Prepping for Holiday Sewing & Holiday Table Runners!

On Wednesday, Lori and I hosted another Facebook Live. This time the topic was prepping for your holiday sewing and we did a trunk show of some of the gorgeous quilts that are featured in the December and November issues of Quiltmaker, McCalls, Love of Quilting, Quilting Quickly and Quick Quilts.

If you missed us live, watch the video and let us know what you think.

We went over a lot of information during the video. We started out with tips for getting your machine in shape for the sewing marathons that are sure to ensue. Watch the video for all of the helpful tips.

Next, I spoke a little about how I keep my WIPs in order with one of my favorite products the Iris Scrapbook case. You can find them online and in stores like Michaels. You can also find them occasionally at Costco in multi-packs.

We announced our latest eBook – Winter Holiday Table Runners! Table runners are such a great small project to make. They really add some pizazz to your décor.

Table runner projects for the holidays, to keep or gift!

Next was the really fun part–the trunk show!

We shared many quilts and projects from several of our December issues, and even a few sneak peeks. We shared several fun projects that are perfect for gift giving. If you are interested in finding the patterns for these beautiful quilts and quick projects, I am listing them by publication below.

Quiltmaker November/December 2018

Christmas Crackers 

Christmas Crackers was designed by Rachel Hayes and requires 6 identical panels to make. Rachel used The North Pole by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics. If you want to make one just like hers, the quilt kit is available on our website.

Fussy Cut panels – such a cool idea!

Fussy Cut panels – such a cool idea!

Season’s Tweetings

Season’s Tweetings

A beautiful appliquéd wreath by Erin Russek

Jolly Janglers

Jolly Janglers were designed by Jen Daly and she used assorted wool scraps.

Stitch these up and use them as a gift topper or hostess gift.

Stitch these up and use them as a gift topper or hostess gift.

Zippy Gifts

Zippy Gifts was designed by Sue Pfau and she used Gypsy by Jessica VanDenburgh for Windham Fabrics.

Make these and stuff with trinkets or gift cards for a fun present.

Make these and stuff with trinkets or gift cards for a fun present.

Table Treats Trivets

Table Treats was designed by Penny Wolf and she used assorted red and green fabrics from her stash.

Table Treats

Zen sewing at its finest.

Love of Quilting November/December 2018

Decked with Holly

Designed by Carol Hanson, she used the Festive Season 2 collection by Jackie Robinson for Benartex.

Make use of those amazing border prints with this quilt pattern.

Make use of those amazing border prints with this quilt pattern.

Gifts of the Season

Gifts of The Season was designed by Denise Russell. She used the Pointsettia and Pine collection by Maywood Studio Fabrics.

A festive table runner is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

A festive table runner is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

McCall’s Quilting November/December 2018

Bitty Christmas

Made with Holiday Tweets and Brushline by Kim Schaefer for Andover, Bitty Christmas was designed by Anissa Arnold, sewn by Anissa, Judy Barry, Sandy Crawford, Ann Baker Hildred, Claudia Kniffen, and Lois Lenorovitz, and quilted by Jackie Arnold of Snowy Peaks Quilt Company.

A Bitty Christmas Quilt

Our Bitty Blocks are back in this adorable quilt pattern by our very own Anissa Arnold

Christmas Sampler

Designed by Scott Flanagan, Christmas Sampler was made using Grunge by Moda.

A row quilt is the perfect thing to help you get in the Christmas spirit!

A row quilt is the perfect thing to help you get in the Christmas spirit!

Merry Little Christmas

Merry Little Christmas Door Hanger

A sweet embroidered quilt by Jen Daly.

Ornament Exchange

Ornament Exchange

Want some homemade ornaments to adorn your tree?

Santa’s Toy Shop

Santa’s Toy Shop was made with Swell Christmas by Urban Chiks for Moda and was designed by Delores Smith and Sarah Maxwell.

Santa’s Toy Shop

This simple quilt pattern takes on a vintage look in the sweet pinks and greens of this holiday fabric.

There were a few *SUPER* sneak peeks from December/January issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts which are not on the website yet. They were called Twinkle Topper and Night Lights. This issue will be available soon! Stay tuned to the website and newsstands if you love those patterns.

Thank you so much for watching and commenting! Be sure to join The Quilting Company’s 2018 Treasure Hunt contest! $4,400 in total prizes; a piece of it for 14 lucky winners!

All good quilting wishes,

Tracy

Stock up on your holiday sewing projects!

 

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