Christmas Caroling Sponsors – Just Another Button & Hoffman Fabrics…

Christmas Caroling Row Along

Today is a history-making day!!! An eclipse is going to hover over my beautiful part of the world here in Colorado. We should get to see about 90 to 93% of the eclipse, and my sister and my niece Olivia are visiting Idaho Falls today with their NASA approved eclipse glasses. It’s an exciting day for everyone who gets the chance to see this amazing piece of history. At the row by row studio blog, they have a cool tutorial on how to make an eclipse out of one of the Junior Rows.

At the AQPS blog, they also have a free pattern for you… Love both of these patterns, be sure you get yours. At Stash Bandit another free pattern also.

In the world of quilting, Leah Day is celebrating 8 years since she started the Free Motion Quilting Project… Congratulations Leah Day!!! She is offering a sale on her website, it’s worth a look, you might find something you’re looking for.

Here at Seams To Be Sew, we are celebrating the sponsors for the Christmas Caroling Row Along…

HoffmanHoffman Fabrics and Just Another Button




Just Another Button Company are being featured today.



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Christmas Caroling Row Along Schedule, Rules, and How Tos

Christmas Caroling Row AlongIt’s just not that far away at this point, less than 2 1/2 weeks away before we start this event.

This event is in it’s 3rd year hosted by Seams To Be Sew. It is my favorite event of the year.

It also happens to fall in the same month as National Sewing Month, declared by Ronald Reagan in 1982. Thank you!! I’d rather it be International Sewing Month, but I’m not going to quibble over it either.

I think I should tell you a little bit how this event works. If your experienced with blogging events, you already have an idea of how they work, so just ignore the next paragraph or two and scroll those eyes on down to the schedule.

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Christmas Caroling Row Along… Giveaways by Aurifil and The Fat Quartershop

Christmas Caroling Row AlongA friend of mine wrote me today with how I am such a tease… Really!! Am I teasing you? 🙂

Well I hope so..each day, a new giveaway by the wonderful sponsors of the Christmas Caroling Row Along…

I wouldn’t want to put up all the prizes at once, I want to entice you, yes, bring you back each day just so you get to see the wonderful offerings of each sponsor.

They deserve their 15 minutes. It also helps you to remember the row along. Imagine doing all this work and then no one shows up. 🙂

With that in mind, today’s wonderful sponsors are Aurifil and The Fat Quartershop and you are not going to be disappointed.

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Christmas Caroling Row Along… Giveaways by Moda Fabrics and June Tailor…


It’s super exciting to bring you each of these new giveaways each day.

I love the comments I see not only here in the comments, but on Facebook in the stb-Row Along and Events group along with the comments on my Seams To Be Sew Facebook page.

Recently I’ve had some questions on how to keep in the know about the Row Along. This blog offers several ways for you to know what’s happening. It’s main emphasis is at  Facebook, there are other options to keep track of this blog. My favorite is BlogLuvin. You get to choose whether you want a daily subscription of all your favorite blogs, or a single email each time they post. Next would be Networked Blogs, where you get a daily email also of all your subscribed blogs, but sadly they don’t show them all if you belong to many blogs. Next would be Pinterest, you get an email each time a post is added to one of the boards you follow or the account you are following. It can be annoying if you follow a lot of boards now, but they also allow desktop notifications now also, so if your a huge Pinterest fan, this is the way to go. Last would be Google, not always reliable, but you will literally get an email for each new post to people you follow or groups you belong to.

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Christmas Caroling Row Along… Giveaways by Barbara and The Broken Needle…


When the Christmas Caroling Row Along starts, there will be many wonderful giveaways from the generous companies who have decided to sponsor a product from there lines/company this year.

I’ll start off with some of the giveaways that came first during the summer and finish with the first two from Calibre Art and Northcott.

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Christmas Caroling RAL… Announcing Newest Sponsors, All The Bloggers

CCLogo-2Where has the time gone??? We are three weeks, just three weeks away from the start of this years Row Along.

I love this event, it’s my favorite one each year. Any of you who have followed this blog know the theme this year is Christmas Carols.

Each designer has taken a public domain song and created it with her own design in mind to reflect the words of the song.

I am proud and pleased to announce this year’s bloggers and designers. Many are back for the third year in a row, others for their 2nd year in a row and new designers are also featured this year.

We also have some wonderful giveaways coming your way for this year’s Row Along, again, some of these companies are here for the third time, and others are new. I will feature each day for the next week or so what they are giving away. You can always see the full list of sponsors on the side of the blog under the logo, and the giveaways and sponsors will also be listed on this page. Be sure to stop by to see what’s coming in this year’s Row Along and maybe even a hint or two of my row…

Rules and Guidelines with How To’s are located here.

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Connecticut Is Released…

Sue and Sam In Conn

Again, thank you so much for patience in waiting for me to get this block released. You all have been amazing. 

