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Christmas Tree Pants Sew-Along - DAY 2

October 14th, 2011

Please join me today for Day 2, and next Friday (October  21) for finishing up with Day 3.  If you’re just getting started and need to back-track to my Day 1 - you can start here.

Sew along with me and post your photos each week to the Christmas Tree Pants Sew-Along Flickr group for a chance to win sleigh-load of great goodies from the  Sew,Mama,Sew! Holiday Sew-Along.  Every photo you post in the Tree Pants flickr group is an entry!  All the SMS prize info is at the bottom of my tutorial on SMS.

Day 2 of the sew-along is kind of an easy week - which is kind of relaxing, or a good time to jump in to the sew-along. Though any time is good time to jump in. This week is making 12 sashing strip units.
Christmas Tree Pants sew-along - Day 2

Eight of the strips will have star points on one end.
Christmas Tree Pants sew-along - Day 2

Four of the strips with have star points on both ends.
Christmas Tree Pants sew-along - Day 2

For people makin’ the scrappy version - you get a little extra fun this week… and get to make two 9-patches. Piece of cake, right?!
Christmas Tree Pants sew-along - Day 2

I have another little bundlette of 5″ strips of a Holiday Happy & Happy Mochi Yum Yum combo - waiting to go to good home.  Each Friday of my sew-along I’ll give one away.
Christmas Tree Pants sew-along - Day 1

Leave me a comment here to enter for this week’s bundlette.  If you feel like telling me what your current favorite element or elements (object, shape, etc.) are that you like to see in a fabric is - I’d love to know. I’ll announce the bundlette winner here next Friday - just before I post the teaser post for Day 3 of the Tree Pants sew-along.
Christmas Tree Pants sew-along Day 2

Friends don’t let friends have trees without pants - I hope you’ll join me in the sew-along!

My teaser and give-away posts here at HZ:  Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
Sew-along tutorial posts at Sew,Mama,Sew!:  Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
Christmas Tree Pants Sew-along: Flickr

October 21, 2011 Edited in:
Winner, winner! Give-away of the Day 2 Holiday Happy/Happy Mochi Yum Yum bundlette has now ended. Thank you all for joining in on the give-away! Using random.org for comments 1-104, the winner is: Comment #84 - Tammy!

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105 Responses

  1. The fabulous starjumper allegedly said:

    i’m so over most anything floral. anything fantasy has got my attention right now, i just started making a pair of pyjama pants from this fuchsia colored flannel with castles and dragons and princesses and knights, with a “once upon a time” story in the background. and yes, they’re for me :D

  2. The fabulous Robin F allegedly said:

    I’d have to say my favorite element in fabric is flowers. I’m a sucker for ‘em! Thanks for the chance to win such cute fabric!! Happy Friday!

  3. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    I’ve seen a couple of quilts lately with house shapes that have really inspired me.

  4. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    Dots!! I love them. :)

  5. The fabulous karen allegedly said:

    Lately for me I am all about swirls in fabric-like what wind looks like in cartoons..think frosty the snowman

  6. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I’ll always love florals, but my current favorite is funky, graphic flowers.

  7. The fabulous Indianna allegedly said:

    I love seed heads and dandelion clocks.

  8. The fabulous Beth Suetos allegedly said:

    I LOVE polka dots, stripes, and swirls. Mostly anything could catch my eye if it is in bright colors like you use! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. The fabulous Kylie C allegedly said:

    I’m really loving small scale geometric designs right now.

  10. The fabulous sarah @ fabric seeds allegedly said:

    i like paisleys, argyle and polka dots.

  11. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    I’m currently really loving tiny geometrics that read as solids from afar, but close up have some dimensional shapes, or two or three related colours. Until I’m ready to make the full-on leap to solids, these kinds of blenders are still on my cutting table a lot. And text, of course, I do like some scripted text in tiny, cursive writing.

