Monday, November 28, 2011

Sewing Christmas Giveaway!


I decided to combine this month's "Sewing Christmas" and my 600th post celebration into a giveaway!  Thank you to all of you who have joined me in the monthly sewing for Christmas and have linked your wonderful creations to my blog.  So what's the giveaway you ask?

31 - 8x8 squares of novelty Christmas fabric (all with a retro feel)
5 - 20ish" x 45" pieces of additional novelty Christmas fabric (yes, with a retro feel)
1 - "Get red, red, ready for Christmas" book by Natalie Ross
and some additional surprise goodies from me!

To enter, leave me a comment on this post by midnight December 1.  Tell me your favorite Christmas carol.  My international readers are included as well!  To see what I have created with this fabric, click on my flickr photos.  I used it to make a throw size quilt using a snowball block.  For additional inspiration, see this quilt below...




Next month, on the third Monday, we will have our final "Sewing Christmas".  Thank you for joining me through 600 posts and being such a wonderful part of my day!

Many blessings,

128 comments:

  1. how sweet! my favorite christmas carol is either "o holy night" or "o come, emmanuel". at our christmas wedding, my husband and i took communion together to the latter.

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  2. My favourite is "O Holy Night" hands down. Thanks

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  3. Oh I love the fabric! My sissy would have to help me make something. My favorite is Silent Night.

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  4. Oh what sweet fabrics! I would love to win! Tfor the chance, Rene!

    Silent Night is my favorite! I remember gettign goose bumbs big time when I sang this as a little girl. :)

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  5. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway. My favorite is Joy to the World.

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  6. My favorite Christmas Carol is "The
    Christmas Song". Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Hard to say my favorite, Little drummer boy", "We three kings", But, who dosn't love to belt out
    "O Holy Nite"
    Keeping Jesus in MY Christmas SEason..!!

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  8. How very nice! I just found your blog...hopped over from a Bee in my bonnet! I love Silver Bells. I already have the music on my piano! Thanks! ♥

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  9. Love the quilt..very nice and vintage looking. My favorite Christmas carol is "The First Noel"

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  10. Simply Beautiful vintage fabrics!White Christmas sang by Bing is my very favirote Christmas song!

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  11. O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas carol!
    thanks for the give away...love the fabrics!

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  12. Wow, it's hard to pick just one song. There are so many great carols that bring back welcome childhood memories. My favorite Christmas carols are Silent Night and White Christmas.

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  13. My favorite Christmas song is What Child is This.

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  14. My favorite carol is Away in A manger. A Christmas in red..love the old fabric look.

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  15. I adore this sweet book although I find the patterns a bit complicated for me. I have to admit there is nothing better than Judy Garland clad in technicolor red velvet singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas...gets me every time. Your quilt is gorgeous...smiles...Renee

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  16. THANK YOU FOR THIS GIVEAWAY!
    MY FAVORITE CAROL IS "HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING"!

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  17. Oh fun...away in a manger is my favorite. It would be so fun to win..

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  18. Cute! I have two favorites: O Holy Night and O Come O Come Emmanuel!

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  19. It's a tie--I love "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Still, Still, Still," and really can't choose one above the other. How nice that you managed some Christmas themed quilting.

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  20. The fabrics are adorable! What a beautiful giveaway. My favorite Christmas carol is Oh Holy Night.

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  21. Love the retro fabrics! Joy to the World is one of my favorite carols.

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  22. There are so many Christmas Carols I love, but a few of my favorites are O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, and King of Glory.

    Thanks for the giveaway! These fabrics would be so fun to sew with! :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  23. My favorite Christmas carol is "O Holy Night."

    Other favorites include anything from Handel's Messiah (the Christmas portion) and Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors".

    Thanks for offering this giveaway-sounds fabulous!!

