Monday, September 4, 2017

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Christmas Row

Marian at Seams to Be Sew had the great idea to create a Christmas Row Along of
our favorite Christmas songs. Thank you, Marian, for all your hard work on this row along!
Go to her blog to get all the info about this hop and giveaways HERE.

My favorite song is, "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" so my row
depicts Santa listening and the requested gifts he left for the children.

"Johnny wants a pair of skates; Susy wants a dolly, 
Nellie wants a story book, She thinks dolls are folly
As for me, my little brain Isn't very bright; 
Choose for me, dear Santa Claus, What you think is right."


The unfinished row measures 12 1/2" x 30 1/2"
You can find this pattern at my Craftsy store HERE.


Yes, this row has LOTS of pieces, but using Therm O Web's Heatn Bond EZ Print Lite Sheets
makes it easy. Just run the patterns through your printer, iron to fabric, cut out, apply.
No tracing!


Northcott fabrics kindly gave us some fabric for our rows...thank you, Northcott!
Of course, I bought more of this line because I love, love, love it.
I'm hoping to have a new Christmas quilt to be finished by Christmas!


Fabrics I used were from these Northcott fabric lines:



With all the available rows, you can create a quilt, runner, or a pillow. 
There's so many ways to use them!



I made a pillow that can easily become a runner.


Pillow, 18" x 36"

Pillow instructions:

Step 1:
Sew 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" borders to left and right of center block.
Press seams towards border.



Step 2:
Sew 3 1/2" x 36 1/2" borders to top and bottom of center block.
Press seams towards border.



Step 3:
Cut 2 - 18 1/2" x 22" fabric pieces for back of pillow.
Fold under 1/4" narrow hem on one side of each 18 1/2" side of fabric.
Stitch along edge. Press.



Step 4:
Place right side of front pillow facing up. 



Place right sides of 18 1/2" x 22" hemmed fabric sections face down on front pillow.



 Line up outside edges with hemmed edges overlapping.
Sew around all outside edges with a 1/4" seam leaving overlapped section open.
 Clip corners. Turn inside out.



Step 5:
Place store-bought king-size pillow inside or make your own filling.

Moda has generously offered a giveaway today for a
Me and My Sister Designs Red Dot Green Dash Jelly Roll
valued at $40. That's so amazing...thank you Moda!


*They will ship anywhere, but shipping costs must be paid for by the winner.

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114 comments:

  1. This makes me smile. I love it. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. Love the pillow--especially the music notes (I am a musician). Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a fun row! That is a great idea to make it into a pillow.

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  4. The row is adorable. Thanks for the fun inspiration.

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  5. Cool pillow, I want me one to.. Of course, this is such a fun and adorable row I can easily see it even sitting on the end of the bed.

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  6. This is national sewing month and I'm loving all the great giveaways everyone is having. Thank you so much. Joanrob8@aol.com

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  7. Cute Row. I like that you made it a Pillow. I wish I had signed up for this Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Your row is adorable and what a great idea to make it into a pillow!

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  9. Oh Carol!!! I just love your pillow!!! I wish I had signed up too...I've been so busy with orders and gardening, I have put the blog hops off, that has to change...nice job!!!!!

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  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas design. I love using heat n bond, really makes things easier. Thanks for the giveaway, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  11. I love your row. A pillow is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Great idea to run the fusible sheets through the printer to make the process easier. Thanks!

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  13. I like your row, Carol, especially with the music notes running across it. The pillow is a cute idea--a fun way to decorate for Christmas. Thanks!

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  14. Cute cute row Carol. Fun way to use it on it's own :)

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  15. Great job on your row Carol. I really love it. Thank you sooo much!

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  16. Beautiful... Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Lovely row - I likethe idea of making it into a pillow!! Thank for sharing!!

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  18. Beautiful row. Awesome making it a pillow! Have a great day!

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  19. your santa is so cute; i'm so excited about this row along

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  20. Carol carol I love everything you do. Thanks for sharing. Again your sewing is pure eye candy for me
    Sandy swoot@att.net

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  21. How clever! The finished quilt will be fun to sing along to :)

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  22. your pillow is wonderful. thanks for sharing

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  23. cute row and fun that you made a pillow!

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  24. I very seldom think of pillows. This is a great idea.

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  25. So cute! Thanks so much, great start to the row along.

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  26. I love this idea of a Christmas Carol Row by Row

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  27. Thanks for the fun pattern! joyceloffree@gmail.com

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  28. Love the pillow idea, and those fabrics are great!

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  29. Thank you! What a fun row. (sharonthemagnificent@yahoo.com)

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  30. These rows are so adorable! I wish I had better appliqué skills.

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  31. I love the idea of making your row into a pillow! It's nice to have different projects to make these into.

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  32. That makes into an adorable Christmas pillow, Carol. The design is so cute.

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  33. That is just darling. You captured the song perfectly!

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  34. Adorable! I love the details on your row. Thank you for sharing and I love Northcott's fabrics.

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  35. I just love your row! Cant wait to make it.

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  36. Thank you for the lovely pattern!

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  37. Thanks for the pattern and fun... It is time to get ready for the holidays.

