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Short & Sweet Candy Cane Napkin Holders
Holiday Open House Advent Calendar
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o you’re hosting a holiday party and you want to personalize your dining room table—and quick! look no further. in this e-book, we offer you six festive quilting and sewing projects to personalize your home this holiday season. from colorful napkin ring holders, quilted placemats, and a wine bottle gift bag to a cheerful advent calendar to adorn your mantle, you’ll find some nifty ideas from some of our favorite artists in the pages ahead. and to further impress your guests, why not give them a party favor in the form of a jewelry wrap? Cheers to you this holiday season!
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• variegated thread Place matS 1. leaving the 2 long sides open. create a festive mood with color and pattern in fabric and embellishments. sew the 2 short sides with a 1⁄4" seam allowance. Q u i lt i n g a r t s . apply fusible web to the back of 3. Consider cutting the 2 long edges with pinking shears or a pinking blade.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s AdApted from Quilting Arts gifts HolidAy 2007/2008 m at e r i a l s for the place mats • Main fabric (you can get 3 fronts a festive from a 1⁄2 yard of fabric) • accent band fabric (you can get 3 accent bands from 1⁄8 yard of fabric) s setting the main and backing fabrics. turn right-side out and press well. flat batting to prevent glasses and plates from wobbling) • Fusible web (1⁄2 yard will make 4 place mats) rings. and napkin 12" × 18" for each place mat (use a thin. c o m 3 hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts ©interweave press llc . Cut a 12" × 18" piece from both 2. Cut 2 pieces 2" × 18 1⁄2" from the binding fabric and cut 1 piece of batting 12" × 17 1⁄4". Cut 1 piece 4" × 12" from the prepared accent band fabric. layer the main fabric and backing the accent band fabric. fabric right sides together. napkins. • Backing fabric (you can get 3 backs from a 1⁄2 yard of fabric) By J ane D ávila • Binding (1⁄4 yard will yield enough binding strips for 4 place mats) • Batting—one piece at least et the perfect table for any occasion by coordinating your centerpiece display with place mats.
sew the binding strip to the top edge. keeping it flat and even. right sides together. pin a binding strip to the top edge. press the seam allowance away from the place mat and toward the binding. turn over and press under 1⁄2" on the remaining long edge of the binding strip. folded edge over the raw edges of the top of the place mat and pin in place over the stitching. press the short ends in to meet the finished edge of the place mat. repeat to bind the bottom edge. a walking foot on your sewing machine will make this much easier. straight lines. c o m 4 ©interweave press llc . zigzags. hand sew the binding in place to the back of the place mat. trim the top and bottom long edges even. topstitch along the long edges of the accent band. 5. centering the excess from left to right. 6. press the long.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s 4. i chose a different geometric pattern for each— diagonal lines. using hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts a 1⁄2" seam allowance. and curved lines. quilt the place mat as desired using variegated thread for interest. trim it slightly until it fits. slide the batting between the fabric layers. Q u i lt i n g a r t s . through all layers. if it is too large to fit comfortably. position the accent band 2" from the left edge of the main fabric and fuse in place.
