Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Enter If U Dare Blog Hop


I love Halloween and find it so much fun to decorate for this fall celebration. So I have a few things to show you which I think you will have fun with to decorate your own homes with. Some are quick and easy and can be whipped up in an afternoon! But first I want to thank Marian at Seams To Be Sew You will have to make sure to check out all the cool giveaways that Marian has in store for this hop! Today's giveaway can be found at the end of my posting... I love to do blog hops and it's been awhile since I've participated in one. I've got a few tricks, I mean projects to show you. My first project that I would like to share with you is a flag to hang outside to greet your trick or treaters with... it's an oldie but goodie.

I decided to use my witch paper piecing pattern for the main design.
This pattern can be found
free on my website and also on Craftsy.

I added some borders and rick rack. Prairie Points finish off the bottom edge.
I'm holding my finished flag on a dowel. It'll look really cute hanging on the flag stand at home.

The finished measurements are 12" x 18", perfect for
my garden flag holder at home.
I then worked on a set of placemats using 'Something Wicked' from Wilmington Prints. I loved the preprinted fabric placemat panel. I fell in love with the skull and Edgar Allen Poe saying. I'm not usually a fan of 'panels' but I totally fell in love with this spooky panel! The directions on the panel was for either placemats or pillows. I decided to make some spooky placemats. I quilted them using a spider web design that I free motioned.


I didn't just stop there! Oh no... I also made some spooky Pumpkin Heads mug rugs. They are super quick and easy to make. The pattern can be found in my Etsy Shop. These sweet little mug rugs are fun to make for co-workers or for the kiddos. Make a bunch and string them together for a delightful garland. They are so versatile. So here is how I made them...

Cut out the pumpkin template and layer on batting and fabric. No need to cut the shape! All you need is some batting and fabric for the size of the template plus a seam allowance. (You have two fabric pieces, right sides together on top of the batting.)

Pin the template in place and sew around it using it as a guide, sewing thru all three layers.

Remove the paper template, see the pumpkin shape. Remember to leave a 1-2 inch opening at the top for the stem. Trim the pumpkin shape to a quarter inch seam and turn right side out. Iron.

Pop your pumpkin stem in place.... 

Then sew in place, closing up the top of the pumpkin. Iron.

At this time if you want to quilt the pumpkin shape you can, but it is totally optional.

Iron on your pumpkins face! Isn't it adorable! I have one pumpkin with the quilting and one without. Now it's time to do a blanket stitch around the pumpkin's face pieces. Then they're done!


My spooky table! Complete with skulls and candles.
I'm all ready for Halloween!

No onto the giveaways! Marian has some awesome sponsors for this Halloween blog hop. The Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $75 gift certificate to one lucky winner. To enter use the entry form below.

http://www.fatquartershop.com/
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Timeless Treasures is giving away different fabric bundles EACH day of the blog hop! So make sure to visit each day to see everyone's Enter If U Dare Blog entry and take time to enter the daily giveaways. I have a complete listing posted here for each day!


Todays Giveaway!!!
I am also hosting a fun little giveaway! Leave me a sweet comment on what project you loved in my posting. Make sure to leave me a way to contact you if you are a NO-REPLY blogger. For a second chance to win, follow me too and let me know that you do. Belvedere and I will pick out three winners at the end of the hop! You have a chance to win a PDF copy of my 'Frankie Mug Rug pattern.


Winners have been announced! Congratulations!!!
Allison
Deb G, in Va.
Works4me

I'm also having a little sale on KITS in my Etsy Shop ~ NO Coupon required!

Have fun hopping around. There will be all sorts of quilting treats for you!
I get to share today with all of these talented quilters;


Happy quilting!
Cindy & Belvedere

All winners will be announced on October 25, 2017.
You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways.
Winners are expected to pay shipping costs for the product they won.
You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.
If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.
In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and...
Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don't win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.
No purchase whatsoever is necessary.

126 comments:

  1. I really like the witch flag...she's a great design. Thanks for sharing her on Craftsy!

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  2. Very cute witch and I love the pumpkins.

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  3. These are such cute projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hallowe'en is definitely fun. I enjoy your blog, and would enjoy bringing Frankie to life in my house. Thanks

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  5. What a fun mix of projects! Great decorations and patterns, thanks for sharing!!

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  6. I love the pumpkin mug rugs! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love to paper piece and just visited your crafty shop for the witch pattern. Thanks for sharing, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  8. Sweet! Love the witch!! The placemats are neat and the pumpkin mug rugs look fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love all of your Halloween designs, cute and not scary.

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  10. I love your witch!!

    Beth oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

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  11. Your witch, the placemats, the pumpkins...all of them are so fun and perfect projects for Halloween! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Love your witch! There is just something about halloween that brings out the kid in all of us, and Witches are a great place to start!

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  13. All of your projects are great! I particularly like the pumpkins. My grandchildren would love them!

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  14. Halloween is so much fun to sew for. Love your designs.

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  15. I love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. The pumpkin looks like a fun but simple project. I love quick and easy.

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  17. The pumpkins are my favorite, but like the witch too!

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  18. I love the pumpkins! I have been a follower for several years, I have also completed a couple of your BOM's.

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  19. Super cute projects - every one of them.

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  20. I subscribed to your mailing list.

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  21. I have your Bat Mats pattern - the pumpkins are equally cute! Made larger, they'd both be perfect as Halloween placemats!

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  22. Your little witch is so adorable, thanks for sharing

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  23. They are all great, but I love the witch!

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  24. Great tablescape, and I love the placemats.

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  25. Pumpkin placemats are so cute.

