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Yet Another, 12 Days of Christmas Mystery Quilt-Along, Day 3

Welcome to Day 3!

Today we will make a Santa block.

You may have noticed this block is part Tiny Tree block & Tiny Dresden plate.

We’ll be referring to the previous 2 days’ instructions to make Santa!

Sorry for the delay, a storm this morning has had our internet off & on so I’ve had issues trying to complete this post.

Since I’ve rushed a bit I hope the instructions are complete & accurate!

I need to post now before it’s off again! lol

Just click the download button below to get the complete instructions to make this 5″ x 6 1/2″ (unfinished) block.

When you get your blocks made please share them with us on my Facebook group here:

I’ll be back tomorrow with the Day 4 block.

Just Keep Sewing…


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Yet Another, 12 Days of Christmas Mystery Quilt-Along, Day 2

Welcome to Day 2!

Today we will make just 1 Tiny Dresden plate block.

If you have my Tiny Dresden Plate Template you already have the instructions,

just make 1 block!

If you don’t have the plastic template & would like to purchase one

you can find them on my website by clicking here.

I made a PDF of the detailed instructions with a paper template.

Click the link below to bring up the PDF.

When you get your blocks made please share them with us on my Facebook group here:

Another perk to joining my Sewing With Susan FB group is that I have videos of the applique process for the Dresden plates.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 3 blocks.

Just Keep Sewing…


Mystery Quilt-Along

Yet Another, 12 Days of Christmas Mystery Quilt-Along, Day 1

Welcome to Day 1!

Are you ready to sew your way to the Epiphany with me?

The first block we’re going to make is one of my Tiny Trees.


You can easily sew this in an hour or less.

You’ll need 4 fabrics for the tree.

I’m going old time Christmas scrappy.

Watermarked Photo

If you already own my Tiny Tree Template Set #286

just use the instructions on the template sheet.

If you’d like to purchase the template set

you can find them on my website by clicking here.

The block should measure 3 1/2″ x 5″.

For the star you’ll need to download the PDF at the bottom of this post.

Be sure to appliqué the star at least 1/4″ below the top of the block to be sure it doesn’t get sewn into the seam allowance.

Click the link at the bottom of this post to bring up the PDF.

Be sure the 1″ square prints out exactly 1″ for the templates to be the proper size.

I hope you enjoy making the tiny tree as much as I did!

When you get your tiny tree made please share them with us on my Facebook group here:

I’ll be back tomorrow with the Day 2 block.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Just Keep Sewing…


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Yet Another, 12 Days of Christmas Mystery Quilt-Along!

T’was the day after Christmas & everyone is gone. Not a creature is stirring but the man making ham & beans since before dawn

The kids have all gone home, and taken the babe. She was the light of the party, unanimously the best part of the day!

But now it’s again quiet. We’ve been to Mass & back home. What to do now besides play on the phone?

Get out your fabrics, let’s make our own fun & play. It’s going to be another fun-filled 12 days!

I’ve a design in mind now, it’s small & it’s cute. I hope that you’ll join me, to give the Christmas blues the boot!

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Yet Another, 12 Days of Christmas Quilt-Along!

There will be

steps, 1 each day for the 12 Days Of Christmas,

right here on my blog.

Finished quilt is 21.5″ x 23″.

If you have to ask if there will be Dresdens involved, you don’t know me at all… it’s called “a few of my favorite things,” duh!

Go find some of your favorite fabrics & meet me back here later today.

Just Keep Sewing…


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Mood-Boosting Activities to Fend Off Winter Blues

It’s that time of year for us.

The days are short & the nights are very long! Most of these days are gloomy, like today… Fortunately for another week we’re so busy with all the Christmas hustle & bustle that we hardly notice, but after Christmas it really kicks in; the winter blues.

So what are we to do?

Redfin has put together a list of mood-boosting activities to do at home and how to begin incorporating them into your routine, one which of course is quilting!

I can think of no better way to spend a cold, dreary day than inside where it’s warm & cozy *with lots of lights on* planning & sewing a quilt!

It’s a great time to start your Valentine or spring quilt.

If you’re reading my blog you probably already quilt,

but don’t miss the recent Redfin article we were featured in: “Mood-Boosting Activities at Home to Fend Off Winter Blues: Indoor Hobbies and Practices.”

Head over to their site & check out their other great suggestions of mood-boosting activities to do at home and how to begin incorporating them into your routine.

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There you’ll find they’ve included my quick tip,

“There’s no better way to make your home truly yours than by making custom quilts in your own style. Colors, sizes, and designs can be customized for everyone in your home, by everyone in your home. Young children up to adults can join in the creative process and make quilts for beds, walls, and tabletops. – Suzn Quilts

Your days will begin to look brighter even before the first signs of spring.

You can find their blog by clicking here.

Just Keep Sewing…


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Get Your Christmas Sewing On

Are you like me & have a hard time thinking of Christmas in July, even October???

With Thanksgiving over, the house decorated & the Christmas season underway, I want to sew with all the beautiful red, green & Christmas fabrics around me!

There are still plenty of days to sew before Christmas. And if you don’t finish it before this Christmas, there are plenty more days before Christmas 2022, 2023…

If you need some inspiration, I dare you to click this link to reveal some awesome Suzn Quilts Christmas patterns!

I did a “Christmas” search on my website to see what would happen.

There are 3 pages, 53 items!!!

I knew I loved to sew for Christmas, but I had no idea I had that many Christmas patterns. Some are quick & easy like my quilt-as-you-go Christmas Pines table runner & placemats

& Gnomes At Home December.

Many are now available in PDF so you can purchase them today & start sewing today too!

Some may take a bit more time (lol) like my Christmas Greetings sampler.

I hope you’ll go & be inspired to sew.

Know that when you place an order I ship same day, or the next if it’s late.

What will I sew next???

Sew many options!

Just keep sewing… for Christmas!


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Fall Colors

Are you ready for fall & Thanksgiving Day?

It’s not too late to add some fall color to your home with my new Fall Colors quilt.

It’s small but you can make it any size you want just by making more trees!

If you already have my Tiny Tree Template Set,

you can use that to quickly make the tall trees in this quilt.

You can find the pattern in both paper & PDF on my website by clicking here

then grab some fabrics & sew!

Sorry, cute baby not included!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan, with some help from Emma

A Giveaway!, Blog hop, free pattern

#SewPINK Gift Winner

Our winner of the $30 coupon to is Cathy Cavagnaro.

Cathy, please email me at so I can send you the coupon code to shop!

Thanks to all of you who commented either here on my blog or Suzn Quilts Patterns FB page.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan & little helper, Emma

A Giveaway!, Blog hop, free pattern

#SewPINK Blog Hop 2021, Just 1 More Day

Jut 1 day left in the blog hop drawing.

It’s not too late to download my free Baby Hearts pattern.

Use it as a reminder to get your annual screening.

Download the pattern for free by clicking the download button below & if you feel it in your heart to donate, see the details below.

The #SewPink Initiative was created by LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection, and support for those affected by breast cancer.

To learn more and see the calendar of events visit:

To find screenings available near you:

In addition to participating in the #SewPINK Initiative, Fat Quarter Shop invites you to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation with the goal of raising $10,000.

To find the Fat Quarter Shop fundraiser visit:

To learn more about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit:

You can still enter for a chance to win a $30 coupon to by leaving a comment on my original post by clicking here by October 31, 2021.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan & little helper, Emma