stitches to consider are blanket stitch. cloth paper scissors® look inside m at e r i a l s for the napkins main fabric. leaving a 2" opening along one side. fuse interfacing to the back of • Fabric (1⁄2 yard for 1 napkin) 1 of the main fabric pieces. Consider adding hand or machine embroidery to the accent band as well as or instead of beads. stamping motifs. • make certain any paint you use when stamping or painting on your place mats is heat-set or permanent so that they are washable. over the stitched unit. lay the other piece of the main fabric Setting tHe taBle position your centerpiece in the middle of the table.com hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . 4. • try decorative stitching (by hand or machine). 7. zigzag stitch. turn 1 ⁄4" to the inside of the short end opening and press again. and artistic discovery. with right sides together. overlap the short ends about need fresh i n s p i r at i o n ? n aPkin ringS 1. using a matching or contrasting naPkinS 1. edge. leaving the other short side open for turning. sew around A thread and a decorative stitch on your sewing machine. backstitch well to reinforce the opening. and parallel rows of straight stitching. c o m 5 ©interweave press llc . stitch the 2 long sides of the accent band fabric to the main fabric. right sides together. feather stitch. press well.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s tiPS • avoid beads and any lumpy embellishments so that plates and glasses sit well on your place mat. 6. 5. Cut 2 squares 18" × 18". some the perimeter. or appliquéing. they can take these tags home with them to hang on a tree or to keep as a memento. i chose coordinating beads and sewed them on in geometric patterns. right-side up. Clip the corners and turn m at e r i a l s for the napkin rings right-side out. 2. mixed media.com. with a 1⁄4" seam. to see more of jane’s work. sprinkle sparkly sequins on the table for added glitz. 1 piece 11⁄4" × 8" from the accent band fabric. topstitch 1⁄8" from the finished bi-monthly publication dedicated to collage. 3. 2. get out your beautiful dishes and flatware and set your table! add a gift tag with a guest’s initials or name to each napkin ring to show them where to sit. closing the opening with this stitching as well. if you’d like. Clip the corners and turn right-side out. press well. clothpaperscissors. and 1 piece 21⁄2" × 8" from the fusible interfacing. visit janedavila. 3. embellish with beads along the • Main fabric • accent band fabric • Lightweight to medium-weight fusible interfacing • Beads • Beading needle • Beading thread accent band. Decorate with candles or small vases with flowers. Cut 2 pieces 2 ⁄2" × 8" from the 1 1" and hand stitch together to form a ring. sew both long sides and 1 short side. along the right side of this main fabric piece and pin in place. Center the accent band fabric.
classic toys. i like this secondary meaning. i try to root my work in traditional themes and imagery. give my life substance. in symbolic terms. hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . c o m 6 ©interweave press llc . it makes the decorating of the houses and what is hidden inside more of a personal reflection of holiday traditions. directionS l ife these days throws us so many chaotic distractions that i’m often left asking. the collective wisdom and traditions of human history serve as a how-to book for me. “What’s it all about? What is i mageS For windowS and doorS any kind of imagery can be put behind the door and window flaps. and details from some of my quilts. vintage holiday images. we decorate our houses inside and out in many festive ways. my goal is to take the old and blend it with the new in a way that keeps the past alive and relevant. my advent calendar takes on the form of a row of houses. usually following in the traditions our families celebrated as we grew up. During the holidays. the house represents the self. and inspire my work. they keep me grounded. i used a variety of images from family Christmas photos.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s AdApted from Quilting Arts gifts HolidAy 2007/2008 Holiday oPen House advent calendar create a colorful countdown to christmas By J uDy C oates P erez while my technique and form are contemporary. it seemed like the perfect opportunity to experiment with a fresh take on a traditional theme. meaningful and what is not?” it’s at times like these that i turn to the past for guidance. so when i turned to the task of designing an advent calendar.
