Christmas in July Blog Hop

by | Jul 23, 2018 | 97 comments

Christmas in July Blog Hop AND a Giveaway!!

Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop, hosted by Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Thank you, Sarah! I have really enjoyed seeing what all the bloggers have created. Our summer has been so hot and humid (highs in the 90’s with feels like temps well over 100!) that thinking of Christmas and cooler weather has been a welcome change. Hopefully all the ideas will get us started on our Christmas projects. I NEVER seem to get mine started early, so this was my incentive!

I have created a pieced and appliqued table runner for you! This runner includes two pieced blocks that look like peppermint candies and three appliqued blocks consisting of a stocking, a Christmas tree, and Rudolph! So without further adieu, here is the picture.

And some alternative colorways here:

Unfortunately, I do not have it quilted yet, as I have a customer’s large quilt on Ms. Mattie, and she is not playing nicely at the moment. However, here is a photo of my flimsy!

It’s hard to see in this picture, but I love shiny, so I used Michael Miller’s Fairy Frost for the red and green pinwheel peppermint candy blocks, and a metallic white snowflake fabric for the background. I forgot to add the corner holly and leaves before I took this picture, so those will be added before the quilting takes place. The border fabric is actually crimson with gold metallic flecks. I apologize for the picture. I will take a better pic with the good camera when I get it quilted. In the meantime, I have completed (I think!) the pattern write up, and you can receive it free of charge until the end of the month. Just subscribe to my blog through the Rafflecopter form (if you are entering the give away) and leave a comment below. If you are already a subscriber, leave me a comment and I will email you the pattern. For those who are no-reply, please leave your email address along with your comment.

I promised a giveaway and here it is — a cute bundle of eight Christmas fat quarters!!

Sorry – this giveaway has ended!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please take some time and visit the other bloggers in the hop. Many are giving away prizes as well! Here is the complete list! It’s not too late to go back and check them all out!


Saturday, July 14th


Sunday, July 15th


Monday, July 16th

Jamie @ L’Fair Quilts


Tuesday, July 17th

Sharon @ Vrooman’s Quilts

Mary @ Made by Marney


Wednesday, July 18th


Thursday, July 19th

Danice @ Homespun Hannah


Friday, July 20th


Saturday, July 21st

Marian @ Seams To Be Sew


Sunday, July 22nd

Anja @ Anja Quilts

Moira @ Quilted Snail


Monday, July 23rd


Tuesday, July 24th

Summer @ Summer Lee Quilts


Wednesday, July 25th

Susan @ Quilt Fabrication

Brandy @ Pampered Pettit


So, have you started your Christmas stitching yet??? Inquiring minds want to know!!

I answer all comments via email. Please spread the love about my blog!


  1. Carol W

    Our family has loved Bacar and Father Christmas ever since the kids were little.

  2. Susan

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas creativity. Just watched “Christmas Vacation” (one of my favorite movies) last week.

  3. Michele T

    I love all the classic Christmas movies like Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, and then the newer classics like Home Alone, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Polar Bear Express…. I watch them all over the holidays!!

  4. Anne Haun

    I love the movie White Christmas – thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Jan Snell

    Your table runner is adorable. Last year you introduced me to microwave bowl cozies during the blog hop. Thank you! I have made several and used them as birthday or hostess gifts throughout the year. I have checked in regularly but not subscribed until today. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anita L Jackson

    Christmas Vacation! I have to watch it every year! so it must be my favorite Christmas themed movie. And that fabric up for give-away…It is so Lush, soft and the person that wins is going to adore it! I purchased the big Santa from that line and he is the cutest! Thanks for sharing your pattern as well. Have a blessed Day!

  7. Moira

    Very cute tablerunner. I love all of the older versions of a Christmas Carol – and own three of them that I’ll watch any time of the year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Liz Horgan

    It’s A Wonderful Life!

  9. Darlene

    Great runner. Llike the color options

  10. Meloney Funk

    What a fun table topper. I need to add this to my list of things to do.

  11. Louise

    Super cute table runner! I like shiny fabrics, too, especially for the holidays 🙂 My favorite Christmas movie is the Charlie Brown Christmas. The music by the Vince Garaldi (sp?) trio has always been my holiday soundtrack!

  12. Nancy

    I guess I would have to say my favorite Christmas movie would be Miracle on 34th Street. I watch it each year.

