November 30 ~ Deck the Halls

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Our 6th Annual Handmade Holidays series comes to an end today with a special Deck the Halls post! Ellen Luckett Baker from The Long Thread is back with some of her favorite tutorials. All of today’s picks are from Ellen! We love her choices and we love her book, 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects. You can win a copy of 1, 2, 3 Sew today! Mention the book in your comment and you’ll be in the running to win your own copy.

Ellen’s working on a follow-up to 1, 2, 3 Sew; 1, 2, 3 Quilt will be released next fall! Ellen also designs pretty fabrics (her new Stamped collection, produced by Kokka, is coming soon). There’s lots to see from Ellen in the new year!…

Thank you for joining us for our favorite time of the year here on the blog. We want to thank all of the generous artistans and publishing companies who donated prizes for this month’s spectacular giveaways. We hope you have been inspired all month long, and that you found one (or 20!) new things to make this season. Happy Handmade Holidays! Be sure to stick with us for all of the fun next week. Giveaway Day is a truly wonderful event…

Make It

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Make a festive, new Freshly Pieced Christmas Tree Skirt!
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Ann Kelle designed these fun Patchwork Stockings. Find the tutorial at The Striped Feather Company and get to work!
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You can make this easy Felt Fringe Christmas Tree Skirt at Prudent Baby this weekend, just in time for this year’s tree.
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This Christmas Trees Quilt from Laurie Matthews at Ann Kelle would be so much fun to bring out each holiday season… (Mixing up the fabric colors could give you a totally different look too, so this might be perfect for your first quilt pattern of the new year!)
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Make your own Mistletoe Kissing Ball with the free project at Lark Crafts, designed by Amanda Carestio and excerpted from the book Heart-Felt Holidays.
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Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Home and The Cottage Mama shows you how to make this pretty Holiday Tablecloth at Skip to My Lou.

Related tutorials you might just love: Deck the Halls 2010 One, Two, Three, Four, Holiday Sew-Alongs (Join in any time!)

Here are just a few fabrics perfect for some of today’s projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Gabrien’s choice

Mix It

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Make some Classic Snickerdoodles with this easy recipe at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

Print It

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Illustrator and designer Jenny B. Harris has a cute (and free!) Christmas Paper Doll for you at Allsorts.

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Sewing (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)

Authors: Carrie Maclennan, Clare Nicolson & Suzanne Smith
Publisher: David & Charles

Designed for crafters who find there is never enough time in the day– which is most of them!

– The fun, quirkily styled projects can be completed in a day, or spaced over a few weekends, so crafters can have the satisfaction of finishing, as well as starting, projects.
– Written by a truly busy gal with bags of personality and experience, as she learns to sew and discovers how to fit it into her lifestyle.
– Includes advice on sourcing fabric, upcycling, blogging, joining online communities and more for the ultimate experience for busy girls who sew.

Doll Fashion Studio (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)

Author: Joan Hinds
Publisher: Krause Publications

In this doll book, you’ll create cute and fashionable 18-inch doll clothes for every season of the year, along with doll accessory crafts simple enough for the younger crowd to make, will have readers of all ages eager to make a new doll wardrobe! Clear and concise illustrated patterns make these contemporary doll clothes a breeze to whip up, and beautiful fabrics and photography will appeal to all ages and levels of sewists.

Choose how to spend your $50 gift certificate from the wide variety of sewing patterns at RebeccaMaeDesigns! You could make a Red Cross Hot Water Bottle Cover, sweet Ditty Bags or new Mittens for the whole family…

The Bag Making Bible: The Complete Creative Guide to Sewing Your Own Bags (US, Canada + Europe Winners OK)

Author: Lisa Lam
Publisher: David & Charles

Introduces, explains and demonstrates the myriad materials, hardware, tools and techniques available to the modern crafter, including using the sewing machine. Each fully illustrated chapter ends with a unique, step-by-step project that builds the ultimate handbag wardrobe, with tips for customization. Full size patterns on a separate pull-out section mean you can get started right away!– No photocopying or enlarging required.

