Thursday, December 8, 2016

Deck the Halls Blog Hop and Giveaway!

I am back at Benartex's blog, Sew In Love With Fabric, to share another fun holiday tutorial using Amanda Murphy's Sparkle line for their Deck the Halls hop! Today I'm sharing a fun table runner pattern!



You will need to make three 12 inch finished (12.5 inch unfinished) blocks for a table runner. For each block you will need:

Four (4) - 2 1/2 inch squares in your outer color (green shown in the tutorial)
Four (4) - 3 3/8 inch squares in your outer color (green shown in the tutorial)
One (1) - 4 1/2 inch square in your center color (teal and green stripe shown in the tutorial)
Four (4) - 3 inch squares in your star point color (red and grey print shown in the tutorial) 
Four (4) - 2 1/2 inch background fabric squares
Four (4) - 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch background fabric rectangles
Four (4) - 3 inch background squares


Using your 2 1/2 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangles to make the corner units as shown below. Make four.


Cut each of your 3 inch squares in half diagonally once. Arrange four triangles around each 3 3/8 inch square as shown below and sew together to make four square in a square units. Pay attention to the arrangement of your outer triangles -- these will form your star points! If necessary, trim your blocks to 4 1/2 inch square.


Arrange your corner units, square-in-a-square units, and center square as shown below. Sew together in rows, then sew your rows together.



Make three total Star of Wonder blocks.

From your background also cut:
Four (4) strips 1 1/2 inches x 12 1/2 inches
Two (2) strips 1 1/2 inches x WOF

Lay out your blocks and background strips as shown below and sew together for your table runner top.



Quilt and bind as desired.

I love how perfectly festive it is!


You can use this basic table runner pattern with any 12 inch finished blocks (12.5 inches unfinished), so if you have your own favorite blocks, you can switch them up!


Here's your chance to win a mini bundle of Amanda Murphy's Sparkle line!


1. Leave a comment with your favorite Christmas fabric line -- old or new!
2. Followers get a second entry -- just tell me how you follow.

I'm also linking up this post to Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day! Please hop over and visit all of the other blogs hosting giveaways!

Also sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday and Finish it Up Friday!

The contest is now closed! Our winner is Danette!




270 comments:

  1. I normally don't buy Christmas fabric. ..just Christmas colors. Love this star block, thanks for the pattern!

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  2. Love this Sparkle line of fabric. My fabric tastes have changed from just the traditional red and green for Christmas to include more colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  4. Arctic Antics for a cute bundle. Sugar Plum for a different winter bundle. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  5. I love this Sparkle line! It's fun to see a splash of other colors along with the red and green! Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway!

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  6. Garland collection from Cotton and Steele!

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  7. I tend to go with solids most often, so I'd go with Christmas colors from Kona Cotton! squidlebees @ gmail. com

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  8. I don't have a favorite. But anything with gold sparkles works for me!

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  9. I love Lori Holt's Christmas collection.

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  10. I don't have a favorite Christmas line. I really like the Sparkle line. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  11. Alison, this is a beautiful runner! The center would be a perfect spot for a pretty applique or a hand-stitched design. I have always loved Winter Wonderland by BunnyHIll Designs...that red and white always is so festive!

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  12. Pixie Noel is on my wish list.

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  13. I am a happy Bloglovin' follower of yours!

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  14. I'm a sucker for Sweetwater's Christmas lines, all of them! Of them, I think I like the most recent, Cookie Exchange the best. Although Countdown to Christmas is pretty amazing, too... this Sparkle line is adorable!

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  15. I love C&S Garland! So fun!! Thanks for a chance to win some great Christmas fabric and for the cute pattern!

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  16. I have a Christmas fabric by Jacquelynne Steves that I love. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Laurie Wishbrun had a line called Brrr with polar bears. I have the FQ bundle, and haven't found the right block for the quilt yet.

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  18. And I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  19. I still have Countdown To Christmas that I can't seem to cut into. It makes me happy just looking at it!

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  20. I like the Christmas fabric called "Town Square" by Moda done in grey and red. rozz01 at cox dot net

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  21. I follow you on facebook rozz01 at cox dot net

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  22. I love C and S garland! Plus many, many others!
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  23. I follow you on bloglovin!
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  24. I don't do a lot of Christmas sewing, but I do have a few lengths of some pretty, old fashioned Christmas prints.

