Gingerbread Cookie Cutter Cutout Block

Gingerbread Cookie Cutter Cutout Quilt Block Tutorial

I am not sure exactly what it is about the gingerbread man, but around Christmas it is one of my favorite motifs. This adorable gingerbread cookie cutter cutout quilt block is a festive way to incorporate that look into your decor.

I think these little guys appeal to my sentimental side. They take me back to my childhood where they would be found in the Christmas books and movies that I was so fond of. These days they seem to be everywhere. I figured that I would join in the fun and make my own version.

Remember Making Snowflakes?

Remember making paper snowflakes when you were a kid? This technique for turning it into a quilt block, which is based on Anita Shackleford’s folded cutwork method, is a lot like that process.

Cookie Cutter Cutout Quilt
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Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern

Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern
Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern

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I am so excited to bring you my pixelated Christmas gift pillow pattern. It’s a festive way to decorate for the holidays and it is easy to make.

With all of the various Christmas decorative themes to choose from, I thought that a bright and cheerful package would be a little bit different. Additionally, because of the shape, the design works well with pixelation. It can also be easily be adjusted to any color scheme that fits your holiday décor.

For this pillow, you will need red, green and white fabrics, and the more the merrier. The variation of the different fabric patterns adds a lot of character to the design.

So go raid your fabric stash, pick out your favorites, and let the fun begin!

Pixelated Christmas Gift Pillow Pattern
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Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath

Embroidery Hoop Fabric Christmas Wreath

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There is one thing you can always count on finding around my house when Christmas is coming, and that is wreaths. I just love them. From simple to fancy, I hang them on doors, over the mantel, and even on light posts. Since I like to change things from year to year, I decided to make a new one for this holiday season. The result is this festive embroidery hoop Christmas wreath.

It combines a couple of my favorite things, crafting and scrap fabric busting. Best of all, it is easy to make.

If you are a quilter, you probably have the fabric scraps you need, but if you aren’t, there are many places to purchase small pieces. The other supplies are also readily available.

I hope you give this fun wreath a try. It is eye-catching and, since you make it yourself, it is a one-of-a-kind decoration.

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Men’s Shirts Memory Ornaments

Men's Shirts Memory Ornaments Tutorial

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This year has been full of challenges for me. Both my father and my father-in-law passed away within a short time of one another, and our family is dealing with the losses in the best way we know how to. In my case that includes creating things from some of their belongings. These easy men’s shirts memory ornaments are one of those creations.

With the shirts I had left from my father, I was able to make some nice throw pillows, but I still had plenty of fabric left after they were done. I thought it would be nice to make some small keepsakes for the grandchildren, which led to these ornaments.

Follow these easy instructions, and you will have your own memory ornaments in no time.

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Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

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Anyone who sews knows that they will eventually end up with an empty spool that gets tossed in the trash. Why not recycle them into some unique items instead? Here are 11 awesome wooden spool craft projects choose from.

Where to find spools

Today, spools are made out of plastic, but vintage wooden ones can still be found in flea markets or antique shops. Some of them still have their original labels or graphics on them, which adds another interesting design element. If you can’t find vintage spools, new ones are easily available.

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