Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sew Love Fabrics Holiday Challenge!

Sew Love challengeHow about a little fun?

A little, lighthearted challenge?

New fabric is involved, people! And not in the usual way.

Ruth at Sew Love Fabrics and I have something in mind to get your creativity flowing.  It's a shiny bundle of holiday fabrics sure to make seasons bright and merry.  Artist Josephine Kimberling's new Hip Holiday collection in generous fat quarters...


Ooh la la!  Now, what would you make with it?  Seriously, start thinking because it's yours for the taking.  Four participants will receive a fat quarter bundle of all fabrics shown in the stack above, plus the trees in red.  But, of course there's a catch.... you have to sew with it!  I know, that's asking a lot.  You probably hate sewing and there's just nothing on your "to sew" list, but there it is.  Yep, there's always a catch.


Let's talk nitty gritty...  On Friday of this week I'll announce the 4 participants, our holiday challengers.  As soon as we have your address info, Sew Love Fabrics will mail out those fabrics, likely getting them in the mail by Saturday.  Then, you must make something... anything!!!! using some of all 6 fabrics, plus fabrics of your own choosing if desired.  So, you can add your own extra fabrics, but you don't have to.  You do have to use all 6 Hip Holiday fabrics, but you can use a little or a lot of each.  Participants can use their own buttons, trims, etc. to embellish if needed.

The "thing" that you sew can actually be a series of things, such as Christmas stockings, or one thing.  It definitely does not have to be holiday decor.  Just sew whatever you want with these fabrics!

There's a deadline!  Really, it's a good thing, cause that means you'll enjoy this now.  You must finish sewing your project and post pictures by Sunday, December 1st.  (For practical, time-constraint reasons, we're going to have to limit the challenge to U.S. residents.)  Participants can share the results on their blog, Flickr, Instagram or anywhere online.  We want to see what you make because...


You and your project will be featured here!  On December 2nd, I'll be posting about you, with pictures of your project and hopefully some tidbits about your process.  What a fun way to usher us all into the holiday season!  Now, all we have to do is figure out which of you 4 are destined for a Hip Holiday?

So, go ahead, convince me.  More details about your idea are generally better!  Also, I need a way to contact you, so if you're a "no reply" commenter, include your email address.  I'll hand pick our participants (make sure you are a U.S. resident and can post finished project pictures by December 1st), quite possibly with one hand tied behind my back.

I'm sure this could get interesting...

****Comments closed!****

93 comments:

  1. I think that these fabrics would be perfect for a series of gift bags. In our house, we only "wrap" with fabric bags. We also leave a few bags out on Christmas Eve for Santa to use.

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  2. I hope that some day there will be international challenge:)

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  3. How cute would these fabrics be for a bunch of fabric baskets for holding Christmas cards, candy canes, etc.? I'd love to make some. thriftstorecrafter at yahoo.com

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  4. Oh wow, this sounds interesting. Well, I have a couple of ideas. The first is a christmas dress for my baby girl. Maybe a pillowcase dress. Or some other item(s) of clothing. Or another idea I have is to make a chirstmas tree skirt for a small christmas tree in her room. These fabrics are so fun they are really telling me something for my babe would be perfect.

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  5. I've been wanting to make some type of an advent calendar for a while. I love embroidery, so I'd probably try to incorporate some. I'm imagining something a little different than the traditional calendar that hangs on the wall--maybe a banner or wreath? Thanks for the fun idea!

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  6. I would love to use this to make a tree skirt. I would do some traditional patchwork as well as some embroidery. Looks like sooooo much fun!

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  7. My twin boys will be 6 months right before Christmas. I was debating making them stockings or just finding store bought ones. I know if I won this fabric that would obviously be the push I need to sew them up something pretty! I would do the Hubb's and my stocking in the star burst with the boys each having their own rain deer color. All four stockings would be topped with the silver swirls. The remaining fabric would go into a garland for the rest of the house or a tree skirt if I could stretch it far enough with solids. The trim would have to be "Manly" on all of the stockings (no pom-poms or glitter) but I see a ruffle skirt or patchwork like this one http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/12/25-days-of-christmas-day2-tree-skirts.html

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  8. So many ideas!!! I think these would make an amazing table runner for holiday feasts in the dining room, with some embroidered accents and fun binding. With the scraps they would make adorable mini stockings and ornaments!! Or even a insulated dish carrier for transporting holiday dishes to and fro for all the family gatherings :) This fabric is gorgeous and I would love to do something totally functional with it!

