Jacquelynne Steves

Vintage Noel Table Topper/Mini Quilt

Vintage Noel Mini Quilt- Jacquelynne Steves 3

Hello, Everyone! Today I am thrilled to share my Vintage Noel Table Topper/Mini Quilt project with you which is being featured over at the Sew Mama Sew website!! This is quite a thrill- Sew Mama Sew is the place to go for sewing tutorials!

B- Jacquelynne Steves Vintage Noel Topper

 

Recently, I joined the Thermoweb design team and I’ve had the opportunity to play with some products which are brand new to me- I think my absolute favorite is the Decofoil!! It comes in tons of colors- and I just heard that they are adding even more colors for next year… I can’t wait to see them. If you walk around Target or browse around Pinterest for a while, you will see metallics everywhere. You can use Decofoil to add metallic elegance and shimmer to all kinds of fabric and paper projects.

Vintage Noel Mini Quilt- Jacquelynne Steves

Note- if you decide to order DecoFoil online, please use this link. This is an affiliate link, which means that I get a small percentage of the sales- that will help to defray some of my costs for making the sample. Thanks!!

When I saw the pretty gold and silver foil, I immediately thought of Christmas. I designed a motif with the word “Noel” and some simple holly leaves and berries. I started going through my fabric stash, and I was drawn to some traditional, muted red and green fabrics. Then I found a “greige” (that’s not quite gray, not quite beige/tan) floral fabric which I thought would be perfect for a border to pull it together. When I put everything together, it had a vintage feel to it…  and Voila! My Vintage Noel Table Topper/Mini Quilt was created.

My long-arm quilter, Danny, did a phenomenal job in the center with some metallic thread to complement the metallic “Noel” and holly leaves. You can also stitch over the Decofoil- see how she added the veins and details to the metallic leaves:

A-NoelVintageTopperCloseup2-JacquelynneStevesYou can find Decofoil in craft stores, or order it online here.

Want to make this project?? The FREE tutorial and pattern can be found over at the Sew Mama Sew website- please click here.

Vintage Noel Mini Quilt- Jacquelynne Steves 2

I’ve also posted a YouTube video showing how I used the DecoFoil for this project- if you’ve never used the product before, I think you will like watching this step-by-step how-to video to see how easy and fun it is!

I hope you will try the Decofoil– it really is soooooo much fun! I have plans to add metallic shimmer to lots of stuff!!

Jacquelynne Steves- holly art

34 Comments

  • Posted November 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Wow!! How pretty is that! Your Christmas Noel mini quilt is lovely. And added Christmas sparkle with the deco foil, I have never seen, heard or used this before so am feeling rather excited at learning a new skill. Looks like a lot of fun!
    Smiles :)

  • Mariann
    Posted November 23, 2015 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Your mini quilt is beautiful. The sparkle is great on your quilt and the quilting is gorgeous also. What a cool project. Thanks for showing how to use the decofoil, I’m going to give it a try.

  • Jacquelynne
    Posted November 24, 2015 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Jacquie and Mariann, I hope you’ll give it a try- it’s lots of fun :)

  • Melody
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Your table topper is very beautiful and thank you for showing how to use the product.

  • Michele
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Omg this is amazing. You do such beautiful work!

  • Diana G
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    How beautiful!!! I am looking forward to more mini quilts of yours ! Thanks for sharing with us out there in cyberland !

  • Posted November 25, 2015 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    I love this table topper, Jacquelynne!

  • Phyllis
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    I love to make minis and your’s is outstanding! Thanks for the video on how to use Decofoil. You are amazing!

  • Lori Smanski
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    wow this is so very pretty, thanks for sharing

  • Pam Foster
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Beautiful Jacquelynne, wish I had the time to make itsh well maybe next year. ?

  • Shirley Carroll
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous!

  • MS Barb
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Your table topper quilt is BEAUTIFUL–THANK for the pattern!

  • Una Genty
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    I love this table topper. Perhaps next year!

  • Marilyn
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Your table topper is beautiful. Thinking of ways to use this foil and show my quilting group. Maybe Easter Eggs? Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted December 7, 2015 at 8:16 am | Permalink

      Easter eggs would be really pretty too- great idea!

  • Lizzie in Sweden
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Really fun! What a fabulous effect!

  • CarolK
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Please note I changed my email address. I just love the mini quilt of your’s. I can think of a bizzillion projects where I could use Decofoil, that is after I finish all my ufo’s first. I’m sure you know how that goes. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. May your day be stress free and loving.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted December 7, 2015 at 8:19 am | Permalink

      Hi Carol! Yes I’m thinking of all kinds of projects where I can use Decofoil! If you’ve changed your email address, please just re-sign up the newsletter list with your new address. http://eepurl.com/GcRHv
      Thanks!

  • Cynthia Wilbanks
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely gorgeous. Will have to make this one!

  • Linda L.
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    It was great to see you featured on Sew Mama Sew! This is a terrific project and the finished product looks so much more complicated than it is. Thanks!

  • Heather
    Posted November 26, 2015 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    Wow I just love what you did with the foil, it looks awesome :)

  • Carol H.
    Posted November 26, 2015 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  • Posted November 26, 2015 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    This is very beautiful and the decofoil really adds that extra bit of elegance!

  • Sheila
    Posted November 27, 2015 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous quilt. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  • Robyn
    Posted November 28, 2015 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    Your topper is an eye popper! I have watched Jenny Doan work with it but have not used it. You are correct about metallics, they are every where. Love following you and can’t wait for 2016

  • Posted November 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    I found this in my spam and have entered your new address. This is the 1st time I’ve seen the Deco Foil being used, thanks for the tutorial. Loved it. I have seen this product in stores and thought it was for use with one of the cut out type machines.

  • Pamela
    Posted November 29, 2015 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    This is absolutely gorgeous! It looks vintage and charming. I want to make this! The quilting is an amazing part of this design.

  • Posted December 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    What a great project idea. I used Decofoil for the first time a month ago and I am going to use it in many more projects, with this one being one of them.

  • Nancy Matheson
    Posted December 3, 2015 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    This product looks like fun! Do you have to use their adhesive or will any iron on like wonder under or heat and bond work?

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted December 7, 2015 at 8:20 am | Permalink

      Hi Nancy- I’ve never tried using another adhesive. I assume that if Thermoweb has created a special adhesive to use with the foil, that it is the best way to go.

    • Posted December 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      I used their adhesive and after using it, I don’t think I would use any other. I might try another or two with scraps, but the texture and way it adhered was marvelous.

      • Jacquelynne
        Posted December 10, 2015 at 8:38 am | Permalink

        Yes I think it’s always best to use the recommended product- the products are formulated to work together.

  • Posted December 4, 2015 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Jacquelynne, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Love the metallic embellishments – so sparkly and festive – WOW!!! I can see that at some point I’m going to have to play with some of these metallics – too tempting :-)

  • Kathy
    Posted December 12, 2016 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Absolutely stunning! Not only is the quilt beautiful but the quilting is gorgeous too!

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