Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas in July Sneak Peek & Giveaway

Christmas Spectacular Collection by Kitty Yoshida for Benartex Fabrics

Today I am featured on the Benartex blog - Sew in Love with Fabric - and I share a tutorial for making that awesome Twisted Hexagon block using this holiday collection. As you can see in the picture above, I am fussy cutting hexagons using freezer paper to isolate the motif I want.

You can see how I make that Twisted Hexagon block using these hexagons and also half-hexagons. I square up the hexagons (well, not actually squares, more like rectangles) and then combine them to make a beautiful table runner.

I talk about where I get my ideas, whether I make "mistakes" (yes, of course I do!) and my process for sewing. Take a visit because there are prizes EVERY DAY! I am one of five designers who are featured and so you have several chances to win.

I've also been asked to share a favorite cookie recipe. My 3 daughters are grown, but they still ask for the same cookies when they come home for Christmas. So, beat the heat with our Christmas Spectacular, Twisted Hexagons and other yummy things to take our minds off this summer heat!

What are you waiting for?

Sew in Love with Fabric - see a tutorial for the Twisted Hexagon block and runner

Come back here to leave a comment to enter to win some of these awesome fabrics!

Don't forget to sign up for notifications of the upcoming TWO blog hops I'm in:
My day for sharing is Tuesday, August 6
My day for sharing is August 20th (yes, we added another day)

83 comments:

  1. Debby I love this. Love the fabrics. I thank you for my daily dose of hexi eye candy as I must admit to be a hex addict...lol..Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway as well.

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  2. Thanks for sharing :) I will be looking for you in the next couple of hops.

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  3. Yay math!
    I love your attitude about if you run out of fabric... Thanks for sharing!! The table runner is beautiful :)

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  4. I love your use of the traditional Christmas prints. So elegant.

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  5. Hi Debby. I really like your table runner. The fabrics are very rich and elegant looking. I have liked that pattern every since I saw it on your blog so I am happy you explained how you did it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. Wonderful tutorial Debby. The fabrics are just gorgeous and I've always really liked hexies so your Twisted Hexagon tutorials are always something I look forward to seeing. I recently bought the 60 degree ruler to hopefully see if I can create some of these as beautifully as you have shown. Thank you for another great project Debby.

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  7. I love your twisted hexagon Debby!

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  8. I've done a Hexie quilt of any kind. I'm liking how you fussy cut perfect motifs to use...great

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  9. Cute table runner. I really enjoyed reading about your thought processes in designing and fabrics.

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  10. Oh. My. Gosh. I absolutely LOVE the easy way you talk about creating stunningness. (Is that even a word?) :-)

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  11. Thank you for this tutorial and especially for the directions for making the hexagon template! That twisted hexagon block is lovely. I agree that this fabric line is very elegant and see lots of possible projects to make with it!

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  12. HI! SO NEAT! THANKS FOR YOUR TUTORIAL!
    HAPPY DESIGNING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  13. Love how you share your creative process. These fabrics are just fabulous!

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  14. The runner is very pretty--I can't wait to see it finished with the plaid binding!

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  15. The fabric is awsome but the runner makes it even more stunning! I love that design you created!!! What a fabulous twist!

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  16. I love the tablerunner. I am going to shop for a 60 degree ruler.

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  17. I love the block with the darker center as it highlights the fabric design better.. the test had too much white and not enough contrast.. now it goes out from the center dark to light and better shows off the block. I just love the table runner you created.

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  18. It's to early for Christmas but your tutorial has put me in the mood to get started on it. Love how you use the angle rulers and how you fussy cut the center hexagon.

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  19. Thanks for the Awesome turorial!! You are amazing!! Love how your creative juices flow...and you work with what you have! Waaaay fun!! :)

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  20. That runner is neat. I wish I had your head for figures and ability to use the rulers to such advantage. Great tutorial. Thanks.

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  21. You may have just convinced me to try the twisted hexies with that gorgeous poinsettia fabric!

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  22. The runner is gorgeous! I'm thinking I need them in fabrics for all occasions.

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  23. Pretty fabrics could see them join my stash.

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  24. I love the way you made use of the fabric in your table runner! The lighter, more open patterns positively dance around the center hexagon. It's a beautiful runner and beautiful fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I love the table runner. I really enjoy these hops. They give me lots of inspiration to get some sewing done for Christmas.

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  26. I have been looking for a hexagon project that sings to me and that is unique and beautiful. Thanks for the idea!

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  27. I have been looking for a hexagon project that sings to me and that is unique and beautiful. Thanks for the idea!

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  28. What a beautiful tablerunner. This fabric is stunning!!

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  29. Love the hexagon table runner - thanks for sharing & thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. I love hexagons! I will be making that table runner!