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  38. Fun hop, great seeing all the different rows. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  39. This is going to be fun. Your design is really cute, and I am looking forward to seeing the other designs. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  40. Hi,Thank you for the lovely pattern!Neat giveaway too!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  41. Cute pattern! I've been sewing fall things lately, I guess it's time to move on to Christmas things!

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  42. Your row makes me smile immediately. Great job!

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  43. Your row is adorable!! Thanks for the pillow tutorial! Such a great idea for the row.

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  44. I love this Christmas pillow! I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner! We used to ice skate....love this design!

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  45. I love this! So darned cute and jolly!

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  46. I love the concept of this row along and looking forward to seeing all the projects. Thank you for sharing yours.

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  47. I'm starting to get in the mood for Christmas! Your Santa pillow is really cute!

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  48. Very cute row, Carol. I love it!

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  49. Oh how fun and yes, that song runs thru my head too. At this age, I think it would be best to keep the skates away from me. Or I'd see broken hip on the horizon I'm afraid! hahahahaha

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  50. Carol, your row is FABULOUS! That is such a fun song and your block is perfect. I love it. Thank you!

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  51. Thanks for a wonderful row for a favorite song. This will go very nicely with the snowman row, too, for a great wall hanging. I will have to find a place that has that Therm-o-Web stuff and try it. I thought the picture would be a link, but it wasn't. =)

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  52. I love the pillow you made, would be a great wall hanging too. Especially love the use of musical notes from your favorite Santa song!

    Thunderfan@protonmail.com

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  53. I love your pillow. Thank you for sharing with us

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  54. Love your row. It looks like a fun one to do.

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  55. What a fun row and a great way to start the row along.

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  56. You've carried out your carol theme very well!

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  57. What a neat way to use the row! Fits your song perfectly!

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  58. Very Pretty, thanks for sharing and the giveaways!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  59. You used my favorite way to back a pillow. Very cute design, thanks!

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  60. Very nice tytyty for cool idea... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  61. Adorable row! Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Very cute row! Like that you made it into a pillow. Thank you for sharing!

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  63. Your row is just darling!! Thank you so much for sharing and the time it took to do all this...Love it!

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  64. Adorable! Love the music notes in the background - perfect touch!

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  65. Someone just asked me about a pillow like this.... thanks for the directions. Your row is FABULOUS

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  66. I am stoked about the Christmas row by row, and I love the jelly roll fabric too. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  67. Absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  68. I love your row, and this blog hop is great.

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  69. I love your row; that song has a special place in my heart. In kindergarten, my class sang that song for the Christmas program. I can still remember it well almost 50 years later. 50 years? OMG, how did I get so old!!

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  70. I love that holiday song and adore your row! thank you!

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  71. Love your Row! The pillow is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. I just love your pillow idea, too cute. I made your row for a quilt I have made to show on the last day and it was such a great pattern and easy to follow your instructions. Thanks!!!!

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  73. Making your row into a pillow cover is such a great idea! I've often wondered what I'd do with a row or two when I made them. The shape is a bit odd for a wall hanging, but the pillow cover is perfect!

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  74. Love the pillow idea for Christmas. Your design fits the song perfectly.

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  75. What a cute pillow.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  76. I've been looking forward to this blog hop since it was announced, and am thrilled it's finally here!! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Love it, Love it!!

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  77. What a cute row--it absolutely matches your favorite song, in both theme and in "tone". Well done!

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  78. I think my niece would love this made into a pillow for her bed! Great project. lutzcats (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  79. This is such a cute row! I love it!

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  80. Great song and an even greater pillow design to match it! Love the addition of the musical notes. You're so clever Carol.

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  81. Your row is so cute, this is going to be fun.

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  82. Carol such a great pattern with lots of versitality . I'm thinking of making a runner with it

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  83. Such a cute pattern. I didn't know about the Print Lite Sheets. I'll be on the lookout for some.

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  84. This would be wonderful for a child's wall hanging! Thanks.

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  85. I love your row Carol, especially the gift-wrapped present.

    ~Brandy

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  86. Oh, I love your Jolly old St. Nicholas row. nice. thanks for the chance to win the jelly roll

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  87. So cute, thanks for taking time to design this row for us all.

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  88. I love your design and thank you so much for sharing it with us. My family sang that song every year, with my grandma at the piano.

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  89. So cute! Thanks so much for sharing. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  90. Adorable Carol. Thank you for sharing your design. You are so talented

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  91. This is such a fun row and I love how you selected a favorite song to depict. Love how you have made it into a nice comfy plllow cover. You really are amazing wiith your sewing skills and projects. Fabulous dear...<3

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  92. Thanks for the row pattern, it's very cute!

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  93. Super cute row!! Thanks for the pattern. It's sure starting to feel a lot like Christmas with so many blogs posting Christmas things right now. Karen
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  94. Cute row. This QAL is so exciting. Thanks

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  95. Darling! thanks for participating!

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  96. Your quilt is delightful! I love all the little details of the gifts under the tree!

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  97. All those tiny pieces! So cute!

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  98. Your row is just soooo sweet:)

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  99. Very Cute Row! I love it. The music notes are a great touch
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  100. Just adorable. Love all your work!!

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