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Christmas in July Blog Hop Day SEVEN!

Today is the seventh day of the Christmas in July Blog Hop and it’s finally my turn to give you some holiday inspiration!

Christmas in July button 150If you’re new to my blog, welcome!  I’m Julie, The Crafty Quilter, and I love sharing my creativity with you here at my blog.  I live in Northern California with my family, and I teach quilting classes and work in a quilt shop (so I practically dream in quilt colors)!  This year, I made a promise to myself that I would get ready for Christmas all year long.  I have been working on one holiday project every month and you can find all of my previous Christmas projects here.

I coordinated this blog hop so that I could share even more holiday inspiration with you from some of my favorite blogging friends.  So far, they have brought you a Christmas Tree Topiary Pillow, JOY and Gingerbread Bunting, a Christmas Door Banner, a Winter Wonderland Table Topper, a Christmas Tree Skirt, and a Christmas Windows Wall Hanging.

And now I am adding a Christmas Holly Table Runner to the mix.  You’ll find the tutorial in a pdf file towards the end of this post.

Christmas Table Runner

I have been so excited about sharing my project with you for this Blog Hop!  I made a cute and simple Christmas table runner using easy patchwork, a little applique and some jumbo ric rak to add some punch.

Christmas table runner tutorial

Another little detail that makes this table runner so fun is the thread that I used for the quilting.  This is a metallic thread called Sliver by Sulky and it adds a touch of sparkle to your stitches.  I’m so glad I thought to use it here!  I did all of my straight line quilting with it and I outlined my applique shapes with it also.  The free motion quilting was done with white cotton thread.

Christmas table runner tutorial

Christmas table runner tutorial

I really enjoyed making this little project and it’s so nice to make something quick and easy!  But if you’re thinking, “Oh no!  It’s got applique…”, I’m giving you an alternative that leaves the applique out.  I wouldn’t want anything to prohibit you from making this table runner!

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I made this same runner in a patriotic version without the applique.  I just added another border to the end and an extra row of jumbo ric rak.  I think it’s still as cute as ever.  I’m telling you, though, it was painful for me to not add stars in the border!

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The Christmas version uses one mini-charm pack of Moda Candy in Aspen Frost and some white background fabric.  The patriotic version was made using some of my scraps (it didn’t make much of a dent).  The finished size is 12 1/2″ x 28 1/2″.  It fits perfectly on my entry table, but it could be made larger to fit any size table.

Christmas table runner tutorial
Christmas Holly Table Runner Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

My tutorial can be found here:  Christmas Holly Table Runner.  This is a separate pdf file that I made for you so that’s it’s easy to save and print out for future reference.  I  hope you enjoy it, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Now that you’ve made it this far, I have a giveaway to offer you!  (UPDATE:  This giveaway is now closed).  Actually TWO, because I can’t stand picking just one winner!   First, I have one kit that includes everything you need to make my Christmas Holly Table Runner:  One Moda mini-charm pack of Aspen Frost, all other fabrics required (including backing & binding), jumbo ric rak, Sliver metallic thread, and a printed copy of the instructions!

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And the second winner will receive the book, Sew Merry and Bright: 20 Easy, Fun, and Festive Patterns, along with four fat quarters of holiday fabric:

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All you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post telling me what your favorite hand made gift would be (to give or receive) this Christmas (pretend that I’m Santa).  UPDATE:  Giveaway has ended.

I’ll pick two winners on July 25th!  Good luck and thank you so much for joining me for my turn on the Christmas in July Blog Hop!  I’ll be back tomorrow to wrap up the blog hop with any final additions or giveaway information.

Julie Siggy-1

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  1. Thank you so much for the 4th of July runner. Such a good idea to take the cute Christmas runner and recycle it to another Holiday.

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  3. I would love a pretty table runner for my kitchen table. It’s fairly new & I don’t have anything the right size for it.

