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Every child listens with doubt when they hear an adult say “It is better to give than to receive.” That changes once the child reaches kindergarten and waits with joyful anticipation for his mother to open the carefully wrapped macaroni necklace under the Christmas Tree. From that day forward, the tradition of giving, especially handmade gifts, is rooted.

For my family, Christmas would not be Christmas without handmade gifts. This yearpersonalised gifts for her, I’m working on small, free motion quilted “vase quilts” for my family and friends. Vase quilts are bigger than a mug rug but smaller than a table runner. They are the perfect size to place under a vase or candle, or use as a wall hanging.

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The snowman is an adorable motif that can be stitched in the center of a block or stitch a row of snowmen to create a border for any Winter quilt.

Begin by drawing five lines. The spacing indicated here is just a suggestion. Play with different proportions to create a variety of snowmen.

Set up your BERNINA sewing machine for free-motion quilting. Use the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR) or use a foot designed for free-motion quilting such as the?BERNINA Darning foot #9, BERNINA Quilting foot #29, or BERNINA Embroidery foot #15. My favorite is the?BERNINA Free-motion Embroidery Foot #24 as it is open in front and offset, providing the best visibility.

Begin stitching on the bottom line. Stitch a complete circle, then echo stitch the left side of the circle all the way to the next line.

Stitch another complete circle and echo stitch the left side of the circle.

Stitch the snowman’s head—a full circle—and again, echo stitch the left side.?Stop here with the needle down to adjust your fabric if necessary and to plan the next step.

Stitch a top hat for the snowman as shown. Stop at the right side of the snowman’s head.

Echo stitch the right side of the snowman’s head, then add two to three small loops to create the scarf.

Continue echo stitching the right side of the snowman all the way to the bottom line. Stitch along the bottom line to create a border of snowmen motifs or add a little spiral to end the single snowman.

The perfect snowman and your hands aren’t even cold!

Add simple trees and spirals to create a fun vase quilt. Make one to give to your family, but make sure to stitch one for yourself as well!

It’s better to give than to receive, but why not give one to yourself as well!?

For more than 100 step-by-step tutorials like the snowman, visit Lori Kennedy at her blog, The Inbox Jaunt.

Today’;s gift?is the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy?to one awesome WeAllSew fan. All you have to do is post a comment below answering the following question:

What will be your next free-motion quilting design?

A winner will be chosen?at random?on December 8, 2015 and announced later this week!

Good luck!

Congratulations to our WeAllSew reader “clamb”, the winner of the December 7 gift. Enjoy!

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