measure the height of the window. 3. for round openings. Cut out a single house from the yard extra-firm stabilizer (i used Pellon® Peltex. this is needed because the fabric wrapping the window has decreased the size of the opening. trim excess fabric as needed. c o m 7 ©interweave press llc . using the point of the scissors. do not use a sharpie® as these will halo on fabric. straight and decorative edges • textile marker or permanent. cut a fabric strip as follows. door that was cut out and trim approximately 1⁄4" from the side that will have the hinge. charms. for the strip width. clip curves and bring the fabric to the back.) a paintbrush and acrylic gel medium. using leaving a ⁄4" border of lutradur around each one.) • Fabric backed with fusible web (i used 1 yard of Frieda anderson’s rainbow hand-dyed fabric. 1. 4. pull the fabric over the window edge to the back side of the house and fuse to create a clean. for the strip length. if you like. take each peltex window and • artemboss™ lightweight. fuse a piece of fabric to the front of • Paintbrush • X-acto® knife • cutting mat • rotary cutter and fabric scissors. and cut out the house and window and door openings with an X-acto knife.) • Fabric trims. trim the sides and roofline. after collecting a number of 3. size the photos on your computer or a color copier to fit in the various sizes of window and door openings and print the images on bond-weight paper. leaving a 1⁄2" of fabric at the bottom to wrap to the back side of the house to create a clean. measure the width of the window. to wrap each peltex window with fabric. after they dry. 2. soft metal sheets • Kemper® Double Ball stylus embossing tool (a dried-up ballpoint pen or knitting needle will also work in a pinch. the excess strip length will be used to create the hinge. gel medium dries clear. leave some space between the photos. 1 • 1⁄2 c onStructing tHe HouSeS each house will be constructed separately and then joined with fabric hinges. fold the strip in half and slide the peltex window inside so it abuts the fold (the top and bottom of the window should be aligned with the raw edges of the strip). glue them to lutradur. buttons. double it. finished edge. hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . 2. wrapped edge on the window opening. trim the photos. then add 11⁄2". transfer the pattern to peltex. so you can brush a coat over your images to protect them. then trim a scant 1 ⁄8" off the perpendicular side. fusing it in place. • images for behind the windows • Bond-weight paper Optional poke a hole in the center of the fabric covering the window opening and snip the fabric diagonally to each corner. waterproof archival pen (test for bleeding. rickrack.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s 1. • 1⁄4 – 1⁄2 yard Lutradur® • Golden® acrylic Gel Medium (semi-gloss) pattern on the following pages.) the peltex house shape. save the cutouts for later use. beads 5. Cut out the images and. m at e r i a l s Finished size: 9" x 12 1⁄2" images.
stitch around the edge of the window. zigzag. i used a variety of stitches on my windows: straight. c o m 8 ©interweave press llc . A piece of fusible web holds each hinge in place.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s 6. all have hinges on the left side. fit the fabric-wrapped window into the corresponding opening. You may choose to tack the hinge in place with a bit of fusible web. 7. 8. the placement Above: A view of the back side of one of the house panels. Left: Three windows and the door have been covered with fabric strips. place it firmly up to the right side of the window opening with the fabric hinge placed behind the left side of the window to the back side of the house. and blanket stitching with contrasting thread. fuse the fabric to the peltex window. hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s .
topstitching is added from the front. Center the fabric strip over the 1 hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . lightly mark a line on each side of hinges on windows and doors is completely optional—they can open left or right or even vertically. 1⁄4" from the outer edge. Close the flap and. Center the image behind the window opening.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s 10. place 2 houses side by side with ⁄4" space between them. turn over and trim the excess lutradur 1⁄8" away from the stitching. of the house from roof to bottom edge. lift the fabric window flap to check the position of the image. when all doors and windows have been filled and sewn in place. Between HouSeS 1. Enlarge Pattern 183% Interweave Press LLC grants permission to photocopy this pattern for personal use. lining up the houses at the bottom edge. 2. c o m 9 ©interweave press llc . 1⁄8" around the window. Excess Lutradur is trimmed away. fuse it in place and trim the edges. repeat this process on the remaining houses. while holding the photo in place. 9. topstitch around the window 1⁄8" away from the opening. 3. cut a piece of fabric to cover the back of the house. H ingeS While carefully holding the image behind the window in place. Cut five 6 1⁄2" x 3⁄4"-wide strips of fabric to create hinges between the houses.
