Tuesday, December 8, 2015

15 Things to Make for Christmas

Happy Tuesday! Today I thought it would be a lot of fun to do a project round-up post of things you can still start and finish up in time for Christmas. Although these are things I've made before, I'm going to be re-making some of these for gifts in the next week or so!

 I've provided links to the tutorials and patterns for each of these projects...many of them are free, too! And...there are actually 17 ideas in this post now since I've added a couple of new ones.

 First up are these cute as a button Log Cabin potholders. Make them in Christmas fabrics or in every day fabrics! Find the free tutorial here!

 Next is a Scrappy Nine Patch Table Runner which also has a free tutorial! Find it here. You can also buy the PDF pattern here.

 Christmas pillowcases are another favorite gift. Make them in Christmas cottons or cozy Christmas flannel. My favorite tutorial is the roll-up method from American Patchwork & Quilting. Get the PDF from American Patchwork & Quilting here.

Christmas stockings are another favorite gift idea. As I mentioned yesterday, I love the Cluck Cluck Sew Lined Stocking Tutorial, and I also love the Fig Tree mini stocking pattern.

Next up is a scrappy patchwork bag...in Christmas fabrics...what could be better? I have a PDF pattern for this in my Craftsy shop along with a free tutorial here.

Two years ago I was gifted one of these beautiful Christmas ornaments by the pattern designer, and last year I couldn't stop making them! Find the Christmas Candy Ornaments pattern by Bonnie of Cotton Way here.

Another fun ornament pattern is my Log Cabin Patchwork Ornament. This is a free tutorial you can find here!

Barb & Mary of Me & My Sister created the cutest Makin' it Cute templates which are perfect for ornament making. (Although I'm sharing two different ornament styles, hearts, and mittens...I'm counting this as one thing to make).

You can find my free tutorial to make the heart ornaments here. Find the Heart's Delight templates here, and find the Smitten for Mittens templates here.

Next up is my Candy Box Table Topper pattern. You can find the PDF for this here.

How about a fast and fun fat quarter friendly quilt? Simple strip piecing helps this quilt go together quickly! Find the pattern for the Sugar Cookies quilt here  (PDF) and here (paper).

Next up...more simple Christmas pot holders. You can get my PDF pattern for these here.

My scrappy patchwork Christmas Tree pillow is a free tutorial on the blog...find the tutorial here.

A few years back I made quite a few of these darling Retro Mama house ornaments (I think I made about 9)! They were a lot of fun...and I keep thinking I'll make them again one of these days! Find the free tutorial here!

How about a Dresden Christmas pillow? Use your favorite method, or use my Dresden pillow pattern in my first book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home.

My Scrappy Trip Around the World Christmas quilt is one of my favorites. Find the free tutorial to make this quilt here.

Make this super simple Christmas table runner from left over strips in your stash. Find my free tutorial here.

If you still have Christmas sewing to do, I hope you can use one or more of these ideas! You can also visit my Tutorials page for a few more free ideas (the charm pack place mats and jelly roll place mats would be fun in Christmas fabrics--I only shared projects in this post that I had already made up in Christmas fabrics).

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hildy said...

Love all the pretty things and there're a few really great ideas ... now all I need is more time;-)

Angie said...

So sweet of you to take your time to post these tutorial links for us, Sherri.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Sherri, you are a doll
Thank you for the inspiration
I love all of the projects.
Thank you so much for sharing with us
So many of us want to make something special and we are just at a loss at making the perfect choice, thanks bunches

Trisch said...

Thanks for the great ideas for Christmas gift giving! I especially love the Dresden pillow! Beautiful!!!

Michele said...

Great ideas! Thank you!

Helen L said...

Great ideas: I've done the pillowcases for my SIL's family for a few years now: she says she likes them! :-) And I tried the gift bag but got stumped on the drawstring and how to get it through the fabric, but seeing yours I've got it answered now: Thanks!! Hugs, H

Sally said...

Great ideas and beautiful work. Thank you for sharing. Sally

Bee60sue said...

Great ideas!
I am finishing my projects from Honespun and Holly,
I HAD to add more sequence!

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