Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

I was so excited when Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy asked me to participate in her Christmas in July Hop.  I mean, who doesn't love Christmas??  This blog hop is full of Christmas Home Decor and Homemade Christmas gifts :)  And getting a jump start on the holiday's is always a good idea!!


I debated for a while what to put together . . . and then my mom got some new couches and was discussing how she would move them around to make room for the tree.  (Yup, that is a first concern with new furniture in the house I grew up in :)  As she was making plans she mentioned how great it would look to have a  simple Christmas throw to go on the back of her couch.  Wham!!!  Idea :)  You know, something that is just right for curling up with a few little ones while you read Christmas stories and drink hot chocolate.  And so Ribbons came about . . . The perfect Christmas throw that can be whipped together super fast  for you or for a loved one :)


So what are you going to need to make your own Ribbons throw.  Simple.  Your favorite Christmas Jelly Roll (I used Kate Spain's Joy) and (4) 1/2 yard cuts of coordinating solids.  


We'll start with a little bit of cutting.  Press the 1/2 yard solid pieces and then lay them on top of each other on your mat.  (Yes, I cut all 4 of mine at the same time, just make sure you have a sharp blade.)  Cut (7) 2 1/2" x WOF strips and trim the selvages from the top. (makes 28 strips total because stacked up)  Set (2) of each of the solid strips aside for binding.   Then cut 1/2" up from the fold on the 5 remaining sets of strips to create a total of (40) 2 1/2" x 21" strips.


 Now open your jelly roll, and with the strips folded, trim the selvage edge from all 40 strips.


And you are already on to sewing!!! You will be sewing strips together end to end alternating from print to solid.  But rather than doing a straight edge, Ribbons is sewn on an angle.   This is just like making a binding strip. (A really long binding strip)  Place your first 2 pieces with right sides together on a 90 degree angle.  Draw a diagonal line across the top strips that meets at the corner of the bottom strip.  Pin on either side on the line.  Sew a seam directly on top of the line.


Now, this is where it is easy to make a mistake.  The solids make it hard to tell if you are on the right side or wrong side.  So a trick -  if you lay your strip flat and then bend it to create a L shape the end of your strip will be right side up :)  So, now you are going to add another print strip using the same method as before.  Then add a solid, then print, ect. until you have sewn all of 40 of your jelly roll strips and all 40 of your solid strips into one very long strip!!!


*** Now, if you want to save some time, as Ribbons is a quick Christmas project, you can make this a completely pin-less project!!!!  Instead of drawing your diagonal line and pinning, just line your pieces up with right sides together on the 90 degree angle, and then draw a dot where the pieces meet up at the end.  Now holding the pieces together, sew at an angle towards the dot.  The first few might be a little tricky, but trust me, you get plenty of practice with this quilt, you will have it down in no time!!


Remember to keep your L shape so that you have right sides together.  When you get really good, you can not even bother with the dot.  I just put my fingernail there and sew towards it :)  If your using this method, again, just keep adding strips alternating prints and solids until you get all 40 solids and all 40 prints sewn into one strip.


Now, go ahead and trim away the excess at each of the seams about a 1/4" from the sewn line.  It doesn't have to be perfect, just approximate :)


Press each of the seams in one direction.


 *** If you end up with some major twisting while trying to press, rather than try to move it all the way down your massive strip, just unpick a seam, get the twist out, and then sew the seam back up again.  This seems a little like a waste of time but trust me, it is way faster than trying to move the twist down the strip.


Now the fun part begins.  Take your super long strip and line the first strip up with the last strip (Or the top with the bottom).  You don't have to bother lining up the entire strip, you can do that as you sew.


Place the 2 ends of the strips with right sides together and begin sewing a 1/4" seam along the edge.  Continue to line up the raw edges as you continue to sew the 1/4" seam.

Continue sewing until you get to the bottom of the strips.  Mine had a little twist in it but no worries.  Just pull it tight and clip the end to make your one strip into 2.  Then finish sewing the 1/4" seam to the end of the strip.


Press your seam to one side.  You don't have to press, but I find it makes it easier to line things up.  You can trim your end if needs be to line the pieces up.



