Posts tagged: "Christmas projects"

  1. Savor the season: Christmas projects to slow-sew (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 23, 2015

    New holiday wonders await you—so why wait for Christmas in July? Savor the season with some hand stitching, starting now. 

 “Figgy Pudding” table runner Come sit a spell with best-selling author Pat Wys and her new book, Handmade Christmas Cheer. She’ll show you how to conjure the Christmas spirit with hand embroidery, wool appliqué, […]

  2. New quilt books + more coming in June (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 2, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Time for a first look at new quilt books—plus new knit and crochet books!—on their way to your local shop. Click on a book cover below, then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog so you’ll know […]

  3. The more the merrier: one quilt book, many designers

    Posted by on December 8, 2014

    Imagine it: you’ve just arrived at the ultimate quilt show. Peeking down an aisle, you see several popular quilt designers teaching attendees a special technique and sharing how they made final fabric choices for new designs. You happily browse the aisles, stopping to admire one designer’s latest quilt, leaning in to learn a clever technique […]

  4. Fast, festive, fun!: ornaments, stockings, and tree skirts

    Posted by on December 3, 2014

    Quilts are great to make for Christmas—but what about all the extra little goodies we get to create this time of year? Today we’ve put together a special roundup of smaller-than-a-quilt projects to whip up for gifts, decorating, or simply for spending a few extra hours at the sewing machine. Go classic, modern, or somewhere […]

  5. 3 make-in-a-day Christmas projects

    Posted by on December 2, 2014

    Want to make at least one new project for the holiday season, but aren’t sure you can find the time? Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays sway you. You deserve a little sewing fun! We’ve scoured our holiday books and chosen three super-simple Christmas projects that will fit into most any time-crunched […]

  6. Holiday roundup! Free Christmas patterns

    Posted by on November 26, 2014

    Thanksgiving arrives in less than 24 hours, but the Christmas spirit is already at full-tilt in our office. A long weekend of sewing for the holidays feels like the perfect complement to a whirlwind of Thanksgiving planning and prep (and partying, of course). But what to sew? Start your all-sew all-the-time weekend with one of […]

  7. Classic quilting projects for Christmas

    Posted by on November 19, 2014

    If you’re itching to create something new for your Christmas decor, let the quilts in Mary Hickey’s bestseller Comfort and Joy inspire you to make a little time for holiday sewing. And because it’s an eBook, you can start sewing right away! Inside, you’ll find: ★ Inspiration to sew for your holiday home—or to spoil […]

  8. 3 kinds of Christmas quilts: which is your fave?

    Posted by on November 10, 2014

    Christmas countdown: 45 days! Who’s going to luck out this year and land on your handmade gift list? Now’s the perfect time to start stitching—and we’re here to help you begin. Just check out the three categories of quilts below to find a happy match for your gift recipient. Need help organizing your gift ideas? […]

  9. Guys love quilts too

    Posted by on November 5, 2014

    We know there are a lot of talented guys out there who love to make quilts. But I know guys who love to receive quilts, and I’ll bet you do too. With seven weeks to go, there’s still time to add a quilt or two to your Christmas project list. How about a generous-sized nap […]

  10. So you think you can stash?: Christmas prints

    Posted by on November 4, 2014

    If you’ve got a fabric stash that keeps growing instead of shrinking, this series is for you! We’ll focus on one style of fabric in each “So You Think You Can Stash?” post, and offer ideas for how to cut it, sew it, and enjoy it. Today’s stash subject: Christmas fabrics. From candy-cane and reindeer […]