Tuesday, December 5, 2023

December Mysteries, Sew Alongs, and Small Projects

Mysteries and Sew Alongs are being announced for 2024.  First up is Merry Mayhem’s New Year’s Day Mystery called Twist and Shout.  Fabric requirements and some cutting info is out now. There are sizes from crib to queen.  Plan to stop back at the the same page on 12/25 but before Jan 1, 2024 to get further directions. Clues will be released for making the quilt on the first of Jan.   The directions will be taken down on January 3. https://www.merrymayhem.com/uploads/b/a2b41b50-4c44-11eb-b36d-23f31e41b4e3/Case148NYD-01.pdf

QCNYS (Quilters Consortium of New York State) is offering the 4 & 20 Mystery Quilt. The first clue comes out in January.  You can choose your own rulers or use Studio 180 rulers.  https://qcnys.org/mysteryquilt/ $

Starting in January, 2024 is the newest Murder Mystery Quilt “Murder in Greece.”  “This is a monthly subscription club that reads along together and stitches up a quilt to find the clues and solve the mystery.” https://murdermysteryquilt.com $$

Here are a few small projects to tempt you. 

Do it Yourself Picture Frame Ornament. The video shows it made with Christmas fabric but I can definitely see it in really bright fabrics or pastels. https://www.shabbyfabrics.com/free-downloads-and-video/339/diy-no-sew-quilted-picture-frame-ornament?cid=74

Very cute gift bags — they aren’t just for Christmas! https://justjude-designs.com/gift-bag-tutorial/

Make your own potholders — https://www.allfreesewing.com/Video-Tutorials/How-to-Make-a-Quilted-Potholder-Video-NSM2019

Hanging Kitchen Towel Pattern and Video Tutorial — https://www.allfreesewing.com/Dining-and-Kitchen/Sewn-Hanging-Dish-Towel-Pattern-NSM2021

How about a cloth jewelry pouch with 8 pockets?  https://mindymakes.com/drawstring-jewelry-pouch/

Enjoy checking out these opportunities! 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 



  1. Lots of fun stuff to make. I think I'll stick with Cheryl's and Bonnie's mysteries for now.

  2. Modern Quilt Studio has a mystery quilt along starting in January. Involves transparency and is $.

  3. Good info! I like to participate in the Merry Mayhem quilts on New Year's Day.


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