Monday, November 26, 2012

deck the halls {tutorials and giveaways}

Just 29!!! days till Christmas. Yay! I love Christmas, it's my favorite holiday and I love to get our house all festive looking. So, I was really excited and flattered when the wonderful Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts invited me to be a part of Deck the Halls! series.


 I hope you'll hop on over there and check out my tutorial for the Christmas patchwork table runner.

Here's a little peek.


And, to make things even more fun, I have a giveaway for you.
 
GIVEAWAY!!!!! 
Enter to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Sew me a Song by leaving one comment on this post. Mr. Random and I will choose the winner on Dec. 8th.

http://md09.wow.synacor.com/service/home/~/sew%20me%20a%20song%20blog%20button.jpg?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=232761&part=4

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed, thank you so much for playing along.
And the winner is #117 Jenn who said: Wonderful table runner! Thanks for the give-away!
Congratulations!!! I'm sending you an email right now.


Hope you'll check out all the other wonderfully inspiring tutorials coming up over the next couple of days. Here's the line - up.


11/26: S.O.T.A.K. Handmade / Giveaway from Sew Me a Song
11/27: Live A Colorful Life / Giveaway from Zipit!
11/28: Petit Lyons /Giveaway from Zipit!
11/29: Little Bluebell / Giveaway from Mountain of the Dragon
12/4: Jednoiglec / Giveaway from Sew Fresh Fabric
12/5: Owen's Olivia / Giveaway from Sew Fresh Fabric

307 comments:

  1. I love your runner and have added it to my to-do list! The close quilting really adds great texture.

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  2. Very cute table runner! love the solid to give the eyes a rest.

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  3. Your table runner is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. cute table runner! thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Love love it! The gray background is stunning against the brights!

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  6. I love it, the dimensions are wrong for my table sew I will have to do some math, ooh not nice, but i must have one. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  7. Hey!!! :) I LOVE this table runner. :) So pretty!

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  8. ohh everyone would love to wina gift certificate for 200 to spend on fabrics!!! ahh <3
    I saw this table runner at Ellison Lane Quilts and I love it, I have to ty to make a similar one in the future!! :D

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  9. Lovely - I adore anything festive!! Well done :)

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  10. Thanks for such a great tutorial! I can't wait to get home from work tonight to start it!

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  11. Love the table runner and the way in which you have written such clear instructions. Thanks!

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  12. I love the holidays too. Lovely table runner!

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  13. cute table runner thanks for sharing

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  14. Great tutorial, I will definitely need to make one! :)

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  15. Fun! I like the simple design. A lot of Christmas decoration stuff is busy and hard on the eyes. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  16. Wonderful timing. I am wanting to make a table runner for the holidays! I hope this is one that I can make in time for Christmas. I don't have any holiday fabrics, but perhaps I can find some red and greens that will work.

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  17. Lovely table runner and a great start to the series, thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  19. Cute table runner. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway. Happy Holidays!

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  20. Love your table runner ~ I may have to make one for all my girls for Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win ~ fingers crossed!!

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  21. Great tutorial! Very beautiful runner. 29 days?!! So exciting :)

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  22. Such a cute runner, I love the quilting :)

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  23. Oh Boy! Another new to me quilting related blog. Love the table runner, thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  24. Beautiful table runner. I will have to put that on the long list of quilting projects.

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  25. Neatly quilted and adorable!:)

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  26. Thank you for all that you are sharing! Glimpses from your life, the lovely stuff that you make that inspire me, and this tutorial! Thanks!!!

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  27. Love the table runner simple but cute. Thanks for having a give away. One of these days I will win something.

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  28. What great runner, I love that it is not crazy busy!

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  29. That is a lovely table runner!

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  30. Beautiful runner! What a great way to use bright Christmas fabrics without having them hurt your eyes. :)

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  31. So festive! I love that your table runner would allow me to use several of my Christmas fabrics! :)

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  32. Love the fabrics especially the linen! Makes a lovely table runner!

