Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Christmas in July Giveaway

It's taking me some getting used to Moda's fabric schedule. I never thought I would be able to even think about Christmas in July - the thought of it always wanted to make me want to run! But - here we are - with the release of our first holiday fabric collection - Lumiere de Noel - and I am loving it! So instead of waiting till November - and starting to think about projects you may want to create for someone - think about it now! Moda figures it will take you a few months to sew up that holiday quilt - so they release all of their holiday fabric during the month of July. To get you started - I've pulled a few of my favorite prints and made up a couple of swatch bundles - leave me a comment about your upcoming (!) holiday project and we'll pull a few lucky winners by the end of the week. Joyeux Noël!

138 comments:

Annie Davis said...

I would love to put together a seasonal quilt for watching all of the Christmas movies!

Ellen said...

I've designed a table runner which I will start working on this Summer holiday. It was hard to choose: 1 for Christmas or 1 for every season. I chose the last, because the Christmas fabrics haven't arived here in Belgium yet. But I'm sure it will look great in your beautiful new fabrics too! What a great excuse would that be, to make 2 table runners ;o)

Stacey said...

i am so in the mood to make some table runners or some place mats.

MARY PERNULA said...

I would love to make a nice lap quilt using some of new christmas prints........something basic but a must on the hand quilting for me. XO MARY

Denise Cambpell said...

I am thinking it would make beautiful ornaments for my tree. Little by little I would like to replace everything "store bought" with home made things. Styrofoam balls covered in strips of this fabric would be lovely!

Jamie said...

I am moving into a new house and I would love to make a wallhanging for the holidays, as I have a big empty wall! I'm envisioning changing it out for each season! I adore this new fabric and it would be perfect! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Ruth B said...

I have been wanting to make a new Christmas tree skirt for years and I think this is the year! I love your fabrics and scooped up Rounneries as soon as I saw it!

Jackie said...

Hmmm...aprons and napkins and maybe a table runner, trims for tea towels and all sorts of amazing things!

Shiree said...

OOOOH I am so loving this range of fabrics, simply divine!!! What a wonderful Christmas lap quilt it will make, or a super Christmas tree skirt, what fun to make

Babsarella said...

Oh my, this will be lovely. I just made my first Christmas quilt, but I would love to make another using these fabrics. I could also use them to create some cards or make a book to document all my holiday decorations and traditions.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Such beautiful reds! I am planning to make some pin keeps and makedos out of a few antique candlesticks and other rustic things...these fabrics would be perfect! Thank you for a chance! :)

Fabulously french said...

A table runner or perhaps some stockings....

Leeannn x

Sylvia Warren said...

My Granny always made each family a special quilted item at Christmas. Then my mother took over after her passing, making the quilted tree skirt or table runner. Now she has passed the torch on to me and I love doing it.....MUCH easier than fighting the Christmas shopping crowds :) AND they don't have to stand in the long return lines to take back something they don't want **smile**

DawnB said...

I would love to make a Christmas quilt out of your fabrics. They are beautiful.

Joanna said...

This line is beautiful! It matches my living room perfectly, so I'm starting to dream of a Christmas quilt to snuggle under on the couch!

Stacey said...

What beautiful fabrics! I see a quilt in my future.

Cyndy said...

Pillows for my christmas couch!

Bowbailey said...

I have a request from my daughter for a Christmas tree skirt. I haven't figured out the design, but your line of fabric will be perfect, to go with her French inspired decorating.

Sylvia said...

I would make a table runner for our large table and a smaller one for my stepmom's table. The fabric is beautiful

Kaye Prince said...

I have plans to make tree skirt this year; should be better than just wrapping some fabric around the base like I did last year!

NorthernStar said...

I'd love to make some Christmas bunting to decorate the staircase and the tree with.

Jan said...

I've been quilting just over a year, and I think I'd like to make a couple of lap quilts for Christmas.

DaisyGirl said...

I've got a brand new great nephew who is gonna need a Christmas Stocking this year! So I'd love to use your fabric to make him and special stocking!
Beautiful designs as always!
DaisyGirl

Sequana said...

