Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree Pattern and Tutorial

Making Christmas Tree quilt blocks is a fun and simply way to add cheer to your home. You can turn these blocks into a simple mug rug (perfect for gifts), create a festive table runner or even make a bunch for your very own Christmas Quilt! How ever many you decide to make, I’m sure we can all agree that these blocks are timeless and fun! Be sure to check out the
video tutorial at the bottom of this article!

MATERIALS LIST

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

Oh Christmas Tree - I love using the Add-A-Quarter Ruler when Foundation Paper Piecing!

Prelude to piecing

To make the Christmas tree foundation paper pieced block, you’ll print your patterns on copy  paper. Take a look at the one inch mark and measure it with your ruler. I really like to transfer my copies onto foundation paper. I like the Perfect Piecing paper. It is really  transparent and rips out easily. I also like using the Add a quarter ruler. It has a nice quarter  inch which makes foundation paper piecing really easy using this ruler.

Oh Christmas Tree Pattern - Using a Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox and cutting mat is a perfect way to make quick work of all your FPP patterns!

Starting the Christmas Tree Block

Each of these blocks have seven pieces and we’re going to start in numerical order. Piece  number one is the tree trunk and piece number two is the background. To start the block you’re  going to have the right side of your fabric be right against the backside of your foundation  paper piece pattern. And then you’re going to put block number two fabric (right sides together  with fabric number one), directly behind fabric number one. Sew the line between number one  and number two.

Now, fold that pattern paper piece back and use our add a quarter ruler. This little lip helps  hold it against that folded edge and gives you a one quarter inch seam allowance. Cut off the  excess fabric and then the seam roller to press out that seam.

Oh Christmas Tree Pattern - Using a Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox and cutting mat is a perfect way to make quick work of all your FPP patterns!

Just keep sewing

Next we’re going to work through the remaining pieces. 

You’ll line it up to make sure you have at least a quarter of an inch past the line. And make sure  that you have enough fabric all around the edges also. 

We’re going to fold that back and trim away the excess and we’ll use our seam roller and press that back. And piece number four is done just like  piece number three.  

Using the Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox comes in really handy for things like this. You can see all  the pieces behind you, even when there’s multiple layers. 

Pieces five, six and seven are larger and you might find it helpful to test the fabric placement,  before sewing. To do this, simply use sewing pins in lieu of stitches. Test the placement, make  adjustments if necessary and proceed with sewing.

Oh Christmas Tree Pattern - Since I used Perfect Piecing Foundation Paper - tearing away the pattern is easy!

Finishing the block

Now all that’s left is to trim away the excess fabric around the perimeter of the block. Now  you’re not going to want to trim right on the exterior line. You’ll give yourself a one quarter inch  outside of the line. I’m using the Add a quarter ruler for that I can see the lip of the one quarter  inch mark. 

Now all that’s left is to rip out the paper because the stitch length was 1.5″. It really makes a nice perforation on the paper. And this  paper is the perfect piecing paper because it’s a lot thinner than regular paper.  As a bonus – Perfect Paper is super easy to rip out!  

This was a super easy and quick foundation paper piece block. Be sure to get a copy of the  pattern and start making your own Christmas Trees today! 

Happy Stitches, 

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15+ Fabulous Patterns for Fall!

Sewing and Quilting for the Fall Season is a perfect time to make something special for yourself or for others.  While we watch the leaves drop and the sky turn to grey, now is the perfect opportunity to use up some scraps or cut into that special fabric you have been saving!  Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating!  Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall!

Check out these 15+ sewing and quilting patterns for Fall! There is something for everyone!

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let nature inspire you

Most of these patterns are fun and simple.  Some patterns require a little more “know how”.  If you’ve ever tried foundation paper piecing, you will know how great these projects can be!  Not only do they turn out PERFECT, but they can also be added to other blocks to make a larger project!  I just loved these different patterns:

Mushroom Foundation Paper Pieced Pattern Set

Mushroom Foundation Paper Piecing Sewing and Quilt Block Patterns by EtiveAndCo. Perfect for Fall Projects! I love how these finished blocks are set in embroidery hoops! #simple #TableRunners #AutumnLeaves #JellyRolls #WallHangings #FallQuiltBlocks #Quilting #ColorCombos #Fabric #PaperPiecing #Fun #Easy #Quick #pattern

Mushroom Foundation Paper Piecing Patterns by EtiveAndCo

Paper Pieced Squirrel FTW!!!

