Monday, May 18, 2020

Yuletide Snowflake Pillow

Hello friends! Every year I add to my collection of holiday pillows so I decided to make one using the new FreeSpirit Yuletide fabrics designed by Tim Holtz. I'm smitten over this new Yuletide collection and I know you will be too. 

I'm in love with the simplicity of this pattern but you need to know I'm also a sucker for snowflakes! 

I found this wonderful pattern for a snowflake block by Amy Friend at During Quite Time. Amy's pattern has 3 different size snowflakes I used the 12" for my pillow. The pattern is paper pieced and easy to follow. It had been a long time since I had used this method so I hopped on line and watched a video. Easy peasy! 

I pieced all the sections following the numbers on the pattern. 

Once the sections were all pieced I sewed them together to create the snowflake.  I added a 2 1/4" strip all the way around the snowflake to accommodate my 16" pillow form. Tip: I like to size my block down about 1" for a snug fit. 

Next I created my own pipping with cording and a strip of fabric to go around the pillow. 

Sew the piping to the pillow front.

Create the pillow as desired. I used an overlapping back that you can insert the pillow through. You could also sew in a zipper.

 Insert the pillow and you have a beautiful pillow ready for the holidays. 

The FreeSpirit Yuletide fabrics by Tim Holtz will be available soon. Ask your local quilt shop when it will arrive. Click here if you'd like see the full line of Tim Holtz fabrics. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Yuletide Trees All In A Row - Table Runner

Hello friends! Today I have a festive table runner that will be perfect for the holidays. The new Tim Holtz YULETIDE fabric collection by FreeSpirt Fabrics will be perfect for all kinds of holiday projects. Please look for the fabrics at you local quilt shop or your favorite on line store soon. 

Yuletide Trees All In A Row Table Runner 
Size - 17 1/2" x 48" 

Fabric Requirements:
1/4 yard each of the 12 Yuletide prints for trees
1 1/2 yards Osnaburg or Linen fabric for the background 
1 1/4 yard Symphony fabric for Backing 
1/3 yard for Binding
20" X 52" Quilt Batting
Sewing Machine
Rotary Cutter and Tools
Matching Thread

Cut trees 8" x 4 1/2" find the top center and cut the tree shape as shown above. I used my cutting mat to help keep things squared up. 

Cut 2 trees from the 10 different Yuletide fabrics. You will have 20 trees total. 

Cut 40 - 4" x 9", side panels from the background fabric.

Line up the top of the tree with the top of the side panel RST (right sides together) and sew  together with a 1/4" seam allowance. 

Press the seams towards the background and trim off excess fabric of the side panel at top of tree. 

Sew on another side panel lining up the tops of both pieces and press seams towards background. 
Square up tree blocks to 5 1/2" x 8" be sure to keep the tree in the center. 

Cut 2 strips 3 1/2" x WOF (width of fabric) from background fabric. Cut the Birch Plank fabric 1 1/4" x WOF sew strips together, press seams towards the center. 

Trim tree trunk pieces to 2" x 5 1/2". 

Add the trunk of the tree .

Lay out the tress and sew together and press. 

Next I created some different size stars to appliqué to my table runner. Print the stars and cut out with scissors. You can even draw the stars if you'd like. 

Cut fabric about 1/4" larger then the paper template. Adhere the edges of the star using a fabric glue stick like Sewline. 

Hand appliqué stars where desired folding the tip of the star as you go. 

Layer your backing, batting and top then bast layers together.

Quilt table runner as desired. 

Cut 4 stripes for binding 2 1/4" x width of fabric, sew together lengthwise, fold and press in half lengthwise. Sew binding to edges as desired with a 1/4" seam allowance. Fold over to the back and hand sew with a ladder stitch. 

 I love the trees in all the different prints. 

I can't wait to set the table for the holidays with my new table runner! 
Don't forget to ask your local Quilt Shop for these beautiful fabrics. 

The FreeSpirit Fabrics Yuletide by Tim Holtz will be available soon. 
Click here to see the full line of Tim Holtz fabrics. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.