12 Days of Christmas – Day 5

Today is all about pre-cuts! Pre-cuts are offered in several sizes, 2 1/2″, 5″ 10″, Jelly rolls 2 1/2″ x 44″, Honey Buns 1 1/2″x 44″, Fat Eighths and Fat Quarter Bundles. They contain the whole range of colors and prints included in a fabric line. Pre-cuts are typically designed to work together and can go directly into a project. They’re some of my most favorite things! Easy and fun to use, pre-cuts reduce (or even eliminate) the amount of cutting required to being a project. It’s like having a little jump start!

I really love our flannel pre-cuts, especially this time of year! I hope that by now you have had a chance to work with my MODA flannels. They are amazing to say the least!!! This year we used them for project pouches, Christmas stockings, ornaments, pillow backgrounds, both pieced and wool appliqué, and quilts. The possibilities really are endless when working with flannel!

We have a nice stock of new and previous pre-cuts of my yearly flannel offerings. Check them out! And now for the good news… All fabric pre-cuts are 20% OFF now through January 2nd, 2022! There’s no better time to stock up for your current or future projects!

These little bundles of joy also make great gifts for any occasion! Oh, and here’s a little tidbit of information for you… Next year Autumn Gatherings releases in June of 2022, so watch for that! Whether you have a project in mind or love to make scrap quilts, pre-cuts are the way to go!!! 

CLICK HERE for our Awesome Pre-Cuts!

Remember to leave me a comment for a chance to win a prize! Tell me what you’ve made using pre-cuts and what type you love the most! Also, don’t forget to check out my Stitch with Lisa Bongean YouTube channel for more great content!

CLICK HERE for the Stitch with Lisa Bongean YouTube Channel!

12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

All things for working with wool are on special today (does not include wool yardage or pre-cuts)! We have lumped a whole bunch of my favorite things together that I consider to be must-haves when working with wool! Please watch the video link below to hear me explain all of the items we have on special today. You have until January 2nd, 2022 to place your order! Remember to leave us a comment  for a chance to win some of my favorite wool essentials!!!

All of today’s items are truly my favorites for wool appliqué. I cannot work without them! The needles for wool appliqué are a must. Do not try to just use what you have… You will struggle! Also, Tweezers are really awesome for picking up those little wool pieces and removing the paper from the back.

Don’t forget marking pens! By far the best marking pen for wool is the white liquid chalk pen. You simply mark lightly onto the wool and let it dry. Markings will stay on for the duration of your stitching, it does not brush off. If you need to remove it, you can just steam it away! 

Our Primitive Gatherings Scissors are so beautiful and functional that I cannot cut without them. I truly do not like using any other scissors! They are light weight, super sharp and I cut everything with them. Yes… especially paper fusible web because they never dull. I use the little rotary cutters (18mm & 28mm) to quickly cut out my fusible web before it is adhered to the wool. I also love my stem cutting rulers. The rulers perfectly cut 3/16″ strips of wool/fusible for exact 1/4″ stems and vines for all your wool projects!

Fusible web is your friend when doing wool appliqué! It holds the shapes to your background (or to each other) and gives the wool nice crisp edges for stitching. I recommend using HeatnBond Feather Lite for all appliqués and then use Lite Steam-a-Seam2 for all your stems and vines. I do not use the SAS2 Lite for my appliqués because it is too sticky to stitch through. This can be an issue if you are getting your work machine quilted because it tends to cause a lot of skipped stitches.

Now is a great time to stock up! I would for sure buy a bolt (35yds) of the Feather Lite at this time because we are offering 25% off the whole bolt! Take 20% off all other wool essentials through January 2nd, 2022!

For wool appliqué I am most proud of these two books, Wool, Needle & Thread 1 and 2. I’ll let you read the publisher’s description below, they make me and the books sound so AWESOME!

“These books are the definitive guide to wool appliqué and embroidery! Welcome to beloved designer Lisa Bongean’s private classroom! Toss the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa’s decades of experience how she creates her exquisite stitcheries step by step: wool appliqué, embroidery, and more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa’s hands working her magic, this book will help you master each technique down to the tiniest detail. Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliqués? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you’ll know exactly how to re-create them. Lisa also shares five sweet projects to make yourself, rounding out this jam-packed volume that will teach you how to start, stitch, and finish your projects more accurately, more confidently, and more beautifully than ever before. For quilters yearning to work with wool and wanting to learn from the master, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is here to help. In her first book, Wool, Needle & Thread, Lisa shares all her tried-and-true techniques–from start to fabulous finish–with dozens of step-by-step photos and a handful of projects.” – Martingale Publishing

CLICK HERE to Order Your Copy of Wool, Needle & Thread Volume 1 – On SALE Now!

Now, in Wool, Needle & Thread 2 you can put all those stitchery skills into action with 15 patterns brimming with possibilities from table mats and pincushions, to pillows and wall hangings. It’s a maker’s delight!

CLICK HERE to Order Your Copy of Wool, Needle & Thread Volume 2 – On SALE Now!