Cut the top of the strip 1⁄2" down to the back side of the house and fuse it in place. After cutting one edge with decorative scissors and embossing it. Enlarge Pattern 183% Interweave Press LLC grants permission to photocopy this pattern for personal use. back between the 2 houses and fuse. hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . and fuse the strip in place. wrap 1⁄2" at the bottom hinges on the back side of the houses. Above right: Craft metal is prepared for the roofline. 7. c o m 10 ©interweave press llc . using the marked lines as guides. it’s scored twice (measuring 3⁄8" and again 1⁄4" in from the straight edge). 5. line up the next house and repeat. topstitch the hinges on the front of each house.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s Above left: The ends of the front hinge are fused to the back. 4. Center the strip of fabric on the the center to fold over the roof edge and fuse it to the back side of the house. houses. Cut three 5 1⁄4" x 3⁄4" strips for 6. then the back hinge is fused in place.
i did this a few times to make sure i did not leave out a number or write one in twice. then follow your chart carefully when you put the numbers on your windows. wrap the remaining two 6 1⁄2" fabric strips around the outside edges on the first and last houses. 2. visit judyperez. you can always glue the metal trim on with a hot-glue gun. note: I know many people will not feel comfortable with the idea of sewing metal on their sewing machine. fuse and topstitch. r ooF to finish the top edge of the houses: 1. 3. fabric paint. 5.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s 4. another option is to finish the tops of the houses with rickrack or a strip of fabric cut with a decorative rotary cutter or scissors and fused in place. slowly stitch the metal in place using a long stitch length and heavyweight cotton thread. using a size-14 topstitching needle on a home sewing machine. or charms. bend at the notches to shape the roofline to match the top of the house. i fused bits of fabric to decorate each with little Christmas motifs. fold the metal along the scored lines. lightly draw the number with pencil d ecorate embellish your houses any way you like. or numbers cut from fabric and then fused in place. on the fabric window and then ink or paint it in. personalize it to make your own little holiday neighborhood. 6. to number the doors and windows i drew on numbers of my own design with a black permanent marker. Cut a notch at the center point (3 5⁄8") on the other side of the scored line. Cut 1 long edge with decorative scissors and clip a triangle shape out at the halfway mark (3 5⁄8" from the ends). glue on buttons. Cut a 7 1⁄4" x 3⁄4" strip of lightweight craft metal. and add bits of trim with a glue gun. score the metal with the stylus. use this needle only on metal from now on. c o m 1 1 ©interweave press llc . to see more of judy's work. hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . You could also use a textile marker. 8. n umBering tHe windowS i would suggest taking a blank paper house pattern and filling in the windows and doors with numbers to decide how you want your numbering to go.blogspot. You could paint. emboss a simple design along the decorative edge with a ball stylus.com. running the stylus along the edge of a ruler 3⁄8" from the straight edge on the back side and again 1 ⁄4" from the straight edge. As an alternative. try out the size and placement of the numbers on the pattern pieces left over from the paper house pattern.
) templates backed with fusible web add to the fun. c o m 12 ©interweave press llc . By k athy M aCk AdApted from Quilting Arts gifts HolidAy 2008/2009 C olorful holiday fabrics and easy construction combine to make this festive table runner for holiday entertaining. snowflake • 1 FQ solid red (B) • 1 FQ lime green dot print (c) • 1 FQ red-and-white novelty print (D) • 1 FQ solid lime (e) • 1 FQ white-on-white print (F) • 1 FQ red-and-pink novelty print (G) • solid pink scraps for snowflakes • Fusible web • Backing and quilt batting. have fun playing in the snow! • embroidery thread • 1⁄2 yard red-and-white striped fabric for binding hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s .handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s snow Play table runner m at e r i a l s (to make a 13" × 40" table runner) • 1 fat quarter (FQ) lime green novelty print (a). 17" × 44" (Dimensions are 4" wider and longer than finished size of table runner. a fat quarter measures approximately 18" × 20". red-and-white striped binding fabric cut on the bias creates a candy cane finish.