15 Fabulous Patterns for Fall - Paper Pieced Squirrel - Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating! Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall! #simple #TableRunners #AutumnLeaves #JellyRolls #WallHangings #FallQuiltBlocks #Quilting #ColorCombos #Fabric #PaperPiecing #Fun #Easy #Quick #pattern

This cute squirrel has lots of character and is a challenging but fun make. Use the finished block as a mini quilt or as part of a larger creation. Think of all the scraps you can use up!!  The PDF also includes instructions to scale-up the pattern to make a quilt of any size.    Pattern by Diane Lawrence with Etive & Co.

Maple Leaf Quilt Block

The Maple Leaf Quilt Block is the perfect block for the Fall Season! This pattern includes 3 different sizes, plus a video tutorial to help you along! Pattern by Nicole with Sew Much Moore

The Maple Leaf Quilt Block is the perfect block for the Fall Season! This pattern includes 3 different sizes, plus a video tutorial to help you along! Pattern by Nicole with Sew Much Moore

Small projects make quick finishes!

There is no need to make a huge fuss about these fun and seasonal projects!  Just pick one or two of them and get started!  They are fun and addicting!

Hazel the Hedgehog

15 Fabulous Patterns for Fall - Hazel the Hedgehog - Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating! Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall! #simple #TableRunners #AutumnLeaves #JellyRolls #WallHangings #FallQuiltBlocks #Quilting #ColorCombos #Fabric #PaperPiecing #Fun #Easy #Quick #pattern

Elizabeth Hartman’s Hazel Hedgehog Pattern – While they might not be as soft and cuddly like a kitten they certainly are cute whether in real life or interpreted in fabric on a quilt

Geometric Fall Leaf FPP Pattern

Geometric Leaf Foundation Paper Piecing FPP Quilt Block Pattern by Center Street Quilts.

Geometric Leaf Foundation Paper Piecing FPP Quilt Block Pattern by Center Street Quilts.

Barn Mini Quilt

Make this Barn Mini Quilt and hang it on your wall for the season! This also makes a great Table Topper!

scrap busting projects ftw!

If you keep your fabric scraps (like many of us do) – these simple projects are perfect for you!  Grab your Oranges, Browns, Greens and Reds to create something Fabulous for Fall!

Pumpkin Paper Pieced Pattern

This is a cute pumpkin paper pieced quilt pattern. This block comes together in 10 sections, and finishes to either 12x12 or 20x20 inches. Patterns By Shaley

This is a cute pumpkin paper pieced quilt pattern. This block comes together in 10 sections, and finishes to either 12×12 or 20×20 inches. Patterns By Shaley

Gobble Gobble Turkey Pillow Cover

The Gobble Gobble Turkey Pillow Cover uses traditional piecing techniques (no foundation paper piecing) and finishes at 18" x 18".

What’s Thanksgiving without a turkey? The Gobble Gobble Turkey Pillow Cover uses traditional piecing techniques (no foundation paper piecing) and finishes at 18″ x 18″. Instructions for turning the Turkey quilt block into a pillow cover are included, although the turkey would be darling as a mini quilt, table topper, or as a block in a throw quilt, too. Pattern by Center Street Quilts

Mod Owls by Sew Kind of Wonderful

15 Fabulous Patterns for Fall - Mod Owls - Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating! Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall! #simple #TableRunners #AutumnLeaves #JellyRolls #WallHangings #FallQuiltBlocks #Quilting #ColorCombos #Fabric #PaperPiecing #Fun #Easy #Quick #pattern

Sew Kind Of Wonderful QCR Mod Owls Pattern- This pattern uses both the Quick Curve Ruler and the Quick Curve Mini Ruler (both sold separately). These adorable owls have a very modern look with their clean lines and simplistic design. All curves are pieced

ps – you will need the Large Quick Curve Ruler and also the Mini Quick Curve Ruler for this pattern.  You can check these out in my SHOP.

