Patchwork + Christmas hand embroidery = Love (+ giveaway!)

It’s never too soon to start stitching for Christmas!
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Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery by Gail Pan

The bestselling author of Patchwork Loves Embroidery is ready to help you celebrate the holidays with sweet designs that will spread the delights of Christmas throughout your home. And throughout the homes of those you love!
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Star Birds Table Runner

In her new book, Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery, you’ll follow Gail Pan’s simple techniques to create endearing holiday scenes, from happy elves and angels to heartfelt sayings that will inspire the Christmas spirit.
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Happy Elf Bag

Click here for Gail’s quick video on how to transfer embroidery designs to fabric. So easy, so fun—it’ll get you in the stitching spirit!

Whether you’re ready to try embroidery for the first time or you know each stitch by heart like Gail, you’ll love sewing these charming tributes to the merriest time of the year. We’re thrilled to have Gail as a guest writer today to tell us more about her much-anticipated second book. Welcome, Gail!

Gail-PanHi, I’m Gail and I’m so excited to share with you my new book, Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery. Anyone who knows me knows I love Christmas! And with this book I’m able to share with you all the things I love about it. From reindeer to Santa to adorable elves, there’s something for everyone. Of course I had to include my cute little birds as well.

Here in Australia it’s summer at Christmastime. No snow for us! But that doesn’t stop us from decorating with all the usual Christmas themes. I love to hang quilts on the walls, set the table with Christmas-themed runners and toppers, and prop myself up on the couch with a cute cushion. In Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery, you’ll find all of these projects to make for your home.
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Joy to the World pillow

You’ll also find a tree skirt for your tree and stockings for your mantel.
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Christmas Stockings

Don’t be afraid to mix and match embroidery elements. The motifs from the wall quilt would look fantastic on the table runner, or use them on the stockings. It’s entirely up to you!

The projects in Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery also make great gifts. In my sewing group we exchange “secret Santa” gifts and I think it’s awesome to give a gift handmade with love, like my Comfort and Joy Card Holder.
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Comfort and Joy Card Holder

I’ve used an assortment of red, green, and cream fabrics, including reproduction fabrics, so you don’t necessarily need to use Christmas theme prints. And if you like a different colorway for Christmas, then let your imagination take you there!

I hope you enjoy the projects in the book and don’t forget to share what you’ve made! It’s wonderful to see show-and-tell projects, and it inspires others when they see what you’ve made.

Happy Christmas stitching!

Christmas Patchwork Loves EmbroideryThank you for that fun peek into your new book, Gail!

What Christmas motif do you like best: angels, reindeer, good ’ol Saint Nick? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery eBook! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Inspired to start your holiday sewing today? Buy Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery now and instantly download the eBook for free. Or buy the eBook only and save!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Mindy, who says:

“I love the reindeer, they are adorable. Would love to win this.”

Mindy, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!
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