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Posted by Shari on September 19th, 2015

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio
Greetings fellow Quilters...it's Karen of Redbird Quilt Co. and Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals Blog

I'm excited to share a sweet Christmas Gift Trio made using the Chickadees and Berries Panel by Jackie Robinson for Benartex.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
In this tutorial, we will create a beautiful wall hanging...

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
...a table runner, and 4 fun coasters - all with one panel a bit of coordinating fabrics. 

You've got to give this one a try!

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Chickadees and Berries fabric needed:
  • 1 Chickadees and Berries panel (24" x 44")

  • 1/2 yard Chickadees and Berries Holly Multi

  • 1/2 yard Chickadees and Berries Holly Gold

  • 1/2 yard Chickadees and Berries Scroll Cream/Gold

  • 7/8 yard Chickadees and Berries Scroll Cream/Red

  • 2/3 yard Chickadees and Berries Scroll Red
Optional Thread Choices:
  • Aurifil 50wt Mako Cotton Color #5001 & #2326 for piecing and quilting

  • Aurifil 12wt Mako Cotton Color #1103 & #2105 for accent top stitching

Press and Cut the Panel:

Note:  On all panel cuts, place the ruler approximately 3/8" outside of the green panel edge (therefore including 3/8" of red edge on each cut section).  Most of this red edge will be sewn into the seam allowance.  This allowance is included in the dimensions provided.


Begin by pressing the panel.  It if seams twisted or distorted, attempt to press it square.  Now use a rotary cutter, mat and ruler to cut the panel into sections as noted below on the Cutting Diagram.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Cutting Diagram (shown above)
First...make cuts to prepare a 23 3/4" tall by 18" wide wall hanging panel.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Start by cutting the top and bottom sections away from the center section.  (See Cutting Diagram:  Cut #1 and Cut #2)

Next cut the left side off the center section - again, leaving 3/8" to the left of the center panel.  (See Cutting Diagram:  Cut #3)

Note:  The 4 blocks to the left will have little/no red edge on them.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
The resulting 'center' panel should measures 23 3/4" tall by 18" wide.  Set aside.  Later we will cut the left side into 4 square and sew them into coasters.

Continuing with cuts from the table runner:  Take the top and bottom sections that you cut away and trim them to measure 7 1/2" tall by width-of-panel.  (See Cutting Diagram:  Cut #4 and Cut #5) 
Note:  There is no image for this.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Next, position the top and bottom cuts so they are both facing the same direction (shown above) and cut the right side (or top in photo above) off of each section; again leaving 3/8" of red edges.  Each resulting 'end' section should measure 7 1/2" x 18".  (See Cutting Diagram:  Cut #6)

Cutting Tip for long pieces:  Some of the sashing, center and border pieces you will cut are longer than 24" (the length of my longest ruler).  I learned a neat trick, years ago, that aids in cutting longer pieces.  If you need to cut a piece of fabric longer than your longest ruler, try the "fold-it-in-half" method.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
For a desired length of 24 3/4", divide the desired length by 2 (24.75 / 2 = 12.375").  Fold the fabric in half on your cutting mat so at least 1/2 the total length plus an extra 1/2" (or so) are overlapping.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Place the ruler on the fabric fold with the "1/2 the total length" marking on the ruler aligned on the fabric fold.  In my case I needed a piece 24 3/4" long, so I place my ruler on the fold at the 12 3/8" mark on the ruler.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Cut the fabric at the other end of the ruler.  When you unfold the fabric you will have the correct length.  This method also allows you to trim the selvage at the same time as your final cut.  You can try out this method for a few of the sashing and border pieces in this tutorial.  I also used it on the center section of the table runner (the cream/red).  In this case, I used the mat measurements to determine where to cut.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Prepare the Table Runner:  This is so simple - you will love it!
Table Runner Cutting:
From the Chickadees and Berries Holly Gold:
  • Cut (4) 1 1/4" x width of fabric (WOF) strips for sashing and narrow border

    • Subcut these strips into (4) 1 1/4" x 18" strips to attach to top and bottom of (2) panels

  • Trim the remaining (2) strips into 1 1/4" x 42" to attach to sides (use the "fold-it-half-method" tip above)

  • Cut (1) 3" by 22" for pieced backing

  • Cut (3) 2 1/4" x WOF for binding strips

From the Chickadees and Berries Scroll Cream/Red:
  • Cut (1) 18" x WOF strip

    • Subcut into (1) 18" x 25" for center of table runner

From the Chickadees and Berries Scroll Red:
  • Cut (1) 23" x WOF strip for pieced backing
Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Table Runner Piecing:

Start with the top and bottom sections of the panel, each 18" wide x 7 1/2" tall and the (4) 18" Chickadee and Berries Holly Gold sashing pieces.

Sew the (4) 1 1/4" x 18" gold sashing pieces to the top and bottom of each 'end' panel.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Press to set seam and press seams outward.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
When done, you should have two 'end' sections, each 18" x 9".

Next, attach the 'end' sections to either end of the 18" x 25" Chickadees and Berries Scroll Cream/Red.  I attached my 'end' sections facing outward, away from the center fabric.

When preparing to sew the end section sashing to the center section scroll red/cream -- make sure your 'end' sections are oriented the way you want them.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Sew with a scant 1/4" seam allowance - right sides together.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Press to set seams and press outward again.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
When you are done, you should have an 18" x 42" piece.

Ok - now lets prepare and sew the 42" sashing pieces to both long sides of the table runner.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Whenever I must align a sash or border piece on a quilt top, I will always fold each in half (separately) and place a finger press (or crease) at the halfway mark.  Then, using the creases, align the quilt top with the sashing or border at the crease mark.  Put a pin at the creases to hold in place.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Next, I would pin the sash or border at the ends of the quilt top and then ease the remaining fabric in between the middle and ends; pinning as I go.

Take this to the machine and stitch with a scant 1/4" seam allowance.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Once you have sewn the long sides on, press to set the seams and press the seams away from the center. 

There you have it!!  This table runner was fun to prepare. 

Now onto the backing and quilting...

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
For the backing, I pieced a 23" x WOF Chickadees and Berries Scroll Red and a 23" x 3" Chickadees and Berries Holly Gold together.  I always prepare the backing a few inches larger than the top to allow for quilting.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Layer and Baste:
Now prepare to layer and baste your quilt sandwich.  These same steps will be used for the Wall Hanging but I'll describe them once here. 

Tape the backing fabric, right side facing down, to the table top.  Make the backing fabric taut but do not stretch it.  Start at the top or on a side and use tape to secure the backing to the surface.  I like to use the blue painters tape as it doesn't leave a residue on the surface and peels away easily.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Once you have secured the backing, layer your batting on top of the backing and smooth it in place.  Sometimes I tape it in place too but it's not always necessary.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Finally, position the quilt top on the batting and smooth it in place.  Be sure it is centered on the backing fabric before smoothing and pinning.

Start pinning in the center, smoothing outward and pinning more as you go.  This will help avoid creases and bunches in your quilting.  When you pin, be sure to pin through all 3 layers.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
It's hard to tell from the image, but I try to put a pin approximately every 'fist-width' from the last pin.  Closer pinning requires too much stopping and starting when you are quilting.  Farther away increase your risk of fold and bunches in your quilting.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
I always love the 'choosing threads' portion of quilting.  I started a stash of Aurifil thread a few years back and add to it often.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Sometimes 'just the right thread color' makes a difference - so try out a few by unwinding the spool and laying the thread on the fabric.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
In this case, I found the Aurifil 50wt Mako Cotton #5001 to be 'just right' for much of the areas on the Chickadee and Berries panel.  I love the sheen -- plus the thread color accents the glitter of the songbirds perfectly!

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Once quilted, I make my binding from the 2 1/4" strips of Chickadee and Berries Holly Gold.  I love using the small Clover Wonder Clips to hold the binding in place while I stitch it by hand on the back side.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Chickadees and Berries Wall Hanging:
From the Chickadee and Berries Scroll Cream/Gold:
  • Cut (3) 1 1/2" x WOF strips for Border #1

    • Subcut to (2) 24 3/4" x 1 1/2 strips and (2) 20" x 1 1/2" strips

  • Cut (1) 14" x 34" to piece the backing

From the Chickadee and Berries Scroll Cream/Red:
  • Cut (2) 6" x 34" to piece the backing
From the Chickadee and Berries Holly Muti:
  • Cut (3) 2 1/2" x WOF strips for Border #2

    • Subcut (2) 20" (top/bottom) and (2) 30 3/4" (left/right sides)

  • Cut (1) 14" x 34" to piece the backing

  • Cut (3) 2 1/4" x WOF strips for binding

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Start with Center Right panel measuring 24 3/4" tall x 18" wide.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
From the Chickadee and Berries Scroll Cream/Gold:  Attach left and right border sides, then attach top and bottom border pieces.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Resulting piece should measure 26 3/4" x 20".

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Chickadee and Berries Holly Multi - attach left and right border sides,  Press to set the seam and press the seam outwards.

Now attach the top and bottom border pieces.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Resulting piece should measure 30 3/4" tall by 24" wide.

There you have it...so fast and simple (and beautiful)!

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Prepare a backing piece at least 34" x 26 1/2".  I pieced mine from the Chickadee and Berries Scroll Cream/Red and the Chickadees and Berries Scroll Cream/Gold - beautiful fabrics!!  (See cutting measurements above.)

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Layer and pin baste as outlined above for the table runner.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Choosing threads to quilt -- one of my favorite steps!

For the Wall Hanging and the Table Runner, instead of the 'stitch-in-the-ditch' method, I used Aurifil 12wt Cotton thread and a Walking Foot (or an Even Feed foot) to top-stitch the panel sections. 

The Aurifil 12wt thread adds depth, sheen and provides a beautiful accent on the fabric. 

Be sure to use a larger needle (90/14) with this heavier thread. 

I used 50wt thread in the bobbin. 

I LOVE  the way it looks - have fun with it!!

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
After top stitching, I had fun with feathers and echo quilting the main section of the panel.  I outlined most of the panel accents (birds and holly) with Aurifil 50wt color #5001 -- oh my that gold tone is perfect for this fabric!

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
To see more quilting images and learn a little more about the free motion quilting on the Chickadees and Berries Gift Trio, visit by blog - Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals Blogspot.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Prepare Wall Hanging Sleeve:
Chickadees and Berries Scroll Cream/Red - I used a piece approximately 5 1/2" tall by 24" wide.  Finish each short side with a double fold and finish the bottom with a single fold (top stitch all 3).  The raw edge will be aligned at the top of the quilt and sewn when you machine stitch the binding.
After quilting and preparing the sleeve, I made binding from the 2 1/4" strips of Chickadee and Berries Holly Multi.  I machine stitch the binding to the front of the quilt and hand stitch the back.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
The fabric and focus of this wall hanging is just beautiful!  It makes a lovely accent in any room.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Coasters "Inside-Out-Method":
Let's use the 4 extra 'blocks' that we cut from the center panel and whip up some sweet coordinating coasters.
You will need 4 each:  blocks, backing and batting.

I cut them approximately 5 1/4" square.  Exact size doesn't really matter, you will stitch inside the green edge and trim the excess.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Layer the front and backing fabric right sides together and add a piece of batting under the backing.  It seems crazy to do this but it works every time.