Since I make mostly charity quilts, this one would go to a women's shelter for their holidays.

Pam said...

Beautiful collection-I would love to make a quilt nd a couple of pillow slips to cozy up my family room !

Emerlina said...

I have been meaning to learn to quilt so I would absolutely love to learn with this beautiful fabric! I always give my mother a handmade gift for Christmas so I'm thinking that my first quilt would be a great gift for her!

Margaret said...

I've always wanted to make a tree skirt for our xmas tree. This might fit the bill perfectly!

Cara said...

I've already got one done! I'd love some Lumiere Noel to make Christmas dining table set, placemats, table runner etc. It's so beautiful and festive in the traditional way!

Amy said...

I would love to make a tree skirt or lap quilt for the holidays. As always, beautiful fabric!!!

Mikelle said...

I am trying to make a lot of handmade gifts for Christmas this year, so I want to get a head start. I'd love to make a lap quilt for my in-laws to snuggle under.
kell22 @ cox.net

Cindy and Joe said...

Imagine a long table dress for the holidays and a each setting a napkin of each of the Lumiere de Noel fabrics. Just imagine!

Jen said...

I want to create an advent calendar for my little guy who coicidentally was born Christmas day. I also would like to make a tree skirt.
The fabric looks fantastic.

Jacque said...

I am a quilter thru and thru so either a quilted wall hanging or a quilt.

thanks for a chance

sko_G knits said...

as usual, i am so excited about your new line! so far i have loved all of the fabrics you have designed. this time, i think i would make a duvet cover for our queen sized bed. and if i am ambitious, even shams and dust ruffle to coordinate.

Becky said...

I seem to be in a real bag making stage. Your Christmas fabric would look wonderful as a new handbag or shopping bag for the holiday season. I'm loving all of your fabric. Thanks for working with Moda to bring us fabric with a French feel! Merci.

Robin Thomas said...

My upcoming Holiday project is the same as usual...try not to cuss too much at people. My family really seems to enjoy that.

Love the new fabrics Kaari, perpetually and droolingly yours, Robin

Lee Anne said...

Your beautiful fabrics remind me of a classic Christmas... I have four daughters that I lovingly refer to as my "Little Women"...a quilt with your gorgeous fabrics would be perfect for a holiday celebration with my "Little Women"....love your fabrics!

Ellen said...

I know thinking about Christmas in the heat is not very Yuletide. This year I am making 5 quilts for Christmas gifts, I have 2 completed, your giveaway could help with one more.

dorylyn thomas said...

I will make my mother a Christmas vest! She just doesn't think it's Christmas unless she has a new one on!

CJ said...

I want to make a ROUND table runner for my friend's great table. The thing is it is going to have a circle out of the center for the built in lazy susan! I can't wait. I want to use Lumiere de Noel!

Gretchen said...

I hope to get the Christmas gifts I started last year done in time to give them as presents this year. Isn't that terrible!!! Love this line and really hope to win some noel goodness!!!!

Lee said...

So much holiday goodness and so many options for use! I think the fabrics lend themselves beautifully to a holiday quilt.

Stella said...

I enjoy making special gifts for my family and friends for the holidays... usually spend a few months making a variety of culinary, jewelry and textile gifts. I can just picture using your lovely fabrics to make a series of long sashes that my women friends and family could use as a scarf, belt or even headband.

Dee said...

I want to make a table runner for the coffee table and a Christmas throw for the end of our bed! It's 103 here today so it'd be nice to think about the cooler weather to come.

Sue said...

Oh I am making a tree skirt and Christmas stocking in linen.
Love all your range of fabrics.

Judy said...

I would make a Christmas Market bag for all the Holiday shopping.

Julie Stout said...

Its looks like my Christmas will be red and white! I would LOVE to piece together reuseable gift bags for each of my 4 children and their family to carry to grammy's house for celebrations. GREAT JOB! Juie Stout

Rafael's Mum said...

