That time of year…

is almost here! While I’ve been far too busy managing the Wetumpka Artists Market the past several weeks to publish a new pattern, I WILL share my favorite Christmas (or any time) music pattern at a sale price of just $3.50. That includes the instructions, the templates for appliqueing all the music, and also the tricks for the 3D holly. While the applique does take some time, the piecing is quite easy. Not many pieces because the piano keys are faux-pieced (tiny pin-tucks on the back!) and the black keys are made with my friend, Mr. Bias Tape! Just leave off the holly and make this in any color for a year-round lap quilt. People will rave over it!

“Joy to the World” by LJ Christensen

Yes, those ARE the notes to “Joy to the World,” but since it’s YOUR quilt, you could change the notes to another tune….right? Click here to order

I wish you a Merry Christmas, but since it’s so close, my guess is that you may be in panic mode. Here are a few quick ideas if you need last-minute gifts.

“With Fleece as White as Snow…or Not” by LJ Christensen

The darling sweatshirt above is so easy with acrylic fleece–instructions work for ANY size. Click here Wait ’til you see the back!! (BTW, I’ve made this with leopard fleece on a black sweatshirt, too!)

“The Trouble with Trebles” Platter Pad by LJ Christensen

OK, you need something musical, but certainly not a whole quilt!!!! Click here Music not the right gift? It’s OK–there are about 20 different platter pad patterns that sew up quickly. Click here. Here’s one you might need right now!

“Hot Coffee” by LJ Christensen

Very easy, but the steam makes it really cute! (There’s a steaming teapot pattern, too) Click here

“Just Ducky…” by LJ Christensen

The title speaks of the cute duckies on a diaper bag, but you can use the same pattern for ANYone of ANY age (such as a gym bag for an adult or travel tote for a child. ) It’s made of a large towel (Walmart!!! just saying) and a little bit of cute fabric. Click here

“Cuff ’em Pillow Cases” by LJ Christensen

Another fun gift for just about anyone is a personal pillow case! There are so many fun novelty prints to choose from! Click here

If you scroll through the website, you can find many other gift ideas, even hot mitts and kitchen towels and a ironing board caddy. Although I love full quilts, I also revel in “quick” and totally understand the pre-Christmas Crunch!

My best to all. I might not be back on line until January, but I have some great patterns planned for the new year, including a 100-pattern celebration coming soon!

Merry Christmas from Libby and stay tuned!

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