Now prepare to sew.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
After layering, stitch around the perimeter of the coaster.  I stitched just inside the green edge.  Be sure to leave a 2" opening on one side so you can turn the coaster right side out.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
After stitching the perimeter, trim the excess fabric/batting from the sides and corners.  Now, prepare to turn right side out.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
Once right side is out and you have fussed with pushing and pulling the corners out, give both sides a good pressing, fold the opening the same as the seam.  This will be sewn closed with the top stitching.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
I used Aurifil 12wt Mako Cotton thread and top stitched the perimeter of the coasters.  If you stitch close to the edge, it will also serve to finish the opening.

Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio Tutorial
There you are -- you now have a beautiful Christmas Gift Trio made from one Benartex Chickadees and Berries Panel and some yardage. 

It is a quick and easy gift -- or keep it home to accent your holiday table.

To see more quilting images and learn a little more about the free motion quilting on the Chickadees and Berries Gift Trio, visit my blog - Karen of Redbird Quilt Co. and Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals Blog.


GIVE-AWAY!!
  No Redbird Quilt Co. written tutorial is complete without a give-away, right?  You won't want to miss out on this fantastic fabric and thread give-away -- so be sure to jump over to my blog and join the fun! 
Here's the link:  Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals Blog  Give-Away Closed



Thanks again for stopping by today - and many thanks to Bear Creek Quilting Company for hosting the tutorial and sharing such beautiful fabrics.

Karen
Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio instructions can be printed here.
Chickadees and Berries Christmas Gift Trio was designed and created for Bear Creek Quilting Company by Karen Miller of Redbird Quilt Co. and Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals Blog.
Fabric used in this tutorial is from Chickadees and Berries  by Jackie Robinson for Benartex.
Do you love free fabric?  Do you love to teach?  Want to be a contributor on our blog?  Send us an email at web@bearcreekquiltingcompany.com to get started!
 

