Just thought I’d pop in quick and let you know that “At Home for the Holidays” is now arriving in stores! 

I’ve been busy unpacking the fabric, cutting fat quarters, and putting together some kits.  We always seem to have a few people who can’t find it at their local shop or find the kit they want at an on-line shop.   If that is the case, you can click here to see our kits. 

I’ve put together a little collage of what I’ve been making with the fabric, though many of you who are regular readers have seen them already.

As is tradition at my blog, any time I have a new product come out, I always give away the first copy or fat quarter pack.  So, for anyone interested in having one of those fat quarter packs shown above, just leave me a comment to let me know you want to be entered into the drawing.  I’ll post the winner next week.



Many of you had lots of questions about the kitchen tile in my last post. (BTW – the color of the tiles is actually lighter than how it looks in this picture)

I thought ceramic tile was supposed to last forever.  Not so in our kitchen.  The tile in our basement, that is installed over a concrete floor, is doing fine, but the tile that we had upstairs in our kitchen had just enough movement to cause problems.  We had several tiles that cracked and problems with our grout cracking.  We have patched in new tiles and grout on several occasions, but the tiles still seemed to crack and the new grout never matched the old grout.  Sounds like many of you have experienced similar problems.  This isn’t a problem associated with just 35-year-old houses (like ours)  –  I have a family member that has been having similar issues in a brand new house. 

I guess some houses just aren’t cut out for ceramic, so wee ended up taking out all the ceramic tile in our kitchen.  We used a hammer drill to take up all the old grout, mortar, and tiles.  A bit messy, but with the smaller size of our kitchen, it only took a few hours.  Then a new 1/4″ subfloor was installed in preparation for the new tile.  We used a staple gun with special staples  to secured the floor, rather than having to screw it down every 3″ like you have to do under ceramic. 

Next, we started laying out the new tile and cutting out the pieces.  I was totally surprised at how fast this step went.  The new tile cuts like butter!  We used a tile saw, but without water.  The tile is secured with glue, not the mortar typically used with ceramic tiles.  This glue dries really fast and we were able to walk on it quite quickly.  We ended up getting the entire floor laid and grouted in under 7 hours.  When we laid the ceramic, it took two days! 

 The grout is not supposed to stain or crack.  Let’s just say I’ll believe it when I see it!  For now, everything looks good, but time will tell.

The brand of tile we used is called:  Adura Luxury Floors by Mannington – Color:  Corsica

Grout:  Adura Luxury Grout  – Color:  Chamois

Cost:  About $1300 for materials, covering about 200 square feet (or about $900 more than we spent on the ceramic, so it’s not cheap)

Here’s a close up of the tile, so you can see the texture.

Has anyone else used this tile?  I’m interested in any feedback any of you might have on this.

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292 Responses to Arrival

  1. Sequana says:

    Surely you jest. *S* Is anyone interested in winning some fabric?

    Now I can only hope that an early number will show up as a winner.

    I’m really glad I’m way out of owning a home; I remember all that stuff, most of it not fondly.

    • Liz says:

      Please include my name in the drawing for the fat quarters!

      We put down a Mannington floor product similar to what you are describing in 2006. We love it and have had no problems with it.

      Absolutely love your great photography!

  2. Lori K. says:

    Would I like some, uh, of course!!! I love the black in this line. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Carol Lewis says:

    I love your new fabric, the colors are just perfect. I would feel so lucky if I were to win your fat quarter bundle. I like how you display your quilts for photos, very nice.

  4. Rosalie says:

    Would love to have some of your fabric! Love your stuff.

  5. Missy Ann says:

    Beyond interested, I’ve already sent you an email about the kit for the quilt.

  6. Jenny says:

    I am DEFINITELY interested and absolutely want to be entered to win that wonderful fabric!! thanks so much

  7. Joan says:

    Your fabric line is gorgeous. Thank you for including me in your drawing.

  8. Anita says:

    I would love to be entered into your give away for a bundle of your beautiful new holiday fabric. thanks!

  9. Mary-Kay says:

    I really like the look of that tile. We have exactly the same porblems with our kitchen floor. I had a line on some hardwood taken out of a house that was the same as the existing hardwood in our house but it fell through. And there is no way that I’m ever going to put ceramic back in the kitchen. I’ll have to remember the brand of tile for when the time comes to re-do the kitchen. And I can’t wait to see your fabric line up close. I love it already!

  10. Dawn says:

    Love the new fabrics! And no, I have not seen that kind of tile before.

  11. DianeY says:

    That bundle of fabric looks so pretty sitting there-I think I’d have to wait awhile to even want to unopen it!
    Hope your flooring works out well this time.Most of the tile we have is on concrete slab, so we’ve never had a problem.

  12. Sherri says:

    I’d love to win some fat quarters of “At Home for the Holidays”–the colors are so gorgeous! Love the tile, too!

