Week # 1
I’m so glad that you’ve decided to sew my
“A Merry Christmas To You” quilt.
Whether you’re making the large quilt shown here in the beautiful Quiltmania setting,
or the 4 smaller quilts shown below from the back cover,
the instructions are the same.
The only difference will be after you have the 4 small quilt tops made.
You will either sew them into 1 quilt and add the borders or
stop & quilt them as 4 individual quilts.
Pretty clever, I know Lol!
Either way, you’ll want to join my new “Sewing With Susan” Facebook group where you can see
& show your progress of this project with other quilters.
So, get the verse background fabric &
.05 Micron pen with color matching the 12 wt. cotton thread (or perle cotton thread).
Trace “A Merry Christmas To You” from the template page
onto the fabric as shown in the diagram on page 1 of pattern.
Using the cotton thread, stitch the verse with the stitch of your choice.
I chose to use a stem stitch.
It’s a bit “beefier” than a back stitch & I like that!
You have all week to get this finished.
I find it to be a good task to do while watching TV.
It makes the time go by quickly.
Do you find this to be true?
I can’t believe that after writing this post I found this pic of me stitching in front of the TV!
I know that’s where I am because I see a bit of our living room carpet, Lol.
I use a small spring tension hoop.
I like how easy it is to move around on my piece as I stitch.
See you back here next Wednesday!
Just Keep Sewing…
2 thoughts on “A Merry Christmas To You, Quilt-Along Week #1”
I bought this pattern a while back, so this is the incentive I need to get it done. I have everything all traced, but wondered if you use anything on the back of your embroidery? I usually use a very light fleece, but wondered if that would make the block to thick compared to the others.
I’m glad you’re sewing along with us, Kay! I didn’t use any foundation behind the embroidery for this pattern. Sometimes I put a piece of batting behind the embroidery. It hides the tails of the thread, but I’m not crazy about the extra layer of batting on parts of the quilt. Also the fabric that I used for the embroidery isn’t white or a light solid fabric so the tails didn’t show.