  12. The fabulous jenny allegedly said:

    i seriously adore cross hatching.
    love it.

  13. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Holy cow it’s going to be cute! xo

  14. The fabulous Dell allegedly said:

    I love fabric with words on it, dots, and solids with a small pattern in them.

  15. The fabulous Charming's Mama allegedly said:

    Another bundle, oh I hope I win. Thanks.

  16. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    I’m enjoying this pants tutorial, thanks. My current obsession is circles and swirls, I’m loving the movement.

  17. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    I have a thing for bows right now - but love the japanese style florals too!

  18. The fabulous Jana K allegedly said:

    I love polka dots and lots of ‘em! I have big plans to get going on this tonight. Yay me!

  19. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    Lately, I’m liking huge floral patterns. Your project is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. The fabulous Sue allegedly said:

    I love anything, as long as there’s color on a white background; stripes, swirls, polka dots, etc.

  21. The fabulous Stephanie allegedly said:

    I’ll jump on the dots band wagon. I also really like owls and butterflies at the mo. I think the butterfly thing can be attributed to the fact that I just turned 40 and I’m obviously trying to deny it by liking things school-age girls like - pigtails, skinny headbands, LMFAO songs and butterflies.

  22. The fabulous Pat V. allegedly said:

    I’m really liking flowers just now, which is kind of new for me. I appreciate the chance to win some of your fabulous fabric!

  23. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    First off…I’m having a blast on this sew a long! I’ve been wanting to make a Christmas Tree skirt (now pants!) for a couple years now and never really found one that “wowed” me. That is…until this one! I love Polka dots. or anything ‘retro’, like starbursts!

  24. The fabulous Christin allegedly said:

    My favorites are little hedgehogs and mushrooms, just too cute…or should I say these are my daughters favorites ;o)!

  25. The fabulous Kathie L allegedly said:

    I’d love to see a fabric with scissors somehow hidden in the design. Kathie L in Allentown

  26. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    I love dots. They don’t have to be alone. There can be another element with them.

  27. The fabulous Sherry Murray allegedly said:

    Very fond of house shapes, unless the background is icky white.

  28. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    A fox of course. They are the new owls, dontcha know? :-)

    Either way, I WANT THIS!

  29. The fabulous Angie allegedly said:

    I’m getting quite a collection of fabrics with fruit and veggies on them :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

  30. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:


  31. The fabulous Waterwheelhouse allegedly said:

    Love your colors!

  32. The fabulous Hayley allegedly said:

    I adore swirling almost mysical looking patterns, Probably why I love baltics so much!

  33. The fabulous Desiree allegedly said:

    I like geometric shapes, particularly long narrow rectangles.

  34. The fabulous Debbie St. Germain allegedly said:

    For myself, I like small flowers, but I love the larger bright florals, fun prints to make quilts for others.


  35. The fabulous Terri in BC allegedly said:

    It’s a tossup between the classic polka-dot and funky paisleys. I’ve been having fun with all the new fabrics out there.

  36. The fabulous Monkey Butt aka Chelsea allegedly said:

    I’m really hoping to find more fabric with doilies. There aren’t many out there! That and I’d love line drawings of motifs that could be embroidered.

  37. The fabulous Lara allegedly said:

    I like fabrics that have layers of color or pattern on them which give them depth and texture.

  38. The fabulous Ann in NC allegedly said:

    Humm, element…I like triangles and swirls. The pants are looking great! I was at a local quilt show last weekend. When it got chilly, the vendors with tree “skirts” wore them as shawls! I tried to convince one of the pattern vendors to create a cool shawl pattern! I think there is potential!

  39. The fabulous Wrennette allegedly said:

    What a great question for you to pose. I’m so surprised to see so many people who think like me…I was thinking people would think my answer was ‘boring’ and lo and behold…gobs of people are in love with polka-dots. I have loved polka dots since I was little in the ’50s…and I also like stripes….I have revelled at all of the colors of dots that are out. I have been collecting many of them for one WILD AND WONDERFUL QUILT…that I will enjoy for all of my days. BUT I have enjoyed many others that are out.
    If you, Monica make something from….whatever..I am a fan.