add additional interest by hand embroidering around A Cut 5 ⁄ " x 13" 2 1 B Cut 8" x 13" C Cut 3" x 13" 1 D Cut 10 ⁄ " x 13" 2 1 E Cut 5 ⁄ " x 13" 2 F Cut 3" x 13" G Cut 8" x 13" hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . Cut out the snowflakes. iron the fusible web to the back of the leftover solid fabrics. secure the snowflakes by the next page to make large and stitching close to the edge of each shape. stitched each shape to make the snowflakes more prominent. press the seam allowances open. Cut strips from the fat quarters using the dimensions provided in the diagram below. 8. save leftover solid fabrics for making snowflakes. arrange 7. lay the strips on a worktable small patterns of each shape. and top to create your quilt sandwich. batting. D. using your favorite method. b and e were stitched with uneven. closely spaced straight lines. for a. 3. 4. layer in alphabetical order. 6. 2. and C and f were stitched with evenly spaced straight lines finished with a wide zigzag pattern. i first echo them in a random pattern on top of the pieced strips. trace the patterns onto fusible web. i used a silver metallic thread around the stars to make them shine and then chose an alternating stitch pattern for each strip. sew them together using a ¼" seam allowance. i used free-motion work inspired by swirling snow. 5.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s directionS 1. c o m 13 ©interweave press llc . and fuse them to the table runner. machine quilt. and g. use the snowflake templates on and baste the backing. Cut directional prints lengthwise across the fabric.
hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . For small snowflakes. enlarge 200 percent. c o m 14 ©interweave press llc . and through the remaining snowflakes with bright thread. i cut my striped fabric on the bias to look like a candy cane. 9.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s For large snowflakes. Interweave Press LLC grants permission to photocopy this pattern for personal use. to see more of kathy's work. enlarge 140 percent. visit pinkchalkstudio.com. bind the table runner as desired.
with your iron. rickrack. make sure to use a teflon sheet or parchment paper to protect your iron from the fusible web. Cut your fabrics into (roughly) 2" squares (approximately 81 squares). they can serve double duty as ornaments on your tree. fuse your fusible P okey B olton i web to one side of the batting. or trim for tying. 2.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s AdApted from Quilting Arts gifts HolidAy 2008/2009 m at e r i a l s (to make 10 candy canes) • Holiday-themed fabrics. when you’ve finished hosting a fine holiday repast. hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts on your work surface. these candy cane napkin holders will do the trick. roughly 2" each.) • 18" × 18" sheet of low-loft batting or white craft felt • 18" × 18" piece of Mistyfuse™ or other fusible web • iron • teflon® craft sheet or a piece of parchment paper to protect your iron • sewing machine and black machine quilting thread • Decorative ribbon. they are very easy to make and. 18" per candy cane • Hand needle and thread • Fabric scissors • Marking pen or pencil • straight pins Optional • Needle-felting machine if you want to give your candy canes a more distressed and vintage appearance sHort & sweet Candy Cane Napkin Holders By directionS 1. c o m 15 ©interweave press llc . and place them on top of the batting. lay your batting fusible-side up f you want a low-calorie way to sweeten up your table setting for the holidays. arrange the fabrics so that Q u i lt i n g a r t s . 6–8 fat quarters or large scraps (You will need enough fabric to create 81 squares.
6. pokey bolton is editor-in-Chief of Quilting arts Magazine® and she can be contacted at pbolton@interweave. Quilting Arts and international Quilt festival capture the energy. when the entire piece of Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® Interweave Press LLC grants permission to photocopy this pattern for personal use. 9. take this sheet of batting-backed patchwork to your sewing machine and. zigzag stitch around the perimeter of every fabric square.com. you need to trace the candy cane 10 times one way. trace and cut out the candy cane pattern provided here and. iron the fabrics in place.handmade Quilts With contrasting colors and patterns juxtapose each other. with a marking pen. and so much more! interweavestore. Cut out the candy canes along the on the occasion of international Quilt festival’s 35th anniversary. to add the tie. c o m 16 ©interweave press llc . and stories about attending Festival around the perimeter of each candy cane. decorative trim. and community of today’s quilt scene with a fresh. trace the pattern onto the top of the fabric. fold your ribbon. decide which side will be the back of the candy cane and make a small mark approximately 11⁄2" down from the top and centered on the long side of each candy cane. • Expert machine-quilting tips and techniques • Unique studio organization ideas • Who’s Who on the Quilt Scene • Tips. pin each set together so they stay aligned for sewing. and trace 10 times the other way so that the fronts and backs will match up. 7. with a hand needle and thread. ideas. 5. beauty. inside • Stitched projects to make now or rickrack in half to locate the midpoint. 8. 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s batting is covered with the fabric squares. you’ll find • Award-winning quilts from the International Quilt Festival 148 pag packed with es! traced lines and pair up the fronts and backs. take this sheet of fabric-covered batting to your needle-felting machine and needle felt all over. at this stage. using black thread. be sure to stitch securely as the tie will get a lot of use. if you choose to needle felt for a more vintage appearance. Zigzag stitch with black thread simply straight stitch your trim in place. 4. and place it on top of your pen mark for each cane. 3. note: To get fronts and backs.com 866-949-1646 Order today at hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . new quilt magazine. when needle felted. flip the pattern over. the fabrics will fray and look rather weathered.