To win a prize for todays favorite things leave a comment here answering which of today’s items you need or want! Do you need the best “How to” book for wool appliqué? Do you want the feather Lite Heat’nBond?  Maybe it is the tweezers? Tell us and Santa might just be listening!!!  

CLICK HERE for the Stitch with Lisa Bongean YouTube Channel!

December…it’s Ho Ho Ho time…

Happy December!

I always love the first part of December…getting ready for Christmas is always a fun time…

Here are a few Holiday tips to start now…Get those Holiday cards written and sent asap!

Plan your presents whether you are buying them or making them…set your plan for getting them ordered now.  Plan your attack for the gifts you are making, make a list and make sure it is manageable…be realistic…and then stick to it…Do not let anyone steer you off your course.   

Start decorating the house so you can enjoy it for a full month…there is nothing worse than putting out decor for week or two…it’s ok if you do not get it all done at once…I like to break it up into rooms and save the tree for last for the grand babies to help!  Slow down and enjoy the whole process….Also any decor you do not use…set aside and give it away or donate it asap!

I know we have lots of new people here so I have a fun pillow project for you that I offered a couple of years ago as a FREE pdf download.  This will help if you need a quick gift or need a little extra accent for the bed, a chair or couch! I will try to get another free one for those who already have this one…  

 

Ho Ho Ho Pillow Download

Click HERE to order a kit!

 

My best …xxxoo

Lisa

Today’s my Birthday…and here is a present for you!

All highlighted/underlined words are direct links if you click on them it will take you right to that product.

It’s my birthday today, and I want to give you a fun, free download!  Thank you for being such a great customer and following me, supporting our store and being an awesome stitcher!  Your the best and that is why I’m giving you the gift on my special day!  

This fun pillow pattern called is called Esmerelda!  She easy to make and we have kits ready to ship if you want to make her just as you see it!  She only takes a couple of hours to stitch and three threads…I made her into this pillow using this awesome Houndstooth Flannel!  We also have an option if you wish for us to print the pattern.

Update: 10/25/2021-The above free pattern link is no long active…If you missed out visit us next year…or you can purchase the kit/and or pattern at the link below!  Thank You for the Birthday wishes!!!

Kit/ threads/pillow form Click HERE

Oh..I almost forgot…there is a bonus…if you carefully cut out Esmerelda’s facial features you can add them to another piece of wool for another pumpkin!  You will need a piece of wool for a pumpkin and stone wool for the stem and fabric for the back.

I also made another pattern for Fall…I know you all loved the We Three Gnomes, so I decided to make a Halloween version called Frightful Gnomes.I love stitching up these fun little projects and remember just because I am pillow obsessed doesn’t mean you have to make yours into a pillows…these can be wall hangings or framed pieces as well!  


 

Frightful Gnomes Kit &/or Pattern

I’ve roamed this great planet for 55 years…I love everything about it and it’s people…I am very blessed and hope to keep on roaming for another 55 years!      

and…

as a reminder there is also a coupon for 20% off one item for coupon holders as a special for my birthday!  If you are not a coupon holder join us next month for our Primitive Christmas event and you will qualify for next year’s coupons!

I went Birthday shopping yesterday and found some things I had to have…I hope you find something on our site as well!  

Click HERE to go to Primitive Gatherings

Party on…Lisa

PS…I know it’s more like Stitch On!!!

Farmhouse Friends Mystery Stitch Along!!!

Today is my day to launch another ornament for your garland!   Thanks to Rhonda from Farmhouse Threads and all the other participating designers who are all making wonderful projects for you!

SANTA & HIS REINDEER!

I wanted to give you another option for your ornaments… So I made one Santa, eight reindeer and 6 pennies that go together to make a little penny mat!  If you want to make single ornaments just make one of each three designs.

 

Lisa Bongean/Primitive Gatherings

Below is the link for the free pattern…

FREE PATTERN

To go to our website to order a wool kit, optional thread kit and printed pattern for this project as shown click the link below. I have put wool on  as the backing as well, but you could put flannel on the back and save the wool for something else…but I like the thickness of the two wool pennies!

Kit, Threads and Printed Pattern Info

 

I also have tutorial on how to hook the pennies together below on this link

Penny Tutorial

lisa bongean

I hope you enjoy making my ornaments and optional penny mat!!!  Here  is the whole schedule!

 

 

Last Day!

I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday morning…Just a quick reminder…Last Day get this Free pattern with a min $30 purchase from our website! or in store…

Primitive Gatherings is open form 11-3 on Sundays!!! 

I have included some quick links below…and check out the give-away….

 Primitive Gatherings Website

Kits are available too!  We include a printed pattern in all kits.

Live a Thankful Life Pillow
Primitive Gatherings/ Lisa Bongean

Click HERE to order PILLOW kit!

Tell us what you are most THANKFUL for a chance to win a thread kit for this pillow! 

Winner will be picked tomorrow!…Now back to stitching for me!  

My best…

Lisa