Sew Mama Sew December Giveaway

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to one of my favorite events of the year. Twice each year, in December and May there is a huge giveaway link up sponsored by Sew Mama Sew. It is a fun way to check out blogs you may not otherwise have read. If you have not checked out the giveaway yet , I encourage you to do so. So many craft bloggers have linked up and there are all sorts of prizes to be won.

If this is your first time visiting Needle and Foot, welcome! I hope you will take a minute to look around my site.  I have been blogging for approximately 18 months and have made so many friends via this blog and the others that I follow. To learn more about me, click on the About Me page at the top of your screen. I  have many of my quilts displayed in the Quilt Gallery page (also at the top of the page). If you would like to read the blog post associated with a particular quilt, click the title showing just below the picture.  I love blogging and sewing and spend most of my time with one or the other. Comments and questions are always welcome and I try to answer each one. (With the exception of this particular post – I won’t be able to answer each comment on this post. I hope you understand!)

On to the giveaway.  I have two giveaways to offer.  (Before I get to far into it, I want to be sure to tell you that I will be shipping within the United States only. I apologize but it is fairly expensive to ship outside of the US.)

The first is a holiday table runner that I made. It measures approximately 40 x 14″.  The center of the runner is a pieced stripe of various Christmas prints. The various fabrics feature holiday ornaments, poinsettias, and holly. The color scheme is green, red, cream and gold. Along the length of the center strip is a border of dark cream and gold fabric. Next to that is a deep red border.


The backing fabric and binding are the same deep red, gold and green print. I quilted this table runner on my home machine by stitching the length of the table runner at various widths. I would love to give it to one of you!


The second giveaway is a holiday banner, or bunting. The flags are double-sided so it looks nice where ever it is hung. Across the top is red ribbon with an extra length left at each end t give you some flexibility when you decide where to hang it. These buntings are a fun holiday decoration and I would love to send it off to one of you!


I used traditional colors and many of the fabrics have a vintage look to them.


.Each flag measures 6″ across the top and is 9″ in length (down to the point of the flag). The entire banner measures 80″ in length from first flag to last. There is 20″ of ribbon hanging freely to use to hang it. To make this, I cut the triangle shapes and fused them together with Wonder Under. I topstitched the perimeter to add strength to the flags.( I don’t think it will do well in the washer. I would just spot clean the flags as necessary. )

OK – Here is how you enter to win one of these giveaways!  Please leave me a comment  describing the best (or favorite) gift you have ever given or received. It can be either one. I am looking forward to reading your memories!  If you follow me, you get an extra entry. Just comment and let me know how you follow. The giveaway will be open through Sunday, December 13th. I will pull two winners on Monday morning. Be sure that you are not a no-reply blogger (if you like, you could leave your email address in the comment.)

Thank you so much for stopping by! I wish you luck with all of the giveaways this week. I hope you have enjoyed looking around my blog and invite you to follow me via Bloglovin or sign up to receive posts in your email. (Rest assured that your email address is never shared or used for purposes other than to send you blog posts.) Both links are on the right at the top of the page.  For a little more fun, follow me on Instagram. I am @kringelb.


Again, thank you for visiting. I am wishing each of you a fabulous holiday season, whichever way you choose to celebrate.


67 thoughts on “Sew Mama Sew December Giveaway

  1. lee

    I love your work! The runner and banner are lovely giveways! I gave my mother in law a log cabin quilt the first year I was married – she still loves it!! (35 yrs later!) thank you!

  2. Karen Hurst

    Good morning! I loved each of the quilts that hug my grandchildren for me, but I have to say the wedding quilt I made with my DIL’s mom is my current favorite. We picked the random fabrics together and then started cutting a whole lot of squares for an oversized Queen made of 3 inch finished HSTs. It’s beautiful!

  3. Mary Ann

    The first Christmas we had our daughter, I surprised my husband with a quilt. He didn’t know anything about it and couldn’t believe I pulled off that big of a surprise!

  4. Karen J

    Years ago, I was making a ribbon weave pillowcover. My grandmother mentioned how beautiful it was. So, when it was finished, I gave it to her. She is long gone but my aunt displays it on her couch now. Whenever I see it, I think of my grandmother and how special she was to me.