Anna Maria’s Needleworks Notebook (US Winners Only)

Author: Anna Maria Horner
Publisher: Wiley

Textile designer and writer Anna Maria Horner opens the door on her favorite embroidery projects and invites you to stitch alongside her. Inside you’ll learn cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery and crewel. Each category offers advice and common tools used, Anna Maria’s favorite techniques, and hold-your-hand instructions on how to develop your own inspired patterns. In addition, each project journals her process right down to the precise fabrics and exact color number of every thread used in the beautifully photographed examples.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2011 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

29 ~ Write It + Wrap It
28 ~ Gifts for Dressing Up
27 ~ Gifts for the Eco-Conscious
26 ~ Gifts for Teachers
25 ~ Gifts for Dads + Grandpas
24 ~ Gifts for Book Lovers
23 ~ Deck the Halls
22 ~ Gifts for Friends + Neighbors
21 ~ Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers
20 ~ Gifts for Playful Friends
19 ~ Gifts for College Kids
18 ~ Gifts for Tech Lovers
17 ~ Gifts for Imaginative Friends
16 ~ Deck the Halls
15 ~ Gifts for Girlfriends
14 ~ Gifts for Babies
13 ~ Gifts for Hostesses
12 ~ Gifts for Crafters
11 ~ Gifts for Big Kids
10 ~ Gifts for Whimsical Friends
9 ~ Deck the Halls
8 ~ Gifts for Cooks
7 ~ Gifts for Pet Lovers
6 ~ Gifts for Moms + Grandmas
5 ~ Gifts for Tweens + Teens
4 ~ Gifts for Organizers
3 ~ Gifts for Travelers
2 ~ Deck the Halls
1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

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224 Responses to November 30 ~ Deck the Halls

  1. Katie in TX says:

    That felt tree skirt is so cute and I love that adorable mistletoe ball. I’ve been wanting a copy of 1, 2, 3 Sew forever. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Cindi in GA says:

    Love the tree skirt and the paperdolls. They were my favorite when I was a kid. Thanks for another great year of projects and inspiration. I look forward to it every year.

  3. Brigette says:

    I like the table clothe!

  4. Erika says:

    great tuts for today

  5. jennifer says:

    i love these beautiful ideas!

  6. Binks says:

    Such quilty/patchwork goodness in this bunch. Love!

  7. Prachi in WA says:

    The mistletoe ball is super cute !

  8. Nichole says:

    The tree skirt is beautiful ! I should start one now..for next year!

  9. Steph says:

    Beautiful quilt–pinning the pattern for later!

  10. Lynn H. says:

    Pretty tree quilt.

  11. I want to make the tree quilt for next year!

  12. Lies(je) says:

    Lovely books to win… πŸ™‚

  13. Gina says:

    mistletoe ball! cute!

  14. mary says:

    I’d love a copy of 1, 2, 3 Sew, Ellen is one clever lady. Think I might have time to make a Christmas Tree quilt – it looks gorgeous

  15. Danijela says:

    Love all the projects!!!

  16. Lee says:

    I would love to make the Tree Quilt – and of course the snickerdoodle cookies πŸ™‚ Thank you for the all the holiday inspiration!

  17. Chris says:

    I am in love with the tree skirts! Thanks for all the fun!

  18. BreannaS in MO says:

    I am very sad to see the month end. There have been many amazing tutorials, recipes, and paper crafts this year. Thanks soo much for the inspiration.

    123 sew looks like a fantastic book to me. I am self-taugt and would love to have a book that would walk me through some new skills.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

  19. Jenn B in Florida says:

    Sad to see the month end. But thank you for all of the great projects. I would love to receive 1,2,3 sew.

  20. Tawny in CA says:

    Thanks for putting on such a great series! I’ve looked forward to checking out the new projects each day for the past month.

  21. Jo says:

    Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas — it’s been a fabulous series!

  22. Mmmmm….snickerdoodles!

  23. Denise says:

    Love the quilt and the paper dolls!

  24. Anne Marie says:

    Love the tree skirts!!

  25. Sunny in NM says:

    I like the fun fringed Christmas tree skirt

  26. Amy S. says:

    Very cute! I would love a chance to win 1,2,3 Sew. Thank you!