  4. WOW!! What a cute pattern! I’m the only crafter in my family so I never receive hand made gifts. It would be such a treat to receive something to display in my home….Christmas pillow, table topper, or wall hanging! I would LOVE anything. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I love any gift that is homemade. I would especially like to have a winter-themed throw to cuddle up with while I am reading, watching TV or just hand sewing and quilting.

  6. I just found out I am going to have my first grandchild. My gift would be to make a quilt that he/she will keep to remember me.

  7. I would love for you to be Santa at my house for I love everything you make, I am one of your biggest fans! Really I am. Thank you for this offer, And your runner is so fresh!

  8. I’ve enjoyed the Christmas in July bloghop – such fun projects. I love to get anything homemade. I love the tablerunners, fun to have to change things up a bit. It would be terrific to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. Love all your projects!
    I would love to be able to make tablerunners for all my Christmas gifts this year. This can be difficult at times because of my arthritis, but seeing all your projects inspire me to keep on plugging away at it. Thank you for your generosity is sharing your giftedness.
    Patti Goodrich

  10. I would love to receive a throw quilt from someone, some year, for Christmas. I am forever making them and giving them away as gifts. I also have a soft spot for table runners, so I would love to win this drawing.

  11. I love your Table Runner, will definitely have to make one of these! Would love to make 12 cushions representing the Twelve Days of Christmas to give to my sons and daughters-in-law, but as I have been wanting to make them for years now, I am sure this year will be the same as every other and they will fall to the bottom of the list 🙂

  12. I love table runners and your new Christmas holly runner would look great at my house in NC this Christmas if I am a winner.

  13. Love the table runner!! I like to make several gifts for Christmas and think several table runners will be given this year 😉 I’d love to receive a snuggly flannel quilt (snowmen motif, perhaps)!!

  14. Hmmm, what would I want to get? That’s a tricky question since I’m usually thinking of what I could make someone else. I guess some nice quilted potholders that would also fit my husband’s hands would be a great gift to receive. As for giving, I would love to make everyone I love some runners and placemats that would fit their interests and personalities…and using up some stash would be just fine, too. Would love to win your giveaway but if am looking forward to making your table runner.

  15. Julie,
    I would love to get handmade quilted gifts for my dining table, to give I would love to make a quilt my granddaughter would take to college with her, she is now 2yrs. old.

  16. What a great looking table runner and it’s so adaptable to any season too. I love those little charms too. Not sure if anyone else is having the same trouble I am but I have tried a few times today to download the pdf but it gives me an error saying the file is damaged. Not too hard to figure out without the directions though.

  17. What a beautiful table runner and what a neat way to use the jumbo rick rack!! Thanks for sharing and I would love to win either prize!

  18. The handmade gift I would like to receive this Christmas would be a new sewing table. The gift I would like to make is a Christmas quilt for my husband. Maybe if I made him the quilt, he would make me the table.
    Thanks for the lovely tutorial. I love the way you used the jumbo rick rack.

  19. My favorite handmade gift would be a new quilted Christmas Tree skirt. Thanks for the inspiration from all of the projects. Now I’ve got to get busy!

  20. Thanks for a wonderful tour. I really enjoyed it. I would love to have anything you make. Your work is beautiful

  21. I would love some new table runners or small wallhangings. Thanks so much for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw

  22. Thank you for the tutorial on your beautiful table runner. I’m planning on making quilted gifts this year for Christmas for my family and this pattern will be included! Thanks for organizing this Christmas in July “tour!”

  23. Really enjoyed the blog hop ~ lots of creative talent out there, esp. YOURS!! Love the table runner and that you showed it in TWO color schemes! Gonna have to try it for sure!!

    I would love a quilted table runner or a quilted wall hanging.

    Thanks for giving us so much inspiration!!!

  24. I made a plethora of table runners last year and they all have new homes. Wouldn’t you know, I didn’t keep one for myself! So, I would have to say that making one of your table runners is the project that appeals to me (and I’m gonna keep it this time!)

