Ho Ho Ho It's Sew, Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

>> Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Welcome to Giveaway Day!





Here are my treats:

A sweet little stack of already cut pieces to make. . .



Your very own Christmas table runner. Unfinished it measures 17 x 36 inches. The kit came from my local quilt shop. The directions are simple and printed on a little business card for you. I will include enough bamboo batting for you too. (The colours are more accurate in this photo. It is a deeper red with stars on the red print)



It will come all nice and cozy inside this


Friendship Bag I made using Rachel's (of p.s. i quilt fame) tutorial. You can keep this one for yourself and make more to give away:)



I will ship to Canada and the U.S. only - so you get it in time to make it!

Now, what to do to win:

Leave me a comment with an answer to this question:

What is your favourite Christmas/Winter symbol to applique?

If you don't do applique (yet!), then you can answer this question:

What is your favourite Christmas/Winter colour combination to use in a quilt?

ONE Winner will be chosen from all the comments that answer one of these questions. Answering both doesn't give you 2 chances (although I'd love to hear both!)[An extra technicality - you can only enter once to be fair to everybody]

My assistant elf is already eager to put the names in the hat!

Cut off time for entries is NOON Eastern, Sunday, December 6th.

I will email the winner and will post the answers to the questions too. PLEASE make sure that you are not a 'no reply blogger' so I can get in touch with you. Or, leave your email in your comment.


Enjoy your time in blogland and good luck!

Wishing you all the Best of the Season!
With Joy,
Sarah Vee

121 comments:

foodmathquilts December 2, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

Thanks for joining the giveaway.
I'm mostly scared of applique, but my favourite motif would probably be stars. As for christmas colours, the only "christmassy" project I've made was a dozen placemats for my mom - reds and greens with gold metallic accents.

Sarah

Kristi December 2, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

I haven't appliqued anything yet. As for christmas colors, I'm not real big on red and green mixed, but I do like red/white or green/white combos, especially in stripes.

Coralee December 2, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

I'm currently loving the combination of cream and gold - classy christmas

Vicki December 2, 2009 at 9:10 AM  

my fave color combination is the red, white and aqua in my figgy pudding quilt I'm working on. Thanks for the giveaway!

Gwyneth December 2, 2009 at 9:49 AM  

i like silver and white

Helena December 2, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

I haven't appliqud, soas far as the Christmas colors to sew traditional red and grean varying shades.

missbossypants December 2, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

I love to applique, and have a soft spot for beautiful snowflakes, although gingerbread men are sweet too.
sonya.missbossypants@gmail.com
Thanks for the chance to win!

Crystal Hendrix December 2, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

What a nice giveaway!! I have never appliqued before and I haven't done many patterns but my favorite would be just squares sewed together, nice and simple!!

Natasha December 2, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

I've never tried an applique. But my favorite Christmas colors right now are winter whites with some lighter green and reds/oranges.
Thanks for this nice giveaway!

Katie December 2, 2009 at 11:25 AM  

I'm not good enough for applique (although I would love snowflakes). But my favorite holiday colors are blue and white, because those colors feel like cold and snow and holidays. Besides the obvious red and green I mean.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts December 2, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

Oh thank you for this chance!! I love to use red and white with silver for Christmas, Yet you cannot beat the good old red/green!

SDGvegan December 2, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

I haven't appliqued for years(since I was a girl and my grandma showed me how). But, my favorite color combinations really vary. I seem to have room themes going on. I have red and green in the kitchen and blue and silver in my living room. My bathroom has light blue and silver. I haven't stormed my kids' rooms yet!

Erika December 2, 2009 at 12:24 PM  

For Christmas I really like red, green, and gold combined. Very traditional I know but it's nice. For winter I like blue and silver.

Marianne December 2, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

Not patient enough for applique. I like good old red and green for a Christmas quilt. Thanks for the opportunity!

badlandsquilts December 2, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

I don't applique, fav colors would be red with a sage green OR brown/red. Thanks!~

Can't Believe I'm Sewing December 2, 2009 at 1:09 PM  

I don't do applique...but I love to use dark green/red and gold for Christmas. I also like blue/sliver for wintery items!

Evelyn December 2, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

My favorite shape is the star. Colors would have to be bold red/green/pink/white. Great giveaway!

Morgan December 2, 2009 at 1:40 PM  

Oh I love these pre-cut kits. The best! I do applique but haven't ever done Christmas - go figure. Favorite colors are in the blue/white theme.