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  9. When I was a young girl scout we made 3D christmas trees using newspaper. They were addicting to make and just by folding the fabric at different heights for each tree you would end up with a little forest. I would love to make some using these colorful and joyful fabrics instead of paper!

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  10. I really want to make a reusable Christmas chain with some velcro or snap closures. I think this fabric would be perfect for it. I loved making paper chains as a kid. It would be a perfect little Christmas decorating task for my four year old. I also despise recycling the paper chain at the end of the season. It always seems like such a waste.

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  11. My old roommate loved decorating for Christmas, and I, being the grinch that I am, always grumbled about it. If I got my hands on this fabric, I'd make her some Christmas bunting, to make up for my grinchiness! Plus, since I don't live with her anymore, I wouldn't have to see it! The remainder would go into patchwork potholder Christmas gifts. I think that sawtooth stars would look great in x-mas fabric.

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  12. Oh my goodness - what FUN! I would love to use these pretty fabrics to make a set of kitchen accessories! I'm thinking trivets, dish drying pads, embellished hand towels, and even a sweet little cover for a bar stool... anything to make the kitchen more festive!

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  13. Oh good golly, Rachel! I have had my eye on these for a tree skirt...and I JUST found the pattern I want to use. Serendipity? Maybe! We have this metallic silver skirt with appliqued lace angels and beads that my husband's sweet aunt made us years ago. I've been wanting to replace it because, well, it's not me at all - as sentimental as I can be it's time for a change!

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  14. I'd love to use these fabrics to make Christmas stockings for my twin nieces who live in the UK. So far I've only been able to interact with them via Skype so it would be great to be able to send them a little something I made just for them that they can use year after year.

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  15. oh my gosh, that fabric matches some Christmas gnomes I just finished over the weekend. If I got that fabric, I could make a quilted tree skirt to match using all the fabrics. Then Iwould make some stockings and use the scraps for a buntings to hang on our hutch. Any remaining scraps could be used in a penny quilt I'm making from existing Christmas fabric scraps.

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  16. wouldn't these be festive in my kitchen? I see a gorgeous patchwork apron, hot pads/mitt, patchwork trimmed towels, maybe some coasters or a little table mat if there's any left over! Not an inch will go to waste, I promise!

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  17. I love when you do these challenges, and I finally feel up-to-snuff enough with my skills that I can participate :) I'd love to make something from a book I just checked out from the lirbrary,Modern Holiday. I especially love the adorable patchwork Christmas ornament/tree pillows, and we could really use non-generic stockings (perhaps one in a green color scheme, and one in red). Thanks for the chance, I can't wait to see what is made by those who get chosen :)

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  18. I think I'd make an Advent calendar, like this one from Elizabeth Hartman. And I'd have to meet the deadline if I wanted the kids to use it this year! And maybe the leftovers into patchy stockings or ornaments, but that could be after deadline. :)

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  19. There are so many things that these fabrics would be perfect for! I'm thinking an adorable dress for my new little girl's first Christmas would be the perfect way to showcase all do the fabrics :).

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  20. Oh, a 'twin sister' quilt is calling with this lovely bundle, although really booked just love, love a challenge.

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  21. I saw a picture of a table setting that used small stockings to hold the silverware. They were just regular red and white, probably store bought, but it would be really cute to make some from Christmas fabric...solid or patchwork would be fun! They could be so cute with small embellishments too!

