Yes, you read that right–free patterns. One of FabTalk’s wonderful Facebook fans asked that we help her find a project to make for her son, who just became an Eagle Scout (congratulations!). When I started digging, I discovered that the folks at Robert Kaufman have a partnership with Boy Scouts of America and have created several fun patterns using Boy Scouts fabric and released a collection of fabric using vintage Boy Scouts images. Check out some of the projects.
The Explorer’s Belt Pouch is a clever project that I’m betting a lot of outdoor-loving boys would love–particularly Scouts. They can keep their hands free and their belongings nearby with this pouch. Get your free copy of this pattern right here (PDF).
The Scouting Is panel quilt is great for several reasons, first because it’s a wonderful tribute to the history of scouting, but also because it makes great use of the panel prints in this fabric collection. For an Eagle Scout, you could use the Eagle Scout-themed fabric as your accent fabric. The pattern download is right here (PDF).
The H2O to Go water bottle holder is a very quick project that could be a nice companion the the belt pouch. This pattern is available for download here (PDF).
This quilt would make for a special gift for our Facebook fan’s Eagle Scout. You could use the Eagle Scout fabric as the border and choose the other fabrics to tell the story of his journey in Scouts. Get your copy of this pattern here (PDF).
There are several other projects you can check out that were designed to commemorate Scouting at all levels. You can take a look here.
Of course, you’ll want to use the Boy Scouts collection from Robert Kaufman for any of these projects. I love that the colorways symbolize three different levels–Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts. Check out the entire collection in the slideshow below and be sure to look for it in your favorite independent quilt shop or fabric store. And, if you have a project you’re looking for, be sure to friend us on Facebook and leave us a note on our Wall.