I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
Simple piecing and fusible appliqu make this a quick-and-easy holiday project. First choose a colorful Christmas print for the outer border. Then pick the prints for the hearts, borders, and binding to coordinate with it. Strip-piecing makes quick work of the pieced units in the background, which can be a tone-on-tone print or other subtle background print that won't detract from the tree. Embellish the tree if you wish with buttons, beads, sequins, or other ornamentation.
Pattern includes full-size templates to trace for the appliques--small and large hearts, star, flowerpot.