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  25. I follow you on my blogger dashboard! Talk about old fashioned. I wonder how many bloggers still use it! XO

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  26. I don't have a favorite. I just buy the fabrics that I like. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  27. I tend to buy older, traditional Christmas fabric with red and green colors! Thank you, Susan

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  28. This is my first year at really getting into Christmas Fabrics and Making Gifts; it is so much fun and all of the Christmas fabrics are amazing! Thank you for sharing this great pattern and awesome give away! Have a fantastic creative day!

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  29. This may be my new favorite Christmas line! I also really loved Kate Spain's "12 Days of Christmas."

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  30. I like Juniper Berry.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  31. I follow you on bloglovin'.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  32. Your table runner is stunning. Celebrating Christmas is a favorite fabric line of mine. I love the colors in the bundle. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  33. I like lots of different Christmas fabrics, especially those designed by Kate Spain. And I recently got a print (from Kanvas/Benartex) with super cute red birds in Christmas hats that is high on my list of favorites.

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  34. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  35. I don't have a favorite Christmas line.

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  36. I am always thrilled with just about anything Hoffman because their Christmas fabric usually contains metallic. I am like a squirrel... i love shiny things! You've got a seriously cute table runner, too!

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  37. I just started quilting..i love all fabrics !

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  38. My favorite Christmas fabric lines are the batiks.

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  39. Love this Sparkle! tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  40. I get your newsletter. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  41. I love basic Grey's figgy pudding line.

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  42. My favorite is the one right in front of me. How can anyone pick a favorite when there are so many gorgeous choices? :)

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  43. Tinsel by Cotton & Steel is pretty fun.

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  44. I don't have a favorite maybe Kate Spain's Winter Soltice.

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  45. Really lovely star pattern. Thanks for sharing. No real favorite christmas line for me.

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  46. I don't have much holiday fabric. I do like Sparkle and Pixie Noel.

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  47. I have been following with bloglovin.

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  48. Cute runner! I have a huge stash of older Christmas fabrics from over the years but last year I bought some (can't remember the names) but they had more greys and turquoises which I really like!!! thanks for sharing mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I just buy fabrics with Christmas colors

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  50. HI,my favorite is "CANDY CANE ANGELS" by Lynette Anderson!
    THANK YOU!MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
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  51. FOLLOW >FB,GMAIL
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  52. I do not have much Christmas fabric, so I can't say that I have a real favorite.

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  53. I love your runner! I think my favorite line is Jingle by Kate Spain. Thanks for the chance to win!
    sarah123quilt [at] gmail {DOT} com

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  54. I follow you on IG!
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  55. Love this fabric! Thank you for the giveaway! I don't know any "lines." I have a mix of modern Christmas fabrics that I've been wanting to sew into Christmas quilts for years. Maybe I will get them done in 2017!

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  56. I am seriously thinking of getting some of the Santa print from the C&S Garland collection, but like the non-traditional lines for the most part.

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  57. I follow you on IG and Bloglovin'

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  58. My favorite Christmas fabric line is all of them - and this Sparkle is so pretty. Thank you for the chance to win a bundle.

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  59. They are all so pretty, but orange really caught my eye which is funny because I am not an orange person. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  60. I follow by email. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  61. No one particular line, but ones with cardinals, metallic accents or religious themes always seem to catch my eye.

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  62. Any Christmas fabric will do i have no favorite .

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  63. I like a line called Swell Noel...very contemporary! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway, and Happy Holidays!

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  64. I don't have a favourite christmas line, but I like scandi patterns, and anything in red, grey or blue. Or that sparkles! Tarnia.hodges at gmail dot com

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  65. Right now my favorite is the Penguin Panel (?), by Henry Glass?? I know it when I see it. The Penguins are so cute.

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  66. I really don't have a favorite fabric line, but the most recent bundle I purchased is called apple farm. I'll be making a pillow for my granddaughter. Thanks for the opportunity to win this bundle. Your table runner is pretty. I love star type blocks.
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  67. Lori Holt's Christmas collection is so cute - it's my fav this year. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. I follow you faithfully with Feedreader Online. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  69. I love all and this Sprakle is beautiful.
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  70. I follow on bloglovin.
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  71. I like all Christmas fabric but several years ago Northcott had this great Angel fabric I loved.

