Jacquelynne Steves

Christmas Countdown- It’s time to start sewing!

It’s August 25- that means it is 4 months until Christmas. I think it is reasonable to start talking about Christmas projects now, right? I have asked some of my friends to share some of their Christmas sewing projects with us. I think you will enjoy these!

First, Jenny of Elefantz shares her Vintage Bunting tutorial. This is very elegant looking, but you could make it country, or cottage-y, or whatever suits your fancy based on the fabrics and trims that you choose. Tutorial here.

ELEFANTZ Vintage Style Bunting tutorial


Julie at The Crafty Quilter does a monthly feature called “Christmas Once A Month”- if you love Christmas, this is the place for you! Here is her Poinsettia Pillow tutorial:

The Crafty Quilter- Poinsettia Pillow

and her Snowbirds Mug Rug:

The Crafty Quilter- Snowbirds Mug Rug

Looking for a quick project to decorate your home, or to give away? Try Christa’s Log Cabin Wreath Mini:

Christa Quilts- Log Cabin Christmas Wreath

Love applique? Try out these super-cute patterns by Lynette Anderson- Christmas Wishes and Magical Christmas. They can both be found here.

Lynette Anderson- Christmas Wishes

Lynette Anderson- Magical Christmas

There’s a saying, “All hearts come home for Christmas.” That’s what this Coming Home Christmas Quilt reminds me of:


A cute ornament to make- this would be really cute tied onto the top of a Christmas present! Free tutorial here.

PatchworkBird OrnamentTutorial-Jacquelynne Steves


Another quick project- Folded Coasters by Sandy at Upstairs Hobby Room. Tutorial here.

Upstairs Hobby Room- coasters


If you like embroidery, here are a couple of patterns for you to stitch up! They can be found here.

Christmas embroidery patterns- Jacquelynne Steves


So now you’ve got lots of ways to be creative to get ready for the upcoming season. Remember, slow and steady wins the race, so make your list now, start your projects, and get them done!



  • Posted August 25, 2015 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Aarrrgggghhhh!!! Christmas is right around the corner??? I’m still trying to get my summer sewing done LOL!!! Great project ideas and links – thanks Jacquelynne :*)

  • Posted August 25, 2015 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Only 4 months?! How did that happen? ;-)

  • Rosemarie
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    J, I love your generosity and the inspiration you provide. Thanks much!!!! Rose

  • Posted August 26, 2015 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns. I am beginning my sewing/knitting Christmas projects this month.

  • Debbie
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    I love all of your Christmas projects sharing and that there are tutorials with them. If you post any others and have how to videos that would be great. Thank you so much for sharing all this lovely information. I’m teaching myself to do hand embroidery so I love your posting info on that subject. Keep up your good work it is inspirational.

  • Carla
    Posted August 27, 2015 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  • Sonja Flowers
    Posted August 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jacquelynne!
    Love your blog and great ideas!! I am learning to quilt and have a question… is it appropriate to combine regular cotton fabrics with batiks? I’ve never cared much for batiks, but with all the new colors and patterns, I’ve seen some I love! Just not sure about using them together in the same quilt.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted August 31, 2015 at 8:34 am | Permalink

      Hi Sonja! Yes, you can mix cottons and batiks! I agree, there are so many pretty batiks available now. When mixing fabrics, follow the same “rules” as you normally would- take a look at how the colors and scales of the fabrics works together. Edyta Sitar is a designer who mixes cottons and batiks a lot in her work. She has a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r25NJ5nBYJw

  • Posted August 30, 2015 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing these fun ideas and for the reminder that I want to get started on my projects sooner than later. Some of these projects will be on my list.

  • Monica Kostak
    Posted August 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    yikes!! i guess it’s time to start making my list …and checking it twice! :) These are some beautiful ideas for projects this year! Thanks!

  • Alicia Key
    Posted September 7, 2015 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    So many projects! Of course, I want to do them all. We need energizer bunny pills or something to keep going long enough to do them all!

  • Pauline Perry
    Posted September 29, 2017 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    There are so many beautiful things to make that you have designed and I would love to embroider the bird on a sprig of holly at the bottom of this blog, but I cannot find it. Please let me know how I can obtain the pattern. Thank you.

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