Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STBS Christmas Caroling Row Along and Give Away

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Welcome to the Christmas Caroling Row Along!

When I heard this year’s hop theme I knew I had to join!!!
I love all types of Christmas music. When radio stations decided to start dedicating the entire month to playing Christmas music it was like winning the lottery. Of course my holiday isn’t complete until I hear “Snoopy’s Christmas” by the Royal Guardsmen at least once.

Trivia Tidbit…Did you know I’m a Christmas Carol? That’s right…my birthday is Christmas Day and I’m a Carol. ROFL.

Can you guess the song I picked for my first row?

rockin row

Did you guess Rockin Around the Christmas Tree?
That was an easy one!

Those rockin little elves with an Elvis vibe were designed by my daughter.

Finished row size is  12” x 30”

Download the FREE row from my Craftsy shop HERE.



Background fabric for this row is Northcott’s Best Tree on the Lot collection,
sku# 21763-63

A huge THANK YOU to Northcott for generously providing all the designers in this hop, and there are a lot of us, with their row fabrics. Be sure to thank all our sponsors for making fun events like this possible for you.


Helpful Tips

The pattern includes placement guides for the elves. I suggest sliding it under an applique pressing sheet. That way you can pre-fuse your elves into one unit which makes placing them on the block much easier.



You can use applique or substitute buttons to decorate your tree.

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree - FunThreads Designs

Stop back on the 27th for my second row.
But brush up on your Christmas songs it won’t be an easy oneSmile

Give Away #1

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Northcott 1 FQ Bundles 2yds total
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Give Away #3

Calibre Art 24” x 36” Mat
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Guidelines and Rules provided by Seams to Be Sew for give aways. Please take the time to read it.

  • Give away is for a Martelli Rotary Cutter and 5 Blade Pack to one winner chosen at random.
  • Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day. There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.
  • You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways. Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.
  • I will start announcing winners on September 12, 2017, and finish announcing winners on October 12, 2017. In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their
  • Winner picked at random via Rafflecopter at the end of the day September 18, . Winner will receive notification via email. You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.
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  • With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.
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  • Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year
    in some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways. I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only. If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping
  • All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.
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  • Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.
  • Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven't received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.
  • Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn't read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.

    Please visit all the wonderful blogger/designers
    Some rows will only be FREE during it’s featured post time.

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Quilting Affection
    Any Pattern
    Just Let Me Quilt
    Quilt In Piece
    Kissed Quilts

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Daydreams of Quilts
Seams To Be Sew
Be A Quilter
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Fun Threads

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Masterpiece Quilting
Sugarlane Designs
Happy Sewing Room

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Barbara Dieges
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Quilted Snail
Ms. P. Designs USA   (sponsored by Just Let Me Quilt)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Jaded Spade Creations
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
UlaSewing / SzycieUli
From Blank Pages

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Martina Latimer
Quilt Fabrication
Patchwork Breeze
Patti’s Patchwork
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante  (sponsored byQuilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mountain Meadow Designs
Quilt Art
Made By Marney
Renee’s Quilting Addiction

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
MaryMack’s Blog
Kathys Kwilts and More
Pamela Quilts
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Heleen Pinkster

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Seams To Be Sew
A Dream and A Stitch
Upstairs Hobby Room
Words & Stitches


GranChris said...

I love your Rockin!

Marian said...

Sun a fun row and a talented daughter and of course, I do enjoy the carols on the radio, but I admit, my tv is usually on 24/7 with Christmas movies in December also... :)

Unknown said...

My mother in law is going to love this row!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the elves! Thank you.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a clever and fun row! Great job!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... cute!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... cute!!!

Liz Horgan said...

I think I'm going to have this song in my head all day!! Thanks for the row!

Allison said...

I love the tree! Using the buttons for ornaments was a great ideea.

Joyce Carter said...

Love your row! I can see the little elves swinging their hips. LOL
Thank you for the pattern.

Linda Williamson said...

Your rockin elves are adorable. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Deb M said...

That tree just lends itself to a variety of embellishments!!! Fun!

Nancy L said...

I love your button trimmed trea!! This is so cute!!

Nancy L said...

I love your button trimmed tree!! This is so cute!!

Monica said...

I didn't guess Rocking Around the Christmas tree. I kept trying to think of an Elf song.

Carla said...

Your row is too fun. Love it. Thank you for the free pattern!

Brandy said...

Oh my goodness, love it! The music notes and the sunglasses are seriously awesome.


Jackie said...

Great row! Love the elves! Thank you for the pattern....

Jackie said...

Thank you for the fun row!

Needled Mom said...

That is adorable. Love the buttons on the tree too.

ACOlive said...

This is so cute!

beaquilter said...

you always make great rows!! fun fun

Rebecca said...

I have been looking forward to this project for a couple of months now!!!! Thanks

Sharon said...

Fun row! The little elves are really rockin'.

L said...

Love your row!!

Calicojoan said...

