Coloring Book Quilt – Free Patterns

Coloring Book Quilt – Free Patterns

That perfect quilt square is easily in reach if you have
just a yard or so of muslin, permanent marking pens,
crayons, fabric paints, or even silk ribbon …
and ArtDesignStudio.com pattern packs.

Sample worked from CP140 Henna Tattoo 2 Pattern Package
Also see CP139 Henna Tattoo 1 Pattern Package
Also see CP090 Wood Quilt Squares Pattern Package

Can’t find that exact fabric pattern that you are craving?
Can’t find it in the exact colors that you need for your latest quilting project?
No problem … color your own!

Coloring Book Quilt Ideas

I chose Henna Tattoos for my table runner Coloring Book Quilt.  But any idea goes – wildlife, Celtic, dragons, steam punk.  ArtDesignsStudio.com has over 140 pattern packs full of ideas, ready for you to download today.

 

1. Piece your quilt squares using muslin where you want your coloring Book design.

2.  Press well so that you are tracing on a flat surface.

3. Print one copy of your chosen pattern using your computer printer.

 

Coloring Book Quilt Ideas

4.  Place your pattern on your light box.  Trace over the outlines with a fine point permanent marking pen of black, gray, or dark brown.

5.  Iron well to set the outline color.

 

Coloring Book Quilt IdeasClick for a full sized, printable image.

6.  Set up your coloring kit next to your favorite chair in the living room.  Turn on your current ‘binge-watching’ TV program.  Relax, have fun, and color away.

You can use fabric pens, permanent marking pens, crayons, acrylic paint, and of course, fabric dye.  Also consider beads, silk ribbon embroidery, lace, and buttons.

Allow the large-area base coats to dry before you add the detail lines to avoid bleeding.  Set the colors with a hot iron after you are done.

Doodle Day #3 Patterns for Bullet Journaling

Doodle Day #3 Patterns for Bullet Journaling

Doodle Day #3 – Bullet Journal Pages

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Today’s Morgue File Project Idea:

free wood burning patterns

Free Doodle Pattern 007

Bullet Journals let you keep track of your day to day activities and to add personal notes, shopping lists, and appointment calendars.  The pages are worked on a dot grid pattern which is used as your guide to create your tables, lists, and highlighted comments.

 

 

 

 

Bullet Journal Blank Page

This basic bullet journal page will print on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper.  When folded it creates two facing printed dot grid pages.  You can print several copies of this bullet journal page.  Then put those pages back into your printer tray, face up so that you see the printed grid, and then printed a second time to create the dot grid on the back of your paper.

 

 

 

 

Free Doodle Pattern 008

 

 

Click on the image, right, to open a full-sized copy in a new window.  Right hand click on the image and chose ‘save image’ to keep a copy on your computer for easy printing.  This page is pre-set to print in portrait mode, no adjustment is needed.

 

 

 

The Stapled Bookbinding link, below, shows you how to take multiple printed pages and staple them into a small booklet.

Bullet Journal Header Page

Bullet Journal List Page

Bullet Journal Design Page

 

Here are a few samples of DIY Hand Bound Bullet Journal, decorated with scrapbooking paper, a watercololr paper design, paper twist strings, a few glass beads, and worked with leather covers.  Stop by tomorrow for the links to how to design, burn, and bind your own leather journal.

The patterns for the large background dragon journal, and the small Celtic journal, front left, are available in the Great Book of Celtic Patterns, available on Amazon.com.  The Greenman Journal, front right, is a free project here on LSIrish.com.

 

Free Doodle Pattern 009

Stop by Reddit/r/bulletjournal to discover a fun community of journalist that share lots and lots of ideas.

If you haven’t played with bookbinding yet, these links will get you stared.

DIY Kettle Stitch Bookbinding video on YouTube.com.

DIY Coptic Stitch Bookbinding video on YouTube.com

Simple Bookbinding video on YouTube.com

Stapled Bookbinding video on YouTube.com – quick and easy!

 

 

 

The Art of Spoon Carving by Lora Irish

Available on Amazon.com

 

 

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Doodle Day #2, Lora Irish Morgue Files

Doodle Day #2, Lora Irish Morgue Files

Doodle Day #2 – Christmas Tree Star Tags

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Yesterday I showed you one of my Christmas Tree Star tags that inspired this morgue file project for me.

free Lora Irish Pattern to downloadSupplies that I used:

Fine Point Black Markers

240 Colored Gel Pens Assortment

Brown Kraft Board Star Tags

Document Cleaning Pad

Acrylic Clear Glue Double Tip Tube

Gold, Silver, and Red Glitter Glue

4″ x 10 yard Burlap Ribbon

Colored Paper Twine, 12 pack

Raffia Ribbon, 218 yards

Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

 

Step 1:  You can trace one of the free doodle patterns that I will be posting this month onto your kraft star tag.  Begin by printing a copy of the pattern.  Cut out the pattern, allowing about 1/4″ to 3/8″ margins.  Rub a Soft, #2 to #4 pencil, all over the back of the pattern paper.  Lay the pattern, face up, onto your star.  With the soft pencil trace along the outlines.  When you lift the pattern paper, the graphite from the pencil rubbing will leave a grey trace line on the kraft tag.

After you have finished the pen and ink work and adding any coloring, and allowed the ink to dry well, use a document cleaning pad to erase any remaining graphite lines from your star tag.

 

 

free pyrography patterns

Free Doodle Pattern 004

Step 2:  Use the fine point, black marking pen to create the lines of your doodle design.  Rework some areas of the lines with a second layer of black pen to create a ‘thick and thin’ effect – this adds interest to the line work.  Let the pen ink dry for at least 10 minutes before you begin the coloring steps.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:  Clean the tag with your document cleaning pad by gently rubbing the pad over the tag.  The pad is filled with finely ground eraser particles and will neatly clean any remaining graphite marks.

