Friday Funday: Free Redwork Embroidery Patterns & Tutorials

Redwork Christmas Cottage small Christmas Wall Hanging designed by Janet M.Davies of JMD Designs

Bee It Ever So Humble… Bee It Ever So Humble…designed by Kaaren Johnston from The Painted Quilt

Redwork Holiday Squares designed by Alex Anderson

Santa designed by Michele Bilyeu from With Heart and Hands (no tutorial with this one, just the redwork pattern image)

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Christmas Sampler from Red Brolly


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    Christmas in July, errrr November

    Over at BOMquilts.com, you can find a number of quilt and quilt project free patterns to make your house more festive for Christmas, or quick and easy projects to make for gifts!

    Here are some very quick and easy free quilt projects from each year of doing my Christmas in July at BOMquilts.com:

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    Placemat with Silverware Holder from 2008

    2009

    The Caroler Christmas Card Holder from 2009

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    Birds and Berries Gift Bag from 2010

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    French Twist Sidebar Table Runner from 2011

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    Trees and Stars from 2012

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    Christmas Lights at Night Quilt from 2013

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    Merriment Star Table Topper from 2014


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      Fat Quarter Deals

      I try to keep my stash well rounded with scraps, pre-cut fabrics, fabric yardage, etc.  Fat quarters are the one thing that I use most often…and the one thing I deplete in a hurry (I either use all of them or I use part of them so that they go to the scrap baskets).  I’ve also noticed I have a lot of a certain color that is not my favorite…and not a whole lot of another color that is one of my faves.  About the time I have a project ready to go, I begin searching through all of my fabric bins…only to come up short with some colors I need.

      I have been trying to keep a good count, and well rounded stock, of my fat quarters.  The best way that I’ve found is to have a list of fat quarter colors readily available, and every three months I try to replenish those fat quarter colors so I am rarely running out of the colors I need.

      Fat quarters.  Fat Quarters.  FAT QUARTERS!!! :-)

      What about you?  Do you need to add some fat quarters to your stash?  Or need some fat quarters for a current project?  If so, check out Fat Quarter Deals!  Quality 100% cotton quilt fabric at awesome prices!

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        Flashback Tuesday: Gift Card (or Money) Holder Quilted Present Project

        Make someone’s Christmas fun and festive with this quilted gift card holder!  It can also become an ornament keepsake for years to come!  BTW – that gift card, in the photo, is from one of our local quilt shops.  LUCKY ME!!!

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          Taking Advantage of Fabric Projects from Pinterest

          Ah yes, it’s that time of year again.  Time to plan for the holidays.  I’m trying to get a jump up on the festivities, since so much of our days are driven by last-minute events for our kids.  Is always frustrating, but I think that’s the way it is when the holidays roll around.

          Anyway, I am trying to get the kids’ teacher gifts ready ahead of time.  I had fun creating a fabric Christmas tree from this tutorial:

          And here is my prototype:

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          Great tutorial created a fun Christmas ornament that will accompany the rest of the teachers’ gifts this year.


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