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  24. Hi Renee.
    You are so sweet to share your precious goodies with us. I am sorry to have only been able to post a few times, but have really enjoyed seeing your beautiful projects.
    There are so many special Christmas songs ... it is hard to pick just one. :0) I cant help but ponder the amazing song the angels were singing while Jesus was taking His first breaths. The shepherds were so blessed to hear it. :0)

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  25. Congrats on the 600 posts!! That's awesome. Great fabric, would love to win!

    It's a toss up between Silent Night and O Holy Night...

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  26. I would have to say that my favorite is "O Holy Night". I love it when my Sunday School class sings "Away in a Manger" too. What a fun giveaway.

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  27. oh! lovely giveaway!
    Unfortunately, I've just sung the carols once.It was last Christmas in England. It was wonderful time, but I do not remember the names. My english family is very musical and knows a lot of them, so some of them were really nice) maybe "What Christmas Means to me" I like the most.

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  28. I love "Mary Did You Know" so touching! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Silent Night! And I'm not so silent about the lovely retro fabric! Thank you!

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  30. My favorite Christmas Carol is "A Carol of Christmas" by Henry Mancini.

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  31. What a lovely give away. My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night. So peaceful and relaxing.

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  32. Congratulations on 600 posts!! And thanks for such a fun and generous giveaway. I love many Christmas songs, but one of them is Silent Night.

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  33. Wow! 600 posts - that's awesome! Congratulations. Well, I think "We Three Kings" is my favorite, but I like "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" because everyone knows the words to it and are always happy to join in! Thanks!

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  34. My daughter's middle name is Noelle, so guess what is my favorite Christmas carol! My email is dianagashwiler at hotmail dot com Love your blog! Wish I could subscribe by email.

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  35. Congratulations on 600 posts! What a sweet giveaway! Thank you for the fun! As for favorite Christmas Carol, gosh it is hard to choose one! Today I've been singing Its Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!' ;-)

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  36. My favorite is Silent Night. Beautiful quilt!

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  37. My favortie christmas is carol is "Glade jul - dejlige jul" - Silent Night Holy Night.

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  38. Silent night is my favourite carol.

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  39. another one for "Oh Holy night" but also "Away in a manger" when it is sung by children (those cute off-key voices) LOVE it!

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  40. Jingle Bells is my favourite I like it on in the kitchen when I am doing the Christmas dinner.

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  41. Silent Night is my favorite Christmas carol! Thanks for such a great giveaway and a chance to win!

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  42. My carol favorite is silent night.
    njerijacquline@yahoo.com

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  43. What a sweet giveaway, thanks for your generosity. My favorite Christmas Carol is "What Child is This".

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  44. I love 'Oh little town of Bethlehem'
    Thank you

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  45. So hard to pick just one, but lately I'm stuck on Santa Baby, I know silly, but it's upbeat and fun! I'd love to win some new Christmas fabric!

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  46. Little Drummer Boy that's my favourite. Happy to find your blog and thanks for a chance in your giveaway.

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  47. Congratulations, Renee! 600 posts is so much creative goodness!! Thanks for all you do.
    My favorite carol is "O Holy Night" and the version by Celine is so pretty.
    Thanks for the chance to win your goodies!! Happy Monday, Val

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  48. my favorite has always been "deck the halls". brings back cherished memories.

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  49. My favorite Christmas carol is "Silver Bells". I remember my aunt playing the piano and all the family singing when we would all be at my grandma's house for Christmas. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  50. Away in a Manger and Joy to the World are my favorite Christmas Carols. I LOVE that fabric, thank you for the chance to win.
    missysaprons@yahoo.com

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  51. I have so many favorite Christmas carols, so it is difficult to choose just one. I guess it's a toss up between "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear". Wishing you a blessed Advent.

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the song "Hark the Herald."

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  53. My favorite christmas carol is Little Drummer Boy. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cute fabric!

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  54. Congrats on 600 posts ... just wonderful! My favorite Christmas carol is "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" as sung by Bryan Duncan, so beautiful! However, my most favorite Christmas album is Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi. I absolutely adore those retro Christmas fabrics .. and love the inspiration quilt you show.