Step 4:  Add any coloring that you want using the gel pens.  You can also use colored marking pens, colored pencils, and even watercolor paint to accent the doodle pattern with just a touch of bright color.  Allow to dry.

Step 5:  Using acrylic glue, apply one line of glue along the edge of the star tag on the back side of the tag.  Lay the tag onto the burlap ribbon.  Weight the tag down against the ribbon with a heavy book.  Allow to dry for at least one-half hour.

 

Free Doodle Pattern 005

Step 6:  Cut the burlap 1/4″ to 3/8″ away from the edge of the star tag to create a fabric frame.  You can tease a few strands of burlap off to make a ragged edge.  Turn the burlap-back tag face down onto a piece of wax paper.  Run a thin line of acrylic glue along the outer edge of the burlap to stop any further raveling of the fibers.  Let the glue dry for at least one-half hour.

Step 7:  Run a thin line of hot glue along the outer edge of the tag, on the burlap back.  Begin by allowing a 4″ tail of paper twine string before you begin gluing.  Gently press your paper twin string onto the glue.  This covers the joint line between the tag and burlap, while framing the tag area.  Work one straight side of the star tag at a time.  This will let you easily make the sharp inside corners crisp.  Cut the paper twine string 4″ away from the tag, when you have glue the entire outer edge of the tag.  Tie the two paper twine ends together, once close to the tag and once at the end of the strings to create your hanging loop.

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Step 8:  To add that extra holiday sparkle, use glitter glue in the design area.  Let the glitter glue dry completely and your star tag is ready to hand.

See you tomorrow, thanks for reading ~ Lora Irish

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Leather Burning by Lora S. Irish

Available on Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Doodle Patterns, Lora Irish Artist Morgue

Doodle Patterns, Lora Irish Artist Morgue

Artist’s Morgue File:
A folder, cardboard box, drawer, or stack of collected ideas,
inspirations, and ‘someday’ projects that an artist accumulates
over a lifetime of crafting.

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Jan. 1st, 2019 – Goal for this month is to post two to three small, free patterns each working day of the month that you can use with your favorite craft.  The theme for January is Doodle Designs.

free Lora Irish Pattern to downloadI must have a dozen large cardboard boxes of scrap paper torn from magazines, newspaper ads, and even old books that I have saved over the years as inspirational ideas – just something to spark a new project.

There must be a ton of doodles.  Lots and lots of little, tiny, small designs that stand alone as a quick accent in so many crafts. Doodles created using my scrap papers as the inspiration for my own designs.

I won’t even guess how many digital files are stored on my external hard drive for the same reason.

Sometimes those pictures show an interesting layout pattern, perhaps a unique line divider, or even a color combination that really caught my eye.

Free Lora Irish patterns to download

Free Doodle Pattern 001

That hoard of scrap ideas even has a technical name – its an Artist’s Morgue File.

Because my morgue file is over 30 years in the making, and spread out everywhere in the studio, shop, and in my storage boxes, I thought as a goal for 2019 that I would start converting those ideas into some type of organization.

For my doodles I chose cardboard, kraft paper tags in a variety of shapes.  The tags run around 2 1/2″ ( 6.5 cm) wide and up to 3″ ( 7.5 cm) tall.

 

Blank Digital, Printable Tags

Lora Irish free patternsHere are blank digital copies of the two tags that I have used to begin my 2019 Morgue File of Little Patterns.

Please click on the image and it will open a new window.  Right hand click on the new, full-sized image and chose ‘save image’ to keep a copy on your computer.

Both patterns can be printed of card stock paper, directly from your computer printer so that you can create your own Morgue File tags.

Free Lora Irish patterns to downloadOver the next month I will be posting a few each day.  Two to three small designs that you can use with your pyrography wooden spoons, DIY Bullet Journal, and even as fun, applique quilt patterns.  And, perhaps, my ideas will spark new ideas for you to create your own.

Supplies for Morgue File Pattern Tags: 

Here’s what is in my kit.

free Lora Irish pattern for pyography

Free Doodle Pattern 002

Fine Point Black Markers

Fine Line Marking Pens, Color Assortment

240 Colored Gel Pens Assortment

PrismaColor Colored Pencils, Set of 48

Document Cleaning Pad – a must for any crafter

Square White Kraft Board Tags

Scalloped Edge White Kraft Board Heart Tags

Brown Kraft Board Star Tags

free doodle pattern

Free Doodle Pattern 003

Scalloped Edge White Round Kraft Board Tags

Scalloped Edge Brown Round Kraft Board Tags

Round Brown Kraft Board Tags

Variety Brown Kraft Board Tags

Acrylic Clear Glue Double Tip Tube

Gold, Silver, and Red Glitter Glue

 

Today’s Morgue File Project Idea:

Lora Irish Doodle JournalThe DIY Book Making Journal, shown right, uses a pen and ink, gel pen pattern, worked on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, as the book cover design.  This is a stitched book that holds 32 pages, also worked with the same watercolor paper.

The book boards – front and back cover – use light weight, brown kraft paper to cover the heavy cardboard pieces and to cover the stitched pages along the side of the book.

If you haven’t played with bookbinding yet, these links will get you stared.

DIY Kettle Stitch Bookbinding video on YouTube.com.

DIY Coptic Stitch Bookbinding video on YouTube.com

Simple Bookbinding video on YouTube.com

Stapled Bookbinding video on YouTube.com – quick and easy!

See ya tomorrow with more free, small, doodles for your crafting.  Thanks for reading ~ Lora Irish

Cane Topper Woodcarving by Lora Irish

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Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download