Countdown to Christmas: Day 13! Giveaway

Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas continues with Day 13. Isn’t this fun?!

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Two designers from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks are sharing ideas with us today.

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Over at Pam Kitty Morning, Pam Vieira-McGinnis has a free potholder pattern. Sew cute!!


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You’ll definitely want to visit her—and she has generously offered a giveaway! These happy prints are from her lines Pam Kitty Morning and Pam Kitty Love, both for LakeHouse Dry Goods, in shops now. Don’t they just make you feel all Valentine-like?


fqpamkittymorning Countdown to Christmas: Day 13! GiveawayPam made these adorable candy canes by cutting, sewing and stuffing a candy cane shape, then she glittered them up real good!

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These just make me happy. Pam created a free pattern for the Pam Kitty Love fabric line—see the quilt below?

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While you’re over at Pam Kitty Morning, click on the link to get the free pattern. Over on the right hand side, you’ll click on an icon that looks like this:

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Over at Ribbon Candy Quilt Company, our friend Margie Ullery has another last minute gift idea. She sent this photo of the scrap pile she gathered for the project.

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Scoot right on over there to get your free patterns for these mug rugs.

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Margie has also offered a giveaway: one of her Santa Claus Lane patterns and a scrappy charm pack of Christmas fabrics.

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Here’s a closer look at Santa Claus Lane. Isn’t that rickrack great?!

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Here’s another scrappy quilt in Christmas colors Margie made. Wouldn’t it be fun to gather up all your red and green bits and bobs to make this one?

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For your chance to win one of the prizes these designers are offering, please leave a comment below by midnight Thursday, Dec. 20. Tell us what you enjoyed at the designers’ websites. We’ll choose winners next week and announce them here.

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P.S. If you don’t win and you don’t have time to make a gift, here’s another idea.

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Get this design on all sorts of cool items!

This design by Megan Dougherty of The Bitchy Stitcher is available on everything from t-shirts to coffee cups. Do have a look.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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116 Responses to Countdown to Christmas: Day 13! Giveaway

  1. Shirley I. says:

    I enjoy all of the patterns–they are bright and happy! The mug rugs are darling!!

  2. the Christmas lights with the rick rack gave me a great idea to finish off a quilt border. thanks.. would love to win :)

  3. DianeH says:

    I love the use of ric rac in Pam’s potholder and in Margie’s Santa Clause Lane. The mug rug patterns are great and I still have time to whip some up.

  4. Diantha says:

    Pam Kitty’s potholder was cute, but I REALLY LOVE the mug coasters by Ribbon Candy Quilt Company. What a great idea to use up some scraps from my Christmas pillows. I hope I win that package.

  5. Carol says:

    I really enjoy all the contributors, but the candy canes and pot holder are my favs. I am anxious to get the Pam Kitty Love fabric. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!

  6. Jamey says:

    I love reds and greens…. any time of the year!!! So these beautiful Christmas designs are right up my alley!!

  7. Darlene Krystal says:

    8 reindeer mug blocks could make a realy cool Xmas wallhanging…

  8. Pat D. says:

    I love the scrappy quilt with all the red and green scraps.

  9. Jannette says:

    I really appreciated the quick and easy ideas for last-minute gifts, AND the recipes!

  10. Kathy h says:

    I love those mug rugs. They Are all so cute.

  11. I love Pam Kitty Morning!!!! And, those are some really cute mug rugs, too.

  12. Cecilia says:

    I liked the mug rugs and the cups wallhanging.

  13. Lisa Marie says:

    I like the Civil War blocks on Pam’s blog and Margie’s Seasonal Skinnies patterns.

  14. Donna S. says:

    Love the cute mug rugs. I looove making small projects. Quick to finish

  15. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I love the use of the rick rack on the pot holder! Really “glams” it up a bit! And I needed some new ideas for mug rugs, so the ones offered at Ribbon Candy blog are perfect!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  16. hueisei says:

    I love all the projects the designers shared. If I will choose one then it is the Santa Claus Lane

  17. Heather says:

    Those mug rugs are the best. I think I’m going to go creating. What a great addition to a christmas coffee table!

  18. suzy says:

    Loved the sites… kind of patterns. Great fabrics!

  19. Susan Paxton says:

    I love the Coffee Klatch Quilt. I don’t drink coffee but the quilt is darling. The mug rug ideas are cute too!!

  20. jmniffer says:

    I like the off set mug rugs by Margie. Fun and fast, just what is needed this time of year.

  21. Amy Losordo says:

    These are helping take the stress out of gift giving. Thanks for the ideas. I especially love the mug rug ideas and the very cute fabric.

    Happy Holidays!

  22. ritainalaska says:

    yes! this is sew much fun! loaded with christmas ideas and inspirations! thanx for this christmas countdown.

  23. Judy says:

    The mug rugs are so cute! I have made canes like these but never have thought to glitter them up…cute idea! Love the Santa Claus Lane quilt!

