Christmas Patterns For Sale

I know you’ll be receiving your copy of A Country’s Call very soon but we’ll enjoy the quilts and stories until after Christmas.  Bonnie’s mystery is coming up, too, and I don’t want to miss that!  So let’s sew up a quick Christmas door banner or wall hanging.

When we were actively designing patterns we always had to start somewhere – it was not possible to get it right the first time.  We had a good laugh today as we studied the quilts that I have compared to the picture of the quilt on the cover of the pattern.  Haha!  The joke is on me! As I was pointing out the parts of the quilts that I didn’t like Connie glanced at the photo and sure enough I do not own the original.  SOLD!  Along with all the other quilts!  Huge surprise and now I want to remake 2 of the 3 quilts.

NOEL. 14” x 22”  Price $5.00

Fused letters on a pieced background with triangle square border.  Here is the quilt after some revisions.

Here is my quilt.  I hate that 3rd background rectangle – it’s too dark.  First try.

It also doesn’t have the triangle square border.  Duh.

Uncle Santa 18” x 31”  Price $5.00

This is a rotary only pattern – no appliqué – a great door banner.  Here’s the original on the left and the remake on the right.

O Holy Night 20” x 40”   Price $10.00

This is easy appliqué which could be fused.  Here is the original that I have.

Here is the finalized quilt – much better!  Look at the fabric choices as well as the star which gained an inner star.  This quilt really should have a spacer on top so the words could be read more easily – plus red is the wrong color.  Why didn’t I use a light color?  Wish I had this original quilt.

A SASE envelope is appreciated OR at least include an address label with your order.  This address label is for us to use when we prepare your pattern for mailing.  We don’t want it stuck to the paper you’ve written your order on!  It’s lots of work to address all the orders – please help us.  Think about it – most of you “get it” but there’s a few of you who just haven’t thought this through.

And now a Tribe report.  I let them outside this morning and they covered a lot of ground during the day.  They’re now in the barn for the night and we’ll start again tomorrow.  It took me an hour of slowly walking them around the barn a couple times until they found the door!

30 thoughts on “Christmas Patterns For Sale

  1. Teresa

    Thanks for offering the Christmas patterns! I don’t have any of them so need to get my order in the mail.

  2. Mrs. Goodneedle

    You’re the best salesman— you show them and the quilts sell themselves! Love, love, love the manger wall hanging! 😍 Your chicks are positively precious, thank you for sharing your little corner of the world.

  3. Nikki M in Tx

    Adorable tribe….looking forward to receiving book. Eye surgery went Great…No glasses except store bought readers, and then a 125 & 175, reason for 2 is personal preference… phone use is closer than I like to read…so for books use 175….phone, iPad,& computer 125.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      So glad your surgery went fine! I need my glasses every minute I’m awake – how do you manage to always find a pair of glasses when you need to see up close? Every label, my phone, sewing – everything requires my glasses! I’m envious of you!

  4. Kathy Hanson

    Love seeing the pictures! Will send the $10 for the “O holy night”. Regular business envelope as usual?

  5. Kathy in western NY

    I have Uncle Santa as I love it and it’s been on my UFO list so might just bump that one up now. What stopped me from finishing you ask? It was those smaller width strips that I don’t like to cut for the log cabin squares but I did. Never thought of doing what you did for your second one so if I get swearing in my sewing room, I will just cut squares of green too and get it done this year!!!

  6. Jessica in Florida

    I LOCE the ‘O Holy Night’ quilt! That has always been my favorite Christmas song. I really do need it! 😂😂😂😂

    Mary, I’m going to send you an email…nothing bad! LOL

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      There is no pattern – it’s an improv type wall quilt that I’m making for my outdoor hangers.

  7. Diane Bauer

    Mary, you are an amazing steward of all of your animals. They are so fortunate to live at your farm!!! I can just see you herding them back into the barn tonight. That takes commitment and love and so, so much patience!!
    I will be sending a check and an envelope! I keep telling myself I don’t need anymore projects and then I see what you are offering in terms of patterns and I’m all in! I still have the Frosty pattern from last year and thought that would be my winter project, but I will definitely also be making Uncle Santa and probably O, Holy Night as well! I love having the seasonal banners to switch up with the change in seasons!! I’m excited that I finally have a blanket stitch on my machines, so my fusible applique projects are going up a notch!