EmileeHope December 2, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

I haven't tried applique yet, but I am wanting to try it...so we will see if I get the courage!! As for color combos, I love the traditional red and green, but I also like blues and whites together.

Will Work for Fabric December 2, 2009 at 1:49 PM  

I love to work with snowmen as they last all winter long instead of a month...

Desiree December 2, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

I have not appli. any Christmas items... but I love the CHristmas colors lime green and pink - It's a bit untraditional & I love it. Have a wonderful Christmas.

simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

Courtney December 2, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

One of my favorite Christmas quilts I made had lots of pink in it. So unusual but turned out very nice. Otherwise I really like the retro looking Christmas colors.

Cara December 2, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

I've only done a little Christmas applique, most of it this year! But I liked doing the holly leaves, because you can add them to so many things and make it even more Christmasy!

Max. H December 2, 2009 at 3:18 PM  

I havn't done applique yet, but my favorite Christmas color combination to use is a bright red apple red, with a bright lime green! Very retro modern!

mc.crafty.bunn at gmail dot com

The Sewing Dork December 2, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

I'm really big on appliquing stars, though turning those corners on the machine makes me think bad thoughts sometimes. I'm really into Christmasy blues and greens, especially mixed with silver. It stands out to me.
cynsaw2@hotmail.com

Kelly O. December 2, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

I think a mitten is the sweetest applique!
I love lime green, pink red and tourquoise combo for Christmas--I know crazy eh?
and yet I love the regular just red and white and green too...
snowflakes are my favourite thing ever but I've never tried to do a snowflake applique

calicodaisy December 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM  

Wow! Great giveaway prize. I like to applique trees and stars. However, the process is made easier for me with my embroidery machine.
-- michele

Sara December 2, 2009 at 3:47 PM  

Although I like traditional green and red, I love a blue/white combination as well.

Tawny December 2, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

Hmm I've been working on all sorts of Christmas shapes lately for my Christmas Advent calendars. So far the Gingerbread man would be my favourite to applique.

Emily December 2, 2009 at 4:01 PM  

Haven't appliqued anything, but I do like a simple, yet classic red and white

ladmquilter December 2, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

I haven't really appliqued but snow flakes would be cool. I like the typical red and green for christmas. But I do love figgy pudding with the aqua this year.

daizee December 2, 2009 at 4:35 PM  

I like the combination of white with blue or white with red.

Holly December 2, 2009 at 4:50 PM  

Snowflakes! Which reminds me, I have a snowflake wallhanging that I started last year...hmm...maybe I should finish that. :-) Thanks for the reminder!

laundryontheline December 2, 2009 at 4:51 PM  

I have done some applique, but nothing for Christmas or Winter. As for Christmas/Winter quilt combinations I have two favourites - pale blues and white; and deep red, dark green and light brown (the country, "homespun" kind of look).

amber December 2, 2009 at 4:56 PM  

I have never done applique yet but want to try it in the new year. My fave color combo is classic red and green, but i think that that is changing now that i have seen so many fabrics our there

MichelleM December 2, 2009 at 5:01 PM  

Well.. I haven't tried to applique yet and I haven't made any christmas quilts either. If I did make one I would love the snowman look with blues and winter whites. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Samantha December 2, 2009 at 5:31 PM  

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Anything snowflake is my cup o' tea :)

tabitha December 2, 2009 at 5:47 PM  

I'm really into whites with blue and purple this year and Snowflakes are my favorite to applique.

andrea creates December 2, 2009 at 6:04 PM  

Yay for fabrics and tutorials-
i only machine applique and craft quilt-i love aqua red and pink together!!

Jessica December 2, 2009 at 6:09 PM  

For me it's all about snowflakes, cause they work great for Christmas, but also all winter!
curry.jessica@gmail.com

Megan December 2, 2009 at 6:14 PM  

Wow, that is an awesome giveaway! The only Christmas thing I have appliqued so far is a snowflake (well 12 of them) and those are challenging! I would like to try and Christmas tree!

Katie B. December 2, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm really loving red and lime green right now.

sew happy Stacy December 2, 2009 at 6:41 PM  

I LOVE that table runner!!! I like trees to applique or presents. Nice and easy.

