NEW Block of the Month - Christmas Keepsakes

by Jessie Spriggs | October 6, 2014

With only 80 days until Christmas, we are so excited to show you our newest Block of the Month quilt, Christmas Keepsakes! This adorable 36" x 36" quilt has nine appliqued blocks that feature Jennifer's favorite Christmas motifs.

We are offering the choice of laser-cut or traditional applique for this 10-month program. You probably know by now that we love appliqued quilts here at Shabby Fabrics. Being able to take pieces of fabric and turn them into a scene that comes to life is so rewarding! In this era of immediate gratification, we enjoy taking a moment to slow down and create a family heirloom. However, we also understand that with busy schedules, cutting out applique pieces and turning all the edges under can be a daunting task.

That's why we're pleased to have the ability to offer pre-fused and laser-cut kits! For the mother of young children who is sewing during nap time or the grandmother whose arthritis won't allow her to hand-cut applique shapes, let us take care of the tedious cutting and fusing for you!

We've asked seven of our favorite bloggers to try our laser-cut applique. Join us this week as they show their blocks and share their thoughts on the process with you!

As much as we love the ease of laser-cut applique, we also know that there is something very gratifying about traditional applique. If you have the time and ability, we think you'll find it to be a rewarding task. Jennifer loves being able to take a hand-sewing project on road trips or to simply sit in front of the fireplace and quietly stitch. Watch her 8-part video tutorial if you want to learn her freezer-paper method of applique!

Whether you choose laser-cut or traditional applique, we hope you'll join us this week as these talented ladies give you a close-up look at each block of the quilt.

Tuesday, October 7th
Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
Erin @ Stay at Home Mummy
Karin @ Leigh Laurel Studios

Wednesday, October 8th
Melissa @ Happy Quilting
Kristyne @ Pretty by Hand

Thursday, October 9th
Erin @ Why Not Sew?
Caroline @ SewCanShe

Join us here on The Shabby again on Friday, October 10th while we wrap up the blog tour. You'll have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Shabby Fabrics at each blog for a total of $200 in prizes!

At any time during the tour, you can visit our website to sign up for the program. It's $10 to reserve your spot and then $17 per month for Laser-Cut or $14 per month for Traditional. For either program, shipping is $3 in the USA and $7 for international shipments.

Christmas Keepsakes begins in January 2015 and runs through October 2015, giving you time to complete it before Christmas!

Join us today and create your own Christmas Keepsakes quilt that will be treasured by your family for generations to come!