Well............How about a Card holder? I had seen these around a lot of different places. So I had to give them a try. This is sooooo easy to make.
All you need is a pile of scrap Christmas fabrics,
1 3/4 inch Craft Size pincher pins
Batting and batting
First is what I do is take all my pincher pins and set them on a piece of old newspaper and paint them gold on the top and two sides. I do this first, so that they can dry while I make my holder. You want to make sure that they are good and dry before attaching them to your holder. (they will need 2 coats of paint)
Now while they are drying, I made 8 log cabin blocks. Each block is a 10 inch square. So that meant I needed 8 center (red) 1 1/2" X 1 1/2". Light and a dark 1 1/4" X 1 1/2 " to either side. Then proceeded to make my log cabin block. Next I sewed a light and dark 1 1/4" X 3" then, a light and dark 1 1/4" X 3" and just continued with 1 1/4" inch strips keeping light on one side and dark on the other till it measured 10".
When all 8 blocks are completed, sew them together, put a 2 inch boarder on and quilt. I quilted all in the ditch in all my blocks and the boarder seam. Then put the binding on.
I attached my pincher pins with fabric glue to either side of the blocks.
You can place them in the center on either side or along the seams on either side. There is no wrong place. It is up to you, your making it.
Here are two more that I made....I made a total of 6.
Oh, and here is mine. Total size of the holders are: 10 1/2" X 38 1/2"
OK, time for some Egg Nogg and TV. Cards were sent, got my packages all wrapped. I made 13 batches of cookies, tomorrow I will pass them out. For now it is time to sit and watch a Christmas Movie. My favorite is the National Lampoons Christmas Vacation....What's yours??
"I am so pleased I got everything done....hope you did too.
Christmas is coming, how joyful it will be...
The family will gather round the Christmas Tree.
With silver tinsel shining bright, the room is all aglow,
There's a kiss for you and me beneath the mistletoe.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!
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