Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 7 - Fabric & Stitches

Pillows, blankets, quilts, rugs and any other item that uses fabric, threads or yarns can speak "Christmas", so add them where you can.

Pillows made from "silhouette" designed fabric that I have had for years, became two decorative pillows. A quilted, appliqued wall quilt replaces another framed piece during the holidays. Cross-stitched holiday greetings (made by my mother many years ago) hang in place both for their messages and remembrance.

One of the first fabric decoration that I made the first year of marriage was a tissue cover that looks like a gingerbread house. There are some patterns out there for simple covers. Simple placemats made of holiday prints can be made even without sewing. Try layering two fabrics with a product called "Heat n Bond", then cut with decorative scissors.

There are also felted table runners or squares that adorn some tables. Felt a design on squares of felt and hand stitch two pieces together and stuff ... special pillows.

I'm hoping to have time to finish up a "Log Cabin" quilt that I made just for this season to have on display by Christmas Day.

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