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9 Holiday Quilting Projects to Deck the Halls!
The holiday season is upon us! This exciting time is full of projects and gift making. That’s why National Quilters Circle put together a list of 9 projects that will help decorate your tree or fill your family’s stockings. This season, we wanted to gather other quilters in the amazing online community and share their awesome projects with you.
Quilting Before Sewing Projects
Zj Humbach presents several fun and easy projects where you quilt before you sew. See many examples of finished projects that were created using this technique. Learn how to make placemats or bags using these helpful tips. Try making one of these projects and see how quick and easy it truly is.
How to Make Fabric Beads Using Lutradur
Heather Thomas teaches you how to make free lace fabric beads for your next quilting project using lutradur. The melted fabric can add a unique textural component to your piece. All you’ll need for this little technique are a dowel rod, lutradur, stitching, and a heat gun.
Halloween Themed Face Masks and Treat Bags
Just because we're keeping safe, doesn't mean we can't get spooky! Make your face masks more fun with these Halloween themed face mask patterns! We’ve also got matching treat bags in varying patterns, you're sure to find one right for you or your kids. Patterns include: mummies, black cat, Frankenstein, pumpkins, and more!
A miniature quilt can be a fun project if you want to make a quilt but don’t have the time, space, or need for a large one. Mini quilts also use much less fabric and can allow you to use smaller scraps of fabric you may have been saving. Learn how to make a miniature quilt and get some inspiration from Toby Lischko.
Using Scraps of Quilt Fabric to Make Fabulous Fabric Necklaces
Get ready to stretch your creative juices with Rita Lynn! In this video, Rita shares a fabulous and fun project idea for utilizing all of those small scraps of quilt fabric and materials lying around the sewing room and turn them in to wearable fabric necklaces! Follow along with Rita as she shares her step-by-step instructions and offers creative ideas for incorporating pretty floral designs into your necklace creations.
How to Assemble a Quilt Sandwich
Assembling a quilt sandwich is an important part of finishing a quilt. Once a quilt top has been pieced, this is the step of the process that needs to happen before it can be quilted. ZJ Humbach walks you through this process and explains how a quilt sandwich is made.
How to Make a Tote Bag Using Charm Pack Fabrics
It’s important to remember that this method will be different for each and every one of you. Some people cannot get away from a very organized, balanced look, while others thrive on the random. In the video, you learn how to make an assembly line as you sew to complete the front and back of the bag.
Sew a Travel Game Board
Ashley Hough shows you how to make your own board game board that can be used for checkers, chess or any other game that requires a similar board. For this fun project, you will only need small amounts of cotton fabric, a zipper of any length 11” or less, and then either the pieces you need for your game or lots of large buttons. Ashley shows how to begin making the game board by starting with strips of contrasting fabric. While this project can be made from any color of fabric you want...
Wrist Pin Cushion
Making a wrist pin cushion requires only a small amount of cotton or your other favorite woven fabric, some stuffing to give the pin cushion some shape, something stiff to add to the back of the pincushion and a closure method. Nicki begins by showing the basic shapes that you need to cut from your fabric in order to make the pincushion — two small squares and two long strips that go around your wrist with a couple inches of overlap.
Homemade scrunchies only require rectangles of fabric and some elastic to make. Nicki talks about some of the different kinds of fabric you can use for your scrunchie, depending on how stiff or relaxed you want it to be as well as how much you want the fabric to gather. She also talks about how much fabric you will need, meaning the size of rectangle you will need to cut and how you can easily change up the size of the rectangle to change up the look of the homemade scrunchie.
How to Sew a Bowl Cozy
The first step in making a bowl cozy is gathering your supplies. The finished size of cozy you wish to make determines the starting size of fabric square you begin with. Ashley explains that you can start with a square of fabric around 12”-13” to make a medium sized bowl cozy. For this project you will need two squares of fabric, one for the outside of the cozy and one for the lining. You will also need a square of batting the same size as your fabric. This project is one where you can use...
Fat Eighth Drawstring Bag
Simple drawstring bags are the perfect quick and easy sewing project. Typically they can be made in an afternoon and don’t require large amounts of fabric. Ashley Hough shows you how to make a drawstring bag even simpler by using pre-cut pieces of fabric. Learn how to make a fat eighth drawstring bag step by step.
How to Make Your Own Face Mask
While some face masks have only one strip of elastic that goes around the back of your head, Nicki shows how to attach two shorter lengths to each end that can be worn around the ears. Once you have your face mask made, Nicki recommends washing it before using so you can ensure that you have a clean face mask.