Christen Barber shows you how to make new placemats featuring flying geese blocks and the Pantone Color of the Year, coming up next! First learn more about Christen with a look around her Love By Hand site.

Love By Hand has lots of fun, quick sewing tutorials, project inspiration and unique ideas for handmade gifts. Bag making is Christen’s first love in sewing and she says she always has more WIPs than should be allowed! She also has lots of great goals for her sewing in 2014. Christen spends her free time sewing, reading, baking and finding the perfect gift for every occasion, all while working a full-time job in online marketing. She also loves Pinterest.