Sunday, July 23, 2017

12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop, Day 10!

Hi, all!

What was it Elvis sang about Christmas - I'll have a blue Christmas without you?  Well, it's not like that around here - you guys have been showing up in droves for the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop and I'm so glad!  It's wonderful to hear about what you have found and what inspires you and especially to hear that some of you are following along with the quilt-along!  There's only three more days of the hop, but don't expect all the inspiration to ease up - there's lots more to come!

Today, our bloggers are:

Sunday, July 23rd

Mel's Quilting Blog
Resourceful Momma
Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

Meloney of Mel's Quilting Blog, Mel of Resourceful Momma, and once again our little over-achiever Cheryl of Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting are all here to give us lots more really fun projects and ideas - I can't wait to see what each one has in store for us.  My cup is running over with ideas, but like a glutton, I just want more!!


Remember to leave a comment on each of their posts, and one here too, for four entries in today's giveaway.   You don't want to miss out on the chance to win some of Tula Pink's Holiday Homies, do you?  


Thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Free Spirit Fabrics, I have six jelly rolls, six layer cakes, and a fat quarter bundle to give away!  So go do some blog-hopping!!

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And now for today's step in the Santa's Trip Around the World quilt-along!  It's pretty simple - today you create the last quarter-panel for the quilt!  Follow the instructions you'll find here, and while you're doing that, feast your eyes on these fun gifts for quilters!  You can make or buy them for other quilters in your life, or print out this post and leave it laying around for your husband and kids, with circles around the ones you like!!

Let's start with jewelry...



I love this bobbin necklace with polymer clay "thread"...


And how about this leather "ruler" bracelet?


Do you like to make your own?  I bet you could find all the parts for this at your local Joann's or Hobby Lobby!

Now... how about some useful gadgets?


I love this idea - - - AND I have a spare glasses case in a drawer somewhere!  


And how about this bobbin case - made from a yardstick!  Even if you had to buy a new one, you could age it with olive oil and coffee to get that vintage look...


And check out these adorable pieced refrigerator magnets!  Definitely useful, and a fun way to show off your (tiny) piecing skills!

Do you need small gifts for a quilter's dinner or buffet?  How about these cute fat quarter "cupcakes" in individual cupcake liners... They'd make great place markers, too!


Or as a gift for a quilter in your life, how about a six-pack of fat quarter cupcakes?  Plus it gives you a good excuse to start buying cupcakes at the grocery store so you have a stock of the plastic containers!



 Here's another great idea, one that could be used for a large group too.  And here's a link for the printable to go with that package of M&Ms!



And how about a couple of quilt-y sayings to decorate your sewing space?



You can find the links for these pins and more on my Pinterest board 12DCIJ Pins!

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That's it for today, folks!  Be sure to check out today's blogs and leave comments, and then come back tomorrow as we finally pull all those quarter panels together into a quilt top!!

Hugs!

Sarah

Here are the blogs participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!

Friday, July 14th


Saturday, July 15th


Sunday, July 16th


Monday, July 17th


Tuesday, July 18th


Wednesday, July 19th


Thursday, July 20th


Friday, July 21st


Saturday, July 22nd



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91 comments:

  1. thinking of you up North, with a lot of love and prayers.

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  2. Thank you for the gift ideas, fat quarter cupcakes are fun and easy.

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  3. More great gift ideas, thank you for sharing Sarah.

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  4. Love the fridge magnets, and the yardstick bobbin case! Great ideas!

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  5. This post made me smile! Love the seamstress jewelry and the M & M's and cupcakes are perfect!

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  6. I really love the yardstick bobbin holder. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for old yardsticks now.

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  7. Great gifts! love the magnets

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  8. I meet with a quilty group on Tuesdays. I think I may gift them with some M&M's!
    Debbie
    ollieami@aol.com

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  9. All the gift ideas are great, but the best one is the M&Ms. I think we all need a little "diversion" when we're struggling.

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  10. Thank you again for arranging this blog hop and for sharing all you share.

