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.
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:
and her Snowbirds Mug Rug:
Looking for a quick project to decorate your home, or to give away? Try Christa’s Log Cabin Wreath Mini:
Love applique? Try out these super-cute patterns by Lynette Anderson- Christmas Wishes and Magical Christmas. They can both be found here.
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.
Another quick project- Folded Coasters by Sandy at Upstairs Hobby Room. Tutorial here.
If you like embroidery, here are a couple of patterns for you to stitch up! They can be found here.
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!
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 :*)
Only 4 months?! How did that happen? ;-)
J, I love your generosity and the inspiration you provide. Thanks much!!!! Rose
Thank you for sharing your wonderful patterns. I am beginning my sewing/knitting Christmas projects this month.
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.
HI Debbie, I do have some hand embroidery tutorials on YouTube, which can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AulzVkwkKCo&feature=youtu.be
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.