Want to update your holiday decor this year? We have several options at Daydreams of Quilts that will up the cozy factor. Here’s a showcase of what we have available for 2019.
First up are the quilts of course! Quilts are the epitome of cozy at the holidays and year-round. The quilt above is the dark version and you can read more about it and the fabrics that are used in it in this post.
If you prefer a more whimsical look for your holiday decor I created this adorable Santa gnome tree skirt with a mash-up of Sugarplum and Winterkist fabrics. More tree skirts can be found in our tree skirt section.
We also have little mug rugs or snack mats to set on your side table or desk for your coffee break or milk and cookies.
At the time of this post it’s still the first half of November but now is the time to start planning and ordering personalized and customized gifts for the holidays. Today’s post showcases our personalized items at Daydreams of Quilts.
Our Christmas stockings are by far our most popular personalized item at the holidays. Order early… the moose are already sold out!
We thought in addition to our personalized initial pillow covers that our customers might like a matching throw quilt. As with the pillow covers, colour preference can be selected during the checkout process for these.
This year I have worked to incorporate eco-friendly solutions into my shop both in the products I have made and the materials I have used. One of the new products this year is the Reusable Drawstring Fabric Gift Bags.
These bags have been very popular and have been selling since July! The bags below this paragraph made with “Wintertide” from Figo Fabrics have sold out twice! Wintertide fabrics are available at Studio 39 Fabrics.
And one more new thing for this year in our shop are personalized Santa Sacks and Mini Santa sacks found in the fabric gift bags section of our shop. I hope we can help to reduce gift wrap going into landfills and save our customers money down the road with these reusable options. I have had a lot of fun putting together fabric combinations for bags and making all of them.
This is second Holiday Lodge throw quilt that I finished last week. You can see the first one (the light version) in this post.
This quilt uses a Holiday Lodge panel as well as some of the fabrics from the “Holiday Lodge” line by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. I have added in fabrics from Tula Pink’s “Holiday Homies”, Basic Grey’s “Evergreen”, Kate and Birdie’s “True North” and other fabrics from my stash. There are also Kona snow and Kona black solids. The Holiday Lodge fabrics were purchased from Funky Monkey Fabrics and Thread Count Fabrics.
The Holiday Lodge quilt is available here in the Daydreams of Quilts Etsy shop.
We did actually get some snow here the day before this photo was taken which would have been nice for photos but I’m not sad that it melted quickly.
These fabrics fit in perfectly with the farmhouse decor trend. They make me wish I could spend Christmas in a cozy cabin in the mountains.
I quilted this quilt with various custom quilting motifs including stippling, wishbones, straight lines and loop-de-loops around the plaid bears, trees and stags. The border is quilted with feathers.
The black shooting star fabric as the background for the trees is a Figo Fabrics print from Studio 39 Fabrics.
Here is the first of two quilts I have finished in the last week. This quilt uses a “Holiday Lodge” quilt panel designed by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. I used some Holiday Lodge fabrics and mixed in other fabrics from my stash including: Basic Grey’s “Evergreen” line, Tula Pink’s “Holiday Homies” line and some Kate and Birdie “True North” fabrics. The “Holiday Lodge” fabrics were purchased from Birdie and Dot Fabrics. There is also Kona Snow and Kona Black fabric in this quilt.
I bought these adorable animal panels and the white border from Funky Monkey Fabrics in the summer when they had a sale on Dear Stella fabrics. I didn’t have a real plan for them other than I thought I might make pillow covers with them.
Then I thought I would like to make a kid’s quilt with them but needed to add to the panels to make it bigger. I collected fabrics in rainbow colours from my scrap bins and cut the panel in half. Then I added the strips of rainbows. I then added the coordinating white border. I felt the quilt should still be a bit bigger as I was thinking it could be for a toddler bed so I ordered the black border and the binding from Thread Count Fabrics. This quilt is 45″ x 51.5″.
The black fabric has a white print of mountains on it and the binding has sticks. So cute! This quilt would be lovely for a family who loves camping or spending time in nature. It’s perfect for my own family actually. 🙂
The animal panels are adorable and they all have virtues. I quilted around them in stipple quilting with variegated rainbow thread in 80 weight from Aurifil.
Having the grid lines printed on the panel makes it so easy to quilt this modern quilt in an equally modern grid. The only spot that’s a bit tricky is the white part of the heart. I wobbled a bit but you can’t tell right? 🙂
Thank you for checking out my fun modern quilt today! I hope your day is going great!
This will be our second year at the Etsy Made in Canada Show in Edmonton and we are looking forward to it! The Edmonton show is the largest Etsy Made in Canada show in the country!
We have bags, wallets, Christmas stockings, tree skirts, table runners, quilts and pillows! Over the next few days I will be working on Crayon wallets too! Those are great for keeping kids entertained in a pinch when you’re out.
Save the Shipping: If you are in the Edmonton area and are planning to attend the show you are welcome to place an order now in our Etsy shop and pick it up at the show. Just write me a note to seller at checkout letting me know you want to pick it up and I will refund your shipping. This includes our supply section clear out as well! Fabric, books, Elizabeth Hartman patterns, Wonder Clips and more are 20 – 40% off.
We will be shutting down our Shopify site soon so we are directing our customers to our Etsy shop.
We have put all 34 of our digital PDF patterns on Etsy on sale 20% off starting today through Sept. 30th. (Patterns will continue even though we are clearing out supplies.)
All ready-to-ship quilts are 15% off on Etsy now through Sept. 28th.
As always my family and I thank you for your support of our small business. We hope to see some of you at the Etsy show!
This pillow case post was the most popular post in a long time on both Instagram and Facebook. It’s not the most beautiful photo but the fabrics are beautiful and I think maybe the story behind it really resonated with people. So in case you missed my posts (or you’re not on those social media platforms) I am posting here on my blog as well.
The caption of the post said, “My Mom is my best customer and she ordered some#flourishfabrics from my shop. When I went to deliver them she handed them back and said she would like them made into pillow cases. This is a special service I provide free of charge to customers who gave birth to me. 😂 All of these fabrics designed by #miawhittemore are available in our shop. #windhamfabrics “
I think the caption hit home with a lot of people but also the look of the pretty floral pillowcases in bright colours hanging on the line.
How I made them:
To make these pillow cases I used this tutorial . I used French seams to ensure there is no fraying inside the pillow case. To do this I sewed the end and side seams of the pillow case with the fabric right side out with about an eighth of an inch seam. Then I turned the pillow case wrong side out and pressed the seams. I sewed the seams again using a quarter inch seam. Then turned the pillow case right side out again and pressed the seams again.
For the band I folded one long edge of the band down by a quarter inch and pressed the fold. I sewed the two short ends together with a 5/8 seam and then pressed the seam open. Then I pinned the band to the pillow case right sides together matching the side seams. I sewed that seam with a 1/4 inch seam and pressed towards the band. Then I folded the other long (folded) edge up to just cover that seam and pinned in place. I top stitched that folded edge in place which enclosed all the raw edges. This ensures the pillow case will not fray.