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Christmas With Panache

I couldn't help but make some Christmas projects with my Panache line of fabric, so I decided to include them all in one pattern booklet.

This is the cover of the Christmas with Panache Pattern Booklet. It is not quite ready for shipping yet, but you can pre-order here. It should be ready mid November.

This is the table runner from Christmas with Panache.

It measures 53" x 18".

The main part of the runner is made with Panache Toweling, you could choose any Moda toweling you like, to suit your Christmas colours. There are lots to choose from.

The applique can be completed using your favourite applique technique. I have used fused and machine blanket stitch, because I had deadlines to meet, but I am going to make another one with hand needle turn applique.

The fringed ruffles on the ends are fun to make and you can learn more about fringing on my video here.

Three separate pillows are included in the booklet.

They all use a combination of 18" wide toweling, Panache wovens and cotton slubs.

The Joy pillow measures 20" x 20".

The Bauble Pillow is 18" x 18" and the House Lumbar Pillow is 17" x 33".

I love Christmas Pillows for decorating the house. It is such a quick change to make and really gives the house a homely, festive feel.

These are the Hanging Decorations from Christmas with Panache. I have used 2 Panache Charm Packs plus scraps of cotton slubs and pre pieced patchwork wovens. They are so much fun to make and would be lovely as a keepsake or gift tag for family and friends. They measure 4" x 4" approximately.

I couldn't do a Christmas booklet without including some stockings!

The spotted ones are made with Panache Cotton Slubs, with the fringed cuffs also cotton slubs.

The other patched ones are made with the pre pieced patchwork wovens that you can purchase off the bolt. The cuff on these two are made with coordinating Panache Toweling.

All the stockings are lined with Panache wovens.

They measure 18" x 12".

The 7th and final project is this Christmas Throw, which measures 58" x 70".

The front is made with 60" wide Panache toweling and includes applique and piecing. Through this book I have tried to coordinate the projects so the applique on this project is similar to the applique on the table runner. The pieced houses are also used for the long lumbar pillow. It creates a cohesive look for your Christmas decor.

The back of the throw is made with the pre-pieced patchwork wovens, making the throw reversible.

The fringing on the ends is made by fraying and tying the 60" wide toweling. You can see the instructional video on this here.

This throw has QuiltLite batting in it to create warmth and a little weight. It is similar to brushed cotton or flannel fabric. If you can't find QuiltLite I suggest you just add flannel or flannelette fabric to the throw, for the same effect.

A funny story; after I had completed all these projects I needed to photograph them. We were going on a family holiday to New Zealand and it was July, so it was Winter time. I thought it would be a good idea to take the Christmas with Panache projects with me, because there should be plenty of snow for photography.

Unfortunately , they were having a bad snow season. The ski hire shop in Wanaka was making more money hiring e-bikes than ski gear! We hired e-bikes!

So, the second last day we were there, we had to drive from the West Coast, over the pass to Hanmer Springs. There had been a dusting of snow on the mountains the previous night. We got to the highest part of the pass and there was still some snow on the ground.

We managed to pull over and we jumped out of the car, with our Christmas decorations and started to take photos. It was raining so the snow was not going to last much longer and it was also very cold.

We got quite wet!

Our snow boots were unreachable in the car and our hiking boots let in a little water, but we still managed to get a few photos in the snow.

I don't know what the passing traffic thought we were doing, as we dangled Christmas stockings and tree decorations off wet icy trees, but we did receive some strange looks as people drove past!

Once we arrived and Hanmer Springs, our Air BnB was surrounded by beautiful pine trees, so it was a perfect place to take lots of the photos.

It was worth carrying around Christmas decorations just for the final 2 days of our holiday!

Well, I hope that has inspired you to have a Christmas with Panache, as soon as the booklets are completed and printed I will be shipping them out.

Happy sewing


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