Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Twinkle Garland - Little Quilts Holiday Free Project Download

TWINKLE FABRIC GARLAND

for a printable version of this project, click here.
• 1 strand of 100 miniature lights. (Good idea to test them first!)
• Assorted fabrics in colors you want to use. It’s better to use wovens or fabrics that have color on both sides because fabric that has no color on the back, look faded when tied to the light strand.
• Rotary cutter, mat & ruler
• Optional: Scraps of ribbon, rick rack, lace, etc.
Assembly:
Cut strips 2” x 9” of assorted fabrics.
Arrange in pleasing order balancing colors and patterns



Tie strips around wires of lights using a single knot.  Colors can be tied on randomly or in an order. Add ribbons whenever you want.


When all the ties are on, shake to fluff and light it up! Hang it on the mantle; put it on the tree; lay in on a buffet table.  If you want to make it fuller,  find the middle and fold it.  Twist it a bit so that it is doubled.

Hope you have fun with this. If you work with your quilting friends, have them bring cut strips from their stash for everyone to share. P.S. How about a red, white and blue garland with gold and silver ribbons? This would go along with the little quilted flags. Okay...we'll stop here, you have a lot to do and so do we. Thanks for letting us drop by, and from all of us,
Every Good Wish!
Little Quilts
Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt, Sylvia Johnson

77 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How fun!

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing this adorable garland. What a great project and I can even make this with my grandchildren. Have a wonderful Christmas!

joey said...

What a neat idea! Thank you.

jackie said...

What a fun project for my 2 granddaughters, ages 6 & 9, and me to do together. I've got fabric, ha ha, & will pick up an extra string of lights or two, and will start this one today. Thank you. I think I need to check out your Little Quilts Around the House.

linda lum debono said...

Thanks for the wonderful project ladies!

Linda

TheaM said...

this is the perfect holiday decoration for my sewing studio window!~ Thanks!

suz said...

I recently moved and have been trying to decide how to decorate my sewing room windows. This is just the ticket! Thank you for sharing such a cute idea!

Martina said...

This is such a lovely idea, thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the "quilty" garland!

Deb S.

shishie said...

Well isn't this the cat's pajamas, love it! Thanks for sharing.

picketsews said...

Back in the day, when I did craft shows I made this adorable garland. Thanks for reminding me of this cute project. Love your blog...I'm new to it. Merry Christmas

SoozeM said...

Thankyou so much for sharing this project with us, it looks great and is something I will be able to include my kids with making too!!

Needled Mom said...

Great idea!

busymom said...

Very cute idea for the garland. I think the kids would enjoy making this project. My wish for the holiday would be that everyone is healthy and happy. We had one year when everyone came down with the flu, not so fun. Thanks for the project.

free indeed said...

Very cool idea!

Truffle queen said...

Love the idea! For MANY celebrations - like the 4th of July!! My wish for Christmas is that all of our soldiers who are serving in the Middle East come home safe and sound - soon! Thank you for your generosity! Hope I win!!

eem2848 at sbcglobal dot net

mareco2 said...

Fun idea...quick and easy too which is a big bonus as time runs short!

Kathy H said...

Thanks for this cute idea. The fireplace looks so cute with the garland.

Joyce said...

How bright and cheery is this garland. A fun project for everyone. Thanks for sharing.

kaye said...

The best gifts at Christmas are hand-made gifts. I love your garland!

Kim said...

What a cute project idea! Happy Holidays!

Sue Lord Designs said...

I am off to buy lights and make one of these. Cute idea.

Kay said...

Your book "Little Quilts All Through The House" was the 1st quilt book I bought when I started quilting & I still have it. Thanks for the great project. I can see it made up for so many different holidays. Hope you all have a blessed Christmas.

Lee said...

Love love it! thanks!

Karen said...

My Holiday wish is that you and your families would have a Blessed Christmas! I love little quilts. I've owned your Little Quilts All Through the House boook for several years. The log cabin quilt is on my kitchen island right now. I may try the patriotic light string when my daughter arrives home from her deployment in Iraq. A Patriotic Little Quilt would be a great welcome home present for her!

Jillily Studio said...

Thanks ladies for a great post! Happy Blog Hop!
Jill

Anonymous said...

Love the garland---something that can be made with the grandkids. Thanks for the cute idea.

marie in oregon

mariebeers@hotmail.com

Lorraine said...

May you holidays be merry and bright just have you have brightened my holiday with this wonderful hop.

Staci said...

This is the cutest thing! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

How cute! I love Little Quilts and little quilts..make them all the time. Thanks for your great ideas and patterns and for the garland.
Diane P.
bluedove@vtc.net

Karin said...

What a fun project! It'll be so cute hanging in my kitchen wondow and what a fun way to use up all those Christmas scraps! Thank you!

Colleen M said...

