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Trace 'n Create Free Project Round-Up

Dresden Christmas Tree Skirt Project

How many of you have used Clover's Trace 'n Create templates? If you're not familiar with these great templates, they were designed by sewing guru Nancy Zieman. There are templates avialable for a multitude of different projects and they take all of the guesswork and uncertainty out of cutting the fabrics for your project. Simply place the templates on your fabric, choose your size, make a few quick marks, and then cut each piece of fabric perfectly every time! Be sure to check out the brand new template just released last week at Quilt Market - Trace 'n Create Tablet Keeper.

Here is a round-up of Free Projects that you can make with the Trace 'n Create Templates :

Dresden Christmas Tree Skirt Project

Dresden Trace 'n Create Christmas Tree Skirt Project

Create a simple and lovely tree skirt by super-sizing a Dresden-style quilt pattern and leaving the center open for a tree trunk!

Download the full instructions here

Get the Dresden Trace 'n Create Quilt Template here!

 Dresden Easy Holiday Wall Quilt

Easy Dresden Holiday Wall Quilt

With a little sewing savvy and super-sized quilt blocks, you can create a wall quilt or table topper for the holidays! Using Clover’s Trace ‘n Create Quilt Templates–the Dresden Collection, a few of your favorite cotton quilting prints and in couple of evenings, you’ll create a sensational showpiece!

Download the full instructions here

Get the Dresden Trace 'n Create Quilt Template here!


Lone Star Table Topper

Lone Star Table Topper

Create a dramatic patchwork table topper with only two -- yes, two -- quilt blocks. Using the Trace 'n Create Quilt Template Lone Star, create a 36" Lone Star block and four sections of the 12" Lone Star block. Add borders, a flannel backing, and binding, and you'll have a quilted masterpieces that says, "Wow!"

Download the full instructions here.

Get the Lone Star Trace 'n Create Template here.


Grandmother's One-Patch Flower Garden

Grandmother's One-Patch Flower Garden Table Runner

Create a traditional-looking Grandmother's Flower Garden Table Runner with one template and no Y-Seams!

Download the full instructions here.

Get the Grandmother's One-Patch Trace 'n Create Quilt Template here.


Tablet Cover Inspiration & Ideas

Trace 'n Create Tablet Keeper Inspirations & Ideas

Get inspired about the new Trace 'n Create Tablet Keeper templates with this pamphlet that includes such ideas as:

• Up-Cycling and Re-Purposing Jackets, Jeans, Ties, and more.

• Create a Textured-Surface Tablet Cover with Faux Chenille.

• Create a Pieced-Surface Tablet Cover with leftover fabric.

• Create an Ensemble: Handbag with Matching Notebook Cover using the Trace 'n Create Florida Handbag Template.

Download the inspiration & idea sheet here.

Get the Trace 'n Create Tablet Keeper Templates here!


You can read all about Nancy's adventures at the Quilt Market on her blog.

Let us know if you decide to try any of these ideas this holiday season. We always love seeing photographs of your finished projects (or even your works-in-progress).

Happy Sewing,


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