  5. Raina DelRio

    My best Christmas gift (although it arrived 2 weeks before Christmas day) was my beautiful daughter 10 yrs ago.

  6. Kristen

    Nice to meet you 🙂 I absolutely love the table runner! It would look really lovely on my aged cream-colored dining room table! Thank you for offering up such lovely prizes made from your talents. (I’m hosting a giveaway as well, if you have the chance feel free to pop on by.)

    One of my favorite Christmas gifting memories is the year that my husband surprised me with a sewing machine. I was so shocked when I opened the package. He had done research online and visited all sorts of sewing blogs and forums to find a really good quality beginner machine that I could also grow into. I had hoped to buy one for myself after Christmas but the fact that he went through all that time and effort was so very special to me. I’m still using the machine and that was 7 or 8 years ago!

  7. Linda

    What wonderful giveaways! I follow you on Instagram.
    The best gift I ever received for Christmas was a Ginny doll when I was 8. My best friend Diana also got one, and I have a picture of both of us in our robes (she lived right around the corner and raced to my house) playing with our dolls. I also received a handmade doll quilt from my Granny, which I still have.

  8. Kathy Upton

    My favorite Christmas gift ever was in December 1962 when I was in 6th grade. I wanted a desk so badly I could taste it. Mom and Dad kept saying they couldn’t afford the one I wanted….long story shortChristmas Eve I’m sitting reading….I didn’t even notice that Dad had been in the basement for a long time. I heard a commotion and Mom laughing—there came Dad and Mom carrying the beautiful mahogany desk into my room saying “surprise!”. I lost Mom and Dad 6 days apart last year–and even though I’m 62 years old with children and grandchildren that remains my favorite christmas memory. Thank you for a chance to win.

  9. Connie C. in Texas

    Lovely, lovely work! I love them both! The best Christmas gift I ever received was a heavy duty sewing machine from my husband. I sew lots of denim and heavy fabrics, lots of layers, so this gift saved me untold amounts of grey hairs and frustration! 🙂

  10. Diana @ Red Delicious Life

    I just love the festive bunting! My favorite gift that I gave was a single rose to my mom for her last Christmas. My siblings and I came from every corner of the country to spend it with her and we all gave her roses, which was what she wanted.

  11. Linda

    Hello, My favorite gift was the year I got a leather jacket. It was perfect. Thanks for bringing back such a good memory.

  12. usairdoll

    What a beautiful runner and banner! Love them! One of my favorite Christmas memories is when my Mom finished paying off my layaway for my sewing machine.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  13. usairdoll

    I’m a new follower on BlogLovin and IG. (@usairdoll)

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  14. Sarah

    I have been blessed by so many wonderful presents — the one that comes to mind immediately was last Christmas — My children were given gifts through an Angel Tree program, and the love that went into their presents was more than enough to blow me away, but completely unexpectedly, I received a gift of a $100 grocery gift card, and a $25 Target card as well as other little presents. It was from a stranger that I didn’t know, and was such a blessing to our family at that time in our lives.

  15. Shannon C.

    What a great giveaway! The bunting is so festive! My favorite Christmas Present I ever received was new mattresses when I was about 11. They were so cool because I’d inherited some antique beds from my great-grandmother but my mom said I couldn’t use them because we couldn’t afford mattresses. So wonderful to see them propped up by the tree Christmas morning!

  16. Lori

    The best gift I’ve ever received was my son, two weeks before Christmas, 22 years ago. Absolutely lovely gifts!

  17. Beth

    I made a special quilt for my cousin’s wedding, I think that was the best. somehow it just suited her so well!

  18. Cathie

    One of my all times favorite gifts is the garden stone my daughter gave me that she make with the hand and feet prints of my wonderful grandbabies.

  19. Janet G

    I just love your projects! The table runner is stunning and a great scrap buster! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win! My favorite gift to ever get was a BIG Canvas Family Photo that hangs on my wall! I love making memories and photos to display them.

