Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas is Just Around The Corner....

I know. I know.  It’s seems like it’s a long time in the future but in reality it’s only 155 days away or just over 22 weeks away.  If you’re like me, most items need to be completed or purchased no later than 127 days or just over 18 weeks.  That gives time to get them packed and mailed.  I’m rarely lucky enough to get to sew right up till Christmas.  If you want to create some holiday decorations, you will need to shave off a couple more weeks.  Doesn’t that make the time fly? 

Here’s a few ideas for decorations:

Isn't this a cute table topper?  This is the Tabletop Tannebaum pattern by Poorhouse Quilts.  So cute!  The finished size is approximately 13" tall and if you make the tree skirt 12" in diameter.  It is rated for an advanced beginner. 

Here's a cute little advent calendar. It's the Countdown pattern by Hunter's Design Studio.  Size is 12" x 44".  This could also be used to countdown other occasions depending on the fabric used.

How about some stocking?  This is the Mini Stockings pattern by Fig Tree Quilts.  These are cute, little stockings. Finished size is approximately  6 1/2" X 8 1/2".

For those with machine embroidery, let's not forget a notebook cover to keep up with all the plans.  This is the Santa Notebook Covers pattern by Sew Michelle.  It includes instructions to create a Santa cover for a spiral notebook size:  8" x 10 1/2" and a Santa cover for a 6" x 9" Steno notepad.  What a fun way to keep up with your plans!

These patterns are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to project to decorate with.  Think pillows, throws, placemats, table runners, tree skirt, along with gifts but that will be another post.

Happy Sewing!


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