  25. Hey, now this project is cute and fun to make for your many winter shut in neighbors,I really like it.

  26. A quilt would be a nice gift. Thank you for telling us what you and your friends have been up to.

  27. I love to give runners and table toppers for Christmas!
    I love the ric rac you used in yours – I’ve never seen any that size before!!

  28. Your table runner is so cute. For Christmas I would like to make or receive some cute pillows.

  29. I would love a hand made pair of Christmas PJ’s. My Nana use to make all of us grandchildren matching pj’s and oh how we would all groan when it was late Christmas Eve and she’d pull out ” our special gift” we would kiss here that you & then whine all the way upstairs or to the basement (depended on the straws u picked. Well anyways – she isn’t with us anymore and I’d give anything for a pair of homemade pj’s!

  30. I would love a hand made pair of PJ’s. My Nana use to make all of us grandchildren matching pj’s and oh how we would all groan when it was late Christmas Eve and she’d pull out ” our special gift” we would kiss here that you & then whine all the way upstairs or to the basement (depended on the straws u picked. Well anyways – she isn’t with us anymore and I’d give anything for a pair of homemade pj’s!

  31. I am going to make the table runner, love it. The gift I would like to receive is a quilt. I am a newby quilter and I have never been given a quilt, U finally bought one but just wasn’t the same. No one in my family is a quilter. Last Christmas I made 4 lap quilts for other people. I have to get busy on this Christmas early. Thank you for sharing..

  32. What a wonderful blog hop! And thank you for the giveaway! The Christmas table runner is gorgeous. Love the sparly thread! Sure makes everything pop! Thanks for sharing.

  33. Thank you for the Christmas in July blogs this week. I would love to make/or receive the tree skirt that Patricia made.

  34. I make peanut brittle at Christmas for lots of friends and family.
    Love the table runner, may have to try it.

  35. I like to make placemats & table runners as gifts & love, love, love to receive gift cards from my local quilt shop!

  36. My favorite gift this year will be one I plan to give. My daughter is getting married this summer and for their guest book, we are having guests sign white fabric squares with their wedding wishes. I will be making these into blocks for the newlywed’s special 1st Christmas Quilt … 🙂 Pat

  37. I would love to receive a table runner but I am busy making bags and a couple of quilts to give… Or maybe to keep if I just can’t help myself!

  38. I would love to receive some fun ornaments. I am pretty easy to please, drives my husband nuts, ha. Thanks for sharing the table runner.

  39. I love the Christmas table runner and I think everything looks better with a bit of sparkle in it. I am hoping to finish making lapquilts for my sister and her husband out of his old shirts. They gave them to us for my husband to wear around the farm but they are all 100% cotton and quite a few nice plaids, etc so I couldn’t just let him get them greasy. I will probably have to make something for my husband because he gave up the shirts. I think anything handmade that has the recipient in mind is a wonderful gift.

  40. These are just adorable! Thank you for sharing the tutorials, and also for the opportunity to win! My favorite handmade gift this Christmas would be a cute wristlet that includes a cell phone pocket. I would love it as a gift, but I would also love a pattern so I can make one for myself!

  41. I like to make and receive gifts that are made with some ones time and creativity put into that gift.

  42. OMG, I just love it. I love how you put charms in the diagonol lines of the same color… red, blue etc…. I have the charm pack, and I’m definitely making this. I have your last month’s project almost done. Thanks for the visit to my blog. Everyone just loves it.

  43. I LOVE to get home made things. Crafts, sewing, baking, etc. Next to that is local items. Things made in that area and sold. In GA it was awesome because we had Peaches and Peanuts. Gift boxes using local made items are so much fun!

  44. My favorite gift to give OR receive would be a quilt!! I love special occasion quilts, and since I am the quiltmaker in the family, I will be the one making them instead of receiving them!! I have to admit….the fun is in the making!! Love your tablerunner and the colors are to die for!!!!!

  45. I have been enjoying the blog hop. I just recently discovered your blog and thoroughly enjoy it. I love placemats and cloth napkins. Winter themed placemats would be the perfect gift for me to receive. I enjoy making each of my grandchildren a drag-along quilt.
    Thanks for these great projects.

