Sunday, 6 November 2016

Stocking the Etsy Shop for Christmas 2016

Hello! I have been sewing like mad lately getting things made for my Etsy shop for the 2016 Christmas season. My machine even decided she was going on strike yesterday but after a good cleaning, oiling and needle change she was back to work.

Here are some of the things I have been working on and recently listed and have for sale this season. New quilt and embroidery patterns are in progress as well. This post contains an affiliate link from Craftsy. If you click that link and buy it is possible I may receive an affiliate commission.



 Fabrics in these pillows are Pixie Noel by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Fabrics.


These inset circular pillows were made using a technique that I learned in Cheryl Arikison's Craftsy Class Inset and Applique Circles by Machine which I reviewed in this post.


I made this pie wedge pillow using the pie wedge ruler by Lori Holt that came in my Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop. I used this FQS YouTube tutorial to help me.




I made all these adorable Pumpkin Spiced Latte hoop art and mug rugs with a fun free pattern by Wild Olive. She allows cottage industry sales of her patterns which I love.


I used a big wedge ruler and a half yard bundle of "Cozy Christmas" by Lori Holt for Riley Blake fabrics to make two 50" quilted Christmas tree skirts and I still have fabric left for myself. :)





I used some of my long hoarded treasured Santa Gnomes by The Happy Zombie for Lecien fabrics to make these colourful and adorable Gnoma Claus pillows. I have crochet edged bias binding on some of them which I bought from Vintage Door on Etsy. The solid fabrics were in a Crayola box from Riley Blake fabrics in a recent Sew Sampler subscription box from Fat Quarter Shop.


When I was in Drumheller, Alberta on vacation this past summer I picked up a charm pack of JOL Scandinavian style fabrics by Moda at the local quilt shop. I mixed it with fabrics from my stash to make a quilted patchwork tree skirt.


 Some closer looks at the Cozy Christmas tree skirts. I love these fabrics and colours. So fun!


I used a Jolly bar from Fat Quarter Shop in Sundrops by Corey Yoder to make this quilt. To counter balance the simplicity of the piecing I went to town with the quilting on this lap/throw quilt.



I quilted it with big blooms, loops and leaves in light yellow Aurifil thread.

If you see something you like please head to my Etsy shop to investigate further and please pin and share. :) I have updated my shipping policies to free shipping for all orders over $250 CDN. (About $182.50 USD after exchange)

12 comments:

  1. You have been busy!! Those pillows are so adorable! I have been trying to get some of my 'hot' items stocked in my shop too!

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    1. Thank you Jayne. It's a busy time of year for us isn't it? :)

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    2. Wow Jayne! I just had a chance to pop over to your shop and you are doing awesome!!! You have tonnes of amazing things in there!

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  2. Hope you get lots of sales! I've not got round to stocking my shop. All those good intentions will have to wait for next year now.

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    1. You've been a little busy this year! ;) I sold that one Christmas quilt but that's it so far. Yikes! I hope things pick up.

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  3. Love the Christmas tree skirt. Maybe we can convince you to give us a tutorial in the future. Even if it's after Christmas one can be made for next year. Mary
    Mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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    1. Hi Mary,

      I used the Ten Degree Wedge ruler produced by Phillips Fiber Art and cut 36 wedges. I sewed them together with 1/4" seams and left one seam open so it can go around the tree. I basted and quilted like a regular quilt and then bound with bias binding. I sewed grosgrain ribbon on the corners of the open seam for ties. :) The ruler comes with instructions and fabric amounts on the back of the packaging.

      Have fun making if you make one!

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  4. Great job on the pillows. Spending time at the machine is much sweeter than at being at the liquor store for sure. Enjoy the season!

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    1. Yes Anne, definitely. LOL! :D I sold a quilt the week I quit and I was like "Well, that's worth five shifts!" My husband's work would have caused me to quit anyway because his hours have been nuts the past couple of months and one cannot pay for a babysitter for three kids at minimum wage.

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  5. Wow you are a sewing "machine"!! All beautiful,,,you will do well ;)

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  6. I have always wondered how to get my store stocked for Christmas! This is a great article that I really enjoyed reading. Thank you so much for these tips. I really enjoy reading your blog, and I will continue to do so in the future. Hard to believe that Christmas is only 11 months away now after the holidays.

    Lindsey @ Nosto

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! :) I am starting way earlier this year. Partly because I am doing fall shows and partly because I don't want to be sewing like crazy again.

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