  40. The fabulous Allegory allegedly said:

    I’m on a geometric kick. I just got off a dot kick so I didn’t want more dots..but had to stay away from florals. I started finding fabrics with hashmarks and triangles in them.
    Then I came across fabrics that have kaleidoscopic feels to them. I love them soo very much.

  41. The fabulous QBee allegedly said:

    Dots. Fun, happy scattered flowers. Oh, I want to win soooo bad. . .

  42. The fabulous Laura K allegedly said:

    I am really liking some of the new fabric coming out with antique looking keys on it. I love the shapes that they make. Thank you again for the great tutorial and fabric giveaway!

  43. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Dots…but really not dots… I like little square dots, and ovals and even little star bursts…some things that read like dots but aren’t… These are looking awful cute!

  44. The fabulous Kristi R allegedly said:

    I have always been partial to paisley - and have seen some really cool ones lately. I also love big polka dots - so fun!

  45. The fabulous Lori allegedly said:

    I’ve just started my third project with dots, and love all retro!

  46. The fabulous Eva allegedly said:

    I’m dotty about dots! It doesn’t matter what I’m making they always seem to sneak in :)

  47. The fabulous Hannah allegedly said:

    I’m loving japenese cute fabric… Little deers, kimono girls etc.

  48. The fabulous Andrea_R allegedly said:

    Snowflakes. I’m an absolute nut for them.

  49. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    I have a huge thing for swirls, loads of them. I can’t resist.

  50. The fabulous Connie allegedly said:

    Monica, you are the most fun quilt blogger … you always keep me feeling cheery. Pretty stuff there!

  51. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Right now, I’ve been playing with circles. Fabric with circles, making circle napkins (that fold up like origami) and a table runner with different size circles all connected. I think it’ll look cute with summer soda colors in bright pinks, greens and blues (no orange soda please).

  52. The fabulous MC allegedly said:

    I can’t resist a fabric with fire hydrants on it! Lately I’ve been having a lot of fun with houndstooth as well.

  53. The fabulous Mimi allegedly said:

    My favorite element is birds in simpe shapes - does that count? Thanks for the chance. Your sew-along is great!

  54. The fabulous Newbie Quilter allegedly said:

    Since I am a new to quilting, I am learning the basics. I will say that I love florals especially! Thank you for the opportunity.

  55. The fabulous Bailey allegedly said:

    I’m currently loving circles!

  56. The fabulous Meg allegedly said:

    I never thought I’d say this, but I’m mad for dots. Every size, every shape, but they are now my ultimate go-to basic in my stash. Love them!

  57. The fabulous Jennyroo allegedly said:

    Sigh. Polka Dots. I could have 100 fat quarters of polka dot fabric in my stash, and I’ll still be buying more. :)

  58. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    I am into retro and modern holiday - like the pinks and light greens. Would so like to win and thanks for the chance.

  59. The fabulous Celly allegedly said:

    Love fairy tale images on fabric, japanese, h ross etc:) Thanks!

  60. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    I love the fabrics you’re using it’s almost making me join in the sew-along! My favourite object at the moment is rockets on fabric because I’ve had a request for rocket boxer shorts and am struggling to find the ‘right’ fabric! thanks for the giveaway

  61. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    Over the summer I was into bright florals. Right now I’m in to orange/black - Halloween! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  62. The fabulous Leone allegedly said:

    I love fabric with bright colors and am especially loving a lot of retro and whimsical themes. Awesome giveaway! Have a great weekend.

  63. The fabulous Frances allegedly said:

    Into very traditional Xmas colors - pretty reds & greens. But I think this will have a snowflake theme.

