Saturday, December 15, 2012

Santa's Bag: Holiday Freebie!

Hey all! Jaggie here. Are you enjoying your second to last weekend before Santa's arrival? Well, if you decided to stay in and skip all the last minute shoppers vying for the gifts on their wishlist, we can help!

To end our week of "A Look Into Santa's Bag" and lots of the wonderful quilt projects we have on thought we send you off with a holiday project you can start right away!

Our (postponed) Friday Freebie is ... two freebies!

We hope you enjoy our tree and star and that your holidays are the brightest one ever!

Friday, December 14, 2012

In Light of the Loss ...

Today was a sad day. Today someone whought thier problem could be solved by attacking innocent children. Today's previously planned freebie Friday will be posted tomorrow as we all take time to hold our loved ones a little closer. Today has reminded us not to think about what we want, but rather cherrish what we have. God bless those whose future was stolen and for the families who will face tomorrow with only the echo of their presence.


God Bless Newtown, CT 12/14/12


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sants's Bag: Toys, Toys, Toys!!

Today's surprise from Bear Thread Designs' friends, Pat Sloan. Santa says Pat Sloan's pattern, Santa's Toy Box is a top requested item this year. I spent some time with Pat at the International Quilt Market in October and had a lot of fun. She even shared her M&Ms with me!
Lots of people asked us about her quilt, which was hanging in the Bigfork Bay Cotton Company booth. You may remember we help staff the booth after some last minute changes.
The pattern contains easy to follow instructions, full size layout guide and pattern pieces that are already reversed for applique. It is regularly $14, but through Dece. 20 at midnight is on sale for 20% off! To order the pattern, send an email to ...

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Santa's Bag: Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. Has Holiday Cheer

Holly Moose
Hello! How are you enjoying the cold weather? For those of us here in South Texas, it is a slight change from our flip-flop winters. Though we see cool temps, they usually come and go, but our friends in the north are snow bunnies! The perfect time of the year to do some quilting and snuggle under some fabrics.

Santa's bag has a bunche of woodland creatures in it today! Check out these critters!

Starry Moose
Santa's bag has 3 woodland creatures joining us today! These Bigfork Bay Cotton Company patterns are regularly $14 but through midnight Dec. 19 you can get them for $11.20 doesn't that sound like a great deal. If you purchase the fabric kits for Holly Moose and Peace, you also get a free fusible applique book! We don't have fabric kits for Starry Moose at this time, sorry.

Join us tomorrow for another peek into Santa's bag!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Santa's Bag: Chilly Artic Fun!

Hello Christmas Carolers (and all your others filled with holiday cheer!) It's time for me to open up Santa's big bag of presents and show you another of his top choices for this gift-giving season!

This one is a favorite of ours! Pine Needles's Once Upon a Star is a quilt that can make even this Texas family, dream of a White Christmas!

This $100 pattern set, block-of-the-month style, is on sale for $80 through Bear Thread Designs, until Dec. 18 at midnight! It comes with patterns for all 8 blocks and instructions for the border. Hurry and get this cute winter wonderland quilt and you can watch Santa and the penquins year-round!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow and see what surprise we have fro Santa's bag. Also, we'd love to see photos of your competed projects on your Facebook page!

As today's public service announcement is: "If you don't have fur (like this ol' bear!) stay indoors and quilt!"

Have a greadt day ...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa's Bag: The Blessed Babe

Hello! Sorry, I am posting this so late. I don't know if you guys know this, but it is very hard for me to type with these paws, so Michelle does most of it for me. I had to wait for her to finish running Christmas errands ... and let me tell you, that girl can shop!

Today's top present from Sant's bag is one of Michelle's favorites. Oh Holy Night is an impressionist stained glass fusible web pattern by Brenda Henning of Bear Paw Productions.

O Holy Night
According to Bear Paw Productions, Impressionist Stained Glass is a simplified technique that creates the impression of stained glass without the formal lines of bias tape. O Holy Night pattern includes detailed step-by-step instructions that use Impressionist Stained Glass techniques and full-size pattern on pullout pages.

The pattern is regularly $25, but is on sale for $20 through Bear Thread Design until Dec. 17 at midnight. To order the pattern, send an email to Veronica at

I hope you enjoy this one as much as we do ...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

From Santa's Bag: Get Wild with Toni Whitney!


Psst! Hey, it's me, Jaggie! I've got a secret, do you want me to tell you?

I recently got to visit with Santa over a holiday salad of nuts and berries (with the recipe from Live Better America) and we talked about all of our favorite Christmas memories. He told me about some of the gifts in his bag of presents this year and said that I could share it with you!

So many fun things. Each day for the next week, I'll tell you about one of them so you can be sure to put them on your Christmas wish list!

The first gift to put on your wishlist is: Patterns by Toni Whitney ...

Toni Whitney's entrance into the world of Fine Art came on suddenly and unexpectedly, when she was chosen to design a Christmas Star of the most beautiful sparkling glitter for her very first Christmas play. Watching the colors dance and shine on that star, she knew she was destined to create.

Bear Thread Designs wants to help you fill your stocking, so Toni Whitney Designs patterns, on the Bear Thread Designs website, will be 20% off through Dec. 16, ending at midnight! If you purchase a fabric kit by Dec. 16, then you will get a free fusible applique book! That will look great under any Christmas tree! Just imagine Amur the tiger or Spirit the eagle waiting for you Christmas morning!

Check back tomorrow, for our next look into Santa's bag!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy December 1! Let the Christmas Madness Begin!

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer. Each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should've known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.