It pretty much started with this VANHAKAUPUNKI fabric Jefe bought me last year for Christmas.
I stretched it over the frame covering the other Marimekko for the season.
So what do you do with the leftovers?
And of course you need coordinates.
And as it happens the coordinates match the ones from last year:)
But with the endless rain here all I want to do is sew or sit on my pillows,
so I made some more for the family room too.
I finished up some more dopp kits and napkins that I’ll share next week, but I think that’s it for my #handmadechristmas this year. Here’s the link to my invisible zipper tutorial if you feel in the mood to make some holiday pillows yourself.
Oh, and the fabric giveaway as promised are these lovely Christmas fabrics. No annoying follow me here and there stuff, just copy and paste a link to your favorite PATCHWORK or QUILTING handmade gift tutorial in your comment and you could win…
- (2) large scraps Heather Ross Flannel
- (1) FQ+ out of print Alexander Henry Merry Moderns large print
- 1/4 yard out of print Alexander Henry Merry Moderns small
- (2) large scraps Cotton and Steel Candles
- (1) FQ out of print Alexander Henry Birds
- (1) FQ Folk lore print in grey
I used Sandie’s cloth napkin tutorial at sleepyowlstudio.wordpress.com./2013/07/08/can-you-bring-me-a-napkin/ to make holiday napkins to send to sister-in-law who always sends baked goodies. Oh and I made an invisible zipper pillow for the first time last year for my brother using your tutorial and book. 🙂 inger
Sandra W says
Here’s my link:
I made three Christmas stockings using this method–the first one is tricky, but after that–it’s pretty easy for such a complex inside out lined stocking.
Love your giveaway fabrics–especially the OOP ones.
I have made these cute coasters as teachers gifts. So much fun!
Lois Pasternack says
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My favorite stocking tutorial http://cluckclucksew.com/2010/12/tutorial-lined-stocking-with-cuff.html. I make them every year for family. So easy and fun!
Tricia Wattenburger says
What a great giveaway! I love those pillows! My fave tutorial for gifts is the open wide zipper pouch! http://www.noodle-head.com/2012/06/open-wide-zippered-pouch-diy-tutorial.html
Cathy Watkins says
You can wrap these wire words or names with fabric strips or yarn (good way to use up scraps)
Karen Moore says
I haven’t made this zipper pouch but it sure looks fun!
Betsy S says
http://dsquilts.com/fabric_and_patterns.asp?PageID=231 Holiday Oven Mitt. So cute.
I have made this denim bags before. I think my granddaughter will like one.
Victoria Peabody says
Oh my Gosh!
These are so Fabulous in the Christmas theme that I am going to also make them from the Loralie fabric collections and so many more. Ohhhhh, my head is spinning!!!!
Tori Smith says
http://ayumills.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/tutorial-patchwork-wristlet.html?m=1 I have made heaps of these as gifts. So much fun to choose and fussy cut the fabrics.
Beth T. says
I love these napkins, and am making them for my sisters-in-law right now (nothing like last minute, right?): http://www.purlsoho.com/create/2015/11/02/classic-mitered-corner-napkins/
Penny G says
Lovely! Merry Christmas to you!
Allison EHS says
I didn’t go far online; I’m making a few of these for gifts this year! https://sewkatiedid.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/zip-to-your-pillow/
L. Greenwood says
Flurry on! Everyone has one of these stockings but me, of course. I’m next on the list and hopefully it won’t wait until 2016. http://blog.fabricworm.com/2010/12/christmas-stocking-tutorial.html
Hi Katie! Just found this crochet beard pattern, have no idea how well it will work, but who doesn’t love a baby with a beard 🙂
Still need to finish my pillow from your class last week, will send pic when I’m done.
I’m having quite a lot of fun weaving between large quilts: http://www.theweavingloom.com/weaving-techniques-herringbone-weave/
Jeni Baker’s Lined Drawstring Bag makes a great gift bag that can be used after the gifting as a project bag or a place to store treasures. http://www.incolororder.com/2011/10/lined-drawstring-bag-tutorial.html
I made a set of these for each sibling this year. They were so much fun to make.
Rachel Trindle says
These are staples of my Christmas gift giving — perfect to tuck a gift card inside along with some chocolate kisses. The little bags are useful afterward for earbuds, phone chargers, loose change, medications — you name it.
Little Black Cat Quilting says
This funny little thing has been my favorite make of the Christmas season! I love how the cat shape makes it more personal and fun. 🙂 http://issuu.com/sweetlivingmagazine/docs/issue2
I’m liking low volume more and more. I’ve got this quilt half made.