Not having much room for sewing to take away on holiday, I packed a shoebox with everything in (A4 cuttingmat even! and miniruler)and cut and handsewn the beginning of a quilt. not had time to continue that so it is going to be my holiday project to do a bit more on that!

Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I just love all the French General fabrics.

Cindi D said...

I plan to make a few table runners for the upcoming holiday season. Seeing all the great holiday fabric hitting the stores this month is getting me in the mood for the holidays.

sewprimitive karen said...

I am planning to use the white on beige toile from Lumiere de Noel for a Christmas quilt.

Gay said...

I have fallen in love with your fabrics. I can't wait to get into the new line but my fabric shop has not received it yet. Your fabrics are wonderful. Thank you so much for your work. Gay

Cheryl said...

Twas months before Christmas at French General's blog...
not a creature was stirring, not even a frog.
The fabrics were displayed with the greatest of care.
In hopes that our name would be chosen by Kaari, so fair.
So, as she exclaimed before she typed out of sight,
Christmas in July...pick MY NAME tonight!


I have SO many Xmas projects in my head that its hard to choose just one, but, I would put your fabric to GREAT USE ...maybe a table runner...napkins...????

Merry Christmas in July!

Cheryl

mascanlon said...

each year I try and make one person in the family a holiday quilt and this year I'd love a tablerunner for ME out of your beautiful fabric.

Fiona said...

On my list this year is 2 keepsake stockings for my grand babies and a lovely advent calendar. Love your new range - Perfect.

Hugs - Fee

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

I would like to make some Christmas bags for presents this year, instead of using wrapping paper!

Anonymous said...

I have never done a x-mas project, but seeing your beautiful collection for x-mas makes me want to try one. Probably a table runner. I love all of your fabric collections. Sandi

Lizzie said...

Well Christmas for me means warm, sunny,Summer days. I've been thinking I would like to make a whole new set of napkins, placemats and a table runner for the Christmas table this year, this would be the perfect fabric......
Lizzie
xxx

Little Miss Shabby said...

I always think that Christmas gifts are the perfect holiday project! =) Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway. =)

Emma said...

Your post has made me realize its time to start stitching holiday gifts. Would love to create a gift for my self with your generous giveaway. Thanks for the gift to some lucky winner!

becky up the hill said...

Down pillows with custom shams. Your luscious material would be perfect for my Christmas Pillows, combined with some beautiful antique monograms, Joyeux Noël!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to make a runner for a console that we have near our front door. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful fabric!

edina_tien@yahoo.com

Dianne said...

One of my holiday projects is getting my sewing room/guest room all ready to house guests this holiday season!

Cassandra said...

I promised a couple of people new tree skirts for their Christmas trees this year. I love your new line and have been waiting for it just for this purpose! Thanks for the chance to win.

terry said...

i guess i'll have to start thinking about Christmas, but i'm still working on halloween. would love to win- your collections are always fabulous

Elizabeth said...

I would use the fabric for some of the beautiful projects in your book that I bought. Last Christmas I made the bread warmer, and it would be so pretty in some of that fabric.

Vicki K. said...

I can incorporate the new holiday fabrics into the hexagonal quilt I'm making - I love all that red!

Zoe said...

Oh this is so exciting. I love to close the blinds, put on Miracle on 34th St and start stitching my Christmas Cards in the summer time - I LOVE Christmas :)

Lisa said...

This is perfect...we have a handmade holidays gift exchange tradition. I could sew up a lapquilt for that exchange and it would be loved for sure. Thanks for sharing fabric joy with your readers!

alstark87 said...

I just pulled some of my cutter vintage Christmas tablecloths out to make a slipcover for a great room chair. I have always wanted to do it but never taken the time to do. The fabrics look great, very inspiring

Becky S. said...

I would love to make a new tree skirt --I found the perfect pattern at my local quilt shop last week.
Lumiere de Noel is Beautiful!!!
Merci

suesueb said...

Would love to make a lap throw for a Christmas gift for my niece. Beautiful fabrics!

Hopeful Homemaker said...

I'd love to make a quilt for a friend's daughter who will be married in time for Christmas. I've actually had a few pre-cuts from this collection for a few months now, and they're gorgeous! Thanks!

merumo said...