  20. Kate

    This probably isn’t the best gift my husband has ever received but it was really fun — I gave him a behind-the-scenes tour at the zoo of the giraffes, his favorite animal, and we got to feed them leaves off of long branches. It was very cool!

  21. Donna Lee

    I think the best gift I received was a new blue bicycle when I was about 9 years old. I couldn’t believe it when I saw that big, draped shape under the tree!

  22. Stacy Alfano

    I think my favorite gift i ever received was a cabbage patch doll that i wanted for forever when i was 8!

  23. Shelley C

    One of my best childhood gifts was a stuffed puppy my mom bought with green stamps. How I loved on that thing over the years!
    Love the simple elegance of your runner!

  24. Kelly O.

    when my father was ill with ALS he was always cold. To remedy this I began my journey on the road to quilting and followed a tutorial from betz white to make a quilt from felted wool sweaters. My father died 8 years ago this February. The quilt is back home with me and has seen better days due to the 4 children that fight for it regularly, but I know it was loved by him and now by my babies. This would make him happy. Merry Christmas!

  25. Amber

    I think my favorite present I’ve ever given is the family-tree quilt I made my parents that included stitched versions of the handprints of each of my family members.

  26. Carol Burgess

    My favorite gift was a packet of fat quarters given to me by my daughter-in-law. They are modern prints and are challenging me to move outside my comfort zone to use them. Such a wonderful gift!

  27. sarah c

    love the runner and bunting when ever I see it it reminds me of a street parties in the UK, village fete’s cake and cucumber sandwiches and a glass of orange squash

  28. Renea

    Giving my daughter-in-law a t-shirt quilt made with t-shirts from her husband (my son) after he passed away from brain cancer. Thanks for the giveaway

  29. Vickie

    Beautiful and thoughtful giveaways Bernie. My favorite gift received was my blue Schwin stingray bicycle in 1960 something. The best I gave was a family effort to my mother in law on her 80th birthday on Dec. 22nd. We gave her a computer. She is now 92 and has upgraded to an I pad!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  30. Mary Kay

    Funny – after reading Vickie’s post it triggered the memory of the Schwinn bicycle which I also received in 1960 something. I loved riding that bike…. and even though it was a bit small by then, I took it to college and it served me well until someone else decided they liked it! Love your pretty items! Happy Holidays!

  31. Cindy Weaver

    My favorite gifts every year are those from my son, He listens to things that I say all year, and gets me the perfect (for me) gift.

  32. Michelle Smith

    My favorited thing I have given would have to be a layette set I made for a friend who was expecting.

  33. Jinger

    My favorite Christmas gift was from “Santa” when I was a little girl. It was my first teddy bear and when I went to the bathroom in the middle of the night and saw him sitting by the tree, I thought he was Santa! I do still have my now tattered bear.

  34. Libby

    My in-laws just bought us a new refrigerator for a Christmas present – I think it’s the best present I’ve ever received !

  35. Shannon

    my mom has been on my mind. She died 13 years ago. And she LOVED Christmas. Now that I’m a mom, I look back at all the ways my mom made the holiday exciting and full of joy….those things are my best Christmas gift. I wish I could make it half as magical for my kids as she did for me.

  36. Tania S.

    The sewing machine my husband gave me for our first Christmas was one of the best gifts I received. One of my favorite gifts to give was the quilt I made for my daughter when she was 12.

  37. Lori Smanski

    so pretty. either would be wonderful thanks the best gift I can remember at the time , I wanted to get away from breads, all the chemicals I didn’t want in the house, so I asked my mom to help me make homemade bread, LOL well that just didn’t turn out well at all. LOL this was in the summer. I had forgotten about it and for Christmas my children ( then 2 and 5) gave me a bread maker. I cried and they were so confused, LOL, it was hard telling them that they were happy tears.

  38. Bobbie

    When I was helping to clean out my husband’s grandmother’s house I came across baby books and gave them to my mother in law for Christmas. She hadn’t seen them in forever. The look on her face was fabulous

  39. Deb

    What a beautiful table runner!!!! My favorite gift to receive was a plane ticket to go visit a friend all the way across country….total surprise from my husband. That was 15 years ago, and I still remember the wonder of flying, visiting a friend, and opening the gift.


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