  13. Jayne P

    We always enjoy watching Home Alone

  14. Joanna Perry

    This movie is usually shown at Thanksgiving, but since it’s about Santa Claus I think it qualifies: Miracle on 34th Street. I love it. Your runner is very sweet and well done. thanks.

  15. Lori Smanski

    your table runner is wonderful. i love the sparkles that are in it. makes it cheery and bright. thank you for sharing your pattern. I think my favorite christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street.

  16. The Joyful Quilter

    Rafflecopter and I are not friends. For some reason, it won’t let me sign up for a chance to win. Thanks for offering a giveaway during the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop!!

  17. Wendy

    What a cute mini! I love the reindeer!

  18. Barb K.

    Cute tablerunner–I like your color choices! I am signing up for your newsletter.

  19. carolyn montgomery

    very cute, my grandson would love this for Christmas.

  20. Janet T

    “You are going to shoot your eye out!” Funny movie.

  21. Kathy E.

    Ms. Mattie better get her threads straightened out so you can finish your Christmas project! 🙂 We always get laughs out of watching Christmas Vacation…never fails to entertain us! Good for you for getting a wonderful head start on your projects!

  22. Pam Schwarze

    I love tablerunners and placemats. My Daughter asks for these every Christmas. Thanks for your giveaway.

  23. Dawn F.

    I have always liked Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer. It is a classic and I used to watch it every year with my mom.

  24. Sandi

    Your table runner is adorable! It is going on my list of things to make. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Nancy

    I just love It’s a Wonderful life!! Your table runner ideas are just delightful. Thanks so much for sharing the ideas, and the great giveaway!!

  26. Sharon Aurora

    I love your table runner! Thanks so much for the pattern offer. My favorite Christmas movie is It’s a Wonderful Life.

  27. Sharon Tucker

    That table runner is just so cute!!

  28. Nancy A

    I still love “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

  29. Lori Morton

    Around here, fave Christmas Movie is the Muppets Christmas Carol!! lol (But we do looove many more Christmas movies too… Thank you for chance to win your Christmas give-a-way! 😀

  30. Kathy h

    Our favorite Christmas movie is white Christmas. We always watch it on a snow day around Christmas.

  31. Kathie L

    I always watch It’s a Wonderful Life, because, of course, it is.

  32. Meredith

    Love your gorgeous pattern! White Christmas is always a great Christmas Day movie.

  33. Barbara N

    The original Miracle on 34th Street is my all-time favorite! We used to watch it with my mom 🙂

  34. selina

    Lovely runner, great design. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  35. Barbara N

    Oops – I was also going to mention how nice it was of you to create a table runner template for those who’d like to make one themselves! Thank you!

  36. Lois .

    Thank you for cute tablerunner.
    Enjoy watching The Christmas Story.
    Looking forward to making this for my daughter.

  37. Joyce Carter

    Your table runner is sooo cute.
    My favorite Christmas movie is “When Angels come to Town” Thank you for the giveaway.

  38. Lois W

    Thank you for cute tablerunner/pattern. Looking forward to making for daughter.
    Always enjoy The Christmas Story.

  39. Mary Twombly

    Enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks for the great ideas!

  40. Anja Clyke

    I love Fairy Frost, only recently discovered it. Your table runner is awesome. Well done.

  41. Judith

    The Christmas Table Runner looks awesome… I would love to try it out

  42. Sarah Craig

    I live Christmas with the Kranks!

  43. apple blossom

    White Christmas

  44. Mary Hertel

    Fave movie…While You Were Sleeping.

  45. Lynn Hansen

    It’s a Wonderful Life

  46. Anna brown

    Hands down its Hallmark the movie is called Fallen Angel next in line is the letter which I believe is Hallmark 2….

  47. Susan Shaw

    I love the animated movie Nestor. It is about a long-eared donkey whom no one loves. In other words, he is an outcast. Of course, he becomes the hero of the story as he is the donkey that takes Mary to Bethlehem so she can have baby Jesus there. It is a tear jerker.

  48. Melody Lutz

    I love White Christmas. I often watch it on the summer-when it’s really hot, here in Southern California, to cool off!

  49. Brenda Estes

    I love the table runner. Would you please send me the pattern. Thank you.

    • Brenda Estes

      I received the pattern when I signed up. Thank you.

  50. Darlene

    Thank you for sharing your festive table runner, love it!

