Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Christmas in July with Homespun Holiday

Yikes! As I write this post it's 95 degrees outside with a heat index of 110 and I'm talking Christmas? Oh, how I wish I had some of that cold weather for an hour or two.

Homespun Holiday is a fabric collection by Benartex and is old fashioned in its personality. Very traditional with deep reds and greens and gold. There's a jolly Santa and evergreen trees flecked with snow (sigh, more of the cold stuff I don't have today).

Homespun Holiday fabrics by Benartex
I created a tree skirt out of these fabrics and you can read all about it and see my step by step tutorial at the Sew in Love with Fabrics blog. And, of course, I offer the free pattern so you can make one too. Very fat quarter friendly! And easy. And quick!

There will be one lucky WINNER for a giveaway of a fat quarter bundle of these fabrics (minus the blenders I added, at the top). There are more (see below)
Homespun Holiday fabrics
To qualify for the GIVEAWAY, leave a comment letting me know what you envision making with a collection like this. It doesn't have to be quilt related! Go visit the Benartex Facebook page (if you do Facebook) and check out all the Christmas fabrics and let me know. Make sure I have your email. Unfortunately, at least 30% of commenters are no-reply bloggers. If you ever wonder why you have never gotten an email reply from me, this is probably why! I try to answer most of my blog commenters.

Contest is over Tuesday July 28th at midnight. THERE ARE GIVEAWAYS OF FABRIC EVERY DAY AT THE SEW IN LOVE WITH FABRIC BLOG!

This is the Benartex Christmas in July blog hop (Sew in Love with Fabrics) so why don't you hop on over there to see what's hoppening - uh, happening!


90 comments:

  1. The tree skirt turned out so cute, Debby. I really need to make a new one for our home so I would probably use the fat quarters for that project.

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  2. Great fabrics and great tutorial ! I want to make this w/ your pattern.
    Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  3. I would make placemats for our local Meals on Wheels program. I love your tree skirt and it would be too large for my 2 foot tree!

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  4. I would make a table runner and some Christmas stockings. By the way, great tree skirt pattern. Looks easy to make. rmgsummers@yahoo.com

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  5. Love the neutral prints in this bundle. Loved the tute on the tree skirt, but I think this bundle would make a nice table runner with the wedge and a mini wallhanging with the scraps.

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  6. I think I would use the Santa Print to make Christmas pillowcases and use the other prints to make a Christmas apron, pot holders and mug rugs.

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  8. (I thought I'd better re-write this and add my email address!) I've been saying for years that I need to make a tree skirt...yours turned out so great! Thanks for the chance to win!
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I would probably make a piano runner. These colors coordinate with my living room much better than bright and traditional Christmas colors.

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  10. I would make a vintage style dress for my daughter!

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  11. Debby, I love your work. And the giveaway is so generous. Thank you! Seems I collect Christmas patterns like lights collect bugs. I'd pull them, drool, then pick whatever went with the fabrics!! I've made tree skirts for each of my daughters...and stockings. Might make a skirt for my tree!! :) love Christmas, it is time to start working on Christmas projects!!
    Cakunkel@verizon.net

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  12. Debby, I love your work. And the giveaway is so generous. Thank you! Seems I collect Christmas patterns like lights collect bugs. I'd pull them, drool, then pick whatever went with the fabrics!! I've made tree skirts for each of my daughters...and stockings. Might make a skirt for my tree!! :) love Christmas, it is time to start working on Christmas projects!!
    Cakunkel@verizon.net

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  13. A Christmas quilt would be lovely. Or perhaps re-usable drawstring gift bags.

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  14. Very pretty skirt and thanks for the tutorial. I'd want to make dresdens with this fabric and use them on a Christmas table cover.

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  15. Love your tree skirt, and how you fussy cut Santa. I would use the fabric to make a quillow. Thank you for your tutorial and your template. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I'd like to make small gifts to give away at Christmas...ornaments, gift tags, goody bags, etc. that way we could give a little something to everyone without breaking the budget.

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  17. HI,NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    Visited+like Benartex!
    I'd make us a new Christmas Tree Skirt>so pretty!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  18. I love the tree skirt, and need to make some nice new Christmas pot holders, and I have some throw pillows that could use a holiday touch. Not to mention some nieces that would love to have a Christmas throw. Marti Morgan lnmm@outlook.com

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  19. I think I would make gift bags - they are nice to use year after year!

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  20. I would make some Christmas themed pillows.

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  21. This is a lovely tree skirt, just perfect for the 1st christmas....I would love to make stockings from these fabrics...New family member so new stockings...and the perfect time of year to make "snowy stuff"....

