Day #11: The 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day #11 of the 12 Days of Christmas: Fig Tree Style! Each day we will have a different kit, a different sale and even a few giveaways along the way. Join us each day so that you don't miss out on a single thing. We are so excited to share all of our goodies with you!


Day #11


Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway! I guess everyone is in the Christmas mood because in less than 48 hrs. we have had 640 of you comment! We've closed the comments tonite and will announce the winner on the last day of the 12 Days sales, on Friday.

I have absolutely loved hearing about each and everyone's favorite carols and songs! And the stories and memories and your kids singing. Thank you so much for sharing all of it with us!

It looks like the clear winners are the two classics, Silent Night and O Holy Night. But others like "Mary Did You Know?" seem to be another favorite this year. I had not even remembered hearing that one until one of you sent me the link.Thanks for that. Its an absolutely beautiful song.

Good luck on the giveaway everyone!

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So now for second to last day of goodies.

Over the years, one of the questions we get over and over again is about our way of doing applique. I know that for many of you applique is something that you just refer to as the "A" word and not something that you want pursue. But trust me when I tell you, that applique is not nearly as hard as its cracked up to be. For years, I tried and worked with methods that just didn't help me until I found the Starch Method of Applique. I love it and it helps me to create the perfect shapes that I need for my designs every time. Today I thought I would share a little kit of goodies so that you can try out a little bit of starch applique on your own. I really don't think you will be sorry that you did!


Up today...


Click here for more info.

[Fyi, if the product doesn't show up on the site when you click on the link, that means that it has sold out. Sorry but quantities are limited.]

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12 Days of Christmas Special Day #11: 

Special Applique Kits are 15% off! 


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  1. Marcia K | 8th Dec 11

    What a great idea!! An appique kit 🙂 So smart!!

  2. Brenda Sanders | 8th Dec 11

    I’ve never tried the starch method. I didn’t start appliqueing until just a few months ago. It was the “A” word to me, and I just could not see myself doing it, much less enjoying it. Then I made a quilt that had an appliqued vine border and fell in love. It is one of the most soothing things that I do. I taught myself needle-turn and that is the only way I have used so far, but I can see that perfect shapes would be much easier using starch. I know I’d never get a good circle with needle-turn even if I practiced till my fingers fell off!

  3. Joan | 8th Dec 11

    I am enjoying your Twelve Days of Christmas. Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays!

  4. Anita | 8th Dec 11

    Happy holidays, hope you and your family are enjoying them.

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  6. Rita Goshorn | 8th Dec 11

    i’ve not yet tried the starch method … now i will. am enjoying your 12 days!

  7. Laura G | 8th Dec 11

    A perfect gift to get a friend started in applique.

  8. Diana | 8th Dec 11

    Thanks for “12 ays of Christmas”

  9. Kim | 8th Dec 11

    I have just begun to applique! A kit is a great idea!

  10. Rene B | 8th Dec 11

    Great Kit!

  11. Lunachance | 8th Dec 11

    I was not fast enough to get one of the kits. I think a kit is a great idea, as I am in the group of people who have been afraid of the “A” word. I went to a needle turn applique class (years ago), but it seemed too hard. Using starch and freezer paper seems like it would make it easier to actually applique. Even with my fear of applique, I have a preference for the turned edge, as I think a lot of the raw edge looks sloppy and unfinished…


  12. Marcia Wright | 8th Dec 11

    Thanks for the Twelve days of Christmas series of posts. I’ll miss it after tomorrow.

  13. Grace | 8th Dec 11

    Starch for applique does make good sense. Starch when piecing on the bias helps, so it makes sense that for applique it would also.

  14. Nancy Davis | 8th Dec 11

    Rats!! Missed the kits. Oh well, hope you have a Merry Christmas1!

  15. Donna | 9th Dec 11

    Thanks for all the ideas and giveaways. I too have just started doing the “A” word and love it. Not enough time to create all that is in my head! I hope you have a merry Christmas

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