  46. I like to give or receive anything with stars. I would like to embellish the red, white and blue table runner with little stars. I will try the wide rick-rack now that I have seen how nice it works.

  47. I love your table runner. I too have a table in my entry way and I am in the process of making seasonal quilts for the top of it. Everything else in my house is seasonal, so why not there as well.
    I like to give my girlfriends, homemade gifts. But I like the gifts to be practical and useful. So I try to think of things that I could use, and give those type of items. This year, I am really liking the mug rugs.
    Thank your for a fun week. I looked forward to checking my email daily.

  48. I loved your table runner. I have used the jumbo rick rack and like it very much. I made a plastic template from the rick rack and use it to cut out rick rack from fabric. A little 505 spray holds it in place while I stitch down both sides and when I wash the item, it chenilles to give a very cute fluffy look. Thanks for posting the Christmas ideas.
    My favorite Christmas gift is more fun thread to embellish my quilts.

  49. The best Christmas gift that I could receive would be anything made by my husband. He is a very talented artist-he is a concept artist, graphic designer and he also makes stained glass, pencil sketches & paintings. He designs leather wrist bands and guitar straps. There are so many more venues in art that he is accomplished in. My most favorite drawing is the pencil sketch he did of a photo that was taken of us when we started dating.

  50. My favorite homemade gift to give or receive is a quilt. I’m making a special quilt for mom for Xmas this year!

  51. I like your table runner, very festive. I would like to get a huge, beautiful quilt. Thanks for the giveaway and I liked following your hop.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  52. Your tablerunner looks great. It would be a perfect gift for a friend. I also like to make mugrugs. Well actually as long as it is a homemade gift. It is great to get such a gift and to give such a gift.

  53. Julie, your table runner is absolutely gorgeous! I like making candle mats to give at Christmas time. Thank you so much for the great giveaway.

  54. I love to receive and give handmade gifts! Would love to get a quilted item in my Christmas stocking!

  55. Christmas-time will be a bit hectic this year as my daughter is getting married on the 14th and I’m gonna be busy with all the myriad details as well as making two flower girl dresses and the ring bearer pillow. To try to save what’s left of my sanity, I took your one-a-month approach this year. I’ve made casserole carriers with matching potholders for the womenfolk and lounge pads (using bed pillows) for the 7 kidlets. The guys are getting gift baskets tailored for their interests (popcorn fixings, ice cream social, etc.
    Me? I’d be more than pleased with my daughter happy, my husband happy and maybe a gift card from some place fabric-related.

  56. I will be sewing mugs rugs for the family for Christmas. I love table runners, especially Christmas Themes, and yours is very lovely. I just have to sew one for myself.

  57. Oh Julie, your tablerunner is beautiful and the quilting is amazing. You never disappoint. I wish I lived closer so I could take a class from you. I would love to make tablerunners for all my family. I wish I had the time and energy to accomplish that! If only I didn’t have to work.

  58. i wouldn’t receive anything cause i’m the only one i know that quilts, lol so i guess i would make myself something for my table, a runner or placemats.

  59. This year I plan to make friends mug rugs with matching mugs. I haven’t decided what I am making family this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  60. I would love anything made for me by my children. (Especially a card from my son!)
    These are AWESOME giveaway prizes! I LOVE your tablerunner. I saved the PDF immediately. I want to make one of them before December!
    It has been such a fun and beautiful blog hop, Julie!!

    crossing my fingers and toes….

  61. I would love an applique Christmas quilt, not bothered if it was a gift or if I made it myself …. I just never seem to get around to it. Linda

  62. I have been teaching my niece to quilt. My favorite gift this year will be the look on my sister’s face when she receives the quilt my niece has made for her (with a little help from me). Passing on the quilting passion is so much fun!

  63. I would love to receive any handmade gift for Christmas. A table topper or placemats would be nice. It would just make me feel so special that someone took the time do make something for me.