  64. The fabulous Lindsey allegedly said:

    I love anything with a big print. I don’t know why, but recently I was at a fabric store and realized everything I had was BIG! Then I chop them up and make them into little quilt squares. I love it.

  65. The fabulous Cindy Rutledge allegedly said:

    I’m a diamond girl.

  66. The fabulous Becky S allegedly said:

    I love polka dots. Thanks for the chance to win.

  67. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Would love to see fabric with objects from the 1950’s like the housewife cooking in her dress, apron and pearls in the kitchen with the old-timey appliances - in aqua, red and white colors.

  68. The fabulous Teegzie allegedly said:

    At the moment I absolutely adore small scale prints of creatures/plants/flowers etc that can be fussy cut into tiny pieces! It’s not so fun sewing teeny tiny pieces… but the end result is to die for!

  69. The fabulous Lori allegedly said:

    I’m slowly developing a love for border fabrics. It’s my current phase.

    And your holiday fabric… I love that it’s Christmasy without being ~christmasy~. It’s subtle. me likey.

  70. The fabulous Meredith allegedly said:

    Love spots and stripes, but am always inspired by new fabric designs and patterns Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. The fabulous elsa allegedly said:

    Well, it’s hard to chose, but always I seem to be drawn to floral and stripes and dots. Those are my go to for just about anything. I mostly like to make bags with 3 different fabrics and they seem to go best together for me.
    thanks so much for the giveaway!

  72. The fabulous Pam Bush allegedly said:

    I love fabric with handwriting, words, and little houses or kittens. The tinier the better… thanks for the fun project MSS…I am on it! Pam

  73. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    I’d love to tell you my favorite elements/shapes in fabric. But I don’t know it yet. Every other time I find myself drawn to fabric I’m surprised. Wait, not true. I always like polka dots.

  74. The fabulous aimee allegedly said:

    I am really drawn to Heather Ross style “novelty” prints since I have 3 little girls, but for myself, I prefer strong graphic patterns, like Moroccan prints.

  75. The fabulous VickiT allegedly said:

    Another great tutorial. I love the tree pants. And your fabrics are just wonderful to look at. They always make me smile.

    The style I am drawn to right now really is more of color and style I suppose. I love swirls and florals but anything purple with blues always catch my eye. But, a few months ago I started really loving teal/aquas and pinks/red together.I suppose that’s why I love your fabrics so much.

  76. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    I love dots - cannot get enough! And I also love kitchen stuff - spoons, forks, whisks, beaters, etc. Combines my favourite hobbies. Thank you for the giveaway!

  77. The fabulous Michelle Freedman allegedly said:

    hmm, fav element — I would have to say maybe jewelry, like charms and rings and necklaces.

  78. The fabulous Norma allegedly said:

    I still love dots, ya can’t go wrong with dots

  79. The fabulous ayumills allegedly said:

    I so enjoy reading your blog and checking out what you’ve been making! I love your creations and spirit! You make me smile every time I am here :)
    I so wish I could have a Christmas tree to make these pants for! It looks so CUTE!

    I would love to see small pincushions in a fabric! I saw a patchwork pincushion in a magazine made of fabric with small pincushions print, which was just to die for!

  80. The fabulous Chiska allegedly said:

    I’m currently looking for rock walls–but that’s for a knight quilt. I love novelty fabric–food especially. I’m also drawn to anything with “movement” in it.

  81. The fabulous Mama Spark allegedly said:

    Dandelion puffs! I love them. I think I have bought every fabric I have ever seen with them (and there are not that many)

  82. The fabulous Pattij allegedly said:

    I’m really into circles. Hard to do! But am furiously trying to keep up with the sew a long!

  83. The fabulous Jennie allegedly said:

    I’m a sucker for butterflies. And veggies. :-D Probably because when I’m not sewing, I’m out in the garden.

    I’m only 4 stars in, but I had to take time out this past week to finish up baby boy’s costume. Sashes are much easier, I bet I can catch up this week.