Willa December 2, 2009 at 7:44 PM  

symbol? snowflake
color? blue and silver!

carriegirl December 2, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

What a great giveaway! I just haven't mastered applique yet :-( but as for colors, I am really into red, turquoise and gold for christmas. All christmas colors are so festive though!

Valerie December 2, 2009 at 8:02 PM  

I don't applique yet though I really really want to try (but I'm chicken!)

My favourite Christmas colour combo is pale blue, silver and, believe it or not, pink. It has an awesome cool retro vibe that I really love right now!

Paradise December 2, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

I love to applique Christmas trees and stars. Thanks!

Grace Wong December 2, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

my favorite color combo is red and white!
shou.milk@gmail.com

Rose.W. December 2, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

I haven't done applique but I love the traditional red and green, but am enjoying pink and silver this year.

Pop Wahm Buzz December 2, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

I have never appliqued a thing soo my favourite Christmas colours for a quilt would be a retro aqua and pinky red (a la Sheri Berri Christmas) LOVe IT

Barb December 2, 2009 at 9:24 PM  

Great giveaway - although so far my attempts at applique have been pityful, sorry I am not there yet. I do like the (ordinary) red - green combination with some gold in it. Thank you!

Jodie December 2, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

Fun fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win! I haven't done a lot of appliques, but I have done stars and am hoping to work on a few Christmas trees.

Jodie
jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jessica Jo December 2, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

I like red and white for Christmas sewings myself...

Laree December 2, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

Lately I'm really into soft blues and whites for Christmas.

Of course everything I have is green and red instead! But if I had a million dollars, I'd totaly re do all my stuff.

Susan December 2, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

I haven't appliqued, but love red, white, green, and blue for XMAS

Simply Sarah December 2, 2009 at 11:08 PM  

Ooh, I was just telling my husband that I want to make one of these sometime but haven't made the time to do it! I haven't yet attempted to applique but I would love a new tree skirt with appliqued snowmen around it. Maybe someday I'll work up the courage...

lisa December 2, 2009 at 11:22 PM  

I LOVE that cheery read and light/bright blue thats along the brightness of aqua but not anywhere near that green. Do you have any idea what I am talking about? Add either a rich green or a close to lime but not too bright/yellow green to the mix, and somewhite...ahh (oh think Moda's It'sSnowing line from last year!)

Quiltsmiles December 2, 2009 at 11:39 PM  

SWEET! LOve that it's ready fo a table runner- how did you know I wanted to get one more done for the Holidays? Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Happy Holidays.

Jane

Tammy December 2, 2009 at 11:40 PM  

Awesome treat! I love table runners! And for colors...LOVE RED! Thank you!

Tara December 3, 2009 at 6:53 AM  

How very fun! I like to appliqué trees and snow men. And i love lime green and deep red holiday colors!

Jerri December 3, 2009 at 8:47 AM  

I don't applique so well yet, but I'd love to try a dove someday for the holidays. For colors, I love reds.

Nuts To You! December 3, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

I haven't done any Christmas applique yet, but I think I would like stars, some points, but not too many!
Shawna

Sew It Up! December 3, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

My favorite applique for Christmas has to be Santa. And my favorite colors for a Christmas quilt would be red, white, green. :o)

Stacy December 3, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

I haven't done applique yet, so I'll go for the second question :-) I love blue, so anything with blue is my favorite. Blue with gold, blue with red, blue with white, and you get the idea :-) Thanks for the chance!

Melanie December 3, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

Thanks for the great give away. I am just learning to do applique and I love to do stars for this season. I would really love to do snowflakes but I'm not quite there yet. Happy Holidays!!

Sarah December 3, 2009 at 12:23 PM  

I like blue and silver. It makes me think of winter more than just Christmas. But I love the classic green and red as well.

sewing_passion December 3, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

Wow what a great giveaway! My favourite winter/Christmas applique is snowflakes. They can be tough to do, but look so nice once they are done.

Andrea on Third Street December 3, 2009 at 1:02 PM  

I like any kind of vintage motif and my fav colours are rich reds and greens. Thanks!

Happy Cottage Quilter December 3, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

I do not do applique, but I love the deep reds and greens for other quilting projects. Even some gold and blue.

Wenchy Woman December 3, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

"What is your favourite Christmas/Winter colour combination to use in a quilt?"

