Holiday Stitching Time is Here – New Projects and a Freebie

Some might say that the time has past, but for those of us who don’t get into the holiday spirit until the holiday is almost here. . .it’s the perfect time to start stitching. I’ve been working on a couple of projects the past month. Since the blog and embroidery shop have been fairly dormant for the past year, I thought it would be the perfect time for a giveaway. (And I’ll tell you why I’ve been away for awhile in tomorrow’s post).

These are my projects. They are quilted in the hoop table runners. The giveaway is a Christmas Tree and Star Table Runner.

EDIT: I found a service that will allow you to download the file directly without leaving a comment  although I must say how much I love to see your comments. It also means I can spend time responding to your comments rather than creating an email with a file attachment.

Click here to download the file. It will require you to leave your email address but rest assured that will only be used to send you more information from time to time. I won’t clog up your inbox with lots of email and you can unsubscribe any time.

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This is the completed table runner and the star and tree designs shown below. I used a metallic thread to stitch the tree stars and it really makes the whole table runner sparkle. The quilting is done using an echo stitch and works beautifully on the embroidery machine. Assembling the blocks into the runner is very easy. I have tried many methods for assembling quilted in the hoop blocks and finally feel like this is the easiest thing yet. All you have to do is comment on this blog post and then have fun stitching this embroidery.


This is the snowman table runner and it definitely has more moving parts and thread changes. But it still stitches in a flash and those snowmen are just plain fun as they come to life. You can get the snowman table runner from my web store and will be priced at half price ($6.00, regular price $12.00) for the entire month of December.  



56 Replies to “Holiday Stitching Time is Here – New Projects and a Freebie”

  1. Thank you Nancy–I responded to your email and sent the Tree and Star Table Runner files to you. I hope you enjoy.

  2. Marjorie,
    Haven’t visited with you in a long time. Nice to see your smile. Looking forward to stitching the table runner. Thank you. Happy Christmas.

  3. Sew cute! Looking to do smaller projects, heaven knows I don’t need anymore quilts, (I still have several kits to make) these are adorable!

  4. Marjorie, I was so pleased to see your post this morning as it has been awhile. Life sometimes does get in the way.
    These table runners are adorable

  5. Thanks you for the generous gift of the runner designs and directions. The runner will be enjoyed by the recipients of all the ones that will be made by myself and others. Small projects are fulfilling at this time of year when time is limited. Thanks again.

  6. I’m so happy to see your post. I’ve missed you A LOT. And I hope all is well and you’ve simply been busy with something fun. Beautiful design and such adorable Christmas Table runners.

  7. I love the table runner pattern,so cute.I’m always looking for pattern for my AccuQuilt dies

  8. Love your table runners. I would love to make this. Can you send me the files? Thank you so much!

  9. I was wondering about you! Good to see you posting again! I hope all is well. Would love your work, but understand if time is past. I hope your holidays are excellent!

  10. THANKS Marjorie! ……. I have the perfect spot for this runner and will enjoy stitching it up. ?

  11. Marjorie, I love your table runners and would love to make the tree and star. I have many of your embroideries for my go dies and they are all wonderful!

  12. Thank- you. Marjorie
    I would love to receive a copy of your embroidery file for your Christmas runner. I have a pfaff embroidery machine, so would use vp3 files. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you gave a wonderful christmas season.
    Happy holidays!!

  13. Oh gosh I love your table runners. I love making table runners. They are easy and pretty fast to make. They are one of my “go to” gifts.

  14. The table runner is so cute, perfect for Christmas. Table runners make such great gifts and really dress up your table. I would to make it. Thanks!

  15. I just love all your beautiful creations. Thanks so much.
    I’m still enjoying your Fall leaves and acorn designs from years past.

  16. I would love to make your tree and star table runner! I use my Viking Epic embroidery machine often and this would be a great gift idea…if I can manage to give it away!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  17. Yes, I, too, was pleased to see your emails in my inbox. Sorry to hear that you had all those hand problems. Oh gosh, I need to loose 20 pounds also. Take care.

  18. I love your designs! I just bought your 2 new Christmas Table Topper designs. Table Toppers are my favorite items to make–I can finish them quickly and they are so functional. I want to make one using the Accuquilt Gingerbread man die that I just ordered. I will be watching to see if you come up with a table topper pattern to use it! I have several of your designs that I bought several years ago and they are some of my favorites. Keep up the good work.

  19. I would love to make the Christmas table runner and would appreciate the pattern. Thank you for sharing it .

  20. I would love to make the Christmas table runner and would appreciate the pattern. Thank you for sharing it .

  21. So cute, just love your projects and using the dies are so great. Thank You for all your creative ideas and project.

  22. I love your website and look forward for new things to come. I have purchased your designs from accuquilt and love them

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