  8. Betty Klosterman

    Mary, I was looking thru all your books tonight. Think the oldest was 1991. It is so interesting to see all the changes that have been made in 30 years. But what was the neatest was the beautiful drawings of all the critters and life on the farm. I’ve looked all over but can’t find any credit for them. WHO drew all those wonderful illustrations? What a wonderful place for all of us to come to see all of your quilts and of course all the animals. Such nice memories. AND we “old” ones and all the new people who have discovered Country Threads have your great blog. It brings such a smile to our faces and hearts along with all the people who comment, etc. Thank you. Betty Klosterman

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Oh, Betty, that nearly brings tears to my eyes! We had several illustrators through the years. Did you ever see the calendar? It was just so cute – all farm animals. I’m not sure I have one – maybe in the historian file. I’ll look. One of the artists also drew a cartoon of Connie and me – I can find that, I think. I’ll put it on the blog – it’s pretty funny!

    2. CountryThreads Post author

      FYI – 1991 was our first attempt at self publishing a book. That book was called On Behalf Of Chickens. And because of that book, the owner of Martingale Publishing at that time gave us a book of our own in the Quilt Shop Series. We are in her debt!

      1. Betty Klosterman

        On Behalf of Chickens is one of my very favorite books. In case people weren’t aware, Country Threads was the very first quilt shop featured in the Quilt Shop Series!!!! Plus, there are drawings of you and Connie in the sewing room surrounded by piles of fabric and a dog. I never saw the calendar. But I do have your cookbook. And Sully, the hen. She was absolutely fabulous. She gave “pecking order” a new high.

  9. Martha Engstler Gettysburg

    O Holy Night would be wonderful as a punch needle kit (pattern). Ever think of designing punch needle patterns? I’m on my way to the doctor for a long procedure and will take the punch needle project I’m working on with me. Easy to carry around. LOVE your chicken pictures, especially the “tribe.”

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      We did design punchneedle patterns years ago and had a huge punchneedle area in the shop.

  10. Martha Engstler Gettysburg

    It’s your shop that got me delightfully hooked on punch needle. I never got one that I didn’t like. We were there the year before you closed and I really stocked up on them even though I didn’t know you were closing.

  11. Diane in WI

    Thank you for offering the Christmas patterns. I’ll be sending for some. I’ll never in this lifetime get all of my patterns made. The hen and chicks are wonderful. She is doing a great job with so many; you are too! Connie was teaching punch needle at one of the quilt shows at the Rosemont; you were teaching and making rugs. I have so enjoyed doing punch needle. Our county fair has an entry for it. I even won a grand prize one year. Thanks to Country Threads!

  12. Wendy T.

    I just love hearing everyone’s fond memories of the early days. So many people were touched by you and Connie. And all these years later your patterns are still something people want to purchase and make. I think that says a lot about the kind of talent and creativity and the wonderful friendships made over the years. Wish I could have visited the shop in person! Thanks for keeping things going through the blog Mary – it is a lot of work I know but so appreciated. btw – I think your NOEL is beautiful just love the polka dot border.

  13. Beth Laverty

    It has been awhile since I have ordered. Do I just send a check for the cost? (made out to you or to Country Threads? Is there postage??? How about an address label? I hate to be so forgetful but I want to get it right. I NEED that Noel pattern…. LOL

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Beth – if you’re ordering NOEL just send $5.00, cash or check to Country Threads, postage is included. We would appreciate an address label to use or a SASE. Did I answer your questions?

  14. Patricia Bargo

    I need, want, love the , OHoly night pattern. I will put the required cost and mailing label in the mail to you tomorrow.
    Thanks, Patricia B.

  15. Ruth

    Mary, I have been clicking on the October archives to read your posts because they don’t some through like normal any more. Now all that shows when I type in your blogspot is the post labeled “Sewing into the wee hours”, and the previous ones to that. AND when I go to the October archives, the October 17 post comes up, “Christmas Patterns for sale” and today is October 24. So is October 17 the last day you posted here on the blog?

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