So who’s started making for Christmas yet?? What? I hear you cry, already?? Or maybe you’re one of those who make all year round… I’m so envious of those who start making projects and gifts in January and by November they’ve made table mats, runners, wall hangings and even quilts for the whole family, wow!

However, let’s face it, some of us start in July, most of us start around October/November 🙂 And with everything else to think about, I would say this was the perfect time to make something from a kit. Which is why I have just uploaded these two Table Runner kits and a Table Mat kit into the UKQU’s Sewmotion shop.

Both runners are the same design, with the first kit featuring Makower’s Silent Night collection, while the second kit is made in their Scandi Christmas range. This is a machine sewing project and includes partial seams and half-square triangles, and is aimed at the intermediate quilter, though a skilled beginner with a little help from a quilter friend should be fine.

There is also a kit for a set of two tablemats in the same Scandi fabrics (I am working on a Silent Night version). This design features curved English paper-piecing to make the wreath, before it is appliquéd onto the background fabric. You can then add a feature block for your cutlery and some borders before an easy machine quilted finish.

This kit includes all the fabrics you need including binding and backing, plus pre-cut paper templates for the EPP and full instructions. You just need wadding and a glue pen for the EPP. You can click here to see the growing collection of kits.

Talking of curved EPP, thank you so much for the wonderful response to my cushion being featured on the latest issue of British Patchwork & Quilting, I’m really chuffed! My husband is now calling me his Cover Girl 🙂 I’ve not actually received my copy as yet, but I gather there is an excellent article on UKQU, news is getting around people!