Comments

  • 1. Posted by GLORIA SNYDER on October 25th, 2015 at 2:57 p.m.
    Thank you for the tutorial. your visual showing of each step makes it seem so much easier than one would think. I love the way you stitched around all the items and especially the printed boarder stitching. This wall hanging is beyond my skill level BUT with you fantastic tutorials I feel that I can start Free Motion Quilting on some fabric panels I already have. Thank You So much. I love your work.
  • 2. Posted by Cheryl Smith on October 10th, 2015 at 8:40 a.m.
    I really like the wall hanging. I love the colors that you chose. It really makes it feel like early spring. Quilting sure is a wonderful form of art. http://www.thankfullysew.com/
  • 3. Posted by Connie Shepherd on September 30th, 2015 at 10:52 p.m.
    Absolutely LOVE the Wall Hanging & the complete line of Chickadees & Berries Christmas fabric. Thanks for the Tutorial !
  • 4. Posted by Dora Scheer on September 27th, 2015 at 7:27 p.m.
    Oh, I'd love to make the wall hanging an quilt wonderful feathers!
  • 5. Posted by Laurie Nykaza on September 27th, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.
    I just love the wall hanging it is so beautiful for the holidays with the birds and berries in the pattern nice colors. Wonderful to hang up with the holidays coming
  • 6. Posted by Beverly Cyphers on September 27th, 2015 at 12:17 p.m.
    Love the wallhanging and it could be used all winter. Got to find this panel.
  • 7. Posted by Audrey on September 27th, 2015 at 9:53 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging best. This is such a beautiful panel. The tutorial is very well done. I love how Karen gave the fluttering chickadee movement with the echo quilting. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway.
  • 8. Posted by Chris on September 27th, 2015 at 9:28 a.m.
    I love how the echo quilting around the chickadee in flight conveys a sense of real motion. Just a beautiful set of pieces.
  • 9. Posted by Sharon on September 27th, 2015 at 9:05 a.m.
    I like the wall hanging ! The chickadees appear so alive!
  • 10. Posted by Irene H. on September 27th, 2015 at 8:38 a.m.
    Love these birds!! A great gift for my mom.
  • 11. Posted by Brenda on September 27th, 2015 at 8:07 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging and how the quilting around the chickadee gave it motion. They all look awesome.
  • 12. Posted by Bobbie on September 27th, 2015 at 8:01 a.m.
    They say timing is perfect and what better way to start learning free-motion quilting on my Janome. So excited to get started!!
  • 13. Posted by Margaret Rauch on September 27th, 2015 at 7:48 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging, I'd love quilting this piece.
  • 14. Posted by Carol DeLater on September 27th, 2015 at 6:34 a.m.
    I LOVE the chicadee sitting on the berry branch. I would love to try free form quilting. The quiliting makes this piece stunning.
  • 15. Posted by jenny stratton on September 27th, 2015 at 12:03 a.m.
    I have always wanted to try quilting and this would be a good project to start with. I really like the coasters they would be a good place to start.
  • 16. Posted by jessica c on September 26th, 2015 at 9:38 p.m.
    This kit is amazing. I love the feather in the pattern. I have a friend that does amazing quilts I.m so jealous. I really need to get this kit to make mine just as cool as hers.
  • 17. Posted by Melody Lutz on September 26th, 2015 at 6:31 p.m.
    That table runner with chickadees is adorable!
  • 18. Posted by Carmen N on September 26th, 2015 at 5:19 p.m.
    I like the table runner the most - although they are all wonderful
  • 19. Posted by Jenna H on September 26th, 2015 at 3:53 p.m.
    I love the gold detail it is just stunning!
  • 20. Posted by Judy Cooper on September 26th, 2015 at 2:09 p.m.
    I love the panel. But the best part is the tutorial on stitching & finishing it. Thanks for a chance to win this great prize.
  • 21. Posted by Jen B on September 26th, 2015 at 11:43 a.m.
    I love the panel, especially the gold details, also that it could be used all winter, not just for christmas.
  • 22. Posted by Nina on September 26th, 2015 at 7:42 a.m.
    So beautiful! Love the trio, thank you for great tutotial!
  • 23. Posted by Jan T on September 26th, 2015 at 5:44 a.m.
    Great directions. Like ! Like!
  • 24. Posted by susie on September 26th, 2015 at 12:53 a.m.
    Absolutely beautiful! And thank you so much for the awesome tips! This give a away is absolutely awesome!
  • 25. Posted by Virginia on September 25th, 2015 at 5:20 p.m.
    Karen's tutorials are always so easy to follow. I especially like her tips for machine quilting the panel.
  • 26. Posted by barbara woods on September 25th, 2015 at 2:08 p.m.
    Beautiful things
  • 27. Posted by Jennie Gockel on September 25th, 2015 at 12:55 p.m.
    I love the birds. The fabric is beautiful and the project looks simple to do.
  • 28. Posted by Debra Kay Neiman on September 25th, 2015 at 12:35 p.m.
    I just love the wall hanging best...LOVE those feathers FMQ. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
  • 29. Posted by Cy Swendsen on September 25th, 2015 at 12:11 p.m.
    Love the colors in this line. Excellent tutorial!
  • 30. Posted by Pauline Gudas on September 25th, 2015 at 9:05 a.m.
    As a Maine resident the chickadee is our state bird, I love this line of fabric and can't wait to get to my LQS to get it
  • 31. Posted by Dana S on September 25th, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.
    I am fascinated with the beauty of the pieces and intricate attention to details in the quilting. This would enable me to up my game on skill sets!!! The perfect Christmas decor!
  • 32. Posted by Dana sullinger on September 25th, 2015 at 9 a.m.
    Every facet of this set is completely stunning. I would love to win and expand my skills as I get lost in how beautiful the fabric blends and mixes. Gorgeous!!!!!
  • 33. Posted by Peggy Cairo on September 25th, 2015 at 8:31 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging. Your quilting explanations make them seem so doable!
  • 34. Posted by Marie on September 25th, 2015 at 8:27 a.m.
    I love the fabric and the tutorial is great, easy to follow.
  • 35. Posted by Kim Cisar on September 25th, 2015 at 6:27 a.m.
    What a beautiful line of fabric. I love your tutorials! They are so clear and detailed. I can't wait to get started on my own set.
  • 36. Posted by Donna S. on September 25th, 2015 at 6:20 a.m.
    This is an absolutely gorgeous fabric line! LOVE it! It will be so easy to complete but so stunning when finished. Thank you for such wonderful instructions.
  • 37. Posted by Donna on September 25th, 2015 at 5:52 a.m.
    Just beautiful
  • 38. Posted by Donna on September 25th, 2015 at 5:28 a.m.
    Stunning
  • 39. Posted by Mary Kay Harman on September 25th, 2015 at 4:06 a.m.
    What a beautiful set to make for the upcoming holidays. I have added the tutorial to my favorites.
  • 40. Posted by Chris on September 24th, 2015 at 11:23 p.m.
    Great tutorial, thank-you I have it bookmarked.
  • 41. Posted by Mary on September 24th, 2015 at 11:14 p.m.
    All of the pieces are charming, but I think my favorite is the sweet chickadee in the berry wreath. So precious!
  • 42. Posted by Mary on September 24th, 2015 at 11:12 p.m.
    I really adore all of the pieces, but I think my favorite is the sweet chickadee in the berry wreath. So precious!
  • 43. Posted by Kathy on September 24th, 2015 at 9:05 p.m.
    Adore this set! I love the coaster tutorial...
  • 44. Posted by Angela Bartleman on September 24th, 2015 at 8:57 p.m.
    What a beautiful project! Perfect to dress up any space for the holidays
  • 45. Posted by Kathy on September 24th, 2015 at 8:52 p.m.
    Beautiful. I love them all but love the wall hanging the most. I have been eyeing this panel for a while now. Love the easy to follow instructions
  • 46. Posted by Bonnijean Marley on September 24th, 2015 at 7:58 p.m.
    I love the wall hanging.
  • 47. Posted by Deb on September 24th, 2015 at 7:14 p.m.
    Beautiful fabric! Wonderful tutorials!
  • 48. Posted by Sandy on September 24th, 2015 at 6:47 p.m.
    I love all of it. I love the thread very much. I have some but not very much. I don't buy too many panes because I never know what to do with them. This is fantistic
  • 49. Posted by Julie Bailey on September 24th, 2015 at 6:44 p.m.
    what a wonderful winter panel. Thanks for sharing.
  • 50. Posted by Jeanne Plassmann on September 24th, 2015 at 6:28 p.m.
    So hard to choose which part is the best! I love the panel with the chickadee in flight! I have many chickadees at my bird feeder and delight in watching them all the time (along with my other favorite birds). I am going to pick up a set of these panels - thank you for the tutorial and the contest!
  • 51. Posted by Shirley Clark on September 24th, 2015 at 5:24 p.m.
    I love it all, but I'm sort of partial to mug rugs. They are so cute. The quilting is fabulous on the wall hanging.
  • 52. Posted by Liz trudeau on September 24th, 2015 at 5:24 p.m.
    Love! Love! Love!
  • 53. Posted by Liz trudeau on September 24th, 2015 at 5:23 p.m.
    Love! Love! Love!
  • 54. Posted by Joyce Koeppl on September 24th, 2015 at 4:05 p.m.
    i was WOWED by these instructions!!! Love them!!!
  • 55. Posted by Margaret on September 24th, 2015 at 3:12 p.m.
    Wall Hanger Great. Christmas is coming, soon.
  • 56. Posted by Donna Martel on September 24th, 2015 at 2:33 p.m.
    Gorgeous fabric. What a perfect wall hanging
  • 57. Posted by Ann McNew on September 24th, 2015 at 2:06 p.m.
    Great instructions. Cute pattern.
  • 58. Posted by Ann McNew on September 24th, 2015 at 2:05 p.m.
    Great instructions. Cute pattern.
  • 59. Posted by Debbie on September 24th, 2015 at 12:15 p.m.
    I love chickadees and have been wondering what to make with this line, now I know! How do I enter the contest?
  • 60. Posted by Judy on September 24th, 2015 at 12:05 p.m.
    Love the panel and the detailed tutorial. A must-make for the upcoming season! Thank you so much.
  • 61. Posted by Theresa on September 24th, 2015 at 11:37 a.m.
    Oh how I love Cardinals. This giveaway is the perfect example. Would love this . Thanks for the give-away and the opportunity to win it.
  • 62. Posted by Lynne Bailey on September 24th, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
    Beautiful colors, lovely chickadees, the wall hangings are lovely, suited to the entire holiday season, thank you so much for posting!
  • 63. Posted by Jan Taylor on September 24th, 2015 at 10:02 a.m.
    love fabric line and table runner:)
  • 64. Posted by Julia on September 24th, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.
    Beautiful!!
  • 65. Posted by Jan Taylor on September 24th, 2015 at 9:55 a.m.
    Love this fabric panel and tutorial! Thank you!
  • 66. Posted by Ann Glines on September 24th, 2015 at 9:16 a.m.
    The fabrics are beautiful and the design so adorable.
  • 67. Posted by Aimee on September 24th, 2015 at 9:14 a.m.
    Thank you for this tutorial! The fabric line and quilting are gorgeous.
  • 68. Posted by Ann Glines on September 24th, 2015 at 9:13 a.m.
    The fabrics are beautiful and the design so adorable.
  • 69. Posted by Nancy on September 24th, 2015 at 7:14 a.m.
    The trio is inspiring, great instructions, can't wait to get started.
  • 70. Posted by karen on September 24th, 2015 at 5:10 a.m.
    Love the quilting!
  • 71. Posted by Joey S on September 23rd, 2015 at 7:33 p.m.
    I love the wallhanging...it would be great to practice my free-motion quilting and then give the gift to my mom!!!
  • 72. Posted by Pam on September 23rd, 2015 at 5:39 p.m.
    Hiya!!! I have loved this line from the first time I saw it. Love that you had Karen do this. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam playamom57 at yahoo dot com
  • 73. Posted by Helen on September 23rd, 2015 at 12:03 p.m.
    I'm a table runner person. That looks like a fun project to make for the holidays.
  • 74. Posted by Kathren on September 23rd, 2015 at 11:21 a.m.
    This would be so much fun to win! I love the chickadees
  • 75. Posted by linda newman on September 23rd, 2015 at 11:10 a.m.
    I would love to win these fabrics and thread. I love the wall hanging the most of the three.
  • 76. Posted by vICTORIA on September 23rd, 2015 at 10:04 a.m.
    Your tutorial makes me think I could do this
  • 77. Posted by Debbie Collins on September 23rd, 2015 at 7:32 a.m.
    I love the wallhanging with all the lovely feathers quilted on it.!!
  • 78. Posted by Shareen Mioskowski on September 22nd, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.
    LOVE the projects!! The table runner is amazing and it looks so hard but, the tutorial will be a GREAT help because it is so simple to follow with step by step directions and pictures! Thanks so much, i am looking forward to this project!!
