The Christmas countdown has begun! This week we'll be sharing five holiday-themed tutorials to add to that festive feeling.
Today Debby Kratovil is here playing with the Mistletoe collection. Wait until you see what she does with this adorable panel! You'll never buy Christmas cards again. Enjoy her tutorial (don't miss the link to make a cute child's vest as a bonus!) and then head over to her blog to enter to win a holiday fabric bundle.
Here's Debby!I love fabric panels. They capture so much within a large expanse of material, but when I received the Mistletoe collection I realized I couldn't do anything other than make another quilt. Or could I? I really didn't want to make one more quilt to add to the zillions I have here. Hmmmmm. I put my thinking cap on and the wheels were spinning. First, let me show you the group of fabrics I was given - don't you just love that stripe?!
|Mistletoe Fabrics by Benartex|
|The 24" x 42" panel that said "ONLY A QUILT" to me|
|I sliced the top and bottom from the large panel|
|Small panels, finishing strips, card stock|
|Oh, we're so happy! We're going to make a little girl happy!|
|Add a little batting and we are ready to go!|
My almost 3 year old granddaughter loves to draw and color. She will enjoy having some Christmas scenes on one side and a blank slate on the other. Maybe she can use these for her own holiday cards for her pre-school teachers or Sunday School teacher.
But, first I must add some double sided tape to keep the layers from shifting. Yes, I will be sewing these layers on using my sewing machine!
|Double sided tape keeps the batting from shifting|
|Stitched and trimmed|
|7 happy scenes on postcard sizes (about 5" x 7" cardstock)|
|One fat quarter with large motifs|
|Placement of vest front|
Let's see the vest:
|Front vest; green inside back lining and cream inside front lining|
|Back of vest|
You can see the steps for making the vest here: Firefighters Rock. Make sure you look at the steps because it results in having NO raw edges showing and is a very creative approach to how the seams are worked. I love this technique!
Find the pattern here: Kids' Vest
For a chance to win a bundle of one of our holiday collections, head over to Debby's blog.
Make sure to catch all of the tutorials on our Deck The Halls Blog Hop!
Tuesday 12/6: Paula Nadelstern
Friday 12/9: Benartex blog design team
p.s. Looking for more holiday inspiration? Click here to check out the tutorials featured in our Christmas in July blog hop.