The FIG TREE ELVES are cutting, packing and prepping like crazy so that we can be ready to go for you earlier than any other year… NOVEMBER 19TH is our start date this year… can you believe it?! Yup… that is in less than a week, next Thursday!

We have never done it on any other day than Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving but we decided that this crazy year called for some crazy fun a bit earlier than usual!

Hope you agree and that you will be ready to join us!

FOR THOSE OF YOU NEW TO THIS CRAZY SALE… here is all the info below. For those of you who join us every year, just a few changes from last year so you might want to read through too!




1. BUY A BOX. You can do this ahead of the sale to be prepared once the first day starts or along with your first order. See below for more details on how that works. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR BOX NOW!

2. Shop for goodies that you are interested in each day. We will keep adding your goodies to your box for the full 8 days of the sale this year [thurs, fri, sat,[skip sun] mon, tues, wed,[skip thanksgiving] fri, sat]. If you overflow your box, we will upgrade for free [see below for more info]. If you overflow that, you will be charged for another box.

If you overflow that, the upgrade is once again on us and so on until all of your goodies are packed up!

3.If you are using PAYPAL, we will not be able to ship your overflow goodies until we receive extra box payment. If you use a credit card then we will simply charge the card you are using and ship your goodies.

4. Have fun. Enjoy the sale. If you don’t enjoy this kind of pressure… please don’t play because it will be frustrating for you. For the rest of you, let the games begin!!! Keep reading for more details if you are new to the process…



The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale will start on Thursday, NOVEMBER 19TH and will last for 8 days this year. We will take a break on Sunday 22nd and Thanksgiving 26th. We will finish up the sale on Cyber Saturday November 28th. All goodies will start to ship on November 30th and will arrive to you much earlier than in years past!
* Each day a different kit, special bundle, stocking stuffer and/or home dec goodies will be advertised- on some days several of each! I CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FOR YOU THIS YEAR!
* Each special offer will only become available on that one day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Most of the items offered will sell out on that day, a few will last a few days. Please believe us that some items will sell out crazy fast [some of them in minutes] and some will last all day based on popularity and stock. Although we try and anticipate the demand, we are often surprised by your enthusiasm and are limited by how much stock we can carry of any given item. EACH DAY IS BASICALLY A LIMITED QUANTITY FLASH SALE SO PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU SHOP. It will be unlikely that the item [especially the fabric items] will still be available the next day. * We never know which ones will sell out the fastest! If we are able to get more in stock of any popular product, we will try but we can’t guarantee that anything that sells out will come back in stock. If they can, it will not be a part of the sale but something that we offer after Christmas for a separate January delivery. Most of the kits will not be available again due to fabric being sold out.
* For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, YOU NEED TO BUY-A-BOX. SEE MORE INFO BELOW [ I know that some of you want to receive your presents as you buy them each day, in which case you don’t need to buy a box and just choose regular shipping]. The BUY A BOX is an actual product available on our homepage. You only need to purchase it once either before the sale starts or on the first day that you purchase a 12DAYS item- but you need to purchase it as an actual product once. Then for all the remaining purchases you make, you will simply choose the “I BOUGHT A BOX” option in the shipping directions during the checkout process.
Just like in past years of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS we offer you the choice to hold all of your daily goodies to be shipped together at the end of the 8 days of sales so you can save money on the shipping costs and keep adding goodies to your box! Its an awesome option and a lot of fun!
This is how it will work: Regardless of whether you think you will get the smaller stocking stuffer kinds of items or the “bigger ticket” items and you are a die hard 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS fan, you will BUY-A-BOX as your shipping option. If your goodies “spill” out of the medium box you have purchased, we will upgrade you to a large box… AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. If you spill out of that, we will need you to purchase another medium box and go from there with a free upgrade again, etc.
If your box does not come close to filling throughout the sale and all we need to send your goodies is an envelope, WE WILL DONATE THE SHIPPING DIFFERENCE TO OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK. We will downgrade those orders into envelopes, calculate the difference and once we have everyone’s “donations”, we will let everyone know via our newsletter what that amount is and donate it to the Alameda County Food Bank. IN FACT WE WILL MATCH ANY AMOUNT THAT GETS ACCUMULATED FROM UNUSED SHIPPING CHARGES AND ADD THAT TO THE CHECK. So please don’t worry about whether or not you are going to fill up your box. The extra $7 or so that you might not end up needing will go to a very worthy cause during this holiday time. Also if you find yourself in that situation, please don’t complain. Please just see it as the $7 donation that it is! Thank you so much in advance!!


1. So that you are ready for the sale on Thursday, BUY-A BOX now so that you can focus on purchasing your items once they start going up on Day #1. Given how quickly the items go, etc, buying your box ahead of time is your best bet!

2. When you are buying your goodies, select the “I BOUGHT A BOX” choice in the shipping drop down menu so that you are not charged for shipping each time you place a new item in your box. This is basically your free shipping option for the rest of the items for the first set of 5 days [until you fill your box].

3. If you do not select “I BOUGHT A BOX” as your shipping option when you purchase items, we will assume that you wish to receive the product right away and you want it shipped right away and you do not wish to accumulate items. Believe it or not, there are some customers for whom this is their own personal Christmas and they look forward to receiving the packages each and every day. Enjoy!