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  72. Dear Mister Claus. I normally don't remember fabric lines (especially for christmas prints since I just buy random ones I like) but that was one of the few lines where I liked a lot of the prints (and used them sparingly). (had to google to make sure I had the name right and STILL love that fabric!)

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  73. Don't really have a favorite line, but the colors in the Bonnie and Camille fabrics always work wonderfully for Christmas.
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  74. Hmmm...this is a hard question! Laurie Wisbrun had a collection with llamas in wintry garb that I remember loving, but mostly I like very traditional prints. I think Three Sisters had one when I first started quilting that I especially loved, but I don't remember the name of it. I simply love Christmas fabric. Basic Grey has had a couple of great lines recently.

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  75. I follow you via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net.

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  76. I love the Cotton&Steel Christmas lines. Thanks!

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  77. I don't have a favorite line because I don't usually buy holiday fabric.

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  78. I don't usually buy Christmas fabric!

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  79. Pretty! Pretty bundle! This year I'm loving Cozy Christmas by Lori Holt.

    Thanks for a chance to win. Happy Holidays!

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  80. I'm a follower via BlogLovin

    Happy Holidays!

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  81. Good Tutorial for the table runner. I like Nancy Halvorson's line.

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  82. I love all Christmas fabric!! Tinsel is great

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  83. I am in love with this Sparkle line! maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

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  84. I follow via email. maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

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  85. this is the first year where we've been super festive--love this sparkle!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  86. following via bloglovin.

    t_ktl at yahoo. com

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  87. Lovely fabric! I fell in love with a Kate Spain Christmas line right when I started quilting, but at the time I didn't realize that collections are hard to find once they're out of print, sigh. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. I tend to not purchase complete lines of fabric. Just fabrics that I think look good together. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  89. I have some older Kate Spain Scandinavian type fabric I love.

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  90. Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge by my favorite holiday fabric. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  91. I follow you on FB. Thanks, grinnie1961@ gmail dot com

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  92. I haven't bought or perused Christmas lines, but I love the random vintage Christmas fabrics I was gifted by my Grandma

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  93. Hard question since I don't buy much Christmas fabric these days. I love things that are bright. I'm working on a 30+ year old collection of Christmas Fabric. Love this little table runner.

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  94. I love Cotton and Steel's Tinsel collection... it is a mix of modern and vintage!!

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  95. I follow you via Bloglovin and email. Thanks!!! This collection is so sweet!!!

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  96. I made a wall hanging using Stonehenge 'Starry Night' in blue that I really like. The Sparkle line is very pretty!

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  97. I am not good at remembering the names of fabric lines but I think it is called Nordic Stitches. I have some charm squares I hope to use soon.

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  98. I think Sweetwater Christmas fabric is always great.

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  99. I really liked a line a few years back called 12 days of Christmas

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  100. I follow on bloglovin and email

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  101. I loved Kate Spain's "Joy". Thanks!

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  102. I don't usually buy Christmas fabric but love Cotton and Steel's Christmas lines.

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  103. My favorite is an old Sweetwater design called Countdown to Christmas. jacklynnsteven@netzero.com

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  104. I don't have a favorite Christmas fabric line. I occasionally buy a Christmas fabric when I see something I really like. It could be from any line. In fact, my whole stash is like that.

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  105. I don't have a favorite line, I love mixing in aqua, dark blue, or purple with my red, green, and gold at Christmas.

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  106. I never buy Christmas fabric collections, I just see a design and buy a yard but never a collection of it so o can't recall any names or designers

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  107. I already follow you on bloglovin

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  108. I love the Nordic Holiday prints by Amanda Murphy!

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  109. I am a follower of your blog!!!

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  110. I like Purely Christmas, Holly Hill Designs for Henry Glass Fabrics.
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  111. Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender
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  112. My favorite Christmas fabrics are the VIP/Cranston prints from the 80's and 90's. Their reds and greens are the epitome of Christmas colors. I wish they would reissue them. Your block is great and your runner is wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! nbhilyard @ att.net

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  113. I like the Garland line by C+S. Awesome giveaway!