I would love to make a traditional log cabin quilt with your pretty French red fabrics!

Jillayne said...

I have lots of upcoming Christmas projects - I teach about 15 different Christmas projects each Fall! This fabric line will be perfect for the several - Christmas Crackers and the Crazy Quilted Stocking courses come immediately to mind but I am also making two Christmas bed quilts this year! Very beautiful Kaari!

Petra said...

I am going to use your fabric line to make a Christmas quilt, together with some Christmas toile embroidery that I am going to make on my embroidery machine. I am looking forward to buy and use this line for weeks now. In my mind I already made this quilt at least a dozen times! :-) Hopefully I do not have to wait much longer before it will be in my quilt shop. Thanks for your lovely ideas.

RuthDesigns said...

I think the beauty of your holiday season fabric design is that it isn't exclusively 'Christmassy'. I think I will be buying a selection and blending them with the scraps from my Rural Jardin and Rouenneries Quilt to make a table runner and placemat set.

Can't wait for Maison de Garance too :)

Nancy said...

I would love to work on a holiday project with the new French General fabric. I tend not to make things for holidays since I'm always behind but if I start now it might be finished by Christmas 2011, that's if I am being realistic!

Christine said...

I bought a "jelly roll" of the Christmas fabric in NYC and whipped up a lovely quilt top! Fabulous prints! Sadly they did not yet have any bolts for sale yet. I love the new prints!

lorir said...

Have a wonderful pattern for a tree skirt. Your fabric would make a gorgeous one. loriryan@rogers.com

Amy said...

I want to make some sweet stockings for my three children!

Mary said...

I am working on a Christmas tree skirt this week. It is my own Christmas in July party!

Cassie said...

I love the fabric, I will be knitting red stockings for my family and lining them with your Christmas fabric, I was also thinking of making napkins and or a tablecloth for our Christmas Eve dinner.

Tricia said...

There are so many things I want to make; a table runner and family stockings are at the top of that list.

Lisa said...

I'm working on tree skirts......

Diane aka cameldiva said...

I would love to start a little red and white quilt as a wall hanging since I've only recently started quilting and am too terrified to commit to anything bigger than 3 feet.The reds in the line would be perfect for it...

Jeanne said...

Oh Kaari, these fabrics are gorgeous! I need some new inspiration to add to my fabric stash!
xo
jeanne

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean about thinking of Christmas in July! I work for Nordstrom and we are readying for the biggest sale of the year (all the fabulous Fall and Winter clothing at great prices) but it's hard to think about coats and big, thick knits in the summer! Love your fabrics!
Juliet in SoCal

Nancy Sue said...

Thank you for this giveaway. With this heat, it seems I'm just sweating on fabric this week! At 106 degrees we were officially the hottest city in the US yesterday! Yeah Frederick MD! My holiday project is making my brother and new wife a basket pattern quilt for Christmas that matches my parents quilt they received as a wedding present 50 years ago in June. No pressure...great...more sweat!

Annelies said...

We have our first lovely granddaughter ( Clare Madison) and I MUST make her a quilt to commemorate her first Christmas. She is so delightful, and so are your fabrics. I am keeping fingers crossed.

Catherine said...

I have taken a journal class, Remains of the Day, with Mary An Moss, which features sewing your own journal cover and using old vintage papers. I would luv to make a Christmas journal cover for myself and my sweet daughter. We both participate in Ali Edward's documenting the 25 days of December. This fabric would be oh so special : )
Catherine

somepinkflowers said...

yummy new yarn bought
to start
a ripple afghan in shades
of red and cream


i know


your fabric
suits my color palate


:-)

pick me
pick me


Megan said...

After dating a year and a half, my boyfriend and I are moving in together! We are both very excited to start sharing our lives (though of course a bit nervous). He has never been very much into the holiday spirit, but the last year, seeing how much I love Christmas and how much I get into it, he has warmed up to it and came to enjoy all my decorating and holiday cheer. I would love to make stockings to hang for our first Christmas living together, something nice and simple to start our first year together right!

