Jane LaFazio of Plain Jane Studio’s Janeville Blog is taking part in the “ArtSpark Winter Tutorial Blog Hop.” Her Sketch and Stitch Gift Bag Tutorial features drawing, stamping, painting and embroidery on fabric bags, and the results are really special. There are several other stops on this fun blog hop, but Jane’s striking gift bags are bound to resonate with quilters everywhere.
In the vein of a large mug rug or small placemat, Helen Ernst at Till We Quilt Again has shared instructions for making great maple leaf mats using lots of colorful fabric scraps. Her design is lovely, and I suspect it would translate to other leave shapes as well.
Caity over at Thomas Haus blog has come up with a quick-to-make decorated pillowcase idea. What a great gift idea! And I can’t help but think that this quick method would be a nice way to make up matching pillowcases to got with a gift quilt as well.
I absolutely love this Cathedral Window Ornament made by Crafter Without a Cat. While she posted this last year, she has also posted a version using snowman fabric. Check out her keyword tag list, she has over 40 ornament posts. I hope none of my family and friends are reading this, I think I have found my ornament inspiration for this year. Hey, I do not have a cat, either!
Check out Tracy Rampling’s Disappearing Nine Patch table runner tutorial at The Peony Teacup. This could be a great scrap project, and would be very festive in holiday fabrics.
Over at Crafty Gemini I found two delightful small projects. One is for Quilted Grab and Go Potholders. These would be great gifts for almost anyone you know who owns a kitchen! I can imagine them made in stripes and plaids for the guys in my life who love to gook.
A previously posted tutorial at Crafty Gemini features a video on how to make some lovely small cosmetic bags, complete with zippers. Vanessa calls them Quilted Zipper Wristlet Bags, and her tutorial videos are fun to watch.
Michele Made Me featured a delightful small gift box made of quilted fabric, and totally reversible and reusable! The tutorial is nice, and could easily be adapted to create boxes in other sizes.
The last stop for today brings us back here to The Curious Quilter, to revisit my Remembrance Heart Ornament. The tutorial features a gem made from the tattered remnants of a vintage quilt, but new fabrics would work as well.
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