Christmas Keepsakes Blog Tour & Giveaway with Shabby Fabrics!

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Hi all, and welcome to the next stop on the Christmas Keepsakes Blog Tour hosted by Shabby Fabrics! Links to the other bloggers participating in the tour's sites from October 6 - 10 are listed below - make sure to head over there once you've read my post to share the love with them, and see which blocks they've created!






Today (Tuesday, October 7):
Me! Woot!
Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
Karin @ Leigh Laurel Studios

Wednesday, October 8:
Melissa @ Happy Quilting
Kristyne @ Pretty by Hand

Thursday, October 9:
Erin @ Why Not Sew?
Caroline @ SewCanShe











I recently welcomed Shabby Fabrics as a sponsor here on Sew at Home Mummy, and I'm so happy that we've partnered together - their store is fantastic!

Shabby Fabrics is an online fabric store, specializing in "shabby" prints; what is "shabby", you say?



shab·byadjective \ˈsha-bē\
A style of design where fabrics are chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear. They are typically floral with a very feminine, soft, romantic feel.



Shabby Fabrics is an online quilt shop specializing in floral quilt fabrics and unique quilt kits made from the best manufacturers of today’s popular quilting fabrics, and free shipping with purchases over $75. They provide great prices on fabric and precuts from all of the major fabric companies, including an extensive collection of Christmas, batik, patchwork, floral and cotton quilting fabrics

Shabby Fabrics offers over 1000 unique quilting patterns and quilting books to keep you inspired including several applique quilt titles. You will be sure to find something new to quilt or sew every day.

Shabby Fabrics also has Block of the Month quilts and programs that are affordable and fun. They also offer pre-fused and laser cut quilt kits that are quick and easy to complete. 

Their newest Block of the Month, just released at Shabby, is the Christmas Keepsakes BOM -


Christmas Keepsakes is a 10-month Block of the Month quilt  designed by Jennifer Bosworth exclusively for Shabby Fabrics.  This darling 36" x 36" quilt was sewn with Maywood Studio fabrics and features appliqued blocks in classic Christmas shapes and colors. The pretty scalloped inner border and embellishments add the perfect finishing touch to this adorable holiday wall hanging.

The lovely ladies at Shabby Fabrics sent along a block from the Christmas Keepsakes quilt for me to complete and show off to you all - and I'm so glad they did. I had a lot of fun!

The block came in a zip bag, with full instructions, a block diagram, all of the fabrics and trims (buttons and embroidery floss in the case of my block):


I love that the instructions spelled out exactly what to do, especially for this block of the month newbie.

This is the prefused laser cut block option (the BOM also comes in the more traditional BOM option if that's something you'd prefer) - you pop out all of your pieces, peel the paper backing off of the back of the pieces (these are pre-fused with Heat n Bond for you!):

Then, according to the block instructions and diagram supplied, fuse your pieces on the supplied fabric background, and using your favorite applique stitch (I used a zig zag stitch, shown below up close in another photo), sew the pieces to the background. Then, add your embellishments. It was really easy!

More importantly: it was FAST. It took less than 5 minutes to fuse the pieces, another 10 minutes to applique them in place, and then I sat and stitched the vines and buttons while partaking in a little Grey's Anatomy one night. Super easy - and really, really cute! 

Anyone who may read my blog regularly or whom follows along on Instagram knows that I have 2 (very) little kids and a really busy life. Once I was finished this block I honestly thought to myself that this is the type of project that I could find the time to do, and given the fact that your blocks come one at a time, once a month, would be a lot less overwhelming for me. It's something I could plug away at - and I really like that!

(Hey, and listen, anything that I can do while sitting in front of my trash tv shows is right up my alley (okay, so I may have fibbed a wee bit when I said I had been watching Grey's. I lied. I was watching The Real Housewives of Melbourne. Yes. I said it. Melbourne - because I've watched all of my stockpiled-TiVo'd Orange County episodes. I had already watched Grey's....heheheh))

I decided to make my little block into a mug-rug for my mom - she's always eyeing my mug rugs around the house when she's staying with us and she's absolutely Coo-Coo for Cocoa Puffs about Christmas, so I thought I'd share the love with her.

