Christmas Once a Month

Welcome to Christmas Once a Month!  This started in January of 2013 and will continue throughout the year.  I am making one project each month to prepare for the holidays and I’m sharing my projects with you!  Click on any of the images below to get started.

Christmas Once a Month at The Crafty Quilter
Christmas poinsettia pillow tutorial
Christmas JOY Framed Quilt


Ribbon Wreath Card


Travel-size Pillow Case & Book Bag Tutorial


mason jar candle holders
Pinwheel Star Placemats A
Pinwheel Stars Tablerunner
decorating with embroidry hoops
christmas table topper
Christmas Table Runner Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter
Christmas Holly Table Runner by The Crafty Quilter

More Tutorials from the Christmas in July Blog Hop:

And my tutorial for Benartex’s Christmas in July Blog Hop:

Christmas Wallhanging Tutorial by Julie Cefalu

Handmade Gift Tags
Handmade Holiday Gift Tags
Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter
Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher


Christmas Tree Wall Hanging Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter
Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Snow Birds Mug Rug Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter
Snow Birds Mug Rug Tutorial

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62 thoughts on “Christmas Once a Month

  1. I just found your website and love your style, tips and projects. The pumpkin wall hanging caught my eye and I am planning on purchasing the digital pattern unless you can tell me the paper pattern is available. Also how does someone enter your monthly drawings?

  2. Did you ever do the tutorial on working with rick rack and where do I find it?? Wanting to work with the jumbo rick rack shown on the heart mini quilt.

  3. I have just found your website/blog and it is wonderful! I have signed up to receive your newsletter. Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to get going right away on my Christmas sewing/quilting!

  4. Wow! What a collection of great Christmas projects. I really need to figure out my Christmas to-make this and get some of these quilted items on it.

  5. Do you mind if I quote a few of your koyuit articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog? My blog site is in the very same area of interest as yours and my users would truly benefit from some of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Thanks a lot!

  6. Jocelyn has some great tips for you Sherry! (Thanks Jocelyn!)A tutorial on making barrettes is a great idea! I am going to have to put some thought into one (or a few) for you guys. Need some new barrettes myself, since I never seem to have time to get into the hairdresser! lol

  7. I was going through the check book and added up how much I spent at the LQS in the past year so I opted NOT to go to the shop this past week I lokoed at my stash and I have no more room for quilting stuff so I might not get to the LQS for the next year (except for thread ) Need to finish the UFO and work on what I have instead. What I have decided is the my LQS does not carry the fabric that are in current demand and I think that is where their lack of business comes from. It always looks tired and old with mostly repro fabrics and those fabric seem to be in a demand decline. Quilting is such a individual and personal choices of fabrics and creative techniques it is hard to support shops that do not support the style of quilting you do.N..

  8. Thank you for the inspiration, I was worn out this year running around like a chook without a head, but after watching this am back on deck and hope to have some made in a few days!

  9. My dear friend, Amanda Weatherill aka The Patchsmith, told me about the Mini Nordic Quilt and I’ve been a fan ever since. You design the most beautiful patterns and so I’ve now created a special notebook to keep all of the “must make” items safe. The only other designer that I have a special notebook for is The Patchsmith. The Patchsmith is now in two volumes. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us who love to quilt, but can’t begin without the guidance of your instruction.

  10. I am looking for Christmas patterns or ideas featuring hand bells. My sister is an avid “handbeller” and every year I search for a quilting piece to make for her. Do you have anything that features bells? I saw your Nordic miniature quilt and it is so charming. We are Norwegian also – not 100% but close enough and I know she will treasure this one with the hardinger my (100%) Norwegian grandmother made many many years ago. Thanks, Nancy

    1. Embroider Library has a nice design called bird notes. Music line with birds sitting on the music, and bells hanging off the staff lines like ornaments. I think you could easily adapt that idea to an applique with handbells hanging down.

  11. Love all of your ideas. Will try some and see how it goes. I am new at this so don’t know how I will do.

    1. I have this book and love all of the patterns that are in it. I have only tried two of the patterns so far. I started to work on the convertible mitten pattern and had trouble understanding the written instructions starting at the finger rounds. Have you had success with this pattern? I also started working on the preemie sweater – it is so cute. I love all of your videos – Keep up the good work!

  12. Just found your site. What fun!. Christmas once a Month is a wonderful idea. Love your fun projects. I used to live in Redwood City & Sunnyvale. Now call Utah my home. Thanks for sharing with us.

  13. I wish I had found your website in January instead of December, your projects are fantastic. I hope you will do this for 2014.

  14. Just discovered your website and I love it.
    I can’t seem to find the pattern for the book bag, I know my granddaughter would love the travel size pillowcase and book bag for a Christmas gift.
    Thank you.

  15. Saw you on facebook. Love the winter seeds table topper. I have an old round oak table and have had a hard time finding topper patterns for it.
    Thank you so much.

  16. I downloaded a Holiday Mug Rug, don’t know if I purchased it or if it was a freebie, but I cannot open it. I just get gibberish. If it was a freebie, I’m not concerned. If I purchased, I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.

  17. Hi Julie, I want to join the once a monthe christmas along but the button is too big, how can I make it smaller to add to my blog? thanks.

    1. I’ve been through everything again for about the third time. I love it and hope I can get going soon on the beautiful patterns. I tried to comment in another spot, but there were so many happy people, I didn’t find a “comment please” line- so I did it here again. When do your new Christmas ideas start?

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