  64. I’d love to receive a Christmas quilt of my own. I’ve made them for my three children but probably won’t take time to make one for myself (you know how that goes!) I love your table runner…such a versatile pattern.

  65. A great quilting friend of mine and I always exchange quilty gifts like runners, quilts, fabrics. Always fun to surprise each other and we both appreciate the love that goes into each gift.

  66. Another winner, Julie! Beautiful with clear instructions. Thank you so much. Thank you also for hosting this blog hop; I’ve enjoyed it immensely. What handmade gift would I want for Christmas? Wow; that’s a toughie. I like everything that’s handmade. Maybe a quilted “utility” purse or tote. That would be pretty wonderful.

    Keep up the outstanding posts — they are appreciated.

  67. I have been following this blog hop and have loved everything everyone had made ~~ Great inspiration. Every year for the past 9 or so years I have stitched a counted cross stitch ornament for each of my family members. I love stitching something personal for each of them.

    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

  68. Members of my family get a Christmas ornament each year. I really enjoy thinking of something new to create.

  69. Julie – thank you so much for organizing this BlogHop. I’ve enjoyed it each morning with my coffee before I go to work. All of the projects have been wonderful and I just have to try and find time to make at least one of them! The table runner would be perfect for my library table. I like to make an ornament for each of my children reflecting something important in their year – the ornaments can be quilted, needlepointed, embroidered or beaded. I like anything handmade.

  70. I am thinking about making quilted composition book covers. They give me the opportunity to practice free-motion quilting while incorporating original designs. Thanks for the opportunity to win. It has been fun following all of the projects. I really like the sparkly tread – subtle and gorgeous!

  71. I love to make a big, intricate quilt for one special person every year. There might be other smaller homemade gifts, but one person gets a big quilt.

  72. I have been making a paper pieced ornament for family and friends for the last three years. Luv your table runner! Thanks for the pattern.

  73. My favorite gift would be anything homemade. I am always making gifts for others…in return get store bought. ANYTHING HOMEMADE!

  74. My favorite gift to give this year is going to be placemats, possibly with matching napkins and if I can handle it, they will also receive my homemade candies and cookies too. My grandchildren I am going to make them each stockings since those never got done last year. Actually, my adult children desperately still need stockings as well so they may be getting them this year too.

    I LOVE your table runner and that it takes minimal fabrics, plus can be easily adapted for anytime of the year. Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial.

  75. I love your table runner! The colors are fantastic. I would love to give away several mug rugs this holiday season. My goal is to begin some yet this month so as not to be working on them in December! Thanks for your inspirations this week from all your crafter friends.

  76. Thank you for sharing your lovely table topper. I love to make little bags and put little gifts in them. Thank you also for the generous giveaway. I’d love to win!

  77. my favorite gift to give this year will be a quilt of valor for a veteran of iraq. love the table runners and the giant rick rack.

  78. I would love to receive some new modern pillows for the living room. I have them on my wish list to make but other things are always having to be done first.
    Beautiful runner, so bright and cheery looking.

  79. I would love to get a tote bag. I just love bags and there are so many wonderful patterns out there to make. Thanks for the Christmas in July Blog Hop—it was great fun.

  80. Hmmm….I just got an error when I tried to post. Let’s try this again!

    I want to make mug rugs for my family members in colors to match their kitchens.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. I love handmade gifts from my grandchildren, handprint cards, pictures, anything. I have a stack of doodles and pictures that they have drawn sitting next to me in church that I can’t stand to throw out.

  82. Oh I love that table runner. It will be on my list to make for a special Christmas gift for a friend this year. And I can also see making a Mug Rug that matches it too.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  83. This has been such a fun hop with so many great bloggers. The table runners are so pretty. My favorite Christmas gifts to make are aprons, pillowcases and lap quilts. My favorite to receive is a lap quilt or apron.

  84. Your runners are gorgeous and that ric rak adds so much…love them all! My favorite homemade gift is always the ones that come from my grandsons. They always get so creative!

