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Thank you for 12 DAYS shopping!

I just wanted to send a quick update to everyone about 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS shopping and shipping! We have just finished up our best 12 DAYS sale we have ever had and we want to thank you for shopping with us! We were able to offer more of most items so things didn’t sell out quite as fast as in past years. And even though most goodies, especially the fabric ones, went very quickly, we had lots and lots of new sale shoppers who filled up their boxes and we are so grateful for that! 1- As of now, we have been packing and shipping your boxes since Wednesday and will continue to do so for at least a few more days before we reach the end of the line. So please be patient with us! 2- Right now, all of the boxes that haven’t…

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…

Introducing CHRISTMAS FIGS!

Hello My Friends! I know that's in well past Christmas and not yet Christmas in July but in case you haven't already heard about this… we have a Christmas collection due out this year and I'm so excited!! Introducing… CHRISTMAS FIGS, due out in stores in June 2018 just in time for all of those wonderful projects that all of you organized ladies and gentlemen start on in July!  The collection is filled with fabulous red, green and ivory blender prints with a few Christmas prints thrown in. But the rest of them are perfect for those not so "in your face" Christmas projects that I prefer. The red is a wonderful cherry, Christmas red, saturated and full of warm red goodness. The greens are good strong grass and apple greens with a bit more blue in it than…

Peppermint Bark with My Kids!

This is a project that I do with my daughter for winter break… not even necessarily Christmas but any time in the winter. It is the most simple idea and any age kids can do it! We break ours up and put them in mason jars for teacher and neighbor gifts. So simple and so fun to make!     Ingredients:2 packages semisweet or dark chocolate chips 2 packages white chocolate chips 2 tsp. peppermint extract- 1 tsp. for each chocolate [more or less if you want it more or less minty] a handful of candy canes or peppermint candies crushed [put candy in a ziploc bag and crush with mallet. Don't turn it into dust… you want some nicer chunks]             Instructions: Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Melt the semisweet chocolate in the microwave…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our Home to Yours!   The week and days before Christmas always disappear like a complete blur around here and I always find myself wishing I could slow it all down and take it in more. But since that is a bit unlikely to happen today as we are almost ready to sit down to our traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal…. I thought I would just share a few snippets of our home and send them to yours. Hoping and praying that each and everyone of you has at least a few moments of joy, peace, family and love this season. From our Figueroa family to all of you…. Merry Christmas and Wesolych Swiat! Joanna, Eric, Benjamin, Zachary, Ella and Emma the dog…

Poinsetta Flour Sack Towels

Hello Everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I am still recovering from the 12 DAYS SALE around here… and I definitely mean "ing" in that I'm definitely not done recovering! Yes, there has been  A LOT of couch time this weekend… A LOT! Although the one that we managed to accomplish is that my house is now decorated!! I am so excited. Christmas kind of explodes at our house each year and I can't wait to share some photos with you… hoping for tomorrow! But today I have a little gift for you! I know, I know… you might be saying to yourself, again with the flour sack towels! But seriously they are affordable, quick and fun projects that we just can't resist around here. You know when people say that a project can be made in…