I’m one of those people that loves Christmas so much, my home has already started to look like Christmas throw up around the holidays. For one thing, decorating small spaces requires careful planning–and with Christmas I go all out. Lights in the window, DIY wreath, Charlie Brown Christmas Tree in the corner, quilted wall hangings that have survived generations…the list of the amount of Christmas stuff in my apartment is ridiculous (you don’t even want to know about the electric bill for the month of December). It’s too easy to accumulate when you have a list of Christmas crafts and an entire Christmas website just at the touch of my fingertips.
I know, I know. We just celebrated Independence Day and you just barely have taken down your DIY red, white, and blue crafts. I’m sure you’re looking at your screen like I’m nuts. No, I just like to plan for my favorite holiday ahead of time! You’re the crazy one if you think that you’re going to get away with quilting for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. No no no. That’s not how it works. It takes meticulous planning for quilters, especially if you’re quilting for your family and friends. They take a while to cut, piece together, and finally sew. And, on top of all that, you have to get gifts for everyone? No, stop that right now. You’re going to quilt everything—every decoration, every gift, everything. That’s why you’re starting. Right now. You know you’ll love spending that extra quality time with your machine.
The greatest thing about DIY quilting, is that there are so many more options that just bed quilts. With Christmas, you can quilt pretty much anything. This is your beginner list of Christmas quilting that you need to start out with. It’s the small stuff that adds up. DIY ornaments are going to be your favorite gift to wrap up because of how easy they are to make, so you can make them in abundance and save yourself the hair-pulling shopping time. I can’t wait to get started on this list. Tis the pre-season!
Quilting for Christmas in July
DIY Tree Skirts