Quilting Arts easy wine Bottle handmade Quilts With MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s AdApted from Quilting Arts gifts HolidAy 2008/2009 gift bag H these bags are a simple and inexpensive way to wrap a wine bottle and can serve as a table decoration for future dinners as well. c o m 17 ©interweave press llc . m at e r i a l s (to make 1 wine bottle bag) • 1 fat quarter or 1⁄2 yard of 2 fabrics.) • Fabric scraps for dove and reindeer • Fusible web (such as WonderUnder®) • stabilizer. your recipients can choose which side they By e lin W aterston oliday time is often party time—family and neighborhood dinner parties abound. side a and side B (i’ve used batiks here. i can still feel like i’m making a personal contribution to the festivities. if you like. since i’m the worst cook ever. i prefer not to take a homemade food item. you can’t show up to a dinner party empty-handed. you can also suggest to your hosts that you’d be happy to have them re-gift the bags the next time they’re the guests at a dinner party. by presenting my hosts with a bottle of wine in a homemade gift bag. such as totally stable™ or Heat away™ • sewing machine with darning/ free-motion foot • coordinating thread • rotary cutter and mat • ruler • scissors • iron and ironing surface • Hand-sewing needle hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . since they’re reversible. and of course. but use your fabric of choice. however. prefer to display.
5. 8. using a darning foot and with the feed dogs lowered. bottom corners on both side a and side b fabrics. one each out of your 2 bag fabrics. leave an opening about 21⁄2" long and stitch the remaining side edge.) 3. miter the corners by pulling out directionS 1. unfold the fabric and place stabilizer under the appliqué dove. or your own hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . turn the corner. trace the dove and reindeer fabric wrong sides together (vertically). on the back side of the fabric. 10. perpendicular to the seam line. repeat steps 14–16 for both bottom edge of the rectangle and fuse in place. measure and mark 1" from the height of the wine bottle. fold the rectangle of the side a point of the corner. machine stitch down the side.) 12. 13. 9. machine stitch down the side to about 5" from the bottom edge and backstitch to anchor the stitches. and stitch across this line. and stitch across the bottom edge. (see next step for side b stitching instructions. and stitch across the bottom. fold the rectangle with right sides together (vertically).) 17. 4. turn the corner. fuse the appliqué elements onto the the sides of the bag at one bottom corner and folding so that the bottom seam lines up with the side seam (or side fold line). using a rotary cutter.handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s 7. 16. Center the dove 4"–5" from the corner. 6. with a 1⁄4" seam allowance. note: Be sure to do this with the fabric folded for proper placement. (See photos a and b. measure the circumference and original designs. for the folded side b fabric. cut a rectangle 11" × 14" for a bottle that is 10" around and 12" high. 11. appliqué elements. free-motion stitch the dove in place and remove the stabilizer. using a 1⁄4" seam allowance. 14. mark a line across the folded rectangle 1" wider and 2" taller than your wine bottle. c o m 18 ©interweave press llc . cut a appropriate fabric and cut them out. 2. 15. onto the paper side of fusible web. repeat steps 5–9 with the side b fabric and reindeer appliqué. (for example.
