Christmas Tree Quiltalong

Now the kids are back at school and Autumn is well on it’s way, I’m starting to think about Christmas sewing. I know it seems early for some but I think it’s far better to get it done now so you’re not rushing at the last minute, right?? (I am notorious for sewing late into Christmas Eve!)

A couple of years ago I wrote up a tutorial for The Sewing Directory to make this cute Christmas Tree Pot Holder. I went on to use the same block pattern to make a cushion too. It’s a really cute and straightforward pattern. Both pot holders and cushions make great gifts to give at Christmas or to decorate your own home.

The tutorial is FREE so I thought it would be fun to run a quilt along using the pattern. Wanna join in?

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If so hop on over to the tutorial on The Sewing Directory. If you want to make a cushion, check out the extra border details by clicking here. You can also download a print friendly PDF here if you prefer. It’s going to be a pretty relaxed affair. Feel free to post pictures of your:

  • Fabric Pull

  • Finished Block

  • Quilted and Bound item - Pot holder, cushion or anything else you can dream up!

You can join in on Instagram by adding the hashtag #XmasTreeQAL & #thecraftynomadpatterns to your post. Or if you are on Facebook and prefer that platform then join my brand new Challenge Group and post a pic in there!

No sewalong would be complete without PRIZES!!! So on Monday 14th October I’ll pick some random winners from people who have posted pictures. I’ll be sharing more about sponsors on social media over the next week or so.


It will be clearly stated if the prize is available to be mailed to an international address or just UK postage in the relevant post/email. 

In order to be considered for a prize, you'll need to post a picture of your finished item made using the Christmas Tree tutorial on The Sewing Directory.  You'll need to add the hashtags: #XmasTreeQAL; and #thecraftynomadpatterns, to the text of the post and tag @thecraftynomadfleet in the post.  Make sure your profile is not set to private.  It will need to be set to public so we can all see it.

It is possible to join in on Facebook but you'll need to be a member of the Challenge Facebook Group and post a picture in there.

The winner will be announced on the 14th October 2019.

By joining in, you agree that any photos you share using the hashtag may be reposted by me to social media or shared via email to others joining in, or on The Crafty Nomad website.  They will always be attributed to the maker.

In order to get the prize, you will need to supply me with a mailing address and this may be shared with sponsors.  This information will be treated in the same way as other personal information using my Privacy policy.

In the unlikely event that a prize becomes unavailable then a substitute will be sent instead.

As per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.