Month: November 2015

Handmade Holidays Nov. 30: Wrap it Up

November just zoomed right on by! We hope our 9th annual series has been inspiring and helpful for you, as you plan your own Handmade Holidays. We’ll have a wrap-up post tomorrow, but first we help you wrap your presents all up with the help of Cindy Guch from Raspberry Sunshine.

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Teach a Friend to Sew Winners

It’s finally time to announce our Teach a Friend to Sew Winners! Thanks to everyone who participated in the series; it was such fun to see you earn your badges with tool kits, pillows, garments and more. We have one lucky winner of a new Pfaff Passport 3.0 Sewing Machine, and three fabric shop gift certificate winners…

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Introducing Jacquelynne from The Art of Home

Jacquelynne is an artist/illustrator, quilt designer, fabric designer and author. She loves to “make stuff” in her 160 year old farmhouse studio, and to encourage others to pursue whatever creative ideas their heart whispers… Jacquelynne is up next with a new holiday quilting project!

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Block Print Holiday Gift Wrap

We hope you’re enjoying our daily Handmade Holidays series, all November long! Pretty soon you’ll need to wrap up all of those handcrafted gifts… We asked expert Krista Fleckenstein, author of the new book Beyond Cotton: Making by Hand, to show us how to block print holiday gift wrap. These same techniques and designs could be easily applied to fabric too…

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Handmade Holidays Nov. 15: Quilted Gifts

If you love to quilt you know there’s always time to stitch some favorite fabrics together! Here’s a nice selection of quilted gifts you can sew in the month ahead; we have coasters, runners, pillows and more! You’ll find paper piecing, appliqué, traditional quilting, plus ways to use up your scraps.

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