This year we have a great line up of bloggers and giveaway sponsors for you, so there will be lots of great projects to inspire you throughout the year and a great collection of exciting giveaways for some added incentive.
Here's where the monthly link ups will be throughout the year.
- January Fiona at http://celticthistlestitches.
- February Ruth at http://benandcharlyscorner.
- March Danielle at http://peskylife.blogspot.co.
- April Tina at http://celticthistlestitches.
- May Pam at http://www.threadingmyway.com
- June Jen at http://quilterinthecloset.
- July Heidi at http://redletterquilts.
- August Sally at http://wonkypatchwork.
- September Sandra at http://suddenlysandra.
- October Nesta at http://ellaandnesta.blogspot.co.uk/
- November Karen at http://practicallypippy.
- December Angela at http://celticthistlestitches.
To make your own Christmas Card Hanger you will need the following:
1 - 1.75" hexagon for the centre (fussy cut if necessary)
5 - 1.5" x 4" border strips (border 1)
1 - 1.5" x 6" border strip (border 1)
6 - 1.5" x 8" border strips (border 2)
10" square wadding/batting
10" square muslin (or similar) to back quilting
10" square backing fabric
4" - 0.125"/3mm wide ribbon (for hanging loop)
1yd/1m - 1" wide ribbon (for card tail)
Step 1Stitch a 4" border strip to one side of the hexagon. Press the strip open and trim the right-hand end in line with the adjacent strip of the hexagon.
Trim the 1st and 5th strips in line with the top edge of the hexagon.
Measuring 1.25" from the sides of the central hexagon trim the excess borders back to form a hexagon again.
Step 2Using the 8" border strips follow the steps above to create a 4.25" hexagon.
Step 3Layer the muslin, wadding and finished hexagon, in that order. Baste and quilt.
Step 4Using the quilted hexagon as a guide, cut the backing fabric to match the hexagon shape.
Mark the centre of the top edge of the quilted hexagon. Fold the hanging loop ribbon in half lengthwise. Matching the raw edges pin and baste the hanging loop to the right side of the quilted hexagon where you have made the mark.
Measure and mark 0.5" either side of the centre of the bottom edge of the quilted hexagon. Matching the raw edge at one end of the 1" wide ribbon, pin and baste as above.
Step 5Right sides together, pin the backing hexagon to the quilted hexagon, pushing the length of the card ribbon to the middle of the sandwich to make sure that it isn't accidentally caught in the seams when you stitch.
With a 0.25" seam, stitch around the hexagon leaving one side unstitched.
Turn the hexagon right sides out and slipstitch the open side closed. Press
Hang up your Christmas Card Hanger and display your cards in style!
Of course it wouldn't be a Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew link party without a giveaway and this month, courtesy of CICO books, we have the perfect giveaway prize to keep you on track throughout the year.
Thanks to these generous sponsors who make the monthly giveaways possible.