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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE: DAY #6

Well... today & tomorrow the elves are taking the day off... kind of but not really!!

Actually they will be working even harder the next two days... because they will be packing all day and all night to get all the goodies out to you from the first 5 days!

Don't worry... we feed them and let them have all the nog they want :-)!

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After our shipping break of two days, we will be back with a whole new round of amazing kits, notions and gifts for you starting early on Friday morning. So if you enjoyed playing this first round, we invite you to come and play again. We don't think you will be sorry!

A few details about shipping & shopping, etc.:

• Like we mentioned in the original descriptions, this year the sale is a bit different so please read HERE if you still have any questions about how it is all working this year.

• Any box that is "mostly" full from the first 5 days is going to get shipped out! If you overflowed from a medium to a large box, the upgrade is on us as always!

• If your goodies from the first 5 days overflowed even a large box, we will start another medium box for you, add it to your card and then the overflow is once again on us if you go up to a large box again. And over and over... until all of your goodies are sent to you! If you had an unusual amount of fun during the sale and it is more economical to ship to you UPS, we will make that determination during the packing and shipping process.

• If you just ordered a few notions and are nowhere close to filing a box, we will wait until the second half of the sale is over to fill and send your box.

• IF YOU PURCHASED ANYTHING LARGER LIKE A KIT OR A LARGE GIFT ITEM LIKE THE SUITCASE TRIO YOUR BOX WILL BE SHIPPING AND YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A NEW BOX WHEN YOU START THE SALE AGAIN ON FRIDAY. PLEASE DO NOT START THE SALE AGAIN ON FRIDAY WITHOUT A NEW BOX UNLESS YOU ONLY PURCHASED LITTLE ITEMS [ IN WHICH CASE YOUR FIRST BOX IS STILL BEING HELD FOR YOU].

• If you did not choose the "I BOUGHT A BOX" shipping method and chose standard shipping for any of your orders, those orders will ship separately as we process them.

SEE YOU AGAIN IN TWO DAYS... WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SHARE THE REST OF THE GOODIES WITH YOU... THEY MIGHT EVEN BE BETTER THAN THE ONES WE HAVE ALREADY SHOWN YOU!!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY!


12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE: DAY #5

Happy early early Tuesday morning Everyone!

Welcome to Day #5 of the

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE!

Note from previous days: If we still show it in the shop then it is still available and you can feel free to add it anytime.  If it no longer shows up in the shop, it means it is no longer available.  

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Welcome to DAY #5

If this is your first time with us, thanks so much for joining us. There is a lot of "fine print" info at the bottom of this post that you might want to read to understand how this all works...but beware that your item might sell out while you are reading LOL!!

ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME...

FIVE GOLDEN WINGS [well, because this year I would take some wings!]

FOUR ROLLING NERDS 

THREE FRENCH MEN 

TWO WINTER GLOVES 

AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE.

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OUR KIT FOR THE DAY:

KISS ME: HAZEL & PLUM JELLY ROLL QUILT KIT

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KIT DESCRIPTION:

One of my favorite classic Fig Tree patterns is called Kiss Me. Originally designed with our Strawberry Fields collection, I thought it was time to give it a new feel. The entire quilt center, blocks and sawtooth border, is all done with a jell roll... so a lot of the cutting is done for you before you even start. Kit includes a Hazel & Plum jelly roll, cream background, red print border and tan binding as well as the Kiss Me pattern.
Quilt Size: 74'" x 74" [ 5 x 5 blocks] or smaller version if desired.
 

 

NOTION OF THE DAY:

JEN KINGWELL'S BINDING CLIPS

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Jen's Binding Clips bag

Jen Kingwell's Favorite Binding Clips are just a little bag of awesome! Each bag has 50 mini binding clips in a variety of fun colors that beat the price and quality of all the other binding clips we have tried. Yes... 50 for this price! Woohoo!
Jen says on the package... "Jen loved these binding clips used for binding, EPP and loads of crafting feats. Marked with 5mm 7mm and 10 mm seam allowance" Brought to you by Jen Kingwell Designs. 

