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Jingle Jolly To You!

November 19th, 2007

SHORTCUTS without all the blahblahblah:
FAQ here.

Bah-humbug. It’s too early for the holidays. But… it’s never too early to get ready for holiday giftmaking! I took the Handmade Pledge. Have you? Hardly an arm twisting, eh. Another passing of a hundred posts has come and gone (I’ll be having my post-postaverary soon - stay tuned… sister-friend Karen is going to join in the fun), so for now just a little holiday pattern to you from me. And besides… it’s Frankie’s 20th birthday today! Happy Birthday Frankie! Words cannot express my thanks and gratitude to all of you for the joy and inspiration you all bring me on a daily basis… on your blogs as well as the wonderful comments you leave me. So many ideas and so much inspiration I’ve gotten from all of you, and I hope I can do the same for you with this dinky little pattern of mine.

Jingle Jolly Table Runner
Being the Charmaholic that I am… I had to find a way to put my stash to good use! And while it looks like I eat alone, in actuality - I’m just too stinkin’ lazy to set a full table just to snap a photo.
I know there’s a way to photograph quilts so they don’t look all wonky. I just don’t know what that way is. And it certainly doesn’t help matters that my method of photography is point-pray-click.   Maybe your photos will be much better.  Please add your pics to the gallery here!

This little Jingle Jolly finishes at 16” x 40”. I used a charm pack of Holly Jolly by Sandy Gervais for Moda. My pattern calls for 37 charms… exactly what’s in the Holly Jolly charm pack!

The entire pattern is free for download here. If you like this pattern, you might like to make a similar pattern and go hog wild and make a 62” x 68” size quilt from a 12 fat quarter bundle from Karen’s pattern “Cheaper by the Dozen” in her book “Bundles of Fun“. I know it’s fun… because I’ve made one. It’s a perfect retreat project or a sewing with friends project.

To make this runner - you will need:
37 Charms (I got my Rx filled here)
⅔ yard black polka-dot fabric for star centers and binding
¼ yard solid black fabric for star points (my other Rx is filled here)
⅝ yard backing fabric
20” x 44” piece batting

Thank you to Claire and Missy for hosting the wonderful Handmade Parade Holiday Gift Guide and asking me to join in the fun. You will find this Jingle Jolly pattern cross-posted there as well as many, many, many more holiday goodies by clicking here.

And thank you to my pal Kim who keeps me focused on getting this post done! ;o)

~Whew. And now I must nap.

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51 Responses

  1. The fabulous Pieces allegedly said:

    Oh, it is so wonderful! I am having a love affair with Holly Jolly this month and I love what you’ve done with it!

  2. The fabulous Claire allegedly said:

    LOVE this! One of these days after I finish my two slap em together quilts I will have to try this one! Thanks so much for posting to HP!

  3. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Ah, ’tis lovely! And now that the big quilt is done, I *do* need a new project…

  4. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    Oooh, thanks for the tutorial, it looks like a lot of fun. Of course, I have enough projects for the holidays that I shouldn’t even think about doing this one — doesn’t mean I’m NOT of course, just means I shouldn’t.

  5. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    OH my gosh - I love it:):) This is definitely being added to my mile long list of stuff to make:):)

  6. The fabulous stephanie allegedly said:

    How cute! I need to make one as well.
    Thanks for directing me to the pattern :)

  7. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    Well look at you the crafty one!! I’m so gonna make that. I love it and it looks so quick to do. Great gift!!! Maybe I’ll even make you one….oh wait you already have one. LOL Honestly, you really should have went ahead and sent the whole table!!!
    Thanks for the pattern.
    Jan, uh I mean Sharon!!!!! ROFLOL!!! Nan that was for you!!

  8. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    I love the table runner, I just might have to whip one up! I’m using Holly Jolly fabric for another runner right now too, it’s such a cute line. I can see it all around my house :-)

  9. The fabulous Kairle allegedly said:

    Oh, WOW! I have a set of those charms sitting on the table right next to me. I was asking DD14 if she wanted to make something fun with these. Thanks for the great pattern!!!