I love the idea of using red, white and blue! I could use it again during the summer! My daughter will love helping:)

Debbie F said...

Thanks for the project!

Terri said...

It was nice meeting you today! I enjoyed your post and your pattern/idea for Christmas! Enjoy your Holiday season, Merry Christmas! Terri

Nancy said...

This is so cute! Love your suggestions - also could use Thanksgiving/harvest fabric, baby fabric, florals, - could be a year round idea! Love it!

Cynthia said...

How cool...never thought to combine fabric strips & lights....Thanks!

Marija said...

Oh, LOVE this fabric garland! What a great way to use scraps - and do I have some! :) Thanks for a great idea!

Jo Anne said...

Twinkle garland, what fun. I have made garlands like this, but never on a strand of lights.
jonesjo at gmail dot com.

Connie said...

Cute idea, thanks for sharing!

Kathryn said...

My holiday wish is that every child is made to feel loved. Kathie L in Allentown

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us all.

Heartsdesire said...

What a cute garland. And so easy to make. I also like the idea of sharing strips with friends.

Cheryl said...

Oh How cute! Blessings and peace to the 3 of you during this busy season.

archertwo said...

I have made many of your pattrens over the years - thank you and happy holidays

Patty V. said...

Love your project, I've done something similar but on a rope, love the idea of twinkle lights.
Have a happy Holiday!

Junelle said...

Great idea--the garland is darling!!! Thanks for that and for taking the time to do this blog. I love blog hops!
Happy Holidays to you girls!!

Susanne said...

Love this little garland! It would make a great teacher/ aide gift. Thanks for being part of this project- so much inspiration and it's just Day 1.

Deb G said...

FUN! Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh that is the cutest idea for a fun and cheeful holiday project! So cute.....! Happy Holidays!

Becky said...

Love this idea and I don't do crafts:) Going out tomorrow to get the supplies. My book club is at my house on Saturday and I'm tryinig to jazz things up. Thanks!

Ruby said...

Great ideas

Marianne said...

So Cute!!. Thanks for taking part in this fun event.

Kathy said...

Thank you for the cute project!

Mary said...

I love this idea. I thought it would be great to do it with my grandson. He loves to play with fabric.
Happy Holidays!

Nana Jo said...

I love the garland! Can't wait to make it for my stair rail.

Anonymous said...

What a cool idea to use lights for your raggy garland! So cute! This Hop is fun! Thanks! julie stchsluv@aol.com

Carol Sc said...

This really would be fun to do with a group and get the variety of fabrics. A great idea --- even the kids could contribute.
quiltschon@att.net

4dreamsr said...

Love the garland project & never tire of It's a Wonderful Life. Please enter me in Designer's Parade.

Cory said...

My wish for the holidays is for my family to be safe and to focus on Jesus, the reason for the season. Thank you for participating in this wonderful Hop. Take care and God bless, Cory

Tiffanee Noack said...

What a CUTE idea, and the possibilities with seasonal fabrics!!! Hope you ladies have a Blessed & Pampered Christmas!

schmidt1016 said...

What a cute, fresh take on a garland. I love the lights in it!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Cindee ;) said...

I love Little Quilts!! So fun. Thanks for the cute garland idea!!

pineneedles4 said...

What a simple and fun project! Thank you so much for sharing...I LOVE it!

Vanessa in Oklahoma

mascanlon said...

Love this project! the lights and fabric together are so clever.

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea! And a project my kids can enjoy as well! Can't wait to get started on it.

This blog hop is a lot of fun, thanks for participating.

Joyce
jortiz916@yahoo.com

Patty Nordahl said...

Wish I had a mantle but maybe the stair rail will do for that fun garland.

dorothy said...

What a neat idea, maybe I can use it on the arch of my new apartment, no mantel to set my angel on though...
Dorothy S.

Sharen said...

What a terrific idea for fabric lovers!!! And, I know our family, as well as our guests, will enjoy this beautiful swag. Can't wait to cut & try it!
Thanks so much & Happy Holidays!

Linda said...

This is so adorably cute!! I could make it with my granddaughters for Christmas, or make it for my youngest daughter' valance using her bedroom colors - the ways to use it are endless!! Thanks!

bonniequilt said...

Thank you for the great little pattern..this is sooooo much fun!!

Patty said...

Cute idea thanks for sharing.

arlette said...

Thank you for sharing, it's a lovely idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the free pattern. It is great that you take time in this busy season to do this for us.

A Plain Path said...

What an awesome idea! I love it and would have never thought of that!!

Cathie in UT said...

NOt much time left for this year but I am going to create a basket to save strips for next year and will be ahead of the game!
Thanks for the many years of great quilts and ideas

scrapaholicaef said...

Oh I can't wait to try the string of lights idea!!! Love it!

Mama Spark said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!