  24. i would love to win thanks i live the mugrugs

  25. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    Both blogs are adorable. I love both ideas. Thanks for the chance to win a gift giveaway.

  26. Frances says:

    I love the Santa Claus lane quilt. Sew many cute projects.

  27. Denise S. says:

    I love the mug rugs, just awesome.

  28. Loretta Griffin says:

    The mug rugs are the bomb.

  29. Terri C says:

    I love the ric rac Christmas lights and that really cute pot holder with ric rac. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Merry Christmas!

  30. Laura says:

    I love Pam Kitty Morning’s blog. I read it all the time! Always cute projects and fabric. I can hardly wait to get my hands on some Pam Kitty Love!

  31. MarciaW says:

    At Pam Kitty: I enjoyed looking at the Civil War BOM quilt blocks made with her PK Love fabrics.
    At Ribbon Candy Quilts: the little quilt of mittens on the quilt stand and crackeled ornaments are cute.
    Thanks for a chance to win some pretty fabrics too.

  32. Karlene says:

    I just love the mug rugs1 Can’t wait to make some. So cute.

  33. Carmen says:

    Very talented ladies – thanks for all the inspiration!

  34. I love the Santa Claus Lane quilt and the Mug Rugs a really cute too!

  35. Cathy Koester says:

    The mug rugs were very cute and they could make cute ornaments.

  36. ANGELIA BARGER says:

    Pam Kitty Morning love the springy colors of the fabric. really enjoyed her posts about the ‘class’ studying the civil war, really neat blocks

  37. Sally says:

    I love the candy canes and the mug rugs. Thanks for the chance.

  38. Beth Brown says:

    Just love the mug rugs! And I just love Pam Kitty morning fabrics – they always make me smile :)

  39. Joanna says:

    At Ribbon Candy Quilt Company I love the Crackled Ornament blocks she made and her recipes. At Pam Kitty Morning I love the visuals. The fabric just looks sweet whatever it’s used to make.

  40. Myra Sattler says:

    I’m always looking for cute gifts to use up my scraps and both the hot pad and coffee mug mats are great.

  41. I love the Coffee Klatch quilt! The other projects are wonderful too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  42. I loved Margie’s designs. Her mug rugs are so cute! Thanks for the fun!

  43. Kay Mc says:

    I always like Pam’s fabrics & love her cup quilt. That would be so fun to make for a coffee or tea lover. Also, thanks for introducing me to Margie’s site & loved her little mitten quilt on the stand.

  44. Mary Ann says:

    I love using ric rac for cup handles and border enhancement. The designs are so cute.

  45. Elizabeth Tornblom says:

    I love the mug rugs. The perfect addition to a steaming cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night. I still have a few “last minute” gifts to make up, and these are just perfect!

  46. Margaret Schindler says:

    I have to agree about the mug rugs. They have inspired me so much. I love all the ideas but I see quilts coming out of the mug rugs too.

  47. VickiT says:

    Oh my gosh, I just love those candy canes. Super cute. I’ve always loved visiting Pam’s site because it just makes me smile with the awesome colors she uses and I love kitties too.

    I follow Ribbon Candy Quilts and loved her little quilt stand quilt of the mittens. And I love the Crackeled ornaments a few days ago too. All great ideas.

  48. donna says:

    Love those last minute gift ideas.

  49. diane says:

    Loved the gingerbread house ornament at Ribbon Candy Quilt Company!

  50. Emily C says:

    Pam’s potholders are perfect for a housewarming gift. So pretty too. Might have to make myself a set. Ours seem to keep disappearing.

  51. KarenW says:

    I love the mug rugs!

  52. Carol Sandberg says:

    What great ideas! I love anything Christmas!

  53. Eva says:

    The mug rugs are too cute, also love Santa Claus Lane. Can not get into Valentine as yet but a cute pattern to save.

  54. Peg says:

    Lots of whimsy here. I love whimsy!

  55. Evelyn says:

    I love the wall hanging its really cute. Love the border too.

  56. Helen Bowie says:

    I just love those Christmas mug rugs, I will try my best to make a few before Christmas, getting my tree up and cleaning the house, may have to do an all nighter to get a few of these done by then. Thanks for the patterns.

  57. Alene Knox says:

    I greatly enjoyed all the happy colors; the interesting ideas and all of the sewing ideas that one can do for someone with very little money, but a lot of love. Thank you!

  58. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    These are lovely!! I sew want to make that coffee cup quilt next. I wish I had the mug rug patterns earlier, I will save them for next year. Thank you for the chance to win.

  59. Florence Dupuis says:

    Now that I saw those mug rugs, I think I need to make a few for some unexpected company coming the day after Christmas.

  60. Tanya says:

    love them all and really enjoy Santa lane.

  61. MoeWest says:

    I’ll have to file these inspirations away for next Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  62. Yvonne Craig says:

    I love the candy canes and the mug rugs.

