Christmas is coming – a sleighful of sewing gift ideas ahead!

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Christmas is just around the corner—the time to sew for the holidays is now! Whether you want to make something new to grace your holiday home this year or you want to bestow a handmade gift on someone special in your life, we’ve got a sleighful of inspiration for you. Four of our most popular Christmas-themed books are on sale, and there’s something jolly, merry, and joyful to create inside each one! Take 20% off, enjoy free shipping (US and Canada), download your free eBook instantly, and get the sewing celebration underway.

From Here Comes Winter by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks

Here Comes Winter is filled with fun projects that feature this design team’s super-easy fusible appliqué. Add simple patchwork backgrounds for quick projects that focus on the season rather than the holiday—go on and display from first to last snowflake.

From Here Comes Winter

Season's GreetingsFrom Season’s Greetings by Anni Downs

Spread the spirit of Christmas with beautiful quilts, gift bags, ornaments, an Advent calendar, and more from Aussie designer Anni Downs. Her vintage-country color palettes are sweet and soothing, just like her simple embroidery and appliqué motifs.

From Season’s Greetings

Simply Modern ChristmasFrom Simply Modern Christmas by Cindy Lammon

A bite by the modern-quilting bug sent Cindy Lammon—a traditional quilter since 1981—on a quiltmaking mission: to combine simple quilt patterns based in tradition with the whirlwind of modern fabrics now available. The result? A celebration of classic and modern patchwork for the most quilt-happy holiday of the year.

From Simply Modern Christmas

Tis the SeasonFrom ’Tis the Season by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks

In this perennial favorite you’ll find charming lap quilts, wall quilts, pillows, and table runners featuring cute Christmas motifs that are easy to appliqué. Add a little whimsy with giant rickrack and you’ll be finished before the first holiday party. (Learn the best ways to sew rickrack in this quick video.)

From ’Tis the Season

Of course you’ll want to make the wrapping as special as your gift—and these pretty gift tags are on us! Simply download, print, cut out, and add names. Download your free printable Christmas gift tags here.


Christmas Eve predictions: will you still be sewing, still be wrapping, or will you be peacefully sleeping? Tell us in the comments!




31 Comments (leave a comment)

  • It’s tradition that I will still be sewing. Truth be told…I’ve been known to be stitching Christmas morning. I plan for the next Christmas Jan. 1, but somehow something always slips by me for completion on time.

    Cheryl Zehms on November 14, 2016
  • I will be cooking, as long as we have power.

    —Karen H on November 14, 2016
  • For once my holiday wall hanging is done ahead of schedule but only because it fell behind schedule at the end of last year and was finished at the beginning of this year! Even better it was a compilation of three of the designs from "Tis The Season" — love that book!

    Vivian on November 14, 2016
  • Still sewing!

    —Carol on November 14, 2016
  • Except for my hubby, all our shopping is done and this afternoon it will all be wrapped and ready to go. I’ll be in bed early on Christmas Eve dreaming of sugar plums!

    —Vickie Keith on November 14, 2016
  • This year I did it all by the first week of Nov. Yes, I’ve decorated the tree, wrapped gifts, Christmas cards are ready for the mail, outside lights are up. I did my Christmas sewing last spring. I’m not usually like this…it’s just this year.

    —Karen on November 14, 2016
  • Oh I’ll be longarming the last few minutes!

    —Fran Claassens on November 14, 2016
  • Sleeping peacefully because my sister and I are doing a piano organ duet in church Christmas morning! What ‘s not done will be finished over the holidays or try again for the next year. .. I have been known to delay dinner while I finished binding a quilt as a Christmas present….

    —Vicki on November 14, 2016
  • I’ve been known to still be stitching binding or hanging sleeves on the drive to our family Xmas. Worse, I have given unfinished quilts which, after being opened, are immediately reclaimed by me so that they can be completed. Time management is not my strong point. I want Karen and Vickie’s secrets!

    —Sandy May on November 14, 2016
  • I so hope to be done with everything before Christmas Eve as that is when we have a Merry Time opening presents, eating goodies then snuggling happily down in a soft bed. Love Christmas time!

    Tanya Phinney on November 14, 2016
  • Peacefully sleeping unless I’m at my sewing machine working on a "fun" project – not a Christmas gift. Or maybe starting next years gifts. Can’t stay away from the machine too long or it starts feeling unloved.

    —connie b on November 14, 2016
  • My plan is "sleeping" and a stressfree Christmas this year.

    —carol on November 14, 2016
  • Wrapping for sure

    —Nannett on November 14, 2016
  • We are having a quiet Christmas. No holiday sewing, but may be playing on one of my vintage machines. I hate old Christmas shows on tv!

    —Dorie on November 15, 2016
  • I will still be sewing! Usually finishing a gift.

    —Diane on November 15, 2016
  • I may still be wrapping, but I will have all the sewing/stiching done!

    —Patty on November 15, 2016
  • I’ll probably still be sewing. A last minute gift for a friend. I’m impulsive and may meet someone or think of a new neighbor I want to give a small gift to.

    —Judie Oler on November 16, 2016
  • I am hoping to be peacefully sleeping.

    —cj on November 18, 2016
  • I will be in the kitchen making pies for our family. I will have made cheesecakes the day before. Cooking for the family is a great way to show love, just like giving a quilt to a special person. Oh how much fun it is during the holidays, seeing friends you haven’t seen in a while, family coming to visit, grandkids coming back from college. Can’t wait!

    —Doreen on November 18, 2016
  • Christmas Eve I will be celebrating with family and friends. No quilting or wrapping (I hope) that night. Hopefully, it will all be done beforehand. I may come home and sit and do some embroidery before I retire, I find that relaxing.

    —Donna McTague on November 18, 2016
  • Sewing away, I’m afraid. My family is used to it and love me anyway.

    —Kathleen T on November 18, 2016
  • I’ll still be stitching, sometimes you have to give 1/2 done gifts to finish after the holidays.

    —Judy Valentino on November 18, 2016
  • I will be sewing on something, maybe the sleeping bag for my daughter Orca whale.

    —Linda Christianson on November 18, 2016
  • I hope to be sleeping, but my tradition is to be wrapping. And probably at least one package will contain an unfinished project.

    —Pearl on November 18, 2016
  • I’ll be ready … we’re celebrating the holidays early this year!

    —bookboxer on November 18, 2016
  • Often the sewing is done but the wrapping isn’t! Afterwards I arrange the gifts under the tree (all by myself, however late it is) and have a cup of tea or hot chocolate sitting by the lighted tree with no other lights and just enjoy the beauty and anticipate the joy of the next morning.

    Cathy Slabaugh on November 18, 2016
  • probably stitching the last minute finishes on things. I seem to be doing that every Christmas Eve…must be poor planning, eh!? But I love doing it at the last minute…..every stitch makes it closer to the finish!

    —Mary C. on November 18, 2016
  • I’m usually wrapping, and can’t see this year being any different!!!

    —maureen on November 18, 2016
  • I am usually still wrapping and sometimes still sewing. I love the period before Christmas day and of course Christmas Day is the best – with family.

    —Pauline Perry on November 18, 2016
  • If tradition holds true, I will still be sewing on Christmas Eve, sometimes into the wee hours. Especially this time of the year, there just isn’t enough time to do all the things I have planned! But what better way to spend my time than to be finishing a project for a loved one? Merry Christmas!

    —Linda Towers on November 19, 2016
  • There’s usually a few more gifts to wrap, but the majority are done. Sewing has to be completed 2-3 days earlier. I’ve been know to write IOUs in with fabric or partially done projects!

    —Janet Sabol on November 21, 2016

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