Fall Felt Ornament Pattern

This is an adorable pattern for two felt ornament designs. A folksy candy corn and a pumpkin with mushroom.

This is an adorable pattern for two felt ornament designs. A folksy candy corn and a pumpkin with mushroom. Both designs are included. Finished Ornaments measure approximately 4” x 7” without ribbon hanger. Pattern by Simply Eilene.

Fall Quilt Block Pattern Bundle

These are the perfect Fall pattern bundle for NOW! Leaf, Squirrel, Pumpkin, Lantern, Scarecrow, Fire, Owl, Turkey, Hedgehog, Picnic, Roast Turkey, and Pie. Patterns come in both 6" and 12" sizes. Patterns are by Burlap Blossom Patterns.

Set of 12 Quilt Block Patterns: Leaf, Squirrel, Pumpkin, Lantern, Scarecrow, Fire, Owl, Turkey, Hedgehog, Picnic, Roast Turkey, and Pie. Patterns come in both 6″ and 12″ sizes. Patterns are by Burlap Blossom Patterns.

Candy Corn Quilt Block

The Candy Corn quilt block pattern is a beginning FPP pattern that assumes a basic knowledge of paper piecing.

The Candy Corn quilt block pattern is a beginning FPP pattern that assumes a basic knowledge of paper piecing. The pattern is clearly labeled, has colored graphics, and full size pattern pieces with a 1/4″ seam allowance included. It finishes as a 3″ x 3″ or 6″ x 6″ block and would be perfect to add to your next Halloween or Fall project. This block is by Center Street Quilts.

Two Sizes in this Acorn Quilt Block!

15 Fabulous Patterns for Fall - Acorn Quilt Block Pattern - Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating! Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall! #simple #TableRunners #AutumnLeaves #JellyRolls #WallHangings #FallQuiltBlocks #Quilting #ColorCombos #Fabric #PaperPiecing #Fun #Easy #Quick #pattern

Gather up your fabrics to make lots of these adorable Acorn Quilt Blocks! There are two sizes included in this pattern! This pattern is by Ellisa and Higgs

Fancy Fox Tote Bag

15 Fabulous Patterns for Fall - Fancy Fox - Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating! Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall! #simple #TableRunners #AutumnLeaves #JellyRolls #WallHangings #FallQuiltBlocks #Quilting #ColorCombos #Fabric #PaperPiecing #Fun #Easy #Quick #pattern

I incorporated a Fancy Fox Quilt Block into a panel for a Tote and I couldn’t be happier! Click the picture to see my finished project!

Botanicals Embroidery Pattern

This pattern is ideal for intermediate level stitchers as well as beginners with some knowledge of common embroidery techniques. She include lots of step by step photos to guide you through the entire stitching process. The pattern is designed for a 4" hoop (it can be used with a different size hoop - you can resize the pattern sheet in your printer settings. Pattern by Matryoshka Doll Shop

This pattern is ideal for intermediate level stitchers as well as beginners with some knowledge of common embroidery techniques. She include lots of step by step photos to guide you through the entire stitching process. The pattern is designed for a 4″ hoop (it can be used with a different size hoop – you can resize the pattern sheet in your printer settings. Pattern by Matryoshka Doll Shop

I don’t know about you, but I am excited about all the Fall sewing and quilting possibilities!  I’ve already made the Fancy Fox Tote and the Barn Mini Quilt…..  I think my scraps are beckoning to be made into something Fabulous!!

Tell us in the comments if you have tried any of these fun projects!

Happy Stitches!

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Color Love Mini Quilt

I’ve been having fun sewing curves!  I first learned how to sew a curve when my local quilt guild hosted a Schoolhouse for the Quick Curve Ruler.  All the students learned how to sew curves, using the incredibly fun and easy ruler.  Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I took another class for a fun pattern called Color Love.  This pattern uses similar tools and the end result is fabulous!  Let me show you how it’s done!

Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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MATERIALS LIST

Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

SUPPLY LIST

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Cutting the Fabric

Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

I’m inserting this video, which demonstrates how easy it is to use the Quick Curve Ruler Mini.  For the Color Love Pattern, you will be cutting all your fabric in preparation for sewing.  Once you sew your first curve set together, the video also demonstrates how to square up your piece.  The more you make these blocks, the easier it becomes!