  • 79. Posted by knittingdancer on September 22nd, 2015 at 4:35 p.m.
    The wall hanging is my favorite.
  • 80. Posted by Justine Arrasate Lloyd on September 22nd, 2015 at 12:21 p.m.
    My favorite is the panel and the table runner!!! I would LOVE to win this giveaway.....what a lovely gift to make for my mother!!!! I've never used Aurufil threads ..... yet!!!!
  • 81. Posted by Gay on September 22nd, 2015 at 11:43 a.m.
    Fantastic tutorial, love using every bit of the panel. Thanks for sharing your art!
  • 82. Posted by Kristy on September 22nd, 2015 at 11:24 a.m.
    Your stitching is absolutely amazing!! LOVE the detail and the golden accent it provides. Beautiful work!
  • 83. Posted by Denise Davies on September 22nd, 2015 at 11:09 a.m.
    This is so pretty!I can't wait to try this. Can't wait to try the feathering.
  • 84. Posted by JoanG on September 22nd, 2015 at 11:07 a.m.
    What a great tutorial. I don't think I've ever seen such a detailed discussion of how to use a panel to make projects. I love the table runner and the birds on the berry and pine branches. Thanks for this.
  • 85. Posted by Jeanne Bliss on September 22nd, 2015 at 7:59 a.m.
    I have NEVER come across such detailed instructions for EVERY phase of a project. THANK YOU! The panel and the threads are so delicious.
  • 86. Posted by Monique Belmer on September 22nd, 2015 at 7:18 a.m.
    I just love that wall hanging! It's nice to have some holiday decorations that aren't meant for horizontal spots as there are only so many of those!
  • 87. Posted by Cynthia Lanahan on September 22nd, 2015 at 6:12 a.m.
    Really puts me in the quilting mode and the holiday spirit! Great tutorial!
  • 88. Posted by Kay Dace on September 22nd, 2015 at 5:31 a.m.
    Love the fabric, the colours, the threads. After a summer of illness, this is just the thing to give me some inspiration to pick up my quilting again.
  • 89. Posted by Timtirim on September 22nd, 2015 at 5:14 a.m.
    What a wonderful panel! I love it! And love quilts as well, the wall hanging is my favorite. Thank you for sharing!
  • 90. Posted by Carol on September 21st, 2015 at 9:31 p.m.
    Beautiful projects from one panel.
  • 91. Posted by Jessica on September 21st, 2015 at 8:14 p.m.
    Great tutorial. I think my pick is the wall-hanging. The quilting that was done on it is phenomenal!!
  • 92. Posted by Jessica on September 21st, 2015 at 8:10 p.m.
    Great tutorial. If I had to choose, it would have to be the wall-hanging for me. I don't know if I could do as wonderful a job on the quilting, but I'm willing to try. :o)
  • 93. Posted by Tessa on September 21st, 2015 at 8 p.m.
    Great tutorial! Especially love the echo quilting on the main panel-wonderful way to add movement!
  • 94. Posted by Barb Brennan on September 21st, 2015 at 7:52 p.m.
    Lovely tutorial, My hubby and I love chickadees and cardinals. You make these seem so easy to do!
  • 95. Posted by Diane Osment Graham on September 21st, 2015 at 7:14 p.m.
    I love Bear Creek Quilting and have been a follower for quite a long time. I've gotten several of my friends following your site too. The tutorial on the Chickadees and Berries is awesome. This set will make such a great centerpiece to build my Christmas theme around this year.
  • 96. Posted by stanleybeagle on September 21st, 2015 at 7:03 p.m.
    I really love the panel with the single bird and lots of berries
  • 97. Posted by Linda J. on September 21st, 2015 at 6:20 p.m.
    What a great tutorial! It's so simple and easy and turns out so gorgeous. Love both the fabrics and the Aurifil thread.
  • 98. Posted by Marcie on September 21st, 2015 at 6:18 p.m.
    Love the wall hanging! The quilting takes it over the top!
  • 99. Posted by Linda J. on September 21st, 2015 at 6:18 p.m.
    What a great tutorial! It's so simple and easy and turns out so gorgeous. Love both the fabrics and the Aurifil thread.
  • 100. Posted by Linda J. on September 21st, 2015 at 6:13 p.m.
    What a great tutorial! It's so simple and easy and turns out so gorgeous. I'll have to try this. Seems time always runs out when trying to make Christmas gifts. This would be stunning and would take up so little time. Love both the fabrics and the Aurifil thread.
  • 101. Posted by Linda J. on September 21st, 2015 at 6:12 p.m.
    What a great tutorial! It's so simple and easy and turns out so gorgeous. I'll have to try this. Seems time always runs out when trying to make Christmas gifts. This would be stunning and would take up so little time. Love both the fabrics and the Aurifil thread.
  • 102. Posted by susie on September 21st, 2015 at 5:53 p.m.
    My favorite is the table runner! This shows off the fabrics in the collection so beautifully.
  • 103. Posted by Jennifer Finn on September 21st, 2015 at 5:51 p.m.
    i like the colors the best
  • 104. Posted by Emily C on September 21st, 2015 at 4:40 p.m.
    Love the chickedees, so cute!
  • 105. Posted by Heather Scott on September 21st, 2015 at 4:23 p.m.
    I think that the wall hanging turned out stunning! I am amazed at how the thread pops out of the fabric! :)
  • 106. Posted by Janet Lassman on September 21st, 2015 at 3:50 p.m.
    inspired me to finish a panel I have and then try others. Love this one and love the FMQ.
  • 107. Posted by SueB on September 21st, 2015 at 3:31 p.m.
    That wall hanging is gorgeous. Love everything about it.
  • 108. Posted by Julie Craven on September 21st, 2015 at 3:29 p.m.
    FABULOUS........... I have never used panels before. I never knew what to do with them. NOW, I do. Thank you jcraven1958@hotmail.com
  • 109. Posted by Rachel on September 21st, 2015 at 3:04 p.m.
    I like the wallhanging the best. I like how it focuses on the bird panel and the heavier top stitching done on the borders. Nice work!
  • 110. Posted by Mom C on September 21st, 2015 at 2:48 p.m.
    Love the wall hanging, it is gorgeous. Great instructions. Actually I love them all. Thanks.
  • 111. Posted by Donna Davies on September 21st, 2015 at 2:15 p.m.
    As my grandkids would say, you are awesome ,I have been afraid to do so much to a project but now I see how easy it is to fill in I need to try it Thank You!
  • 112. Posted by Debbie Miller on September 21st, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.
    Wonderful projects from beautiful fabric! I especially like the table runner and coasters!
  • 113. Posted by Marsha on September 21st, 2015 at 12:54 p.m.
    This panel is gorgeous and your very complete photo tutorial makes sure everyone attempting it will be successful. Wonderful project! Thank you!
  • 114. Posted by Gill Watson on September 21st, 2015 at 12:31 p.m.
    Gorgeous! I love this trio!!
  • 115. Posted by Vicki Sprain on September 21st, 2015 at 12:17 p.m.
    I love the wall hanging! It's my favorite!
  • 116. Posted by Marie Chat on September 21st, 2015 at 11:58 a.m.
    This is such a great way to use a panel. I think I loved Karen's hints of the free motion quilting on the lovely wall hanging!
  • 117. Posted by Tricia Morrison-Stork on September 21st, 2015 at 11:54 a.m.
    What a wonderful project to gift someone special during the holidays.
  • 118. Posted by Delaine on September 21st, 2015 at 11:46 a.m.
    I love these. They are so pretty. I like the wall hanging best because it is so happy and Christmassy. Thanks.
  • 119. Posted by Esther G on September 21st, 2015 at 11:19 a.m.
    Beautiful! My favorite part is the wall hanging.
  • 120. Posted by Deneen Lomando on September 21st, 2015 at 11:19 a.m.
    Making queen size quilt out of this collection, only a lot of teal color in mine. Building blocks now.no red or green in it cut that all off. But love the colors teal is out of the box for me as I love reds.
  • 121. Posted by Cherie Hope on September 21st, 2015 at 11:11 a.m.
    This is so beautiful. Would love to make.lt.
  • 122. Posted by amy tanner on September 21st, 2015 at 11:11 a.m.
    I loved the top stitching around all the quilt. it is beautiful.
  • 123. Posted by Karen Flatbush on September 21st, 2015 at 11:05 a.m.
    My favorite bird is the chickadee! I love what you have done with the panel. I have used Aurofil for piecing but not for quilting or top stitching. I am saving the tutorial so I can watch it again and again..great job.
  • 124. Posted by Kathie L on September 21st, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.
    I love table runners, and this one is a real winner.
  • 125. Posted by Lin Sierra on September 21st, 2015 at 10:41 a.m.
    I loved the way you stitched around the berries and made them bas relief! Your quilting really dressed up this panel!
  • 126. Posted by Della Myers on September 21st, 2015 at 10:37 a.m.
    Wonderful tutorial and a beautiful panel! Great job!
  • 127. Posted by Jill Majers on September 21st, 2015 at 10:35 a.m.
    I love all the projects but I think my favorite would have to be the wall hanging. The quilting is just stunning!
  • 128. Posted by Carol Gearey on September 21st, 2015 at 10:25 a.m.
    Love this panel. I especially like that you were able to get several items out of the one panel. Beautiful colors & love the gold metallic accents!
  • 129. Posted by Celeste on September 21st, 2015 at 10:13 a.m.
    Thank you for explaining everything in such great detail. Makes it less imposing and much more do-able!
  • 130. Posted by April on September 21st, 2015 at 10:08 a.m.
    My favorite part is the birds. TOO CUTE!!!
  • 131. Posted by Donna W on September 21st, 2015 at 10:08 a.m.
    Thanks for the fantastic tutorial~!
  • 132. Posted by Regina H on September 21st, 2015 at 9:39 a.m.
    Beautiful! You made it look so easy!
  • 133. Posted by Mary on September 21st, 2015 at 9:37 a.m.
    Great tutorial, I Love working with Panels. I think I need to pick up this set.
  • 134. Posted by Linda Becker on September 21st, 2015 at 9:29 a.m.
    Absolutely the best tutorial I've seen in a long time. I love chickadees and Christmas, what a combo. I use Aurifil 50/2 wt for all my piecing, 12 wt for embroidery and now will use it for machine quilting too. Thanks!
  • 135. Posted by Sherry Rhoads on September 21st, 2015 at 9:26 a.m.
    I love free motion quilting and the tip on using the colored Aurifil thread inspired me to try this! I love the echo quilting and the swirls through out background!! Beautiful job and I am excited to try a similar design........very nice project !
  • 136. Posted by Sherry Rhoads on September 21st, 2015 at 9:25 a.m.
    I love free motion quilting and the tip on using the colored Aurifil thread inspired me to try this! I love the echo quilting and the swirls through out background!! Beautiful job and I am excited to try a similar design........very nice project !
  • 137. Posted by Sherry Rhoads on September 21st, 2015 at 9:24 a.m.
    I love free motion quilting and the tip on using the colored Aurifil thread inspired me to try this! I love the echo quilting and the swirls through out background!! Beautiful job and I am excited to try a similar design........very nice project !
  • 138. Posted by Diane Beavers on September 21st, 2015 at 9:13 a.m.
    I love the pattern layout..step by step w/measurements on each frame and the photography really enhances each step too. Shari thank you and Karen, thank you!
  • 139. Posted by Fancy on September 21st, 2015 at 9:09 a.m.
    Great tutorial and BEAUTIFUL fabric
  • 140. Posted by Tina on September 21st, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.
    love birds and berries.
  • 141. Posted by Tina on September 21st, 2015 at 9:03 a.m.
    Love birds and berries
  • 142. Posted by Tina Callahan on September 21st, 2015 at 9:02 a.m.
    Love birds and berries.
  • 143. Posted by Cathy Wilson on September 21st, 2015 at 9:01 a.m.
    This panel is beautiful! I love the wall hanging with it's absolutely stunning quilting!
  • 144. Posted by Cathy Wilson on September 21st, 2015 at 8:59 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging and the quilting is simply stunning! A beautiful panel!
  • 145. Posted by Tina on September 21st, 2015 at 8:54 a.m.
    I love all three projects but i think the wall hanging is spectacular.
  • 146. Posted by Tina on September 21st, 2015 at 8:46 a.m.
    I love the gold color Aurofil thread. Really beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing!
  • 147. Posted by Di J on September 21st, 2015 at 8:43 a.m.
    What a wonderfully clear and detailed tutorial! I love every part of this trio, but would have to say that wall panel, so exquisitely feather-quilted, is my favourite!
  • 148. Posted by Jane at Handiworking.com on September 21st, 2015 at 8:22 a.m.
    Great tutorial, love the panel and would really enjoy making all three of these pieces. I could picture that sweet wall hanging by my front door!
  • 149. Posted by Ashley on September 21st, 2015 at 8:18 a.m.
    I love the coasters! Perfect use for those small leftover squares. I will definitely make some!
  • 150. Posted by rosa on September 21st, 2015 at 8:13 a.m.