  27. Tamie says:

    Thanks for sharing so many ideas.

  28. Robyn in Canada! says:

    I’m in love with the fringed Christmas tree skirt!

  29. Jennifer J says:

    Mmmm, snickerdoodles sound good!

  30. Lise says:

    Paper dolls – oh I wish I had girls!

  31. Diana says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win so many things, sew, mama, sew! And for so many awesome tutorials!

  32. MC says:

    Thanks for another great Handmade Holidays, I look forward to it every year πŸ™‚

  33. brenda says:

    Sorry to see the end of these postings. So much fun to see what new each day.

  34. Jessica says:

    love the felt tree skirt!

  35. Dina says:

    Thanks for a chance to win the book. I’m thinking I need to get the Bag Making Bible. Bags are my latest sewing obsession!

  36. Courtney says:

    Snickerdoodles are on my baking list – thanks for sharing another good recipe!

  37. Tina says:

    I love the kissing ball, very cute.

  38. Serena in CA says:

    Love that felt fringe tree skirt. So many possibilities with that one!

  39. Stacy says:

    So sad to see this end πŸ™ Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration!

  40. Brie says:

    That quilt and tree skirt are beautiful!

  41. That top tree skirt might just have to go on my todo list.

  42. Heather79 in Colorado says:

    I need to get going on a tree skirt, pronto!

  43. Joanna in NY says:

    Great Ideas. Love the quilt.

  44. Elizabeth says:

    THanks for posting so many great ideas!

  45. Kati says:

    I might need to make that mistletoe ball… we need it I’m sure! πŸ™‚

  46. Meagan says:

    The kissing ball is really cute!

  47. Mirza in Louisiana says:

    I love the mistletoe ball and the tablecloth is so pretty. Thanks for this years inspirations.

  48. Kathe TN says:

    Have loved it all – thanks for all of this.

  49. Mhairi says:

    I need to make a tree skirt and these two are lovely.
    This has been lots of fun and I have really enjoyed this months projects.
    Thanks once again for the great job you do compiling these lists.

  50. Anne Rita says:

    This series has been great. Thanks for doing this!

  51. Barbara says:

    Thank you so much for all the great ideas. Way too many wonderful projects to do before Christmas, but January is a good sewing month too!

  52. Jasmin in Australia says:

    The Christmas paper dolls are great might keep the kids busy for awhile.

  53. Galatina says:

    Got me in the Christmas mood – thank you!

  54. Gretchen says:

    I’m a bit sad that November is over…

  55. Joan says:

    Who told my secret? I need a new Christmas tree skirt.

  56. Judith in Canada says:

    Thanks for the chance to win 1, 2, 3 Sew. And I’m looking forward to the release of 1, 2, 3 Quilt. Thanks for running Handmade Holidays again this year. It’s so nice to have all of these wonderful resources compiled so conveniently.

  57. deborah b. in AZ says:

    those mittens are adorable!

    and the AMH needlework book!!!!! ohhh, pretty please, pick me! πŸ™‚

  58. Robynn says:

    Really cute ideas. Love the tablecloth

  59. Judy in Oregon says:

    Great decorating ideas!

  60. KeriCan says:

    The mistletoe ball is great! Must do before the boy gets too old for mama kisses!

  61. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    Mmmmm…. Snickerdoodles !

  62. Kerry in FL says:

    I do need a tree skirt, thanks for the inspiration.

  63. Whitney in SC says:

    Love the tree skirt!

  64. Carrie P. says:

    love the tutorials for today. thanks again for sharing.
    I live in North Carolina.

  65. Kim McMichael says:

    If ever anyone needed a book called, ‘1,2,3, Sew” it would be me. I would have graduated from high school with honors except for my grade in Sewing class. Yes, I could master Unified Geometry, but sewing was beyond me.

  66. Karen A says:

    Love the Christmas Trees quilt. So festive!

  67. Peggy says:

    I really like that Christmas trees quilt – because it doesn’t look overly Christmas-y. And I will definitely print out the dress up doll bunny for my kiddos. Thanks!

  68. Deidre says:

    Too bad November only has 30 days! I really enjoyed this year’s event! Thanks!

