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Category: Christmas Figs

Time to Get Ready for the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE!

IF YOU ARE A DIE HARD 12 DAYS FIG TREE SHOPPER… WE HAVE CHANGED THE WAY WE ARE GOING TO DO THE SALE THIS YEAR JUST LIKE LAST YEAR,  SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE DIFFERENCES! CLICK HERE TO BUY A BOX.   IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE SALE, THEN JUST READ ALL THE DETAILS TO PLAY ALONG! BASIC RULES TO PLAY: 1. BUY A BOX. You can do this ahead of the sale to be prepared or along with your first order. See below for more details on how that works. 2. Shop for goodies that you are interested in each day. We will keep adding your goodies to your box for 5 days. Then the elves will stop for 2 days to ship. If you are nowhere close to filling your box, we will hold it over to the next 5 days. If…

Christmas Figs Quilt Along with Pat

Welcome to the new blog! I’m still getting this new platform worked out so I apologize if everything is not working at 100%. It might take a few seconds for some of the parts of the blog to load since there are so many fun pictures so please be patient! Feel free to tell us if something is not working or missing from your end. If you loaded this last week, you might need to clear your cache and load again. Thanks! Today I wanted to tell you guys that my friend Pat is doing a fun QUILT ALONG with my Christmas Figs book [available through us, Fat Quarter Shop, Pat and many many other places right now!] and I couldn’t be more happy about that. Click HERE if you want to know more about the Quilt Along itself! What is a Quilt Along you might…

Zigzag Quilting

Recently I made an oversized pillow for my upcoming book, Christmas Figs, with the lovely ladies at FQS and I needed to quilt it. Well my long time friend and quilter, Diana, no longer lives right around the corner from my house so unless I wanted to ship the pillow to her in the Pacific Northwest, I needed to figure out a solution on my own. Plus there was that whole deadline thing happening too. So I had seen some "uneven" straight line quilting that I loved before, something about the lines the moment they became uneven, made the entire thing feel like hand quilting to me. I wasn't sure why it felt so different from regular straight line stitching but I absolutely loved the effect of it. I  experimented with the method a little bit with some pillow props at the last Market and…