  84. The fabulous Tammy Mabry allegedly said:

    You have the prettiest/sweetest fabrics. I wouldn’t even know what to tell you to design. Can’t wait to see it though!
    Tammy Mabry

  85. The fabulous Katrina H allegedly said:

    I really love feathers in prints. I think they are really unexpected and interesting.

  86. The fabulous Jaclyn allegedly said:

    I am loving vintage 1930’s reproduction fabrics right now!

    Look forward to seeing your tree pants come together :)

  87. The fabulous MoeWest allegedly said:

    I like botanicals (leaves, flowers) and paisley quite a lot.

  88. The fabulous Kira allegedly said:

    I have been seeing chandeliers everywhere. From vinyl decals for the wall to scrapbooking projects. I think it would make a neat pattern on fabric also.

  89. The fabulous MaLora allegedly said:

    I like elements that combine to tell a story like 1001 Peeps by Lizzie House or Far Far Away by Heather Ross or collections where each piece combine to tell a story. Also I am having fun stitching week two of my Tree Pants together!

  90. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    I’m on a chair kick right now. Especially if they look like children’s chairs. Especially if they look like children’s chairs from the 50s. Especially if they look like children’s chairs from the 50s in retro colors of aqua and pink or aqua and tangerine. Especially if they look like children’s chairs from the 50s in retro colors of aqua and pink or aqua and tangerine and have little girls in dresses around them. Well, you get theidea.

  91. The fabulous Sivje allegedly said:

    I am not sure what my MOST favorite element is. But I love love love cherries, dots, vintage looking designs, and anything whimsical. I love bright colors and will rarely do anything really pastel. Give me bright, happy, cheerful colors and designs every time and I am a happy girl!

  92. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    I’m loving anything that has anything to do with stories and fairytales. I have a bit of this kind of thing already, but my only issue is that I have no idea what to do with it…

  93. The fabulous Sharrieboberry allegedly said:

    Candy! Gimme the Candy! Oh, I mean to say a candy motif would be lovely.

  94. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Lately I’m attracted to rounded geometric shapes with a 60’s mod feel to them.

  95. The fabulous Kristin J allegedly said:

    Dots. spots. specks. flecks. that whole deal.

  96. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    For Me, its the SCHBANG! factor, this could be a flower, the colour, or just because when I pick it up I cant put it down.

  97. The fabulous Liane allegedly said:

    Elephants and stripes!

  98. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    These fabrics look jummy :)
    I would love to see more craft related shapes. E.g. floss, yarn and spools in tone in tone colours (as blenders).

  99. The fabulous Mindy allegedly said:

    Tree shapes are my favorite now….must be in a Christmas mood already :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. The fabulous Jodi B allegedly said:

    I love anything with writting on it. And Hedgehogs!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  101. The fabulous Nancy Sue allegedly said:

    I love anything that could pass for chocolate! (Been one of those days :)!!
    Geesh, I’ll even settle for some muslin with coffee stains on it…yep, looks like chocolate to me. I’ll “make it work”!!

  102. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    I have a question about your Christmas tree pant pattern. We are to make seven(?) nine square blocks? Are you going to sew them together with sashing, or to each other? Curious what it is going to look like when finished. By the way, love your colors!

    If you go to the bottom of my post above, there are links to Day 1 and Day 2 of the sew-along tutorials at Sew,Mama,Sew! - and Day 3 (the final day of the sew-along) will be posted at SMS on 10/21. - m

  103. The fabulous Marie allegedly said:

    I love little anything novelty: gnomes :-) , mushrooms, loved the goldfish in a bag (or was it a bowl) fabric, little houses, little anything! Thanks for the giveaway!

  104. The fabulous yenni allegedly said:

    i love animal, girl, boy characters, and anything writting on it…^^

  105. The fabulous Christi P. allegedly said:

    I am in love with polka dots….and stars!!

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