  10. The fabulous Margo allegedly said:

    What a great table runner. Thanks for the pattern. It seems easy and I have numerous sets of themed charm packs.

  11. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    I love Holly Jolly fabrics and this table runner is just perfect for a gift for someone you love enough to make them something! haha, so I guess I wont be making one for friends (I dont have any of those) but for me instead! LOL Very freakin’ cool…

    who knows nothing about photography, just points and clicks and hopes for the best..

  12. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    OHMYGOSH HOW CUTE IS THIS????? Thanks for sharing the pattern! And Thanks for the birthday shout out to Frankie!!!

  13. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    Geez that runner is pretty! I love it.
    I am going to ignore the pattern and links, because it will only bum me out wishing I had more time and better skills. I will just enjoy gazing at your beautiful work, sighing and saying “Pretty.”

  14. The fabulous Angela (Cottage Magpie) allegedly said:

    Too cute! Does this mean I can call you the Queen of Charms?
    ~Angela :-)

  15. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    You are an incredible Miss Talented Quilt Making Parade Waver Chick!! Great pattern and table runner. I might have to make this one for my first ever quilting project. It would look smashing on my table.

  16. The fabulous mar allegedly said:

    That is pretty darn cute! and almost all cut out to start with, that’s the way to do it! Thanks!

  17. The fabulous Mary Anne allegedly said:

    Did you say quick and easy? If you did, that’s right up my alley!!! Even if it isn’t quick and easy, it sure is pretty and festive!!! Thanks for the pattern!(I’ll have the elves get right on it!)

  18. The fabulous Anina allegedly said:

    You are my hero!!!! I have that exact pack of charm squares and up to now had NO idea what to do with them. I LOVE you!

  19. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    So adorable and star-a-licious! :) I am in the process of cutting flannel squares out of all the scraps I’ve saved for many years. After I get done with those, I get to FINALLY finish my NUJD quilts. After THAT, I MIGHT get to try out the Jolly Jingle pattern. Looks like fun! I wish I had a plate set on that table……only about 7 or 8 months til I can be out there again….yippee!! :)

  20. The fabulous Yellow Girl allegedly said:

    Love it love it as usual you such fabulous work. Keep em coming….book on the way yet??? Love and miss you…L

  21. The fabulous Yellow Girl allegedly said:

    oops…*you do* such fabulous work….I just had to say it again….Happy Tday and I am thankful you are a part of my life….L

  22. The fabulous Kelli allegedly said:

    Thank you for being so generous and sharing this!

  23. The fabulous corry allegedly said:

    I love the tablerunner!! Thanks for the pattern!

  24. The fabulous Kira allegedly said:

    I found your site thru the handmade holidays and love, love, love yoru table runner! Thank you for posting it … I can’t wait to do it myself! :)

  25. The fabulous Belém allegedly said:

    I love it! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern :)

  26. The fabulous Christiane allegedly said:

    an early xmas present for all of us. Big hugs, you really know how addictive charms are and that we already are hoarding piles in our stash:-)
    lovely pattern and the black adds definitely the zing!

  27. The fabulous sherry allegedly said:

    I love your table runner. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

  28. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    This is so great! I think someone in my family will be getting one of these for Christmas…

  29. The fabulous joan allegedly said:

    Love the pattern, liked the quilt but LOVE the tablerunner. So much for thinking I didn’t have any more gifts to make. thanks for sharing

  30. The fabulous Kari allegedly said:

    You are so generous, thank you for sharing! That is a lovely pattern. I can’t wait to make one (or two or three…)!!!

  31. The fabulous céline allegedly said:

    A soo beautiful table runner !!! Love it !! And thank you for the pattern !!

  32. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    Efffing cuuuute, Monica! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    I know I need to get back on track with blogging, lurking, and crafting! Maybe after the big FEAST!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Gobble, gobble!

