is your favorite site to find free designs for #CreativeGoodness?