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  22. I immediately thought of re-usable gift package embellishments, since present wrapping is one of my all-time favorite things. There are no smooshed, ugly sticky back bows at this house! I'm thinking a scrappy strip, like a binding, that goes around a gift like a long ribbon. A 6" wide strip that's shirred with elastic thread so it would fit around different sized gift boxes. 2D bows that lay flat on a package. 3D bows that are attached to pretty elastic that can easily slip over gifts. I could make those in standard sizes, like CD cases or DVD cases, so they could be used again. Embroidered, patchwork gift tags inscribed to my kids so I can use them year after year. I'd use the print with the big ornaments and trees by fussy cutting them and then appliqueing them onto felt to make present toppers- maybe use some beads and sequins, like my grandma did in the 60's. I'd somehow incorporate some pom pom trim because the fabric screams for that. Heck, I could even MAKE pom poms from this fabric, maybe with the selvedges. No waste!

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  23. I LOVE this line! I've been wanting to make another Little Village, and a Christmas theme would be perfect... I'd love to make it throw size but because of the time constraints I'd probably do a wall hanging.

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  24. These fabrics would be perfect for a Christmas fabric rag wreath!
    A few years back I started making these wonderful wreaths for the outside of the front door or anywhere you choose to hang them but they are so cute and a blast to make. I made one for my mom, aunt, sister in law and best friend last year for Christmas but my sister has been asking me to make her one too! I always enjoy making handmade gifts!!
    *Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  25. I have a pattern from a magazine that I've saved for years. It has a pieced block that looks like a package, wrapped with ribbon and with a large bow in the center. I always thought it would be gorgeous if you had some really interesting and beautiful Christmas fabric to make it from. I think this fabric might be just the thing! Three blocks would make a lovely table runner. I might even have to make more than one, so I can give them as gifts.

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  26. I would love to make a couple bags using the Pink Penguin lunch bag tutorial. I think they would be the perfect gift and maybe even a cute holiday purse!

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  27. Oh yes....I am totally in love with the purple quilt with the half circles on your banner! It is so very wonderful, you did a great job!!
    Do you have a pattern for this quilt?
    *Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  28. I'm thinking I would make a holiday table topper!

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  29. Hi Rachel! I'm usually tasked with bringing some sort of pie for Christmas dinner. I'd love to try my hand on a quilted pie carrier. These prints would be so fun to use!

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  30. So many ideas going thru my head...but one I think I could actually accomplish would be a mother/daughter Christmas apron set. No specific pattern in mind, but they would have to have pockets and ruffles!

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  31. Ooo, decisions! If I were to win, I would make a reversible Christmas half-apron. I'd pick a low-volume for the backgrounds on both sides, and then use some of the more fun prints for pockets.

    I'd like to make at least one pocket a zipper pocket (extra challenge? yes please!), with the others of various sizes. One side will have a variety of pockets, and one side will have one long pocket that's segmented.

    Instead of a boring binding on the outside edge (except for the top part at the waist), I'd finish it off with a ruffle (either in one of the brighter fabrics or something sparkly from my stash, maybe). That will give it just the right amount of frill for me! I would use this apron at an upcoming craft show to keep extra pens, markers, price tags, scissors, and my phone (doubles as a calculator and register) to keep me sane. And the zipper pocket would be for cash and coins (I'll divide it on the inside).

    I was debating whether to make this apron, but if I had these fabrics I couldn't resist. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  32. I can see a "mantle quilt" with lace edged scalloped edges neatly hanging perpendicular to the top of the mantle. The finishing touch would be a holiday greeting banner to match the scallops and lace of the mantle quilt!

