But I'm Not a Quilter: Easy Holiday Projects for Fabric Lovers

Jul 24, 2020 9:22:47 AM / by Erica Bottger

Have you ever heard (or said) something like: “I’d love to make something like that, but I’m not a quilter” or “I do machine embroidery, but I’m not a quilter”? Well, the good news is that even though AccuQuilt is designed for quilters, there are plenty of great non-quilting projects that can be made quickly, easily and accurately by using a GO! fabric cutter.


Here some great patterns and ideas that would make perfect holiday gifts and décor for your home that would be great for any non-quilter!


Towels and More

Personalized towels make great gifts – and since you purchase them pre-made, the hard work is already done for you! Think of all the great appliqué shapes that can quickly be applied to a kitchen or hand towel. If you do machine embroidery, the free downloads for our shapes make this process even easier. Don’t own an embroidery machine? No worries, you can sew around the edges with your sewing machine or even by hand.


It you thought that was easy, think about doing the same with a pre-made blanket, pillowcase, tablecloth or table runner! 


No-Sew Options

Maybe you don’t want to sew at all! Check our great GO! Simple Snowflake Ornaments (PQ10680), made with thick felt or craft foam! 



Think about decorating gift tags, bags or even cards with great holiday shapes – just iron fusible onto the back of your fabric, cut out your shape and fuse it onto your item – and you’re done. This would be a great project with little ones who would not be able to cut the shapes by hand. Add embellishments like glitter, rick rack, buttons and more for one-of-a-kind items.



If you’re game for a little bit of sewing, mixed in with your appliqué, take a look at these fun projects:


GO! Reindeer Dance Table Topper (PQ10682)

How fun is this? If the thought of bias binding makes you cringe, make your project out of felt and skip the stitching!



GO! Baking Spirits Bright Table Runner (PQ11659)

Here’s another great applique-based project for you. The GO! Classic 2” Alphabet Uppercase Set is perfect for personalizing any project, and who can resist the GO! Gingerbread Cookie!

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GO! Northwoods Medley Holiday Placemats (PQ11506)

Looking for a gift that’s a little more masculine? Here are some great placemats that would suit any winter table setting.



GO! Christmas Train Parade Pillow (PQ10678)

This darling bench pillow is guaranteed to be a hit with young and old alike, and it’s a machine embroiderer’s delight! 



See? AccuQuilt can help anyone make wonderful holiday projects, even if they aren’t a quilter (yet!)


Topics: Beginner, Home Decor, Holidays

Erica Bottger

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