Maija said...

I see pretty wreaths and flowers!!!

Katherine said...

I'm putting together cross stitched ornaments to give as gifts and they will all need beautiful fabric backing! Maybe something from French General?

Elissa said...

Your fabrics are so magical and
absolutely breathtaking. What a perfect way to spread a little beauty and holiday cheer to individuals who are less fortunate than others.
My Cadette Girl Scout troop, consisting of 13 and 14 year olds, would love to have the opportunity to make fabric wreaths and Christmas stockings with your lovely fabrics and distribute them to a women's shelter located near us and to the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.

Cheers!

Kari said...

I'm working on the Bunny Hill block of the month with the applique snowman. Her's features your fabrics and they look fabulous! I think a lot of these prints would work in non-Christmas projects too.

Anonymous said...

two (!!!!) new grandbabies this year - Lily arrived in April adn Solomon is coming in September! Each of these lillte sweeties will need their very own Christmas stocking- and maybe a little elf to put in it!!!

Meg said...

I have a set of handpieced blocks, red and green and gold stars, that I started several years ago. I think this will be the year that I get them all sewn up and quilted!

(PS, your new collection is amazing!!)

CL Field said...

I love the colors in this line. I would definitely make holiday aprons for gift giving, and ornaments filled with lavender, and perhaps a few new stockings, and a new fabric covered card box, or some basket liners. Really lovely patterns.

pam1228 said...

These are beautiful! I have always envisioned making a Christmas quilt for my bed. This just may be the perfect fabric! Thanks for sharing! Happy Christmas in July.
Pam

Dorthe said...

Hi I`m Dorthe -mostly doing dolls, and collages, but I just signed up for Jillayne`s swap -designing 5 pieces for christmas-and I can just imagine what a wonderfull joy,it would be using ,some of this gorgeus fabric.It looks so wonderfull.
Please enter me in this great giveaway.
Thanks, Dorthe

diedre said...

oh, i think i would make some christmas cards using small pieces of fabric and embroidery floss and thread-and some gift tags. i'd make some simple quilt designs and stitch them right on the cards. i already have my "folders" and envelopes....help me out, and i'd be tickled french!
thank you for considering me!

Patty said...

The fabrics are all lovely. A tree skirt would be a great holiday project.

James-Linda said...

SWEET GIVEAWAY!
I'M MAKING CHRISTMAS WALL HANGINGS, SO THESE FABRICS WILL FIT RIGHT IN!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING,LOVE,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Ruth Ann said...

It would be great to make a quilt to snuggle our grandchildren. We don't often see them due to distance so I have to make the most of each visit!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabric--many fun ideas for Christmas

Tonya said...

A cozy lap quilt would be fun to sew with this collection of fabric.

Karen said...

I would like to make sets of Christmas nesting travel bags for family and friends. I would love to win.

Sharon said...

WOW!!! What beautiful fabrics! I would love to make a cute quilted handbag, it would make Christmas shopping much more fun!
Sharon

Nancy said...

I need a table runner for Christmas. The I love this fabric line. Thanks, Nancy P.

sally said...

I cannot stop using this fabric right now for my mini quilts!! I adore it...and for Christmas, I'm thinking a bunch of fun Christmas ornaments with mixed media items...all the trimmings like from your new book, Kaari!! {adore}

Vickie said...

I think I'll make fabric necklaces for my sisters and girlfriends... sew the fabric into tubes, place styrofoam balls and knots in between... lightweight and fabulous in trios.

Debbie said...

I love these fabrics!! I'm thinking they would be beautiful made up as a table topper for my 4 ft. "Woodland Tree" Maybe throw pillows to match. Also could see them made into pillow shams and a bedskirt for the mostly cream colored bedroom I have around the holidays. Placemats would be nice too! So many ideas!!!!

Debbie

chook said...

oh I would love to make a small snuggle quilt that I could use as a table topper at Christmas {our summer} and snuggle under in our christmas in july {our winter}
thank you for the chance
hugs Beth

Liz said...