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  11. I love to repurpose things so the eye glass case idea is perfect. The cupcakes are sweet and easy. I am having so much fun! Thanks.
    Janice.snell@gmail.com

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  12. So many more great ideas! I love the fat quarter cupcakes--so clever!

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  13. The bobbin necklace is adorable. If someone doesn't have skills with polymer clay they could use actual thread and seal it with matte Mod Podge.
    I would wear the leather ruler bracelet. I would want it to be accurate - then I could pop it off and measure things.

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  14. Oh, what a fun post to read through! My favs were the rules for eating M&M's and the Quilter's Rules. Has me chuckling!

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  15. Love all these gift ideas-especially the M & M's, lol! Thank you for the link! Loving this hop, Susan

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  16. I have an empty glasses case, too, that will serve so well for a traveling sewing case! Who woulda thought? So perfect. I also like the quilted refrigerator magnets..so much better than the ugly ones that cover my fridge! Today, Mel's post showed me how to make tissue covers. I need to make a few soon!

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  17. Thanks so much for the great gift ideas. I know a lot of work goes into finding these, so I want to tell you how much I appreciate your work!!

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  18. So many fun ideas -- I love the leather bracelets! And now I want a cupcake to go with my morning coffee!

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  19. I looked the eyeglass case sewing kit and the fat quarter cupcakes. Sew fun!

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  20. The glasses case! Yes, I have a few I can use!! And the bobbin case, too cute.

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  21. Another day of cute ideas. I really love the sewing case in an old glasses case.

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  22. Love the jewelry ideas. The eye glass case idea is awesome too

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  23. Fun gift ideas! I will use the M&M one at our next gathering. Love the eyeglass case too. I know I have one of those somewhere around here. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Really cute ideas for a quilting guild. Thanks for rounding them up. I've seen some before, but it's always nice to be reminded of them. kthurn@bektel.com

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  25. I would have those M&M's gone in a jiffy! What fun ideas!

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  26. I Love these ideas!! The cupcake fat quarters are so cute -- and the sewing kit in the eye glass case -- Again, thanks for sharing great ideas!! IronLftr10@yahoo.com

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  27. You have a lot of great ideas. I am sewing along on my Halloween Trip around the World and will be starting panel 4 today, Can't wait to see it together. Darlene dhoctor@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Such cute and some very useful gifty items! but now I need to go find some M&M's ;-)

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  29. i love the fabric cupcakes, very clever idea.

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  30. I love the idea of using the glasses case for a sewing kit

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  31. I set up a hard eyeglass case up last year for my tatting needles. I used magnets on both sides and it holds my tatting needles and fine crochet needles. I also have room for my scissors, needle threader and thread check!

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  32. I really like the cup cake fat quarters! Gotta remember that one

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  33. Lots of great ideas. I am going to busy in the next few weeks. Merry Christmas!

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  34. Always a pleasure ready your blog. Pretty Please don't take down the quilt instructions Thanks
    Swoot@att.net

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  35. SUCH cute ideas today!! Thanks again for hosting the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop.

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  36. Such great ideas. I love the glasses case sewing kit and the cupcake fat quarters. Those sayings are really great. Thank you.

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  37. What great ideas. I have a couple of glasses cases, not sure why I kept them. Time to use them. Love the cupcake idea...no guilt in these😂😂.

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  38. I finally got on Pinterest (gotta have a way to share baby room ideas with my DIL) so, I saved a few of your ideas.

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  39. All the terrific gift ideas! I like the use of old eyeglass cases as a travel sewing kit. I must have at least 4 sitting in a drawer.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  40. Great gift ideas, thanks! I like the handy sewing kit, the FQ cupcakes and I want one of those bobbin holders for me !

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  41. Thanks for the ideas of quilter gifts! I think I'm going to make some of the magnets for the next retreat I go to. Wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing. sandi1100 at yahoo dot com

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  42. Love the M & Ms! Such wonderful gift ideas. Thank you for sharing what you've found!

