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If you want to add a home-made touch to your holiday celebration, here are three very easy projects to make: a Christmas Stocking, a Table Runner and a Pillowcase. They only take 1 to 2 hours each, so there is still time before Christmas to finish them.

This Christmas Stocking pattern is one of the easiest I’ve seen. It can be done in just a few hours: http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/12/easy-stocking-tutorial-today.html

The Table Runner is double sided, so you could mix and match two holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. This takes about one hour to sew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFc5arukiJg

The Pillowcase pattern (burrito style) is a fun project for a kid’s gift and can be made in just a few hours: http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/pillowcase-tutorial-burrito-style/ or another version with pdf at: http://www.quiltmaker.com/articles/Pillowcases


Where to buy fabric

There are several great stores in the Geneva region which have high-quality cotton fabric for your projects.

  • By far the largest, Patchworld in Lully, offers a huge range of cotton fabric and supplies: http://patchworld.biz/
  • Au Fil de la Passion, in Carouge, also has a very good selection of cotton fabric (no website available)
  • Textiles Acacias, has a lot of cotton fabric and a great selection of thread (no website available)

Have fun creating beautiful holiday projects!