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  55. O Holy Night is one of my favorites...it seems to be popular here as well. Thanks for the chance!

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  56. Oh what fun! My two favorites are Mary, Did You Know and What Child is This. Love love love them both and I cry when I hear them.

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  57. O Holy Night is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win

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  58. Love retro!! My all time favorite Christmas carol is The Little Drummer Boy! Thanks!

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  59. What a great collection of fabrics!! My favorite Christmas carol would be Silent Night. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  60. My favorite is Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

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  61. CONGRATS on 600 posts! My favorite Christmas carol is -- oh, dear, not easy -- O Come All Ye Faithful.

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  62. i love red and i love retro! the giveaway is perfect for me. my favorite carol is "O Holy Night". thanks so much!

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  63. My favorite Christmas Carol is "Away In A Manger". My husband and I were saved when our two oldest girls were 5 and 3. At our first Christmas celebration at Church the children, including mine, sang "Away In A Manger". Such a sweet memory...celebrating the real meaning of Christmas.

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  64. My favorite Christmas carol is O Holy Night. My husband sings it as a solo every year, and it always brings such reverence to my heart! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

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  65. O Little Town of Bethlehem! I had the most amazing opportunity this year to go to Israel and actually stood on the hill where this song was dreamed up....looking down on Bethlehem was something I'll never forget. blessings, marlene

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  66. I love what you've created with that sweet retro Christmas fabric. My favorite carol? That's SO hard. I think, perhaps, O Come All Ye Faithful, but... oh dear. The truth is that whenever I hear a carol(or sing one) with an old fashioned harmony... I love them all! I do!
    - sunshdws@yahoo.com

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  67. My favorite would be "Joy To The World". It's just so uplifting and happy. Those retro prints are just so cute! Sue H

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  68. Oh gosh, Pavarotti singing O Holy Night...and, while not a carol, a favorite at Christmas is Judy Garland singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas...and that wonderful song that so reflects our military away from home - "I'll be Home For Christmas". VermontPines@aol.com

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  69. What a great giveaway. I think my new favorite is called "A Baby Changes Everything" by Faith Hill. I love the words. I think if you google it, you can watch her sing it on You Tube.
    Blessings
    maggie

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  70. I love the throw.

    Silent Night


    and

    The Little Drummer Boy

    (I have 2)

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  71. My very favorite Christmas Carol is...."Count Your Blessings. Whenever I here is, I have visions of the introduction of the movie "White Christmas", and it takes me way back to when I grew up in the 60's and spent Christmas Eve with my Family and favorite spinster Aunt. Every Christmas Eve, after dinner my dad would drive us around to look at Christmas Lights. Thank you, for bringing back fond memorie's for me. God Bless.

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  72. Thank you for a wonderful blog and the giveaway! Love those vintage reds. "Oh Holy Night" is my favorite Christmas carol.

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  73. My favorite is Once in Royal David's City...love that song because we always sing it at Lessons & Carols service.

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  74. I have wonderful memories of my mother playing O Holy Night on the piano and singing along with her. That will always be my favorite.
    Christmas Blessings to you!

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  75. My favorite is Angels We Have Heard on High.

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  76. My favorite chrictmas carol is Silent Night and White Christmas.

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  77. I just love the giveaways!! So nice of you! There are soo many good carols... mine probably would be O Holy Night or White Christmas :) Thanks

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  78. What an awesome giveaway! So generous of you! Thanks so much! Please pick my name! :) My favorite carol is Silent Night! :)

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  79. That fabric is gorgeous!
    Thanks for the chance to win this.

    My favorite carol is Josh Groban's version of O Holy Night. I always crank up the radio and sing along when I'm in my car!

    Blessings

    Linda

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  80. I love Silent night. Thanks for the chance to win. Jodi
    JBuckmister@q.com

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  81. My favorite Christmas Carol is White Christmas. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  82. Congratulations on your 600th post!! Wow that is great!