    Spectacular tuto and fabrics.The panel caught my eye with those gorgeous fabrics!
  • 151. Posted by Cheryl on September 21st, 2015 at 8:13 a.m.
    Love love love this panel & coordinating fabrics! Chickadees are my favorite!
  • 152. Posted by Amy(SewDoUQuilt) on September 21st, 2015 at 8:11 a.m.
    Beautiful fabric and beautiful project!
  • 153. Posted by carolyn montgomery on September 21st, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.
    your fmq is beautiful and your use of the panel is very creative.
  • 154. Posted by Terri swisher on September 21st, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.
    This is amazing tutorial. I'm a hands on learner and this is just what I need to tackle this project
  • 155. Posted by Shari K. on September 21st, 2015 at 7:53 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging the best because of the beautiful feathers! Everything is lovely.
  • 156. Posted by Barbara Lasky on September 21st, 2015 at 7:46 a.m.
    The wallhanging is just so beautiful and the quilting is amazing.
  • 157. Posted by Susan K on September 21st, 2015 at 7:29 a.m.
    Such a detailed tutorial. I love the wallhanging the most. Beautifully quilted.
  • 158. Posted by Nancy on September 21st, 2015 at 7:28 a.m.
    Beautiful!! I love the wall hanging.
  • 159. Posted by Denny on September 21st, 2015 at 7:23 a.m.
    Love the birds, the season and tutorial! So hard to believe we are so close to Christmas.
  • 160. Posted by donna on September 21st, 2015 at 7:11 a.m.
    simply beautiful an so cheerful.
  • 161. Posted by Sally Groff on September 21st, 2015 at 7:08 a.m.
    This is a beautiful panel with so many things to be made from! I love the table runner best. It would look great on my dining room table! :)
  • 162. Posted by Susan on September 21st, 2015 at 6:51 a.m.
    I like the whole thing, but what stands out for me is the gold thread and how it is used.
  • 163. Posted by Barbara Bailey on September 21st, 2015 at 6:50 a.m.
    I can't think of anything prettier than chickadees, holly with berries and winter! Wonderful panel project.
  • 164. Posted by Elizabeth McDonald on September 21st, 2015 at 6:50 a.m.
    These fabrics make wonderful gifts. My very favorite is the wall hanging!
  • 165. Posted by Marge Buck on September 21st, 2015 at 6:42 a.m.
    I absolutely love this fabric line. while I have oodles of fabric in my stash that I am trying to use up because I live in a 5th wheel and have limited space. I have to get me some of this fabric. I love , love, love it!
  • 166. Posted by Ginger Whitman-Acock on September 21st, 2015 at 6:41 a.m.
    I really liked the echo quilting around the feathers and bird. It's stunning that way.
  • 167. Posted by Vicki in MN on September 21st, 2015 at 6:31 a.m.
    I love working with panels and this one would be so fun to make so many items from it!!
  • 168. Posted by Tricia on September 21st, 2015 at 5:56 a.m.
    I am just starting to get my fmq juices flowing. This looks like a great tutorial to learn some of the more intricate techniques that I haven't tried yet. Good luck everyone!
  • 169. Posted by Jessica on September 21st, 2015 at 5:48 a.m.
    Great tutorial. Very detailed.
  • 170. Posted by Carol Mason on September 21st, 2015 at 5:39 a.m.
    This is all so pretty and the tutorial is very good and easy to understand with the great pictures.
  • 171. Posted by Linda B on September 21st, 2015 at 5:24 a.m.
    Wonderful tutorial!. Love the FMQ - it has inspired me to try this with the Aurifil thread.
  • 172. Posted by Linda B on September 21st, 2015 at 5:21 a.m.
    Beautiful! Great tutorial for this project. I am inspired to try FMQ with Aurifil - a first for me. Thank you for the opportunity to expand my skills.
  • 173. Posted by barbara blair on September 21st, 2015 at 5:16 a.m.
    I absolutely LOVE this panel and project, and the quilting of course, makes it stunning.
  • 174. Posted by Vivian Oaks on September 21st, 2015 at 5:15 a.m.
    Wow! I've always loved Chickadees and holly, so this panel is the absolute BEST! And the chance to win a DOZEN spools of Aurifil thread to boot!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Won't hold my breath, but I gotta take a chance! Love your quilting, too!!
  • 175. Posted by Sue Parks on September 21st, 2015 at 5:09 a.m.
    Thank you for a very well discribed tutorial on how to use this beautiful panel in so many delightful ways. The instructions are very cleat and I love that you shared the quilting stitches how to. I love Bear Creek!
  • 176. Posted by Nancy anderson on September 21st, 2015 at 5:01 a.m.
    My favorite part has to be the fabric! It is gorgeous.
  • 177. Posted by anna lutz brown on September 21st, 2015 at 4:56 a.m.
    Well i loved your tutorial...I really like the table runner.....But you opened my eyes to different ways to use a panel tyty...Not to mention looking at the beautiful quilting on it....happyness04431@yahoo.com
  • 178. Posted by Rommy on September 21st, 2015 at 4:45 a.m.
    this is fantastisch. How Nice is The wallhanging with The gold thread quilted. The tutorial is vers clear. Thanks .!
  • 179. Posted by Melinda Stanton on September 21st, 2015 at 4:26 a.m.
    I love the creative ideas for using panels! And of course Karen's gorgeous quilting. And the Aurifil thread collection!
  • 180. Posted by Ria on September 21st, 2015 at 4:12 a.m.
    wow, what a beauty! I can't choose because they are all so cute! Wonderful tutorial, thank you
  • 181. Posted by Denise Toomey on September 21st, 2015 at 3:38 a.m.
    My favorite part: the finished part! I really like the simple parts where there is great contrast - like the coasters and the runner where the birds stand out. Great idea for this beautiful panel!
  • 182. Posted by Barb on September 21st, 2015 at 3:23 a.m.
    I love the whole thing. It is a beautiful project .
  • 183. Posted by Barb Sherman on September 21st, 2015 at 3:19 a.m.
    Love the whole thing, the way it all fall together it is beautiful
  • 184. Posted by donna on September 21st, 2015 at 2:22 a.m.
    beautiful project. love the threads. hope to be a winner of this fabulous givewawy.
  • 185. Posted by Nancy B from Many LA on September 21st, 2015 at 2:04 a.m.
    I love the coasters!
  • 186. Posted by Nancy B from Many LA on September 21st, 2015 at 2:02 a.m.
    I love the whole set, and really like the coasters
  • 187. Posted by Cheryl Matthews on September 21st, 2015 at 1:55 a.m.
    This is a beautiful project. Great tutorial. Thanks
  • 188. Posted by Leah Sanders on September 21st, 2015 at 1:44 a.m.
    I absolutely love that table runner!!
  • 189. Posted by Hildy on September 21st, 2015 at 1:17 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging! Your quilting there is beautiful thanks for sharing how you quilted the feathers:-)
  • 190. Posted by Gloria on September 21st, 2015 at 1:14 a.m.
    How clever! A stunning way to make a Christmas present.
  • 191. Posted by Nancy King on September 21st, 2015 at 1:04 a.m.
    Great tutorial! Love the panel.
  • 192. Posted by Nancy King on September 21st, 2015 at 12:59 a.m.
    Great tutorial! Beautiful quiting.
  • 193. Posted by Nancy King on September 21st, 2015 at 12:58 a.m.
    This is an amazing tutorial. Very thorough and well written. I wish my quilting were that good! Practice , practice , practice! Thank you!
  • 194. Posted by JoAnne T. on September 21st, 2015 at 12:30 a.m.
    Thank you for featuring this gorgeous fabric and the wonderful tutorial. It is the most clear and easy to understand tutorial I've ever read. I'm planning on making the table runner.
  • 195. Posted by Mary C on September 21st, 2015 at 12:02 a.m.
    Very nice! I hope I can find out where to get a panel!
  • 196. Posted by Beth T. on September 20th, 2015 at 11:49 p.m.
    Thanks for featuring this tutorial. I think I would probably get the most use out of the wall-hanging, but the FMQ advice is what I'll value the most. Very, very helpful!
  • 197. Posted by Lynn D in NC on September 20th, 2015 at 11:37 p.m.
    I love the wall hanging and the coasters, but I have to say I love the quilting and thread choices on all the pieces.
  • 198. Posted by KathyCummings on September 20th, 2015 at 11:26 p.m.
    I love the fog demo on the table runner & top stitching. Thank you for the giveaway.
  • 199. Posted by Mary on September 20th, 2015 at 11:07 p.m.
    I love the details on the fmq!!! I am struggling to learn as it is so expensive to send all my projects out to longarm. I am constantly looking for suggestions as to how to "read" the fabric or piece so know what to do. Loved all the pictures and ideas, great projects!!
  • 200. Posted by Diane W on September 20th, 2015 at 11:06 p.m.
    Wonderful tutorial. Very pretty fabric.
  • 201. Posted by Paule-Marie on September 20th, 2015 at 10:27 p.m.
    What a beautiful hanging and accessories for Christmas. I haven't seen it in my LQS, so maybe I will win. And I love Aurifil. Thank you for the giveaway.
  • 202. Posted by Suzanne Nelson on September 20th, 2015 at 10:23 p.m.
    i think I would choose the table runner because we now have a table that doesn't require a table cloth :-)
  • 203. Posted by Virginia in AK on September 20th, 2015 at 10:21 p.m.
    All three projects are beautiful, but I choose the table runner as my favorite. It would look lovely on my oak table! You did a magnificient job on the quilting. The tutorial was well written and the pictures were a great addition to help us see the projects and how to make them. Thanks.
  • 204. Posted by Judy Forkner on September 20th, 2015 at 10:12 p.m.
    I love the table runner! And the coasters look so quick & easy!
  • 205. Posted by Karen McClintock on September 20th, 2015 at 10:01 p.m.
    Love the tutorial details! A beautiful project!
  • 206. Posted by Regina DeCapite on September 20th, 2015 at 9:31 p.m.
    Absolutely fabulous tutorial and fabric. Love the beautiful close up pictures. So inspiring?
  • 207. Posted by Karen Winchester on September 20th, 2015 at 9:30 p.m.
    Love the fabric tutorial was great! Thanks for sharing!
  • 208. Posted by Carolyn Goff on September 20th, 2015 at 9:28 p.m.
    Wow! They are all beautiful!! Love the wall hanging. The quilting is beautiful!!!
  • 209. Posted by Carol on September 20th, 2015 at 9:24 p.m.
    Lovely panel. Instructions clear. Great project for the winter holidays!
  • 210. Posted by Pamela R on September 20th, 2015 at 9:22 p.m.
    Great tutorial. I liked the wall hanging and place mats best.
  • 211. Posted by Chris on September 20th, 2015 at 9:21 p.m.
    Great panel and tutorial. I love the fabrics.
  • 212. Posted by Chris on September 20th, 2015 at 9:19 p.m.
    Great panel and tutorial. I love the fabrics.
  • 213. Posted by Kathy AmRhein on September 20th, 2015 at 9:17 p.m.
    Love your tutorials and blog links! Thanks
  • 214. Posted by Chris on September 20th, 2015 at 9:16 p.m.
    I love the fabric. The tutorial is great, never quite know how to use these panels so this is wonderful. Quilting is exquisite.
  • 215. Posted by Janice Regier on September 20th, 2015 at 9:02 p.m.
    Love the quilting. It is Fabulous ! And the fabric is beautiful ! Thanks !
  • 216. Posted by Brenda Ackerman on September 20th, 2015 at 9 p.m.
    I made a comment earlier and just remembered that I did not leave my email. brend_ack@yahoo.com Sorry about that.
  • 217. Posted by April on September 20th, 2015 at 9 p.m.
    I absolutely love the wall hanging and all the things that "speak" to you for FMQ! There is so much you could do with the birds, berries and background. Plus they are 3 of my fav colors used!!
  • 218. Posted by Nancy on September 20th, 2015 at 8:57 p.m.
    I love fabric and how much you were able to do with one small panel. The quilting is stunning.
  • 219. Posted by Carlene on September 20th, 2015 at 8:55 p.m.
    Love the tutorial!! Love the fabric!! and I love the thread!! What else can I say?? The quilting made the projects!!!
  • 220. Posted by carol on September 20th, 2015 at 8:54 p.m.
    Love the chickadee tutorial and wall hanging.
  • 221. Posted by Jeanne Nixon on September 20th, 2015 at 8:51 p.m.
    I love the way the wall hanging was quilted. Looks like you could pick a berry right off the branch.
  • 222. Posted by Susan Russell on September 20th, 2015 at 8:49 p.m.
    love this...the stitching is beautiful ..I am going to try the 12 wt -Aurifil thread
  • 223. Posted by Rosalie Knoll on September 20th, 2015 at 8:47 p.m.
    Chickadees are my favorite and really denote a "Colorful Season". Love the way your instructions are so detailed. Your quilting is awesome too. Thanks for letting us see this new panel and tutorial.
  • 224. Posted by Renea on September 20th, 2015 at 8:40 p.m.
    Thanks for the great tutorial and for the wonderful giveaway. I love all the projects that you shared.
  • 225. Posted by Ramona on September 20th, 2015 at 8:34 p.m.
    I really love the wall hanging the best. The quilting is gorgeous.
