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12 Months of Christmas Tutorials

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas….  I love everything about the holidays – the music, the lights, the cookies, Christmas decorations and the gift making!

If you have been following my blog this past year, you know that I’ve been sharing a Christmas tutorial each month for my Christmas Once a Month Series.  So let’s re-visit some of those projects today since January was a long time ago!

12 Tutorials for Christmas Giving @ The Crafty Quilter

January started with this beautiful Poinsettia Pillow made from craft felt.  Super easy to do!

Christmas poinsettia pillow tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter
Christmas Poinsettia Pillow Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

February brought you Christmas JOY in a Frame!  There’s also a link to a ribbon weaving tutorial to create the beautiful “O” in JOY and you can see a Christmas card that I made using a ribbon wreath.

Christmas JOY Framed Quilt @ The Crafty Quilter
was for gift making and I shared a tutorial to make travel-size pillow cases, a book bag and fabric bookmarks.  If you have scraps of leftover minky, it’s perfect for these pillow cases.

Travel-size Pillow Case & Book Bag Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

In April, I had you crafting with mason jars to make some beautiful candle holders for the holidays.  No sewing required!

mason jar candle holders

May had more easy decorating ideas with embroidery hoops.  Again, no sewing machine needed, just some cute fabric!

decorating with embroidry hoops

June was one of my most popular tutorials, the Winter Seeds Table Topper.  I love everything about this one and it’s charm pack friendly!

Christmas table topper tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

In July, I hosted a Christmas in July Blog Hop.  My contribution was this cute little Christmas Table Runner.  It uses one Moda Candy pack or 2 1/2″ squares and it went together in a hurry!  You will find a link to the other participant’s projects there also.

Christmas Table Runner Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

August was full of pinwheels with a tutorial for Pinwheel Star Placemats and a Pinwheel Star Table Runner.  Both of these are great for hostess gifts or to decorate your own home!

Pinwheel Star Placemat Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilterand

Pinwheel Stars Tablerunner Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

In September we were making the cutest gift tags ever!  Yes, I am a little bit biased, but they are pretty sweet.  It’s a great way to use up small scraps of fabric, cardboard, buttons and ribbon.

Handmade Holiday Gift Tags @ The Crafty Quilter

October was the “creation” of the Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher.  Another favorite tutorial of mine so far and a perfect hostess gift.

Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

In November, I shared this Christmas Tree Wall Hanging which adds a touch of whimsy with all of those circles.  Can you tell that I like anything with applique?

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

So, that leaves us with December.  My plan was to share a new mug rug pattern with you.  I still don’t know if that’s going to happen due to other obligations exciting projects getting in the way taking priority.  For now, you can take a look at my Holiday Mug Rug Tutorial from last year:

Holiday Mug Rug Tutorial at The Crafty Quilter

I hope your holidays are filled with joy and fabric, with a healthy does of time spent with your sewing machine, I mean loved ones (or is that the same thing)?

Julie Siggy-1

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  1. I am so impressed with your 12 months of Christmas that I have shared it with my mini group. I plan on starting your ideas in January and then I won’t have such a rush next year at this time. Thank you so much.

  2. Merry Christmas! I love your blog and tutorials. They are so super packed with information. You make everything so easy looking and also stunningly beautiful. I am a fan!~

  3. Thanks so much for sharing all your lovely projects with us, you do beautiful work, there are quite a few of them that I really want to make but don’t know if it will happen before Christmas as I have too much on my plate. I really need to get organized and start my Christmas projects in the summer and then maybe I’ll actually have them done in time for Christmas. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and I look forward to more of your posts. 🙂

  4. thanks for the review; i’m saving this link! 🙂

    i made the cookie crumb catcher, it was fun and easy.

    i’ve also just sent the link for the embroidery hoop idea to my daughter who just found out she is expecting. she can use pastels and baby prints!

  5. What a beautiful year of projects and patterns you have given us! They are all so pretty and fresh!
    I have learned a lot from your tutorials, and hope to make a few more of these projects ( even though it will be in 2014 when I carve some time out!)
    Thank you for all of the beautiful patterns!

  6. I’ve really enjoyed this series. Thank you for taking the time to share these lovely projects. Last year I made your mug rugs as teacher gifts and I was looking for something for this year too. They were so lovely I think I will make them again! In case I forget, have a very Merry Christmas and PLEASE can you do Christmas once a month in 2014?!! XX

  7. thank you for a fun filled year of sewing for Christmas. Hope you do it again next year. I really enjoyed it.

  8. It was nice to see a whole year of projects. I only started reading your blog in December an just now are making the mug rugs. Thank you, Wilhelmina

  9. I have not been following you long enough to know about, Christmas Once A Month, but I found it today. I love everything. Thank you so much for being so generous to provide great tutorials. Only wish I knew about it last Jan. and I would be ready for Christmas by now. LOL. Is there a chance you will be starting a new series in Jan. 2014???
    May you have a Blessed Christmas.

  10. I’m thankful I found your site through sew can she. I’m a new quilter and just love the designs. I’m on my second crumb catcher. I’m working out the kinks, sometimes my squares are cut off but I’m enjoying the practice! Thank you for providing the tutes – keep ’em coming!

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