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!