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.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 9 (1)

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.

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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.

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 8 (2a)

Back of Album

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

Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 8 (3a)

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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Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 6 ~ by Terry White

On The Sixth Day Of Havel’s Holiday Project,
My True Love Is The Snip-Eze Blunt Tips

Part 6 Will Explain How To Make the Garland:

1. Trace the design of the garland onto the tree.

Tracing Holiday Project Tree Lines

When I want to trace a line from a pattern, I trace the lines onto a piece of paper. I cut away along the line I want. Trace the line, and then cut the next outline and so on.

 

Teflon Scissors used to cut out trees.

I use Havel’s Teflon Coated Scissors to cut out the paper pattern.

 

Free Christmas Quilt Project-Day 6 (3)

2. Use Havel’s Snip-Eze to cut purple metallic ribbon pieces.
Each ribbon section should be cut 4 inches longer than the design.

Free Christmas Quilt Project-Day 6 (4)

3. Use the bar-tack on your sewing machine to stitch the garland down.

Stitching the garland down.

I used a purple rayon thread to stitch the garland down.

4. Use the closed Snip-Eze to pull up a little ribbon between
each bar-tack to make it look loopy.

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5. Lastly, use a tapestry needle to secure the ribbons to the back of the work.

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

 

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Free Christmas Quilt Pattern Part 5 ~ by Terry White

On The Fifth Day Of Havel’s Holiday Project,
My True Love Is 6 1/2″ Teflon Coated Serrated Scissors

Next We Will Need to Start Making the Stars:

Free Christmas Quilt Project-Day 5 (1)

1. Make templates of the stars from cardstock or template plastic.  I like to use the plastic from empty milk containers for templates.

Free Christmas Quilt Project-Day 5 (2)

Cut flat sections from the carton with Havel’s 6 1/2″ Teflon Coated Serrated Scissors. Use a fine point Sharpie to trace the star shapes on the plastic. Cut the stars out of the plastic.

Free Christmas Quilt Project-Day 5 (3)

2. Trace star shapes onto yellow felt with an orange marker.

Free Christmas Quilt Project-Day 5 (4)

This yellow tulle has a rainbow metallic thread woven in a diamond pattern.
This will add extra shiny color to this project.

Free Christmas Quilt Project-Day 5 (5)

3. Use a light spray of spray adhesive on the felt and adhere some glittery tulle to the felt.
Use newspaper to protect surfaces from the sticky spray.

Free Christmas Quilt Project-Day 5 (6)

4. Stitch the tulle to the felt. Use a marigold rayon thread to outline the shape three times.
You can use a long straight stitch or you can do free-motion stitching.

5. Cut out star shapes a scant 1/8″ outside of the stitched lines with Havel’s Teflon Scissors. Teflon scissors are great when working with sticky glues or paints. There are several sizes of these scissors which are great tools for the mixed media artist.

Free Christmas Quilt Project-Day 5 (7)

6. Glue the stars in position on the design. Put a book on the stars to press them flat
as they dry. Outline the stars with a deep pink fine point marker.

I didn’t glue the treetop star onto the design until after putting the border on
because I made it a little too big for the space.

Next: On The Sixth Day Of Havel’s Holiday Project,
My True Love Is Snip-Eze Blunt Tips

 

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