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November 28, 2021
Christmas Baubles Free Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Who doesn’t love some Christmas Baubles?  I know I do and I especially like them when they are made out of fabric.  Look at the darling quilt pattern from Jen Daly Quilts for Moda Bake Shop.  It is just beautiful.

Made with Moda holiday fabrics, this mini measures only 18″ x 24″.  There are a lot of fabrics packed into this small quilt. In fact, it is perfect for a mini charm pack.  If you don’t know, mini charm packs are squares measuring 2 1/2″ square.

The blog post has detailed step-by-step photos and instructions so assembly ...

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Book Review – It’s Sew Emma Vintage Christ mas Quilt Book from Craft Gossip

It’s Sew Emma Vintage Christmas by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
  • 42 vintage quilt block patterns
  • 28 total Christ mas projects and quilt patterns
  • 206 pages, soft cover, spiral bound.

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November 27, 2021
6 Sensational Creativebug Christmas Stocking Classes from Craft Gossip

What is Christmas without a stocking?  I still have my stocking that was made for me when I was born.  Special memories are made with those festive sock shaped containers.  People all over the world anxiously await the moment they can open theirs.

If you want to make one for someone special this year then you may want to take one of these classes offered by Creativebug.

  1. Create a lined stocking made in burlap with Maya Donenfeld.
  2. Make a cabled stocking with Marly Bird.
  3. Here’s a gorgeous felt stocking that you can make with Leslie Schucker.
  4. Liana Allday shows ...

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November 25, 2021
Christmas Decorating and Christmas Panels from A Quilting Life

Christmas Decorating and Christmas Panels featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends! Happy Thanksgiving! Once the Thanksgiving dishes have been cleared away, I am looking forward to decorating for Christmas. So today I’m sharing some thoughts on Christmas Decorating and Christmas Panels along with a few tips I use each year. I always bring out my Christmas quilts, runners, and pillows before doing any other […]

The post Christmas Decorating and Christmas Panels appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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November 24, 2021
Free Pinwheels and Patchwork Christmas Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

I think that the thing that stood out to me right away on this Christmas quilt from Andy over on A Bright Corner, was the black sashing.  It is not normally a color that I associate with the holidays, but oh boy does it work with this quilt and these fabrics.

This free pattern can be downloaded from the article.  Because of some of the shapes, it may not be ideal for an absolute beginner, but if you have some experience you may want to give it a try.

The finished quilt measures about 60″ x 69″, so it is ...

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November 17, 2021
Christmas Quilts to Make & Love from A Quilting Life

Christmas Quilts to Make & Love

I hope you will enjoy this fun Round up of some of my favorite Christmas Quilts to Make & Love. And we filmed a video with most of the featured quilts and projects. The final two on today’s post weren’t quite finished when we filmed but are finished now. Enjoy! (Note: this post originally published […]

The post Christmas Quilts to Make & Love appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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November 14, 2021
Book Review – The Patchsmith’s Christmas Mug Rugs from Craft Gossip

Take any 6” quilt block and transform it into a delightful and functional mug rug mini quilt for your home. A mug rug mini quilt is the ideal gift to make for yourself or a friend, relative, teacher or colleague. They are small enough to create in an afternoon and will brighten any table or desk. Within the pages of this book you will find ten ‘side bar’ designs which can be paired with ANY 6” block to create a unique and fun mug rug.

The Patchsmith’s Christmas Mug Rugs

Perhaps you have some 6” blocks left over from ...

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November 12, 2021
Free Peppermint Mini Quilt Pattern from Craft Gossip

Simple and striking, this modern take on a peppermint is a festive quilt for the holidays.  Designed by Christopher Thompson for the Sew Can She mini quilt event, all of the instructions can be found on her website.

Using only three colors, this does have some paper piecing elements to it, but it is not a difficult pattern.  In fact, it is probably a good introduction to the technique.

Along with the downloadable pattern, you will find detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you make your mini quilt.  There are also some useful tips along the way.

Sometimes a ...

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November 7, 2021
Book Review – Merry Makers: Patchwork Quilts and Projects to Celebrate the Season from Craft Gossip

Celebrate the season with the Moda All-Stars!

They’re back with 15+ handmade gifts to give or keep. Choose from speedy stockings, pincushions, and coasters to make in multiples. Or, pick a patchwork project: lap quilts, table runners, and other deck-the-halls designs abound. Complete most projects in a weekend or quicker–no need to fear the holiday time crunch! And just for fun, learn all about the favorite seasonal traditions of the All-Stars in a series of Q&As.

Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

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November 6, 2021
5 Fun and Festive Gnome Holiday Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

With the holidays fast approaching, you may want to sneak in at least one more quilting project.  And if you are a fan of Gnomes, then you will want to try out one of these whimsical patterns that you can purchase over on Etsy.

All of them are digital downloads.  Before you purchase you will want to read the descriptions in the listing to make sure the pattern is right for you.

  1. For all of your paper piecing fans, this adorable tree skirt is surrounded by gnomes that are ready for the holidays.
  2. What could be cuter than the heart-shaped ...

