Home Decor
Receiving holiday cards is one of the best parts of the season. But let's be real: you can only hang a certain amount on your refrigerator before you run out of magnets. Instead of tucking them away in storage (where they'll never be seen) or throwing them away (even worse!), why not upcycle them instead? Here are a few fun ways to breathe new life into those beloved holiday cards that arrive in your mailbox.
Kimberly Stoney
DIY party decor has never been easier than a simple — yet festive! — paper pennant banner. It makes a gorgeous backdrop for selfies and adds a finishing touch to any other decorations you've set up around the house. And guess what? The whole thing takes less than an hour to put together!
Kerry Buckley
Learn how to choose and cut your fabrics for English Paper Piecing (EPP). Starting with hexagons, find out what to look for in your fabric and how to fussy cut your favorite elements. Then, see how to baste and sew these small shapes together to form patchwork.
Turn the fabric from Lesson 1 into a cute zippered pouch! Quilt the layers together with fusible fleece, add a zipper with simple construction techniques, and box the corners for a pouch that stands up on its own.
Ready to transform your curves into a beautiful tote bag? Start by attaching the contrast bottom and adding a fleece interlining. Then box the corners, add a lining and complete the bag with fabric handles.
Learn how to center elements in a curved clamshell shape. After that, get as fussy as you want with Mathew's tips for basting and appliquéing the clamshell patchwork with ease.
Turn your EPP up a notch with radial symmetry, a look you can achieve with fussy cutting. Get tips for ensuring your kite-shaped pieces mirror each other precisely, from the cutting and basting all the way to the sewing as you create patchwork for a pillow cover.
Sew your patchwork into a fun throw pillow cover. Mathew teaches you how to quickly fuse and quilt the pillow front, and add an envelope-style back for a pillow cover that's easy to remove and wash.
Combine English Paper Piecing (EPP) with simple sewing techniques to create three cute giftable projects. The best part? These smaller projects are easy to complete AND portable so you can work on them wherever you go!
Mister Domestic
Mister Domestic
This Thanksgiving, we're bringing a cornucopia of quilting patterns. These festive home decor projects are just what you need to wow your Turkey Day guests.
Angela Mitchell
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