Light blues and white are what I love in a winter quit. It gives the feel of snow. :)

Heather December 3, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

I love appliquing snowmen at christmas time!
This is such a lovely giveaway! How nice to have a ready to sew christmas project!
Happy Holidays!
h_freund@Hotmail.com

MM4ver December 3, 2009 at 2:53 PM  

I do not do aplicae yet but i love using blue and white so I can leave it up all winter long
megan
meganlfuchs at gmail dot com

kd4h December 3, 2009 at 3:46 PM  

I don't do a lot of applique--there are too many things I like to do and not enough time. But my second choice for my daughter's Christmas dress was going to have an appliqued Christmas tree with a big bow instead of a star on top. The dress had big bows on the shoulders too...maybe next year...
kelli
kellbell_6@hotmail.com

Rhiannon December 3, 2009 at 3:51 PM  

I love embroidering snowflakes. Does that count?

Merry Christmas!

Amy December 3, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

What a cute kit! Thanks for sharing! I've been doing a lot with light blues and bright reds this season...

bethany December 3, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

I haven't really appliqued anything. So I will answer the second..I love a bright green, and red with come maroon for my christmas colored quilt. (But I use blue and silver for dec. around the house)!!

Sara December 3, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

not big on applique yet - but, I love silver colored fabric with red, blue or green fabric....

And, I don't have a holiday table runner - so that would be perfect.

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Jessica Christensen December 3, 2009 at 5:07 PM  

I love true red and bright green. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

Sew Here We Are December 3, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

You made me think with your question! Thinking back over the years of the appliques I have done It would have to be snowmen! Thanks for the give-away and Have a Blessed Day!

Maevy December 3, 2009 at 6:40 PM  

I am not big on appliqués, but I think I would go for a very simple tree shape, some kind of a triangle! As for the colour combination, I like red and white with a little touch of gold.

Mama Lusco December 3, 2009 at 7:27 PM  

Great giveaway! I just appliqued a pillow with trees and stars. Red and white are my favorite holiday colors. Thank you for the giveaway. alusco(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kelly December 3, 2009 at 8:11 PM  

I'm traditional, I like red and green for christmas colors.Thanks for doing this giveaway!
~kelly

Nanbon44 December 3, 2009 at 9:01 PM  

I have been trying applique, I am looking for a simple Cardinal for applique. If I can't find a pattern than on to Cardinal Material, love the bird on a snowy pine brach, Mother in law and I are both Cardinal ladies. Ladycolmn@aol.com

SheilaC December 3, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

I have been playing with applique a bit.... still not happy with my results.

I LOVE blue and white christmas fabrics!!

thanks for the great giveaway!

SheilaC
shecarita(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pam December 3, 2009 at 11:20 PM  

I would love to applique a snowflake but my skill level isn't there yet ...maybe next year.

I am loving the blue and whites together ...the sky and the snow.

StephanieS December 3, 2009 at 11:54 PM  

I would say red and green for Christmas quilt. I need two see those colors to think Christmas immediately.

Mama24Monkeys December 4, 2009 at 1:14 AM  

What a cute table runner. I have never appliqued before. I so want to learn and am glad I came across your blog.
My favorite color combo for christmas quilting is either soft green and red or blues with white & silver.

thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to coming back

Jules @ MoonCat Farms December 4, 2009 at 1:58 AM  

I like silver and blues at Christmastime. I've tried applique once and enjoyed it, just haven't had a chance to do more yet.

Thank you so much for the giveaway.

fieryone December 4, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

Red and white, clean and simple :) Sew generous-- thanks for including my entry in the giveaway!

Carly December 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

So cute! I did a pumpkin applique that turned out well.

Jennifer December 4, 2009 at 12:51 PM  

I love to applique reindeer and use ribbon to embroider the antlers. Sew very pretty!

V Colbourne December 4, 2009 at 2:18 PM  

Wooo, quite the giveaway!! I have never done applique, but my favorite Christmas colours to use are definitely red and white- I know, I know, very boring and traditional right!?! Oh well!! :)

Libby December 4, 2009 at 2:38 PM  

I love the combination of dark blue, aqua and silver for Christmas quilts !

Bunny December 4, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

I LOVE to embroider or applique snowflakes and snowmen.

Firesong December 4, 2009 at 3:30 PM  

I haven't done any applique as I am a new sewer and quilter, but I love the winter colors of blue and silver.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Lynne December 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you! Red and white would be my favorite Christmas colours.

nrnoodle December 4, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

I love to appliqué stars. Especially the Star of David.
A table runner would be fun to make.

