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Quick & Easy Christmas PJ Pants

I absolutely love our holiday traditions. Every year I give at least one handmade item to my daughter.  I recently came across a super easy PJ pants tutorial.  I was getting down to the wire time wise so I really wanted something that was simple and wouldn't take too much time.

Although we typically always open all of our gifts on Christmas day I wanted to start a new tradition of opening one gift from the heart on Christmas Eve.  I also decided to give them to my daughter on Christmas Eve so she had special Christmas PJ Pants.  She always needs new PJ's and I thought ones with a holiday theme would suit her just perfect.

I chose to use some Winter Hats Red from the Penquin Pals collection by Sara Khammesh for Moda.  It is simply adorable.  I love the little stars on the winter hats.

I found the tutorial on Pinterest but here is a direct link to My Cotton Creations for the complete tutorial.  

As stated in the tutorial, I used a pair of PJ pants I knew where a perfect fit and then added an inch to the length to guarantee some wear.

I love the way they came out and it took less than a half hour to complete.  If you need a quick gift for anyone check out Nancy's tutorial.

I can't wait until tomorrow night to give them to her.  I will add a photo of her wearing them!

Little Apples by Aneela Hoey for our new addition

We recently had a new addition to our family.  Our third baby niece was born just before Thanksgiving.  They live a state away and we are seeing them at Christmas. We tossed around the idea of what to get her as our little welcome to the world gift.  For our other niece we had made a step stool but we weren't able to do that this time. I naturally said how perfect a quilt would be.

I really wanted to make a quilt using fabric that will grow with her and since her parents are big OSU fans, I decided to use Little Apples by Aneela Hoey.  The color combination just seemed to be perfect.

This fabric is like a day at the park.  There are children singing, dancing and playing.  There are happy animals prancing about.  And of course there are trees and apples. 

The colors, red, olive green, turquoise blue, gray and white, blend and coordinate nicely together.

Since, of course, it was getting down to the wire as far as getting it going and having it completed before Christmas, I choose to use a combination of pre-cut fabric and yardage. 

I grabbed a jelly roll and just started sewing away.  I added a long 6" horizontal strip to the top of the vertical ones to even everything out.  I also decided attach a pillow size quilt and add it to the backing so the quilt could be turned into pillow as well. 

Quillow's have  always my favorite.  You have a place to keep your feet warm and you can easily fold it neatly into a pillow for storing or resting your head.

I was super happy with the way it turned out.  Quilt are blankets of love so I hope she loves it as much as I do.

Layer Cake Giveaway!


We are partnering up with Cindy at QuiltDoodleDesigns to give away your choice of 
any in stock layer cake.  Her giveaway is going on now and she and her pup Wilson 
will pick a winner on December 18th!

Here's how to enter.  Go to our layer cake page by clicking on the link below. 



Then jump over to the QuiltDoodleDesign blog here!  She will show you a really cool 
fabric cupcake that you can use as a stocking stuffer.   Leave her a comment telling her what Layer Cake you would choose if you were a winner.  
You can also follow her blog and comment on that as well for another chance to enter! 

Hope you all have a great weekend and Good Luck!!

It's the Nice List Giveaway Winners!!!!!

Thank you so much for participating in The Nice List Giveaway!  You have all been so hard at work on all of your holiday projects and it was so inspiring to read what all of you are doing.  I was touched at how some of you are giving quilts to create memories while other are giving quilts filled with memories and then there are those giving quilts of comfort.  The common theme here is that all of you are giving from your heart and that is always the best gift to give!  

If anyone would like to share a photo of their project you can do so on Flickr.  The user name is 1choice4quilting or tag us on facebook.

I once again used Random.org to decide the winners.  Here are the results.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
196 163 314
Timestamp: 2012-12-12 01:32:08 UTC


And the winners are:

1st Prize:  A 10" Stacker of Mystique by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs w/ 3 yards of your choice Mystique for the backing goes to Lesley who is
working on my Five Santas quilt with lots of stitcheries and hand quilting!
2nd Prize:  A Little Apples by Aneela Hoey Jelly Roll w/ 3 yards of Your Choice of Little Apples for backing was won by Alyce who is 
now working on my husband's Christmas gift for his boss/lab.





And last by not least:  $25 gift card to spend anyway you wish in our store goes to Barbara who
IS MAKING PILLOWS FOR ALL MY GRANDS FOR CHRISTMAS




Congratulations again to all of the winner.  I will email you as well.  If you blogged about our giveaway I am compiling all of the bloggers and will send out an email tomorrow with the 5% off coupon code.

Have a great week!!!

It's the Nice List Giveaway

Hello again.  I was so excited to receive all of your feedback during the last giveaway that I couldn't wait to have another so here we go....

This time I am rewarding you for being on the nice list, well my nice list anyway =)

I will once again award three winners!  And the prizes are:

1st Prize:  A 10" Stacker of Mystique by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs w/ 3 yards of your choice Mystique for the backing.
2nd Prize:  A Little Apples by Aneela Hoey Jelly Roll w/ 3 yards of Your Choice of Little Apples for backing. 





And last by not least:  $25 gift card to spend anyway you wish in our store!



This time you can enter up to 9 different ways!  WOW that's a lot of chances!!

1. Please leave your first comment by sharing with us....What's your current holiday project(s) that you can't wait to finish!! I am finishing a quilt for our new baby niece and a Christmas skirt for Miss Sofia.  I can't wait to read your comments!

2. If you decide to follow our blog (left column under what's new) or you already do follow us, leave us another comment letting us know you have.

3. If you decide to Follow us on Twitter or you already do, leave us another comment letting us know you have. We would love it if you would retweet our giveaway too :) That would be AWESOME!! Let us know you have for an extra entry.

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6. If you decide to Blog about our giveaway and tell all of your friends, please leave us a comment letting us know you did with the URL of your blog post. We REALLY appreciate our bloggers AND we will email you 5% off coupon!!

7.  If you blog you can add our button to your blog. You can grab our button here! Then leave us another comment letting us know you have! Interested in the button earning you free fabric, check out our affiliate program.

8.  You can also join our Newsletter to receive all the current releases, special discounts and more!  Then leave us another comment letting us know you did!


This giveaway will end Tuesday 12/11/12  at NOON.  I will announce the Winners by 4 pm EST on December 11th.  Good Luck to everyone!

Mystique Collection by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake

We are thrilled to have received our shipment of new Riley Blake.  I am absolutely in love with the Mystique collection!  It is designed by Lila Tueller and is sophisticated with classic blends of black, gray and bright white.  With a neutral color palette you can use this fabric for so much more than quilts.

I am loving the Evening Gown Quilt which is available for purchase as a Quilt Kit.  It is just so classy and if you want you can give it a pop of color by using your imagination and making the flowers a bright color and then coordinate the backing with one of the same bright colors.  This design is one that will never go out of style.  I am thinking, after the new year of course, we should do a quilt along with this pattern to see what beautiful designs everyone can come up with.

Metro Purse made by Lila Tueller
Have you seen any of the clothing that was on display at the Quilt Market?  I most recently came across an adorable metro purse made by Lila Tueller using Main Black Yardage and Stripe Black. Another cute design was a puff sleeve blouse made with the Dot Gray Yardage. With this versatile fabric the possibilities of what you can create are so endless.

Make a simple wrap skirt from any of the collection and you have the perfect selection for a holiday party paired with a red blouse or keep it black and white and go with brightly colored pumps. 

Here is a video showcasing everything we are carrying in the collection.  You can also view it on the website by clicking here.









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