Monday, October 31, 2011

Stitch On!

Have you picked up the latest Stitch magazine?
These are my Ornament Tree placemats. I'm making a couple more so I can have them for the whole family. There are loads of great projects. Trisch's bag is so cute and Lisa's towels have inspired me to make some Christmas towels for my kitchen.  Be sure to check it out!
I have a couple of extra copies to give away.  Would you like one?  Leave a comment and let me know what you're sewing for the holidays.
Winners have been chosen!  Thanks for sharing your holiday project lists!

160 comments:

Debbie B Sam said...

What a great idea! Love it :)

Sylvia said...

I am working on a full sized quilt for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway, looks like a great magazine.

Sara said...

Cute placemats:)

I am sewing a tree skirt currently.

Greta said...

Wow those are really cute. Now I'm feeling the need to make some of those. As of right now I am making large throws for husband and mom and then I am making hotpads and kitchen towels for my 2MIL's and my SIL. Maybe I should add some festive placemats to those baskets.

Simone de Klerk said...

Such pretty placemats. I am sewing potholders this Christmas for my blogging friends adding a recipe for a Happy Christmas (o:

Cathy said...

Wow would love a copy count me in. I am making sets for gifts for folks at work. towel, pot holder and soap caddy knitted one. hopefully they will love the kitchen assortment.

thanks
cathy

Nancy said...

I would love a copy. At the moment I am quilting Simple Blessings a Christmas Quilt.

Amy said...

I have my first quilt partially finished. If it turns out like I hope it does, I will be giving it to my mom for Christmas.

brenna said...

Trying to make a Christmas quilt - no idea if it will get done in time!

Lindsey said...

I would love a copy! My biggest sewing project for Christmas is a lap quilt for my grandma. She is in the early stages of dementia and spends a lot of time in front of the heater during the winter. I know she'll love having something pretty to cuddle up with!

Laurel said...

oh i would love a copy! i'm making lap quilts for each of my parents...

Sequana said...

So far I've finished two embroidery projects for my sisters and will add a couple of Ghastlie dumpling pouches to that.

I'd LOVE one of those zines. Thx for offering.

Ruth said...

I hoping to make a tree skirt from your pattern and some napkins. Thanks for this chance to win a copy of Stitch magazine!

Cindy said...

I haven't started any Christmas sewing yet! The magazine may give me a good start!

Tina in Boston said...

Yes, I would love a copy of Stitch! I plan on making a Christmas tree skirt, stockings and this project The Purl Bee posted last year. Thanks for the giveaway!

http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2010/11/19/mollys-sketchbook-twisted-felt-garland-necklace-and-bracelet.html

Elle said...

Those are so cute! I'm planning to sew placemats and napkins this year - can't wait to get started! I mentioned you for the second time on my blog - Elle-mental.blogspot.com. You are such an inspiration, and I appreciate so much you sharing your thoughts and talent with all of us! Can't wait to see your new book, too!

Miss White Wall said...

I am making a tree skirt! My first experience with paper piecing... I love Christmas!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Pat said...

I'm making Christmas stockings for my grandkids and a whole host of presents. I'd love the chance to browse this magazine!

Barb said...

Love your placemats! I need some new Christmas ones, so I'd love to win a copy of the magazine. Thanks for sharing!

cheeky monkey said...

It looks great!

For the holidays? for the Halloween break I just want to start an other birdie stitching and it should end up as a table runner for the Wintertime (birdie with snowman). for the Christmas break I want to start a quilt for my friends wedding and my girl wants to have a mug rug for herself. Some other plans are in my head but I am not sure if I have time ...

Nancy said...

sadly i am sewing nothing for Christmas this year....like you, we moved just a week ago and my sewing room is non-existent and in boxes...

NancyA said...

Love the placements! I'm working on my first English Paper Piecing project for Christmas this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

JoAnn said...

Would love a copy

Lisa said...