Now, it is just repeating the process.  Take the end of your 2 strip piece and line it up with the top of your 2 strip piece.  Once again, sew a 1/4" seam aligning up the raw edges as you go.


Continue this way until you get to the end of your strip.  And once again, clip the bottom of the strip to create 2 strips and then finish sewing the 1/4" seam to the end of the strips.  Press.


Now just repeat this process, turning your now sets of 4 into sets of 8, and then your sets of 8 into sets of 16.  When you sew the set of 16 together and trim at the bottom you are done!!


Open it up and check it out!!!  A super fun, super fast, Ribbons Christmas Throw!!


Now just baste it, quilt it, and bind it using your remaining solid strips.  And Wha La!!!  A beautiful Ribbons Christmas Throw measuring appx. 60" x 70" perfect for snuggling up with under the Christmas Tree!!


I hope your enjoyed this tutorial!!!  If you make your own version, I would love to see it!!  You can add it to my Inspired By Happy Quilting Flickr Group :)

The quilting on this Ribbons throw is my version of Holly and Ivy with loops.


I thought it might be fun to include a little video tutorial of how you can do your own Holly and Ivy quilting on your home machine.  It is a little tricky to start but you catch on quick.  Remember, like all things free motion quilting . . . Practice makes Perfect :)  Hope you enjoy :)



And last, but probably the most fun part of all . . . The kind folks at I don't do dishes have offered a $25.00 gift certificate to one of my lucky readers as part of this fantastic blog hop!!!  What do you have to do for a chance to win . . . Simple . . . just leave me a comment of your favorite Christmas song :)  Mine is Thankful from Josh Groban's NOEL CD.  One comment per person please.  I will choose a winner on the 27th :)


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And for all of the Amazing Christmas in July Goodness, check out the rest of the hop!!!!

Monday 7/16 - Don't Call Me Betsy
Tuesday 7/17 - Sew Crafty Jess
Wednesday 7/18 - Pink Penguin
Thursday 7/19 - Freshly Pieced
Friday 7/20 - Sew Sweetness
Monday 7/23 - Happy Quilting
Tuesday 7/24 - Comfort Stitching
Wednesday 7/25 - Diary of a Quilter
Thursday 7/26 - Felicity Quilts
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177 comments:

  1. Great tutorial Melissa - thanks for this!! My favourite song is Little Drummer Boy with David Bowie and Bing Crosby - love it! Great giveaway too!

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  2. I hate to be first, but here goes. I always love Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Doesn't matter who sings it. I just love it.

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  3. I love this. I have a couple of jelly rolls (not Christmas) that need to be used so I think this will be a great I idea!
    Thanks

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  4. Very fast sounding; excellent when you're in a pinch!
    Favorite Christmas song; oooo, that's tough! I'd have to say Silent Night due to the candlelight service my Church does every year; my sister and I used to harmonize the songs in church growing up, and we're usually fortunate enough to get together during the Christmas Holiday for church service and sing :)

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial. You make the Holly and Ivy quilting look so easy! I need to get busy and but some Christmas fabric so I can try that!

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  6. Cute tutorial Melissa, thank you. I love the old classic Christmas songs, and my favorite is Silent Night.

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  7. It is the same technique as http://www.heirloomcreations.net/sewing-tips/the-jelly-roll-1600/ I just love it.
    My favorite song is 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' in swedish.

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  8. I think my favorite Christmas song is "Only a Baby Came" I found it on YouTube since you may not be familiar with it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRnE9ApYsS4

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  9. My favorite Christmas song is "The First Noel". Love the quilt!

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  10. Cute quilt! My favorite is Sarah Maclauglin and Bare Naled Ladies medley of songs...We Three Kings etc.

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  11. Just bought a jelly roll to try something like this. Thanks for the tutorial; I'm new to sewing so it really helps to see your pictures along with the instructions. Your quilt is beautiful! My favorite Christmas song is Mary, Did You Know?