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  33. I desperately need to make my family Christmas stockings! My hubby and I have been married almost 4 years and still use ones our moms gave us and my two year old and 6 month old don't have stockings! I know stockings aren't super unique but I think these fabrics might be just the thing to motivate me :)

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  34. I see a cute mini holiday quilt with matching pillows or some chair cushions but very lovely fabric. Pick me pick me pick me!!! A table runner, fabric wreath, placemats, or a Christmas card holder or quilted Christmas tree, or even a Christmas sweater. The possibilities are endless just pick me and I'll have to do the hard part of choosing what to make. Thanks for sharing linhs4real@aol.com

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  35. One of my best friends just asked me to make a family set of stockings for her this Christmas. This is her first Christmas in a new apartment with a new fiancé (they got engaged earlier this year). I would love to be able to start their first family Christmas out with a gorgeous set of stockings in this amazing fabric! I love it!

    brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

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  36. I have been wanting to do a Christmas wall hanging for AGES and these colors and prints are inspiring me!! This will be a small wall hanging - say 42"ish square - maybe a bit longer. I have been wanting to play with the Quick Curve Ruler - free style (not using one of her patterns) - thinking a riff on the ornament shape on the fabric...challenges and deadlines - all I need is a good kick in the pants ( and some fabric) ;-)

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  37. I need to come up with gifts for the ladies my husband works with. I have decided that I'm going to make jars of cookie mix....I would LOVE to make drawstring gift bags to slide the cookie mix jars into and be able to add a few extras. Can you imagine how proud my husband would be to walk into work with handmade gifts for all of "his" ladies. This would be AWESOME!

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  38. I love to appliqué clothing so I think some Christmas pajama pants and appliquéd shirts are just what my 6, 4, and 2 year old girls need!

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  39. Oh my goodness, I can't seem to resist a challenge! :) I'd make an applique quilt, of course. I'd love to put the palette of this collection to good use, so probably a cool retro-mod quilt. Thanks for the chance to enter!!

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  40. I would make a table runner for my Mom(: It would probably be something like

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27433205@N02/6011278213/in/pool-527823@N24/ or
    http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/32/13/92/321392d771feb7af9827e28b1e09c7b9.jpg

    to really show off the great prints.
    Thanks for the chance to win! I love Christmas time!

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  41. I promise I was thinking stockings before I scrolled to the photo! My husband and I don't have stockings at our house, so we need some! I'm liking the ornaments for me, maybe with pom pom trim

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  42. I would love to make a Christmas {Picture Frames} out of these fabrics!
    http://www.littlemissshabby.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Picture-Frames-Quilt.pdf
    I know I could get it done! You see, I'm also a home school mom. My youngest is a senior this year and works on her own quite a bit. Plus I'm a newer longarm quilter (one year) and would be able to quilt it up, as well. These fresh, modern fabrics would be super cute as a {Picture Frames} quilt!
    ~Nancy
    bekedams(at)Yahoo.com

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  43. Oh this is really exciting!! I would definitely make some awesome patchwork pillows out of these gorgeous fat quarters.

    A pillow made out of a Swoon block like this would be awesome.

    Or a gorgeous Dresden like this

    Pick me, Pick me :)

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  44. I would love to tell you what I would make, but I can't because I'm a Canadian!
    I can tell you, however, how much it bugs me that Canadians are often excluded--for a number of reasons (postage, time, etc.) But these same companies are happy when we buy from them and pay our own postage! When a company declines to include Canadians in contests and giveaways I add them to my "do not buy from list."

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    1. Oh, no! The fault is really mine! For the purpose of momentum it's important to me to have the deadline relatively close to the announcement time. I make the decision to keep shipments local for time reasons, not cost reasons. Please blame me!

      On the other hand, we did do a Canadian scrap challenge last time, this summer. And, yes, if I had an international store I would totally do that as well! I have tried to pursue fabric store sponsors in Australia and UK, but no luck yet =(

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  45. I've been looking for cute Christmas fabric to make place mats for the gift exchange with my dinner group. We all went to high school together, and it's been a LONG time since we graduated, but we still get together every month. I'd make reversible placemats, so both sides could be used. If there's any leftover fabric, I'd love to make each of my friends in the group a small pouch. This is beautiful fabric, and I'd love to win it!