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  114. I love Christmas fabric--all Christmas fabric. I don't seem to have a favorite

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  115. I stopped buying holiday themed fabrics a couple of years ago. I now only buy the colors to coordinate with the season. I do have and love Kate Spain's In From the Cold. I am still trying to decide what to make with them after the stockings I made last year.

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  116. I really love Amanda's Sparkle fabric collection. But, other than that one, my favorite for awhile was Jingle by Kate Spain. That's such a fun holiday fabric collection

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  117. I follow you on Bloglovin' and via email notification. I was also going to say I follow on Facebook until I checked and found that I wasn't, BUT I am now. :)

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  118. I generally do not pay attention to which fabric line or manufacturer, I choose a bit here and there based on whether I like a fabric color or design or image. I guess I prefer a scrappy, eclectic look to my quilts.

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  119. I don't buy a lot of holiday fabric because I never get anything done in time to use for that holiday! I do like the mistletoe line out this year and love anything with snowmen, I just don't but it lol.

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  120. I love any Christmas fabric that looks vintage - like from the 40s or 50s - especially if teal and red are included!

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  121. I love Christmas fabric that has either metallic gold or silver and love it if it has cardinals in it or other birds.

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  122. I follow on bloglovin and on Instagram.

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  123. I like holly hill by Hendry glass

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  124. I love Christmas fabric, and it's hard to choose one. I love Peanuts and think the fabric about A Charlie Brown Christmas is sweet.

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  125. I love Brambleberry by Michael Miller. It is so pretty.

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  126. I follow on bloglovin. Debbie@wowilikethat.com

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  127. I like French General. sarah@forrussia.org

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  128. My favorite Christmas fabric is Figgy Pudding. Love the colors in it and the different prints. It is my all time favorite!

    Sandy A

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  129. I just signed up to follow you through blog lovin!
    Sandy A

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  130. My favorite Christmas fabric line is Flourish. It is very traditional which is unusual for me, but I love the colors and the gold hghlights. Thanks for the giveaway! cotten.gloria@gmail.com

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  131. LOOOOOVE Christmas fabrics!!! No particular "Favorite" really. Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 😊
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  132. My favourite Christmas line is Kate Spain's last year. This one looks terrific in your runner! Very inspiring! I see a squirrel on the horizon...

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  133. I follow you on bloglovin and on Instagram. :-)

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  134. LOOOOOVE Christmas fabrics!!! No particular "Favorite" really. Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 😊
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  135. My favorite is Sweetwater's Cookie Exchange. Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway.

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  136. Already follow you thru email & Bloglovin ☺
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  137. Already follow you thru email & Bloglovin ☺
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  138. I like vintage Christmas fabrics with the old fashioned snowmen and Santas.

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  139. A Festive Season is really pretty. I do like traditional designs. I love making runners.

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  140. Holly'so Tree Farm by moda! Thank you .
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  141. I follow you on bloglovin . Thank you .
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  142. Sparkle is so pretty. Clearly it is my Christmas fabric favorite. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  143. I follow Little Bunny Quilts by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  144. that Sparkle fabric collection is very nice!

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  145. I don't have a favorite, there are just so many wonderful lines to choose from

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  146. I follow on Bloglovin. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  147. Believe by Shelly Comiskey is my favourite holiday fabric collection. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  148. Love this Sparkle line of fabric! I love all Christmas fabric, so I can't pick just 1 line.

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  149. Nordic Stitches?? Can't remember fabric names!
    Ohioholman@aol.com

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  150. Juniper Berry & Aspen frost by Basic Grey are perfect for winter!

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  151. I like Kate Spain's Winter Solstice. Thank you.

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  152. This sparkle is right along my line! Christmasy and festive, but I'd be ok leaving it out through the dreary part of winter!

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  153. I am loving jingle by Kate Spain
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  154. I follow you via blog lovin
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  155. My favorite is Kate Spain's North woods in icicle.

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  156. I don't have a fav fabric line...if I like it I buy it lol. I found some gorgeous red fabric with a large gingerbread cookie recipe on it this year at my LQS and I will pet it and look at it until next year!

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  157. my favorite holiday line is Christmas Tidings from windham fabrics. lots of rich gold

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  158. There was a Thimbleberries Christmas line about 10 years ago that I just loved. I made a bed quilt with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  159. This is a great block fofor a table runner.

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