Sending Out Handmade Quilted Christmas Cards

This year I'm actually going to send out x-mas cards.  Last year, I didn't really feel like it, so I didn't.  I've been giving myself permission to skip out on things that I used to stress out about.  And yes, this used to stress me out.  Sad, I know.

This year, I'll be sending out a few of these and most likely giving them to teachers and friends who don't need, or want, our family picture card.  They're super-easy and make great use of scraps.  Follow my tutorials for this design.

 A look inside of this card reveals the concentric squares of stitching.  I would use a darker thread as mine didn't show up on this one like I would have liked.  Start on the outside edges and move in to the middle.  I don't mind that it's a little crooked - looks flawed and homemade.
 This design is inspired by my friend Heather of Olive and Ollie - she does amazing applique.
This is the inside.  It's kind of crooked, but it still looks lovely.  Tip: Glue your shapes to the card first.  I did the trunk first and then stitched it in place.  Then glue the tree over the trunk and then stitch.

I'm really not this organized, but I'm filling 2 orders of quilted notecards today and just threw these in at the same time.

I can hear the carols and taste the egg nog...


  1. You can use a fusible interfacing and iron your shapes onto the card.I have found this less messy than glue.
    Your cards are beautiful!

  2. Hi Andie...quick note please to confirm you are still posting this week on Stash..thanks.


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