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  26. Love the pumpkin mug rugs! I will have to try them. It looks like I can get quite a few done in an afternoon. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  27. I am now following quilt doodle designs! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  28. Cindy-Your post is so inspirational. Lots of great ideas. Thanks

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  29. Pumpkin placements would be perfect for putting the candy bowl on.

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  30. oh your projects are wonderful. giggle I love that witch.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  31. What fun quick projects! Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Fabulous projects and your table setting is simply to die for.

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  33. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netWednesday, 18 October, 2017

    As always, your designs are great. Love your witch.

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  34. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netWednesday, 18 October, 2017

    I am looking forward to all the creative designs that will be shown on the blog hop.

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  35. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netWednesday, 18 October, 2017

    Love your pumpkin mug rugs.

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  36. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netWednesday, 18 October, 2017

    I am one of your followers.

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  37. I liked the spooky mug rugs - great fabric choices! Your spooky table setting is the bomb!

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  38. Very cute, thanks for sharing and the giveaways!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  39. Love the witch and the pumpkin mug rugs!

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  40. WHAT NEAT PROJECTS! YOU ARE IN THE SEASON! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  41. Love your scary pumpkin heads mug rugs - so fantastic for Halloween! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  42. I follow you by email! Thank you,Susan

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  43. Darling projects! Really get me in the mood for this fun holiday! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Love the witch and the pumpkin mug rugs!

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  45. Am loving all these projects but I need to start in July! pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  46. I am definitely going to try making the Witchy Poo garden flag and the pumpkin mug rugs. They are fantastic!

    jedevers at comcast dot net

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  47. I love your pumpkins. Perfect Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  48. I love your Pumpkin Head mug rugs - have a great Halloween

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  49. I receive your newsletter, follow you on facebook, and spend way tooo much money in your shop! ;-)

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  50. Absolutely Adorable Cindy. I love the tip about just stitching around the freezer paper instead or pre-cutting the shapes from the fabric. I never really thought to do that before and it's ingenious when I think about it, saving a few steps in the process is always favorable. :)

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  51. what a cute witch - I follow you via email and facebook

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  52. Cute ideas!
    I follow by email.

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  53. Now that's one hauntingly special table setting. What a fun way to celebrate the day! I'm going to have to download that witch pattern... she's too cute!

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  54. Love the paper piece witch - will add this to a trick and treat bag

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  55. They're all cute, but I loved the Eat, Drink, and Be Scary placemat!

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  56. I love the placemats the best of all. But I do love the other items as well. Love the spider web quilting you did. That is super cool. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway as well.

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  57. I love the witchy flag. What a great idea, but I also really love your whole table setting.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  58. I follow you through email. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  59. All your projects are great, but I like the pumpkin placemats the best. Thanks so much for the great tutorial!

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  60. Love the pumpkins. Last year I made your witch as mug rugs for myself and all my grandkids. They love them.

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  61. I have been following with GFC.

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  62. Very cute projects, love the pumpkins! Thank you!

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  63. I'm going to make the pumpkin mug rugs, they are so cute!

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  64. I love your cute witch. The Poe design is do adorable! Pumpkin placemat is so fun!

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  65. I love the witch wall hanging, it would be cute in my cubicle at work!

    Sandy A

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  66. Love your Giveaways. Everyone has a chance to win.

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  67. I like each of the projects, but I love those cute Pumpkin Head mug rugs. They make me smile.

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  68. I follow your blog and get your newsletters. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunities!

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  69. great witch, and fabulous candle holders !!

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  70. Thank you for the fun decorating ideas. I really like the mug rugs.

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  71. What fun projects. I especially like the mug rugs.

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  72. I get your newsletter, and follow on FB. thanks for the chance

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  73. Nice job so love pumpkins. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  74. I love your row. Thanks for sharing

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  75. I like your witch flag and also the pumpkins. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. I love Halloween. Your projects are so cute.

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  77. I love Halloween. Your projects are so cute.

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  78. What fun! So many cute projects. I love the table setting with the decorations. Thanks for sharing!

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  79. What I like best are your black kitties in/with pumpkins. From the items above I choose the witch. Thank you for the ideas. (robinsbusiness@hotmail.com)

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  80. Love your pieces and i love the table setting, that is wonderful.

    Debbie

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  81. Very cute witchy banner and pumpkin mats ... :) Pat

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  82. Thank you for the adorable flag. I plan to check out your Etsy site soon.

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  83. Great projects! Your Halloween table looks so good!

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  84. Such fun projects. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us. raydeer@memlane.com

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  85. I love all your projects! Especially the Pumpkin Head Mug Rug.

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  86. Cindy,Great project So unique and different. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  87. What great projects; I love them all!

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  88. Love the great ideas! Now to find some time . . .

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  89. love your designs thanks for sharing.

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  90. I love your placemats...and the pumpkin heads - your decorations are SPOOOOOKY, perfect! lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  92. I like the witch and the pumpkins--cute projects!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  93. Cute projects, thank you for sharing!

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  94. Great Halloween projects & decor items too. rozz01 at cox dot net

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  95. Beautiful projects.
    I couldn't get the paper piecing pattern for the flag :(
    I don't know what I am doing wrong?

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  96. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  97. I'm loving all of these Halloween ideas

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  98. What Fun Projects you have!!!! That witch flag!!! Love!

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  99. I love the pumpkin mug rugs, what a great idea!

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  100. What a wonderful display your stitch projects create. Perfect for Halloween. Cute mug rug.

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  101. All your projects are wonderfully scary. I really love the place mats and pumpkins.

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  102. The pumpkin mug rugs catch my eye. They are great as mug rugs and decor also.
    rozz01 at cox dot net

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