 

GIFT ITEM OF THE DAY:

SWEET SUITCASE TRIO

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GIFT ITEM DESCRIPTION:

The cuteness factor of this little suitcase trio is just hard to describe! Perfectly adorable, perfectly functional and perfectly decorative all at the same time. Each suitcase can be used to hold a variety of sewing notions, little girl items, knitting and quilting goodies, art supplies or anything you can dream up. The suitcase fit inside one another and can be stacked for a sweet display. The sizes range from to 6" x 8" to 7 ½" x 9" to 8 ½" x 10 ¼".  See the photo with my hand holding the smallest suitcase to see the scale. You can fit a whole lot of goodies in there!

 

TO SHOP, GO HERE!!

FOR ALL THE FINE PRINT & INFO ON THE SALE, GO HERE!!


12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE: DAY #4

Happy Monday Everyone!

Welcome back to Day #4 of the

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE!

Note from previous days: If we still show it in the shop then it is still available and you can feel free to add it anytime.  If it no longer shows up in the shop, it means it is no longer available. We have a few of the notions & goodies left from the last few days so grab them while they are still available!

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Welcome to DAY #4

If this is your first time with us, thanks so much for joining us. There is a lot of "fine print" info at the bottom of this post that you might want to read to understand how this all works...but beware that your item might sell out while you are reading LOL!!

ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME...

FOUR ROLLING NERDS [yes, that's right. They are reading this and rolling on the ground laughing at my lame attempts at rhyming... and yes, they are all still nerds!]

THREE FRENCH MEN  

TWO WINTER GLOVES 

AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE.

 

OUR KIT FOR THE DAY:

RETRO CHRISTMAS PATCHWORK QUILT KIT 

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KIT DESCRIPTION:

We originally created this quilt as a last minute gift for my first child out of the nest when he went off to college. He loved the quilt so much that he let us photo him with it literally on his way out the door to leave for school. Since we had bolts and bolts of fabric left, we decided to offer the same project to you as a kit. It has been so popular with so many of you that we decided to offer it once again in this wonderful "Retro Christmas" collection of fabrics. This group of fabrics has been curated over the whole year from so many different MODA designers that we couldn't name them all but include Minick & Simpson, Sweetwater, Sandy Gervais, Essentially Yours by MODA, Bonnie & Camille and others!
These are fun, simple patchwork quilts with a super simple patch block that you make once and then just turn around as you work on the placement of the quilt. Each kit contains (12) 1/2 yd. cuts as shown and a printed pattern. One of the cuts will act as your binding.

You can of course make any other kind of Christmas quilt with this bundle as well. I can't wait to see what you all make! Mock up of what the quilt might look like shown here below.

 

NOTION OF THE DAY:

NEEDLE BEETLE: LADY BUG THREADER: YELLOW, RED & AQUA

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NOTION DESCRIPTION:

Oh you might become a little bit dependent on this like I have. The perfect little classic needle threader with its own light! That's right, when you press it open, the threader retracts out and the light comes on. Its perfect for those of us who... well, who just don't see as clearly as we used to!
Official packaging says:
- Retractable wire offering protections when not in use.
-Finger grips for easy one handed operation
- Includes well positioned thread cutter and lanyard slot just in case you want keep your bottle on a leash!
- Long lasting battery -thread pup to 3,000 needles!!

COMES IN THREE YUMMY COLORS: RED, YELLOW & AQUA!

 

GIFT ITEM OF THE DAY:

FLATTER & HANDMAID CREAM IN FIG SCENT and FLATTER & HANDMAID CREAM IN PINEAPPLE GROVE SCENT

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...Flatter and Handmaid in Fig scent

Pineapple Flatter Handmaid

... Flatter and Handmaid in Pineapple Grove Scent

 

GIFT DESCRIPTION:

FLATTER PRESSING SPRAY

My studio always has one of these next to the pressing board and this smaller size is perfect to take with you when you travel or to try several different scents! This is a 3 oz. bottle with lid.

