Friday Funday: Free Christmas Stocking Patterns

“Cowboy Boot Christmas Stocking” Free Pattern designed by Allison from Dream a Little Bigger

“Easy Quilted Christmas Stockings” Free Pattern designed by Allison from U Create

“Falling Flakes quilt-as-you-go Christmas Stocking” Free Pattern designed by Anne Weaver for Imagine Gnats from Craft Gossip

“Christmas Stocking Fun” Free Pattern designed by Lynn from Nebraska Views

“Helvetica Stockings” Free Pattern designed by Jackie from School of Decorating

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    How to Take The Stress Out of Christmas!

    A fun look at how you can learn…”How to Take the Stress Out Of Christmas!” by Ken Northams

    Don’t Let The Stress and Worry Ruin Your Christmas, Help Is At Hand To Help You Relax and Have Fun Over The Holidays!

    Are you freaking out because Christmas is coming and you have not done half the things that you wanted to do? Do you envision, each year, a picture perfect Christmas holiday that never lives up to your expectations? Do you find yourself running around at the last minute buying gifts that you forgot? Are you credit cards crying out “please, no more?”

    I feel your pain. Because I lived a stress filled Christmas season for most of my adult life. I wanted to do everything, bake everything, buy everything, decorate everything and have a picture perfect Christmas dinner – just like on TV. And nothing ever lived up to what I expected.

    I was stressed. My credit cards were stressed. And when it was over, it hardly seemed worth it. I began to get to the point where I was dreading Christmas, a holiday that is supposed to bring “good cheer” and celebrate family. A holiday that I had only fond memories of as a child. But it soon became a stressful time. Until it hit me. That having a stressed out Christmas takes the joy out of the season and the one holiday that is supposed to be nothing but joy. So I learned how to get out of the stress of Christmases past and moved on to stress-free Christmases of the present and future. And now, reading this fun little e-book, so can you!

    You can have some fun reading this book, my disastrous attempts to make things “perfect” and how I learned how to stop fretting and start enjoying this holiday. You’ll laugh at some of the stories, but you’ll also, I hope, take some of the many lessons that I have outlined here on how to get rid of the stress in your Christmas celebrations and start to actually have some fun.

    Here’s What You Will Find In This Guide…….

    • How to shop for gifts stress free

    • How to decorate stress free

    • How to find Christmas activities that the ENTIRE FAMILY will enjoy

    • Tips on baking and cooking easy Christmas cookies and dinners

    • How to learn to start new traditions for you and your family

    • And a lot more!

    Click Here to Purchase this Fun eBook!

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      October’s Quilt Dash

      Nothing screams OCTOBER like some pumpkins!  The October Quilt Dash members who complete the Quilt Dash will receive a free quilt pattern called “Pumpkin Time”.  And let me tell you, this quilt will make you want to curl up in front of a toasty fireplace, hot cider cupped in your hands and wrapped in this inviting quilt.

      And as a BONUS, if you complete this month’s Quilt Dash, you will also receive 12 great “Sweet Treat” recipes compiled by the Quilt Dash kitchen!

      Join Us at Quilt Dash!

      Pumpkin Time

      Pumpkin Time

      A pieced and appliqué quilt pattern.
      Size 50 1/2” W x 60 1/2” H
      Block size 10 1/2” x 10 1/2” Unfinished, 10” x 10” Finished

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        Quilted Kitchen: Squash Blossom Quilt Block & Squash Blossom Quesadillas Recipe

        Squash Blossom Quilt Block with Free Instructions at

        Cutting Requirements for 12″ finished block (precise 1/4″ seam allowance):

        • Green:  Cut TWO (2) 2 3/4″ squares.
        • Yellow:  Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips.
        • Yellow:  Cut EIGHT (8) 2 3/4″ squares. Then on the back side of the squares, draw a diagonal line, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time.
        • White:  Cut (4) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips.
        • White:  Cut SIX (6) 2 3/4″ squares.
        • White:  Cut FOUR (4) 2 1/2″ squares.

        Quilt Block Construction Diagram:


        Squash Blossom Quesadillas Recipe from Simply Recipes

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