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  33. Oh, I just love this table runner ~ I've really gotten into small piecing and the quilting is just my cup of tea! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  34. love this. i have a bunch of christmas charms that would be perfect for this... thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  35. Thanks for your amazing blog and inspiration!

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  36. Cute and easy runner...then scrolled down to see the pillow! Love it too....thanks for the giveaway ! Will bookmark your runner!

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  37. What a pretty runner! The background fabric really makes the squares pop!

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  38. I love Christmas projects!! eatkin85@yahoo.com

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  39. I love the simplicity and the straight line quilting!

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  40. I love your table runner. So simple yet effective. I think the straight line quilting makes it!

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  41. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this tutorial! Lovely!

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  42. I really like the table runner you showed us how to make. It's beautiful! I do like the way you quilted it to. It gives it a real polished finish! Thanks!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  43. Darling little runner! Good for you - I love the scrappiness!

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  44. that's a sweet little runner that you made. it manages to be festive without being... *too* Christmasy, if you know what I mean. ;)

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  45. The table runner looks absolutely lovely! Thank you for the tutorial, and of course thank you for the giveaway, too :).

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  46. Love the grey with the print, very nice :)
    Thank you for the chance

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  47. Love your table runner - the straight-line quilting is great!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and for the chance to win!

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  48. gorgeous especially with the linen and quilting, love it

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  49. Such a great tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. Very cute! I am having such a hard time deciding exactly which table runner tutorial on the web I will finally make lol :) this one is definitely one to consider!
    xoxo melzie
    melziebelle@aol.com

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  51. Love it! Kudos on the perfect quilt lines too! I always get distracted and end up with lines all wonky-I blame the two year old trying to get his mommy-fix:)

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  52. I love your etsy shop and really would love to see a bundle of text to buy. I will enjoy the hop and seeing all the inspiration.

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  53. Very cute little runner and a pattern that could be made in different fabrics for other holidays. Thanks so much. What a great giveaway! I need some yellows in my stash and saw this at Sew Me A Song: Color Stack Basics Yellow and Orange- Fat Quarter Bundle.

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  54. I love your table runner! It's lovely without smacking you in the face with Christmas. Hopefully I'll have time to make one before Christmas actually comes around!

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  55. Cute runner! Love how you quilted it :)

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  56. Great tutorial -- I might have to make one of these for a gift.

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  57. Love the fabrics. Thanks for the tut and the opportunity to win.

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  58. Lovely! The colours work so nicely with the muted background.

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  59. I love the colors with the gray and Christmas prints. I made a similar runner for my mom several years ago.

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  60. This is so elegant. I love the space in the middle for things.

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  61. So cute and easy. I have the fabric in mind that I think I'll use. Can wait to browse around on your blog. Thanks!

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  62. I like how simple but elagant the table runner is. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  63. It's simple and festive. A sure pleaser.

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  64. Very pretty runner; I love the colors. Thank you!!!

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  65. I really like the gray with the Christmas prints - very striking!

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  66. Your tablerunner is very pretty and the tutorial is really easy to put together.

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  67. Such a cute idea! What a great way to use up holiday scraps! Thanks for a great tutorial!

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  68. This is such a beautiful table runner.

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  69. I really like your scrappy tablerunner - scrappy is my favorite!!

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  70. lovely work thanks you for the tutorial

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  71. thanks for the tutorial and the chance at the gift certificate

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  72. great runner and I like the quilting. thanks for a chance to win the giveaway.

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  73. I love the first tutorial. It is going to be a great "Deck the Halls"!.

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  74. Pretty table runner! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. Thanks for kicking off the holiday blog hop. The tutorial is much appreciated and the instructions for this pretty table runner are clear. Christmas blessings to you and yours!

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  76. Thanks for kicking off the holiday blog hop. The tutorial is much appreciated and the instructions for this pretty table runner are clear. Christmas blessings to you and yours!