I'm making some bird ornaments at the moment, I love making little cute things for Christmas. I've been stalking my newsagent for a copy of Stitch, so it would be lovely to win one :)

Wendy D. P. said...

I have placemats on my Christmas to do list! I'd love win this and follow your pattern - they are too cute!

Anita said...

I need some ideas for holiday gifts . Maybe Stitch magazine is a good place to start!

Sally said...

I'm stitching lots of gifts (knitting, quilting, embroidering, and crocheting), among them are accessories for my oldest's new apartment. The placemats would be perfect!

The Calico Cat said...

To answer your question: "Not a damn thing." I haven't even taken the cover off of my machine in far too long... (Life has truely gotten in the way.)

connie said...

I am working on the design process for a couple of wall hangings for friends. I need to be busy! Thanks for your continued inspiration.

Carol said...

Looks like a magazine full of great ideas.

Greenstylemom said...

I'm a busy stitcher for the holidays this year! I'm making six (6!) explorer vests for the cousins and my own kids, a pair of bloomers for my yet-to-arrive niece or nephew, quilts x3 for an uncle, my mom and my sister. I'm also making felt ornaments for cousins and my kids. And for myself - 2 hexagon table placemats, an advent calendar and a banner for the fireplace. And maybe a couple of pillows if I find the time (which looking at my list, I'm thinking not...)

Miss Lola said...

Finally a new Christmas tree skirt! I'd love to make stockings too.... We'll see if there is time!

What Comes Next? said...

Great placemats! I'm working on a lap quilt and a couple of table runners. Oh, and a stocking for my new son in law and maybe a tree skirt or two!

Melissa said...

Very cute placemats!!
I'm making my part of our MQG's "Christmas Scrap Swap" where we exchanged Christmas fabrics in a ziploc baggie. I've got WAY too many ideas for the amount of time I have left. :) Towels, table runner, wall hanging, coasters, a little wooden spool decoration...

Linda said...

Thanks for asking! I'm embroidering a "Night Before Christmas" pillowcase, and made a bunch of Snappy Coin Purses, following a Sewtimeless tutorial. Fun stuff. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine. I've never seen "Stitch On."

Kate said...

I'm making a Grinch quilt for my niece, a Rudolph quilt for my son, and a wall hanging for ME! Looks like the magazine has more fun ideas.

Joelle said...

I am making my daughter some placemats and oven mitts. And we just made baby booties-so cute.

mariebeers said...

Love the placemats! Have never seen this magazine in our area so would love to win it.

Amy in VA said...

Thanks for the chance. I have Grinch pillowcases for the girls and am starting Hannukah gifts for the preschool teachers. Life is short, Let no holiday go uncelebrated.

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

I am so excited to have just finished making two pillow cases: One large one to wrap a 3 year old's Christmas quilt in and another one to wrap her doll's quilt in! Having too much fun around the house getting ready for the holiday season.

The Domestic Intellectual said...

love the placemats! I am currently working a quilt for my nephew, but I am planning to do some ornament sewing and probably a new tree skirt this year, since last year we just used a big swath of fabric :-)

Kelly said...

I need to start on quiet books for my sons. I haven't even began that though, and I can't imagine how long it will take. Those placemats are adorable! Love them!

hollymade said...

I love that magazine! Although it adds a ton of ideas to my already too large project list.

Dewdew said...

I am making Tree Skirts for the 3 girls. one of your design and 2 of mine. thanks for the line to yours!

wintunancy said...

Not sewing yet, but am supposed to be making a large throw for our son's couch. After all I have all those William Morris fabrics left from the tree skirt I made for them last year....

Sonia B said...

Beautiful, as always. I've GOT to make stockings this year. It IS going to happen. Thanks for the chance!

heidiabc said...

I love the placemats, looks like another reason to go to the bookstore! I am making quilts for my kiddos (two pieced, one more to go), 2 doll quilts for 2 special girls and linens to go for an Ikea doll bed. Also 3 additional quilts for my mom, sister and brother. I'm feeling overwhelmed by it all... hope I can accomplish it.

fabricgirl66 said...