From the folks at SOAK, these FLATTER sprays are wonderful to give your sewing a light dusting of scent while pressing. Great to use as is or slightly diluted with water for a lighter hint of a scent, this spray is perfect for pressing while quilting and sewing as well as all standard laundry work. We keep one in the sewing room and one in the laundry room. In fact my favorite use for it is actually as a linen spray... our beds and sheets have never smelled fresher!
Here is the official SOAK description:
• This starch-free smoothing spray relaxes wrinkles and freshens fabrics.
• This smooth operator leaves fabric sleek, soft and static-free. Made with Plant Derived and Renewable Ingredients, it has no sulfates, no silicones, no SLS or SLES – and definitely no wrinkles. Plus, the mild formulation is easy on sensitive skin, and won’t harm the environment.
• Makes ironing easier
• Soft mist sprayer for an even distribution
• No flaking, clogging or residue
• Protects fabric to reduce and resist wrinkles
• Fresh, clean fragrances for enjoyable ironing

FLATTER SPRAY comes in either the FIG scent or the PINEAPPLE GROVE scent. See below for scent descriptions.

"HANDMAID" CREAM 

The scent drew me in and the cream itself hooked me. It is the perfect feel and I keep one next to the sewing machine and next to the computer. Now to decide which scent??

Official SOAK description below.
What is it: Handmaid luxury hand cream is modern care for the hands you love. Handmaid is enriched with shea butter, olive oil and vitamins A & E. It’s great for travel, gifting or guests.How it works: Handmaid rejuvenates skin and protects overworked hands.

    • Apply sparingly. Rub thoroughly. Get back to it.
    • non-greasy formula absorbs quickly
    • flight friendly

FIG: I know we are just a bit partial to the Fig scent since I designed the bottle and approved the scent but it is the perfect blend of fruit and sweet. A slight scent that will just make you smile!   From the SOAK website: "Fresh-picked clean. Fig is ripened with sweet fig and lychee and crowned by dandelions."

PINEAPPLE GROVE: The Pineapple Grove scent is just summer incarnate in my opinion. The scent takes just takes me away with citrus and fruit and sweetness!  From the SOAK website... "Be a pineapple. Stand Tall, wearing a lily filled crown, and always be sweet on the inside."

TO SHOP, GO HERE!!

FOR ALL THE FINE PRINT & INFO ON THE SALE, GO HERE!!


12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE: DAY #3

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Welcome back to Day #3 of the

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE!

Note from previous days: If we still show it in the shop then it is still available and you can feel free to add it anytime.  If it no longer shows up in the shop, it means it is no longer available.

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Welcome to DAY #3

If this is your first time with us, thanks so much for joining us. There is a lot of "fine print" info at the bottom of this post that you might want to read to understand how this all works...but beware that your item might sell out while you are reading LOL!!

ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME...

THREE FRENCH MEN [I know I used this one last year too but I can't think of anything that makes me chuckle more. Who wouldn't want three french men for Christmas? :-)]

TWO WINTER GLOVES 

AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE.

 

OUR KIT FOR THE DAY:

CHRISTMAS GIFT QUILT KIT 

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Christmas Gift Kit

 

KIT DESCRIPTION:

Every year this time of year rolls around and I get the urge to add something fun but simple to my Christmas quilt decorating. Now don't get me wrong, I am completely in love with my stack of red and green quilts that make their debut every year right around this time and I will not stop adding to that stack any time soon. But I also want to add in something simple and functional that everyone can use as a throw that I can whip up in time for this year. Well, this is your throw my friends! Barely 50" square, this simple throw is fun and can literally be made in an afternoon. I kid you not! Each quadrant is a different cream print, a large pieced gingham bow in the center, finished off with a wide green binding. The wool holly in the middle can be added as an extra fun little embellishment or left off if you prefer. I machine appliquéd mine on with matching thread after the quilt throw was quilted and it took me about ½ hr! Kit includes (4) cream prints for backgrounds, wonderfully festive red gingham, solid green binding and wool pieces for the holly as well as the pattern sheet and instructions. Happy Holidays from our home to yours!