  33. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    That is so pretty! I don’t have time to make anything extra right now (working on my bath bombs and all the failed batches kind of sucks my time up)
    But I love the black stars in the middle.

    I haven’t taken the handmade pledge but for the last three years everyone gets hand made except for Max (I made him an apron last year, but we also gave him Legos)

  34. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    Oh that is a very cool pattern. I am sooo “in” to tablerunners right now…

  35. The fabulous kimberly sherrod allegedly said:

    dang! that’s a nice PDF!!!! Man, I love free stuff! and the time to do something with it! I love Free Time!!! dang! Mon- maybe you can do a PDF about how to create AWESOME PDF’s! That’s what I want for Christmas-(in italics) please oh, please. Think Santa has that in his bag? I asked my husband to help me with the advent elf pattern I am drafting and he just said sure honey, as he continued to download pranks off the internet for my Son who is vising from FSU land. Boys! The pranks I get are like- my curser suddenly turns into a shooting bird, and not the tweety kind, Rick Astley starts to sing Never Gonna Give You Up when I go to do a Google search, my desktop icons float around and in general, my curser becomes possessed and starts moving like its Banana Boat song time! Boys stink!

  36. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Well gosh darn it Monica! I’m determined to clean and decorate this weekend and there you go posting a really cute charm pattern. AND did I mention that I’ve been working on a quilt using the Holly Jolly fabrics and have a leftover charm pack? I swear you are going to be my downfall! LOL!

  37. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing such a cute pattern. And since my table runner has disappeared, I’m in the market for a new one … this just might be the trick!

  38. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m not giving from the ‘homemade’ category this year since I don’t have enough time left but there’s always hope for next year. Love that pattern. I’m a charm collector too but many of them are still in the wrappers. Perhaps I will use more of them in 2008.

  39. The fabulous floribunda allegedly said:

    thank you, thank you! I have that same charm pack and was trying to think of something fun to do with it…

  40. The fabulous Anna allegedly said:

    Thank you, just the perfect pattern I’ve been looking for for my christmas swappies!

  41. The fabulous Nanna Jamma allegedly said:

    Talented AND generous! What a lovely early Christmas giftie for us all! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It is the cutest runner EVER! Excuse me now, I am racing off to my sewing room - I have a runner to make!!!

  42. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Oh my gosh…thanks for sharing such a great pattern. I looked at the Holly Jolly charm pack and put it back. Now I have to go back and get it!

  43. The fabulous Kris allegedly said:

    Love the pattern! I think we’ll be new bloggy friends. It feels like I already know you since I hear all about you from our “friend in common”. But there’s really nothing “common” about our friend Karen!

  44. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Thanks so much for the pattern. I love to use scraps and charm squares too. I have quite a collection to choose from to make this one up!

  45. The fabulous Lisa D. allegedly said:

    What a great tablerunner pattern! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

  46. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    Your craftsmanship is impeccable! What a beauty! :)

  47. The fabulous tamara allegedly said:

    Thanks for the pattern!!

  48. The fabulous Maria allegedly said:

    Thanks a lot! I was going to go clean up my knitting messes. Now I have to go pound out a runner instead. Yippee!!!!!!

  49. The fabulous Toby allegedly said:

    I just discovered your blog - I surfed over from Passing Down Crazy’s blog after seeing that gorgeous table runner. Now I’m ready to switch back to quilting from knitting…I can’t wait to peruse your blogroll either as I have plenty of knitting inspiration, it’s just the quilting I need some motivation to get back to. My stash, the sewing machine, and the B-Line quilt frame are getting dusty.

    As a side note, I am from Kitsap County (although I have recently relocated).

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  50. The fabulous kathy allegedly said:

    This is so fabulous. A very modern take on a traditional pattern. I’ve never purchased the charm packs but I’m always tempted. Now I have plan!

  51. The fabulous Lois allegedly said:

    I love the table runner made from a charm pack. Thanks for sharing it with us. Charms are wonderful!!!

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