Posts tagged: "Christmas projects"

  1. Make-in-a-Day Gifts to Sew for Christmas

    Posted by on December 10, 2013

    When your sewing machine is Santa’s workshop, stitching quick and easy patterns makes the elf work run smoothly—and with elf-appropriate cheer. So in this post we’re sharing 12 ideas for gifts you can sew in just one day or less. Whether you’ve got time to spare or next to no time at all, you’ll find [...]

  2. Even MORE quick Christmas quilts: part II

    Posted by on November 5, 2013

    We’re starting to feel the Christmas spirit—are you? Here in the office, everyone’s buzzing about decorating, giftmaking, and party planning (remember last year’s office party?). Some staffers are really on the ball; they’ve already been to the sewing machine and back! Author liaison Cathy stitched up this beautiful tree skirt from Simply Modern Christmas. There’s [...]

  3. Quick Christmas decorating: part I

    Posted by on November 4, 2013

    Imagine the scene. It’s two days after Thanksgiving and you’re sipping a steaming mug of cinnamon-scented cider, enjoying the cozy ambiance of your tidy, already-decorated-for-Christmas house. Next up? Some quality time with your sewing machine, stitching up quilts for next year’s holiday. And what the hey, maybe you’ll sew a few small gifts for this [...]

  4. Six-buck eBooks all October! This week: Christmas

    Posted by on September 30, 2013

    WEEK ONE: HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Get a jump on the approaching season with inspiring Christmas quilts and other fabric projects to download instantly—you can literally start stitching just minutes from now. Choose from any of the holly-jolly eBooks below; this week they’re all only $6 each! Sale ends at midnight on Sunday, October 6. P.S.: If [...]

  5. Modern Christmas quilts (from a traditional quilter) + giveaway!

    Posted by on August 27, 2013

    Christmas always brings a mix of old and new. Year after year, familiar ornaments hang from the tree, favorite dishes are prepared, stories of Christmases past are shared, and time-honored traditions are kept. And yet the year’s changes—growing children, new additions to the family, new jobs, new homes, new friends, new pursuits—merge into our established [...]

  6. Christmas in July: patterns to knit and crochet!

    Posted by on July 12, 2013

    Left: From Grammy’s Favorite Knits for Baby by Doreen L. Marquart This week, we’re keeping with the theme of Christmas in July by sharing a roundup of wonderful Christmas-knitting patterns and Christmas crochet projects. Planning to give some homemade gifts this holiday season? Start stitching now, and you’ll be done in time to relax and [...]

  7. A free Christmas pattern: quick embroidery (+ 5 quilts)

    Posted by on July 11, 2013

    Christmas in July week continues at Stitch This! In the tradition of the holiday to come (okay, not for five months—but it’s on its way!), we’d like to share a special gift with you. Free patterns for Christmas! First, our latest free Christmas pattern: If you’re on the hunt for a quick handmade gift that’s [...]

  8. Freshly cut Christmas quilts (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 9, 2013

    You might think it takes effort to get in the Christmas-sewing spirit during the swelter of July, but the popular author of Deck the Halls easily inspires it. As the wife of a pastor, Cheryl Almgren Taylor feels a special connection to the holiday—and it shows throughout her new book, Christmas Is Coming. From classic [...]

  9. For them—for you!: Christmas sewing ideas

    Posted by on July 8, 2013

    Why does “Christmas in July” come around each year, just like any other holiday? For many, August and September are packed with back-to-school activity. October and November have their own holidays to keep us busy. And all of a sudden—BAM!—it’s December. How’d that happen?!? July is an opportune time to start stitching in anticipation of [...]

  10. Gift ideas for quilters (+ Christmas block pattern)

    Posted by on December 3, 2012

    If you’re firming up a holiday gift list for your quilting friends, you may face a common question: What do you get for the quilter who has it all? Perhaps the friend you’re thinking of has enough fabric to make an Olympic-sized swimming pool cover. Maybe she has enough rulers, tools, and gadgets to build [...]