Christmas in July plus more ideas for seasonal sewing and crafting

I thought you might like to see some of the projects I did last year during my 12 Days of Christmas event coinciding with the Christmas blog hop event. Here are some links to those projects, plus some other Christmas projects from prior years. In keeping with my blog being about a lot of subjects, there are a number of different kinds of projects here. I also added a page at the top of the blog to gather my Christmas projects together for your convenience later. Click on the titles to see the post.

Christmas Stitched Ornaments

Cross Stitched Quilted Christmas Ornaments | From My Carolina Home

Christmas Card Stamping

Christmas Cards 14

Christmas Mini Quilt Tutorial

Christmas Ornament Mini Quilt ~ From My Carolina Home

Gifts for Guys

Gifts For Guys ~ From My Carolina Home

Sewing / Jewelry Kit Tutorial

Sewing Kit | From My Carolina Home

Christmas Wool Applique Penny Rug

Christmas Wool Applique Penny Rug ~ From My Carolina Home

Christmas Trip Around the World Quilt 2015

Christmas Trip Around the World | From My Carolina Home

Make a Holiday Purse

Christmas in July at From My Carolina Home

Pine Cone Hanger

Pine Cone Hanger at From My Carolina Home

Quilted Table Runner with Tablescapes – Figure out what you’d like to find at the thrift stores before the holiday season.

Christmas Tablescape | From My Carolina Home

Gifts From The Kitchen – including my recipe for Double Dutch Brownie Mix.

Gifts From the Kitchen - Double Dutch Brownies | From My Carolina Home

More Ornaments and Decorating Ideas

Christmas Ornaments ~ From My Carolina Home

Christmas Breakfast

Christmas Tablescape | From My Carolina Home

Crafting with Christmas Cards

Christmas Card Crafting ~ From My Carolina Home

Christmas Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Christmas Vanilla Sugar Cookies ~ From My Carolina Home

Cozy Christmas Reading – mystery books set at Christmas time.

Cozy Christmas 2

Quick Christmas Table Toppers

Quick Christmas squares 10

2015 Christmas Runner Quilt Along

Christmas Quilt Along finish

And one last idea from last year, use a table runner as a bed scarf! Makes a room festive without taking up a lot of storage space.

Christmas Table runner used as a bed scarf | From My Carolina Home

The Christmas in July Blog Hop ends today, so I wanted to give you one more list so you can get in on the drawings for the wonderful prizes Sarah hasSarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict arranged a great hop and giveaway Deadline for entry has passed.

The lovely folks over at Free Spirit Fabrics have donated not just one item for a giveaway, but THIRTEEN!  And it’s pretty drool-worthy stuff, too – it’s Tula Pink’s new holiday line, Holiday Homies!!!

Sarah has six design rolls, six layer cakes, and one fat quarter bundle to give away – and here’s how she’s going to do it!  Visit each stop on the hop, including this blog, and leave a comment on each post for the day.  At the end of the hop,  Sarah will do a giveaway for each day by putting everyone’s name in the hat who commented that day (from all that day’s hop-blogs), and drawing a winner for that day.  That will be twelve winners – the design rolls and layer cakes.  Then she’ll put all the names from all the days in a hat and draw out a grand prize winner for the fat quarter bundle!  Only one prize per person, though – let’s spread it around a bit!  So carve out a bit of time to visit all the blogs and comment – it makes the time bloggers spend on each post worth it when we see what people think about our work!  The deadline to make a comment on all the blogs to be included in the drawings is July 26th.  Due to some family problems, the drawing will be delayed to August 4th or so, as she deals with her father-in-law’s illness and hospice care.     Giveaway is done.

Here are the participant blogs, have fun!!   The participating blogs are linked to their main pages, you may need to scroll back to find the Christmas In July post.  You’ll note that some blogs are listed more than once as have more than one project to share.    My link will take you back to that page for the travel bag.

Friday, July 14th
From My Carolina Home– My Scrap Dance Swing Bag pattern is now on My Patterns page.

