This quilt looks great in red and green for Christmas but would also be perfect in other complementary colour schemes for year round quilts.
Hot cocoa is trending right now in a huge way so I designed these cute little appliqué hot cocoa mugs with hearts on them to add to the quilt if you wish. Inside the PDF file there are two additional quilt layout diagrams with different placement options for the mugs.
I drew the mugs in EQ7 (quilt design software) and I love how they turned out! The templates are included in the pattern.
I made my test blocks into a cute runner for my hot cocoa bar that I set up on the top of my deep freeze. Hot cocoa bars are the in thing right now according to my kids who have been thoroughly enjoying ours.
Another idea is so sew a bed runner for the foot of a bed at the holidays. Just add a few more blocks to the runner above.
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A few weeks ago a friend of mine who is a teacher contacted me to ask me if I would consider sewing teacher aprons. I had no idea but these are much needed during the pandemic. Teachers have a lot of extra things to carry and manage throughout the day such as hand sanitizer, which they need to squirt on the elementary school kids’ hands, masks and all the other usual things like white board pens, phone, keys and so on.
Teachers are wanting aprons to help manage all these things, stay organized and keep their hands free. Maybe you know a teacher who would like one for Christmas.
My friend wanted her aprons made from this free tutorial on the Crafty Staci blog and so that is what I used. These also make fantastic vendor aprons for when we can do craft shows again.
I created a YouTube video tutorial on how to sew these as it can be a bit tricky following along on a blog post sometimes. I made the Library Books themed one below on the video. The pattern and written instructions are on the Crafty Staci blog.
I have a teacher aprons section in my Etsy shop where you can find these aprons available to purchase. I received some teacher themed fabrics I ordered on Spoonflower with math, science and general teaching motifs so more aprons will be coming soon.
I got extremely motivated and pieced, basted, quilted and bound this quilt all in one day! (Yes, I was very tired afterwards.) I have a system down pat for these pixel heart quilts now and I use the knee lift lever on my sewing machines to help speed things up. It actually does save time.
I was wanting to sew a Halloween quilt but couldn’t afford to buy fabric. I started looking through my “holiday fabrics” basket and was surprised to discover that I had enough Halloween prints for a whole quilt!
I was very pleased that I was able to bust quite a bit of my stash. 🙂
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope your Halloween preparations are going well.
The turkey one was designed with Thanksgiving in mind. The Jack O Heart is for Halloween of course and the Pixel Pumpkin is general fall decor.
The air has turned crisper here. We even got down to zero over the weekend! This has me getting out my fall wreath and putting a pumpkin table runner on the dining table. Of course put me in the mood to make a Jack O Heart Quilt too.
I hope you found some inspiring fall projects here today. Thanks for visiting!
Here is a fun free video tutorial for how to make an easy Pennant Flag String for reusable eco-friendly birthday party or holiday decor. I made a YouTube video to show you how to make it and you can have this project finished in under an hour.
For this project you will need one yard of fabric for the flags (or four 8 1/2″ strips) and a half yard of fabric for the string. I used a Creative Grids equilateral triangle ruler. You can find one like it at Troll Brothers Quilt Designs here.
Hello sewing friends! Here is another face mask tutorial and video for you. This is a different style of mask than yesterday’s post. This one is made using a free tutorial from the New York Times which you can find here. They have a downloadable PDF on that page as well.
I have made a quick Video Tutorial (about 9 minutes long) on my YouTube Channel.