Monday, August 23, 2021

A Christmas Gnome And His Dog

When Paintbrush Studios (PBS) offered some of it's fabric to the ThermOWeb designers, I was really excited about the beautiful designs they had to choose from. As a dog lover, I went for the "Happy Howlidays" by Richelle Lynn Garn. It came in a full yard panel of four fat quarters.

Because it is a celebration of gnomes this week at ThermOWeb, I thought I'd combine a gnome with this adorable puppy fabric.

Santa has a tight grip on his puppy...must be a wild one!

There are a lot of adorable puppies in the fabric along with other fun items and sayings. If you look close, you can see some dog bones and Christmas accents.

Adding the applique was so easy thanks to ThermOWeb's Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive. The backing easily peels of when you're ready to place it on your fabric.

For stability when sewing small pieces on applique, iron Heat n Bond Light Weight Non-Woven Interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric that will be behind your applique.

There are several stitches you can use to hold down your applique. I like to use the blanket stitch.

I never use pins to baste my quilt together because I love the way Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive holds my layers together. Heat n Bond High Loft Fleece makes a nice and light layer to table mats like "Santa and His Dog."

ThermOWeb has a lot of products that make sewing and quilting so much easier. They also have a blog with some amazing designers of fabric and paper. You should check it out!

Is it Christmas yet?

You can find the pattern HERE.


  1. Oh how cute! You are so creative and do such an awesome job.

  2. Very cute--love the Santa gnome and the wiener pup!

  3. Oh, my gosh, this is so cute! It reminds me of Candy the dog we grew up with! I love the pattern and the fabric colors!! LOVE IT!

  4. So adorable, it just makes me smile. Great job Carol.

  5. Hi Carol! I hope you are doing well. How darn cute is this design?!! I am especially fond of dachshunds (well, all dogs, really) as well as Heat n Bond Lite. Thanks for the link to the pattern as well. I may just need to add this to my to-do list. ~sigh~ It's long enough already. HAHA! ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. That looks so cute - gnomes and dachshunds, what could go together more?

  7. Very cute! I know someone who will love also. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Very cute and so clever. That will be one wild ride on Christmas Eve.

  9. This is super cute. You did it again! I am constantly in awe of all the cute things you design. Thanks so much for sharing so many patterns.

  10. How cute is this. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I'm thinking of it as a placemat ... it'd be easy to change the shape to a rectangle. Very creative little pattern.

  11. Very cute fabrics and pattern. Thank you for the pattern download.

  12. Santa is just showing him off! Thanks for sharing with us on National Dog Day!


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