She's nuts for polka dots, so I used Moda's Basic Dots in red for the backing and binding:

I cheated and used some scraps of batting - do you do this? I sew them, butting flat edges together, using a zig-zag with a fine thread, like Aurifil 50wt. I then press the seam nice and flat so the seam doesn't show
once the item is quilted.
Using my ThermOWeb Spray Bond, I spray baste my three quilty layers together (I highly suggest using an adhesive spray like this - it's fantastic, especially for these small projects - really quick and easy to use and so much easier to quilt vs. having to place and then remove pins!). You can see here below, I've drawn a circle around the toe of the stocking using a Frixon pen - I'll use this as a guide for my quilting later:

I decided to quilt the stocking with a pretty cream Aurifil 50wt:

I centered the concentric circles around the holly and toe of the sock:

And that pretty polka dot Moda print binding looks awesome with the background of the block:

You can see here below that I used a variegated red/black 12wt to zig-zag applique the stocking pieces to the background fabric:
Tip: when using a 12wt thread in your machine, use a Topstitich 90/14 needle to avoid breakage and tension issues. A 12wt thread is heavier than regular quilting thread, which is usually a 40-60wt. 12wt will give you a more pronounced stitch.

Here's a close up of the embellishments included with the block pattern - I used the included embroidery floss to stitch the green vines, and a 12wt Aurifil to attach the (included) cute little buttons:

...and the backside of the mug rug, concentric circles centered over the toe and the holly:

 ...and just for the camera, of course, I had to try the rug out!

now I don't want to give it away...hmm...Mum - are you reading this?

About the Christmas Keepsakes Block of the Month:
The first shipment will include the Christmas Keepsakes book and fabrics to complete block one.  Shipments 2-9 will include the fabrics to complete one additional block each month. The final shipment will include the borders, binding, backing and embellishments.  Fabrics will be exactly as shown as on their site.

All applique fabrics will be backed with Heat n Bond Lite and laser cut to size. All you need to do is peel off the paper backing, iron in place and stitch around the edge to secure! (If you'd rather the Traditional, non-pre-fused option, see below)

This 10 month Program begins in January 2015 and runs through October 2015.
Enrollment fee is just $10 to reserve your spot, and then $17 per month. Shipping  is $3 to the USA and $7 Internationally each month.

Interested in Traditional Applique instead?  Check out the Christmas Keepsakes Traditional BOM. Enrollment is $10, then $14 per month - and the pieces are not pre-fused.

More information about the Christmas Keepsakes Block of the Month, and to sign up for the program, click {here}.

Make sure to head over and visit The Shabby, Shabby Fabric's blog {here}, and to stay up to date with all of the happenings over at Shabby, you can sign up for the Shabby Fabrics Newsletter {here}.


Giveaway!
The awesome people at Shabby Fabrics have offered up a giveaway for one of my lucky readers - a $25 gift certificate to their site! WAHOO! Thanks Shabby!

So! Here are the rules:


  • Leave a comment on this post telling me: if you were to sign up for and make this super cute 10-block quilt, who would you gift it to? Or would you keep it for yourself?
  • Open to international residents.
  • Winner chosen by random number generator on October 15, 2014. Winner announced shortly after.
  • Make sure to leave your email address if you're not sure whether you're a no-reply blogger or not, so that I can contact you if you win!
Thanks so much for entering, and good luck everyone!

With that, go forth and start your Holiday projects! (eep!)

This post contains sponsored items, giveaways and/or affiliate links.

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179 comments

  1. Love the idea of turning the block into a mug rug! Perfect! If I were to sign up and make this I'd definitely gift it -- it is a rarity for me to keep anything I craft. I would gift it to my recently widowed Aunt.

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  2. That is an adorable block! Too bad I couldn't have been there with you when you tested it out...the cookie looked pretty good too! If I were to make that BOM I would keep it for myself. I have very few Christmas quilts, so another one would be very welcome!

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  3. That is just so darn cute! I love the idea of pre-cut, pre-fused pieces and I have to be selfish and say I would gift this to myself! :)

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  4. If I made this quilt I would gift to my best friend who just adores anything Christmas!!

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  5. I would give it to my oldest daughter - if I could stand to give it away :-) !

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  6. This quilt is so adorable. I'd gift it to my sister-in-law for Christmas. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  7. Love this quilt. I know I would gift it to my mom. She loves the Victorian look.

