Hello and welcome to my stop on the Christmas Caroling Row Along. If this is your first time visiting, my name is Brandy and I am super excited to share my rows with you. That's right, I have TWO free row patterns for you today thanks to the stars aligning as they do. These patterns are FREE through next Tuesday, October 3rd, then they will be available for purchase. I hope you have been following along for the entire blog hop, if you have missed days please see the end of this post for a list of all the participating blogs.
First though, a huge thank you to Marian at Seams to be Sew for bringing us all together. She has been a busy bee for the last 9 months organizing this event and gathering up some awesome giveaways and deserves a great many hugs.
Secondly, thank you to Northcott for sending us samples of your beautiful fabric to work with as well as sponsoring the blog hop. That was such a pleasant surprise for me! I sign up for blog hops to have deadlines so I get things done, receiving fabric was really amazing and unexpected. Take a look at the fabrics I picked out:
My fabrics came from the 'Tis the Season collection by Deborah Edwards, except for the white textured fabric, that came from Northcott's Toscana collection. Click the following picture and it will take you to Northcott's site where you can see the full collection.
On to my rows! The original row I designed is called "Midnight Clear Bargello" and is inspired by the song "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and my family's tradition of having lasagna for dinner every Christmas Eve. I used the process of layering the lasagna to dictate where my colors would go and then used the tune to make the movement in the bargello. The tune fabric in my row is the poinsettia fabric. You can download the pattern for this row on Craftsy by clicking on the photo below or clicking on this link:
Midnight Clear Bargello Pattern
You may have noticed that I do not have any of the Northcott fabrics in the bargello. That is because I received the fabric after I had already finished my row with fabric on hand, and this is why you get a bonus row from me today! I am calling it Midnight Clear Stars. I wanted to be sure to do the fabric justice and came up with this row that I feel still fits with a Midnight Clear theme. I just love sitting outside and looking at the stars on a clear winter night, the stars are always so bright. Again, you can download the pattern by clicking on the photo below or clicking on this link:
Midnight Clear Stars Pattern
When you make one of my patterns I would love for you to send me a photo! Also please feel free to ask me questions if something is unclear in my instructions. My email address is brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com.
The giveaway on my blog today is from
There will be three winners of a cotton pressing cloth! Giveaway ends October 3rd, 2017.
A note from Marian about the giveaways:
Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways
Please take the time to read it.
Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.
There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.
You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.
Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.
I will start announcing winners on September 12, 2017, and finish announcing winners on October 12, 2017.
In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their winners.
You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me loses the ability to win automatically.
With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.
You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.
If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don't win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.
No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.
All winners are chosen at random.
All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.
Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of Rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.
The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
Most of the giveaways are international this year, in some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways.
I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.
If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.
All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.
An invoice will be sent to you via PayPal, and shipping will take place via PayPal, so your PayPal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. All shipping will either be first class which averages out at 2.77 to 4.00 up to 13 ounces. PayPal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee. All fabric bundles from Michael Miller, Hoffman, and Moda will be shipped via Priority Mail to protect the fabric itself.
Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.
Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven't received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.
Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn't read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.
Please take note that you will have to pay the shipping cost for this prize should you win. But isn't it totally worth it?!
Northcott and Calibre Arts are also having giveaways every day of this event, you can enter them at Seams to be Sew's website.
Here is the schedule for the entire blog hop, I hope you will hop around and create some fun rows!
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017