  13. LaurieC says:

    The new fabric is great – I’d love to be entered to win a sampling! Your new floor is lovely!

  14. Eunice says:

    I would love to have this fabric to use for a gift.

  15. Peggy Aront says:

    Free fabric? sign me up!!!!
    I just ordered 2 of your patterns so if I win, I can make one of the projects!!!

    Peggy in NJ

  16. I love the fabrics & thanks for sharing the flooring info…today I’m painting but flooring is next years project.

  17. Paula W. says:

    The new fabric line is great. I will be looking for the fabric and your great new patterns when I am in my favorite quilt shops. But it would be fun to win something too! I really enjoy your patterns. The tile looks great and hope it works well for you.

  18. Nancy Lee says:

    I have loved that pattern “Around the Corner” since I first saw it..

    Would love a chance to win the fq’s and make it…

  19. Katie B says:

    Please include me in the giveaway for your lovely fabric! I’m planning on making a new tree skirt.

    Thanks so much for the tile info! We have the same problem with cracked tiles and grout. Maybe we need to go that route too!

  20. Cathy DiNardo says:

    I love following your blog!! Your new fabric is beautiful. Have a great weekend!!

  21. Denise says:

    I’m a long time fan, love your patterns and fabric lines. Please enter me in the drawing. Denise

  22. Amy R says:

    Oh my goodness! It is beautiful. Would I want some? You bet!

  23. Michelle F. says:

    I love the new fabric line; it’s a fresh take on the traditional Christmas line. Love the tile also.

  24. Dianne says:

    I would SO love to win some of this fabric 😉

  25. Lotta says:

    Love your fabric, love your patterns so of course I’d love to win!!
    Lotta in Sweden

  26. Carmen says:

    The fabric is beautiful. I would love to win!

  27. Dee says:

    I’ve been looking for your new line and would so love to win some!

  28. stampinwithbeth says:

    I would love to win the FQ bundle! We are in need of a couple of new holiday decorations since we have been using “hand me downs” since we were married.

    Thanks for the opportunity, and congrats on the new line being in stores!

  29. Jocelyn says:

    Such cute fabric!!! Yes please enter me 🙂

  30. Jenny says:

    sorry, can’t help you with the tile Heather, I have never used it. But it does look like ones of those that you have to seal to keep nice…
    Anyway, I would love to win the fat quarters, I have been dying to get my mits of them for my jingle Sox, and would love to try before I buy ;)!

  31. Patti says:

    Great Christmas fabric. Please enter me.

  32. Cheryl says:

    I love your new fabric line and can’t wait for it to arrive! Would love to have a fat quarter bundle.

  33. Jackie says:

    I’d *love* to be entered into your giveaway! The fabric is delicious! I especially like that black is included in with the brighter fabrics. A little touch of black really makes things pop! As a prior commenter said, very fresh!

    I hope your new tile solves your issues. I love home improvement projects when they’re 100% complete. The parts leading up to that, not so much!

  34. Barb in MI says:

    Congrats to getting your fabric in stores – haven’t seen it at my LQS yet, but it sure looks beautiful on the photos! And hopefully you are done & happy with your kitchen floors – and may they last forever (or rather for as long as needed).
    Please enter my in your drawing – and thank you for this generous giveaway!

  35. Nancy says:

    Oh I love the line!!!! And the projects really make all of the fabrics pop!

  36. Rosemarie says:

    I would love to win the fat quarters, the new fabrics are great…not the usual holiday designs!

  37. Nicole says:

    Would love a chance at the fat quarters! The new fabric collection is fabulous.

  38. Robin says:

    I would love to win some of that fabric. Beautiful Line!

  39. Deanna says:

    Your fabric is always amazing. I covet your sewing room and your moms!!! One day it will be my turn!

  40. I would love to win some of your fabric. I love your patterns also, I just finished making one of your’s, Sweet Dreams. I made it nice and bright and colorful for my new camper trailer. Can’t wait to try it.

  41. Denniele says:

    Love the new fabric and the info on the tile. We are looking at putting tile down in the kitchen and dining room. Some great food for thought.

  42. Cathy Burk says:

    Your new fabric is so beautiful! So is your new floor…I hope it holds up for you. I can’t believe you did all that work in such a short amount of time. You are really professional re-modelers!

  43. Gene Black says:

    Definitely interested in winning the FQ bundle! Your fabric lines are always delightful.

    The tile is interesting to look at. I can’t be sure from the picture but it looks like it has lots of actual texture. I would *think* that would make it harder to keep clean especially if you have pets or children in the house. (and that includes visiting nieces/nephews and “grown” children who don’t always wipe their feet. )

  44. What great fabric….already got lots of ideas for what I could do with the fabric……….

  45. Ummm,… of COURSE I WANT TO BE ENTERED!!! I have yet to make anything for the holidays, so please do enter me. 🙂 Lovely.

