Fun Comes Early This Month

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November Sew Fun is coming up this week. The third Wednesday is the 15th, so the sessions start on Tuesday, the 14th. Please join us for a look at some great projects that our Sew Fun presenter has in store for us.  Here’s a glimpse at a couple of the books that will be featured this month.

Modern Holiday

  Photo of back cover of Modern Christmas, book featured in November Sew Fun

 

Christmas holidays will be here before we know it. Designer/blogger Amanda Murphy takes Christmas in a bright new direction that updates the traditional reds and greens with blues, pinks, and whites. She offers 18 ideas for a handmade Christmas, whether that’s a quilt or home decor item.

This book has  lots of fun ideas, including her Christmas Gifts quilts featuring three dimensions with bows made from buttons or yo-yos.   Dress up your home in something fresh for the holidays!  Festive projects include 9 quilts and 9 home decorations. Fashion a wreath out of Dresden Plate blocks. Create a Holiday forest quilt with triangular trees and snowflakes. Count down to Christmas with an Advent calendar.

• Create modern looks with favorite blocks like Flying Geese, Dresden Plate, and Hexagon
• Use all your skills: piecing, appliqué, and hand embellishment
• Make many of the quilts for any season with a simple change of fabrics

Photo of quilt from Modern Christmas, book featured in November Sew Fun  Sample of instructions found in November Sew Fun featured book. Modern Christmas   Photo of Dresden Plate wreath in Modern Christmas, book featured in November Sew Fun

 Fast and Furious

Photo of front cover of Fast and Furious Quilt as You Go book featured in November Sew FunPhoto of back cover of Fast and Furious Quilt as You Go book featured in November Sew Fun

Who doesn’t like to get a project done quickly from start to finish? Whether it is putting together a quick gift or something fresh to decorate your table for a party the next day. All of the projects in this book have quick construction in common. They are all done with a “Quilt as you go” method which speeds up the process of making quilts and is very simple. While you’re stitching, you’re quilting, so these projects come together quickly

You will find great variety of smaller projects in this book. This book has 16 projects geared for your home that are all done with the quilt as you go method. Among the projects are table runners, placemats, table toppers, wall quilts, a bed runner, pillow cases and crib quilts. All of the projects are very beginner friendly.

Photo of three projects in Fast and Furious Quilt as You Go book featured in November Sew Fun   Photo of three projects in Fast and Furious Quilt as You Go book featured in November Sew Fun

Come, Join Us! It’s Sew Much Fun!

To see what else we have for you this month, be sure to attend one of our November Sew Fun sessions. Come and eat some chocolate, maybe win a door prize, and discover some new and interesting projects to try.  Also, don’t forget to bring your creations for Show and Tell.  Click here for some photos from the October Sew Fun. We love to see what you’ve been sewing, and we love to share them with all of our readers.

With multiple sessions a day at each of our locations, how can you miss it?  We hope you can join us at one of these times:

Aurora: Tuesday, November 14,  10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Littleton: Wednesday, November 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arvada: Thursday, November 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Colorado Springs: Friday, November 17,  1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you!

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