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  8. I love this little quilt and the fact that it is laser cut for you. I would gift it to my sister. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Lisa

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  9. I would change things up, just a tad, and make a table runner for me and mug rugs for some of my blogger buds! Share the love ;)

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  10. I think I would keep it for myself. I love it

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  11. Your block is adorable! I would probably keep it for myself - I love Everything Christmas!!! Thanks Shabby Fabrics & Erin for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi@yahoo.com

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  12. I would keep it for myself. I love Christmas. cooladam1 at live dot com

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  13. What a fun little quilt. I would keep this one for myself. Maybe I have overlooked it but how big are the blocks?

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  14. I think I'd have to make it for my sister. She's a coffee/cuteness freak!

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  15. So beautiful. I believe I would keep this one for myself. Thanks for the chance to win. mcdowallrc@gmail.com

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  16. I would make it for my Grandmother-in-law. She is really into decorating for Christmas and she has the perfect spot to hang this in her condo. This is such a fun project, thanks for showcasing it!

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  17. When it involves a ton of work, I have a hard time giving it away right now. I will just keep it, and designate it in my will for a child or grandchild. I'm trying to do a Xmas quilt for all.

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  18. I would love to make this and give it to my Mom, she has always done crafts but never keeps them.

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  19. I would love to make this quilt and I would probably give it to our son and daughter in law. Just married and I think they need to stock up on warm quilts!

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  20. I think this is one that I would actually keep for myself! It is adorable!!!

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  21. Very cute project! If I were to make this quilt, I think I would give it to my sister in Montana, I think it is just her style. :)

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  22. This is a really cute BOM. I would make it for myself and then probably pass it on to my daughter (who is coo coo fo Christmas, too) some day

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  23. I love this wall quilt so much that if I made it, I would keep it! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  24. I'd give this to my daughter who lives in Florida. It would give her a sense of the Christmases in Maine that she grew up with.

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  25. I would like to make this for my aunt. She loves holiday decorations!

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  26. I would give it to my mom. It would look great with the colors of her home.

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  27. Most likely to my mom or my sister,but probably my mom. She appreciates handmade items. Thank you for the chance.

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  28. I would frame it and send it to my best friend. She would love it!

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  29. I love that there is a pre-fused option! How lazy is that? Leaves more time for quilting and embellishing. This would have to go to my daughter in it's final form. She likes decorating for the season. Thanks to you and to Shabby Fabrics for the giveaway.

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  30. I would probably gift it to my mom or sister, neither one of them quilt.

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  31. Since I don't have family around anymore.. I'd send it to my daughter..she and her coffee are inseperable and she'd love the mug rug.. I love your mug rug!

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  32. I would have to keep it for myself if I made it- sounds so selfish! :) But its so cute I don't think I could give it up! I love what you did with your block- the circles quilting around the toes of the sock and the holly are so cute!

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  33. Wow! Awesome Wall Hanging!! If I were to make it, would give to my Daughter!!! Special gift from the Momma! :) Your Mug rug is Awesome too!

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  34. I would love to make this for my mom, we both adore Christmas!
    email is:
    bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  35. that is a super cute mug rug! I would have to say at this point in the year it would be gifts.

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  36. THIS IS SUCH A CUTE PROJECT!
    I'D GIVE IT TO A FRIEND!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  37. I've already signed up and I'm feeling very selfish at the moment. It's so cute that I don't know if I can part with it. It might just be left up all year round!

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  38. if there was another me , i would but i have so many quilts to make before Christmas don't know whether i will get them all done

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  39. It would be hard to let go, but in the end, I'd give it to my sister who graciously hosts our family Christmas celebration every year. Thanks for your post! I really enjoyed reading it. I hope your mother gets a mug rug one of these years!

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  40. If I could let it go, I'd give it to whoever was on our Christmas gift exchange on my husbands side...I know any of his family would love it!

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  41. This is an adorable Christmas BOM! I also like how you turned it into a mug rug for your mother.

    I'm on the fence about whether I'd keep it for my home or gift it to someone. It is really cute.

    By the way, are the blocks available for shipment as one complete kit? Thanks.

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  42. This BOM has such wonderful eye appeal, and if I were to make it, I would definitely keep it, since 95% of what I make goes to our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends, so I would not think twice about keeping it for our home.
    lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  43. Such a cute project and they way you quilted it with the concentric circles was perfect. If I were to make this, I would want to make multiples and give them to my son's teachers and bus drivers.

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  44. I already ordered the laser cut version and I think I would keep it for myself. alm@alum.bu.edu

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  45. I don't have a Christmas quilt, so I would keep it for myself.

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  46. I love this BOM quilt. You did such a nice job on your stocking.