 

OUR NOTION FOR THE DAY:

ROXANNE'S WIDE TIP GLUE BASTE IT

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NOTION DESCRIPTION:

I have used and loved Roxanne's Glue Baste It for years. So when this new applicator was released, I knew I had to share it with you guys! The dots of glue are bigger and come out much easier. The top never clogs because it has an internal plug that keeps it open and free of dried glue. Its wonderful especially for larger pieces and wool [when you want larger glue dots] or any other projects when you want a bit more glue. Just a little bit addicted to mine my friends!
Here below is the official description...

Glue Baste It 2 Way Applicator. Same great temporary basting glue now with 2 way applicator. Small tip excellent for positioning appliques with small dots of glue. Wide tip ideal for applying sashings for quilt as you go projects or binding. Turn wide tip sideways for a narrower line of glue. Water soluble, pH neutral and dries clear.

 

OUR GIFT ITEM FOR THE DAY:

RETRO CHRISTMAS NAPKINS

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DESCRIPTION:

These were so popular last year and sold out so fast that we managed to got more again this year...
Speaking of Retro, these vintage feeling napkins and/or decorative towels are just the perfect accompaniment to any holiday decor. Can be used as a napkin, table topper, dish towel or as a decoration inside a basket or over a plate for a lovely cookie display. 100% cotton, 20" x 20" oversized capacity.

 TO SHOP, GO HERE!

FOR ALL THE FINE PRINT & INFO ON THE SALE, GO HERE!!

 

 


12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE: DAY #2

Good morning and happy SATURDAY... early, early morning Saturday... everyone! 

Hope you all enjoyed yesterday's goodies. We have been able to add some larger quantities of things this year due to some serious pre-planning and creative storage solutions LOL!

So please feel free to add some of the notion items from yesterday if you didn't get a chance as we still have some of each of those available.

If you are interested in yesterday's kit, we are seeing if we can add a few more in later this week.

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Welcome to DAY #2

If this is your first time with us, thanks so much for joining us. There is a lot of "fine print" info at the bottom of this post that you might want to read to understand how this all works...but beware that your item might sell out while you are reading LOL!!

Over the last couple of years, what we have learned is that during this sale no one... and I mean no one... is interested in anything I have to say here that is cute or whimsical! In the past I have written poems and shared funny stories… but let's be honest, you are here for the goodies!!  So let's bring on the goodies!

But  just like last year I have changed the song to reflect my favorite things! I have to have a little bit of fun, right?

ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME...

TWO WINTER GLOVES [last year I went with purple gloves, but I am just really not a purple gal so this year I thought I would go with winter... which I actually do need this year... so maybe Santa will bring me a pair]

AND A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE.

OUR KIT FOR THE DAY:

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TRUCK FLOUR SACK KIT 

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Towel kit

KIT DESCRIPTION:

Each and every year we create a fun kitchen towel kit with something simple and Christmas feeling... something that can be easily added to a towel for some "instant Christmas". Of course we don't actually USE these embellished towels once we make them... they are too cute... which is why we give you all a second towel and extra fabric so you can a simple band of fabric to the second towel and actually use that one while the first one is purely decorative! That is kind of what we do around here. The towels [which are my absolute favorite flour sack cloths, crazy, crazy absorbent] with a simple fabric band are the ones that I use every day until they are ragged... and then just make new ones. While the embellished ones come out every year to decorate the kitchen and if anyone in my family touches them... well, let's just say there are words! Kit includes two flour sack towels, red gingham fabric for two towels, wool and black floss for embellishing one towel, pattern and directions.

 

OUR NOTION FOR THE DAY:

BLACK TAPE MEASURE

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Tape measure

NOTION DESCRIPTION:

I am a total sucker for notions that feel vintage in any way. So you know I couldn't pass up these super simple classic black tape measures. Perfect stocking stuffers for each person on your list if you ask me! 