  51. Susan

    Your table runner is adorable, and very possible to do several before Christmas for gifts! Thanks for showing it in different colorways, too, because that helps get the imagination rolling. I’m going to follow you on IG, and if you have a follow by e-mail on here, I’ll follow the blog, too. Thanks for the cute bundle giveaway. Those are adorable Christmas fabrics.

  52. CJ

    Cute table runner. The Christmas fabrics are adorable!

  53. Jan N.

    Very cool and whimsical table runner. My family’s favorite Christmas movie is Elf.

  54. Theresa Taylor

    I always watch Miracle on 34th street every year.

  55. Shirley Clark

    I love so many of the Hallmark movies, but one of my favorites is “The Bridge”. The male star, Wyatt Nash, is married to the daughter of a good friend.

    • Shirley Clark

      I’m already getting emails from your blog.

  56. Suzette

    Your runner is very cute!

  57. Beth T.

    “Holiday Inn” is my favorite Christmas movie; it has been, since I was a little girl.

  58. Jocelyn

    I enjoy watching Elf every year.

  59. Karrin Hurd

    Love the Table runner. My favorite Christmas movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life”

  60. Lynnette Lamance

    That sure is a cute table runner

  61. Christi

    I like watching all of them but I suppose White Christmas and Charlie Brown are always my favorites.

  62. Lynnette Lamance

    My favorite Christmas movie is one called Three Days

  63. Danice

    Adorable table runner. I love the many colorways.

  64. Betsy Lewis

    The polar express

  65. Sandra Jantzi

    My favorite Christmas move is definitely “Elf”. He makes me laugh every time! Your table runner is perfect for a co-worker gift, thank you for sharing.

  66. Susan Riley

    Thank you for creating your table runner for us all! First timer to Christmas in July…
    My favorite Christmas flics are
    White Christmas & an annual view for tradition of Love Actually (some xmas in there!)

  67. Toni Vitrano

    What a fun Christmas pattern. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  68. Joyce Mullis

    Such a cute table runner! Thank you for the giveaway.

  69. Antoinette Vitrano

    My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation 🙂

  70. Karen Addleman

    I have to watch White Christmas every year.

  71. JUDY

    This a is so cute!! Love it!

  72. Janet Mikes

    I like Miracle on 34th Street. Your table runner is very cute.

  73. Sandi

    I subscribed to your email list and look forward to getting a copy of your Christmas table runner.

  74. Terri SantaColoma


  75. Deborah Meyer

    Very pretty, love the bright colors. Tablerunners are my favorite thing to quilt!! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!

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

    My favorite Christmas movie is Home Alone. I remember watching it often with my kids. It was a family tradition for many years to watch it together.

  77. Tu-Na Quilts

    I already am a subscriber but would love a pattern for that super cute and festive table runner. Thanks.

  78. Deb F

    Thank you for sharing the cute pattern and the chance to win.

  79. Deb F

    The tablerunner is very festive. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

  80. Patty

    Love this table runner. Very cute idea! Was not a subscriber but will be today.

  81. Patti

    I love the original Miracle on 34th Street! You’ve created an adorable tablerunner, I’ll definitely be making this!

  82. Susan

    Adorable runner! A Christmas Story, hands down favorite!

  83. Eileen Conklin

    I still enjoy the Miracle on 34th Street movie. What a classic! And what a cure table runner. I will definitely try this one when I get the pattern. Thanks.

  84. dreamworthyquilts

    I absolutely love your table runner. The pinwills really do look like candy.

    Your fabric give away is adorable! Please enter me.

  85. Vicki H

    I watch the Christmas Story every year.

  86. Sandy K

    My favorite is It’s a Wonderful Life.

  87. bea

    cute runner

  88. Sandra Walker

    That is such a cute runner! I love fairy frost so I can’t imagine how pretty it looks using it. 🙂

  89. Dione Gardner-Stephen

    I am glad that I am not the only one who thinks that red and green pinwheels are like peppermint candies. 🙂 Really cute project Brenda.

  90. Christina

    What a cute and unique table runner you have created! I love the three wonderful appliqué characters you have created. I have not started on my Christmas sewing yet, I hope to start at the end of the month. Thank you for sharing a wonderful project and participating in the blog hop!

  91. Mary Service

    May I please have the runner pattern? I know several that would love to have one for Christmas- including me! Guess I’d best find some Christmas music and get busy. Thanks much!



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