I am making Christmas stockings for my kidlets. Last Christmas I bought the foundation material - a crisp white damask and now I just need some trimmings.....your fabrics would look gorgeous!! Then they'd line up with the one my Mum made for me when I was their age - all ready for joyeux noel!

Joan Privott said...

A simple quilt at the foot of bed is what I am planning. I love you fabrics because they are so versatile.

Princess Lisa of NY said...

I would love to make a cozy quilt with the perfect vintage feel for my favorite aunt, who inspires all things creative in me.

Joan G. said...

I am so drawn to your reds..they make my heart flutter! I have wanted to recreate vintage stockings for the fam...these look like they would be perfect bits and pieces!

Anonymous said...

I would make crazy quilt Christmas stockings for my family...including pieces of vintage material from our grandmothers....I love the way your fabrics blend in with vintage laces and trims.
Debbie N in Texas....not really anonymous :)

Mary said...

I have Christmas stockings cross stitched that need finishing fabrics. These would be great.

Robin C said...

oh my gosh, your fabrics are always to die for and this is right up there on top!!! I'd love to win a sample pack, it would be awesome!!! Also working on Christmas might cool me off for just a little while. It's been hot here in Virginia.

Elizabeth said...

Honestly, I haven't thought about holiday projects yet! However, I would like to make a pretty table runner for this Christmas.

Joy said...

Oh goodness...I'm sooo not ready to start Christmas sewing! I know new dress-up clothes are on the list (princesses dresses + superhero capes) so at least those will be fun to do. I'd love to make something with your fabric...so beautiful (as always). Maybe they'll inspire me to get busy!

Pamela Jane said...

Tablerunners and napkins to go with the red walls in my dining room, always a festive place for the holidays!

beadgirl said...

I'm working on an advent calendar for the Beadboys, and I'd love to incorporate some of this fabric in it.

heidiabc said...

I am wanting to make a yo yo doll for my daughter's first christmas. Fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

I would love to make a shower curtain with a "Noël" theme. I am currently working on making one with 25 different patterns from your Rouenneries line. It has just been too hot lately to concentrate on any sewing! Merci for your generosity in sharing your great fabrics.
Diane Côté, Montréal

paperbird said...

I would love to make some pretty Pillow cases for my bed. I love to sew up pretty pillow cases for the holidays. When my babes were little they always received a home sewn pillow case to bring in the holidays.

Cheryl Warstler said...

I love Christmas quilts. And I love the reds and tans/off-whites in your color palette. I am planning on making a nice throw for the back of the couch and I want to make a quilt to hang on the wall for the season...it seems like everywhere I look lately, I am seeing beautiful patterns made out of this line and I am loving them. Can't wait to see what more will be coming.

parTea lady said...

My big Christmas project will be a quilt for my new granddaughter. I'll also make lots of little gift totes and Lumiere de Noel fabrics would be perfect for those.

Thanks for your wonderful giveaway.

cakegirl said...

Love these fabrics - and all your other fabrics! Have a Christmas quilt on my to do list and these would be perfect.

Diane H said...

I have a number of Christmas themed redwork stitcheries already done that are just waiting for some beautiful fabric to be made into gifts. Thank you ever so much for putting my name for a chance to win.

lips said...

I have my sisters name for Christmas and I am going to make her a quilt. Also making laptop sleeves for my three kids.
Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fabric. Colleen

Del said...

I have already started purchasing material and patterns for Christmas dresses for dolls.

madrekarin said...

I'll be making table runners as gifts this year. Everyone is going to get one! lol

Anonymous said...

Am I to late to enter ? Love your fabrics and France, I would make some kind of a table quilt or runner from the fabric -
Greetings from Reykjavik, Iceland.
Dora Dis

(k)wil(t)ma said...

Xmas is my favorite time of teh year. every year i'll make a christmas quilt to decorate my home. I loved to make one of the new febric.

Love from Holland,
Wilma

James-Linda said...

Hi! I've decided to do a Christmas runner for my daughter! I think it will be mostly red+white. Thanks so for sharing,Blessings,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net