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Planning for the Holidays

by Joanne Hillestad on 10/15/19


The first snow of the year has already fallen here in Minnesota.  With the change in temperature, I start getting excited to dive into holiday projects!  Some projects will be gifts, others will brighten my home.  
Either way, the cooler weather gets me in the mood to sew... 

This year, we have something fun to help you find the perfect holiday projects!
Not everything will be holiday themed.  
But they will all be fun projects you will love to make!

Fat Quarter Gypsy and 3 other pattern lines will be teaming up to bring you an Instagram event over the next few weeks.  
Pop Over to the Gift Guide webpage to see the schedule of events.

Your hosts for the event are:
Fat Quarter Gypsy
Swirly Girls Design
Seams Like A Dream
Poorhouse Quilt Designs

Make sure to visit each blog to see the fun projects they are chatting about!
Lacy Poinsettia
The first project for today is a gorgeous lacy wreath or table runner.

You can make this wreath table topper with any variety of cotton fabrics.  The shapes are appliqued to a circle of felt.  Once all the shapes are top-stitched in place, trim the extra felt away to give your wreath a lacy look.  It looks a lot harder than it actually is!

The pattern contains 3 sizes:
18" round - leave the center empty to form a wreath, 
or fill the whole circle for a cute table centerpiece! 

18" x 36" or 18" x 54" with lattice

There are a variety of lacy runner patterns for you to choose from.  Enjoy!

Next up is a fun gift you could make for any number of people... or maybe yourself!

Wire-Framed Potluck Totes
The one below is the Bread Tray size (6.5" x 14").  It is perfect for holding bread, cookies... or... notions next to your machine!  I've also heard of people making this size to use as an organizer in the bathroom.  It fits perfectly on the back of the commode.  
The possibilities are endless!

There are also 2 additional sizes in the pattern:
Casserole (holds a 9" x 13" casserole pan)
or the Side Dish (holds a 9" x 9" cake pan).

Whichever size you choose, your friends and family will love it!


Did you see our gift guide in the November 2019 issue of AQS Magazine?

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