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  12. Hi Melissa!
    my favorite song is Silver Bells.
    I remember my grandmother, who played the piano by ear (never had lessons) and would play this on the piano, and between verses, would tinkle the upper keys like bells. Every time I hear the song, it brings back that wonderful memory of her!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and the great tutorial!
    Take care, Leslie

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  13. My favorite Christmas song is Robert Goulet singing, This Christmas I Spend With You. As soon as I hear those violins, I know it is Christmas time. That entire Christmas Album is the soundtrack to Christmas for me.

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  14. My favorite Christmas song is O Come O Come Emmanuel, by anyone.

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  15. I like Linus & Lucy from A Charlie Brown Christmas. We call the song "Happy Feet" because it makes us want to dance.

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  16. My favorite Christmas song? Whichever is playing on the radio! I love them all and sing loudly (albeit badly) while stitching away.

    The Ribbons tutorial is well done! I like the graphics you added: they really set your tutorial apart from some others I've seen. I can't wait to try your Christmas quilt idea.
    Mary

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  17. Thank you for the tutorial!
    My favorite Christmas song is...gosh that's actually a tough one. It's got to be Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," which I listened to countless times during my Christmas spent in the Middle East.

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  18. My favorite Christmas hymn is "Oh Holy Night," while my favorite Christmas song is "We Need a Little Christmas."

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  19. My favourite Christmas song is Silent Night - I've heard it in several languages already and it sounded great in all of them.

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  20. It has to be "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby. We don't get many of those in Florida where I live! Thanks.

    Patty

    gnpkrupp at netzero dot net

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  21. I like "The Little Drummer Boy" pa pum pa pum pum! This is a great idea to add the solids into the prints. very nice tutorial and pictures. Thanks!
    Mary Malone
    mary and russ at wi dot rr dot com

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  22. Hard Candy Christmas by Dolly Parton!

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  23. oooh - love that josh groban album. i think gabriel's message, off the sting christmas album (if on a winter's night) is absolutely gorgeous. i know: sting and christmas don't really seem to mix, but it's fantastic.

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  24. Joy to the World! Thanks for the giveaway and for the great tutorial!

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  25. I love this. I've started a folder just for the ideas on the blog hop and I see this one as a perfect present for my mother. And one for me.

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  26. The first song that popped into my head thinking of Christmas is Suzy Snowflake, though it is more of a winter song than a Christmas song. But I love it and it stays on my I-pod all year long.

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  27. I love Christmas songs. White Christmas and Sleighride make Christmas seem cozy.

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  28. What a great use for a jelly roll. I have the Joy one and have been looking for a way of making it into a lap sized quilt. I am a fan of Deck the Halls for an xmas song.

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  29. Love it,fabulous!!I love Tambolilero by Raphael (spanish singer) and also love Silence night.

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  30. Thanks for the tutorial for the cute quilt. I have a bug related jellyroll and this would be great to use with that for a cute little boy I know. I love christmas songs but really like Mary did you know?

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  31. Adorable! My favorite list is so long! On the list is O Come, O Come Emanuel, especially when sung by an all male choir!

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  32. What a wonderful way to use a jelly roll, and I love the holly! White Christmas is my favorite song, even here in Texas.

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  33. Love your quilt. Thank you for sharing. Oh boy, my faorite Christmas song - hmmmmm I love most of them. Oh Holy Night is one of them and then when I was small (when Buffalo roamed) I remembered listening to I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  34. What a cool idea! I adore Christmas music in general, but love (coincidentally with your quilting motif) The Holly and the Ivy!

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  35. Love that quilt! My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night...always gives me the chills :-)

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  36. My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night! Love your quilt!

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  37. I fall in love with a different christmas album every year. The Messiah always fills my heart. What a great post! Thanks.

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  38. My favorite song is Doris Day singing the Christmas Waltz. Thanks for the great pattern and tutorial.

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  39. The quilt looks like the Christmas ribbon hard candy from my childhood - my favorite song is "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas"

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  40. I so love this turorial ... look so good but so easy at the same time ! thanks Melissa ... Favorite christmas song ... Frosty the snowman !

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  41. This is so cute! We're talking about having a "jelly roll race" to make some charity quilts at our next Sewing Saturday, very similar to this. I like adding the 45 degree angle on the ends, it adds a nice touch.

    My favorite Christmas song is "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." Hands down. It always makes me smile.