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  77. Beautiful table runner. I especially like the dense quilting. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  78. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I love this time of year too. I'm heading over to check out your tablerunner tutorial, Thanks for sharing. Jane

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  79. Loved the table runner - thanks for the tute!

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  80. I love your Christmas table runner! Thank you for the tutorial :)

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  81. Love the table runner and the Giveaway is super.

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  82. I love the table runner you made, and the tutorial is terrific!!

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  83. That's a darling runner and I'm heading over to the link to see more about it. Nice solid to pair with it!

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  84. Love the table runner -- and a great tutorial!

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  85. Thank you for the tutorial, downloading and going on my to do list. Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway.
    thelady(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  86. I LOVE your table runner, thanks for sharing it.

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  87. Your table runner is cute and it looks easy! I'm saving this one! Thanks!

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  88. HI! NEAT TABLE RUNNER!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  89. Cute table runner - now I can use up all my random christmas scraps!

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  90. this is the cutest, and so simple. thanks for a great tutorial

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  91. Great tutorial! I need one of these!

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  92. Beautiful table runner so simple and modern! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. Love the tutorial! ( and the Hexie Pouch below this one too! Looove Hexie's!)

    TYhanks for chance to win your Drawing!! :)

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  94. I pinned your table runner, love it:):)

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  95. Love the table runner - thanks for the tutorial! blessings, marlene

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  96. Svetlana, this is beautiful like everything you do. I absolutely love the patchwork!

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  97. I agree with Heidi! Everything you make is stunning! This table runner is no different! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  98. I'm a little afraid of tiny squares but I think I have to try this - so modern!

    Elizabeth
    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  99. I love your runner.Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  100. Your runner is beautiful - love the tiny squares and the straight line quilting.

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  101. I visited Sew Me A Song. Nice selection of fabrics!

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  102. Fun Table runner. It's on my to-do list

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  103. Oh wonderful...I have been thinking of doing a modern table runner for our New Years Eve gathering and I think this one is it..I really enjoyed the tutorial...thanks so much.

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  104. I love it. Going to make one in black, lime green and red!.

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  105. Wonderful table runner! Thanks for the give-away!

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  106. Love the cute and modern table runner!

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  107. Love it! I'll make one for each season!

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  108. Lovely & pretty , looking modern too..surely going to brighten up the table.

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  109. I love table runners! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

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  110. I love your tutorial. It's cute and simple! Thanks so much!

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  111. I haven't made anything Christmas-y for myself yet, so I'm excited about this series! Thank you for the giveaway, I love the table runner but I'd have to get all my craft stuff off the dining room table in order to use one....

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  112. This is so lovely .. simple and perfect. And the quilting on it is the best!

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  113. Thanks for a great idea - I might have to start one today!

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  114. This would be wonderful to make thank you for the tutorial.

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  115. Love this :) I've never made a table runner before, shall add it to my very long list of great things I must make!

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  116. wow i really love this design and i certainly will be making it.xx

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  117. Thank you for the the tutorial. I was needing to make something quick for a gift exchange and your table runner will fit the need well.

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  118. Wow, I love the runner tutorial. About to move into a new place - this would be great for my new dining table.

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  119. Very cute runner. Love the patchwork pieces.

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  120. Love your cute runner! Looks like the perfect project to use up my Christmas scraps. Thanks for sharing!

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  121. I was looking for a pretty table runner as a gift, and this absolutely fits the bill! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway!

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  122. I am so excited for this blog hop! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  123. 29? Seriously?! Eek! The runner's cute though :o)

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  124. this runner is too too cute!!!!!

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  125. Love the table runner - so simple yet so fab! The quilting really takes it over the top! Thanks so much for sharing.
    - sunshdws at yahoo do tcom

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  126. Love the tutorial. Brilliant! Thanks.

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  127. thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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  128. Your table runner is so fresh and pretty - looks fantastic!

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  129. I love tablerunners. They make the table come alive! Thanks for the idea!

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  130. This is a great table runner. I am making the covered clothes line table runner right, this looks much easier! Thanx for the give away and great tute!