Sue is the free download for this release with Sam as the Flickr Reward block.  To download Sam, Click On the Images below:

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Twas The Night – Block 5 Released…

Twas The Night Before Christmas Block 5

And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap….. is the theme of this block for the Twas the Night Before Christmas BOTM.

You can easily create this block without doing all of the embroideries, but the embroidery does add dimension to the block. You will definitely want to create the faces.

Block 6 should follow sometime next week.

Please note that this block has been released at a price of $5.00 and priced at that until August 3rd, 2017. It will then go to its normal price of 7.50 per block.

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12 Days of Christmas In July ….

12 Days of ChristmasWell, this is definitely not my best work, but my thought was more towards showing you various ideas for creating your own ornaments. I love ornaments that are cute and have a story to them, but I also like ball ornaments, just a simple round ball in various colors. I think they bring light to the tree.

You can literally make ornaments out of anything, wood, spices, herbs, beads, buttons, fabric, the possibilities are endless. The cool thing about using fabric to do it is that your ability to add things like paint, drawings, pictures, pockets, buttons, beads, and many more items to fabric is so easy to do.

In my ornaments today, I used fabric and felted wool.

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12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop

12 Days of ChristmasUnfortunately, my scheduler is still not working, I’ve disabled most of my plugins, so I’m thinking it’s gotta be something with WordPress itself. This post was originally supposed to post on Friday, July 14, 2017.

12 Days of Christmas in July is finally here, hosted by the lovely Sarah from Confessions of A Fabric Addict. She’s done an amazing job of organizing this hop and keeping us all up-to-date. The following is the schedule for this hop, and because my scheduler wasn’t working properly I didn’t even notice until today that Friday hadn’t posted.

A wonderful giveaway will happen with each day of this hop, Free Spirit fabrics will give away fabric from their new Tula Pink holiday line called Holiday Homies.

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It’s Coming… Are U Ready!!!! Enter if U Dare….

Enter If You Dare Blog HopI am experiencing issues with slowness on the site.. I am working to fix the problem.

It’s that time of year we all look forward to next to a Friday… Halloween is right around the corner and I am already preparing my ghoulish treats for you. Are you ready for it? Enter If U Dare is the next Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Seams To Be Sew. This is your opportunity, do you have a website? a blog? or maybe you’ve made a project you’d like to share with others, we can help you do that by sponsoring your project on one of the participating blogs.

If your planning to just visit during the hop, you do not need to read any further, this post is to invite those who would like to participate with a project they’ve made to enter.

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A Small Update…

Just writing to give you a small update… I’ve been very busy, with the Christmas Caroling Row Along coming up in September, I needed to have my row finished by the deadline I set for the other designers so that I would not be behind, this took a few days to accomplish, but my row pattern is at least done now for September and I am ready to show it off… The image you’re seeing features the Northcott Fabrics they kindly sent designers to use in their rows and is a small preview of my row I’ll be featuring.

Next, I am hoping to release the next Sue and Sams this week along with Twas The Night Before Christmas Blocks. I’m just finishing these up and possibly as I write this post tonight I’ll finish them up tomorrow so they can release on Monday/Tuesday…

Next, I got a little teeny tiny bit involved with row by row and had tons of fun visiting shops… I mean really who can blame me, it’s my first time out and about visiting the shops and being the new quilter in the state, I, of course, had to visit as many shops as possible.  I’m sure some of you know how that goes. I have patterns to swap if anyone would like some… write me with your address and I’ll send you a Colorado pattern. Maybe you’ll do the same. I’ll be heading to Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho in August, a girl just wants to have fun!!! Ya know 🙂 So let me know if your lookin for a particular row.

and last… Just for Fun, I updated the Row By Row Free patterns page. I’ve checked all the links and fixed the bad ones or removed those that removed their downloads. Always Quilting already has their patterns up for pre-order on the free patterns they will offer for 2017, so you may want to get your pre-orders in.


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Flickr Rewards and TTNBC Block 04…

Sue and Sam Illinois

Just posting a little note that all FlickR rewards for Sue and Sams are caught up as of this morning. June 05, 2017. Their is a new way that rewards are being done, they will no longer be thru Payhip. You will have one coupon code, but can use it on 1 pattern or multiple patterns. Please add all your patterns to the cart at once, then check out with your coupon code. A How To Use the Cart has been added to the site where rewards are now housed at.

It will be much easier for me to go this route and in the end I believe everyone of you will also like it as you’ll have many features you didn’t have before at Payhip.

Please be on the watch also for your TTNBC Block 04 rewards, I am almost finished writing that pattern up and I will send those rewards first before uploading it to Craftsy and Payhip, thus those of you who’ve been waiting will have them first. I’ll try to get block 05 up by the end of this week, my tester has sent that pattern back as of yesterday, so it should be written more quickly than block 04 as their is not as much embroidery in that block.

Cya Soon,


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