Christmas Sewing


Well, now that Thanksgiving is over,

are you thinking about your Christmas decorating?

If you’re like me, you love to decorate with quilts.

If you would like to make some Christmas

quilts that you can finish between now & Christmas

take a look as some small-ish quilt patterns here:

These first Christmas patterns each use my Tiny Dresden plate template.

 

Lollipop Tree

Tiny Dresden - December

Dresden Buddies Santa

Dresden's on a String

My Mini Dresden Template

makes these stockings:

Quick & easy, Quilt-as-you-go???

This is probably my best-selling pattern ever!

Have you made at least one???

You could make one for you

& each of your friends between now & Christmas!

A Pretty Table

Or, the lap quilt version which was my best-selling pattern

until I designed the table runner version.

A Pretty Package

Or use my 2 templates & my unique Quilt-as-you-go technique & make:

Ultimate Gift

Or maybe a tree skirt or two with adorable gingerbread boys & girls?

Maybe a sampler pattern?

A bit more detailed,

but so much fun to create that I made each of them twice!

If you can’t find these at your local quilt shop,

they can all be found on my website.

Better get started on your Christmas sewing now if you haven’t already!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

A Merry Christmas To You & Yours!

I hope you’re able to spend the day with loved ones!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet?

At my house we’re in full Christmas mode.

My new favorite Christmas music:

Warmer In The Winter

A new Christmas corner with some favorite finds of the year:

A new sign that Clare painted for us, a primitive tree,

an antique “T” quilt & some tin toys…

AND a new magazine featuring one of my quilts!

Lots of beautiful quilts inside this issue!

Wish I had more time…

Quiltmania’s Christmas volume #128

(Nov. Dec. 2018) is on newsstands now.

The featured quilter is Merri Garton, a friend of Di Ford,

& the contributing quilters beside yours truly are;

Edyta Sitar, Selma Bennett, Annemarie Yohnk,

Martha Walker, Bonnie Sullivan & Karen Styles.

You don’t have time to make the quilts before this Christmas,

but you’ll want to make them all eventually once you see them!

My quilt features Tiny Dresden plates,

some hand embroidery, some spools & other pieced blocks

& bit more applique.

I used freezer paper templates,

but you can use the applique of your choice

including fusible web if that’s your preference.

I’ve been thinking of hosting another Quilt-Along with this pattern…

If you don’t already have my “A Merry Christmas To You” pattern,

this is your opportunity to get it along with many other beautiful quilt patterns

for less than the retail price of my pattern!

It uses my Tiny Dresden Template #216 (4 1/2″ finished block)

& you probably already have that template, am I right?

I hope your Christmas shopping, prep & parties are festive!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Just another dreary, snowy day here…

You’d think it was January, not early December with the amount of snowy days here.

I think today was #7 already, with the first snowfall about month ago.

C-R-A-Z-Y

So, what better to do than sew?

I found 8 of these adorable frames at an antique mall in Arkansas,

on our way home from Houston.

I knew they’d make perfect gifts for friends.

They are what prompted me to make use of theĀ acorn frame that I showed you here.

Well, after making that Teeny Tiny Dresden plate

I knew there was NO WAY that I was going to make an even smaller Dresden plate!

X 8!!!

This opening is just 1 1/2″ compared to the 2″ opening that was already too small.

So, I decided on a different strategy for these.

A bit of deciphering & cutting…

sewing…

trimming… turning…

more sewing…

& then what? lol…

While fetching the holly buttons I noticed the teeny button packs.

Perfect opportunity to use them too.

These buttons are really just paper crafted to look like buttons.

They remind me of the buttons that Mrs. Claus sewed onto

my Barbie clothes from Christmas (way) past.

I think Mrs. Claus must have been nuts!

Those were actually buttons that had to be sewn on.

The love of a mother…

Now I have 8 unique little ornaments using teeny Tiny Dresden petals.

Some with blue carded button pack,

some with red buttons,

and some with teeny gold buttons.

I don’t need them all for gifts so I thought I’d offer the extras for sale.

You can find them for sale in my Etsy shop.

Happy Christmas prep!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan