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!
 
SHOP HERE.

Block of the Month Sign Ups are Here!

Hello My Fig Tree Loving Friends-

Its that time of the year where we present our new BLOCK OF THE MONTH programs for 2018. This year we are doing 2 new ones and a redo of this year's RED & CREAM due to popular request... because who doesn't love a good red & cream quilt to add to their collection!

For those of you die hard Fig Tree fans, you know the drill... sign up as soon as you can while they are still available. For those of you new around here, here is some info about our BOM[Block-of-the-Month] programs:

  • We run a few each year. Most of them are 12 month long, a few [like the Red & Cream] are 10 month. Each month you get a package of fabrics and directions for the blocks you need to make that month. If you keep up, by the end of the year, you will have an amazing sampler that you will be very, very happy with! 
  • Why do a BOM you might ask? Most people do it for one of 3 reasons.. 1- Its fun to follow along with your Quilty friends via social media and work on the program together. We do a lot of posting on Instagram and now have a special Facebook group for everyone in one of the BOM programs. 2- Its a great way to make a more complicated quilt, a little bit at a time and it keeps you on pace all year, basically a way to be motivated to finish one month before the next one arrives and 3- You don't have to purchase all of the fabrics up front and get to do it a little bit at at time.
  • Our programs are one of a kind and are usually not redone, unless we have a huge wait list for the original.

So here are some photos to wet your appetite... and all the info you might need is in the shop under each program.  

 

MYSTERY SAMPLER FOR 2018: AUTUMN SPLENDOR

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WOOL BOM FOR 2018: FARMHOUSE ON CREAM

 

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Autumn splendor

 

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RED & CREAM SAMPLER 2018: REPEAT OF THIS YEAR'S WITH A WHOLE NEW ASSORTMENT OF YUMMY CREAMS AND REDS

 

Redcream updates

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If you want to shop, HERE is the link to our shop page.

Happy BOM's everyone!

 


Vintage Halloween Quilts Over the Years

VINTAGE HALLOWEEN 2017

Each year we create a curated bundle of what we envision "vintage Halloween" to be. Since 2012 when we first started this tradition, we have collected and compiled soft orange, warm black, various greys and creams throughout the year in order to put together the best Vintage Halloween bundles we can come up with. All of the fabrics are MODA, all of them contain a little Fig Tree but are mixed with so many different designers and collections that we couldn't possibly name them or tell you what's in each bundle. Since we have received so many questions and emails about past projects, we thought we would reminisce a little and see all of the patterns we have done.

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You can work on any of these vintage Halloween quilts with this years bundles, just like you can use past year's bundles for any of the other patterns. You might have to add a few fabrics from your stash here or there, or add more background or sashing for a particular pattern, but all of the bundles have had 12 or more 1/2 yard cuts and all the blocks would be easily made with any of them.

So if you don't have a vintage Halloween collection of your own yet.... well it might just be time to start creating one with a whole lot of choices.

To get started, nab one of this year's bundles that we still have available and pick which one of these fun patterns you want to get started with. Remember that this year's bundle comes with the Fresh Laundry pattern but you can also buy any of the other patterns featured throughout the years too to start your collection. Its never too late to start!

 

VINTAGE HALLOWEEN 2016

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VINTAGE HALLOWEEN 2015

Introducing Halloween Faire, a vintage Halloween version of our popular County Fair pattern.

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And a link HERE to the PDF that gives you the info to make the County Fair pattern in this Halloween version.

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VINTAGE HALLOWEEN 2014

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Fall is in the air around here! Finally the weather seems to be turning a little bit toward my absolute favorite season of the year! Almost time for all my favorite sweaters to come out!!

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But ofcourse we had way too many good leftovers and so we created a second quilt with what we stil had in the bundle....

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And as promised to those of you who purchased the kit [we are making up more this week for those of you still interested], here is the info on the HALLOWEEN CHECKERBOARDS quilt, the second quilt from the bundle...

CLICK HERE for the Checkerboard Instructions in a PDF. The fnished size can be up to 58" x 66"... a perfect lap throw that can be whipped up so fast you could have it done this season!

 

 

VINTAGE HALLOWEEN 2013

The new pattern is called "Spools Quartet" and this version is "Halloween Spools" and it is made with 12 different warm blacks, soft greys and our signature butterscotch oranges. It is the kind of quilt that comes together in a weekend with simple cutting and construction. Whip one out this week just in time to display for Halloween... really and truly! These blocks are crazy simple with no triangles, using the square, sew and flip method that most of you are probably familiar with.

 

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Name:  Spools Quarter or Halloween Spools

Size: 68" x 68"

Fabric: Can be made with a jelly roll or in this case (12) 1/4 yds. oranges, blacks and greys.

 

VINTAGE HALLOWEEN 2012

Introducing, the Lollipops pattern in our Halloween Pops version. We are in love with this quilt and can't wait for it to come home and enjoy some time on our couch.  

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 Believe it or not but all of these blocks are made with 2 1/2" strips and no templates to sew! If you are familiar with our Papillon pattern or the Dresden Plate pattern in our Fresh Vintage #16, this uses the same method but even simplified. We even figured out a way to get a perfectly flat "plate" each and every time with a little hint. You gotta love that.

SO THAT'S ALL THE VINTAGE HALLOWEEN INFO I CAN DIG UP FROM THE PAST YEARS. We have several of the patterns with the halloween variations up in our SHOP right now if you want to check them out. And this year's bundles are available in 2 different styles.

 

Happy Vintage Halloweening!

 

 


Vintage Halloween 2017 Bundles are Here!

Its that time of the year my friends! Summer is technically still here but for many of us, our minds are starting to turn [or have already turned] toward autumn, school calendars, back to school shopping and coming up sooner than we know it... Halloween.

Introducing the VINTAGE HALLOWEEN PROJECT: 2017 EDITION… Vintage Spiderwebs!

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Main Spirderweb kit

We are so glad that you have joined us in our annual tradition of our exclusively curated Vintage Halloween bundles. Each year, right about this time, we create a new Fig Tree flavored Halloween bundle and kit. The colors are our version of Halloween- soft, warm blacks, butterscotch oranges, creams, soft greys... Vintage Halloween at its best! This year we are offering another yummy bundle called Vintage Spiderwebs. Using one of our classic Fig Tree patterns, FRESH LAUNDRY, we have given that pattern a completely new feel with these yummy Halloween colors.

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There are several shopping options available in the SHOP so be sure you know which one you want:

FULL KIT, 16- PIECE BUNDLE WITH KIT SOLD OUT

12-PIECE KIT

12- PIECE KIT "FRESH VERSION"

 Smaller Spiderweb kit

Fresh Halloween bundle

 

THIS IMAGE IS FOR DESIGN ONLY... NOT FOR FABRICS.

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Check them out HERE if you are interested in shopping!

If you have one of the VINTAGE HALLOWEEN BUNDLES from year's past, you can make this FRESH LAUNDRY pattern with it as well!

KITS & BUNDLES WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING FRIDAY AUGUST 25 IN THE MORNING.

Happy Halloween dreaming!

 

 

 


WHERE WE ANSWER A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS!

Hello My Friends!

We have had a lot of new products release recently at Quilt Market and we have advertised some other new things via our newsletter and on Instagram and it is a lot of information to take in so we are writing all of the updates here in one place and hopefully that will answer most of the questions you might have right now. 

HAZEL & PLUM PRE ORDERS

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This is something that we do twice a year when we show a brand new collection. In an effort to make sure that everyone who does't have a local quilt shop near them that loves Fig Tree as much they do, we offer kits of some of our brand new patterns in the upcoming collection. These will be available for another week or so, so that everyone who wants one can pre-order. After this, they will no longer be available. When the fabric arrives in October, the kits will ship. If we have extra fabric, we might offer a few of each of the kits with what we have but we will never know what that will be until then. So if you love the kit, now is the time to pre-order it. For more info, go  HERE.  This year there are 4 options for HAZEL & PLUM pre orders.

 

NEW HAZEL & PLUM PATTERNS

Up new this week, our HAZEL & PLUM pattern are now ready to go. Paper patterns will be here next week and you are free to order them now so that you get them sent to you the minute they come through the door. PDF patterns are on the site for sale now for those of you who prefer the PDF delivery method. Please remember that if you want them immediately you need to purchase with a credit card and not through PayPal as we have a delay with that method because we have to release them by hand. SPECIAL OFFER: THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE TO ORDER MORE THAN $20 WORTH OF NEW PATTERNS, WILL RECEIVE A HAZEL & PLUM MINI CHARM AS OUR GIFT. Well actually, its a gift from MODA! When at Market, we receive some mini charms to give out to stores when they come by the booth to chat. We thought it would be nice to save some of those little mini goodies and bring them home to give out to you as well! CLICK HERE!

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CREAM BOM

This is a new Block of the Month program that we are launching this June which will go through to next May. It is currently SOLD OUT due to its popularity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please feel free to email me joanna@figtreequilts.com asap and you will be added to the current list. The program was on our site for about a week and many people found it and signed up then. We advertised it last Friday via our newsletter and it was completely sold out by Saturday morning. Again, we are so sorry for that but that is just the way it goes with our BOM programs! We were able to add a small amount of spots to accommodate the first set of wait list names and have a few more spots there but those will quickly fill. We are unable to get many of the fabrics again so will not be able to offer it in its current format with more spots after this. If there is still such huge interest, we will offer it again with a new set of cream fabrics, next year.