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  43. All 3 for day 10 visited and subscribed. Love all your ideas each day. Thanks delissac@hotmail.com

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  44. I love that bobbin necklace! And those fat quarter cupcakes are perfect gifts. And that eyeglass case sewing kit! You come up with the best ideas!

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  45. I love so many of your ideals! I really like the cupcakes!

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  46. Love those little fat quarter cupcakes.

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  47. All wonderful ideas, especially the cupcakes!!

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  48. these are wonderful ideas. I love the necklace. thanks for sharing.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  49. Awesome and useful ideas as always !!!
    Thank you!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  50. Thank you! Love the cute ideas! Now I need to go out and find some yard sticks and tape measures. very enjoyable blog hop, thanks again!

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  51. These are very creative ideas. I have a spare glasses case also... now to find it is the challenge.

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  52. OMG! More fantastic ideas. Now I know what to do with those glass cases. Love the ruler bobbin holder and those jewelry pieces are just so cute, and the magnets, Oh My, what to make!! Thanks a bunch, Sarah! You're fantastic!!

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  53. On my goodness! I've throwing all of my old glass cases away!no more! I must make one of the supply cases for for my vehicles and one for my purse!

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  54. Must make a glasses case sewing kit for a friend who has most everything sewing related. So many neat ideas. Thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas.

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  55. Those plastic cupcake containers for fat quarter gifts is a very good idea--and cute!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  56. Great use of a glasses case. Thanks for all the ideas.

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  57. thank you so much for the wonderful ideas

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  58. More great ideas, I'm enjoying your pinterest board.

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  59. So many cute things! My wish list may be growing...

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  60. Love the quilty gift ideas!

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  61. *Thank you, again, Sarah!!*
    All such wonderful ideas! (And, excited about how the Trip Around the World quilt is progressing!)

    Sarah, know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...
    Blessings...
    Pat T.

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  62. Gorgeous gift ideas and the cupcake fabrics caught my eye,yummiest.Mu wish list is growing.

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  63. You have found such clever things! I just might have to piece some tiny magnets for friends!

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  64. There have been some incredible ideas through this blog hop. thanks so much for organizing!

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  65. Thanks for providing so many ideas and the links for the instructions!

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  66. Love the cupcakes, what a great gift to give to Retreat friends!

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  67. Yet another group of marvelous ideas. Love the fat quarter cupcakes and, of course, the M and M's
    Pat

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  68. so much fun stuff, love the cupcakes

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  69. Oh, I think I like the refrigerator magnets best! And your quilt, of course. The colors look so festive!

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  70. Fun sewing bracelets.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  71. Those tiny quilt magnets and the fat-quarter cupcakes are delightful.

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  72. So many adorable gift ideas but I love the bobbin necklace, so fun.

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  73. Many wonderful ideas - where to begin! If I did all of those that I love, I would never get anything else done

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  74. So many great gifts! I really, really like (and want) the bobbin jewelry.

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  75. I am enjoying this blog hop so much! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  76. Thanks for hosting this blog hop. I have gotten so many great ideas.

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  77. HOW CUTE NOW I HAVE TO SAVE CUPCAKE CONTAINERS READINGTIRZAH AT YAHOO.COM

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  78. OMG, there are so many cute ideas. I love the bobbin necklace and the leather ruler bracelet.

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  79. I love the eyeglass case idea. I so need to find a couple cases.

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  80. Those fat quarter cupcakes are super cute.

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  81. Just could gaze at your Christmas fabrics forever. :-) Love love that mug!!!

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  82. What a great post--so many clever ideas! That bobbin necklace caught my eye; I might have to try making one.

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  83. Love the jewelry. Any of them would make great Christmas gifts for my quilter friends. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. cute ideas -- not sure about the belt idea since I have gained weight:) Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  85. Great ideas-- I would love to gift my sister some fabric in those cupcakes!

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  86. The fabric cupcakes are cute! Time to hit up my LQS to be prepared for when I need to do one of these. Thank you for sharing!

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