    I have so many favorites, but the one that pops into my head at the moment is a hymn..."O Holy Night"
    Does that count?

    Those fabrics are so darned cute!

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  83. Oh my goodness, I love Christmas carols, I keep several CD's in my car to enjoy!! I have to say "O Holy Night" is my all time favorite!
    Thanks for your blog, sewing ideas, and Christmas fun!

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  84. What a nice give away! I love the fabrics and love what you created with them.

    My favorite Christmas carol is "O, Come Let us Adore Him." I even sing it at other times beside Christmas.

    Anyway, I enjoy your blog very much. It is always uplifting and encouraging.

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  85. Love the fabric. Like so many others my fav Christmas carol is silent night.

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  86. Silent Night is my favorite Christmas hymn. Thank you for the lovely giveaway prize.

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  87. Oh, those are the dearest prints! Just fabulous!
    I adore all Christmas music and am hard pressed to choose a favorite, but a few years back one of my daughter's friends sang "Mary Did You Know" at the Christmas Eve service and I was so touched that I bawled like a baby. Thank you for such a fun giveaway.

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  88. OH MY, the sweet retro fabrics are right up my alley...if I'm not the lucky one to win I need to find these!
    My favorite carol is "O Holy Night" - it always stirs my soul. A second favorite is "God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen"...oh, who am I kidding, I love ALL Christmas carols and songs.
    Congrats on your 600 posts and thank you for the chance to win these fab, fab, fabrics! :)

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  89. Oh that's a very, very tough one...I LOVE all Christmas music but if I HAD to pick, I suppose it would be "O Holy Night." Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!
    Merry Christmas!

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  90. Makes me cry every time I hear the prelude - Ava Maria. My daughter would love this fabric bundle!

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  91. I love them all! But O Holy Night, What Child Is This, and Silent Night are my favorites. I especially like the Stevie Nicks version of Silent Night.

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  92. Congratulations! and Thanks for a chance to win your awesome retro bundle! I love retro fabric! My favorite song is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer- takes me right back to kindergarten at the Christmas program!

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  93. O Holy Night is probably my favorite, but I also love Silent Night, Away in the Manger, and Joy to the World. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. The First Noel and Silent Night are my favorite carols. Both give me goosebumps every time I hear them. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  95. One of my favorites is "Silver Bells" and another is 'Mary, Did You Know'. I loove those fabrics!! Thanks so much sharing with us.

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  96. Silent Night would have to be my favorite!

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  97. Silent Night - it is the reason for the season! Plus it is calm and peacful!

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  98. My favorite Christmas Carol is "Silent Night." Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  99. I love your quilt! My favourite carol is I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.

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  100. Mine is Elvis's version of Here Comes Santa Claus.

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  101. Love your quilt. My favorite Christmas carol is WHite Christmas.

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  102. "O Holy Night" is definitely my favorite Christmas carol. Love that fabric!

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  103. Jingle Bells is my favorite song right now. I love to hear my 4-year old son sing it. Happy 600th post!

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  104. what a neat idea!!! Love your blog by the way!!
    My favorite carol is " silent night" AND "jingle bells" sooo love those two. I could listen to them over and over and over!

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  105. First of all, I love your blog. I wish I have the knowledge to make one that I really like for myself. Mine is just the simplest one you can get. Anyway, thank you for the general giveaway and the chance.

    Oops, almost forget, my favorite Christmas carol is "Silent Night."

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  106. I once might have said "O Holy Night" but now I think it's "Mary Did YOu Know?" - such poignant words!

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  107. I have three that I love and sing all the time around Christmas. Both are very Australian. The first is "The North Wind", then "Three Drovers" and finally "Carols of the Birds". I have found the words for you here:
    http://heathhill.blogspot.com/2005/12/australian-christmas-carols.html
    There are a couple of youtube videos with these songs but they seem a bit slow.

