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Here's an adorable Christmas Elf project from WeAllSew.com that you can make in time for the holidays. This little fellow was designed by Jessica Abbott the creative force behind the Sewing Rabbit. Author of the Me Sew Crazy Blog, founder of SewSet.com, host of the GNO Blogger Get Together dinners, and creator of Five and Ten Designs.  She's so busy, she must have a bunch of these little guys helping her out.

 

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Just in time for the hectic Holidays.  Add a bit of rustic charm to your home's surroundings with these quick and easy fabric stars.  Use them as coasters, on wreaths, or as a special touch on gift packages.
 
We found these charming two fabric stars we think you are going to love making.Go to tutorial
 
 
 
 

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Penelope Rogers created this quilt using boutis & trapunto. Click on the partial picture to go to the zoom quilt for the closeup view. Then click on the YouTube to see Sherry Rogers-Harrison show how boutis is done.

 

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Julie Cefalu, your BOM specialist, has created an adorable little Mug Rug Crumb Catcher project at The Crafty Quilter that would make a great holiday gift.

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Getting ready to create some special gifts for the holidays?  Here's a cute, and useful, gift idea from Lori at Sew French.

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Are you going to the Houston Quilt Festival?  Last week we shared a project for keeping that all essential camera close.  But, do you have a place to put your nametag and all of the other little bits you collect while walking the show?  Why not make your own quilt show essential bag we found at The Seasoned Homemaker. Wear it around your neck so your hands are free to do lots of fabric fondling.

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Heading off to Houston for the quilt show soon?  Do you have a creative strap for that camera?  This week's quick project from We All Sew is an adjustable camera strap that is much gentler on your neck AND it's much more attractive.

Using a variety of fun fabrics from your stash, you can whip this up just in time to hit the show floor.

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Come visit the TQS booth (1016), 'cause we have lots of quilt artists stopping by. 
It's the perfect opportunity to grab a selfie with your favorite star quilter.

Don't forget the Meet-n-Greet at 1:00 pm daily! Meet old friends and make new friends.

 

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Nina McVeigh, one of  BERNINA's Educational  Video instructors, has created a pattern for two scissors cases.  These simple cases give you the opportunity to use the "Mock Quilting Stitch" and the Binder attachment on your BERNINA.

 

Of course, you can still do it by hand!
 

 

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With the holiday gifting season right around the corner we thought we would give you a head start.  Over the next few weeks, we will share with you a variety of creative gift ideas that are fun, easy to make and unique. 

Coasters are always a welcome gift, but why not make them even more outstanding than the commercially produced available almost everywhere.  We loved this idea (An Oregon Cottage) of using pages from favorite books or sheets of music.  We thought it might be fun to take the idea a bit further to show a love of quilting:

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  • Print pages using detailed images of your quilted work
  • Print pages from favorite quilt pattern directions
  • Print pages of quilt designs or interesting patterns from your vacations

For the basic directions on making your own decoupaged coasters click here.

 

 

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Here's another cute project from Anneliese, creator of Wee Muses Sewing Patterns and the blog Aesthetic Nest, and WeAllSew.com.  Here she created an adorable school bus applique to embellish a basic t-shirt or dress.

 


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