I like to keep my scraps and had quite a bit of Tula Pink Tent Stripes and Pom Poms left over from previous projects.  I love how colorful these prints are and how they play really well with my assortment of Low Volume Fabrics.

Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Assembling the Quilt Top

Once I figured out the layout (with the help of my Quilty friend Kelly), I just pieced it all together!  If you look closely, not every block is a curve set.  Some are simply squares!  Such a fun and happy mini quilt!

Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

I used my Juki Miyabi to quilt this up.  I also invested in some Quick Curvit Quilting Rulers to help me with the Quilting. These rulers helped me follow the curve that the pieces take, once they are sewn together.  I love how the finished quilt turned out!  I used some of my Tula Pink Tail Feathers in Poppy to complete the backside of the quilt.  I just love how it came together!

Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore     Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

I hope you make a Color Love Mini Quilt for yourself. When you do – don’t forget to share your project in our Facebook Group!  See you there!

Happy Quilting!

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Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore
Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Make your own Necessary Clutch Wallet NCW

I can’t remember where and when I first discovered the Necessary Clutch Wallet NCW.  At first, I was extremely intimidated by the look of the wallet.  I mean – WOW!  It looks really difficult to make!  There really IS a ton of things going on in the wallet!  Fear not!  The pattern is well written and there are tons of tips and tricks to help you make your own Necessary Clutch Wallet NCW!

Check out my tips & tricks to make your own Necessary Clutch Wallet NCW. You will love this pattern and want to make lots of these for yourself and others! #NCW #NecessaryClutchWallet #DesignerWallet #Sewing #DIY #Ideas #Weekend #ToSew #HowToMake #MetalFrameWallet #DivaFrameWallet #Projects #ChristmasGifts #Fabrics #Totes #Bag #Handmade #Designer #Custom #Style #zippers #Purses #Fun #Design #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Necessary clutch wallet NCW features

Full-Size Wallet Features:
2 large pockets
12 card slot pockets
2 zipper change pocket
2 narrow pockets, one in front and one in back
1 center pocket which can hold your cell phone or other small items
1 interior security strap with velcro

Approximate Size: 8″ wide, 4″ high, 1″ deep

Let’s take a look at what you will need to make one yourself!

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Supply and Materials List

The Necessary Clutch Wallet NCW pattern is written by Emmaline Bags & Patterns.  Get your copy HERE.

FABRIC & INTERFACING: (yardages are approximate)

  • 1 Fat Quarter    (18” x 22” or 46 x 59 cm) Exterior fabric (quilting cotton)                         
  • 1 Fat Quarter    (18” x 22” or 46 x 59 cm) Lining fabric (quilting cotton)
  • ½ yd/0.5 m        Pocket fabric (quilting cotton)
  • 2 yd/2 m           20” wide Fusible Woven Light-Medium weight interfacing
  • 6” x 9”               (16 cm x 23 cm) Scrap of Pellon Peltex 71F Ultra Firm Stabilizer or similar, fusible one side is preferred.

TOOLS & NOTIONS:

Check out my tips & tricks to make your own Necessary Clutch Wallet NCW. You will love this pattern and want to make lots of these for yourself and others! #NCW #NecessaryClutchWallet #DesignerWallet #Sewing #DIY #Ideas #Weekend #ToSew #HowToMake #MetalFrameWallet #DivaFrameWallet #Projects #ChristmasGifts #Fabrics #Totes #Bag #Handmade #Designer #Custom #Style #zippers #Purses #Fun #Design #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Necessary clutch wallet tips and tricks

While I was attending a Modern Quilt Guild sewing retreat, one of my guild sisters showed us her NCW and told us about a NCW Facebook Group.  This group is packed full of thousands of NCW makers who provide all sorts of tips and tricks on making your own NCW.  I highly recommend you join this clossded FB Group when you make your first NCW.  You will find all sorts of NCW hacks, shortcuts and enhancements to the already wonderful pattern!

This video tutorial, by Jean the JellyRollQueen, is very useful!  She explains an easier way to make the wallet.

Jean has many other YouTube videos as well!

Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions or if you have additional tips for us to know on the NCW!

Happy Sewing!

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