  • 226. Posted by Barb K. on September 20th, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.
    I really liked the quilting--especially the topstitching with the heavier thread--and the gold for the other quilting was just beautiful--great detail in your photos!
  • 227. Posted by LINDA FICKLING on September 20th, 2015 at 8:28 p.m.
    LOVE BIRDS WITH THEIR FEATHERY BACKGROUND...
  • 228. Posted by Brenda Ackerman on September 20th, 2015 at 8:28 p.m.
    This is such a spectacular tutorial and three beautiful projects it is hard to choose what part is my favorite; but I will choose the wall hanging. It is such a gorgeous panel and the added free motion detailed stitching is outstanding! I know a very special person in my life who would most likely cry with delight if I could make one for them. Thank you for sharing and the fabulous tutorial and give away opportunity. Have a wonderful creative day!
  • 229. Posted by kathy rucker on September 20th, 2015 at 8:28 p.m.
    Love the threads and the quilting. I hope i win!
  • 230. Posted by Kathy Kauth on September 20th, 2015 at 8:23 p.m.
    Love this so elegant looking and really adds dimension and detail to beautiful fabric.
  • 231. Posted by Diane Davis on September 20th, 2015 at 8:22 p.m.
    Absolutely stunning, amazing quilting brings the birds and foilage to life,
  • 232. Posted by bobbi m on September 20th, 2015 at 8:21 p.m.
    love the fabric and how you created such beautiful stitching wo enhance the designs in the fabric.
  • 233. Posted by Diane Davis on September 20th, 2015 at 8:20 p.m.
    Absolutely stunning, will definitely put on my to do list. Quilting really dresses it up.
  • 234. Posted by Cindy Dahlgren on September 20th, 2015 at 8:19 p.m.
    What a beautiful panel, and such wonderful ways to use it! You always have wonderful tutorials, thanks, cdahlgren at live dot com
  • 235. Posted by Cindy Dahlgren on September 20th, 2015 at 8:19 p.m.
    What a beautiful panel, and such wonderful ways to use it! You always have wonderful tutorials, thanks, cdahlgren at live dot com
  • 236. Posted by Nicole Sender on September 20th, 2015 at 8:16 p.m.
    Such lovely quilted chickadees! I like the wall hanging the best.
  • 237. Posted by Donna Hollingsworth on September 20th, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.
    I love the pictures of your steps of the free motion quilting process! Wonderful tutorial and the fabric is gorgeous!
  • 238. Posted by Stacey on September 20th, 2015 at 8:09 p.m.
    I love the chickadees on the pines and on the red berries! Beautiful panel!
  • 239. Posted by Jan Harbuck on September 20th, 2015 at 8:08 p.m.
    I love, love ,love this panel and the wonderful possibilities it presents. The Christmas chickadees are beautiful and I love the table runner.
  • 240. Posted by Frances Gallegos on September 20th, 2015 at 8:07 p.m.
    I just loved the wall hanging. The birds are just beautiful, one of my favorite The tutorial was great, made it look not as hard as I thought. I know I can make this. Loved the coasters too.
  • 241. Posted by Bonnie on September 20th, 2015 at 8:02 p.m.
    wonderful tutorial, thank you for sharing.
  • 242. Posted by Miriam Dix on September 20th, 2015 at 8 p.m.
    Chickadees are my favorite bird. The panel is really beautiful and so it the quilting.
  • 243. Posted by rtgordon on September 20th, 2015 at 8 p.m.
    Can't get enough chickadees! I love the quilting techniques!
  • 244. Posted by Kathy H on September 20th, 2015 at 8 p.m.
    Fantastic tutorial!
  • 245. Posted by Kathy H on September 20th, 2015 at 7:58 p.m.
    Fantastic tutorial!
  • 246. Posted by Kathleen H on September 20th, 2015 at 7:55 p.m.
    They are all lovely, I'm fond of the table runner and the coasters because they are very useful and pretty to look at.
  • 247. Posted by Tracine on September 20th, 2015 at 7:53 p.m.
    I really enjoy the Wall hanging. It looks wonderful with a panel and really shows off the design. I like the idea of practicing free motion quilting with panels. tracinecharest at gmail dot com
  • 248. Posted by Rose Sabey on September 20th, 2015 at 7:53 p.m.
    I love all 3, but my favorite is the wall hanging-the feather quilting just makes it so beautiful!!
  • 249. Posted by Mary Preston on September 20th, 2015 at 7:52 p.m.
    Just wonderful. I love the wall hanging.
  • 250. Posted by Wendi Morris on September 20th, 2015 at 7:50 p.m.
    I simply love the chickadees.
  • 251. Posted by Julie S on September 20th, 2015 at 7:46 p.m.
    Chickadees remind me of my Grandma. She loved them and now they are my favorites, too. Thank you for the opportunity to honor her in quilts.
  • 252. Posted by LoriM on September 20th, 2015 at 7:46 p.m.
    That 12wt thread really sings!
  • 253. Posted by Jennifer on September 20th, 2015 at 7:43 p.m.
    Love the wall hanging
  • 254. Posted by Barb on September 20th, 2015 at 7:43 p.m.
    I truly loved each of the parts, but I will always choose a wallhanging first! I would then choose the tablerunner! I truly love the YouTube videos and know I will learn a lot! Thank you sew much for this connection!
  • 255. Posted by Karen on September 20th, 2015 at 7:42 p.m.
    Love It! The panels are beautiful and the chickadees and free motion give it the added touch.
  • 256. Posted by Jean Thompson on September 20th, 2015 at 7:39 p.m.
    I love the little Birds on the Panel.. The Chickadee is one of my Mom's Favorites too. I think if I won this Giveaway I would make this for her... I love the Colors in the Whole Panel and what a Great Idea to make all the items listed..
  • 257. Posted by Lillian VanderKuur on September 20th, 2015 at 7:38 p.m.
    Very clear and detailed tutorial. Thanks so much! I like the wall hanging the best, but the table runner is a very close second.
  • 258. Posted by Janet swiggett on September 20th, 2015 at 7:36 p.m.
    Beautiful fabric line. I love the table runner.
  • 259. Posted by Bonnie Beall on September 20th, 2015 at 7:34 p.m.
    I love this set! I have been quilting a little over a year so I found the tips for free motion quilting to be very helpful.
  • 260. Posted by Pat Lambert on September 20th, 2015 at 7:33 p.m.
    The wall hanging is my favorite but all are just beautiful! Karens technique is stunning.
  • 261. Posted by teri on September 20th, 2015 at 7:32 p.m.
    Great tutorial! Always love cardinals on fabric.
  • 262. Posted by Bonnie Beall on September 20th, 2015 at 7:32 p.m.
    I love the fabric in this group. I also found the directions easy to follow and understand. I can't wait to make this!
  • 263. Posted by Deb on September 20th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    I love the birdie on the berry branch. Everything is just beautiful. Love the fabric.
  • 264. Posted by Pamm Reed on September 20th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
    I love her use of the gold tread and the way she has used the panel for so many things
  • 265. Posted by Claudia Y on September 20th, 2015 at 7:28 p.m.
    I love having table runners for all seasons. This fabric is perfect for Christmas.
  • 266. Posted by Pamm Reed on September 20th, 2015 at 7:28 p.m.
    I love the way she shows to use the gold thread and the way she has separated the panel. oh would love this
  • 267. Posted by Wanda on September 20th, 2015 at 7:28 p.m.
    I do like the way you walk us through this project...start to finish. This leaves no UFOs to deal with. This is beautiful. Thank you.
  • 268. Posted by Anna Foley on September 20th, 2015 at 7:28 p.m.
    Love the fabric and the tutorial. Can't wait to start this project.
  • 269. Posted by Kylie C on September 20th, 2015 at 7:27 p.m.
    I love the little coasters, big impact and a quick project. They make a good gift for co-workers.
  • 270. Posted by Kathleen Kingsbury on September 20th, 2015 at 7:26 p.m.
    I love how the berry branch turned out in the table runner. You quilted it so the berries have nice dimension.
  • 271. Posted by Barb on September 20th, 2015 at 7:24 p.m.
    Awesome tutorial, great pictures and step by step details
  • 272. Posted by Lois Uresk on September 20th, 2015 at 7:23 p.m.
    The winter scene is beautiful and so is the quilting. Aurifil is my favorite thread.
  • 273. Posted by Liz O'Neill on September 20th, 2015 at 7:20 p.m.
    Loved the entire tutorial. Can t wait to make one for a granddaughter who lives on the east coast.
  • 274. Posted by Joanne on September 20th, 2015 at 7:19 p.m.
    Wonderful use of fabric and colors! Absolutely love the fabric and projects, thanks so much for sharing! Will love to use these!!
  • 275. Posted by Kathy E. on September 20th, 2015 at 7:16 p.m.
    What gorgeous photos and wonderful tips! My favorite is the table runner. How pretty it would look on my hutch during the holidays. Karen is certainly a talented woman.
  • 276. Posted by Angie in SoCal on September 20th, 2015 at 7:14 p.m.
    I love Karen's work and am thrilled to see her latest project here. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to make the wall hanging for myself and the other two for gifts. A win - win!
  • 277. Posted by D Wymore on September 20th, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.
    Just love the chickadee's and Christmas ideas with them. Would love to win and try any of the pieces with the tutorials.
  • 278. Posted by Bonnie on September 20th, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.
    What a beautiful panel! I especially love the wall hanging. Thank you very much for the printable instructions and for the fantastic giveaway.
  • 279. Posted by sandie @ crazy'boutquilts on September 20th, 2015 at 7:07 p.m.
    I love the wall hanging! The whole trio is stunning, but I just love birds!~ and the quilting is spectacular!
  • 280. Posted by Cecilia on September 20th, 2015 at 7:06 p.m.
    These are beautiful! I love the table runner the best, but the coasters and wallhanging are gorgeous, too. Thanks for a great tutorial.
  • 281. Posted by Colette on September 20th, 2015 at 7:01 p.m.
    Love the fabric and the chickadees it is so rich looking.
  • 282. Posted by karen on September 20th, 2015 at 6:59 p.m.
    beautiful
  • 283. Posted by Susan Clarkson on September 20th, 2015 at 6:59 p.m.
    I love the Chickadees & Berries - some of my favorite winter scenes. I think my favorite part is the center panel with the birds in the fir tree.
  • 284. Posted by Tonia Conner on September 20th, 2015 at 6:55 p.m.
    The entire set is beautifully done. I inspire to free motion like that someday.
  • 285. Posted by Mary on September 20th, 2015 at 6:55 p.m.
    I love the colors and the birds on this fabric. Also, the thread is perfect.... Love to win this...
  • 286. Posted by Linda on September 20th, 2015 at 6:55 p.m.
    Christmas and Chickadees go together-my favorites! Love this!
  • 287. Posted by Sarah Clark on September 20th, 2015 at 6:54 p.m.
    This is SO beautiful!
  • 288. Posted by Linda on September 20th, 2015 at 6:54 p.m.
    Beautiful fabrics and Threads! I love the little birds! Thanks for a great Giveaway!
  • 289. Posted by Tonia Conner on September 20th, 2015 at 6:52 p.m.
    The whole set is simply beautiful. I desire to be able to free motion like that someday.
  • 290. Posted by Reena Kaplowitz on September 20th, 2015 at 6:51 p.m.
    What a great project! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Love Aurifil too!
  • 291. Posted by Laura on September 20th, 2015 at 6:46 p.m.
    I love the elegant simplicity of the table runner. The wall hanging is also awesome, but if I have to choose one it is the table runner.
  • 292. Posted by Lynne on September 20th, 2015 at 6:43 p.m.
    Love the center panel colors and the beautiful quilting. Lynne
  • 293. Posted by Cindy Pilkington on September 20th, 2015 at 6:42 p.m.
    I just love the wall hanging made from the panel. The quilting is just divine! Thanks!
  • 294. Posted by Jane Thomas on September 20th, 2015 at 6:41 p.m.
    I love the birds on the wall hanging the most. They look real to me!
  • 295. Posted by Elizabeth Kuntz on September 20th, 2015 at 6:41 p.m.
    I love the quilt. I've never tried 12 wt thread so that's on my wish list. I actually love the whole shabang!
  • 296. Posted by Cheryl on September 20th, 2015 at 6:39 p.m.
    Birdies are so cute. Wonderful Christmas colors. Thank you it will be a great start for Christmas projects.
  • 297. Posted by Allison CB on September 20th, 2015 at 6:37 p.m.
    Awesome tutorial! Love the panel!
  • 298. Posted by Beverly McKnight on September 20th, 2015 at 6:36 p.m.
    I like the wall hanging best, it's beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway!
  • 299. Posted by carol n on September 20th, 2015 at 6:32 p.m.
    I think I like the wallhanging best!
  • 300. Posted by Denise Smart on September 20th, 2015 at 6:28 p.m.
    My favorite part of the trio is the wall hanging, especially the beautiful feather background. I love how the FMQ enhances the fabric. Thanks for the very detailed instructions. I think with practice I could actually do this.