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October 31, 2021
Book Review -Pat Sloan’s Holiday Celebrations: 17 Quilts and More for 6 Seasonal Occasions from Craft Gossip

Come join the fun as Pat Sloan takes you on a joyful journey through a year’s worth of celebrations. You’ll find easy patchwork and fusible-appliqué; projects for Valentine’s Day, Easter, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Pat Sloans Holiday Celebrations

Stitch welcoming lap quilts and table toppers, plump and pretty pillows, trick-or-treat totes, cozy Christmas stockings, and more. Keep your home decor looking fresh and cheery as the seasons change, and always have the perfect pattern on hand for a housewarming or holiday gift.

With inspiring photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and 17 terrific designs at your ...

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October 29, 2021
October 2021 OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

Finishing Waugh Street Christmas was my OMG for October. I even put a label on it because the backing fabric was too busy to write on (the lazy girl’s label).

I bought the charm pack a couple years ago at the AQS show. The vintage look of the fabrics appealed to me. I made sure to use it in a way that kept the charm squares whole.

I’m done sewing Christmas now.

Make sure to visit Elm Street Quilts to see all the other October finishes.

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October 24, 2021
Book Review – 100 Any-Size Christmas Blocks from Craft Gossip

100 Any-Size Christmas Quilt Blocks by Rita Weiss and Linda Causee is a treasure trove for the quilter who loves making holiday projects. The accompanying CD provides templates or paper foundation patterns for each design in multiple sizes, so you can print all you need for a project. The appliqué and foundation-pieced patterns are given in five sizes each: 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 inch. The patchwork patterns are sized for 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16 inch blocks. With 550 options, you are sure to find just what you want!

To inspire you, sample projects include four ...

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October 23, 2021
10 Free Scrap-Busting Christmas Quilt Patterns from Craft Gossip

I honestly believe that it is fun to make Christmas quilts all year round.  They are a nice reminder of the holidays and they are a great option for gift-giving.  If you have a lot of fabric on hand and don’t want to spend a fortune on new fabrics or patterns then this list is for you.  Here are 10 free scrap-busting Christmas quilt patterns that you are sure to love.

  1. Show off your scraps with this easy isoceles triangle retro quilt.  The green background in the photos really sets off those holiday novelty fabrics.
  2. Filled with sparkling Christmas ...

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October 21, 2021
HOPE for Christmas:) from Nestlings By Robin


I don't know where my
grandpa got his love of candles
but it passed down to my
mother and to me.
For years one of my shopping
highlights was going to 
Yankee Candle every season
to see what new wonderful
candle décor was available.
Being brought up Catholic
there were many opportunities 
for candle lighting.

Once old enough to light my
own candle in thought or 
remembrance of another was
a big deal for me.
I enjoyed the ceremonial aspect
 of lighting the candle then 
kneeling to prayer.
Then there were the Advent candles
every Christmas season and ...

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October 18, 2021
Zigzag Christmas Tree Pattern from Craft Gossip

Calling all scrap quilt lovers!  If you are anything like me, then you always gravitate towards scrap quilts.  So when I saw this scrappy zig zag Christmas tree pattern designed by Hopes Quilt Designs for sale on Etsy, I knew I wanted to bring it to you.  It’s a stunner, and best of all, it’s a great way to work off some of your stash.

The pattern is a digital one and it is for a quilt that measures 40 1/2″ x 48 1/2″.  It’s a perfect wall hanging size and boy would it look ...

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October 17, 2021
Book Review – Christmas with Possibilities: 16 Quilted Holiday Projects from Craft Gossip

Bring out your handmade holiday spirit! Use your favorite applique methods to create quilts, table decor, gifts and more. This book has something for everyone-projects range from classic to contemporary. Make it a Christmas that everyone wants to come home for!   This Book Christmas with possibilities is filled with 16 Quilted projects.

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October 12, 2021
Christmas quilting for decoration or gifts from Pieced Brain

Christmas quilting for decoration or gifts

Do you like Christmas quilting for decoration or gifts? Here is an idea to turn the blocks you have already made into a finished project!

You saw this quilt before it was quilted and bound (click here for the post), where I worked with 12″ blocks I had made to test quilt patterns. It has become part of my work process: test patterns using similar fabrics so that, one day, I can turn those blocks into a quilt.

It reminds me of the “leaders and enders” process, where you begin and end chain-piecing with scraps of fabrics that you then ...

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October 10, 2021
Sunday Stash October 10, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.

I finished quilting Waugh Street Christmas and trimmed it. I searched my stash for a red or green binding fabric with no luck. It looks like the border fabric will win by default.

I’m counting out the fabric for the quilt this week and the binding fabric next week.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 7.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: .75 yards

Hitting positive usage has been a real challenge this year. We’ll see how long it lasts.

How did you do this week?

You are invited to the Inlinkz link ...

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October 7, 2021
Christmas quilt pattern with poinsettias from Pieced Brain

Christmas quilt pattern with poinsettias

Make this beautiful Christmas quilt pattern with poinsettias in one weekend! Display it on the wall, the table, or as a throw. However you use it, it is sure to contribute to the warm welcome you will extend to your family and friends this holiday, and for many to come!

Photo by American Quilter. Used with permission.

“Holiday Cheer” was just published in the November 2021 issue of the American Quilter magazine. I love this photograph so much! It provides the perfect setting for this bold, geometric design. And the colors!!!

The quilt measures 63-1/2″ x 63-1/2″ and ...

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