November 30, 2017

Little Quilted Buckets *free pattern*

I have a sweet little treat for everyone today! A free pattern you can download and whip up in (almost) no time at all.


I love gifting these little buckets so I thought you might too! I wrote this pattern for anyone cranking out holiday goodies: you can make three at a time from one quilted fat quarter.  Or if you're like me, and you save every little quilted scrap, you can use any already quilted pieces you have. I sure do love turning a bit of practice quilting into something useful!


While I've had my pattern for a set of three Quilted Nesting Buckets for a couple of years, this small-buckets-only version came about because over time I've noticed I have given away all the small buckets from the nested sets I've made! I've given them filled with candied nuts, with my homemade granola, with chocolates, with craft supplies, with socks, with flower bulbs...any other ideas? They're an easy way to both wrap a gift and give a useful handmade container. 


Now, there's just a couple of steps in this pattern that you may have not seen done before so I made a quick video to point out the things you'll want to know as you put the pattern together. (Note: it might look like I'm in a bathrobe. Not so. It's just a cozy fleece because Portland is always too cold for me.)


If you're ready to jump in, grab a fat quarter and quilt it.  Hey....I wouldn't be seducing you into practicing your free-motion quilting would I? Bwahahaha, yes, I would. Free-motion teachers are like that. Sneeeeeeaky.  


You can find the FREE Little Quilted Buckets pattern on my Craftsy page. Please make sure you pick the pattern that says "free" and not the one that says "$5" unless you want the pattern that has three sizes of buckets.

Annnnnnnd because I'm trying to be a better business woman I'll mention that that page also has links to all my free-motion quilting classes, and because you used my link you will get 33% off full price. (Reminder: you won't see the discount on the class page but you'll see it in the shopping cart when you go to check out. The discount/coupon/good fortune is good through February 26th, 2018.) In case you've never gotten a pattern on Craftsy, when you buy a pattern on their site, you should see a button that lets you download the pattern to your computer. (Don't wait for an email, there is no email. You have immediate access to the pattern in your Pattern Library on Craftsy!)

So that's my holiday gift to you, my vibrant and crafty readers! May your holidays, and your buckets, be full and lovely. 

30 comments:

Pamela Arbour said...

Thank you. I hope to try some of those!

Alice Veenema said...

I learned free motion quilting by making these a few years ago! I use my buckets to collect selvedges. Now I have lots of Christmas gift ideas running through my head! Thanks!

Christine B. said...

Thank you Christina! Can't wait to download the pattern and try out making the buckets! Any excuse for practising my FMQ sounds good to me! Have a great weekend! Christine x

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Love your buckets, made with those adorable quilted bits!!! Thank you for putting the pattern up as a gift.

Elsa said...

Thank you Christina ~ you are so generous! And, what a sweet video ~ got you right in my sewing room!

threadtales said...

These are wonderful! I will be making some up this weekend along with some bento bags I am making for the holidays. Thank you so much!

Gene Black said...

Thanks, I downloaded the pattern. I love small projects to practice FMQ.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your buckets - thank you so much for the pattern!!! If you are always cold, like me, these slippers that can be warmed in the microwave look marvelous and they are on sale right now (not affiliated, just looking out for a fellow quilter in the PNW who is always cold too!) https://gma-intelexusallc.com/

Joan said...

Thank you! The little buckets are great.

Marty Mason said...

Thank you....just in time for me to make and fill to finish my Christmas gift list.

Helen Caudill said...

Thank you so much

FlourishingPalms said...

What an adorable container! It's so nice of you to share this with everyone. Thank you very much!

Anne D said...

Wow I love it. I am so glad I watched the video as Imlove the way you attached the cuff. Thanks.

Suzanne said...

You are awesome. And clever. And generous. Thank you, Christina. Xo

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

I have most of your patterns/classes & love them! This is a good spin on the little thread buckets I've made and I love the idea of showing others that they can make something wonderful from their practise pieces too. Thanks for sharing!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Perfect project to play with FMQ and fat quarters! I downloaded the pattern and watched your little video - love the way you attach the cuff - ;))

pennylanequilts said...

Thank you so much for the free tutorial and for creating a good use for those practice sandwiches!

Mónica said...

Thanks a lot! I will definitely sew some this Christmas, I have learned a lot from you.

Vicki in MN said...

Very cute, thanks Christina! Happy Holidays;)

Elissa Yost said...

Hi and thank you for this gift. But, it wants to charge me the $5.00 - craftsy says your code is not good on this item. Maybe it's me, but you might want to check that out.

Donna Cutting said...

Thanks for the pattern for your adorable buckets, watched the video and now am ready to use some of my orphan blocks.
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Nolita said...

Thank you Christina! These will make sweet gifts for the holidays.

Kathy said...

I love this method. There's no need for a turning hole! Thank you!

Sarah Craig said...

Thanks so much for the sweet pattern, Christina! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Christina said...

Hi Elissa, sorry you didn't see the free one. It's on there! There is also a $5 pattern for the three-sizes of buckets. Just choose the one that says "free". Happy stitching!

sue keida said...

Hi Christina, thanks for this pattern! I'm going to practice my FMQ- looks like I'll end up with a million buckets but oh well! haha

R.Kublick said...

Love this pattern! I have already made 5. I don't quilt but I love the pattern so I just winged it. They turned out super cute! I see one in my future holding some coordinating coasters...

Sue said...

These look like the perfect gift!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Thanks for the pattern.

Ann Scott said...

The Snarky Quilter sent me here. Your buckets are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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