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  46. Hi Rachel,
    I would love to participate in the Holiday Challenge!
    While I like to sew anything and everything, my favorite project is always a quilt. I will plan to add some low volume prints, and some red and green solids to make a throw sized Penny Patch quilt! I have loved following along your instructions for the Penny Patch quilt -- but hadn't chosen fabrics yet -- I just couldn't decide on a color scheme! A holiday inspired Penny Patch quilt would be perfect.
    I am planning to make the quilt for my Aunt and Uncle as a Christmas gift. They have been an amazing source of love and support for me since my husband and I moved to Minneapolis 15 years ago. Then when our girls were born, they became an enthusiastic additional set of grandparents (since both of our children's grandparents live out of town). They have helped me out in countless ways, many, many times. And my children absolutely love them! After many years of waiting, they finally have their very own granddaughter, and she's coming to visit for Christmas! This will be such a special holiday season!
    I will also plan to make a mini Penny Patch Quilt (I may shrink the block size down a bit to make it doll sized), so that when their granddaughter returns home, she'll have a doll quilt to take with her, to remind her of the big quilt at her Grandparents house.

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  47. Oooh yummy! I'd love to make a mini Christmas tree skirt using these quilts in teensy tiny paper pieced star blocks! I think that they would sparkle and add such vibrancy!

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  48. Great fabrics! I would most-likely make a table runner or square, something simple and clean using a solid background fabric, and highlighting the fabrics in the center, either via applique or paper piecing, and on each end of the runner. I'd use the scraps to make complementary coasters. I need deadlines to help keep me on track, so a deadline is a good thing!

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  49. We just moved into a new-to-us 1950's home. Our walls are BARE! Our old place didn't have much space for Christmas decorations on the walls so I would love to make a Christmas wall quilt! It would be a super fun modern quilt, with oodles of low volume fabrics and splashes of color coming from these luscious fabrics. I would design the quilt in a festive '50s mod style. No santas or snowmen, but the quilt would be Christmasy and, well, hip!

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  50. I have a new baby girl (granddaughter) coming right around Christmas time and haven't started her quilt yet. This would be perfect fabric for that!!!

    cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

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  51. I would definitely make Christmas pillows. We will finally be able to use our living room after a year long move in and rebuild disaster and I have absolutely nothing to put it in the room!

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  52. Stuffed Christmas elf, thinking patchwork, for my 6 year old girl who loves any stuffed doll and still believes in Santa!

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  53. My goodness, just take a look at my FB page at Mountain Quiltworks to see how much I enjoy making Christmasy things! I think I would make the Christmas Tree quilt that Christa is doing with her current QAL. I bought the ruler and then got way too busy with my day job to start it, but now I am free and easy and would love to use these fun, modern fabrics to create an epic Christmas quilt. Fun, fun, fun, and if it isn't fun, why do it at all? P.S. That fabric is adorable!

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  54. I'd love to make a set of 6 placemats for my daughter's table, as she is hosting Christmas this year! Wouldn't it be cute to put all 6 fabrics into each placemat, each one using a different classic quilt block? One placemat with 6 churn dashes, one with 6 bowties, one with 6 9-patches, one with 6 stars, one with 6 shoe-fly blocks, and one with 6 pinwheels. I'd probably get more fabric to make matching napkins, too.

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  55. Hmmm... I would love to make a set of oversized quilted envelopes! They'll be addressed to Santa from each of my kids so that every year they could slide their wish list/letter to Santa in them. Christmas Eve we could place them on our hearth and on Christmas morning the kids could discover them filled with a response from Santa :) I am imagining postage stamps... embroidered address labels, postage markings, trim, buttons, and air mail biased striped fabric for binding!

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  56. A patchwork tote would be useful AND beautiful (a killer combo), and placemats with a matching tablerunner would be so festive, but doll-sized quilts (and matching pillows, of course) would be a lot of fun - so many possibilities! :)

    Bess

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  57. I would love to make something with these Christmas fabrics! Since I have been quilting a Christmas quilt has been on my to-do list. I just never seem to actually make the time. Nothing like a deadline/contest to make it happen! I dont have a pattern picked out but now that I see some of the larger prints, it would have to be something to show them off. And whatever the design, it will most definitely have to include some personal family touches, maybe in the form of applique or embroidery? This challenge would be so fun!

