FRIDAY ! FREEBIES with Thanks for the Good Year.

 

Today’s FRIDAY ! FREEBIES will be our last blog and Facebook post for the year. Even quilting bloggers need time to prepare for Christmas. We will recommence in the first week of January with lots of news and information and FREEBIES.

SPECIAL OFFER IN STORE ONLY TODAY
First of all, if you’re reading this on Friday December 16
th, there’s a special offer in our store for you. If you buy four fat quarters at regular price, you can receive two FREE! This offer is only good today in store until 4:30.

FREEBIES today are a collection from other sources. There are some really good things out there is you have time to look. Here is my selection.

Art Gallery Fabrics is giving away a very pretty free quilting pattern called Cross Sea. You can download it here: http://ecbiz194.inmotionhosting.com/~agfabr5/liveartgalleryfabrics/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CrossSea_instructions.pdf

Photo: Art Gallery Fabrics

Photo: Art Gallery Fabrics

From APQS Quilt Forever, you can download a free quick and easy seasonal table topper here: http://www.apqs.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Pick-Your-Holiday-Table-Topper.pdf

Photo: ABQS

Photo: ABQS

From McCall’s Quilting, you can get a free pattern for the Snippets and Bits bed quilt pattern. You’ll have to give them your email to be able to download but I think the pattern is worth it. Go here to input your email: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/free-easy-bed-sized-quilt-patterns. Once you’ve done that, you will be able to download a whole ebook of free patterns at: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/content_downloads/eBook2013.BedQuilts.pdf. Enjoy.

Snippets and Bits Quilt Pattern from McCalls

Snippets and Bits Quilt Pattern from McCalls

From craftsy.com comes a free table runner pattern download. Craftsy usually requires you to give them your email unless you’re already a member. Here is their Chevron Table Runner pattern. https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/chevron-table-runner/249627

Chevron Table Runner Pattern from Craftsy.com

Chevron Table Runner Pattern from Craftsy.com

A quick and easy idea from me to you.
For those of you who want to do something unique for a Christmas card, why not try using your quilting or fabric embellishment skills to create your own?
  You can buy Strathmore blank art cards with coordinating envelopes in packages of 20 at your local art supply store and go forth and decorate them.

treecard

Here is one example. You can see I created a simple quilt sandwich in a Christmas tree shape, added some silver cord and  decorative stitching, cut the edge of the card front with a curved rotary cutter (you can use decorative scissors) and glued a piece of decorative plaid fabric to the inside.  Then I stitched the tree to the fabric using a long stitch…didn’t want to perforate the fabric more than necessary. I tried glue but it didn’t hold the tree.

strathmorecardsHave fun with your own ideas.

A quick note about our seasonal store hours. We will close at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday the 24th and Saturday the 31st. We will be closed on Sunday, the 25th, Monday the 26th and Sunday the 1st and Monday the 2nd. Otherwise, we will be open our regular store hours of 9:30 to 4:30 M-F and 9:30 – 4:00 on Saturdays.

And a thank you…
We appreciate allowing us to serve your creativity this past year and look forward to seeing you again in the new year. We wish you peace, health and prosperity in 2017. We have an exciting and completely new event coming up in 2017 and will reveal all before long. Stay tuned.

 

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