  69. nopinkhere from TX says:

    So cute and festive!

  70. I’ve loved these series of posts, this year and last! Little Boy needs as stocking, so just maybe he will get a packwork one!

  71. Irenoski88 says:

    Love all the Christmas projects! Thank you for the giveaway!

  72. sara says:

    more great ideas!

  73. Crystal says:

    It’s been a great month! Thanks for inspiring and providing so many wonderful handmade projects to try.

    Crystal in Alberta, Canada

  74. Crystal S. says:

    Love the tree skirt.

  75. Mandi says:

    I’ll definitely make that felt tree skirt! Thanks!

  76. Mary P in Chicago says:

    I love that Christmas trees quilt.

  77. Lillibeth says:

    I like the quilt!

  78. Carmen in WI says:

    So sad Handmade Holidays is at an end – you gave us such wonderful ideas!

  79. Julia says:

    Everything! Everything! And I could make it all match! πŸ™‚

  80. Cary says:

    I love the vintage looking tableclothes!

  81. Andrea says:

    1,2,3, Sew looks like a great book! I own a similar book for quilting and love it! So sad to see this month come to an end. There are so many things I would love to make (and next year I really and truly am going to start my holiday sewing in July!!) Thanks to everyone who makes Handmade Holidays so amazing!

  82. usairdoll in CA says:

    Love the kissing ball and how gorgeous is the quilt of trees. Everything is so pretty!

    Thank you SewMamaSew and all the amazing Sponsors for the wonderful giveaways and the chances to win. Thank you everyone that showed their amazing ideas and projects. It’s been great!


  83. Sue from Minnesota says:

    Thanks for a chance to win!!

  84. Ramona says:

    I love all of these tutorials. So many fun things to make!

  85. DebbieKL says:

    I’d love to make some fashions!

  86. Jennifer in MA says:

    I love everything today! As always, I’m sad that today is the last day. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  87. Bobby says:

    I’m so sad that November is over. I love this and look forward to it every year!

  88. Alissa says:

    What a cute tree skirt and Christmas tree quilt!

  89. CeLynn says:

    Great tree skirts,one of those is on my list to make soon… Would Love to win the Needlework notebook!

  90. Genevieve, Canada says:

    great work this year! tons of great stuff! well done.

  91. Beth in SC says:

    Love the quilt!

  92. Kristie says:

    We really need a Christmas tree skirt. Maybe this is the year I’ll actually make one. Thanks!

  93. Sandy in Ohio says:

    The Christmas tree quilt just makes me smile!

  94. alcheme says:

    Love the Christmas trees quilt!

  95. Eryn says:

    Love the printable paper dolls. Gorgeous.

  96. Natalie says:

    Love the idea of the kissing ball!

  97. amber says:

    I’m so sad that November and the Handmade holidays tutorials are over! I look forward to reading the posts every morning.

  98. jackie in IN says:

    more cute things to make every day, thank-you!

  99. Julianne Ross says:

    I’m so sad this is over!

  100. Franziska says:

    IÒ€ℒve really enjoyed all those nice ideas.

  101. Laura says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas this month, it’s been amazing!

  102. Mandi says:

    I love ALL of those projects! I better get busy!

  103. Maggie says:

    I like the simple design of the Christmas Tree Quilt! Looks so easy, yet so customizable with many different colors. Fun! Thanks for your series about handmade gifts. Have a great day!

  104. I really want to make a felt kissing ball! I just wish someone would cut out all those itty bitty mistletoe leaves for me…

  105. chibidani says:

    I think I’m going to make some snickerdoodles tonight!

  106. Eleanor says:

    Love the mistletoe ball!

  107. MarciaW. FL says:

    I like the tablecloth and tree quilt. So many great ideas, so little time. Thanks for an informative month of ideas.

  108. Yummy snickerdoodles!

  109. Kim T. says:

    as always, great ideas. put me in the running for the 1,2,3 sewing book, as well! It would be a great resource for my daughters.

  110. Ellen Ban says:

    Love the Tree Quilt!

