Rustic Christmas – FREE Pattern

Good morning, everyone!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio on this sunny August day.  Sandy and I are excited to show you the final version of our Rustic Christmas FREE Pattern.  Santa on Bush branded

The great thing about this FREE PATTERN is you have several options for finishing your paper pieced blocks.  Want some cute mini pillows to bring some charm to your home?  Give this FREE PATTERN a try!

Mini Pillows branded

Maybe you would like a cute banner for your fireplace!  Give this FREE PATTERN a try!

Stocking Branded

How about a cute wall hanging, table topper or table runner?  Give this FREE PATTERN a try!  Our pattern includes the dimensions for several different runner lengths.

Tree and Santa Branded

Click on the link below to download our FREE PATTERN

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We’ll also be posting this pattern to FAVE Quilts .  Be sure to check this website for  free  patterns.  It provides great eye candy and inspiration for all kinds of quilting projects!



Paper Piecing Sew Along – Day 3

Need a cute Christmas stocking block?  You can stop your search, Sandy has cornered the Christmas stocking cuteness block.

Branded Stocking facing right

We know some people like their Christmas stockings to face  right and others like them to face left.  That’s why Sandy created a pattern for each!


face right brand

These two patterns are super easy and a great way to practice  your paper piecing skills.  Click on the links below and get ready for maximum cuteness!

stocking_pp_toe face right

stocking_pp_toe face left



Traditional Stuffing

Christmas Past:

House rule #1225:  On Christmas morning many years ago, four eager girls were allowed to “sneak” downstairs (often on or before 2 a.m.), grab their Christmas stockings and run back upstairs to their bedrooms.  Each girl was allowed to open the special gifts and treats that Santa had stuffed in their stockings!  The gifts under the tree had to wait until mom and dad woke up around 6 a.m.

Christmas Present:

My new daughter-in-law does not have a Christmas stocking, gasp!  Immediately the quilting wheels started turning!

I found a free McCalls Christmas Stocking Pattern and got to work!  Sandy gave me several yards of this gorgeous Christmas plaid fabric last year.  Nice colors for a stocking!


I cut out the pattern and made a quilt sandwich for the front of the stocking and for the back of the stocking.  I machine quilted straight lines up and down and sideways with my walking foot.  I know, I know!  I need to venture from this boring technique but it just seemed easier that stressing out over quilting patterns that have the potential to head south faster than Sandy’s flying geese!


See?  Nice and neat, no stress for this quilting novice!


Next, I decided to embellish the top part of the stocking.  Did I ever mention I have a painter’s tape addiction?  I use it for all kinds of things in my sewing room…including fabric stenciling!  I tape the fabric and stencil combo to a giant plastic square ruler and paint away!  The painter’s tape easily peels off and does not leave a residue on the fabric.


Here is the result of my painting and sewing embellishment.


The hardest part of this project?  The top stitching around the top edge!  I tore out the stitching 3 times and broke 3 machine needles!  I even had to use pliers to get one of the needles out of the seam…and I thought machine quilting was stressful!

Christmas Future:

I hope my daughter-in-law loves her Christmas stocking. Now this newly married couple can continue together the traditional stuffing of the stocking!