Crafty Christmas Decorating


The holidays are just around the corner, and we have crafty Christmas decorating ideas for quilters and makers alike.

Use broderie perse for embellishment.

crafty Christmas decorating
Gather your most personality-filled fabric and use broderie perse to make that fabric work for you! Cut out images from fabric and applique a collage to a tree skirt, place mats, ornaments, toppers, and more. Click Here for a tutorial on Broderie Perse.

Turn 5″ squares into Prairie Point Trees.

Learn how to turn 5″ squares, a foam foundation, and pins into this charming tree! Click Here to see the tutorial.

Repeat a motif for striking uniformity.

The holidays can be hectic, and using a repeating design element can create a calming effect in your home. Lara Buccella’s Pomegranate & Berry table topper is fun to make and a great use of a repeating motif. Using her crafted applique method, create fun, repositionable applique pieces! Click Here for the tutorial and pattern.

Bring the season into all the rooms with pillows and place mats.

With three patterns to choose from, there’s a pillow and placemat perfect for any spot in the house. Wow your guests with your coordination as they admire the place mats at dinner, the living room pillows, and the bed pillows! Click here for the patterns.

Use sashiko on special coverings.

Sashiko is a beautiful, traditional form of repeating embroidery patterns. Make any table covering, mantle runner, or mat special with some beautiful sashiko stitching. Click here to get inspired.

AQS Member extra! Turn the 30 Days of Snowflakes into paper crafts.

crafty Christmas decorating
Print the snowflakes at a smaller size (use the custom scale in your printer settings) on a heavy cardstock. Use an embroidery needle and contrasting color of embroidery floss to sew through the paper. Use beads or sequins for the larger elements. Trim out around the stitching, but leave enough paper to punch a hole for hanging the snowflake. Members click here to access the 30 Days of Snowflakes.  Non-members click here for a free snowflake pattern.

Show off your progress, connect with other quilters, get ideas, motivation and more!

Join us in the AQS Project Parade Facebook Group, piece along with us, and show off your crafty Christmas decorating!

Members get even more…

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Find quilt along series like Forever & A Day, 30 Days of Birds and more.

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