Friday, September 8, 2017

Yee-Haw, Cowboy Santa Quilt Block Pattern and Giveaway on Faithful Reader Friday

Yesterday was such a fun day here in the sticks with the reveal of 
quilt row pattern for 
The Christmas Carol Row Along.

As a thank you, today is FRF. 
(Faithful Reader Friday)

Yesterday there was a teaser photo of this guy
and today this Cowboy is all yours.
Of course it's a cowboy, right?  Isn't that what you would expect from me?  lol
Complete with his cactus and stick horse, he thinks he is the real santa.

The pieces for both this block and the row are small and there are a lot of them. Thermoweb has a product called HeatNBond EZ Print Lite that makes fusible applique a lot easier.  
You just print the pattern templates on your inkjet printer.  

Thermoweb has been super generous and is offering a gift card to my readers.
Happy FRF!!

You can download

quilt row
quilt block
at my Craftsy Pattern shop.

Click this button.

Thank you so much for the blog love and support.

The Hoffman Fabrics and Thermoweb giveaway
are exclusive to
Creatin' in the Sticks.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win
 then check out yesterday's giveaways.

One of these15 Fat Quarters Bundles
from the 
A $45.00 value giveaway by

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Christmas Caroling Row Along - Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up? - Pattern and Giveaways

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
The Christmas Caroling Row Along.

It's been crazy making Christmas during the summer
but if you want to have a quilt finished by December it is a must.

This row was inspired by a childhood memory that may not be quite right, but I chose to go with it.  

"Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?" was a song my grade school class performed during a Christmas program at school.  When Marian from Seams to be Sew asked for designers to create quilt rows inspired by Christmas carols or poems I thought I knew exactly what I would do.  That song sprang to life in my memory bank.  

What do you do when you want more information about something? 

Well, I found nothing.  There is a similar skit and a lot of Youtube videos of children performing a skit and song, but it's nothing like the performance of "Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?" in my memory.  My memory is only a song with lots of different descriptions of Santa and a "Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho" and "Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha" every once in awhile.  I even have the sheet music filed away in my mind with a picture on the front of Santas of every size and color.

This is my version of 

The row finished is 9" x 30"

Special thanks for products used in this row goes to:

 I ONLY use my favorite fabric  iron on adhesive - 

Thermoweb has been super generous and is offering a gift card to my readers.
This giveaway will start tomorrow
along with another bonus for my readers.
We will call it  FRF - faithful readers Friday.
Watch Creatin' in the Sticks on Facebook for this awesome giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Northcott Fabrics 
Best Tree on the Lot - by Ingrid Slyder of Nutshell Designs
(I loved the fabrics so much, I ordered even more to make a quilt)


More thanks to
Marian at Seams to be Sew for hosting this event.
She has more information for giveaways and rules for all the giveaways on her blog.  
Just click HERE.

I quilted and added binding (Northcott Fabric) to the row to make the perfect table runner.

 You see them everywhere. 
 Tall, skinny, short, or fat which one is the real Santa?
Can't a Santa be a hippie or live on a beach?

Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up? 

You can download the pattern at my Craftsy Pattern shop.

Click this button.

See all of the rows of the day:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Creatin’ in the Sticks (you are here)

I've been putting together a quilt with some of the featured rows 
The Christmas Carol Row Along
Northcott Fabrics'
Best Tree on the Lot - by Ingrid Slyder of Nutshell Designs

One of these guys is new, can you spot the different one? 
 I'll have him ready for download soon {(wink) bonus day???}

I will have the quilt ready to show on 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Show and Tell Day!

Want the whole schedule of 
The Christmas Carol Row Along?
Click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon!

Don't forget to enter
today's giveaways
from some fabulous sponsors!

One of these15 Fat Quarters Bundles
from the 
A $45.00 value giveaway by
(Shipping Is Anywhere / Shipping Cost must be paid by winner.) 

Calibre Art 50% off coupon code on 24 x 36 Mat

A fat quarter bundle 
$20.00 value

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sew Happy!!! September is Here!

Happy National Sewing Month!!

Today is the first day of a month of celebrating my favorite craft 
there are several happenings for September I would like to share.

 Thermoweb is offering one of my patterns with every order.
Be sure to check out this sale and see the pattern I created for fall
(Sorry, it's a secret and I can't share a picture with you)

So, friends and family, if you are needing some fantastic goodies for your projects, this is the month to order them from Thermoweb!!!!!!!

By clicking on this link and ordering I do receive a small compensation. 
Thank you!

Today the eighth block of the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is revealed
Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt
has the link to her pattern to share.

Thanks to Clothworks, I'm stitching my blocks with for this quilt with
American Made Brand solid fabrics.
The colors are so vibrant and nice to stitch with!

To applique,
 I ONLY use my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by Therm O Web,

To stitch around all those little pieces
 I used my "go to" - Aurifil 50 wt.

It's not too late to join the fun.  September would be a great time to start!
There are 4 more months of blocks and the past blocks are available.
We gather on Facebook to share
our blocks and visit with other
participants about this quilt
and there is a link up every month with prizes!


The Christmas Row Along starts next week 
with some awesome designed rows and prizes,
 hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew.

Each row is an interpretation of a Christmas song or poem.

All of the patterns are free for a limited time so you will want to download them right away.

Creatin' in the Sticks will reveal "Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?" on Thursday.
Here is the full schedule:
The Christmas Row Along 
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 26, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante
                                            (sponsored by Quilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Show and Tell Day
Bloggers will be announced at a later date, but Creatin' in the Sticks will be here with a quilt to show.

Have a great September and grab some stitching time!
I'll see you soon with more ideas to celebrate our passion for National Sewing Month.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


This watermelon shaped potholder doubles as an oven mitt.

 There is a pocket between the red watermelon and the green rind. 
This quick project celebrates the end of summer and would make a great hostess gift for your Labor Day gatherings.  

 The watermelon slice finishes at 13" x 13" to fit any size hand.
 The double layers of HeatNBond fusible fleece will keep the heat away.

Find the full tutorial to make your own watermelon potholder on the ThermOWeb blog today.

The full pattern is also available in my Craftsy pattern store HERE.
click on this button.

May summer never end.....

Friday, August 11, 2017

A NO SEW Knit Skirt with HeatnBond Soft Stretch™ Ultra

Can you believe it?  This knit skirt was made without one stitch thanks to new HeatnBond Soft Stretch™ Ultra
  I'm over on the Thermoweb blog today with my  demonstration of new HeatnBond Soft Stretch™ Ultra. 
 I made this cute floral knit skirt with no sewing at all. 
 Not one stitch.

 I have to admit, I'm a "short cut" kind of girl.  When I see a one hour clothing pattern I am always ready to sew.  The trouble is, I spend a day making that 1 hour project. 

 With HeatnBond Soft Stretch™ Ultra I really made a 1 hour pattern in 1 hour and didn't sew a stitch. So put your sewing machine away for this project and check it out over at

In case you were wondering, I've washed this skirt 3 times now and even wore it to work and the 
HeatnBond Soft Stretch™ Ultra is still as strong and soft now as it was when I first made this little floral skirt.