    I would have to give it to my daughter for her little ones to enjoy if I made it.

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  47. I would give it to my daughter, now only to decide which one!

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  48. If I were to make this, I would gift it to my friend Linda. It would fit her home so well!

    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahoo.com

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  49. I'd gift it but I don't know which family member would receive it. Thanks.

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  50. I would definitely have to keep it for myself. Me and my hubby own an older home so this quilt would be perfect to decorate with at Christmas time :)

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  51. So hard to decide but since I don't own a thing that I have made and I love christmas I might keep this for myself. It is gorgeous.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  52. If I were to make this BOM quilt I would give it to my granddaughter, Nellie.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  53. I think that I would keep this for myself. It's gorgeous.

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  54. I would definitely keep it. We don't really have any Christmasy wall hangings, and this would look lovely over our hall table.

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  55. Hi Erin. Congratulations on having Shabby Fabrics as a sponsor! If I were to make this BOM I would gift it to my sister.

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  56. No doubt about it. I would keep this baby for myself! I have separation issues.
    By the way, that chocolate chip cookie in the photo has far too few chocolate chips! :)

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  57. I like how you quilted your mug rug, I never think of doing things like that. I have yet to make any Christmas type project for my home so if I made this BOM I would keep it for myself. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  58. I would gift it to my son he loves my quilting, he also needs to decorate at Christmas time. Thanks for the chance.

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  59. I think I would have to keep the quilt for myself…it's just looking too darling to give away!

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  60. This is so darling I would be tempted to keep it for myself, but I would probably send it to a dear friend who always has the spirit of Christmas. Thanks for walking us through the construction of the block; that prefused applique is quite something, isn't it? Long ago I might have thought it was cheating, now I think it is genius.

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  61. I'd like to give this to my daughter-in-law. Great Christmas ideas!

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  62. I would keep it for myself! I am always giving away quilts I make. I want to keep one!

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  63. Such a cute block. I would gift it to friends who are staying with us for Christmas.

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  64. Hmmm. I think I would give it away...maybe to one of my sisters.

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  65. I would give it to my daughter. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  66. I love this hanging but as to who I would give it to I am not sure as everyone wou;d want it so maybe it would be names in the hat. Would love to make it but the customs duty we get hit with bringing fabric in from the USA makes it double the origonal cost

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  67. If I did, I'd make it for my Christmas/Americana/cute loving friend

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  68. If I could make myself part with that darling quilt, I'd give it to my SIL who just moved to a new home. Love your little block/mat! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. I would be selfish and keep it for myself. By the way, your mug rug is so adorable! That red polka-dot fabric was the absolute perfect choice!

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  70. I would break up the blocks like you did into smaller projects...mug rugs, placemats, pot holders, etc. and give them away to relatives. Love the quilting on your mug rug! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  71. It's really cute! I'd probably end up keeping it :D.

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  72. You did a great tutorial on how to make these cute blocks! If I made it I would gift it to my daughter for sure.

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  73. I would gift this to my sister, she loves decorating for the holidays!!

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  74. I love all things Christmas (except shopping)! I would be tempted to keep it, but I think I would give it to a friend from church. She loves crafts, but doesn't have the time I do to make things.

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  75. I love the traditional vibe of this BOM, and would end up keeping it for our home. We have very little in the way of wall décor for Christmas so this would be wonderful.
    ~Brandy

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  76. I always have room for another Christmas decoration. I would keep it for myself but I would share tons of pics with my friends! Thanks!

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  77. I would keep it for myself I love christmas decorations!
    doyleajackie at gmail dot com

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  78. I have a friend who loves decorating her house with whimsical items; she would definitely be the recipient. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  79. I would have to keep this one. It's really too adorable to part with!

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  80. Super cute mug rug!! Since I am a new quilter and don't have a Christmas quilt yet, I would have to be selfish and gift it to myself. Thank you!

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  81. I love this quilt! I would have to keep it for myself!

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  82. I would keep it for myself! I don't have much in the way of Christmas decorations and would be so proud to display this and claim it as my own handmade. :)

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  83. I probably would give it to my daughter who loves to decorate for Christmas! (sandybailey55@hotmail.com)

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  84. Hi
    Super cute - I like the spray adhesive idea. I have never tried it but you made it look very attractive! If I won I would be giving this to my sister (the xmas crazed person in the family!!!) who is my super hero!
    mumbird3atgmail.com

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  85. This is so cute - traditional Christmas reminds me of the kids' being amazed at the "magic". I'd do the first for myself, then make more for my sister, then daughters, then son's future home.