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  108. Congratulations on reaching your 600th posts! I'm impressed! I can't seem to get to 400:) My favorite Christmas carol is "Do You Hear What I Hear." My favorite song has become "Mary, Did You Know?" I found my CD today and listened to it while driving in traffic. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  109. Such nice fabric! I would love to win this so I can make a Christmas quilt for next year. My favorite is Silent Night. I like the story behind it - how God inspired the composer and the congregation.

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  110. My favorite is Joy to the World. That is what the holiday is about.

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  111. Congratulations on 600 posts! What a milestone!
    My fav is O Holy Night....so simple, but it tells the story so well. Thanks for the chance to win the prizes!

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  112. I love the retro fabrics! They are just my style :) Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite Christmas song isn't technically a carol, it's Christmas Cookies by George Strait - it's the cutest, happiest Christmas song I can think of :)

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  113. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming is one of my favorite Christmas songs. I just love the melody.

    Your giveaway seems most vintage and deserves a good home (mine would be nice!).

    Chrystal in Canada
    rickeysfortwo at yahoo dot ca

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  114. Christmas fabric is always welcome here. I've enjoyed all the Christmas projects. My favorite holiday song is Chestnuts Roasting on the Open Fire.

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  115. I love the Christmas fabrics!

    My favorite Christmas Carol is Oh Come All Ye Faithful - I love Charlotte Church's version, it brings tears to my eyes.

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  116. Congrats on the big 600 :) I'm a new follower, so here is to the next 600!! One of my favorite carols is It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. In 3/4 time, it's waltzable. Not many carols in 3/4 time to waltz to. Well, there's We Three Kings, but it's in a minor key. Well, now I've just thought about more Carols in 3/4 time so that blows my theory. I still am keeping "midnight clear" as the fav though. Congrats again!

    nsue21702 at gmail dot com
    Washington DC area

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  117. So many great Christmas songs. Some bring me right back to my childhood and so many Happy memories. The song I first thought of was Little Drummer Boy.

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.
    Congratulations on 600 posts! That's a great accomplishment! Also,I'm a new follower and I found you through Stray Stitches.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. I have been itching to make the quilt you picture in your post! Hmm, favorite carol, "O Come, All Ye Faithful."

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  119. wow, my favourite carol has to be God rest ye merry gentlemen, I first heard it when I was 7 and watching Dickens "A Christmas Carol" at the theatre; lovely memories!

    Karen

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  120. My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night because that is the last time peace & quiet reign in the household once the kids awaken on Christmas morning! As a youngster I could sing the first verse in German too. thank you for the give-a-way and what a gorgeous quilt you made!

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  121. Silent night!! Classical version..thx so much!

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  122. Lots of good memories of my mom playing O Holy Night on the piano and singing along! Christmas Blessings to you!

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  123. That retro looking fabric will make a great cozy quilt for the season.
    My favorite carol? Hmm, I love all things Christmas it seems; We Three Kings was my childhood fave and now maybe O come o come Emmanuel....

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  124. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love the name of your blog. Today (!) my favorite carol is Mary, Did You Know? Can you imagine being chosen to birth our Lord?

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  125. Thank you for the chance to win. My favourite Christmas Carol is " Silent Night "

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  126. Beautiful fabric and an incredible chance to win it! My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas. Bing Crosby did it best! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. I can't decide between Away in a Manger and Silent Night. Probably Away in a Manger because my boys and now the grandkids love singing it.
    Such a generous giveaway, Renee. I would love to win. I loved your Sewing Christmas and it gave me such inspiration to get things done.
    Your quilt is so cute and I love the vintage look of it and the fabrics in your giveaway.

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  128. I love the Christmas fabrics with the retro-feel. I made a purse out of the little retro kitties in green. It was a hit.

    It is so hard for me to pick a favorite Christmas song. I love them all. It is like asking me my favorite Bible verse. My favorite is always what I am feeling or going through at the time. I love them all.

    My favorite Christmas song at the moment is Silent Night.
    Congrats on your 600th post.

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