This is so fun. I hear that foot stompin, hands clapping music running thru my head right now! :-)

works4me said...

That is a fabulous and fun row. Thank you.

ShirleyC said...

What a happy song! You did a great job!

Nina said...

cute row! thank you!

Thunderfan said...

Oh, that is such a great idea! I always think of the Hall & Oates version so maybe would need to give one blonde hair and the other a mustache, hahaha

Sewgirl said...

You were very creative with your it! Thanks for sharing the pattern too!

Unknown said...

Love your Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. This will be a fun pattern to hang by my tree this year. Thank you

mumbird3 said...

I love Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - very cute!! Thanks for sharing!!! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

Jayne said...

Another great row. Thank you for sharing your ideas and thank you to sponsors who have been so generous

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute row, Elves having a party.

Lisa Marie said...

Such a cute Christmas pattern, thanks!

Angie said...

Sure cute elves! Awesome row!!

Nancy A: said...

love your row!

Kathleen Trail said...

Cute row! Thanks for the added tips!

wendy said...

Elves are a favorite of mine any time of the year! These are very cute, thank you!

Mary Ellen said...

Cute Row your Elves remind me of Elvis with those dark glasses.

Sandi1100 said...

Wonderful row! I might make that for my Dec. wall hanging for my mother's room. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi1100 said...

Wonderful row! I may make it for my December wall hanging for my mother's room. Thanks for sharing.

Cecilia said...

I love your row! It's too cute!

Seacoast Quilter said...

A great choice of song, and I love the row! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that is too adorably cute! Your daughter is so talented. I like your Santas and your song!

Tina said...

Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing! tljeo at yahoo dot com

LOIS W said...

Love this row! great idea.

Susan said...

Your row goes well with Quilting in the Sticks row. I bet your were your mom's favorite Christmas present.

Anonymous said...

Love the rock'n elves. thanks for sharing.

Betsy said...

I love your block. Would also look nice as a wall hanging or table runner

Kim said...

This is so cute! Love those elves.

JANET said...

That is such a cute block! Thanks for sharing.

BarefootThunder said...

Merry Christmas ! and thank you for the wonderful row !!

@lutzcats said...

Super festive and fun row! Thanks for sharing your time and talents too. lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kathy E. said...

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree is o ne of those songs I'll always remember from hearing at school holiday concerts! I think it's a "given" anymore with schools, but it's always so well loved! Your row shows off the spirit of the song very well!

Susan said...

What a cute block!

Chelsea said...

Adorable row! I love the elves!

teachpany said...

Love this! It really represents the carol with such a fun design.

Heleen Pinkster said...

Such a cute row! I'm almost swinging too.

Marti Morgan said...

Had to go to the link and listen to this song - it always brings a smile to my face. Your daughter did a great job - she must be an artist

BunnyeB said...

Thanks so much for the tiny Elvis elves. They are sooooo cute.

Renee said...

Your block is absolutely adorable! What a fun row to match a fun song. Thank you! Your daughter did an amazing job with the elves.

Pam McDonald said...

Now I have that song in my head! LOL I also love that you are a Christmas Carol. My hubs was born in Christmas Eve. Great pattern. I hope you do Snoopy also!

Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats said...

Really cute row! Thanks for the pattern.

Teatime Creations said...

Sweet row especially the elves.

sam said...

Such a cute row. My sister is a big elvis fan. she will love this.

bdieges said...

So cute, love elves!

Diane Beavers said...

Hi "Christmas Carol"
Love the Elvis elves......thank you for all your tips and great pics as I'm quite new to Applique. Thank you for participating and inspiring us here in blog land.


Terri M. said...

Thank you for designing Elvis Elves Rocking Around the Christmas Tree. You created a great memory with your daughter allowing us to create great memories for our families & friends. Enjoy a blessed Christmas 2017!

Terri M. said...

Thank you for designing Elvis Elves Rocking Around the Christmas Tree. You created a great memory with your daughter allowing us to create great memories for our families & friends. Enjoy a blessed Christmas 2017!

Sally said...

this is darling! thanks for pattern.

Sally said...

Great row, many thanks

Carol S. said...

This was one of my favorite it!

ytsmom said...

Very Cute row!

Pamela said...

What fun! Your creations are delightful!

Pamela said...

What fun! Your creations are delightful!

Janis said...

Love your Elvis elves!!!!

Janarama said...

Such a fun, whimsical and rockin' row!

apple blossom said...

love your rockin' elves. nice

Karen said...

Just watched the Martelli cutter video--what a great new approach to cutting. Thanks so much!

Karen said...

Adorable! And so many teeny, tiny pieces :)

quilter said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing!

VA said...

Love the row! Can't wait to guess what the next Christmas carol will be!

VA said...

Very nice row! I can't wait to guess what the next Christmas song will be!

Wendyb said...

what cute little elves and love your tip!

PuppyPaws said...

After looking at all these rows can't wait until they start playing Christmas songs on the radio

Carol W said...

So fun to see the rows.

Susan L. said...

Love it!