place the wine bottle inside the c bag and fold over the top edge to form a cuff. Interweave Press LLC grants permission to photocopy this pattern for personal use. embroider. visit elinwaterston. 20. paint.handmade Quilts With 18. • wrap a cord or ribbon around the top of the bag (under the cuff). hand stitch the side b side seam b closed. lining up the seam lines and the top edges of both bags. more deSign ideaS • personalize your bags by appliquéing the names or initials of the recipient. Carefully pull side a through the opening in the side b seam until both sides are right-side out. pin and stitch the top edge closed. hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . (See photos c and d.com. d • instead of appliquéing. 22.) 21. turn the side a bag right-side out Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s and slide it inside the side b bag (so the right sides are together). to see more of elin's work. or print a design on the fabric. c o m 19 ©interweave press llc . A with a 1⁄4" seam allowance. 19. slide one side inside the other and press the top seam. 23.
• Hand-sewing needle • scissors • small pliers • iron • sewing machine By side of the 3" x 3" piece of fabric. iron the interfacing to the reverse • 30" narrow cording • Decorative quilting thread • all-purpose thread to match felt • clear-drying. 9" x 11" • Wool-rayon blend felt for lining. stitch the size e seed beads around following the designs of the batik across the surface and then stitching close to the edges all the way around. 2. 3" x 3" directionS 1. 1 ⁄2" x 1 ⁄2" • 11⁄8" no-tools-required half ball 1 1 cover button • Double-stick tape • 13 size e seed beads • Nylon beading thread to match beads lining with their right sides facing. c o m 20 ©interweave press llc . l aura W est k ong together the sides of the button hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . Cut out a 2"-diameter circle from this interfaced fabric using the pattern from the button package. all-purpose adhesive (bonds metal and fabric) through the opening. turn the wrap right-side out shank and pull it off. fold in the 1 ⁄2" seam allowance of the opening and press. 9" x 11" • cotton batik fabric for button. then slip stitch the opening shut with matching all-purpose thread. 3.Quilting Arts QuiCk Quilted handmade Quilts With MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s AdApted from Quilting Arts gifts HolidAy 2008/2009 s jewelry wrap m at e r i a l s Finished size: 8" x 10" tash a special treasure inside this quilted jewelry wrap for traveling or gift giving. 4. • cotton batik fabric for front of wrap. secure the cotton batting to the top of the button with double-stick tape. trim the batting so it is even with the button’s edge. free motion quilt the wrap. then snap the button backplate into the beaded button top. 3" x 3" • Lightweight woven fusible interfacing. use small pliers to squeeze the edge of the button fabric with matching nylon beading thread. sew around the edges with a 1⁄2" seam allowance. 5. follow the package directions to stretch the interfaced fabric over the button top. starting and ending with a backstitch and leaving a 5" opening for turning. layer the front wrap fabric and • cotton batting. 6.
lay the wrap with the cotton side facing up and the 8" sides at the top and bottom. use all-purpose adhesive to attach the embellished button to the wrap on top of the stitched part of the cording. then the bottom. whipstitch the cording to the wrap with all-purpose thread. and finally the top. leave 10" of cording above the stitching and 20" below. 8. hanDmaDe quilts with quilting arts: 6 free sewing patterns for beautiful hanDmaDe gifts Q u i lt i n g a r t s . 9. fold in the sides.com. let the adhesive dry. to use. apply adhesive sparingly onto the tips of the cording to prevent fraying. the long end of the cording should be facing down (toward the bottom edge of the wrap) and the short end facing up. c o m 21 ©interweave press llc .handmade Quilts With Quilting Arts MAGAZINE® 6 s e W i n g pat t e r n s 7. bring the long piece of cording up and around the back of the wrap and tie the ends together in a bow underneath the button. trim the ends of the cording to make a clean cut. to see more of laura's work. 10. leaving 1⁄2" of fabric between the button and the top edge of the wrap. place the jewelry in the center of the felt side of the wrap. centering it 1" from the top edge. visit laurawestkong.
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