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  22. These fabrics would make a nice collection of Christmas stockings for my family.

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  23. The tree skirt of course:) Your tutorial is aces! Thanks for that Debby. My sister whom just moved into her retirement place, will need some Christmas Décor and she loves snowflakes, snowmen, snow covered trees; so Benartex it is!

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Wonderful fabrics. I need to get some to make the tree skirt (darling!) and for a Christmas quilt!

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  25. I do need a tree skirt and have wanted to make one. This tute is perfect! :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  26. Went to Benartex Facebook and left a 'Great tute Debby' message!
    I really love this line--I have a wee table top tree so I plan to use Accuquilt Wedge to make a wee tree skirt. Wonderful tutorial.

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  27. I think I would make gift bags, drawstring type. I especially love the Santa print. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  28. I would like to make placemats and pot holders. My sister hinted for a tree skirt, so might do that too.

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  29. I'd love to make placemats if I won, and if there was any fabric leftover maybe some napkins or a table runner x

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  30. Debby, your tree skirt is so pretty and looks so easy to make. I would love to make a tree skirt like that, or maybe a table runner. Place mats would be awesome, too. Oooh, the possibilities are endless. LOL Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. Great design, Debby, and a good way to have fun with multiple fat quarters or "leftovers" (i.e. fabric not yet used!). My lone-star-based tree skirt is only a few years old, and still just right for our tree each year, but with something special appliqued in the center this design could make a perfect mid-sized table topper. Thanks as always for sharing inspiration and joy! (Sorry if you get this twice; I left a comment on Benartex site also)
    (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com).

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  32. Went to Facebook and left a comment on Benartex's Facebook page.

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  33. I love your Tree Skirt pattern and have been looking for one, thanks for a super tutorial!!

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  34. I just LOVE Christmas and make things all year round, so thanks so much for the chance to win this gorgeous fabric. I would make a tree skirt using your fabulous pattern, it's a great design!
    meredith5453@gmail.com

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  35. I would make some christmas stockings.

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  36. Too cute. I love the Frosty Forest snowmen.

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  37. I do need to make a new tree skirt. I like your idea. I would also make matching Stockings and a runner for the top of my fireplace mantle. Thanks!

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  38. I would love to have this on my table for the Christmas season. Its a charming collection for a country Christmas. Your pattern would make a nice table topper with the addition of a center. Thank you for the tree skirt tutorial, I need a beautiful Christmas tree skirt for the new tree I bought last year and now I can make one in the fabric that coordinates with this tree. The sheet hardly did it justice.

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  39. I'm thinking maybe some new Christmas stockings with these beautiful fabrics.

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  40. I would love to make this tree skirt. I love it.

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  41. I am loving the tree skirt! Thanks!

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  42. A tree skirt of course... gotta make a new one this year.

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  43. I think I would make placemats and napkins. Your tree skirt is very fun.

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  44. I would love to make a wall hanging for my office. I have a runner already made that would go with these so nicely. It could go on the countertop.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

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  45. I am trying to do away with wrapping paper for gifts. I am slowly creating various sized drawstring bags to wrap my gifts. This bundle would work well for that. Thanks for the chance!

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  46. I would make a lap quilt with the fat quarters. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  47. These would make some fun placemats, but a quilt is always nice too!

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  48. I'd make a Christmas wall quilt with these fabrics. I love the large print Santa fabric!

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  49. Great fabrics. I'd have to make a quilt for sure.

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  50. These are so pretty and tasteful, I think I would make a lovely table runner, something that could stay on the table all winter long and let other decorations take center stage.

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  51. This fabric is so sweet. I would love to use it for some pillow covers and table runners. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  52. Love this line. Thanks so much for sharing. I would hope to make a table topper, pillowcases, maybe a mini, so may choices.
    Crossing my fingers. You always have great ideas.

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  53. A Christmas quilt would be great! ccpmcsusmom@att.net

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  54. Love this collection. I would make some small quilts and a few quilts to snuggle under while watching tv.
    Russhill@beecreek.net

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  55. Thanks for teaching and creating. I fell in love with your quilt patterns. You inspired me to paper piece for the first time. And I'm hooked. This Christmas fabric will look great in a wall hanging with lighted driftwood top.

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  56. Really like the softness of the colours in this set so I would attempt to make a mantel for my fireplace. Those santas mike take center stage. Anne S

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  57. Oh so many choices but a Christmas wall hanging is on my list. Thanks.