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  42. I love this method of piecing strips- so cute. My all time favorite Christmas song is The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting), but I honestly love nearly every Christmas song. Thanks for sharing this giveaway with us.

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  43. Cute quilt! Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is my favorite Christmas song

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  44. The Huron Carol is my favourite but I love to hear all the Christmas songs and Carols. Thanks for the tute, another great one

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  45. One of my favorite Christmas songs is sung by Gayla Peevey, "I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas." She recorded the song in 1953. I love this song!
    But like everyone else, I love most Christmas Songs!

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  46. Great quilt! I don't know if I have a single favorite, but I love anything from the soundtrack of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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  47. I just love Christmas music in general, play any song and I love it! I have a lot of Christmas fabric scraps and I think I will try this them. Thanks for the giveaway and the great idea!

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  48. I always love "O Holy Night"! What an innovative way to stich up a jelly roll - thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

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  49. Beautiful Christmas quilt! I totally get having to make sure you can move furniture to put up the tree we do it every year. I have a lot of favorite Christmas songs it is hard to pick just one. I do love Josh Groban's Christmas cd and if I had to pick one song I would pick I'll Be Home For Christmas. When you hear the service men and women leaving messages for their families that gets me every time.

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  50. That is such a simple and pretty quilt. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Silent Night has always been my favorite song.

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  51. Great tutorial. I am going to watch the video when I get done leaving a comment. thanks for a chance to win the giveaway.
    My favorite song is White Christmas by Bing Crosby.

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  52. I have to say that Oh Holy Night is my favorite. Just one of those that I love to hum during the holidays. Great tutorial, I just love that quilt.
    tilleybl@aol.com

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  53. I love Christmas songs...I don't think I could pick just one.

    Love the tutorial.

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  54. Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant. Love it!

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  55. Growing up I always looked forward to Bob and Delores Hope singing there version of Silver Bells.

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  56. My favorite Christmas song is Amy Grant's Love Has Come, followed closely by Trisha Yearwood's "Take a Walk." Fun question!

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  57. Jingle bells:) btw that's lovely!
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. As usual Melissa I love what you did! I've made a couple of similar quilts but it never occurred to me to use Christmas fabrics to make one. Duh. Thanks for the idea! blessings, marlene

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  59. What a colorful and darling quilt to snuggle under at Christmas time! Thank you for the clear tutorial! My favorite Christmas sone is The Prayer by Celine Dion. My next favorite is O Holy Night by Johnny Mathis.

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  60. Great Quilt! Thanks so much for the video tutorial too! Love White Christmas and Away in a Manger! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. What a wonderful quilt. I have just the jelly roll for it. I just have to finish the hundreds of other projects first. :)
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win the prize. My favorite Christmas song is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
    Elizabeth gr8ftgrphr@yahoo.com

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  62. I love this quilt. It is on my to-do list! As for Christmas songs...we are so dorky. My grandmother LOVES Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. Hubby and I LOVE Dominque, The Italian Christmas Donkey.

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  63. My favorite is frosty the snowman!

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  64. Super fun quilt and I want to try the FMQ holly! I love Joy to the World.

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  65. Love this quilt!! Favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. Thanks

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  66. Love your colorful Christmas quilt. My favorite has always been Once in Royal David's City.

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  67. This is a pretty quilt. I love the colors and fabrics you chose.
    My favorite Christmas song is: "Mary Did You Know" by Leonard Ahlstrom
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  68. HELLO! MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS SONGE IS "AWAY IN A MANGER", BUT I REALLY LIKE YOUR CHOICE TOO! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  69. I love the Christmas ribbons idea and I actually have all of the fabric to do it! My favorite Christmas song is "They Stood in Silent Prayer"

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  70. Love the quilt. My favourite song is Silent night by Bing crosby

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  71. THanks for this post; what a great idea for quick Christmas quilts for all the married kids! I liked the video on the quilting as well, sometimes it's hard to figure what to do for quilting...this is very doable!
    I start my Christmas music right after Thanksgiving; I love it! One of my faves is Mary's Boy Child by Bonie M.

