Monday, September 18, 2017

Look What She Made…

One of my lovely pattern testers, Jackie, has been busy, busy, busy

Her version of my new Loft Living pattern done in wonderful shades of green.

Wouldn’t this be fabulous in an industrial loft…I LOVE it!!!

Eye spy with my little eye….there in the center…it’s Mr. October!
 SPOOKTACULAR Halloween quilt also made by Jackie.

x c

Are you ready for fall to start creeping into your schedule?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hot Off the Presses…

Just released….Island Batik’s fall/winter 2017 catalog!!!
Grab a look at all the lovely fabrics that will be shown at Fall Quilt Market in Houston.


Browse lots of new patterns by your favorite designers….look who’s on page 69!!!
My new Loft Living pattern featured in the beautiful Sunflower Serenade collection.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STBS Christmas Caroling Row Along and Give Away

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Welcome to the Christmas Caroling Row Along!

When I heard this year’s hop theme I knew I had to join!!!
I love all types of Christmas music. When radio stations decided to start dedicating the entire month to playing Christmas music it was like winning the lottery. Of course my holiday isn’t complete until I hear “Snoopy’s Christmas” by the Royal Guardsmen at least once.

Trivia Tidbit…Did you know I’m a Christmas Carol? That’s right…my birthday is Christmas Day and I’m a Carol. ROFL.

Can you guess the song I picked for my first row?

rockin row

Did you guess Rockin Around the Christmas Tree?
That was an easy one!

Those rockin little elves with an Elvis vibe were designed by my daughter.

Finished row size is  12” x 30”

Download the FREE row from my Craftsy shop HERE.



Background fabric for this row is Northcott’s Best Tree on the Lot collection,
sku# 21763-63

A huge THANK YOU to Northcott for generously providing all the designers in this hop, and there are a lot of us, with their row fabrics. Be sure to thank all our sponsors for making fun events like this possible for you.


Helpful Tips

The pattern includes placement guides for the elves. I suggest sliding it under an applique pressing sheet. That way you can pre-fuse your elves into one unit which makes placing them on the block much easier.



You can use applique or substitute buttons to decorate your tree.

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree - FunThreads Designs

Stop back on the 27th for my second row.
But brush up on your Christmas songs it won’t be an easy oneSmile

Give Away #1

Martelli Rotary Cutter and 5 Blade Pack to one random winner.
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 Give Away #2

Northcott 1 FQ Bundles 2yds total
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Give Away #3

Calibre Art 24” x 36” Mat
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Guidelines and Rules provided by Seams to Be Sew for give aways. Please take the time to read it.

  • Give away is for a Martelli Rotary Cutter and 5 Blade Pack to one winner chosen at random.
  • Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day. There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.
  • You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways. Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.
  • I will start announcing winners on September 12, 2017, and finish announcing winners on October 12, 2017. In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their
  • Winner picked at random via Rafflecopter at the end of the day September 18, . Winner will receive notification via email. You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
  • You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.
  • If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
  • With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.
  • In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and...
  • Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don't win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.
  • No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
  • You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
  • You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.
  • All winners are chosen at random.
  • All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at [Seams To Be Sew](  All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.
  • Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
  • The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
  • Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year
    in some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways. I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only. If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping
  • All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.
  • An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal, and shipping will take place via Paypal, so your Paypal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. All shipping will either be first class which averages out at 2.77 to 4.00 up to 13 ounces. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee. All fabric bundles from Michael Miller, Hoffman, and Moda will be shipped via Priority Mail to protect the fabric itself.
  • Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.
  • Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven't received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.
  • Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn't read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

    Please visit all the wonderful blogger/designers
    Some rows will only be FREE during it’s featured post time.

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Quilting Affection
    Any Pattern
    Just Let Me Quilt
    Quilt In Piece
    Kissed Quilts

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Daydreams of Quilts
Seams To Be Sew
Be A Quilter
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Fun Threads

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Masterpiece Quilting
Sugarlane Designs
Happy Sewing Room

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Barbara Dieges
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Quilted Snail
Ms. P. Designs USA   (sponsored by Just Let Me Quilt)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Jaded Spade Creations
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
UlaSewing / SzycieUli
From Blank Pages

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Martina Latimer
Quilt Fabrication
Patchwork Breeze
Patti’s Patchwork
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante  (sponsored byQuilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mountain Meadow Designs
Quilt Art
Made By Marney
Renee’s Quilting Addiction

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
MaryMack’s Blog
Kathys Kwilts and More
Pamela Quilts
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Heleen Pinkster

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Seams To Be Sew
A Dream and A Stitch
Upstairs Hobby Room
Words & Stitches