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  58. Lovely fabrics. I'm in a year-long gift swap. I have to send a swap gift in November. I would make table runners to send for my swap gift.

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  59. I really love Christmas fabrics, and my thought always go to table toppers and wall hangings. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. I love these fabrics! I would make a great big table runner for my farm table!

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  61. Well, I really like the tree skirt, but I also envision making a fireplace mantle runner and or a table cloth.

    senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. I love your tree skirt pattern, thanks for sharing! I think I'd use these to make stockings for our 2new son-in-laws.
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  63. I'm inspired to make a new tree skirt now!

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  64. Great looking tree skirt Debby! Funny how yours disappeared while moving. I sure hope it wasn't one you loved a lot. I NEED a new tree skirt myself, but for a different reason. Mine is very old style complete with the ruffle and made with a child like fabric. I made mine back in the early 80's when my children were very young. I actually made two that year and gave the one I loved SO much more away. I regretted that 5 minutes afterwards, but I gave my boys the choice to pick which one they wanted to keep and they chose the one I have and am still using. I really do not like it anymore and haven't for a few years now, but I just haven't taken the time to make a new one.

    I did visit the Benartex FB page and checked their pictures of all the new fabrics. I really like the Ornamental Splendor collection. Those are very nice, but the Homespun Holiday is a close 2nd. I do know my son and his family need a tree skirt too and that Santa in the Homespun Holiday would be super cute for their skirt and maybe the Santa fabric could be used to make a small runner depending on its size.

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial Debby. Can you tell me about the wedge you used? I know you gave us a template, but I do have a very large Dresden template purchased from Nancy's Notions as well as a 10 degree wedge ruler. Do you know what your template would be considered? I know there is a 9 degree wedge ruler I have been wanting to buy also. I wasn't sure which would be closest to your template. I suppose putting it together and checking myself would be just as easy though. lol

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  65. I would make Christmas placemats or a table runner. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  66. I visited Benartex FB page and saw lots of pretty fabric!

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  67. I have just finished a Christmas stitchery, these fabric would go nicely with it, so I would make a pillow!
    Michelle

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  68. I have been wanting to make a large lap quilt for my sister for a Christmas gift. I think that fabric would make a nice one. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  69. I think I would make a Tree Skirt too! Our tree usually has an old white sheet draped under it! lol Definitely time to make it a nice new Skirt! lol Thanks for chance to win! :)

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  70. A tree skirt would be wonderful with these fabrics. I follow Benartex via GFC and Facebook.

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  71. The tree skirt would be great.

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  72. I'd love to make placemats and a table runner with these lovely retro fabrics~

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  73. Your tree skirt is lovely!
    I visited Benartex Facebook page and the Christmas fabricks are beautiful. I would like to make a tablerunner and some mugrugs.

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  74. I would make Christmas placemats. A good complement for my Christmas dishes.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  75. I visited Benartex, Inc and I like the Frosty Forest fabric. So cute for kid projects.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  76. I would use these fabrics for my cross stitch ornaments.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  77. I visited their facebook and love the fabrics for the frosty forrest x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  78. A tree skirt for my sister -She has been asking for one - Love the design!

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  79. Umm, a tree skirt. I follow Benatrex on Facebook .. frosty forest is nice.

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  80. I would make a tree skirt. This is my favorite Christmas fabric. I love it ,it's very traditional looking to me.
    Dmac5958@aol.com

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  81. I am a follower of Benartex. Love their fabrics.
    Dmac5958@aol.com

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  82. Lovely collection! Thank you for the giveaway. I would use them to make place mats for the Christmas season.

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  83. Debby, I'd use this pretty fabric collection to continue to make fabric gift bags. I'm trying to break the tradition of buying and using paper gift wrap and wrap our gifts in re-usable pretty bags each year! I am a Benartex facebook follower.

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  84. I'd like to make some pillow cases for our living room windows! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  85. Love your tree Skirt, I would use this fabric to make some placemats for the children's table for the holidays. Not only would it brighten up the table, but I will let them take the placemats home to use for the rest of Christmas. Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  86. I would make Christmas pillows for my couch

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  87. Such beautiful fabrics and so many projects to chose from. I enjoy making table runners and placemats with matching cloth napkins and door banners or wall hangings. Thank you for the opportunity to win a fabric bundle. Have a wonderful creative day! brend_ack@yahoo.com

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  88. I am looking for some nice Christmas fabric to make stockings with for my family - this is very classy and tasteful

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  89. Very nice tree skirt. :) I think I'd make a table runner and a few placemats.
    mlhummy at yahoo dot com

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