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  58. I would make a quilted advent calendar using the theme of the fabric. Perhaps with a large tree with a combination of 25 ornaments and presents under the tree each being a little pocket to store each days' treasures!

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  59. Christmas trees, Christmas trees, Christmas trees! I'm dying to make the Christmas trees from the book Modern Holiday! It calls for larger pieces of fabric, but that just adds the element of fun by doing a little patchwork Christmas trees. . !

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  60. Wow so many already posted! I love these fabrics and can totally see them used in a a half square triangle table runner for my table for my Christmas Eve brunch.

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  61. Squeal!!! Christmas is for giving and I know just what I would make with these beautiful fabrics....shhhhh, top secret....any day now my son will be proposing to the love of his life..... with these fabrics I will make a Christmas quilt using a floating hearts pattern adding some blenders and solids in aqua, blues, pinks, whites...and a few other I am certain...there is always room for one more fabric. :) Christmas is about Love....Engagement is about Love....what better way to celebrate than with Hearts and Beautiful Christmas Prints and they will have a reminder each Christmas season of this special time in their lives as they snuggle up dreaming of a snowy white Christmas under their special floating hearts Christmas quilt. sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  62. More and more every year with the economy being down we focus on Christmas gifts that are practical and needed in the family and add 1 fun item.
    So, We like to give gift Baskets. The container we give the gifts is always reusable or repurposable.
    This mateiral would be the suprise in the form of a cloth basket that can be reused or repurposed for everday use and Christmas. I always make my baskets and bags washable, reusable and reversible for long time use. Thanks for the givaway.

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  63. I've recently been inspired to make a Christmas Ribbon candy quilt but not in the manner shown in the past. Using strip strata then cutting out 60 degree wedges and then assembling them in a braided row effect. This it would look fantastic with theses colors and a few more added to it out of my stash. Would love the chance to win and create this. Jane

    PS: My Birthday is this Sunday and it would be a wondrous gift too! But No pressure though, LOL!

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  64. I'd love to make some holiday houses with this fabric! A little santas village :) I'm in with the big guy by the way... Just saying!

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  66. This is just perfect! I have designed a christmas tree skirt that I have wanted to make for the past 2 years, but have been waiting for the right holiday fabric. And this is fabric is so great! My tree skirt has 2 appliqued and paper pieced images: the first has two dogs atop christmas packages looking up at a xmas tree with a star on top. The second are pups sledding down a hill together. Josephine Kimberling's fabric would be so so great for the christmas tree and packages--and the edging of the tree skirt! Thanks so much for this creative giveaway chance! My email is shortcookie16@gmail.com

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  67. OOh-lala! The first person I thought of when I saw these prints was my sista.
    She does a "whoville" theme for christmas at her house, and to me this holiday fabric has Whoville writtne all over it. They have a large dark dinning room table which normally sits empty. How perfect would these prints be in a table runner! I'm thinking a maybe something with trees or wrapped presents. Definately some gold or silver embrodery to glam it up even more.

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  68. With six granddaughters I would make this work for their annual dresses I need to start ASAP! A dead line would be a bonus on those lovely fabrics!

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  69. We've gone green at our house and try not to use Christmas wrapping paper. I would love to make these into some gift bags that will appear under the tree year after year!

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  70. I would love to make a vest of my son. It's his first Christmas. I'm picturing patchwork with red pockets and trim.

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  71. My mother just moved close to us ( we haven't lived closer then 1800 miles for almost 20 years!) And I would LOVE to make her a wall quilt of my own design! My stepdad, (who adored Christmas!) died 12 years ago and this is the first year she's ready and able to celebrate it and decorate. This last summer was a real healing time for her (mentally, physically, and mostly spiritually) and with her living so close now, I would love to gift her with a speical quilt!