  85. Gorgeous.I had enjoyed the blog hop and I love to decorate our home and ome of my sister one a wallhanging and I one a big size christmas quilt.Thanks for the fun!!

  86. Well, OBVIOUSLY, we have saved the best for last J/K but your set up is so festive definitely getting me into the Christmas spirit and urge to craft more Christmas. The runner is beautiful, easy and not the least bit intimidating. I love that the fabrics did not have to be Christmas to make it work. Beautiful!! Thanks Julie for a great hop!!

  87. This blog hop has been absolutely wonderful. So many creative and fun items to do before Christmas. Thanks for making it possible. Santa, I would like to receive anything that is handmade or $$ to buy quilty stuff!

  88. Both versions of the tablerunner are just so pretty. And I love the jumob ricrac.

    My favourite handmade gifts to make each year are the handmade ornaments I’ve given our children each year since they were little. Each year is a different kind of ornament, sometimes crocheted, sometimes embroidery or cross stitched.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

  89. My favorite handmade gift would be a quilt which I have yet to receive :). I also love hand written notes from my kids or any gift that they make for me. Hand made gifts seem to mean the most because you know they were made with love.

  90. I love it, your table runner is so gorgeous and it has applique, my favorite style of quilting. I like to make anything Christmas that has snowmen in or on it and whether it is quilting, redwork or cross stitch. Thank you so much for this adorable pattern, and the opportunity to win a awesome price.

  91. I love making placemats and napkins for gifts and am thrilled to receive any type of present that someone makes for me. 🙂

  92. Hi Julie – love your tablerunner and beautiful giveaway. I love to give away scrappy quilts – that way they will go with all decors – as well as receiving the same. Thanks for the chance.

  93. I love to give table runners! They give me a chance to make something quick in beautiful Christmas fabrics. I’m working on some right now for my nieces who live far away from me.

  94. Love this and I have just the table for it 🙂 This week has been brill, I’ve loved checking my mail each day. I hope you will do this type of thing again. I am a big fan of mug rugs and I’m planning to make a few for Christmas gifts. They are quick-ish and always well received.

  95. Neat table runners, Julie!

    I would like to complete a kitty quilt for my sister for Christmas.

  96. WOW!! I love the tablerunner!!! This has been such a fun week!! Thanks to you and the other designers!!! I do not have a runner,so I would love for Santa to bring one!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

  97. love the tablerunners, would go with the red/white/blue runner,I shy away from applique. dear santa, I would like a hand made pillow w/little bit of wool on it for Christmas. 🙂

  98. This tablerunner is absolutely favourite.Have been enjoying the week very much and soon I have time to do one.Thank you for a wonderful time.

  99. First of all, I want to thank you for sharing these wonderful ideals with us. I love making small projects and giving them as little tokens of love to family and friends at Christmas or other special days. Thanks again, I have enjoyed following you this week.

  100. My favorite giftt to give for Christmas is flannel rag quilts. I have made one as a gift for just about everyone in my family. Just a few more to go.

  101. Thank you for all the wonderful projects – love them all. I am looking forward to making each of the children in my Kindergarten class a Santa ornament this year. I love the look on their faces at Christmas when we make things in class, too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  102. Cute table-runner, love both versions! I love giving quilts, lap, baby, or bed-size as gifts. hmmm, what would I like to receive? A quilt that someone else made!! LOL Thanks for the chance for the give-away!

  103. Santa – Thank you for the wonderful hop. I had a great time with all the great tutorials. I love the sparkly thread. Your table runner is dynamite in both versions. I think a quilt in any size is a hit to give. My daughter thought she had given away all her t-shirts from her college sorority. The kids kid me about keeping everything. When she was home a few years ago, she found a large box of them in a closet. She has asked me to make her a t-shirt quilt. So, I would love to get her t-shirt quilt done for her for Christmas. She is not a saver of things but dropped a hint that she is starting to save shirts of her two sons. Again, Julie thank you and the great team you assembled to give us great ideas for Christmas. I can hardly wait to put them to good use.