Vrooman’s Quilts
Pampered Pettit
Saturday, July 15th
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Quilting Fun
Sunday, July 16th
Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Monday, July 17th
Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
Crayon Box Quilt Studio
Tuesday, July 18th
Seams To Be Sew
Stitchin at Home
Domestic Felicity
Wednesday, July 19th 
The Colorful Fabriholic
Smiles From Kate
Thursday, July 20th
The Inquiring Quilter
Selina Quilts
Friday, July 21st
Katie Mae Quilts
Quilted Blooms
Saturday, July 22nd 
Devoted Quilter
Kathy’s Kwilts and More
All Points of the Compass
Sunday, July 23rd
Mel’s Quilting Blog
Resourceful Momma
Monday, July 24th
Anja Quilts
A Dream and a Stitch
Tuesday, July 25th
Christina’s Handicrafts
Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Plans are in the works for another Autumn Jubilee event, more on that later.  Are you starting on your seasonal sewing yet?


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30 thoughts on “Christmas in July plus more ideas for seasonal sewing and crafting

  1. Jan Snell

    I have been pleased to meet you over the course of Sarah’s blog hop. I am now following you on my favourites as I love your host of ideas. Thanks. Janice.snell (at)

  2. Hi Carole,
    What a great collection of ideas! So many of them to comment on – I don’t know where to start. The last one, using a table runner as a bed scarf is a fabulous idea! We host Christmas Eve so that would make the room where all the coats are dumped look nice – for a bit anyway until the bed is covered. Thanks for all the helpful tips. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Wow, thanks for all of the extra ideas. I enjoyed looking at your displays, like bed runner on the bed and table settings on the table. It really puts things in perspective. I guess we should all be ready for Christmas! Probably not. LOL

  4. I remember your work from last year and know that you will do a fantastic job this year too. I made my first yarn purchase for Christmas gifts this week. Hubby just shook his head. He knows it’s a year round event for me . Our heat wave has finally broken and I can walk outside and still breath now. We even got some much needed rain. ♥

  5. Love the bed scarf. I’m wanting to make some for the seasons. Who knows. I’m also a reader especially at Christmas. It’s how I unwind to sleep at night. I have actually read a few of Joann Fluke’s , but have not seen the others. The Christmas Cutter Killer sound good. It’s not a blood and guts one is it? I will try and find it online if not. I love white Christmas deco items, so the deer is a hit with me. Thanks for the additional ideas.

  6. Carole, you are so talented! I love the recap of last year’s Christmas in July! The stitched ornaments make great gifts for friends. I unwrap many each year from friends and I always am reminded of who gave it to me!

  7. So many more wonderful ideas! I made a bunch of those felted penny rugs for all my friends last year and they all loved them. I managed to keep two of them for myself though! I have enjoyed this hop immensely!

  8. Dian

    Thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas. It’s fun to look at all the wonderful dining settings. In today’s hurried world, so much of the fine dining has been lost with disposables but I still love beautiful table settings.

  9. dezertsuz

    How much fun to realize that I recognized most of those posts! Yes, I’m working on a couple of Christmas quilts, one for this year and one for next – or maybe both for next year. LOL

  10. Patty

    Wanted to check the blog hop list to revisit the wonderful ideas and some how I think I missed the first day! You have some great ideas an a couple I want to make. I really like the cross stitch pillow. I have a dew pieces done, the cookies, and your bag. Thank y for the ideas. I’ll be reading you in the future. Merry Christmas.

  11. *Thank you!*, Carole! I remember when you shared many of these wonderful ideas, and it’s great to have them together for future reference! (page link at top of your blog)… That is SO handy!
    Also… I *love* that picture of the beautiful table runner as a bed scarf!!… I have to do that!
    *Thank you, again, Carole!!*
    Pat T.

  12. I am in deep denial about how quickly the summer is passing. That being said your beautiful projects are a lovely reminder of the fun that is ahead. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

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