Monday, July 9, 2012

Christmas in July...

What??  You mean you haven't yet started thinking about all the presents you need to make before December gets here?   A gift for the new baby in the family, or the newly married couple?  Or what about your sewing group and your quilty friends?  

Not to worry...Sew4Home has joined with Moda to help solve some of your gift-giving problems.  Starting July 2nd, they began a series of tutorials/articles with several Christmas fabric items you can make for your loved ones.

Learn the beginnings of what we now think of as Christmas in July in their July 2nd post.

Then make gorgeous new Christmas stockings for all the kids and the new baby (or those newlyweds) based on the new Moda line of Blitzen.

For your sewing group,  try out the pattern for charming Christmas gift bags that can be reused again and again.  Dear Mr. Claus by Cosmo Cricket for Moda is delightful and anyone would love receiving these filled with candy or baked goods made especially for them.

And don't forget your quilty friends.  How about a new Christmas runner to grace their table or sideboard?  Done in JOY by Kate Spain,  it makes a beautiful addition to their Christmas decorating.  Although, I don't think I'd add the pom poms, myself.  Maybe just finish it with a pretty matching binding.  But that's your choice.

Have I started you thinking about your Christmas gift list now?  Good!  'Cause I have to go and get my list made so I can get started on mine--ortherwise I'll never be done in time, lol.

So until next time...

Happy quilting from Sharon and the girls, Katie and Patsy Cline

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