Well, I'll be working to finish another spider web quilt. I plan on stitching a few ornaments, several bags for friends, and of course there's always the dream of sewing up a new wardrobe!

Annaliese said...

Oh I'd LOVE a copy! I'm making stockings for my husband & I and I'm starting a tablerunner for a flickr swap. Lots of good stuff :)

Jules said...

i actually have to finish off some place mats that i started and make some coasters and napkins.

Natalie said...

I'm planning on sewing new stockings for the family using Lizzy House's boot pattern :)

Carolyn S. said...

I picked up the magazine in the bookstore the other day, and thought your placemats were very cute, but I didn't buy the magazine, so I'm leaving a comment!
Thanks!

Elsa said...

I've made a few things ~ a couple of zip bag (and more to make), a Pumpkin Girl embroidery pattern, a few bags, a skirt to go with a sweater I knit, a bag for my son and I could go on.
Love the Stitch magazine ~ so many wonderful projects and ideas.
thanks for the giveaway.

Jeff said...

I'm going to make a bunch of key chains, just got the hardware in the mail on Saturday. I'd love to win on of these, I can't find them in any stores in my area. I should try B&N I guess!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your placemats and would love a copy of that magazine. Thanks for the opportunity.

Linda said...

I am putting on binding on two Xmas wall hangings and making robes for granchildren

nancym said...

I love this magazine - such great projects! I plan to make a Chanukah table runner. There's not much out there for our holidays! Mangelnsm(at)aol(dot)com.

**nicke... said...

i am going to be sewing soo much! i need to make quilts galore!!!

Katie said...

Congrats! I love your design. :)

I'm still sewing items for fall and just thinking about Christmas sewing. I probably won't really start until it starts to snow, which really can be any day now.

Tamie said...

I need to get sewing for the holidays. Thanks for the ideas and the giveaway.

Patrick said...

I'm making a Christmas quilt for mom. She loves cozying up on the couch with her Yorkie and this will be just the thing for her!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Patrick

The Junk-It Folk said...

I'm thinking of making shopping totes and filling them with goodies! Love your bog! Thanks for the give away!!

Dolores said...

Well, let's see. There's the outdoorsy Santa for the new grandson, the Christmas stocking for him and his mom and dad, some new outfits for him too and oh yes, a bunch of other stuff that I haven't put on the 'list' yet.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I will be sewing stockings and potholders. Lots of potholders and a few tote bags and....

Jeanine said...

I'm thinking ornaments and maybe a tree skirt

sarah said...

hi!
i would love a copy of this magazine. i'm working feverishly-ish on a tree skirt for this christmas. and hopefully, i can squeeze a few ornaments in before christmas sneaks up like it always does....

thanks!

sarah16@gmail.com

Sharon said...

I'm making a tree skirt for me, a bag for my daughter, and a lap quilt for my sister. I'd better quit reading blogs and get busy!

nancy said...

Duffel bag for my favorite teen, string backpack for my favorite 3 yr old

Emskyrooney said...

Looks like a great issue! I haven't fully decided on what I'm making for Xmas gifts this year but am really hoping to finish up the stocking I started for hubby 5 years ago- it's one of those Bucilla embroidered and appliqued ones and it's taken me forever!

Lisa E said...

I love your placemats! I'm making an Advent calendar but I'm not sure if it will be ready in time!

goecker said...

Love those felt ideas for the holidays

Suzanne said...

What great place mats! I need to read the comments to glean some ideas for holidays. It's not too late but gift card holders are sounding pretty good right now. :-)

Lana said...

What a GREAT issue! I would love to see it!!! I need some new ideas for Christmas... :)

Aliceart said...

A wreath or wall tree for my Dad's room, I hope, and some finishes I desperately need to complete. Those placemats are great, and looks like they could be squeezed in...

