Free Pattern Home for the Holidays Christmas Quilt Top

As you all know from my projects, I like doing quick simple creations that I can enjoy in a few  hours. I admire quilters that take an hour to do a block and weeks to finish a top. I just don’t have that type of patience. I wish I did.  This quilt top is a super simple patchwork pattern using the stunning Home for the Holidays collection from Riley Blake Designs. The final size of the top is ~50×72″. It’s the perfect size for a winter throw or for a twin bed. I love how bright and cheerful the colors in this collection standout. The collection can be used for any Christmas theme project.

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I took this picture as the sun was raising one morning. I love how it came out. The pattern uses 15 fat quarters which are each cut into different sizes of triangles and squares to create a medley of different sized shapes throughout the top.

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I had Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting do a pretty holly design at the back. I have to say, I was stunned at how pretty the pattern looked on the back. I used a twin size white bed sheet for the back. It was cheaper than buying fabric.

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To bind it, I used a red single fold bias tape all around. I think it took about 9 yards of tape for the entire quilt. I also did machine binding which is way quicker than hand binding.

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Here is a closeup of the front. You can see how festive this collection is. There are candy canes, snowflakes, bears, Christmas trees, Santa; a little bit of everything to get you in the Christmas mood.

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Your Supplies

For this quilt top pattern, you need 15 assorted Fat Quarters from the Home for the Holidays Collection.

The pattern, layout and tutorial can be found HERE.

If you want to make a bigger size than 50″x70″, then you can use more fat quarters and follow the same design by simply cutting more pieces. Please share your quilt if you use the pattern.

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Thanks for visiting and happy sewing,

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RBD Flannel Showcase Blog Tour: Toddler Girl’s Nightgown with Free Pattern

Happy Friday Everyone. I am so excited to be part of Riley Blake’s Flannel Showcase Blog Tour! The tour features different projects using stunning flannels from Riley Blake Designs.  I fell in love with this  gorgeous Rainbow Hexi and thought it would look pretty as a nightgown for my little girl. The material is really soft, cuddly and warm, making it perfect for the upcoming winter months. The free pattern is for toddler size 3T-4T. You can make it as long or short as you want it.  I think I may end up making a few of these for Mila with some other flannels from Riley Blake.

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The neck is a simple elastic stretch fit so you don’t have to worry about doing a closure. It’s easy so that your little one can put it on and take it off all by her self. I decided to pin an accent ribbon on mine to make it extra girly.

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The sleeves are made into a gathered puff which gives it a cozy and comfortable feel.

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I decided to do a gathered ruffle on the bottom to make it twirl and match the gathered puff sleeve.

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Your Supplies

1 yard flannel-(Rainbow Hexi used in this tutorial)

16″ 1/2″ elastic

12″ 1/4″ elastic

5″ ribbon for bow

You can download the free pattern HERE. The pattern is for a normal size 3T-4T. My daughter is 3 and this fits her a bit loose like nightgowns should be. You can scale the pattern up or down about 10-20% if you want it a bit more snug or looser. For this pattern, I used a 1/2″ seam allowance which is already built into the pattern.

Let’s start

The pattern for the front and back are for the top pieces only. You will have to measure how long you want the dress to be to get the desired length.

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Once you have all your pieces. It’s time to put the sleeves on the front and back pieces. With right sides together, sew the sleeves on the front bodice.

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Next, sew the sleeves to the back bodice.

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Next, let’s add the ruffle to the bottom. Cut about 30″ of 3″ wide flannel. Fold under 1/4″ and then another 1/4″ for the hem. Iron down. Gather the other top edge. Pull and fit on the front bottom bodice. Sew right sides together. Repeat for the back bodice.

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Let’s move onto the sleeves. Fold down 1/4″ and then about 2″. Iron and hem. Take about 6″ of 1/4″ elastic and stitch it on the top of your hem while pulling the elastic. The elastic should be pulled as you are sewing until you reach the end. Repeat for other side.

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Next, sew from the end of the sleeves all the way down the side of the dress. Repeat for the other side.

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Create a casing on the neck line by folding in 1/4″ and then again about 3/4″. Sew all the way around leaving about 2″ to thread your elastic. Thread elastic and sew the opening close.

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That’s it! You are done!

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Please visit all the other flannel projects featured in the RBD Flannel Blog Tour! We hope you enjoy and share each project!

September 5th through October 23rd
9/5 Julia @ Riley Blake Designs
>>  9/9 Deonn @ Quiltscapes
9/12 Bonnie @ Fishsticks Designs
9/19 Remona @ The Stitching Scientist–> That’s me:-)
9/23 Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
9/26 Liz @ Simple Simon & Co.
9/30 Heidi @ Fabric Mutt
10/3 Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
10/7 Amanda @ Jedi Craft Girl
10/10 Rose @ Rose and Odin
10/14 Samm @ Sew We Quilt
10/17 Marni @ Haberdashery Fun
10/21 Karin @ Leigh Laurel Studios
10/24 Lindsay @ The Cottage Mama
10/28 Sara @ Flannel Queen
10/31 Lucy @ Lucy Blaire

Thanks for visiting and Happy Sewing!

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