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LITTLE BOX OF FIGS

We are currently working on putting together our 2nd box of this year's subscription [the box goes out in July and is our autumn themed box]. If you are still interested in joining that program, feel free to email us well to be put on the wait list. The program is full but we are adding people to the waitlist. When we process those boxes, if people's cards decline several times, we offer the spots to people on the wait list and many people have been added that way each quarter. 

 

YELLOW & GREEN BOTTLECAPS QUILTS 

Last week we showed a yellow version of our brand new BOTTLECAPS quilt and many of you asked about the yellow and about whether or not we would be kitting that particular version. The answer is yes... we just have to work through a couple of other things first so stay tuned for that one! We also have it with a green background!

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NEW WOOLS AND WOOL PATTERNS

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At Market we introduced a new Wool bundle and some cute patterns to play with to go along with it as well as some amazing new cotton threads and wool threads. We will have much more information on all things wool in about a week or so. Stay tuned for that! We are so excited to share more about it!!

Okay I think that is it for now... I am sure I forgot something so feel free to ask me. Love ya guys!

Joanna


ITS KIT PRE-ORDER DAY!!

Hello My Friends!

Its that time again... yup, it comes around twice a year like clockwork. It means that a new collection is in the works and its time for you to make your kit plans for when it arrives so that you don't miss out. Woo-hoo!

Introducing our latest autumn flavored collection of fall time yumminess [how is that for a great introduction!].... HAZEL & PLUM. And as the selvedge says.... "she threw leaves in the air and watched them fall"... that kind of says it all right there don't you think?

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... these are just some of the swatches, there are more!

HAZEL & PLUM is a perfect combination of a few of our ALL TIME favorite autumn flavored prints [such as the main floral] that we have brought back due to popular demand and a few new classics to round out the whole kitten caboodle! Colors include ivory, soft taupe, golden yellow, aqua, apple green, our signature tomato red and yes, we have brought back the plum! Easily the color that got the most comments at Market, the last time we offered this color was in our Tapestry collection.... and I'm not sure how many groups ago that was! We were definitely needing it again!

The collection itself will be available in stores in October just in time for some really scrumptious fall time sewing! Don't you think? The group will be arriving by mid October [barring any unforeseen circumstances] and we will be ready and waiting. Be sure to ask your local quilt shop to carry it. in fact , feel free to ask them if they will be kitting any of the new patterns when it does come because we are ALWAYS ALL ABOUT SUPPORTING THE LOCAL QUILT SHOP. But for those of you who do not have a Fig Tree loving shop accessible to you, we are here for you too!

But back to today.... for those of you who like to participate in our biannual KIT PRE-ORDER event, this is it!

 

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We have chosen a few of our favorite brand new patterns and we have kitted them up for you exactly as shown. Not only have we kitted them for you, but we are giving you the opportunity to join our exclusive Fig Tree PRE-ORDER PROGRAM. 
Which is really a fancy way of saying that you order today, pay a portion of your kit every month until the fabric releases in October, 2017 and then receive the kit as soon as the fabric arrives in October. 
 
HALF YARD BUNDLE
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FAT QUARTER BUNDLE
 
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NUTMEG STARS II KIT
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BOTTLECAPS KIT
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Easy peasy!

It is, at a very basic level, our own special LAYAWAY PROGRAM. You can purchase one kit or all of them and just pay a small portion each month, making it simple, easy and affordable for everyone. Our goal is to make these little beauties accessible to all!! PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NOT BEING CHARGED ANYTHING EXTRA EACH MONTH TO DO THIS... not a penny! 
After the first installment, the amounts are just spread out over 4 months!  This is just our best way to ensure that we have enough kits and fabric to cover everyone who wants a kit once the fabric arrives in March, 2017

ALSO... IF YOU ORDER NOW, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE FREE PATTERN OFFERS IN THE BUNDLES AND NOTE THAT THE PATTERNS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PATTERNS AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

For those of you who have done PRE ORDER KITS with us before, you are old hat at this. But for those of you who are new, please read all of the fine print before you order. There is lots of important information there for you! 
 
 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
 
Hope you join us in this yummy HAZEL & PLUM extravaganza and PRE ORDER your kits today! 
 
 

 


Sherbets & Creams is Back!

Our crazy popular summertime book, Sherbets & Creams, is back in stock and even better news... we have special kits with everything you might need to get started on any of these yummy, yummy summertime quilts!

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The book has 5 projects in it, all featuring these lovely Fig Tree Sherbet Bella Solids and an assortment of small cream prints. Perfect for those summer months coming up!

Hers's a quick overview of the quilts in the book....