OUR GIFT ITEM FOR THE DAY:

STICKY NOTES: MODA SEWING SAYINGS

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DESCRIPTION:

MODA getting creative once again with this cute red polka dot gift box full of a variety of sizes of sweet little sticky notes. Sayings such as "Sew in Love", "Eat Sleep Quilt", "From the Desk of a Quilter" are included in a variety of sticky note sizes. Seven unique notes with 100 notes per design! Perfect for every home office or studio and absolutely perfect for gifts for all of those quilty friends on your list. Approximate size of box: 5" x 9.75".

 

FOR ALL THE FINE PRINT & INFO ON THE SALE, GO HERE!!

 


12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE: DAY #1

Good morning and happy Friday everyone! 

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving [for our American customers]!

We are so happy to welcome you to the 7th annual

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE!

I can't even believe we have been doing this craziness for 7 years... geesh time flies!

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Welcome to DAY #1

If this is your first time with us, thanks so much for joining us. There is a lot of "fine print" info at the bottom of this post that you might want to read to understand how this all works...but beware that your item might sell out while you are reading LOL!!

Over the last couple of years, what we have learned is that during this sale no one... and I mean no one... is interested in anything I have to say here that is cute or whimsical! In the past I have written poems and shared funny stories… but let's be honest, you are here for the goodies!!  So let's bring on the goodies!

But  just like last year I have changed the song to reflect my favorite things! I have to have a little bit of fun, right?

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, A CHICKEN IN A FIG TREE. YUP, STILL WAITING FOR MY CHICKEN TO ARRIVE!!

OUR KIT FOR THE DAY:

CHRISTMAS ROSEHIPS KIT

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KIT DESCRIPTION:

As I'm sure many of you know already, I think this is my favorite new pattern and I am more than just a little obsessed with how they wonderful blocks look like wreaths. So it wasn't a far stretch that as quickly as I could, I transformed the pattern into a Christmas kit. In fact one of the versions in the pattern itself is a Christmas one. Sixteen perfect red block wreaths and green churn dash posts. Kit includes all of the reds and greens you see here along with the cream solid and the pattern. It also includes solid red binding. Quilt Size: app. 74" x 74"

 

OUR NOTION FOR THE DAY:

ROSE GOLD EMBROIDERY SCISSORS

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Rose gold scissors

NOTION DESCRIPTION:

I just love everything about these lovely little scissors... mostly how they feel and that wonderful ROSE GOLD color. They feel substantial in your hand and their weightiness adds to the classic feel of each pair. Perfect little embroidery scissors for snipping threads or any other small cutting need! You might need a couple pairs if you ask me!

NOTION #2 FOR THE DAY:

LITTLE HOUSE PINS IN A TIN

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DESCRIPTION:

Possibly my favorite notion of all time... the Japanese Little House Pins- the best pins I've ever tried and the first notion we ever carried in our shop!
These little handmade pins glide through fabric like butter, the tips are perfectly sharp and they are strong! To top it off they come in the cutest little metal tin. I’m not usually such a stickler about sewing notions, but honesty, these are the only pins I ever use! They are the perfect little luxury. Each metal tin comes with 100 pins; heads come in a variety of glass colors. I couldn't resist starting off this year's sale with these as I have heard rumors that they might soon be discontinued!

 

OUR GIFT ITEMS FOR THE DAY

BAGGIE OF CLOTHESPINS: BLACK & WHITE SEWING GRAPHICS 

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Black clothespins

DESCRIPTION:

You gotta love it when MODA gets creative with the gift goodies! This wonderful baggie of BLACK & WHITE SEWING THEMED printed clothespins makes a wonderful gift for you or for your friends. Each set of clothespins comes in a cute muslin baggie and is filled with full size clothespins in a variety of black and white prints and sewing sayings! So totally cute! Perfect for a hundred different sewing related purposes, including decorating your sewing room, marking stacks of fabrics, or actually for a real clothesline! 10 clothespins, 2 of each of 5 designs and/or sayings.

