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Holiday Quilts Roundup

The countdown is on...

10 days until Halloween

37 days until Thanksgiving (38 days until Black Friday!)

65 days until Christmas

Between gift shopping, food prepping, fighting crowds at the mall, and the all around holiday mayhem, well, life can become overwhelming. Don't let your quilting take a back seat! The holidays are meant to celebrate family, thankfulness and memories with loved ones. I say, use all of this as inspiration for more quilting!

I know what you are thinking: "But QCA Rachel, what about decorating my house, keeping it clean for guests, buying gifts for everyone, and the holiday cooking?! What is a quilter to do?"

My quilting buddies, I have come to your rescue. You may as well start calling me Superwoman Rachel!

 

Halloween is just a short 10 days away. This isn't much time to throw a large project together. It is enough time for a quick and easy quilt project, though.

A Halloween Door Banner

A quick applique project that will welcome kids on trick or treat night. It's a cute decoration to place next to some carved pumpkins.

Legs Celebrate!

Simply sew up the legs and shoes and stuff with batting. You're done! Use the shoes with bells for Christmas and the cute witch's shoes for Halloween.

 

On to Thanksgiving. When I think of Thanksgiving, I picture a beautiful table setting with picture perfect food lining the table. Impress your guests with homemade table decorations.

Fall Table Runner and Placemat

Spruce up your table with a simple table runner. Don't forget a placemat for each setting or to set warm mashed potatoes and pumpkin pies on!

Holiday Borders

Take any quilt, and turn it into a holiday quilt with some seasonal fabric and a holiday border. How?

1. Find your current quilt pattern obsession. Mine is Twinkling Stars.

2. Find seasonal fabric. This could be fall colors of deep reds, oranges and brown.

3. Add a seasonal border by following along with Mark Lipinski in this quilt tutorial.

In addition to Halloween borders, Mark will show you how to strip piece a leaf border for a Thanksgiving-themed quilt and to assemble 9 patch leaf blocks for a border on a Thanksgiving quilt.

 

As for Christmas, check out my previous blog post for a roundup of great gifts for quilters and non-quilters!

All my best,

QCA Rachel


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