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  72. Aurea Gillis@gmail.com
    Love your blog and Christmas, who doesn't like/love it. My fav song is traditional Upon a midnight clear by anyone. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. Great tutorial! thanks ! I love Hang Out the Holly - a fun and upbeat song for the holiday.

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  74. Kristen SandersonJuly 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Great tutorial... my christmas to do list just grew by 1 more project!!! ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  75. My favorite is White Christmas. I listen to Christmas music and watch Christmas movies all year while working on gifts.

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  76. Beautiful quilt. I really love it. Thank you for such a great tutorial and the video was fun to watch as well.

    My favorite Christmas carol has always been "Oh Holy Night" but I honestly love almost all of them. I'm one of those that starts playing carols at Thanksgiving and earlier if I can get away with it. LOL I do have to say that your choice is an awesome song though. I have that CD and just love it. Of course, I adore Josh Groban. Hubby and I went to see him twice in concert a week apart when he did his first tour. It was an amazing concert.

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  77. Piecing them together like binding is brilliant! I've so wanted to make a jelly roll quilt but I didn't like the flat edges where the strips were first sewn together.

    My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells. ;)

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  78. Great tutorial and I love how you quilted it! Thanks for the video too!

    Mt favorite Christmas song is Happy Christmas by John Lennon, but I love the version by Sarah McLachlan :)

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  79. what a gorgeous fun quilt! will have to watch your video later. my favorite Christmas song is Silent Night, it's so peaceful.

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  80. My favorite song(s) for Christmas are O Holy Night (Traditional) and A Baby Changes Everything by Faith Hill.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

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  81. Love the Christmas throw and thanks also for the video on the free motion holly.My favorite Christmas song would have to be Mary Did You Know." Love to hear Mark Lowry sing this song!

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  82. Love the quilt and thanks for the giveaway! My favorite Christmas song is definitely Oh Holy Night - so beautiful!

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  83. That's going to look great on the back of your mum's sofa! I'm going with The Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues

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  84. Great tutorial!
    I love Kate Spain's Joy
    I like 'I wish it could be Christmas everyday' by Wizard!

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  85. Thanks for the tutorial. My favorite Christmas song is "In the Bleak Midwinter".

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  86. Hard to pick just one, but I really love Micheal Buble's Cold December Night.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. Awesome tutorial! My favorite Christmas song is 'Do You Hear What I Hear?'

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  88. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. I just remember singing it during choir in elementary school while my friends and laughed at the lyrics.

    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  89. I like the Christmas song Feliz Navadad song by Boney M.Good tutorial thank you.

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  90. Mary Did You Know, by Kathy Matea is a favorite Christmas song. Thanks for the quilt tutorial & the quilting video. And the for the chance to win.

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  91. I think my favorite song in Mary Did You Know......thanks so much for the awesome tutorial....now I know what I'm going to do with my Ruby Jelly roll....not exactly Christmas....but it will make a great Christmas gift....thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. My favorite is Joy to the World. Wonderful classic!

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  93. I love Ave Maria - although some don't consider that a Christmas song. My next favorite is Baby it's Cold Outside!

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  94. Go Tell it on the Mountain by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Love that one!

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  95. My favourite Christmas hymn is Silent Night but, I too, love Josh Groban's Christmas CD. thanks for the giveaway.

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  96. White Christmas by Bing Crosby. Love the quilt! Can't wait to try it out.

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  97. There are so many lovely Christmas songs but I think my favourite would have to be White Christmas by Bing Crosby.

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  98. Silent night is my favorite.

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  99. My favorite will always be Winter Wonderland.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. i have always loved the little drummer boy thanks

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  101. Silent Night is my favorite Christmas song.

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  102. My favorite is the rather obscure "Shepherds Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep."

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  103. My favourite is Silent Night, or any Christmas Hymn, espcially sung by a choir.

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  104. My favorite Christmas carol is Silver Bells. My sister and I used to sit side by side on the piano bench and play it together and sing a duet. Sadly, she passed away in 1996 shortly after Christmas, but this is one of my favorite memories.

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  105. My favourite Christmas carol is I Saw Three ships

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  106. My favorite song (for the last 50 years) has to be "I Wanna Hippopatamus for Christmas"! Thanks! KateInVA

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  107. I like All I Want For Christmas Is You by Michael Buble

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  108. Joy to the World is a favorite of mine!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  109. My favorite Christmas song is "Christmas in Dixie" by Alabama of course. Thanks for your help!

