9 Holiday Quilting Projects to Deck the Halls!
The holiday season is upon us! This exciting time is full of projects and gift making. That’s why National Quilters Circle put together a list of 9 projects that will help decorate your tree or fill your family’s stockings. This season, we wanted to gather other quilters in the amazing online community and share their awesome projects with you.
Quilting Before Sewing Projects
Zj Humbach presents several fun and easy projects where you quilt before you sew. See many examples of finished projects that were created using this technique. Learn how to make placemats or bags using these helpful tips. Try making one of these projects and see how quick and easy it truly is.
How to Make Fabric Beads Using Lutradur
Heather Thomas teaches you how to make free lace fabric beads for your next quilting project using lutradur. The melted fabric can add a unique textural component to your piece. All you’ll need for this little technique are a dowel rod, lutradur, stitching, and a heat gun.
Halloween Themed Face Masks and Treat Bags
Just because we're keeping safe, doesn't mean we can't get spooky! Make your face masks more fun with these Halloween themed face mask patterns! We’ve also got matching treat bags in varying patterns, you're sure to find one right for you or your kids. Patterns include: mummies, black cat, Frankenstein, pumpkins, and more!
Miniature quilts can be fun projects to make if you are wanting to make a quilt but don’t have the need or space for a large one. Mini quilts also use much less fabric and can allow you to use up some of the smaller scraps of fabric you may have been saving. Learn how to make a miniature quilt and get some inspiration from ones she has made in the past with Toby Lischko.
Using Scraps of Quilt Fabric to Make Fabulous Fabric Necklaces
Get ready to stretch your creative juices with Rita Lynn! In this video, Rita shares a fabulous and fun project idea for utilizing all of those small scraps of quilt fabric and materials lying around the sewing room and turn them in to wearable fabric necklaces! Follow along with Rita as she shares her step-by-step instructions and offers creative ideas for incorporating pretty floral designs into your necklace creations.
How to Assemble a Quilt Sandwich
Assembling a quilt sandwich is an important part of finishing a quilt. Once a quilt top has been pieced, this is the step of the process that needs to happen before it can be quilted. ZJ Humbach walks you through this process and explains how a quilt sandwich is made.
Quilt an Easy Stylish Fabric Beaded Pendant | National Quilters Circle
Learn how to quilt a quick and easy beaded pendant necklace to create a one-of-a-kind piece of quilted, statement jewelry.
How to Make a Tote Bag Using Charm Pack Fabrics
It’s important to remember that this method will be different for each and every one of you. Some people cannot get away from a very organized, balanced look, while others thrive on the random. In the video, you learn how to make an assembly line as you sew to complete the front and back of the bag.
Quick and Easy T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial | National Quilters Circle
If you have a pile of clothing and T-shirts that have special meaning but don’t really know what to do with them, a T-shirt quilt may be the perfect solution. Not only will you get to revisit some old favorites as you work, but the finished quilt will have both sentimental and practical value. Tips… Read more »
Sew a Travel Game Board
Ashley Hough shows you how to make your own board game board that can be used for checkers, chess or any other game that requires a similar board. For this fun project, you will only need small amounts of cotton fabric, a zipper of any length 11” or less, and then either the pieces you need for your game or lots of large buttons. Ashley shows how to begin making the game board by starting with strips of contrasting fabric. While this project can be made from any color of fabric you want...
Wrist Pin Cushion
Making a wrist pin cushion requires only a small amount of cotton or your other favorite woven fabric, some stuffing to give the pin cushion some shape, something stiff to add to the back of the pincushion and a closure method. Nicki begins by showing the basic shapes that you need to cut from your fabric in order to make the pincushion — two small squares and two long strips that go around your wrist with a couple inches of overlap.
Homemade scrunchies only require rectangles of fabric and some elastic to make. Nicki talks about some of the different kinds of fabric you can use for your scrunchie, depending on how stiff or relaxed you want it to be as well as how much you want the fabric to gather. She also talks about how much fabric you will need, meaning the size of rectangle you will need to cut and how you can easily change up the size of the rectangle to change up the look of the homemade scrunchie.
How to Make a Needle Book
Laura Roberts shows you how to make a simple needle book out of wool. Learn how embroider it, add an index, and finish it with a button to keep it closed. Some of the materials you will need are five pieces of felted wool (5 x 6), snaps, handmade paper, and fusible web.
How to Sew a Bowl Cozy
The first step in making a bowl cozy is gathering your supplies. The finished size of cozy you wish to make determines the starting size of fabric square you begin with. Ashley explains that you can start with a square of fabric around 12”-13” to make a medium sized bowl cozy. For this project you will need two squares of fabric, one for the outside of the cozy and one for the lining. You will also need a square of batting the same size as your fabric. This project is one where you can…
Sew Your Own Summer Tank Top
Learning how to make a pattern from a shirt that you already like the fit of is a great way to get a pattern that you know will be the right size. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to draft a tank top pattern by tracing a tank top onto pattern paper.