Holiday Star Pillows (new pattern!)

by Stephanie December 8, 2016
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I’ve had so much funĀ  sewing up Octagon Star pillows from cute holiday fabrics! Want to make some of your own? (there’s still time before XMas!) The Octagon Star Pillow pattern is now available on Etsy and Craftsy, and there’s even an expanded “pattern + tutorial” version for those who want ALL the details in […]

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CatchUp Week Bonus! XMas in August

by Stephanie August 25, 2013
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My LQS was having its fall class preview party in early August, and Mariah asked if she could teach my Gift Wrap Pillow pattern. “I’d be delighted” I said, being far too over-committed to take on teaching it myself. Then she said it would be awfully nice if I could print up some paper versions […]

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Gift Wrap Baby Quilt

by Stephanie May 21, 2013
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VdeH is celebrating Bloggers Quilt Festival with the reveal of the Baby Quilt version of “Gift Wrap“. This pattern, in all its many variations, has been living in my head for such a long time now. I couldn’t be happier to be seeing it take form in fabric, and to be sharing this baby quilt […]

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GiveAway Day!

by Stephanie May 6, 2013
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In honor of Sew Mama Sew GiveAway Day, I’m thrilled to be giving away three copies of a brand new GIFT WRAP Pillow pattern. (It’s so new it’s not in my Etsy shop yet. Now available in the VdeH Etsy shop and at!) * * * THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED * * * […]

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“Gift Wrap” Pillow Pattern

by Stephanie December 7, 2012
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Just in time for the holidays: A fun little pillow that looks like a gift-wrapped package, which makes it perfect for gift-giving! The “boudoir” size (12″ x 16″), which has the pattern on both front and back, in reversed colors, is made from just 2 fat quarters! Or use a plain fabric back and get […]

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