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  110. My favorite is I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. Thanks for a give away.
    Linda

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  111. Favorite Song...of course :) it's Grandma got run over by a reindeer !!! I love it. Followed closely by Santa Drives a Peterbilt (and so do I LOL)
    Vickie

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  112. Great tutorial! I will put it in the bucket list for someday when I'm caught up with what I've already begun. Favorite Christmas song...O Holy Night or Little Drummer Boy. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  113. I'm a big fan of Mary Did You Know, the Charlie Brown Christmas album, and In the Christmas Mood. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. Mary Did You Know is my favorite traditional song. There's Something in the Chimney is my favorite comedy song.

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  115. My favorite is Silent Night. I love the quietness of the song :-).

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  116. Thanks for the tutorial for your cute Christmas quilt! My favorite Christmas song is Mary Did You Know?

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  117. it's hard to pick a favorite Christmas song. I love so many. I think O Holy Night is definitely at the top of the list though.

    brookeali(at)hotmail.com

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  118. My favorite Christmas song has to be "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole, followed by the song from Charlie Brown's Christmas show. Thanks for the chance to win! (Fingers crossed!)

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  119. Nice tutorial, Melissa! I really like the words and arrows you've printed on top of your photos. It really helps! I really don't have a favorite Christmas song - I like most of them.

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  120. White Christmas by bing Crosby.

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  121. I think Silent Night is my favorite holiday song...it brings back such wonderful memories of a candle-lite church, and a single guitar playing that hymn at a midnight service.

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  122. Gramma got run over by a reindeer always make me laugh.

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  123. Any version of Let It Snow - not technically Christmas but I still love it!
    jthompson0807 at yahoo dot com

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  124. Great way to use a jelly roll! Thank you for the tutorial and the video showing how to quilt the Holly and Ivy. Beautiful quilt Melissa! I can never remember the name of this Christmas song I like. It's called something like Do You Hear What I Hear? Or Silver and Gold?? I remember this song from a concert our family went to when I was little. Great memory.

    Thank you and the super folks at I Don't Do Dishes for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.
    -- I hope this is not a duplicate comment, if so I'm sorry and Please delete one--


    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. Silent Night - Frank Sinatra.

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  126. Oh, I'm going to have to go buy a jelly roll. Love this.

    My favorite Christmas song... Okay, I have two. First is Breath of Heaven. I heard it for the first time when I was 8 months pregnant with my first and I bawled. In church. lovely. My second is O Holy Night, and the absolute best recording is the a cappella version by N Sync.

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  127. I love Christmas songs and have many favorites. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is one of them.
    Wonderful holly and berries video clip and ribbon quilt tutorial! Thank you :D

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  128. Wonderful quilt--very cheery and perfect for the holidays. One of my favorite Xmas songs is "Silver Bells."

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  129. Great tutorial! My favorite song is an oldie but goodie-White Christmas!

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  130. Love that quilt! Thanks for the tutorial. I love that Christmas tree song from the Charlie Brown Christmas special. Don't know the name but makes ya wanna dance :)

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  131. My favorite Christmas song is Oh Holy Night by the 3 tenors. Love your quilt tutorial and video quilting instructions. Very clear and simple to follow!
    Linda F.

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  132. My favorite is Mary Did You Know. It just gives me goose bumps every time I hear it.

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  133. I have several I like, but I think "I'll Be Home For Christmas" is my favorite. So sweet and poignant.

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  134. Love your Christmas quilt. I have made one just using the Jelly Roll. I like the idea of using solids in between the prints. My favorite Christmas song is "White Christmas". Cathe

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  135. Thanks for the tutorial. I don't think I have just ONE favorite Christmas song but White Christmas would be near the top; thanks! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  136. Love it.....my current fave is Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli's "What Child is This". Gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.

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  137. Cute quilt. My favorite Christmas song is The Little Drummer Boy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  138. Merry Christmas Baby by Bruce Springsteen. The best.Thank-you for the give awa chance. Becky

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  139. I love all of Perry Comos's Christmas songs especially White Christmas.

