Thursday, November 22, 2018

My Christmas Album-- A New Free Stitch-a-long!

Christmas is our favorite time to stitch... we love spending the weeks before Christmas making special, handmade gifts for those we love. But this Christmas, we're going to sneak some time in on a project just for ourselves!

We have long wanted a gorgeous, Baltimore Album style Christmas quilt to grace our walls in the month of December. Since time constraints and skill level still keep that goal out of reach, we're going to machine embroider one!

Picture how our "Caroline's Garden" quilt celebrated spring...
 this new collection will celebrate Christmas!

We're planning twelve 4x4 blocks, with a simple, sensational finishing kit... 


We'll also be releasing a 2x2 charm series for FREE... we did this for the Twelve Days of Christmas free stitch-a-long two years ago, and it was wonderful fun.... our finished piece, at a petite 16" x 20," is a tiny beauty!

Here are the first two designs in our new series, available today:
The FREE charm size...

and the 4x4 size...

The week that each design posts, the charm size is FREE, and the upgraded 4x4 design is $1.99.

Don't miss any! As soon as each new design posts, the old charm will be priced at $1.49 and the 4x4 design will be $2.99. To keep the stress off, we're not sticking with a schedule for release. It will be as the inspiration can sign up for our mailing list at the link in the top right column and you won't miss a stitch.

For the twelve blocks, you'll need a yard of fabric for either size...
because they are both hooped 4x4.

Thanks to the magic of photoshop, 
here are some background fabric ideas!

Basic Grey Grunge Cream (our very favorite!!)

 Lori Holt-- Cozy Christmas Green

Grunge Raspberry Seeing Stars

Fairy Frost Bordeau 

We are SO tempted to put everything on cream grunge-- but this time we're stepping out of our box and are ordering the Fairy Frost-- it seems so elegant!

We have been a Fat Quarter Shop customers for years...
we have been recommending them for a long time, and recently they have added us to their affiliate program. If you buy your fabric from them and if you do so through the link below, we will get a small commission at no cost to you. It's a great way to support our free stitch-alongs-- we appreciate it!

Go to Fat Quarter Shop
Plus, they just happen to be giving 20% off every order today!

Thanks for stitching along with us this holiday season...
we can't wait to see YOUR Christmas Album!



  1. Great rocking horse. Love the colors. You are so great with your colors and designs. Reminds me of Christmas when I was young.

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! So much fun and so neat!

  3. I've tried multiple times yesterday to locate the download, but all the pictures were was a .jpeg file. I even had my husband check on his computer since it's totally different than mine and he had no download file for either of the pictures either. Am I missing something?

    1. Vicki-- why don't you just email us at and we'd be happy to just email it back to you. There have been spotty problems due to traffic but nothing major. xox carol

  4. There's no search button and I can't find this Album on your site. Is number 4 up yet and what is the link?

  5. What are the 3 gray vertical things in the milk maiden’s skirt?