Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Handmade Christmas!

SewCalGal has been having a linky party all 2014 for hand made Christmas gifts.  Since I hadn't finished anything until November, I hadn't entered before now.  She changed up the rules a bit, for this last linky party. 

I still can't enter everything that is a homemade gift, since I'm still working on the last couple of items, but, I do have lots to show that are all done. 

To start off, I made 38  - 60 degree table runners, 19 long table runners, and 19 'bonus' round table runners.  There are lots of patterns out there, and tutorials on how to make these.  You do have to be very careful when you cut, or, your pieces won't line up properly.  It is much easier to make these if you have a 60 degree ruler (I have two rulers, in 2 different sizes).  I'd recommend buying the large ruler (12").  It can be used for any size table runner, where the smaller rulers are harder to work with, if you want to use larger patterns.  There are also other patterns, using this same ruler, making other table runners.

2 Snowman long table runners (I made 4 of these, only took pictures of 2)

4 narrow Snowman long table runners

8 bonus round table runners from the other Snowman table runners

2 Apple table runners

2 bonus Apple table runners

2 Beach themed table runners

2 more Beach themed table runners

4 bonus Beach themed table runners

2 Sunflower table runners

2 bonus Sunflower table runners

2 Floral table runners

3 bonus floral table runners

I also made 3 mini Christmas tree wall quilts.  2 of these were 'early' Christmas gifts to my youngest son and his fiance, who are attending college in Alaska. 
3 mini Christmas tree wall quilts

Here is the pattern, if you are interested.  I got my pattern at a local quilt shop.  These were quick and easy, and fun to make.  I decorated mine with little Christmas light buttons, star buttons, and red snowflake buttons from Joann's and Michael's.

I'm still working on 4 purses and a stocking. 


  1. Wow! You and your 60 degree ruler have been busy! They all look great.

  2. You are an inspiration! Everything looks wonderful.

  3. Wow! Great gifts! Good job.

  4. You have been so so busy. Good work! I love all of them but I particularly love the crooked tree.

  5. Wow! What a lot of wonderful gifts you have made!!

  6. You have been very busy, Mrs. Santa. I bet Santa is delighted to have you in his workshop this year! All of these gifts are gorgeous! ~Jeanne

  7. Those table runners are so nice, and I just LOVE the snowmen in particular!

  8. Nice work! I am sure that they will all be big hits with the lucky recipients.

  9. Great work. Love your trees :-)

  10. Lord have mercy Cheryl! You have been BUSY! Beautiful work as usual! I can't imagine how many people are on your Christmas list to give gifts to??? LOL

  11. You have been very busy making handmade. Love all of your projects. Great job. Of course, you've inspired me to pull out my 60 degree ruler and make some table runners with it. Thank you.


  12. Wow girl!!!! I want to play with that 60 degree pattern one day - maybe when my schedule clears in about five years LOL!!! Such lovely eye candy on your post today :)

  13. You went to town with these! They are all gorgeous.


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