 

GIFT ITEM #2 FOR THE DAY

HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS CLOTHESPINS IN A BAGGIE

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Clothespins with xmas cards

DESCRIPTION:

You gotta love it when MODA gets creative with the gift goodies! This wonderful baggie of holiday printed clothespins makes a wonderful gift for you or for your friends. Each set of clothespins comes in a cute muslin baggie and is filled with full size clothespins in a variety of red prints. Perfect to hang up Christmas cards, mini stockings.10 units, 2 of each of 5 different red print designs. In fact, if you get a few baggies, you can create a whole clothesline of Christmas cards or other goodies!

FOR ALL THE FINE PRINT & INFO ON THE SALE, GO HERE!!

 


GETTING READY FOR THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE!!

 
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WE HAVE CHANGED THE WAY WE ARE GOING TO DO THE SALE THIS YEAR JUST A BIT,
SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE DIFFERENCES!
 
 
 
BASIC NEW RULES TO PLAY:
1. BUY A BOX. You can do this ahead of the sale to be prepared or along with your first order. See below for more details on how that works.
2. Shop for goodies that you are interested in each day. We will keep adding your goodies to your box for 5 days. Then the elves will stop for 2 days to ship. If you are nowhere close to filling your box, we will hold it over to the next 5 days. If you are near full, we will ship. We will make the call here. We will email you and let you know that you need to purchase another box if you want to keep playing the following week!
3. If you want to keep shopping and playing, you can do the whole thing again and keep shopping during the second set of 5 days. If you have already filled your box, overflowed into a bigger one [that one is on us, again see below for more details] and you need another box, you will need to purchase another box and we will start the whole game again!
4. Have fun. Enjoy the sale. If you don't enjoy this kind of pressure... please don't play because it will be frustrating for you. For the rest of you, let the games begin!!!
 
Keep reading for more details if you are new to the process...
 
IN PAST YEARS, MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED WHAT IS THE BEST/MOST ACCURATE WAY TO KNOW WHEN WE HAVE POSTED THAT DAY'S SALE.
 
SINCE WE WILL CHANGE THE TIMES THAT WE POST THE PRODUCTS TO BE FAIR TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE, YOU HAVE TO "FOLLOW" US IN SOME WAY.
EACH DAY WE WILL SEND OUT OUR NEWSLETTER, WRITE A BLOG POST AND TRY TO LET YOU KNOW VIA INSTAGRAM. 

THE MOST RELIABLE WAYS ARE THE NEWSLETTER AND INSTAGRAM. IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG, THE SUBSCRIPTION ITSELF OFTEN COMES LATE OR THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE DESCRIPTION OF THAT DAY'S PRODUCTS WILL BE ON THE BLOG EACH DAY BUT YOU MIGHT WANT ANOTHER FORM OF FINDING OUT THAT WE HAVE "GONE LIVE" FOR THAT DAY.
 
Generally the blog subscription is a wonderful way to know what is going on around here and to see updates and will often give you info that won't be in our newsletter. But for information that is as timely as updates about the 12 DAYS sale, the newsletter or IG are the ways to go because they are immediate and you can see/notice them right away.

IF YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO CREATE SOME KIND OF AN ALERT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO THAT. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE THAT IN PAST YEARS, HAVE BEEN THE MOST SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING THE GOODIES THAT THEY WANTED!
 
THE WAY IT WORKS THE BEST IS: SET UP AN ALERT, SEE THE NOTICE COME IN THAT WE HAVE GONE LIVE, GO STRAIGHT TO THE SHOP OR QUICKLY TO THE BLOG TO SEE WHAT THE GOODIES ARE, PUT THEM IN YOUR CART AND CHECK OUT. DON'T TRY TO HOLD THEM IN YOUR CART. IF SOMEONE ELSE CHECKS OUT BEFORE YOU AND THERE WAS ONLY 1 ITEM LEFT, THEY WILL GET IT AND YOU WILL NOT :-(. TAKE A DEEP BREATHE & ENJOY THE RIDE!
 