(Plus I can do channel quilting – but thats all!) This could be a gift 🙂
One reason I love your pillows is because I love texture! Here is another example of a pillow project that can have some great texture as well:
Have a Merry Christmas! 🙂
Monica Fernandez says
I need to try this but I’ve never done a zipper. Good place to start! Thank you!
Dawn Marie says
I loved the Our Lady of Guadalupe print!
Amy L says
I made 12 of these pattern weights out of Christmas fabric, filled them with walnut shells, added a ribbon hanger and decorative pins. They went to my bee members for presents to use as ornaments or pin cushions.
Minimally quilted and not pieced at all, but this is my fave. The Nani Iro doesn’t hurt at all 😉
I love a good stocking. http://www.purlsoho.com/create/2009/11/22/mollys-sketchbook-simple-embroidered-stockings/
I love pincushions. You can never have too many. http://www.noodle-head.com/2015/09/wagon-wheel-pincushion-tutorial.html
Anne Godwin says
Quilted wine tote. http://www.patternpile.com/sewing-patterns/quilted-wine-tote-free-sewing-tutorial/
Denise Nash says
I really want to make this Christmasy, wintery wooden sign, but never find the time. Next fall maybe? http://www.justthebeesknees.com/2011/12/make-your-own-holiday-art.html
In The Boon Docks says
I love your ghastlie fabric they are always so fun. Well my tutorial is not very good but it is my first try at am invisible zipper this holiday season and I am still working on a few. http://intheboondocks.blogspot.com/2015/12/first-invisible-zipper.html Thanks for the giveaway! I love others scraps it gives me a great variety to try new things! Merry Christmas
Janice Hoffine says
http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2014/11/patchwork-tree-quilt-block-tutorial.html This is a small Christmas quilt that I plan to make.
So much fun! I have a new favorite gift tutorial this year – quilt as you go stockings from Inagine Gnats! QAYG was a new technique for me so it made this project for my son extra fun 🙂
This is a great idea – i loved looking at all the tutorials and here’s mine:
These make lovely little presents made up in Xmas fabrics with cool earphones inside
Ps. I totally LOVE the Michael Miller shopping street fabric at the bottom of your picture and never owned even a scarp…
Andrea M. says
Great idea for small kids!!
Merry Christmas for everyone and lots of love
Thanks for the chance to win. I made this quilt this year when I was cleaning up the scraps in my sewing space. I did not add the treat pockets. It turned out great.
I love a boxy pouch, and so do my friends! http://pinkxstitches.blogspot.com/2014/01/boxy-pouch-tutorial.html Merry Christmas!
I just love this idea:
well, http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.com/2015/09/a-tutorial-sewing-rope-bowl.html this one on rope bowls has been helpful to me this year…but that is not patchwork and quilting…so….http://terrabytefarm.com/wp/2012/01/04/boxed-pouch-tutorial/ Ive used Jamie’s tutorial time and again. Thanks for a chance, Katie, you always have the best AH fabrics!
Paddy Anne says
Thank you for your blog – and your “contest”. I really liked making these sprocket cushions that I found on Cluck Cluck Sew, here is the link to the tutorial! http://cluckclucksew.com/2011/03/tutorial-sprocket-pillows.html
Hi Paddy Anne. You’re “Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!”
Send me your email:)
This quilt was fast and easy and used up a lot of my scraps! I did not add the pockets which made it even faster.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Pat S says
What a great give away. Thanks! And this post is a terrific source for favorite tutorials. I made a bunch of these little triangle pouches this year.
I don’t have a favorite tutorial, because I try not to make the same thing twice-too many new & exciting things to try out there! Here is a tutorial for an adorable kids tote that I have on my to make list! Thanks for a chance to win some amazing fabrics!
My favorite gift tutorial is an oldie, but a goodie. I’ve lost track of how many sets of these coasters I’ve given away this year—I like to sew them in bulk!
Lou Ann Vavreck says
I love the Christmas Stocking Tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.
Thanks for the giveaway and I like seeing all of the other comments and tutorials referenced.
Lou Ann Vavreck says
I like the stocking tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.
Thanks for the giveaway and I love your Split Personality Quilt.
Sharon Coleman says
I love the finished look an invisible zipper give a pillow. Thanks so much for the tutorial. And thanks for all the links to the favorites. Several I never seen before. Merry Christmas.
Just beautiful Katie!
Hope to see you this coming year . Happiest of holidays to you and your lovely family. Special wishes for your brother in law to have a good year with his health.
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You’re so sweet Patti K. I miss you!
I’ve made these a couple of times. The original tutorial from Pokey Bolton seems to be gone.
I like these but would like to try next time with cherry pits. I just have to buy the cherry pits and it is so much more fun buying fabric 🙂