Anonymous said...

OMG, the placements are BEAUTIFUL...

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! The placements are BEAUTIFUL!!! I started my holiday crafts earlier this year so I have no more excuses. I made 2 xmas tree skirts and a stocking. Still have plans for at least one pillow.

leigh said...

I love the placemats - and I love Stitch magazine! How fun that you're in it!

leigh said...

oops - i forgot to tell you what i'm sewing for the holidays. some tree pillows for some family members, some baby doll/stuffed animal sleeping bags for my boys and their cousins, and 2 queen sized quilts!

Teri said...

Love the place mats....I just might make some for myself...

Merran said...

I don't think we get Stitch in Australia so would be great to "win" one! I haven't started anything for Xmas yet * hangs head in shame* but hey there's still heaps of time, isn't there?

CJ said...

Cute placemats! I'd love to win this copy, I can never find this magazine in podunk. :S
Thanks!

stitchinpenny said...

I am not sewing for the holidays. I have to finish my daughter and son in law's quilt from the wedding reception linens. I have put so much stuff before it that it would be the best gift ever for me if I just finished it. It is the quilt tat has sat in my sewing room longest except for one I don't think I will ever finish.

Sharon said...

Adorable placemats! I'm working on a baby quilt. Tis the time of life when grand nieces and nephews are entering the world!

Georgi Sears said...

I'm making laptop sleeves for my granddaughters this year ~ but I love the idea of doing some Christmas towels too!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Making queen size quilt for my son and his wife plus assorted items for the holiday bazaar. Love this magazine. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

gill said...

I'm piecing a quilt for my daughter! I'd love to make your ornament tree placemats! if only I had a copy of Stitch!!

Chookyblue...... said...

not seen that mag in Australia.........no holidays here for awhile........would be great to look inside the covers and make some new projects..........

Florence said...

Lovely placemat !
I'm sewing a skating dress for my daughter !

Shirley said...

Let's try this again ~ I am hoping to make my sister a quilt, but it's not looking good at the rate I'm going! I think your ornaments would be a lovely substitution. :)

Valerie said...

Aren't you sweet to share! Love the placemats! I am planning on doing some fun and funky Christmas bunting to decorate both the house and the Christmas party for my kids preschool...

Alli said...

Your placemats are so striking!

Right now I'm working on some bustle backpacks and a drunkards' path quilt (all Christmas presents), but I still have a ton left to start. Eep!

Brakmack said...

Those are awesome placemats!! For the holidays I'm finishing up a few quilts for the family. so many things to do and so little time!

Jennifer said...

I'm sewing a thanksgiving table runner... that's about as far as I've gotten. Haha!

shannon said...

I'm determined to sew an advent calendar. I love the count-down aspect! But now this is on the list too.

BarbaraG said...

Super cute place mats! I'll be making 2 sets of place mats with matching or coordinating pot holders and napkins. Also a Christmas stocking for my grand daughter and 2 purses. Better get going...

Barb said...

I'd love one!
your trees are very graphic and fun !

Lynn said...

I want to make a quilt for each family member, I have a twin size one for my son, that I've made bigger, because he's grown so much ready to quilt, another for my husband done, and still need two more lap quilts. Wish me luck, I hope I can finish them!

Patty said...

Would Love a copy of STITCH. Where can a small town girl find it? I am making small purses , just big enough for drivers license,change and "nessesities".

troy and christina said...

I love these placemats! I've been looking to make some mug rugs for gifts...this could be perfect!
-christina

Kathryn said...

I'm finally making a tree skirt for myself. Also embroidering some small things for our quilt guild auction. Kathie L in Allentown

Kate said...

I'm making a table covering. Maybe quilted but no batting. We'll see!

Mary Anne said...

Would I like a copy? Of course!!! I'm thinking that some holiday potholders are in order, a couple of Pink Chalk Studio's Mail Sack purses (for really special friends). I suppose I'd better get busy!

