The Infectious Stitches Blog

On the Infectious Stitches blog I document the things I make with fabric and thread. I’ve also written several tutorials for sewing techniques and projects. I love to connect with other sewing and quilting enthusiasts and I hope that browsing through my projects will spark your creativity!

Completed: cat mini quilt

Completed: cat mini quilt

I finally turned one of my sample blocks for the cat in basket pattern into a cat mini quilt. My youngest daughter picked the 6-inch block which would be a very tiny quilt when used on its own. To make it a more useful size I added a border.The 2-inch facing strips...

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Completed: River, a Quiltcon fabric challenge quilt

Completed: River, a Quiltcon fabric challenge quilt

Each year Quiltcon organizes a fabric challenge. Members of the Modern Quilt Guild are challenged to create a quilt using a strict fabric palette. This year the fabrics were 6 colours from the Windham Ruby + Bee solids collection and you had to use at least 4 of them...

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Completed: The Blizzard Bonnet

Completed: The Blizzard Bonnet

My youngest daughter’s old winter hat no longer fits. When I told her, her first response was that I could make her a new one. I googled free hat patterns, showed her a picture of the Wholecloth patterns Blizzard Bonnet and off we went.Underlining the main fabric My...

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Completed: Rotate, rotate mini quilt

Completed: Rotate, rotate mini quilt

I made the “Rotate, rotate” mini quilt for one of Curated Quilts’ quilt challenges. For each issue of this modern quilting journal, they set a challenge from which they select mini quilts to show in the magazine. The quilts all share a certain theme and colour palette...

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Completed: Fabric bunting

Completed: Fabric bunting

What gift do you get your father for his birthday? Now that I have two daughters capable of holding a pencil that answer has become a lot easier: I put them to work! This is really a win-win situation. We have an activity to do together, the children are entertained,...

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Completed: So many t-shirts

Completed: So many t-shirts

At the start of summer, I realized I needed to do something about my t-shirt situation. I had a lot of t-shirts that I’d been wearing for years and that were no longer in a super great condition. It was starting to feel as if I had nothing to wear because I no longer...

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Cat in basket FPP block pattern release!

Cat in basket FPP block pattern release!

I have written another pattern! Perhaps you remember the cat in basket FPP block pattern that I showed earlier this year. I designed that block because we were making a cat quilt with my guild.  It was a thank you for one of the board members when she quit after being...

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Completed: 4 easy summer skirts

Completed: 4 easy summer skirts

So far, we’re having an exceptionally good summer. And, with summer weather comes the need for summer clothes. My youngest daughter only had one summer skirt, not nearly enough. The skirt that she had is simple, a front and back piece from knit fabric and an elastic...

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Completed: Alabama Chanin t-shirt

Completed: Alabama Chanin t-shirt

I had a white t-shirt in the size that my oldest daughter is currently wearing. Only problem: Plain white is definitely too boring to wear for her colourful tastes and she strongly rejected it. I thought of dying it a different colour, but then it would still be a...

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Completed: fabric pouch with FMQ

Completed: fabric pouch with FMQ

This quarter’s theme for the Dutch MQG is free motion quilting (FMQ). To make sure that a lot of members would do something related to this theme they also organized a swap in which you had to sew a fabric pouch with FMQ details for another member. Despite not having...

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Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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