    Nini~

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  131. Thank you for your generous giveaway! Very nice table topper!

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  132. Love the table runner! & thanks for a great giveaway!

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  133. I loved your tutorial. Your simple but elegant style is wonderful!

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  134. oh this is so pretty=and it seems quite doable for me=thank you!

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  135. Such a gorgeous table runner. And it seems simple enough for me to do
    since I'm rather new to quilting.

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  136. What a beautiful runner! I'm a new quilter and I think even I could make it successfully. Thanks for a great tutorial and the giveaway!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  137. I love how you have made it in untraditional colors. It gives the runner a very classy look. Thanks!

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  138. That runner is so cute! I'm thinking I can make a smaller version for placemats since my table is too small for a runner. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  139. Love your table runner! It is the perfect gift idea!

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  140. I love the patchwork table runner and am looking forward to all the tutorials!

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  141. What a beautiful table runner. So perfect for Christmas.

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  142. Your table runner is so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  143. I really love your table runner! It's very cute

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  144. Love the table runner; its simple yet distinctive! Really like the 1/4" quilting too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  145. Love the tablerunner! I took a quick peek back at some older posts! I'm following now. Am so glad I found your blog

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  146. Thanks for sharing your table runner. It is awesome. I think I might try it will some bright colors for spring.

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  147. Such a simple and unique table runner! Way to use holiday fabrics but not over doing it! I really enjoy your creations!

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  148. Thank you for the table runner tutorial! That is a cute pattern that uses the many scrapes I have been collecting!!

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  149. I saw your tutorial on Jennifer's blog this morning. Well done! I love the background color you chose as a complement to the bright prints. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  150. Love the table runner! Looking at the yardage requirements and I think the backing should be 1/2 yard of fabric (18 x 44) not 1/4 yd which is only 9 x 44.

    Thank you for taking the time to write the tutorial. I will be making several of these over the weekend.

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  152. Love the table runner and especially the straight line quilting!

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  153. Your table runner looks great--simple, but elegant. Thanks for posting!

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  154. What a beautiful runner! I love the Christmas fabrics with the gray background. Great tutorial and perfect for the visual learner, like me. hehe.

    Thank you and Sew Me A Song for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  155. Love the simplicity of your table runner design. Fresh and modern!

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  156. This is such a pretty table runner! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  157. This is lovely. Great tutorial, and I adore the straight-line quilting.

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  158. I added this table runner to next weeks sewing projects. So lovely. Thank you for the great tutorial.

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  159. Just love holiday projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  160. Such a cute table runner and I love the gray background.

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  161. I've been wanting to make a table runner, but until I saw this one I didn't even consider quilting one. This is so simple and clean looking that it will be gracing my table this year. Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway opportunity.

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  162. Such a fun table runner! I love the modern look. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  163. what a lovely and easy to make table runner, thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway :)

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  164. This is a lovely, elegant runner. Very clean lines! Thanks for sharing it.

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  165. Its a beautiful table runner! Great givaway! Thanks for the chance...

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  167. Love the modern design of your table runner!!

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  168. Your table runner is lovely, I'm hoping over there right now!

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  169. Lovely!!! Just came from her seeing it...:0)))
    Have a great week!! :0)

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  170. I like your blog. It is so fresh. Thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway!

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  171. I love the colors you chose for the table runner and I have the pattern saved for a later time. I have so much sewing to do for Christmas, it is hard to wait to make some projects that look so fun. Thank you for a chance to win this lovely giveaway.

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  172. Cute table runner! Thanks for the tutorial. This would make fun gifts.

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  173. I should just stop looking at blogs-too many cute projects to do! Maybe next year!

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  174. Very cute table runner. Love the mix of Christmas fabrics & linen.

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  175. Very nice! Love the pattern and fabrics!

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  176. I love this table runner...thanks

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  177. Such a cute table runner! I love the linen!

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  178. What a great table runner. How do you come up with all these wonderful things babscorbitt@gmail.com

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