  • 301. Posted by Elizabeth Mansfield on September 20th, 2015 at 6:27 p.m.
    Just love the Chickadees and Berries. All the colors are right up for alley for Christmas. I have bookmarked this page so I can come back and make this wall hanging. Chickadees are my favorite winter bird.
  • 302. Posted by Joanne Larson on September 20th, 2015 at 6:23 p.m.
    Great tutorial. I'll have to try my luck with a panel! Beautiful fabrics!
  • 303. Posted by Deborah Whaley on September 20th, 2015 at 6:21 p.m.
    This is beautiful. I just got a new Tiara II quilter and this is making me want to get started right away.
  • 304. Posted by Betty Harden on September 20th, 2015 at 6:19 p.m.
    Great tutorial. Love the wall hanging. The quilting is outstanding. Wish I could do that. Your directions are so thorough.Want to win this so I can try this. Thank you. bettyharden@charter.net
  • 305. Posted by Terry on September 20th, 2015 at 6:17 p.m.
    So much work, it is so beautiful, I don't think that there was anything simple about it. I loved the tutorial...Thank you so much for sharing
  • 306. Posted by Joanne Larson on September 20th, 2015 at 6:17 p.m.
    Great tutorial. Will have to try my luck with a panel now. Beautiful fabric!
  • 307. Posted by Candace Martinez on September 20th, 2015 at 5:43 p.m.
    I really like what you did with this panel. Thank you so much for sharing!
  • 308. Posted by Mary N. on September 20th, 2015 at 5:39 p.m.
    I love the chickadees - all of them.
  • 309. Posted by Greta on September 20th, 2015 at 5:21 p.m.
    Great tutorial! The pictures are really helpful
  • 310. Posted by Susan Goodwin on September 20th, 2015 at 5:09 p.m.
    I love the Chickadee panel, would like to make the coordinated projects.
  • 311. Posted by SUs an on September 20th, 2015 at 5:09 p.m.
    wow, great instructions foe beautiful projects. Thanks!
  • 312. Posted by sue on September 20th, 2015 at 5:04 p.m.
    They are the sweetest little birds ever and the quilting enhances them beautifully.
  • 313. Posted by Jacklynn Grimm on September 20th, 2015 at 4:52 p.m.
    Karen makes it look so easy!! I especially like the look of the straight line quilting with the Aurifil 12 wt - as nice as hand stitching but it doesn't take nearly as long!
  • 314. Posted by Dawn Hazen on September 20th, 2015 at 4:48 p.m.
    I love the wall Hanging! The birds remind me of the little budgie birds living in a wreath outside my favorite restaurant in Bay St. Louis, MS
  • 315. Posted by Karen on September 20th, 2015 at 4:21 p.m.
    I love how the quilting gives so much movement to beautiful fabrics.
  • 316. Posted by Carol Y on September 20th, 2015 at 4:20 p.m.
    I love the table runner, because they are so useful for the holidays, but you rarely see projects for them.
  • 317. Posted by Karen on September 20th, 2015 at 4:20 p.m.
    I love how yhe quilting gives so much movement to beautiful fabrics.
  • 318. Posted by Debby on September 20th, 2015 at 4:11 p.m.
    This is lovely. I really like the look of the heavier thread used in the top stitching. I don't think my skills are quite ready for something like this. You really did a nice job!
  • 319. Posted by dena on September 20th, 2015 at 3:24 p.m.
    Wow, beautiful! I like the wall hanging the most because it is so festive.
  • 320. Posted by dena@livingwaterquilter.com on September 20th, 2015 at 3:22 p.m.
    Wow, beautiful! My favorite part is the wall hanging because it is festive.
  • 321. Posted by Dawn Jones on September 20th, 2015 at 3:21 p.m.
    I love the wall hanging because on the wall you can always see it.
  • 322. Posted by Linda Cejnar on September 20th, 2015 at 3:05 p.m.
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  • 325. Posted by Marilyn on September 20th, 2015 at 3:03 p.m.
    Great tour, I think with your directions, even I could make the set . Love the birds,thank you for a chance to win.
  • 326. Posted by Pauline on September 20th, 2015 at 3 p.m.
    Not sure if the comment I just made was registered and so I am sending again. All three items made from this fabric collection are awesome. My favourite is the wallhanging - which I hope to make for myself. Love the holly and the birds - very seasonal for the whole of winter not just for CHristmas. Pauline
  • 327. Posted by Jana on September 20th, 2015 at 2:59 p.m.
    Love the Aurifil 12 weight stitching!
  • 328. Posted by Linda Cejnar on September 20th, 2015 at 2:59 p.m.
    My favorite part was learning how to quilt the feathers on the wall hanging. These look like excellent instructions and I can't wait to try them out.
  • 329. Posted by Pauline on September 20th, 2015 at 2:56 p.m.
    This is a fabulous collection of things to make for Christmas - I love them all. My ultimate favourite piece is the wallhanging. My favourite fabric for CHristmas is holly and this one is gorgeous.
  • 330. Posted by Joan H. on September 20th, 2015 at 2:47 p.m.
    Your tutorial is so well written that I can not wait to give your quilting instructions a try. Love the wall hanging especially.
  • 331. Posted by Vicki H on September 20th, 2015 at 2:34 p.m.
    Thanks for the great tutorial. I never know what to do with panels and this is a great idea.
  • 332. Posted by Virginia on September 20th, 2015 at 2:33 p.m.
    Such a fabulous tutorial. I especially like the tip about using 12wt thread to top stitch rather than stitching in the ditch. Fabulous wall hanging.
  • 333. Posted by Sarah J. on September 20th, 2015 at 2:22 p.m.
    I love that little chickadee sitting in the berry wreath- so sweet. The quilting is amazing on the wall hanging- such a good idea to use a panel as practice!
  • 334. Posted by erin mcsweeney on September 20th, 2015 at 2:22 p.m.
    this isn't my usual type of fabric, however with how everything is put together, and the beautiful quilting, I love it all, especially the wall hanging
  • 335. Posted by Michelle on September 20th, 2015 at 2:11 p.m.
    I love Karen's work & tutorials. This is another beauty with clear, concise instructions. My favorite of the trio is the wall hanging, but the coasters are so sweet, too!
  • 336. Posted by Jocelyn on September 20th, 2015 at 2:04 p.m.
    This has to be the most beautiful panel I've ever seen. The wall hanging is so gorgeous, and the quilting amazing! This tutorial has really inspired me. Thanks!
  • 337. Posted by Claire Sutherland on September 20th, 2015 at 1:56 p.m.
    Absolutely stunning work. I aspire to create something even half as good as this one day!
  • 338. Posted by kathyh on September 20th, 2015 at 1:52 p.m.
    Fab quilting. Love the chickadees.
  • 339. Posted by Kathy Nester on September 20th, 2015 at 1:51 p.m.
    Stunning...I love the chickadees!
  • 340. Posted by Sherry VF on September 20th, 2015 at 1:23 p.m.
    Thanks for the tutorial. I especially like the cutting layout which let's you know how to maximize the projects you can make with this panel. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com
  • 341. Posted by Sherry VF on September 20th, 2015 at 1:22 p.m.
    Thanks for the tutorial. I especially like the cutting layout which let's you know how to maximize the projects you can make with this panel. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com
  • 342. Posted by Robin on September 20th, 2015 at 1:10 p.m.
    So lovely! I really like the wall hanging especially, because of all the detail and the chickadees.
  • 343. Posted by usairdoll on September 20th, 2015 at 1:03 p.m.
    What wonderful projects! Great tutorial and love all the photos, Thank you! usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com
  • 344. Posted by Linda Webster on September 20th, 2015 at 1 p.m.
    I love all the projects but my favourite is the wall hanging. The tutorials are awesome and so easy to follow. I love the addition of top-stitching and the free-motion quilting is perfect!
  • 345. Posted by Laurie Parkhurst on September 20th, 2015 at 1 p.m.
    I really love this set...love love love.....♡♡♡
  • 346. Posted by Laurie Parkhurst on September 20th, 2015 at 1 p.m.
    I really love this set...love love love.....♡♡♡
  • 347. Posted by Nancy Myers on September 20th, 2015 at 12:38 p.m.
    I like the idea that this panel can be used in so many ways by simply cutting it apart. And the colors a lovely.
  • 348. Posted by Tamara Williams on September 20th, 2015 at 12:36 p.m.
    Gorgeous, thank you. Your instructions are so clear and easy to understand. The fabrics really get you in the holiday spirit.
  • 349. Posted by Tamara Williams on September 20th, 2015 at 12:32 p.m.
    What excellent instructions! Thanks you so much, you'v made this project look like a breeze to make. The fabrics are gorgeous.
  • 350. Posted by Karen Dozier on September 20th, 2015 at 12:29 p.m.
    Thanks for the project info. I've never used the 12 wt thread yet. I will.I like how chunky it looks and how it says, I'm quilted. I will definitely get some the next time in a quilt shop. I love the panel too.
  • 351. Posted by Kathleen Dalecio on September 20th, 2015 at 12:27 p.m.
    What a wonderful tutorial!!! I want to learn FMQ and this panel project is perfect! I so appreciate the detailed photos and instructions. The wall hanging is my favorite part of the trio. I like the table runner also, but am not comfortable with its center red swirl fabric. I LOVE the top stitching using the 12 wt Aurifil thread. I really want to try that myself. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and for sponsoring the tutorial!
  • 352. Posted by Martha Atha on September 20th, 2015 at 12:20 p.m.
    Enjoyed your demonstration very much as always. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks for bunch!
  • 353. Posted by Peggy Gibbs on September 20th, 2015 at 12:18 p.m.
    Gorgeous panel. I love Chickadees. Thanks.
  • 354. Posted by Angelia L. on September 20th, 2015 at 12:18 p.m.
    Thank you Karen for the wonderful tutorial...you make it look so easy! I adore chickadees and love the panel! The echo quilting around the flying chickadee is amazing!
  • 355. Posted by Barbara Colvin on September 20th, 2015 at 12:07 p.m.
    I love the wall hanging, but I think my favorite project of the trio is the table runner. I see it getting lots of use year after year. Also those scrolls are perfect for practicing my FMQ!
  • 356. Posted by Susan Ellis on September 20th, 2015 at 11:58 a.m.
    Oh wow! I love the quilting on this. As a newbie the tutorial was so helpful. Thank you for the inspiration!!!
  • 357. Posted by Kathy h on September 20th, 2015 at 11:56 a.m.
    Beautiful panel made into such a wonderful quilt. My favorite part are the little chickadees with the red berries.
  • 358. Posted by Janet T on September 20th, 2015 at 11:42 a.m.
    I love the way you quilted the panel. It is just beautiful! It gives me inspiration knowing that you did it on a DSM! Job WELL done.
  • 359. Posted by Verna on September 20th, 2015 at 11:38 a.m.
    I love the panel, especially since it has chickadees. The work is so beautiful. Thank you very much for the tutorial.
  • 360. Posted by Verna on September 20th, 2015 at 11:35 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging, the work is just beautiful.
  • 361. Posted by Diane Pfluger on September 20th, 2015 at 11:32 a.m.
    Great fabrics. Love the birds
  • 362. Posted by Nancy Page on September 20th, 2015 at 11:20 a.m.
    This quilting is truly amazing and absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for this great tutorial. Have a super great sewing and stitching day!
  • 363. Posted by Cathy on September 20th, 2015 at 11:20 a.m.
    I love the panel. Beautifully done!
  • 364. Posted by Cathy on September 20th, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
    I love the panel! The quilting is beautiful and really enhances the lovely panel design.
  • 365. Posted by Bev Pallmerine on September 20th, 2015 at 11:12 a.m.
    The chickadee is my favorite bird so the quilting is a beautiful enhancement! I am a huge fan of Aurifil thread!
  • 366. Posted by MoeWest on September 20th, 2015 at 11:04 a.m.
    This is such a pretty panel and it makes a beautiful set. I especially like the wall hanging.
  • 367. Posted by Rina on September 20th, 2015 at 10:50 a.m.
    I so enjoyed this tutorial. The details are what I liked the best. My favorite item is the wall hanging. I can see this on the wall behind my dining room table.
  • 368. Posted by Maryellen on September 20th, 2015 at 10:48 a.m.
    This is so pretty, and Karen did a great job explaining the process and her quilting is gorgeous.
  • 369. Posted by Terri Follett on September 20th, 2015 at 10:47 a.m.
    Just recently started machine quilting this spring (after being a die hard hand quilter). Can't wait to try machine quilting this chickadee panel following your excellent directions using my favorite Aurifil thread. Love it!