  111. stephanie o in ct says:

    Love the Mistletoe ball. The doll book and bag bible look great. Thanks for this great month of ideas, I’m going to miss it.

  112. Sharon says:

    I am IN LOVE with that Christmas tree quilt!! I might have the quilt bug again because of that beautiful quilt.

  113. Deb H. in PA says:

    Love the Christmas tree quilt. So, here I go commenting for the last chance to win a prize. I hope my luck is good. I have commented on every post and haven’t won anything yet. πŸ™

  114. Cayce says:

    So sad today’s the last day! Thanks so much for another wonderful series. I seriously want to make the mistletoe ball for next year.

  115. Morgan says:

    Love that kissing ball! I always like to have mistletoe in the house but most of the fake stuff is so cheesy, and real is tough to find.

  116. Sarah says:

    I love that kissing ball!

  117. Theresa says:

    The patchwork stockings are so cute.

  118. kaholly says:

    This has been so much fun! I’ve collected enough little projects and recipes to keep me busy from now through Christmas and beyond! Thanks so much! ~karen

  119. Bruinbr says:

    Perfect timing! I was just thinking of making a new tree skirt! I love snickerdoodles too! Yum! πŸ™‚

  120. Rebecca says:

    That quilt looks good!

  121. Heather says:

    All the projects today are so beautiful!

  122. Elizabeth says:

    I love the Christmas tree skirt!

  123. Melissa says:

    Great ideas! I’m almost finished with my own quilted tree skirt. πŸ™‚

  124. Rachel B says:

    Sometimes I think it would be great to decorated tons of trees. Love the treeskirt.

  125. kristen gilmore powell says:

    Been looking for a tree skirt! Love all of these projects!!

  126. Awww, a patchwork Christmas. Such a lovely way to finish the month. Happy Holidays.

  127. Karen In NC says:

    Love that Christmas tree quilt. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  128. Bailey says:

    I really need to make stockings this year, that’s for the link.

  129. Oh yum Snickerdoodles. I’ve enjoyed Thanks

  130. Kristina says:

    Thanks for all the tutorials over the past 30 days, loved them all! Today’s favourite was the quilt and mistletoe ball (a season staple). Going to try my hand at many of these projects soon!!

  131. Jen V in OR says:

    Has another year gone by already? I swore I would make a tree skirt last year and here we are again, a naked tree..

  132. Stephanie says:

    I like the Felt Fringe Christmas Tree Skirt. Thanks for sharing it and the whole month of wonderful ideas!

  133. Chrissy in MA says:

    I love the Christmas paper dolls!

  134. Alice S says:

    Doll Fashion Studio looks like a book that my daughter and I would enjoy together.

  135. Amy says:

    Iam going to go through withdrawls for the next couple of days. I love this series and will be looking back at the many things that I want to do (probably next year). Thanks for the roundup it is great. I love the idea of making my own holiday table cloth. Off to look at that one.

  136. Jamie says:

    That felt tree skirt looks fast and fun and I’m definitely printing the paper dolls for my daughters this afternoon…thanks for a great post!

  137. Georgia says:

    Quilt + tablecloth = my “make for next Christmas” list. πŸ™‚

  138. Sarah Norman says:

    Cute quilt πŸ™‚

  139. Dorothy says:

    These holiday roundups are my favorite beginning to the holidays. Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  140. Ann in MI says:

    Tree skirt is on the to do list!

  141. delia jones says:

    Oh, I could use that busy girls guide! πŸ˜‰

  142. Jen R says:

    If only I had enough time to do every one of the great projects πŸ™‚

  143. Jess says:

    Really pretty tree skirts!! One year I for sure want to make stockings for our house, I’m just not sure if I want to do rainbow colors or all reds and greens. πŸ™‚

  144. Ellen M. from OH says:

    I’d love to try making a holiday tablecloth. Thanks for the inspiration! I’ve truly enjoyed Handmade Holidays and bookmarked many projects!

  145. Kate says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  146. jen says:

    that mistletoe kissing ball is so fun!

  147. Debbie says:

    Nice projects!

  148. Allison C says:

    That mistletoe ball is a great idea!