GENERAL 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS INFO:

PLEASE READ AS SOME INFO HAS DEFINITELY CHANGED
* The Fig Tree 12 Days of Christmas sale will start on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and will last for 10 days this year [the elves are getting too old for a full 12 days]. It will go for 5 consecutive days. Then the elves will take 2 days off to pack boxes and ship out goodies. Then it will go for another 5 days.
* Each day a different kit, stocking stuffer and/or home dec goodie will be advertised- on some days several of each! I CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FOR YOU THIS YEAR!
 
* Each special offer will only become available on that one day. Each goodie will only be available while stock lasts. Most of the items offered will sell out on that day, a few will last a few days. Please believe us that some items will sell out crazy fast [some of them in minutes] and some will last all day based on popularity and stock. Although we would love to be able to carry an unlimited amount of goodies, we are limited by how much stock we can carry of any given item and how much space we have!
EACH DAY IS BASICALLY A LIMITED QUANTITY FLASH SALE.
 
* We never know which ones will sell out the fastest! If we are able to get more in stock of any popular product, we will try but we can't guarantee that anything that sells out will come back in stock. If they can, it will probably not be a part of the sale but something that we offer after Christmas for a separate January delivery. Most of the kits will not be available again due to fabric no longer being available.
 
* For those of you who want to continue to purchase items throughout the 12 days of the sale but want us to hold your purchases for one shipment, YOU NEED TO BUY-A-BOX. SEE MORE INFO BELOW [ I know that some of you want to receive your presents as you buy them each day, in which case you don't need to buy a box and just choose regular shipping]. The box is an actual product available on our homepage.  You only need to purchase it once for each set of 5 days- either before the sale starts or on the first day that you purchase a 12DAYS item- but you need to purchase it as an actual product. Then for all the remaining purchases you make, you will simply choose the "I BOUGHT A BOX" option in the shipping directions during the checkout process. If you select that option without buying a box, we will not be able to ship anything to you because you will not have a box for us to put your goodies into!
 
 
 
 
BUY-A-BOX INFORMATION:
Just like in past years of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS we offer you the choice to hold all of your daily goodies to be shipped together at the end of the first set of 5 days and then again at the end of the second set of 5 days so you can save money on the shipping costs and keep adding goodies to your box! Its an awesome option and a lot of fun!
 
This is how it will work:
 
Given how popular this sale is, and how crazy it is for us, we have had to simplify some of our processes! Regardless of whether you think you will get the smaller stocking stuffer kinds of items or the "bigger ticket" items and you are a die hard 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS fan, you will BUY-A-BOX as your shipping option. If your goodies "spill" out of the medium box you have purchased, we will upgrade you to a large box... AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. Once your large box fills at the end of the first 5 days, we will send it to you. If you spill out of that, you will need to purchase another medium box and go from there with a free upgrade again, etc.
 
If your box does not come close to filling throughout the sale and all we need to send your goodies is an envelope, WE WILL DONATE THE SHIPPING DIFFERENCE TO OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK. We will downgrade those orders into envelopes, calculate the difference and once we have everyone's "donations", we will let everyone know via our newsletter what that amount is and donate it to the Alameda County Food Bank. IN FACT WE WILL MATCH ANY AMOUNT THAT GETS ACCUMULATED FROM UNUSED SHIPPING CHARGES AND ADD THAT TO THE CHECK. So please don't worry about whether or not you are going to fill up your box. The extra $7 or so that you might not end up needing will go to a very worthy cause during this holiday time. Thank you in advance!!
 
So ONCE AGAIN here are your steps:

1. So that you are ready for the sale on Friday, BUY-A BOX now so that you can focus on purchasing your items once they start going up on Day #1. Given how quickly the items go, etc, buying your box ahead of time is your best bet!
 
2. When you are buying your goodies, select the "I BOUGHT A BOX" choice in the shipping drop down menu so that you are not charged for shipping each time you place a new item in your box. This is basically your free shipping option for the rest of the items for the first set of 5 days [until you fill your box].

3. If you do not select "I BOUGHT A BOX" as your shipping option when you purchase items, we will assume that you wish to receive the product right away and you want it shipped right away and you do not wish to accumulate items. Believe it or not, there are some customers for whom this is their own personal Christmas and they look forward to receiving the packages each and every day. Enjoy! 