Christen December 4, 2009 at 10:08 PM  

I'm just learning to applique. But I think mixing reds and golds are my favorite Christmas combinations.

Thistle Cove Farm December 4, 2009 at 10:34 PM  

I've never appliqued...can you believe it?!

Trudy Callan December 4, 2009 at 10:54 PM  

Christmas bells.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

I am a homeschooling mom of 16 years. I have five children from ages 21 months to 21 years.

I am also having a giveaway; so be sure and stop by my blogs. I have two, one for sewing and one for art. www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

My 9 year old daughter is also having a giveaway on her sewing blog. Hers is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Trudy
trudy dot callan at gmail dot com

Kimberly December 5, 2009 at 2:23 AM  

My new favorite holiday color combo is red/green/pink/blue. I have been seeing this combo lately and I really like it! My actual christmas quilt is blue and white. I wanted it more wintery than Christmas- so that I could leave it out longer. :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

isabel f. December 5, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

great great giveaway!
yes you are tooooo kind :)))
please count me in!!
and go to my blog
http://rosaechocolat.blogspot.com/
I’m hosting this giveaway too :))
HUGS from Portugal :)))

CMEH December 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

My favorite combination is red, white, green, blue and yellow.... the colors of a cherry candy cane.... I don't have a favorite applique... I am all over the place with things like that....
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Digital Misfit December 5, 2009 at 2:29 PM  

Wonderful giveaway!
My favorite holiday appliques are the Peace Dove and snowflakes. They are both universally appealing and can be used with any color combination.

hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Ellyn December 5, 2009 at 2:30 PM  

My house is reds & golds so I do love those, but recently have been doing more red & turquoise! I love to applique anything at all, trees, snowflakes, stars...

julieadamshawkins December 5, 2009 at 3:08 PM  

i love a dark forest green and burgandy!! thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

quiltmom December 5, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

What fun Christmas fabrics- I have not yet made anything Christmasy so it would be lovely to win something Christmasy. Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.
I have not appliqued very much and what I have done is on machine using fusible interfacing.
I love all Christmas colors but I am a traditionalist - red and green are my favorite.
Warmest regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

sandyandcosmo December 5, 2009 at 3:53 PM  

I'd have to go with the traditional red and green. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rebecca December 5, 2009 at 5:16 PM  

I made a Christmas wall hanging once with snowflakes appliqued on it - I loved how they turned out :)

Lynn Osborne December 5, 2009 at 6:25 PM  

My first applique project was a Christmas wall hanging with snowmen. It was cute and I would do it again, but I was a little nervous doing it for the first time. Thanks for the chance to win!

Betsy December 5, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

I love the runner pattern and fabrcs - I have actually been planning to make a holiday runner and this would be great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Favorite colors/shapes for Christmas - I really love stars, and along with them, the non-traditional Christmas colors of blue and silver!

Carol in E TN December 5, 2009 at 8:11 PM  

I like to applique trees and stars! Thank you for your giveaway.

Bettina Groh December 5, 2009 at 10:07 PM  

not appliqueing yet... but I love dark forest green with a rosey terra cotta...thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to win!

Rachel December 5, 2009 at 11:09 PM  

My favorite winter color combination is red and white! Traditional candy stripes always get me in the Christmas spirit, so red & white are a natural first choice for me. :)

Misty.Creek December 5, 2009 at 11:23 PM  

My favorite Christmas symbol to applique is either a tree or a candy cane--fairly simple and adorable on a tee for my monkeys. And I was wanting to make a new runner for the holidays! I sure would put this to good use.

Misty.Creek December 5, 2009 at 11:24 PM  

Second question--I've gone with red and white and a bit of silver this year with my Christmas decorating. I also include greenery but I'm more into red and white as the main colors.

Tiffany December 5, 2009 at 11:55 PM  

I like the red, blues, and white colors! Thanks so much for the chance!

Leigh December 6, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

I don't applique much yet - but I love putting red and white together for Christmas quilting!

Jingle December 6, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

Whew! I made it just in time! My favorite holiday colors to combine are red and white! I also like working with blue and silver, but my love for red usually wins! LOL! jinglesells at gmail dot com

♥Lola December 6, 2009 at 1:07 PM  

Beautiful fabrics! I like the combination of gold and red. :)

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