Gina Michele Upcycles Old Christmas Sweater To New Christmas Stockings


Gina Michele’s blog has provided an upcycling project to convert your old Christmas sweaters into new hand-made Christmas stockings. A free downloadable pattern is provided, with step-by-step instructions and pictures.

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Lucy Barter Teaches Goldwork Embroidery Class

Embroidery Class

Royal School of Needlework instructor Lucy Barter and Craftsy are providing a class teaching Goldwork Embroidery techniques. Begin by learning simple tricks with step-by-step instruction, from building a raised foundation to adding elegant detail, then move on to more essential goldwork techniques. A design template is included.

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Advanced Embroidery Designs Provides Christmas Table Runner Project


Advanced Embroidery Design website has provided a Christmas Candle Table Runner project. This 42” table runner comes with a full list of materials and step-by-step instructions with plenty of pictures.

HTC Retail’s Intra-Face Light Weight, 6000-1, is an ideal choice for this application. It is a sew-in nonwoven stabilizer designed for stability and firm shaping.

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‘A Quilter’s Ark’ Offers More Than 50 Quilt Block Designs

Quilters Ark

Margaret Rolfe has written a book that provides more than 50 animal-oriented quilt block designs. “A Quilter’s Ark” has 53 designs and shows Margaret’s fast and fun foundation-piecing technique. Complete block instructions, patterns for four quilts, and a special ark block are included. Any number of 4″ x 4″ blocks may be combined to make small or large quilts.

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Nurture Store Provides Christmas Tree Decoration Project For Children


The Nurture Store offers a simple sewing project for kids. With simple step-by-step instructions and lots of pictures, children will be able to make a personalized Christmas tree ornament.

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American Quilter’s Society Announces Quiltweek Syracuse Quilting

AQS Quilt Contest

The American Quilter’s Society has announced its Quiltweek Syracuse Quilting Contest. The contest will be held July 27 – 30, 2016, and the deadline for entry is March 4, 2016. Seven categories will be judged in this juried competition.

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National Sewing Circle Video Teaches How To Make A Christmas Stocking

Stocking Video

Ellen March at National Sewing Circle has provided a video lesson on making your own personalized Christmas stocking. There are step-by-step instructions with lots of commentary.

HTC Retail’s Fusible Fleece, 9720-1, is an ideal choice for this application. This fusible 3.2 ounce 100% polyester material is durable, and may be washed, dry-cleaned, or run through the dryer without damage.

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All People Quilt Shows How To Make A Snack Mat For Santa

snack mat

Amy Sinibaldi at All People Quilt has provided a project showing how to make a snack mat for Santa’s visit on Christmas night. With a full list of materials and a downloadable file of pattern pieces, this project, which uses fusible webbing, will give you a convenient place to leave Santa’s snack.

HTC Retail’s Stitch Witchery, 3000-28, is an ideal choice for this application. It is a fusible web material designed permanently bond two layers of fabric without sewing.

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Establish A Family Tradition With Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Tutorial


So Sew Easy has provided a tutorial showing how to make a Christmas Tree Advent Calendar.

Jann Newton provides a full list of materials and step-by-step instructions with plenty of pictures. This project can be customized to your own family traditions.

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Southern Fantasies Quilt Tour Scheduled For March 2016

Savannah Mercer House

Country Heritage Tours is leading a tour of quilting in South Carolina and Georgia Mar. 18 – 24, 2016. This tour will visit fabric shops, marketplaces, old plantation homes, and the playgrounds of the rich, traveling from Charleston to Savannah to St. Simons and Jekyll Islands.

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