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  140. My favorite Christmas song would be The Carol of the Bells...

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  141. I love Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant. To sing, I love anything by Selah. Their harmonies are awesome.

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  142. I love Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley! awolk at rogers dot com

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  143. Great quilt!
    The Pogues - Fairytale of New York, not traditional but my husband loves them and we saw them in concert when I was pregnant with my son :)

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  144. Wow... choosing a favorite Christmas song is so difficult, because I LOVE Christmas carols! One of my favorites is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", so I'll just go with that.. :-) Thank you for the tutorial- your quilt is beautiful!! Thank you, also, for the chance to win!

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  145. wonderful christmasquilt, great idea to mix the jelly roll with some solids,
    that way the quilt ends up with a nice size.
    I´m sure your mum will love it ☺
    My favorite song... I guess Rudolph the red noosed Reindeer ☺
    And now I´m gonna sing this song in mz head for the next hours *lol*
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  146. Great quilt - great idea to start Christmas now! My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells. The version I have is by the London Fox Singers. Thanks!

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  147. My favorite is Dominic the Donkey!

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  148. Thanks for the nice tutorial! I'll b home for Chistmas is my favorite carol.

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  149. Such a cute, quick quilt! Thanks for the tutorial! I like the Christmas song, Greensleeves.

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  150. "Christmas Time is Here" -- the song from a Charlie Brown Christmas. Great tutorial.

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  151. Silent Night. Loved the video,

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  152. Silent Night--I love the version by Wilson Phillips.

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  153. Silent night. Thank you for the tutorial; especially the angles, the quilting and the hint about untwisting fabrics or not but undoing it. Brilliant!!!

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  154. I know it's cliche, but White Christmas gets me every time.

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  155. Silent Night is my favorite Christmas Song. I really love this post and will be making this (but probably not until a gift for Christmas 2013).

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  156. Love your quilt! I love Christmas songs, so many, one of my favorites is My Grownup Christmas Wish by Amy Grant. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. I can't wait to try this quilt and I may get brave enough to try the Holly and Ivy too. White Christmas is a favorite of mine.

    Vail in TN

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  158. What a pretty quilt! My favorite Christmas song is Winter Wonderland from the Partridge Family Christmas album.

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  159. Cool Quilt! Thanks for the tutorial! :) My favorite Christmas song is Run Run Rudolph! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  160. Definitely my favorite Christmas song is "White Christmas" as sung by Bing Crosby. I love the movie "Holiday Inn." Classics are the best! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  161. I really like this idea - thanks for posting the tutorial!. My favorite Christmas song is "Linus & Lucy" from the Charlie Brown Christmas album (the one all the kids dance to in the cartoon).

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  162. What a great variation on the Jelly Roll 1600 quilt. Thanks for the tutorial. And thanks too for the giveaway and chance to win.

    By favourite Christmas song is Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas song)
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

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  163. Love the tut!!!!! My favorite Christmas song is hard rock candy Christmas!!!!

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  164. Christmas is for Children:


    Christmas - is for children
    Just for children
    Grown up's say

    Santa's found the chimney
    That's for children
    Like the reindeer
    And the sleigh

    That same tale is told
    Every Christmas Eve again
    We may think we're old
    But our hearts can almost believe again

    Christmas - is for children
    But aren't we all children
    Christmas day

    That electric train
    That no one could tempt father with
    Will someone explain
    Why it's all that father will bother with

    I guess Christmas - is for children
    But aren't we all children
    Christmas day...
    nice and differnt version of the jelly roll 1600" quilt!They are so much fun!
    Thanks for chance to win

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  167. Thank you so much for the Tutorial. My favorite is Blue Christmas by Elvis!!! I actually named my 2 youngest children Elvis and Priscilla!!

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  168. Thank You for the toutoral. and seeing certain pics you posted helped me understand certain steps better.
    My favorite Christmas Song ( well one of my favs) is Hard Candy Christmas by Dolly Parton

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  169. Love all Christmas music, but O Holy Night has always been a favorite. Have seen this tutorial before as a Linus Project and love it!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa