Does Your Machine Have a Cover? If Not, Here’s a FREE Pattern!

Happy Winter!

I am proud to say that I’m a part of an amazing group of designers who spread the joy of stitching! All of them are listed in the above header. We have been posting on Facebook for weeks about all sorts of fun things! There is one more designer after me on the sewing room topic, so make sure you go to Wool & Cotton Sewcial to see all the stuff happening there!

I really love the sewing room theme. It sure has been fun to update my sewing machine covers, especially since I have a few more machines now than when I made the dark one back in 2004 – that feels like such a long time ago! 

Is it time to update your sewing room? Today you can download this super cute pattern for free by clicking the link below. It’s a fun and quick project that will brighten up any space without a ton of work. This is basically how it goes…You quilt your fabrics, lining, batting and top. Then you cut them apart. Adjust the pattern according to the size of your machine. Do you have smaller machine or a monster? Appliqué on the front if you desire! Round off the corners. Make bias binding and then pin together the pieces. Apply the binding to both sides and trim the bottom edge. Then bind the bottom edge – it really is quite easy! We will have a video soon on making a sewing machine cover on our Stitch with Lisa Bongean YouTube Channel so be sure to watch for that!

In addition to the free download, we are selling kits for each version! No printer? We can print the pattern for you for an additional fee if you do not have that capability. Follow the links below to print or purchase!

Click HERE for a FREE Printable PDF!

Click HERE to ORDER a Kit!

Oh…and if you like the quilt shown in the background behind the machine covers, you can get a kit and pattern for that too! Sherrie made a new sample out of cozy flannel. Check out the awesome photos Kali took of it last week after we got a few inches of fresh snow. So beautiful!

I really think this quilt captures the colors of the winter season in Wisconsin just perfectly. I love it! if you would like to purchase the pattern and/or kit for this quilt, simply hit the link below!

Layers of Fun – Flannel Version

I hope you enjoy the new machine cover addition to your sewing room. It really adds a personal touch to have nice a cover for your BFF – especially one you made yourself! Thanks for visiting our blog, store and our social media sites. We sure appreciate those likes! Take care…stay warm…stay inside, and STITCH!   ~Lisa


Here’s to New Beginnings – 2022 – Revised!

Wishing you all the best for 2022! Between the construction and opening of the new retail shop and retreat house, last year sure was a whirlwind blur! I can’t thank you enough for shopping, sharing and stitching along with us both in person, and on our social media platforms. We have big plans for 2022, and hope we can continue to be a part of your life through the art of stitching!

I wanted to start off this year on a positive note so I picked out this great quilt from my archives to share with you all. It was designed a long, long time ago – 2004 to be exact – and today you can get a FREE printable PDF by clicking the link below!

CLICK HERE for your FREE Printable PDF of the Lincoln Ladies Quilt Club “Streak of Lightning” Quilt!

I figured since all the Christmas decorations are down, now it’s time for blue and white in honor of the Winter season (Ok… Maybe Nick still has yet to take the tree down – that’s his job every year). “Streak of Lightning” is a beautiful blue and white quilt that can be done as a full-size quilt (70″ x 82″) or as a lap quilt (40″ x 58″).

“Streak of Lightning”  was originally designed by the Lincoln’s Ladies Club. The club specializes in recreating and designing quilts based on earlier time periods, using reproduction fabrics. The group was founded by Carole Charles and myself back at the Menasha, WI location of Primitive Gatherings, long before we built our new facility in Larsen, WI.

Take a look at how I’ve displayed this beautiful work of art in my own house for January! I just love this black setting for the Blue & Cream HSTs – or it actually could be a really dark blue – but ours is black…

I especially love how these colors tie right into my Anchor Point decor. Even though it’s the middle of Winter, blue and white together feels light at airy to me. Fresh and crisp like a cold Winter’s day!

If you’re looking for a smaller project, don’t worry! This quilt can be done at full size or as a darling lap quilt. Either way, I hope you enjoy it! New beginnings and a new project for 2022!

CLICK HERE for your FREE Printable PDF of the Lincoln Ladies Quilt Club “Streak of Lightning” Quilt!

Don’t forget to tune into my YouTube channel, “Stitch with Lisa Bongean” for more tips, tricks and great content! And remember to always make time to…