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It’s never too soon to get a jump on the holidays--for yourself or for those on your gift list. This year, consider a quartet of easy ornaments that combine embroidery and embellishing. Stitch up...

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Happy appliquéd circles arranged in a flower shape fill a bright pillow. The ragged edges of the appliqués add to the project’s breezy charm while orange piping frames the aqua background and...

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Using fabrics from Whisperings by Alex Anderson and the Paulina collection, both for P&B Textiles, the black tone-on-tone background provides subtle movement, yet doesn’t compete with the...

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Combine piecing and appliqué with subtle color variations for a table runner with depth and dimension. These fabrics are from the Sausalito collection from...

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Cut and piece precut 5" squares to frame an appliqué panel and create a patchwork back for a handy pin keeper. Fabrics are from the Buttercup collection by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co....

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Zoom in on favorite prints or fussy-cut designs with this camera-theme wall hanging. The lenses capture different scenes, artistically showcasing various prints. Fabrics are from the Field Notes...

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Whip up a cheery felted wool mitten to give away or hang on a Christmas tree. The ornament can double as a holder for small gifts, trinkets, or gift cards.

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Petal appliqués machine-zigzag-stitched with dark turquoise thread climb a trellis of gray and brown prints. Fabrics include the Revive collection and other coordinating prints from...

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Celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with these quick-to-stitch wool ornaments.

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Far from a typical flower appliqué quilt, this project uses big prints, abstract floral patterns, and muted, nontraditional colors to make the throw appear as if it were painted. Fabrics are from...

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In just a day you can stitch up this whimsical quilt for a budding paleontologist. It uses a dash of black and white to unify bright prints from Marble Mania by Patrick Lose and I Dig Dinos by...

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Fabrics from the Paradise collection by Audrey Jeanne Roberts for Studio E Fabrics give this wall hanging an island vibe. Quilt...

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Create a spicy wall hanging with prints from two P&B Textiles collections: Wild Thyme by Carolyn Gavin and Pop Parade 2. To make the...

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Add fusible leaf appliqués to decorate the band of a pillowcase. Use this free pillowcase pattern to embellish pillowcases for charity as part of the ...

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A partridge in a pear tree takes center stage on this quilted banner. With each pear ornament bearing an embroidered phrase from the much-loved carol, you’ll be singing along every time you pass...

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A scrappy circle composed of a variety of blues and greens is the standout of this project. A fun border of smaller spheres and arches continues the rounded motif for a table topper with a...

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Warm the heart with a wall hanging made from felted wool and flannel. The appliqué shapes were cut from jewel-tone scraps and the houndstooth and plaid flannel is from the Woolies Flannel...

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Attach a bow-wrapped card to your presents for an handmade touch this holiday. The gift jumps off the card with the help of 3-D foam.

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Fabrics from the Canterbury collection by Country Essentials for Connecting Threads enhance the folk art style of this one-block wall...

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Make a splash with a nautical-theme crib quilt. Stitched in pink prints and rose polka dots, this baby quilt will make a great gift for any baby girl. Nautical-theme prints from the Baby Love...

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This whimsical wall hanging has a pieced background appliquéd with lollipop-style flowers. Rickrack and a button embellish the center of each bloom. Fabrics are from the Berkshire collection by...

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Fussy-cut delicate floral designs, such as these from the Abigail collection by Sara Morgan for Blue Hill Fabrics, to showcase...

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Combine embroidery with silk and wool fabrics to create a cozy pumpkin pillow for your fall decorating.

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To mimic the look of hand appliqué in less time, fuse pieces in place, then machine-stitch around each piece with matching thread and a tiny zigzag. The small prints and stripes featured are from...

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Jewel-tone blues, golds, and browns in subtle tone-on-tones create a rich wall hanging. Fussy-cutting striped fabric makes the Aster blocks pop. Fabrics are from the Renaissance Garden collection...

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