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POPSICLES

 

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RIBBONS

 

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 JELLO SQUARES

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... more photos coming soon....

 

and last but certainly not least, RETRO

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To get started on any of these summertime lovelies, click HERE for the kit or more info.


It is FIG TREE CONTEST time!!

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.... amazing prize for this contest from the lovely folks at MODA for all 6 winners!!


Welcome to April and the Fig Tree contest in the line up of MODA's 12 Designers/12Contests!!

We are so glad to be participating in this year long MODA adventure of creativity and contests [so far we have seen fun contests from French General, Sweetwater and Me & My Sister].For those of you who are new around here, welcome! For those of you who "talk" to me everyday on Instagram or elsewhere, welcome back!

I sure hope that you all join me for this… yes all of you… I want to see a serious amount of blocks my friends!

So here's the scoop, the skinny, the dirt…..

WHY:

You are creating & sewing a block to be used in one of our Mystery BLOCK OF THE MONTH programs- either one of our current programs Nantucket Seaside, Red & Cream, Vintage Baskets or perhaps a new upcoming one!!

Each year, we run a number of popular Block-of-the-Month programs and are in constant need of fun, traditional feeling blocks that will work in one of those programs.

Mystery
Mystery

... photos of a few of the blocks from our Mystery Sampler Quilt from 2015.

 

Yuletide

...images from the Yuletide Sampler BOM quilt that we ran in both 2015 and 2016.

 

Sammpler6


Sammpler6


Sammpler6


Sammpler6

...photos from last years Mystery Sampler BOM.


CONTEST INFO AND RULES

RULES:
1. You have to use mostly Fig Tree fabric but you can mix in any Bella Solid or little cream background prints you like. I do that all the time so its only fair that you get to do the same thing LOL! If you don’t have any cream left from any of our latest collections, my "go to" Bella solid is IVORY.

2. Your block has to be either a 6”, 9” or 10” block since those are the sizes that we are in the greatest need of as of right now!

If you want to do a grouping or a smaller one to compliment a larger one…. go for it! YOU CAN MAKE AS MANY BLOCKS AS YOU LIKE…. the more, the better... you have all month to submit them! Who knows, you might end up making your own Fig Tree Sampler in the process!

3. You have to email me a picture [if you’re not on Instagram] and I will post it or post it on IG with the hashtag #12contestsfigtree sometime during the month of April.

4. It can either be an original block that you create or a traditional quilt block that happens to be one of your favorites. Either is great since we use both in our samplers!!

5. As a little bonus, the first 16 entries will receive a mini charm in the mail, as soon as I see the photo! We also have little “contest baggies” available if you need some fun scraps to get you started. Each “contest baggy” has a piece of cream and some MODA scrap goodies.

WHEN:

The contest runs from April 5 through May 1. All winners will be announced on May 5.  We will have 6 winners... YES 6 WINNERS... and the winning blocks will be included in one of our Block of the Month programs! You will be given credit for the block in the program, you will receive an awesome prize from the amazing folks at MODA [yes that is the prize in the picture above] and we will be besties for life :-))). Oh yeah… and you will get special “early bird” sign up privileges for any Fig Tree program for next year! That’s worth it just right there I tell ya!

So get your sew on my friends!! And @yardgrl- since we all know you are the most prolific quilter in the world, we expect to see a few blocks from you for sure or a few hundred! Maybe we should have different rules for Susan… a block a day… what do you guys think??

Thanks for playing along this month! Now let's see who has the first 16 entries. Ready, set, go!!


2016 Mystery Fig Tree Sampler

As I write this, I should be finishing up the binding on this lovely 2016 project. My Instagram friends urged me to finish up the binding so that I could consider it a February finish and that is just the cheering section I need right about now to get this one done!

UPDATE: BINDING DONE [see last photo] !!

Sometimes I absolutely love binding and sometimes... well sometimes not so much [usually depending on what else I have to do at the same time]!

These annual samplers have surely become my favorite projects of all time. The one from 2015 was based a little bit more around a sherbet palette with navy as the darkest element [I will share some comparison photos in a few days]. This sampler from 2016 went a bit more retro and was based around my Farmhouse and Strawberry Fields collections and used a chalkboard black as the "grounding color" of the grouping. That might be one of my favorite elements this time around.

I chose the black gingham rose as the binding and I am just a little smitten with how it all turned out. Enjoy....

 

Sampler2

 

Sampler3

 

Sampler4

 

Sampler5

 

Sammpler6

 

Binding

When we get a bit of warm weather and dry grass enough for a full photo shoot, I will include some more photos of the entire project!

If you joined us for this year long project, I really hope you are nearing completion on yours too. Would love to see your finished pics on Instagram!!

Joanna