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.
Wednesday, October 8th
Thursday, October 9th