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  72. Bikes and cars with christmas trees on top, how perfect for my bike riding, car loving husband! He even worked at his uncle's hardware store during high school and his favorite thing was netting Christmas trees and tying them on cars in the cold Pittsburgh snow. How classic is that! He also spent a summer working in a steel mill during undergrad. I call that his "Flash Dance" period. He's a maniac.... I can't help but hear that song when I think about it cuz I was a west coast girl who had just watched the movie a couple of months before I met him. Now if they would come up with a quilt fabric with leg warmers and Bessemer furnaces I would be all over that too. I'm not holding my breath for that one. Now, what would I make? Stockings for the whole family of four. This fabric would look delightful with my Anna Lee embellished Christmas tree. Fun, bright and retro.

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  73. I'd love to make a peppermint twist table runner. This collection would be fantastic to make one with!! What a lovely punch of color to dress up a table at Christmas! Here's a link to what I have in mind.
    http://www.sharonhollanddesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Peppermint-Twist-table-runner.pdf

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  74. I'd really like to make 5 stockings-- one for each of us. I had a baby on Thanksgiving last year, so I didn't really get to do anything handmade. I really want to incorporate more handmade goods into our home and I've slowly been doing that--a dress for my daughter, quilts for all three kids, tote bags for the kids Halloween candy bags, and some homemade toys--and I'd like to make some items we can pull out and use every year for Christmas. I love walking around the house and spotting things I've made for my family. Makes me so happy! Please pick me!! :) Plus, I've planned a homeschooling break during the last two weeks of November and my husband will be gone for one of those weeks, which means I can do LOTS of sewing! And, um, I'm nice. (Ok, I'll stop with the shameless convincing now....) :) But really, choose me!

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  75. Okay, I'd make a Christmas countdown in the style of a clock. Numbers in a circle with a hand that points to how many days left. It'd be a wall hanging, probably made on a hoop. Might make the numbers in wedge sections... I would make the last one more significant I bet. It looks like super fun fabric, it would be great to play with.

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  76. I have a big square coffee table and I have been wanting to make a big 'X' Shaped table runner for it, so that it is decorated but the wood is still visible. We don't have much in the way of holiday decor, so Christmas fabric would be perfect for this project!

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  77. So festive! My first thought was a tree skirt or stockings, but then I thought maybe I could make a table runner to put on the TV stand - what better place to make Christmas-y than the place we stare at all evening long? ;)

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  78. What CUTE fabric !!!! How about a grouping of embroidery hoop art .... a big hoop with an appliqued decorated Christmas tree surrounded by medium and small hoops with appliqued "presents" AND also a few hoops with appliqued Christmas stockings . Another idea is a pieced /quilted wall hanging that is a candy cane holder (i.e. along the bottom of the wall hanging there would be a row of fabric loops to hang candy canes from).
    I think either of these projects would be fairly quick and easy (always a plus in my book !)

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    1. oops .....forgot my email !
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  79. Such beautiful fabric! I am a newer quilter. I took your Curves class at the beginning of the year and loved it! I have new living room furniture. We have a large square coffee table that definitely needs a Christmas top or runner! Also, the white starburst would be perfect for party favors for my daughters baby shower on Dec 22nd! So much to do! So little time! LOL!

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  80. I would love to make my very first Christmas quilt with these! I can see it now blocked trees accented with white and a fun border, 3X2 rows quilted with a beautiful feather pattern in shiny gold. mnmm000@gmail.com

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  82. I just saw a pattern for a set of Matryoshka dolls and these fabrics would be perfect for making a holiday set!

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  83. I designed a Christmas Tree Wall Quilt from an antique pin about 4 years ago and made it with very traditional Christmas fabrics. It would be wonderful to make another with very modern Christmas fabrics. Thank you so much for such a wonderful challenge! You are a great motivator! Happy Quilting!

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  84. Oh, these fabrics are so lovely! I know just what I would do with them! I have a package of patterns that includes a set of pot pinchers, oven mitts, and aprons that I have been wanting to stich up for Christmas gifts but just haven't found the right fabrics! These would be perfect! also, I have a brand new purse pattern I need to try out that I downloaded yesterday and it would be a perfect gift to sew for the Christmas gift exchange at my Sewing/embroidery group Called the Hoopers ! Oh I am just so giddy and excited and you haven't picked anyone yet! hee hee

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