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  31. Love this runner and thank you for the tutorial and giveaway.

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  32. Debby, your table runner is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial for your twisted hexagon, I love this block and the fabrics you used. I am going to buy a 60 degree ruler this weekend and see if I can make one. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  33. Wonderful project, great use of the fabrics and GENIUS for the border!! I've had to piece small sections of borders, and never thought of your solution. Thanks again!!

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  34. Beautiful table runner. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  35. i love this table runner! it is just beautiful. you are so creative, you inspire the rest of us followers. keep up the great work. barbara babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  36. Great table runner. Love how you auditioned fabric to decide which to you. Great looking collection of fabric too.

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  37. Love your blog, Debbie. You have such great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  38. Lovely table runner. I love the new christmas fabric, so pretty. With my quilts, often things are 'wrong' but it is not for competition, so I ask some of my friends who don't sew what they think and if they can't find it I leave it alone =)

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  39. Gorgeous fabrics! Love the movement the blocks have in the table runner. Thanks for sharing!

    Sandy A

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  40. Do so like the christmas materials! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I love your table runner and the twisted hexi. Thanks for the giveaway, the fabric is terrific! yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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  42. I am obsessed with hexies.....and yours are gorgeous, especially fussycut!

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  43. Love this fabric and would love to win some!
    hulseybg at gmail.com

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  44. I love the hexie topper. Definitely need one for my Christmas table.

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  45. Just what I needed to find to use up some of my stash.It,s a great block to make the runner up with--I love yours.

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  46. Having seen your table topper, I have now added another project to my list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. Great tutorial for a super table topper. I love to make twisted hexies, so will enjoy making this!!

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  48. I love the tutorial...need to make one for my kitchen island. Thank you!

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  49. I could win the ugly Christmas fabric contest. Something new and pretty--I'm there!

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  50. Wow .Thanks Debby love the Tablerunner beautiful fabric .Would love to be the winner.

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  51. Great table topper. I love the gold in that fabric. I am glad that you showed the use of your ruler. I have some really nice rulers and use them sometimes but I knew that I could use them for other things too so that was especially helpful.

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  52. Wonderful tutorial, thank you. I really love the effect of "T" formation of the inner border.

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  53. gorgeous, awesome, beautiful table runner. I sew love it.

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  54. I just love your table runner. Now, I know what to do with some of the rulers I have been collecting. Thanks for the explanation.

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  55. Beautiful table runner. Thank you for a great tutorial.

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  56. Beautiful table runner and wonderful tutorial! Love the fabrics.

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  57. Beautiful runner. I love the way the fabric reminds me of falling snow around the center hexagons. Thanks for the tutorial. pbstrand@msn.com

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  58. I love the colors of your twisted hexie, thanks for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  59. Your twisted hexie runner is gorgeous , thanks for the chance !

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  60. I really like the outline your red inner borders make on the table runner, thank you for sharing your pattern with us!
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  61. As always WOW What a beautiful pattern thanks for sharing. I love this table runner. thanks for the chance to win this beautiful material. Elizabeth whistlebet57@yahoo.com

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  62. I love table runner and the fabrics add to it. Just beautiful. Thankm you for sharing..

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  63. What a lovely holiday runner! When I look through some of my 'older' stash and look at the holiday stuff, I can't get over how much things change - good thing!! lol Thanks for sharing!

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  64. It looks very complicated but the finished runner is stunning!

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  65. I need to try my hand at hexies. Its all the craze but I haven't tried it yet.

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  66. I have promised myself that I am going to do a hexie quilt. You have inspired me to go pick out my fabric. Thanks

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  67. HELLO,how pretty>love the little berries!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  68. I guess the Hexie is the next challenge to test my skills on lol

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  70. Great tutorial!! kkking69@yahoo dot com.

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  71. Such a beautiful table runner...great prints and a wonderful way to make a hexagon block. I'm so glad you participated, because I've used your patterns before but did not know about your blog until now. So nice to have found it!!!

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  72. Wow, I'm so glad to find your blog and the wonderful designs you do! I get posts from Ivory Spring and Julie the Crafty Quilter, who I think will be featured her in a day or two also. My eyes were opened up to the blogging world when I participated in Julie's Christmas in July blog hop and then I started looking for more! So glad to find your beautiful project!! Love it!

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  73. Love the table runner you did! Also love the fabric you chose to do it in. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  74. Love the table runner with those fabrics. And Hexagons are one of my favorite blocks. Very nice workmanship!

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  75. I love your twisted hexies and these fabrics are gorgeous. I would love to win some of them. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. I love the twisted hexie block and look forward to the next two bloghops too.

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  77. great table runner, i might have to make something like this for christmas

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  78. This runner is just beautiful, thanks for sharing the design, and for the chance to win!

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