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  86. Keep it for myself, knowing it will someday go to my daughter.

    Patricia C

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  87. I'd love to make one of these for my mom. This kind of thing is right up her alley. In fact, they look easy enough that I'm sure I could do two and give the other to my MIL...
    :)

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  88. I think I'd just have to keep this for myself. Very cute!!

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  89. This block would be perfect for my dear friend's new vacation home by the lake. She would treasure it as she spends time there with her grandchildren.

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  90. This beautiful quilt is a Keepsake and that is what I would do if I joined this Block of the Month. It would have a place of honour each Christmas Season. Thank you for this giveaway chance!

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  91. I would keep it. I need a christmasy quilt for my wall.

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  92. I could gift this to my mother. So cute! Thank you. peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  93. I would probably keep it for myself.

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  94. I'd probably keep it for myself. kthurn@bektel.com

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  95. I am pretty sure I would keep it for myself. Too cute to give it away to someone without me enjoying it also.

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  96. Yeah, I know this sounds selfish, but I'd keep if for myself!! :-) It's just so cute!!!

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  97. Share it w/my Daughter In Law.
    I can always make one for me next holiday season.

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  98. This quilt is so cute, I don't think I'd be able to part with it!

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  99. I would be tempted to keep it for myself but I think this would be gifted to one of our children if I were to sign up for the Block of the Month. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

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  100. I would definitely keep this for myself...it's so cute! Love the way you quilted this...I would never have thought to do the circles, but it is adorable! Thanks for the closeups---now I want to make this too!

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  101. Your mug rug is adorable! I think I would make each block separately and make into a pillow so I could gift it to several people. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. I would love to try the embellishments in thus bom--and i would keep it for myself.

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  103. I would keep it for myself--it's pretty cute!

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  104. This quilt would be a keeper. I love Christmas Quilts.

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  105. I would gift it to one of my sisters! Although, after it was made I could easily change my mind!

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  106. I would gift it to my mom. This is something that I think she would love to have for the holidays.

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  107. I would gift this to a friend who has a charming dining room that it would look lovely in.

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  108. If I could bear to part with it I would give it to my sweet sister.

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  109. I would keep this and hang it in my living room.

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  110. Give it away? No way! It's a keeper!

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  111. It would go to my grandkids! pjrquilter@msn.com

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  112. I would probably keep this one. It is so sweet. I love the quilting that you chose for your block. It is perfect!

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  113. I would either keep it or use it in my stocking swap!

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  114. What a cute quilt. I would give it to my daughter-in-law. She would love it!!!

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  115. Thanks for showing us how easy the applique can be. I would gift my son and his wife. I haven't made them anything yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  116. Now that I have seen the stocking block, I'm starting to think of this as my favorite. I'm sure I would the finished block and make the whole quilt.

    Aunt Bea
    srsusie10@gmail,com

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  117. Love the design of the quilt and would make it as a gift for me :-) My sister loves hand knitted socks, no quilts, so she get´s the socks...
    Saskia

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  118. This quilt is so cute - I'd love to make it for my mom, who loves all things Christmas!

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  119. This is soooo cute! I would have to keep this one for myself!

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  120. It is a beautiful quilt, and I think I would keep it myself :) Your mug rug is very cute too!

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  121. Definitely a keeper ... too cute to gift ... LOL!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  122. I would give it to my grand kids they would love it!

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  123. Well that's a tuffy I'd like to think I would give it to someone but, in all honesty I'd probably keep it for myself and display it at my favorite holiday Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord....love your mug rug "sew" will your mom hehe!

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  124. I am not sure I could make just one, two people came to mind when I saw this, my grandson and me. He is small, this would be awesome to bring out every Christmas, then pass on as an adult. It's beautiful!

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  125. i would give it away as a gift, probably to my younger sister

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  126. I would give it to my mom who has given me so much over the years, including Christmas memories that are a lasting legacy for me, my sisters and our children!

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  127. I'd make this for my oldest daughter, who loves everything Christmas.

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  128. I'm always giving away my quilts…but I think I'd keep this one for myself! :)

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  130. Mary October 9, 2014 at 10:49 AM
    domas2543@verizon.net
    At first I would keep it, and on second thought, give it to one of our daughters then would have to make more for the others. I could possibly use my own stash to start down sizing it.

