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Counting Down to Christmas


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Skills Needed

  • Applique

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Pattern Details

Children enjoy counting down the days until Christmas. Why not make a quilted calendar together? The date card pieces (trees) are laminated to keep them easy to clean. Every white space has a Velcro square to fit each year as it changes. The date cards attach easily to the squares with Velcro, so this calendar can be used for many years to come since it is not year specific. This PDF pattern has colored illustrations, clear instructions, and full-size templates for the applique pieces that have already been reversed for the fusible applique process. A pattern for the pouch to hold the date cards is also included. Use my fabric choices as your guide and have fun with this project. If you wish, you may try one of my free applique patterns to see if the method is one you would like to make. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should already know how to use a sewing machine for straight and zigzag stitches, applique, and cutting fabrics using rotary cutting tools. If not, you can still learn by referring to quilting books that teach these methods. Also to know how to use a laminating machine or to have access to one, for creating the date cards. If you don't have one, you can use self-sealing laminating sheets, instead. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Advent calendar - finished size: 26" x 24"

Recommended with this pattern

  • Christmas print - 1/2 yd. (0.50 m) [pouch included]
  • White - 22" x 16" piece [or... 1 fat quarter]
  • Tan (print) - 1/8 yd. (0.20 m)

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Darlee's Quilts, etc.
Darlee's Quilts, etc.
Sewing began my 'adventure with fabric' in seventh grade, from making my own clothes, to now having a passion for quilting. I love the creative process and completion of each project is more important than striving for perfection. Presently, I like to blend applique with scrap quilting techniques and finishing my quilts with the quilt-as-you-go technique. After 14 years of quilting, I still haven't learned how to FMQ, but perhaps, it can till happen. When away from my sewing space, it's counted cross stitch and hand embroidery, I'll be working on. I love how creative this platform is; and still enjoy learning new things every year.