Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 11 ~ by Terry White

On The Eleventh Day Of Havel’s Holiday Project,
My True Love Is The Snip-A-Stitch

Finishing the Edge:

1. Use the same thread in the top and the bobbin of your sewing machine. Choose a nice edge finish stitch.

I use an edge foot because the stitch seems to look so much better with it.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 11 (1)

Snip-A-Stitch is a great tool for any kind of work on the sewing machine. You can see the little notch in the blade…this notch gets you very close to the fabric to cut the end threads without cutting the fabric.

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This is what the edge of the album cover looks like.

2. Position your album on the cover and mark where the folds should be. This cover is just like the book covers we made as kids to cover our school books.

Press the folds with an iron.

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Here is the album inserted in the fold of the cover.

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Here is the back of the album cover.

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Here is the side view of the album cover.

Next: On The Twelfth Day Of Havel’s,
My True Love Is The Rotary Skip Blade

 

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Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 10 ~ by Terry White

On The Tenth Day Of Havel’s Holiday Project, My True Love Is The Rotary Pinking Blade

Time to Make the Back Label and the Spine Label:

1. Apply fusible web to fabric before cutting.
(This will keep the back label and spine label from fraying.)

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2. When using this blade, be sure to always hold it upright so that both sides of the blade cut through.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 10 (2)

I used an archival permanent drawing pen to write on the labels.

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Then, I positioned and fused them in place.

Next: On The Eleventh Day Of Havel’s,
My True Love Is The Snip-A-Stitch

 

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Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 9 ~ by Terry White

On The Ninth Day Of Havel’s Holiday Project, My True Love Is The Rotary Wave Blade

Now, Let’s Continue And Start Creating the Border:

1. Choose your border fabric.

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The color you choose will be what frames the project. So, it can either be subdued, or as I chose, something that’s bright!
The color you choose will frame the project,
so it can be subdued, or as I chose, something that would be bright!

2. Measure the size of your borders and add 1/2″ for overlap.
The wavy edge will overlap your design area.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 9 (2)

3. Apply fusible web to your border fabric and tear off the backing paper before cutting.
This way you will avoid fraying.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 9 (3)

4. You only need the wave design on the inside of each border. Cut the outside edge with Havel’s Jumbo Rotary Cutter for a straight finish. For the center area, cut both edges out with the Wave Blade. Press the borders to the lining and the overlap of the design areas.

*Make sure that you keep following along so you can see what other products Terry loves to use while creating all of her favorite projects!*

On The Tenth Day Of Havel’s Holiday Project,
My True Love Is The Rotary Pinking Blade

 

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Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 8 ~ by Terry White

On The Eighth Day Of Havel’s Holiday Project, My True Love Is
The 7″ Serrated Sewing/Quilting Scissors

 

How To Make the Lining:

1. I used polyester taffeta lining fabric for the lining. I traced the correct size of the lining onto the fabric with a fine line marker and then cut it out with serrated scissors.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 8 (1a)

Havel’s serrated scissors are wonderful for cutting slippery fabrics because
the teeth bite and hold the fabric as they cut.

2. Cut the fabric for the back of the album 14″ square.

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Back of Album

3. Layout the front and the back of the album onto the lining.

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Front of Album

Next: On The Ninth Day Of Havel’s,
My True Love Is The Rotary Wave Blade

 

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Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 7 ~ by Terry White

On The Seventh Day Of Havel’s Holiday Project, My True Love Is The 4 3/4″ Dura-Snips
On A Neck Strap

Now We Can Start Making the Ornaments in Part 7:

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 7 (1a)

1. Use a fine line marker and start drawing little lines off of the garland we made in Part 6. You want them to look like wire hooks used for hanging ornaments on your own Christmas tree.

Button Ornament Placement

Leave the buttons on top of your tree pattern so you can to remember how you wanted them positioned. You don’t want to forget where you wanted the button ornaments to go as you start to stitch them on!

2. Position buttons on the tree to see how you want the different sizes and shapes to look.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 7 (4a)

3. Hand stitch each button into place with red thread.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 7 (5a)

Dura-Snips fit perfectly with your portable hand work tools.
You can use them to snip all types of yarn and threads.

4. Use a multi-colored pearl cotton thread to simply stitch a straight line for each ornament’s wire hook you drew in Step 1.

I used three or four stitches for each one.

Next: On The Eighth Day Of Havel’s Holiday ProjectMy True Love Is The 7″ Serrated Sewing/Quilting Scissors

 

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