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  131. I think I would have to keep this one. I give away most of my quilts. Love all the blocks and very interested in laser cut designs. Thanks

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  132. This is so adorable! The stocking is one of my favorites. I think you had a great idea to make the mug rug. That way you could spread the cuteness around instead of just in a quilt.

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  133. I would have to make two..one for me. And one for first grandchild to be and family!

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  134. So cute! I would keep it and hang it up in my home for Christmas.

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  135. What a cute mug rug! Your mom will enjoy it for sure. I may have to sign up for that kit. I love Shabby Fabrics store.

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  136. I would keep it for myself! (Is that selfish???)

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  137. Well, I enjoy little things, and making these blocks as individual mug rugs perhaps, would be fun. I would definitely give some away and perhaps keep one or two for myself. Such sweet gifts!

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  138. I think I would have to keep it for myself! I love all the designs.

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  139. I might take a page from your book and make individual mug rugs and have gifts for multiple people, or make the quilt as a whole and give it to my mom :)

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  140. I'd give it to my daughter to make. What a great way to introduce some technique.

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  141. Nice, love the fact everything is laser cut! I'm not sure I would buy this BOM, it's not really my style, but I love how you turned your block into a mugrug.

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  142. This applique would be quick and easy. I could see that it would be very doable for only one block per month. I'm not sure who I would gift it to, maybe my sister - in- law.

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  143. I would gift it to my daughter.
    What a cute mug rug! Love it!

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  144. I think after all the work, I would make a quilt and keep it for myself.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  145. I signed up for the BOM and am so excited as I have been so pleased with all of the BOMs I have received from Shabby Fabrics! I may keep this one for my home. Thanks, Jen, for another great design!

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  146. I would keep it for myself. I don't have many homemade Christmas items. Unless the right person came along that I could give it to:)

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  147. I would probably have to keep this one!

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  148. I think this is a project that I would keep for myself. I probably appreciate the work that goes into it more than anyone else, and it's just so darling I would love to have it hanging on my wall.

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  149. I love this quilt, so I would definitely keep it for myself. Very cute!!

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  150. This is so cute! I would either keep it or give it to my daughter who recently gave birth to my first grandchild! I think it would be a fun Christmas quilt for a little girl to look at and love each year. I love quilts with applique like this - gives so much detail and enjoyment both in making and cherishing!

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  151. I think I'd have to keep it. It's just too cute....

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  152. If I gave it away, I'd give it to someone I see during the holidays so I could enjoy it as well :)

    dentonj@shaw.ca

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  153. Super-cute!
    I would gift it to my manager at work! We have a high-stress job at the ER, so everyone deserves a little cuteness and TLC....plus time to relax with cocoa for Christmas!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  154. I'd keep it for myself. We're still building our collection of Christmas Decorations. purplepix(at)aol(dot)com.

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  155. What a decision--to give or to keep! My thought is to give to my granddaughter who will be married next year. Wouldn't this be just the quilt to start holiday decorating in a new home! Thanks for the excellent write-up of the project and the mug rug idea.

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  157. I would most likely give it away...this stocking block is adorable! Really gets me in the Christmas spirit!

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  158. I think I would keep it for myself - I do not have anything that I have quilted! A treat for me!

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  159. I would keep it! We don't have a Christmas quilt!

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  160. Your block is so cute.
    I would keep the quilt for myself!

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  161. I'd have to keep it myself thanks

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  162. I love this project! As much as I'd like to keep it for myself, I probably give it to my young granddaughters!

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  163. Yes I have ALREADY reserved my spot for the laser cut BOM and very excited to start. Give it away......well ......I think......well......oh maybe when I die I will leave it for someone in my will, lol.

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  164. I think I'd give it to my mom :)

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  165. I would make it for my elderly neighbor who lives alone. sarah@forrussia.org

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  166. Can't wait for the BOM to begin!

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  167. I would make the stocking for my quilting friend!

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  168. That mug rug is so pretty! I love it and the fact that it seems to be made up pretty quickly!

    I would have to hang on to the quilt for myself!

    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  169. I would keep it for myself. It would look darling in my kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway

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  170. I think my mum would fall in love with this, so i'd make it for her.

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  171. I would make it for my son, daughter-in-law and grand baby. It is an adorable kit.

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  172. I have signed up to make it and I am keeping it for me. It is adorable. Thanks

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  173. I would make it for my daughter, Amanda. She would love it!

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