Christmas RAPPing… plus Giveaway

Christmas… are you for real, its not even the middle of May!! Stick with me though, you are going to like this post, plus there is a giveaway which shouldn’t be missed – be in with a chance of winning 9 Island Batik FQ’s and 3 Aurifil spools of thread to 2 lucky winner…

So why Christmas… its Margaret Willingham and Nan Baker new book of course, a book packed full of beautiful Reverse Applique & Paper Piecing projects


“The patterns in this book reflect the individual styles of both Nan and Margaret blended together to create gorgeous quilts for the Christmas season celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Some are very elegant while others are whimsical. The 20 +projects vary in size from table runners to wall hangings to full size quilts and even Christmas tree decorations.


There are multiple quilt size options and alternative color variations. Because they could be for all seasons! The variety of designs all include the unique Star patterns found throughout the book. Two projects,Christmas is Coming and Miracle at the Manger,are interactive quilts that help children, young and old, countdown to Christmas Day with excited anticipation! There is something for everyone.


All the designs feature Reverse Applique by hand or machine and Paper Piecing so quilters can learn new techniques using the book’s easier, more streamlined methods. Great for quilters to develop and grow their skills, and great for classes in shops. We hope that quilters of all abilities will enjoy making these gorgeous quilts to celebrate the Christmas season,and that they will become Christmas favorites and family heirlooms”

The book is available to purchase NOW!!

I made my block using some Island Batik pieces I had in my stash, its a 12″ x 12″ block using Paper Piecing – perfect for some Christmas place mats


Quilted using the luscious Vlieseline Cotton batting



Now before I go I must tell you about the giveaway being hosted by Margaret and Nan


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21 thoughts on “Christmas RAPPing… plus Giveaway

  1. I don’t start sewing Christmas projects usually until after Thanksgiving–small ones anyway–a quilt might be started anytime during the year.

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  2. I always mean to start very early, but then time flies and by October, I’m starting to feel pressured and in November I’m panicking. Love your placemats..

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  3. I always seem to leave Christmas projects until late November /early December. But this really puts me under pressure. This year hoping to start earlier 💕

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  4. Ohhhhh…Love it idea of using them for placemats! Yet another creative way to use the patterns in this fabulous book. Hey, I can come over for dinner anytime if you have a placemat for me! LOL!!! Beautiful job!

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  5. I start on Christmas projects whenever the mood strikes me!! I have a new pattern for a table topper that I’m itching to try, so I’ll probably start in May or June this year!

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