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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure:C&T Publishing sent me an e-version of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. The links are affiliate links where I will receive a small percentage of any purchases made through them at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting Crafty Moms Share!


As we are getting ready for the holidays, I wanted to do a bit of holiday sewing. Tonight I am reviewing a great quilt book. It is Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Mary Hertel. 


This book gives patterns to make 16 eight-inch paperpieced squares and turns them into all sorts of fun projects from tree skirts and stockings to potholders and placemats. There is a bit of everything in it for a whimsical holiday.
I love the added touches like the pom pom on the elf's hat. Isn't it cute?


I wanted to try one so I could let you know how the instructions are. It has been awhile since I have paperpieced. I printed out the instructions and followed them to remember the steps. They were very clear and easy to follow. The squares are broken into different sections which you need a copy for each one so you can add the 1/4 inch seam allowance to the picture. I did Polar Bear 2 since it was Hazel's favorite. I think we will make it into a pillow for her.

I didn't have the correct buttons so we substituted pony beads for the eyes. I love how it came out. The instructions were very easy to follow and the patterns were easy to use. I forgot how much I love paperpiecing. Paperpiecing ensures more sharp corners and intersections. This book is a fun way to learn it and to add some fun to your holiday decor and gifts! I hope you will check it out! For more Christmas sewing and quilting (and crafting) be sure to check out these reviews: Half Yard Christmas, Handmade Christmas, and Mini Knitted Christmas.






Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!!  Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Features


1) From Duct Tape & Denim: Scrabble Christmas Ornaments

2) From Crafts Unleashed: DIY Cross Stitch Holiday Planter Box

3) From The Scrap Shoppe: Buffalo Check Perler Bead Christmas Ornaments 

4) From Clean & Scentsible: How to Flock a Christmas Tree (and Other Greenery)

5) From The Mandatory Mooch: DIY Foam Cone Christmas Trees

6) From You Brew My Tea: Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Centerpiece

7) From Flamingo Toes: Sweet Gingerbread Embroidery Hoop Art


8) From Bombshell Bling: Elegant Felt Poinsettia Tutorial


9) From Growing Up with Gabel: DIY Wine Cork Angel Christmas Ornaments

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!