Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Holiday Sewing

This time of year gets pretty crazy in a lot of households.  Getting kids ready to go back to school (college in our case), taking end of summer vacations and enjoying the outside weather on the cooler of August days. 

Then September hits and we start thinking towards fall and the holidays and realizing we better get going on those holiday projects if they are going to get done THIS year. 

If you are ready to start on your holiday projects we have three different holiday pre-cut offerings from Moda in our etsy store, Olde Towne Stitchery

We have the Moda Jingle Jelly Roll by Kate Spain,  Winterberry Jelly Roll by Kate & Birdie and Let It Glow Layer Cake (etched in gold) by Sentimental Studios, along with several other holiday-themed precuts and yardage. 

We also have one coordinating fabric for each of these groupings in the shop.

Current holiday project I am working on is making a couple of tree skirts.  As I have never made one before it is new and different and having fun doing it. 


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pine and Poinsettias

Do you ever buy panels and then years later they are still sitting there waiting to be incorporated into a project?  I must admit I am guilty of that.  I have one with beautiful spring tulips on it that I have planned on making into a spring wall hanging for what, maybe five years!!  Or, perhaps you have shied away from panels because the scale is too large and the finished wall hangings will not work in your decorating scheme.

Here is a Timeless Treasures Pine and Poinsettia  panel that can be used in many ways to make quick gifts or decorations for your home and won’t end up in the “what to do with it” stack. 

Here is what I have done with one panel.  I cut apart the separate graphics and added some borders in coordinating fabric.  So far, I have made two small wall hangings and still have a sufficient number of pieces to make two more wall hangings or another wall hanging and a small table runner. 

This is a quick, easy, and economical way to make holiday decorations for your own home or as gifts.  I could even imagine combining several of these panels into a lap quilt or even a small bed quilt, putting the larger graphics in the center and the smaller ones around them.  Some generous sashing and borders would complete the look.

If you are interested in this panel or other holiday theme fabrics, please visit Olde Towne Stitchery on Etsy