Allison C said...

I have never looked at this magazine. Blasphemy! I need to check it out.

Anita said...

Alas, probably no sewing for Christmas this year. I have two sons coming in from Cali & one coming from deployment in Afghanistan so the focus will be on food, family and comfort for the deployed boy.

Verna G said...

I'm making a quilt for my oldest grandson. It has various sports features on it.

Would love to win a book. I don't know if its available here in Canada.

Zibu said...

I'm going away for the holidays so not really doing much in the way of gifts, but there are definitely two babies on the way in the family, both due right around the end of December. So I'm thinking a few little quilts! Congrats on the placemats!!

Marg M said...

Want to make a kindle cover and some place mats

Fi said...

Ooh lovely! You inspire me so much Jacquie. Wow wow wow. I am making a secret gift for a friend and I hope they love it.

Living in the Bay said...

I'd love a copy...I made tree placemats and will do up some napkins for a set. I've got some recycled mittens cut and ready to sew up. This is great inspiration!

pwollen said...

Love the placemats and the new look on your site! I'm looking to make some runners, and tree skirts.

Cyndi said...

I'm going to try to finish a quilt for my soon-to-be-married son.

Tracie M said...

I am working on a quilt for my boyfriend.

Cami said...

I'm making place mats for family this year. So far so good! Thanks for the give away!

LSS said...

Nice magazine spread! I have to make a stocking for Mina and I think a Christmas dress since I can't find one I like for a reasonable price. I probably owe my mom a quilt but that's not likely happen.

Andrea said...

I am making quilts for my husbands grandma's, hopefully an advent calendar for my kids and maybe that Christmas tree skirt I had been planning can wait until next year! :)

Ally said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am making my brother a new quilt:)

jan said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I am making journal covers. That is the plan, anyway...

Tammy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I just finished piecing Snow-Kissed Star by Konda Luckau that was on the cover of the Nov/Dec McCall's Quilting Mag. I used a Flurry jelly roll so it went together fast. I'm going to make one more because the jelly roll will make two. I'm giving one quilt as a gift and keeping the other for a Christmas wall hanging!

Melody said...

Great holiday placemats, your work is always so fun. And it's almost Christmas...I'm still making baby quilts. Better get busy, will start by looking for that special issue of Stitch magazine.

junglewife said...

I'm doing a lot more knitting than sewing this year, but I AM making flannel christmas jammy pants for my kids!

Lotti said...

I love this magazine but really struggle to find it in England. I'm making new Christmas stockings for the whole family

Linda said...

Love those placemats! I'm also working on holiday placemats.

Mariel said...

I hope to be working on an advent calendar for my family. I will be working on a pillow and lap quilt for my husband. They are long overdue!

Dorian said...

I've never read a Stitch mag, it looks fabulous, and I would love to win one. Your tree placemat is cute!

I am working on a Christmas tree shaped table runner.

sue said...

I bought a pattern at a LQ show for quilted file folder carriers (I'm sure there is a better name) and have already collected fabric that "identifies" each friend and family member. It will be a fun easy gift!

MissMary said...

This year I'm making a Star of the Magi quilt, an upcycled jeans quilt and various potholders for friends and family. Whew!

Andrea said...

I am working on an quilted advent calendar for my family, hoping to have it ready in time!!!

sally said...

With a baby due in the middle of December I'm keeping my sewing plans pretty low key. I've got a Christmas blanket to finish and then I saw some cute things on Sew Mama Sew that I'd love to try. But again it's all about how much time do I have.

Doris said...

I'm sewing table runners, pillow cases and some clothes for my new little niece for Christmas...

jaime said...

I love your project for this issue. Great work! I was a huge fan of stitch when it first came out, but it is getting heavy on ads and skinny on meat (new projects and articles). I guess that is my beef with most magazines.

Brigitte Heitland said...

