I am not sure where fall went, but the pellet stove is pumping out the heat, the leaves are mostly on the ground, and it is time to think about Christmas Sewing! For the next several posts, I will be sharing a series of round-up posts on Free Designs to stitch and sew around a specific theme, and today we are starting out with that most important decoration: The Tree!
First up, if you have enough time to tackle a quilt (maybe just a lap one), here are 3 tree quilt block patterns from Purl Soho,
Diary of a Quilter,
and a paper pieced block from Swoodson Says.
Perhaps embroidery is more your style, in which case, again I have three choices for you. First is this lovely design from Mollie Johanson
The directions are to make the design on a card, but I would use an even count fabric and make it into a pillow or wall hanging instead! Kelly Fletcher Needlework Design has this embroidered tree listed for free on Craftsy that is also lovely, and here is an additional design offered by Martha Pullen.
With some ribbon and a little time at the machine, you could create this tree from Leafy Treetop and put it on a pillow or a onesie as she did.
Your little ones might enjoy this cute Trim the Tree Pillow from Three Scoops of Love. The buttons are attached with snaps so a child can "trim the tree!"
Wouldn't your little one love their own Tree Softie, also from Swoodson Says.
In the Sewing Room, how about your own little tree decorated with sewing notions! There is a video on the Quilting Digest site showing how it was created.
Or, make your own spool tree uploaded my Amy Barickman.
For some simple Tree Ornaments, my favorite is simply made from felt from This Heart of Mine.
Or you could try this Popsicle Stick Tree Ornament from My Pinterventures
Of course, I couldn't forget some smocking! This tree is a free design from Trudy Horne.
I hope you find a design that piques your interest and find a few moments to stitch or sew a Christmas Tree!
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