4.Please know that if you forget to select the “I BOUGHT A BOX” option for shipping during checkout, we will not be able to change it. Due to the sheer volume of 12 DAYS customers, we really only have the opportunity to see what is chosen and ship or not ship based on the info you have provided during checkout. Thank you so much for understanding!

Remember you will BUY-A-BOX only once before the sale begins or at the time of your first purchase. This will make all of us- you and us- ready for the sale before it even begins!! You can of course still BUY-A-BOX on the first day of the sale or on any other day that you begin shopping the sale but its much easier all around if you grab one ahead of time!

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DUE TO THE VOLUME & CRAZINESS OF THIS SALE, WE CANNOT MAKE ANY CHANGE, ADDITIONS, SUBTRACTIONS TO ANYTHING THAT YOU PURCHASE. International orders will be assessed actual shipping charges at the time of shipping. International orders cannot use paypal since we need to be able to access the payment info during shipping.

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  1. Ruth Ann Assaid Assaid | 13th Nov 20

    I am new to this sale. What time of day does it start?

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 14th Nov 20

      The times will vary each day to be fair to people from different parts of the country and world. We will make the announcement on what time the first day will be closer to the day of the sale. Thanks for participating with us!

  2. Candace Rice | 13th Nov 20

    I’m new to the sale and so excited that it starts on my birthday!

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 14th Nov 20

      Well you will have to grab yourself a birthday present I think!

  3. Maureen Teoh | 13th Nov 20

    I was also wondering about the time the sale starts daily ? I want to set an alarm.

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 14th Nov 20

      The times will vary each day to be fair to people from different parts of the country and world. We will make the announcement on what time the first day will be closer to the day of the sale. Thanks for participating with us!

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 14th Nov 20

      We usually note the time of the sale on the previous day’s post each day.

  4. Brandy Kelton | 13th Nov 20

    What time each day will items be available to purchase? I’m new to this… not really sure what stuff to expect besides fabric? Can you give some examples of “stocking stuffers?” I’m the only one who sews in my family LOL thanks so much

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 14th Nov 20

      The times will vary each day to be fair to people from different parts of the country and world. We will make the announcement on what time the first day will be closer to the day of the sale. The time for the following day is usually noted at the end of the previous day’s post. Stocking stuffers are usually our favorite notions or speciality sewing items. They are stocking stuffers for you or for your sewing friends. Thanks for participating with us!

  5. sharon | 14th Nov 20

    Will the next day’s posting time be announced the day before as in years past? Thank you! Looking forward to it!

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 14th Nov 20


  6. Darlene Joyner | 14th Nov 20

    As like the sewists above. A time you post. I am on the west coast. Need to get shopping on time so as not to loose out on the goodies

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 14th Nov 20

      Answered below on other comments 🙂

  7. Darlene Joyner | 14th Nov 20

    A time you post. I am on the west coast. Need to get shopping on time so as not to loose out on the goodies

  8. Maureen Neary | 14th Nov 20

    Do you send out emails each day with that days goodies or do I have to log into your site? As this is my first year participating I am excited to be apart of it all.

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 19th Nov 20

      We will send out a newsletter but the best way is to check the blog for the info for the following day. The first day is a mystery but it will be soon!

  9. MARY B SUPCOE | 15th Nov 20

    I’m new to this I was wondering if you can put other items in the box other than the goodies you offer?

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 19th Nov 20

      yes, patterns, notions, etc. No large quantities of yardage unless you are trying to fill up your box at the end of the sale.

  10. Luci La Voire | 19th Nov 20

    What time does the sale start today? Where on your site do I go to find the sale? I already bought a box last week, but don’t know where to proceed from there. Thanks!

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 19th Nov 20

      It hasn’t been announced until we go live… if you want inside info, go to our facebook group.

  11. Mary Burnette | 19th Nov 20

    If I understand we can purchase a box and will not be charged additional postage to mail the box.

  12. Janice | 19th Nov 20

    On the website now. Has sale started?

  13. Michelle Linehan | 19th Nov 20

    Where do we find the 12 days of Christmas sale items? On this blog?

  14. Debbie Iles | 19th Nov 20

    It’s Thursday day one. I have no idea on time. So confused.

  15. Kristen Webb | 19th Nov 20

    Yes, I have been checking the website this morning. How do we find out the start time for the 12 Days of Christmas? Help! Help! Help!

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 19th Nov 20

      Later today… :-).

  16. Luci La Voire | 19th Nov 20

    No answers to the comments on the blog yet! Help when & how do we startplease?

  17. Luci La Voire | 19th Nov 20

    Where do I find the newsletter? Not on my e-mails either

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 19th Nov 20

      Sale has not started yet!

  18. Louise | 19th Nov 20

    antsy about missing the email! hope that it arrives before I have to leave!

  19. Luic | 19th Nov 20

    Has sale started yet? Can’t figure out how/where to find it. Help

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 19th Nov 20

      The first day will start later today!

  20. Bonita Madura | 27th Nov 20

    Oh my, I have been trying to order the kit of the day, Yuletide Tree and cannot figure out how to do it, I clicked the picture then the information info and do it see it on any other page. Or is it sold out?

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 27th Nov 20

      If it is no longer visible, that means it has sold out. Thanks!

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