Stylish and elegant, indeed! I love your color scheme, looks festive although one could use it during the entire year.
I'm preparing all kind of one-day-sewing-project-gifts (especially for my shop members).

krislovesfabric said...

Cute project! Looks like a great issue!

Kate said...

I plan to make some potholders and perhaps a doll quilt for gifts, and finish up a baby quilt before the baby's first birthday in January!

Nurseli said...

Lovely! I just got a new kitchen table, so I will probably sew a runner or placemats.

Michelle in NH said...

I really love your designs! We start the holidays with my husband's birthday on 14 Nov--a laptop sleeve for him! Thank you for the inspiration.

charlotte said...

love the look of these! I am currently working on Christmas PJs for my grandsons. Would love to win a copy. Thanks.

Poppyprint said...

Great placemats, Jacquie! I'm sewing pillow covers for all my nieces and nephews. Dresdens for the girls, tumblers for the boys! Thanks for sharing.

Abby said...

I am making an english paper pieced pillow, a pin cushion, a sewing bag, a purse, and a few bed pillows. I hope I have time to finish before Christmas!

VickiT said...
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VickiT said...

(sorry neglected to follow your request so I deleted my first comment.)

Oh my gosh, I LOVE those placemats. I would be thrilled to have one of those extra copies. Thank you for offering to us.

I'm working on some table runners for the holidays. And am hoping to get stockings done as well for quite a few in my family who need them.

Life Scraps and Patches said...

I'd love one. I'm making a holiday donation quilt for a premmie at a local hospital.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I would love to win one. Right now I am making a polka dot quilt for Christmas. I am getting ready to machine quilt it!

Lynn said...

I'd love to win a copy of Stitch! Currently I'm making my annual ornaments. I've also got some bags on my "to make" list.

Tracy said...

ooohhh!! Gorgeous!! I am actually in the process of gathering supplies for a table runner for a christmas present\!

Ramona said...

I love Stitch and would love to win a copy of this latest edition. I'm making a T shirt quilt for my son, christmas ornaments and a tree skirt. Maybe some other things too!

Bridgit said...

I *must* finish my son's birthday quilt in time for Christmas. I'd also like to make a runner for the buffet... your placemats look like the perfect place to start.

June said...

I'm finishing a red, black and white quilt for my son. Would probably make a set of those place mats if I win a copy of that book!

michelle said...

Thanks for the inspiration!
I am making dish cloths with a little piecing.

VictoriousVixen said...

I'm making a couple of small quilts for my girls...

My birthday is tomorrow...so I'd love to win this! =)

Anonymous said...

I'm making backpacks for all of the kiddos (4 girls, 2 boys) this year for all of the dolls, stuffed animals, robots and coordinating accessories that they can hold!

Jenny said...

I'm sewing a Christmas tree skirt using your tutorial. I would love to win a copy of Stitch.

Debra said...

I'm making some stocking for charity!

Krista said...

Started making 5 coloring wallets for gifts for kids, working on an AMH tote but everything is unfinished and I am just having a hard time getting my sew on. Maybe I need some inspiration from this issue. If anyone local had it, I'd run out and buy it right now!
kmarvin35@gmail.com

Pattij said...

I'm working on 3 sets of placemats for relatives. Lots of work!
Evin5 at aol dot com

GO..... said...

Christmas stockings!

Marsha said...

I've made placemats for my BIL and a Dr. Seuss quilt for my daughter and family. Next are the annual Christmas ornaments for the grandchildren and maybe some pj pants for hubby! Would love this magazine.

Pat said...

Yes! I love your placemats! ironically enough~I'll be sewing placemats this holiday season :)

ashley said...

i love reading your blog! pajamas are always on my sewing christmas list!

cward17@triad.rr.com

JKE (& Mom) said...

I love these - I am working on potholders for my husbands family made from "Elvis Fabric" - thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Plans for some table runners and placemat sets--and tree ornaments! I'm very inspired by your sweet placemats here! -Megan, mmhollinger@yahoo.com