  104. Thank you Julie for the great tutorial. I have linked it in the web site of our Swedish National Quilt Guild to share to our members and other visitors on our site.
    I think that Christmas mug rugs are so wonderful to make and to receive,that they will be the best handmade Christmas gifts for this year.
    And thanks again for the Christmas blog hop, I have enjoyed it very much.
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

  105. Hi Julie, you haven’t disappointed us! Such a jolly Christmas project for a mini charm pack, and the jumbo ric rac looks great on it. Thanks for sharing your excellent tutorial, and for the time you have spent organizing this fun blog hop! We’ll all expect you to do it again of course!
    My favourite Santa gift to make and give is from a pattern I found on my travels for a teabag holder. It’s a pocket divided up to hold your favourite teas. It folds together and fastens with a magnet. Great to pop in your bag on trips or to have at work etc. I give it with a selection of teas in it of course!
    Greetings from Scotland!

  106. I love to make small Make Up Purses for Christmas. A girl can never get enough of those 😉 I am happy for all the gifts I recieve but anything homemade is the best 🙂

  107. I would enjoy making the Christmas Holly Table Runner for several family members along with matching Pocket Pot Holders.
    Thank you for the Christmas in July inspirations!

  108. Not quite a craft, or maybe it is, since it’s cooking.

    I hate to make the dumb turkey, so my best gift would be for some other member of my family to cook the dang thing. And carve it. And clean up after – oops, maybe I’m getting carried away now.

    Really – just somebody else cook the bird.

  109. Since I do the Christmas dinner I make a quilted tablecloth every year. This is my gift to whomever shares my holiday dinner at the end of the dinner there has been either a chair marked or under a plate or somewhere that someone is sitting at that says “Merry Christmas from my family to yours” and they get to take that Christmas table cloth home. We all sign the back of it and it is theirs to do as they wish. I can tell you I have been doing it for over 10 years and I have anywhere from 12 to 21 people every year and it is something that they all look forward to a well as my dh and I look forward to giving it. Happy Holidays and thank you for a lovely pattern and give a way.

  110. Giving gift- I love creating with fabric–to me it could be quilt, clothing etc. Receiving- OK—-love receiving fabric or any trinket that goes in the fiber world.

  111. This has been a fun blog hop! Thank you so much for hosting it!
    My favorite gift to give would be a new purse for my mother-in-law. She loved the last purse I made for her & has about worn it out!

  112. What great gift ideas. Love anything that my grandsons make for me. Just to be able to spend time with them is enough for me. Thanks for the great blog hop!

  113. Your table runners are adorable! I am addicted to making them for our home. Thank you for the chance and for sharing your gorgeous talents.

  114. I am very lucky and I will receive my ideal handmade gift – a Christmas card made by my eldest son who will be 5 then. I am treasuring every bit of artwork that he brings home as I know it won’t last for ever.

    I have really enjoyed these Christmas in July tutorials. Thank you so much for bringing it all together and thanks also to everyone who has taken the time to write the tutorials for us.

  115. I love to make the table runners for gifts, they’re easy and much appreciated as well! I love to receive quilting tools and gift cards to quilt shops!! Thanks!

  116. i love your quilting. I would be thrilled to have the pattern. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  117. Love the sulky thread, I will have to try it. For Christmas, it would be nice to get a lovely quilt that I did not make myself!

    Thanks Julie…oh I mean..Santa!

  118. hmmmmmmm, My girls are pretty crafty when they want to be! LOL… but I would love a handmade holiday item. Halloween, Christmas, valentines. any holiday. I love to decorate for any holiday! thanks for the chance!

  119. Dear Julie (Santa)- I’d like to give a Christmas motif quilt to a child in need. My gift would be to see their face light up when they open the package.

  120. I love both versions but I would also have a hard time not adding stars to the red, white and blue one. I have enjoyed all of the projects in this blog hop,

  121. I like to make Christmas ornaments for my grandchildren with a pocket for a check or gift card.

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