  63. Suzi Bedford says:

    so many free projects, so little time, but will try to get a few mug rugs done.

  64. Nancyanne says:

    I love the mug rugs….but they maybe for next year!

  65. roxy says:

    I love the cute ideas. My favorite arethe mug rugs but i also love the quilt designs.

  66. Jane says:

    I do follow Pam and love her fabrics and watched as the Cancy Cane unfoled! Sooo cute! Thank you for this chance.

  67. Kate Dinsmore says:

    I love the Pam Kitty website. This is one I haven’t come across before and I am enjoying it. I think I am going to make the Coffee Klatch (or part of it) as a table topper.

  68. Rose says:

    I love the Pam Kitty Fabric. It screams make me a quilt. Thank you for the free patterns I love the mug rugs, I will have to make some for next year.

  69. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I love the mug rugs! they are so cute!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  70. Laurie says:

    Oh my – if you weren’t in the holiday mood you are now after looking at all the pretties to adorn the house or give as gifts. I love how Margie mulitiplies the use of her pattern. I don’t think “outside” the box ad look at the various ways a pattern can be used.

  71. Beth B says:

    What cute projects and fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. Linda Cartwright says:

    Loved the mug rugs, think I will make some real quick for the Grandkids!

  73. jmnech says:

    I am in love with the mug rugs… I might be able to pull off making a few of these!

  74. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    My favorite is the Mug Rugs! Really cute!

  75. Pam S says:

    The mug rugs would make such quick and yet wonderful gifts. I’m going to try some tonight!

  76. hafza says:

    At both designers blog I enjoy looking at their tutorials and free patterns that they shared.

  77. Carol Vickers says:

    Gotta make some of those Mug Rugs – OK probably not for this year, but I’ll be set for Christmas 2013.

  78. Debbie says:

    love the mug rugs

  79. Lisa McGriff says:

    I am so in love with Pam Kitty fabric, I want it ALLLLLL! Thanks for the giveaway and great Christmas ideas… one week left.
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

  80. All of the patterns are so cute. It is so kind of you to share them. What a fun time we can have in sewing them. Great work.

  81. Julie says:

    I love the mug rugs!

  82. Jessica Greni says:

    I love the rick rack Christmas Lights on the Santa Clause Lane!

  83. Debbie K says:

    So many adorable projects! I read Pam Kitty Morning blog every day – Pam is cheerful, funny & has great project ideas. Her photos are always interesting – a seemingly endless supply of cute coffee mugs. :) So her coffee quilt is quite appropo. Thanks for the Countdown to Christmas!

  84. JanetB says:

    I love both patterns. The potholder is so stinking cute. And, I just love the reindeer mug rug. I think both of them are in my future for sewing today.

  85. Kathy lancaster says:

    I love the coffee cup wall hanging. Would be great in my kitchen. And I love mug rugs.

  86. Robyn Brown says:

    I love Pam Kitty’s site. Those cute little kitties remind me of storybook kitties from my childhood.

  87. Cathryn H. says:

    Oh, My! The things on Ribbon Candy are so fantastic! A person could live there for a while just drooling over the quilts! I love the seasonal series they have. I’m going to have to seriously save up some money:)

  88. Sandra Timmons says:

    I was really impressed with Margie’s tutorial on the Mug Rugs. Just puts you right in the mood for Christmas. So does the Christmas scrappy quilt. I just love that idea. Fanstastic job. Can’t wait to get started now on a quick Christmas mug rug. Thank you for sharing with us and giving us all another chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons

  89. LizaA says:

    So many wonderful ideas. One of my faves–mug rugs! Maybe future Valentine gifts???

  90. So much to look at and enjoy! I am really enjoying seeing everyone’s best seasonal ideas!

  91. Leanne says:

    I love the candy canes. Maybe I’ll find time to make them in time for next Christmas (though probably without the glitter…I live with 4 males!).

  92. kaholly says:

    I liked the seasonal skinnies patterns on Margie’s site. My daughter loves seasonal wallhangings, so I’m always in the process of adding to her collection. These would be great fun to make.

  93. Cheryl Korman says:

    I like mug rugs for gifts @work. Ribbon Candy has some great ones.

  94. Donna says:

    Margie’s Christmas mug rugs are so darn cute!

  95. Bernie S says:

    I love mug rugs…so quick and so useful. Ribbon Candy Quilt has adorable one for Christmas.

  96. KT says:

    I enjoyed all the projects the designers shared, but my favorite was the Day of Christmas poem–so clever! Thanks for sharing!

  97. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Loved the Crackled Ornaments at Ribbon Candy Quilt Company & her mug rugs are really cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

  98. Christine M says:

    I just love the mug rugs on Margie’s blog. The Christmas light globe is so different.

  99. Claudia says:

    Peppermint candy canes, gingerbread houses, mug rugs, cookies—-how did you all know what was on my mind? BUT–not Valentine’s yet. Let’s have Christmas with all the bells and goodies.

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