4.Please know that if you forget to select the "I BOUGHT A BOX" option for shipping during checkout, we will not be able to change it. Due to the sheer volume of 12 DAYS customers, we really only have the opportunity to see what is chosen and ship or not ship based on the info you have provided during checkout. Thank you so much for understanding!

Remember you will BUY-A-BOX only once before the sale begins or at the time of your first purchase. This will make all of us- you and us- ready for the sale before it even begins!! You can of course still BUY-A-BOX on the first day of the sale or on any other day that you begin shopping the sale. Basically if you want to accumulate your goodies, you must BUY-A-BOX first. If you fill up your box, we will ship it to you and email you right away to let you know that you will need to purchase a new box if you want to keep shopping for the next 5 days. If you purchase more than the LARGE UPGRADE that we provide at no additional cost, we will start a new box for you and charge the box to the card that you are using. We will basically start the whole process over again for you!

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DUE TO THE VOLUME & CRAZINESS OF THIS SALE, WE CANNOT MAKE ANY CHANGES, ADDITIONS OR SUBTRACTIONS TO ANYTHING THAT YOU PURCHASE.
 
International orders will be assessed actual shipping charges at the time of shipping. International orders cannot use PAYPAL since we need to be able to access the payment info during shipping.
 
 

LAST CALL FOR ELLA & OLLIE PRE ORDER KITS

IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY SIGNED UP... TODAY IS YOUR DAY! 
 
OUR ELLA AND OLLIE PRE-ORDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH TODAY
 
WE HAVE TO PLACE OUR FABRIC ORDER SOON SO THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET IN ON THE GOODIES FOR NEXT SPRING!
 
THESE ARE KITS CREATED WITH OUR UPCOMING ELLA & OLLIE COLLECTION THAT WILL SHIP IN MARCH 2018 AND YOU HAVE THE AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM BETWEEN NOW AND THEN. 
 
CLICK HERE TO SHOP & FOR MORE INFO!
 
CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL LINKS IN THE SHOP  FOR ALL OF THE INFO AND THE FINE PRINT!
 
 
 
 
 
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OFFICIALLY INTRODUCING...
our new ELLA & OLLIE PATTERNS
 
Our four brand new patterns are ready to go in both PDF and paper patterns. Take a look at them on the shop homepage. If you are a store, please contact us for wholesale ordering. We would love to sell directly to you! 
 
NINE-PATCH WALTZ
Three different versions in this one, all starting with a jelly roll. Depending on where you place the colors or what accent you use, you end up with a completely different quilt! There is no curved piecing here or templates, just fabric illusion which is my favorite thing in a pattern. However I would not call this one a beginner quilt! At the same time, the possibilities on this one are pretty much endless and I think I might have a few more versions in me!
Size: 67" x 67"


HOPSCOTCH
A layer cake pattern that I really do think will become one of your go to favorites. You literally cut the layer cake into 8 pieces and sew up the block! Its fantastic! Add in a little charcoal pop from your stash to bling it up a bit and you have yourself a wonderful weekend project!
Size: 69" x 69"

 
MINI HOPSCOTCH
The moment we came up with the larger layer cake version, we knew we had to do a charm pack version too! There is just something so fun and simple about this block and its perfect for a table size! So grab your favorite charm packs, or wait for the lovelies from Ella & Ollie to be available next spring, and get yourself started on this fun table runner. I do believe some of my friends are starting to work on a Christmas version of this soon!
Size:  27" x 70" [pattern also includes instructions for a small 27" table topper ]
 
 
 
ROSEHIPS
Possibly my favorite pattern in a long time, this block just sings to me in so many different ways. Use a Layer Cake to make the smaller version or collect your favorite (16) fat quarters for the larger blocks, this block feels like roses, tulips and wreaths all at once! It is so much fun to put together!
Sizes:  65" x 65" [10" blocks] or 80" x 80" [16" blocks]
 
 
HOPE YOU JOIN US IN 2018!
 
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