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A fun, quick,?and super easy project from mixed media artist, Joanne Sharpe. ?Visit Joanne’s Whimspirations and Artful Quilt and Stitch blogs for more whimsical imspiration.

Many people prepare pans and plates full of gorgeous Christmas cookies for gift giving. Not me! I wish I loved to bakeaccent pillow case baby burlap baby decoration, but I like making art more. Across my counters are stacks of 4″ x 6″ muslin quilt sandwiches ready to transform into painted and embroidered ornaments or gift tags. It’s simple, fun and quicker than you’d think to make a give a gift tag/ornament handmade stitched treasure.

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Step 1) Paint the trees.

Cover your table with freezer paper to protect as you paint.

Prepare quilt sandwiches and arrange them in rows on the freezer paper.

With green paint, lightly paint a loose, quick, whimsical Christmas tree in the center of a quilt sandwich. Think about just painting the letter “Z” repeatedly from the top to bottom. It’s even better when your brush strokes have a “scruffy look” as shown in the photo.

Paint a tiny gold star at the top, making an asterisk (*) shape.

With red or violet paint, loosely fill in the negative space around the tree as shown in the photo.

Let the pieces dry overnight! Patience is key?– you don’t want to sew over wet paint!

Step 2) Embellish with decorative stitches.

Now decorate your trees! Before stitching, place your ribbon inside the sandwich to create a loop for hanging. Use one pin to secure.

Thread your machine and bobbin with the gold thread.

Use assorted decorative embroidery stitches to add the tree garlands. Choose any decorative stitch from your sewing machine’;s stitch menu. Slowly sew on top of the tree shape, going back and forth in a diagonal motion to suggest decorated tree garland.

Step 3) Finish your gift tag or ornament.

Run a straight stitch around all edges, sewing 1/4 from the raw edges; do not trim the raw edges. Or use a decorative stitch to “frame” the border.?

Trim and neaten up stray threads.

Sign and date the back and you’re done!

You’re ready to give a one-of-a-kind, handmade treasure.

This project provides a great opportunity to discover the many artistic elements right in the stitch menu. You’ll be amazed at how much “art” is in your BERNINA. I’m a big fan of using decorative stitches, using

them in unconventional ways, “seeing differently” with the potential for creative elements and expression.

Enjoy the art in free motion and Happy Holidays!

Joann’s Fabric & Crafts emailed me with a challenge. ?Make a video to demonstrate a simple and easy craft that would inspire others to want to create! ?It’s part of their Creativity Made Simple campaign and I just LOVE the idea behind it. ?It’s all about inspiring others to carve out time in their day for a little creative time.

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If you are in need of last-minute project ideas to make for Easter, we’ve pulled together some of our very favorite free patterns and tutorials from around the web! Stitch up an Easter basket, create a cuddly Easter bunny stuffie, or create custom table décor.