  149. KeriAnn in PA says:

    Beautiful quilt and Christmas tree skirt! I bet they would be fun to make!

  150. Stacy in WI says:

    The mistletoe kissing ball is adorable!

  151. Amy in TX says:

    Thanks for all the great tutorials! Very inspiring!

  152. Caroline says:

    I love the tree skirt it is so cute!

  153. Lorrie says:

    It`s always sad to see Handmade Holidays come to an end. But now I can get to the sewing and finishing! Thanks for all your work.

  154. christina in VT says:


  155. Beth says:

    We got a new table this year. Now im inspired to make a Christmassy tablecloth for it. Thank you!

  156. carole says:

    I just looked at 1,2,3, Sew and I’d love to win a copy. This has been a great month – thank you!

  157. That mistletoe ball is so cute, and I love that Christmas tree quilt. 1, 2, 3, Sew has been on my to-buy list for a while now!

  158. carole says:

    I have to say that ALL the projects are great today – I need that tablecloth!!

  159. Stacy says:

    Love the tablecloth πŸ™‚

  160. Jenny says:

    lovely suggestions, love Ellen’s book!

  161. sarah says:

    ooooh. snickerdoodles. I love this time of the year πŸ™‚

  162. I’m going to add that tree skirt to my eventual to-do list!

  163. consuelo says:

    I love the Christmas tree quilt! Thanks again for all the great ideas!

  164. Penny says:

    Love the quilted christmas tree skirt. I want to make one so bad.

  165. Jamie B. in NH says:

    A lot of nice things again. Added the tree skirt to the list.

  166. beth says:

    I love Bunnyfur! That paper doll is wonderful.

  167. Debbie says:

    Going to take a stab at making the patchwork Christmas tree skirt.

  168. Kylie C says:

    I love the kissing ball!

  169. Misty from MI says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration, sad it’s the last day…

  170. Cinnamon says:

    Loving the felt fringe tree skirt, and the Anna Maria Horner book is on my Christmas list, but maybe I’ll win it here!

  171. Kristin says:

    I am excited to check out that needlework book — sounds great!

  172. Katie says:

    I have been looking for a Christmas tree skirt pattern I like, and now I have one! Thank you!

  173. Jessica F in MA says:

    Wow, awesome giveaway today! Would love to win any of the books, including 1, 2, 3, Sew! Also wish I had seen the stockings tutorial earlier in the week – just finished sewing up some for my sons.

  174. Megan in IA says:

    Love the patchwork ideas! So pretty for Christmas…

  175. Kerri says:

    Sorry to see it come to an end! Some wonderful ideas and tutorials. Can’t wait to try the table cloth.


  176. Liz says:

    I love it all!

  177. Sarah says:

    Thanks for some great tutorials this season. I look forward to them every November!

  178. Teresa says:

    I’ve really enjoyed all those “makes”. Some inspiring ideas Thanks

  179. Michelle says:

    Y’all are absolutely amazing! Thanks for all of the great ideas this month!

  180. Fawn says:

    The Christmas Tree Skirt went on my to do list this summer, love it! Also I really like the holiday tablecloth; so much nicer than a red or green vinyl thing!

  181. Heather says:

    I love the Christmas tree quilt, I think it would be a great way to use up some of those left over Christmas fabrics I’m not so sure what to do with.

  182. Mom of Evil Geniuses in CO says:

    I’m sad to see this is already over, but these are some great final tutorials to end on! The 1-2-3 Sew book looks very interesting and would be fun to work on with my daughter to improve both of our skills!

  183. Franny in PA says:

    I LOVE that quilt, I just don’t have the confidence in my skills to make it (yet).

  184. Tasha says:

    I think I might have to make the Mistletoe Kissing Ball

  185. Gunilla says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for theese ones! I believe Sweden needs alot of bags from Lisa Lam, if I’ll win I’ll see to that! πŸ˜‰

  186. Sara says:

    I love the Christmas tree quilt…pretty. I just checked out the 123 Sew book. Looks like some great projects for all levels!

  187. Megan Panda says:

    Love that mistletoe ball! Adorable!

  188. Mary Beth says:

    1, 2, 3 Sew is on my wish list!