  • 370. Posted by Kim Turner on September 20th, 2015 at 10:46 a.m.
    Thank you for the great tutorials. I've always been afraid of panels because I never knew what to do with them or where to cut. You've given me some great idea's for projects to try
  • 371. Posted by Elaine, on September 20th, 2015 at 10:42 a.m.
    Lovely panel and great ideas for using an d quilting it
  • 372. Posted by Fred on September 20th, 2015 at 10:38 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging, beautiful fabric, and quilting
  • 373. Posted by Carol on September 20th, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
    The look is beautiful, yet simple to accomplish. Chickadees are so cute.!
  • 374. Posted by Elaine Ransom on September 20th, 2015 at 10:27 a.m.
    Love the panel. We get chickadees all winter. The step by step instructions make it so do able and the quilting example is very approachable.
  • 375. Posted by Donna W on September 20th, 2015 at 10:25 a.m.
    Fantastic tutorial and love your wall hanging.
  • 376. Posted by Elaine R on September 20th, 2015 at 10:22 a.m.
    Love the panel.we get chickadees all winter and your step by step for quilting simplifies it and makes it approachable for me.
  • 377. Posted by Ruth on September 20th, 2015 at 10:19 a.m.
    Lovely quilt and fantastic instructions. Thank you!
  • 378. Posted by Louise on September 20th, 2015 at 10:17 a.m.
    What a great way to use a beautiful panel. I really appreciate all the details of how to make this. For someone who is brand new to FMQ, it helps to have the close up photos. Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love to make this gift set!
  • 379. Posted by Brenda Hulsey on September 20th, 2015 at 10:17 a.m.
    I have always loved chickadees for Christmas decorations! This is stunning! I really love the quilting on the wall hanger. My favorite piece!
  • 380. Posted by Sue Ryan on September 20th, 2015 at 10:06 a.m.
    Excellent tutorial! Love the wallhanging with that incredible quilting!
  • 381. Posted by Diane S. on September 20th, 2015 at 9:51 a.m.
    Great tutorial. I love this panel. I would favor the wall hanging first. I have more wall space than table space. Those threads look luscious.
  • 382. Posted by Quilty on September 20th, 2015 at 9:46 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging, very Christmas time gift and so beautiful!
  • 383. Posted by Carrie Burdette on September 20th, 2015 at 9:42 a.m.
    absolutely beautiful!! I love this fabric and tutorial!
  • 384. Posted by Susan on September 20th, 2015 at 9:24 a.m.
    I loved all the details in this blog. Loving the chickadees especially with the accent stitching using gold thread! Thanks for the detail in the quilting of the finished project. It usually says "quilt as desired" at the end of each pattern or tutorial.
  • 385. Posted by Donna G. on September 20th, 2015 at 9:11 a.m.
    What a great idea to use a panel for practicing free-motion quilting..great tips and examples…love the wall hanging...
  • 386. Posted by Karen in Breezy Point on September 20th, 2015 at 9:11 a.m.
    Wonderful tutorial! I love my little chickadees that visit in the winter, so the wall hanging is my favorite because of those adorable birds!
  • 387. Posted by Cindy Blanton on September 20th, 2015 at 8:54 a.m.
    Wow! Love your detailed explanation about quilting!
  • 388. Posted by Patti S on September 20th, 2015 at 8:53 a.m.
    My favorite part of the panel is the wall hanging. But I also like the number of items made from the panel.
  • 389. Posted by Patti S on September 20th, 2015 at 8:51 a.m.
    My favorite part of the trio is the wall hanging. The design and quilting are beautiful. But I also like that so many things were made from the panel.
  • 390. Posted by Barb Neiwert on September 20th, 2015 at 8:49 a.m.
    I like the sections you've used for the table runner. Very natural looking overall. Great tutorial!
  • 391. Posted by Kay Henderson on September 20th, 2015 at 8:48 a.m.
    Absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad I found this site. The tutorial is great. I'd love to win so I could try to create a wall hanging by following it.
  • 392. Posted by Judi Drozdowski on September 20th, 2015 at 8:47 a.m.
    Love the wallhanging, the quilting brings it to life
  • 393. Posted by Kay Henderson on September 20th, 2015 at 8:44 a.m.
    Absolutely beautiful! I would love to win and create a wall hanging half as pretty as the one I looked at by following the instrutions shown.
  • 394. Posted by Loris Mills on September 20th, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.
    This is such beautiful fabric and the design tutorials are wonderful! I'm inspired. I love Cardinals. What a fun way to enjoy some in my home :-) I think the wall hanging is my favorite part of the panel. The quilting designs truly add to the beauty.
  • 395. Posted by Becky Couture on September 20th, 2015 at 8:39 a.m.
    I love what was done with that lovely panel & her top-stitching is fabulous! I've recently started collecting Aurifil threads & love the way it looks! Would love to win this!!
  • 396. Posted by Sandy on September 20th, 2015 at 8:38 a.m.
    I think chickadees are adorable, and I love feather quilting, so I love this wall hanging. :)
  • 397. Posted by Ann on September 20th, 2015 at 8:24 a.m.
    What a great and in depth tutorial. Love chickadees so this panel is beautiul. Thank you for walking through how you chose what to quilt and the great photos of the quilting
  • 398. Posted by Patty Flynn on September 20th, 2015 at 8:19 a.m.
    Beautiful and inspiring! Karen's quilting makes this easy project look amaZing
  • 399. Posted by Diane on September 20th, 2015 at 8:13 a.m.
    Beautiful fabrics and great tutorial. Would love to have this!
  • 400. Posted by Sandy A in St. Louis on September 20th, 2015 at 8:10 a.m.
    Beautiful! I love how versatile the panel is, especially the two end panels as runners. We don't use coasters, but I can see them made in to mug rugs for gifts. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!
  • 401. Posted by Heather on September 20th, 2015 at 8:10 a.m.
    Great use of such a pretty panel!
  • 402. Posted by Carol Broughton on September 20th, 2015 at 8:07 a.m.
    I really like this panel and would start with the table runner. Fabulous tutorial.
  • 403. Posted by Ree G on September 20th, 2015 at 8:06 a.m.
    Love the large panel. Your explanations are great.
  • 404. Posted by Lori Morton on September 20th, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.
    GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love the whole Trio! lol Love the Tutorial sooo much!! Great help for us New to FMQ folk's! Thank you!!! :) I would start small...coasters probably...but love the Wall Hanging best! Thanks for chance to win! :)
  • 405. Posted by Sue G on September 20th, 2015 at 7:57 a.m.
    I love the wall hanging, but I'd start with the coasters, as I've never used a 12 wt thread before. I never realized how much it enhances the quilting!
  • 406. Posted by Marsha Brown on September 20th, 2015 at 7:54 a.m.
    Absolutely gorgeous! Makes me ready to start decorating for Christmas. I have got to get this and finally start FMQ that I have been so afraid to get started. Have to start some where.
  • 407. Posted by Nancy on September 20th, 2015 at 7:52 a.m.
    what. A wonderful use of a panel, and a great job with the tutorial and the quilting decisions. Love the panel...thanks for sharing!
  • 408. Posted by Rosemarie Graham on September 20th, 2015 at 7:52 a.m.
    I loved the wall hanging! It showed so much of the different quilting techniques. Karen explains and shows them so well that it makes confidant that I can try them too. Thanks a bunch for the tutorial and the chance to win!!!
  • 409. Posted by Michele on September 20th, 2015 at 7:46 a.m.
    Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial and beautiful quilting!!
  • 410. Posted by Linda on September 20th, 2015 at 7:45 a.m.
    Loved this! It's always nice to find a new site with great tutorials!
  • 411. Posted by Robin Speck on September 20th, 2015 at 7:42 a.m.
    I love the instructions and those threads. Oh those wonderful threads!
  • 412. Posted by robin speck on September 20th, 2015 at 7:40 a.m.
    The part of the trio I like best (other than the lovely instructions!) is the selection of threads. Those colors are absolutely the best!
  • 413. Posted by Laura P in NH on September 20th, 2015 at 7:36 a.m.
    Thanks Karen for the wonderful tutorial. I can't wait to buy this panel now to practice my fmq on. If I win, I can make another set for gifts.
  • 414. Posted by Chantal on September 20th, 2015 at 7:35 a.m.
    Since I can't see my first comment, I'll try again. It is sooooo gorgeous and the quilting makes it so rich. To get three beautiful projects out of one panel is awesome. I wouldn't put the wallhanging away after Winter because I love it that much. Year 'round. Thanks for this generous giveaway.
  • 415. Posted by Michele T on September 20th, 2015 at 7:35 a.m.
    Awesome tutorials!!! I want to make every project!!! The wall hanging is is my favourite!!
  • 416. Posted by Laura P in NH on September 20th, 2015 at 7:35 a.m.
    Thanks Karen for the wonderful tutorial. I can't wait to buy this panel now to practice my fmq on. If I win, I can make another set for gifts.
  • 417. Posted by Chantal on September 20th, 2015 at 7:32 a.m.
    It is soooooo gorgeous and the quilting makes it so rich. To get three beautiful projects from one panel is awesome. I wouldn't put the wallhanging away after winter because I love it too much. It's a gem! Thanks for the generous giveaway.
  • 418. Posted by Diane on September 20th, 2015 at 7:29 a.m.
    I love this fabric, especially the chickadee coming in for a landing and that red scroll fabric! Luscious!
  • 419. Posted by Janie on September 20th, 2015 at 7:28 a.m.
    As always you have done an amazing job. Thank you for the details. I would love to win this you have done the hard work all I would have to do is follow your directions. Love your feathers.
  • 420. Posted by Deb Martens on September 20th, 2015 at 7:25 a.m.
    Beautiful fabrics and nice pattern - thank you!
  • 421. Posted by Deb Martens on September 20th, 2015 at 7:22 a.m.
    Beautiful fabrics, nice tutorial. Thanks!
  • 422. Posted by Kaholly on September 20th, 2015 at 7:15 a.m.
    Oh, wow! Great design, super tutorial! Am loving it!
  • 423. Posted by Terry Myers on September 20th, 2015 at 7:04 a.m.
    Love the fabric, the heavy thread used on the quilt, the quilting design, the fabrics. Really beautiful!
  • 424. Posted by Rita S on September 20th, 2015 at 6:45 a.m.
    Love the wallhanging!! Such beautiful quilting that accents the panel so well!!
  • 425. Posted by cheryl hammond on September 20th, 2015 at 6:40 a.m.
    I am so in love with the wall hanging! Thank you for the great tutorials & tips on FMQ.
  • 426. Posted by Bonnie Larson on September 20th, 2015 at 6:26 a.m.
    Beautiful work, Karen. Thanks so much
  • 427. Posted by Brenda on September 20th, 2015 at 6:26 a.m.
    Love this set! Somehow, Karen always makes what she does look simple and spectacular at the same time. Also love the (I think) Mackenzie Childs pitcher!
  • 428. Posted by Denise :) on September 20th, 2015 at 6:25 a.m.
    This panel is precious! I love that it can easily be 'broken' apart to do different things. The table runner with the coasters was a hook for me! Sweet little winter birds are a favorite of mine! ;0
  • 429. Posted by Kathyinozarks on September 20th, 2015 at 6:04 a.m.
    such a lovely and detailed tutorial thank you so much I especially love that you included coasters with this beaut iful ensemble
  • 430. Posted by Karen Addleman on September 20th, 2015 at 6:03 a.m.
    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I love the panel and the coordinating fabrics are beautiful too.
  • 431. Posted by Sally MB on September 20th, 2015 at 5:57 a.m.
    Excellent directions and beautiful work! My daughters will be happy to see the wall hanging as part of their celebrations. This panel is filled with Nature and I love it.
  • 432. Posted by Suzanne on September 20th, 2015 at 5:48 a.m.
    Super tutorial! I love how you can make a coordinated ensemble that covers everything, wall, table complete! Great gifts too!
  • 433. Posted by Béatrice on September 20th, 2015 at 5:39 a.m.
    Wonderful tuto and quilting.
  • 434. Posted by Janine on September 20th, 2015 at 5:34 a.m.
    I like that beautifully quilted wall hanging the most of the trio items. The quilting takes the fabric to an entirely different level. It's art!
  • 435. Posted by Debbie Clarke on September 20th, 2015 at 5:29 a.m.
    Excellent post for these projects. I simply love the fabric in this line. I rarely use panel prints, but I am going to pick this set up! Thanks.
  • 436. Posted by Kathy on September 20th, 2015 at 4:29 a.m.
    So simple ... yet looks so complicated and stunning! I love it!