  189. Kalli in UT says:

    oh my goodness! Thank you for all of the wonderful ideas! 1,2,3 Sew sounds great!

  190. Margaret says:

    OK, this year I am going to make a tree skirt. I love that fringed felt one.

  191. Kristin in MT says:

    So sad to see this end, I enjoy all the project ideas so much. I love the idea for the Christmas tablecloth!

  192. Von in AR says:

    Love the Christmas tree quilt.

  193. Mmmm… snickerdoodles… drool…

  194. Anya says:

    Classic Snickerdoodles..mmmmmmm!!!

  195. Kee says:

    Wow! What a fun month it has been. I couldn’t wait to get to my computer each day to see what great things would be available to make that day. I just love all of Ellen’s picks above. The mistletoe kissing ball is just great – have never seen anything like that. I would love a copy of her book 1-2-3 Sew. It appears I would love the patterns based on what I see above!!!

  196. Debbie says:

    So many cute ideas, so little time! Books look great

  197. Emily Hoffman says:

    love the felt tree skirt!

  198. Mary says:

    Everything looks so nice. I might have to try a couple of them. I would love to win the book 1,2,3,sew. Thanks for all the great tutorials this month. Working on making some of them for gifts.

  199. Larissa says:

    thank you sew mama sew!

  200. Kathy Gordon says:

    Lovin the modern Christmas tree skirt. Lots of fun ideas!

  201. Tera says:

    Tablecloth and tree skirt are sweet!!!
    Thank you again for a wonderful month full of loveliness!!!

  202. Melanie in AZ says:

    I love the tablecloth – I need to add that to my holiday sewing. There’s still time to make the 50 things on my list, right?

  203. annette says:

    i love allsorts! i will be printing those for my daughter very soon. great round up this year!

  204. Angela says:


  205. Barbara says:

    That Christmas tree quilt is so very beautiful…

  206. Amy says:

    This is awesome! I love that tree skirt and the quilt!

  207. Holly says:


  208. SS Sews says:

    Lots of great stuff today – sorry to see this come to an end!

  209. Amy in WI says:

    I LOVE the paper doll. Too Cute! And I think I may try my hand at the tree quilt. Maybe I can even score some Xmas fabric on the after Christmas sales. Since I won’t have time to start before that. πŸ™‚

  210. Catherine says:

    So excited to see that Christmas quilt! I was just searching for a pattern to use with my Christmas hoard. πŸ˜‰

    I could seriously use “1,2,3 Sew” – – sounds like a fun way to build skills. The Needleworks book looks pretty fabulous, too.

    I’m super bummed that this series is over. I’ve been loving the inspiration! Thank you for all of the roundups.

  211. I wish I had the patience for patchwork…

  212. Laurie K-G in Iowa says:

    I just may make the newlyweds in the family that mistletoe kissing ball. Not that they need any encouragement to kiss! LOL

  213. mrsm says:

    Liking the Christmas tree quilt

  214. Kristin says:

    Those are all beautiful and wonderful ideas!

  215. Heather says:

    I love the Christmas paper doll! Now to go find a color printer…

  216. julis says:

    the Tablecloth is a great idea..thanks for share..

  217. Laura in VA says:

    I love that Christmas Tree Quilt! I may need to make it!

  218. Lynne says:

    So sad to see the month end πŸ™ The variety of projects this year was outstanding! There are too many things on my “make” list to get them all finished by Christmas, but there’s also a whole new year of birthdays coming up. Thanks for another spectacular Handmade Holidays!

  219. Stephanie says:

    Love that Christmas tree quilt…just beautiful!

  220. Erin says:

    I’m so sad the lists are coming to an end!

  221. Jen in IL says:

    Always love your tutorial ideas! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. πŸ™‚

  222. Charlotte in Ga says:

    What beautiful projects today. Id love to win 1,2,3 sewing! Thanks for a great month of fabulous ideas SMS!

  223. Mina says:

    Love all thi projects today! I just made my first pouch and feel like I am ready for more makes, so I would really love the 123 Build YOur Skills book!

  224. San in Fl says:

    Both of those tree skirts are really cute!

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