  46. Christina says:

    Of course I want a FQ bundle! 🙂

  47. audrey says:

    That tile is gorgeous!! I’ll have to keep that in mind if I ever tackle another floor DIY again (my laminate project had me creating new swear words).

    I’d love to be entered in the giveaway! Love this fabric!

  48. Heather W. says:

    Please include me in the giveaway! The fabric is gorgeous! Makes me want to start planning for the holidays 🙂

  49. Elizabeth Campbell says:

    The fabric is wonderful! I’d love to enter the giveaway. Thanks! And the new tile is beautiful. I’m so glad the installation went so nicely.

  50. Laurie in Iowa says:

    Of course I’m interested in winning some of your gorgeous fabric. Please enter my name in your giveaway. Thanks!

  51. Annie Davis says:

    I would love have my name added for the drawing. I need to start thinking about the holidays, and this would give me the perfect push! 🙂

  52. I looooove your new fabrics! The colours in them are gorgeous. Of course I would like a chance to win!
    Have a nice weekend!

  53. Thanks for having another giveaway! I love the Christmas fabric!

    We just finished our kitchen remodel a couple of months ago. I wanted ceramic tile, but our contractor strongly advised us not to get it. He explained our house was too old and will settle and shift more in the coming years. I ended up buying linoleum that looks very similar to the tile you just laid. It saved us quite a bit of money and lit looks wonderful! Good luck with yours.

  54. Barbara says:

    The Christmas fabric is fun! Now I have an excuse to go fabric shopping.

  55. Claudia says:

    Love the new fabric line. I like that it can be left out past the holidays or all year. As always keep up the great work.

  56. Dj says:

    Love the new fabric! Perfect for family stockings.

  57. Andrea S. says:

    I love your new fabric line! Please add me to the drawing. I love how you display what you have made around the house. It give me decorating ideas also!

  58. Annie says:

    I saw your preview of this and loved it for a Christmas line. it is Christmas without being an over-the-top pattern. Just lovely.

  59. mariajhmom says:

    Have I mentioned to you how much I love this fabric???

  60. Karen says:

    Of course I would love to win your fabric!!!

  61. Linda says:

    I would love the chance to win this beautiful fabric—-it is wonderful made up in your patterns…..I so appreciate that you have shared your tile tips—-I have an older home and I will look into using what you have used—–

  62. Ana Salom says:

    It’s a wonderful fabric line!

  63. Kathie L says:

    The colors in your new line are just so cheerful – just like Christmas! I’d love to win. Kathie L in Allentown

  64. Nancy E says:

    Who wouldn’t want to win your fabric? It’s so pretty and says Christmas to me.

  65. Jess says:

    That fabric really pretty! 😀 I would love to win a fat quarter pack! 🙂


  66. Janelle says:

    I absolutely love this line. Thanks for the chance!

  67. Karin says:

    Seriously? Am I interested? Yes! Of course I am. 🙂 It all looks just luscious.
    Your new floor is beautiful. I hope it holds up better than your old one.

  68. I really love the new line. It is so beautiful. 🙂 I will keep my eyes out for it. Sorry to hear about your flooring problems. House work never ends, does it?

  69. Kerry Kiff says:

    I love your new fabric- the Sweet pea pattern is going on my ‘to do’ list 🙂
    I’ve recently found your blog and I’m getting back into quilting after a long break; I’d LOVE to win a FQ bundle! Thanks for the chance to win…

  70. Faye Martyn says:

    Of course we’re interested. Great fabric!! Started my christmas quilting with Creative Quiltings-Early Christmas Crafting Challenge. These would come in handy.for some of the Christmas gifts on my list.
    Please sign me up.

  71. bev/mo says:

    Of course I’d love to join in the fun….your fabric lines are just gorgeous!

  72. jan says:

    Love the reds and blacks in this new line. IN fact I am really anxious to see all your new lines. let us know how the new tile works out.

  73. Michelle says:

    I’ve admired your new Christmas fabric on your blog for a long time…I’d love to win the FQ’s!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  74. Lynn Osborne says:

    I love this fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

  75. Amy says:

    Of course I’m interested in winning some fabric!! Very cute line – I like how it is Christmas without screaming Christmas. And the black and white just really jazzes it up. Love the pictures of your kitchen as well.

  76. Robin L says:

    I would love to win a stack of those FQs!!

    oh and here’s the most likely reason why your old tile and grout most likely cracked over time..if they were installed over plywood or any other subflooring other than cement, they will almost always crack over time!! You can still install over plywood or laminate, but you should have a “mud floor” installed before your tile. It’s basically a 1-1.5″ layer of special cement that prevents any “give” to your tile floor. We just had this done in our kitchen and I have a few March blog entries regarding it. Good luck with your new floor!

  77. Christine Cole says:

    I would love to win this fabric bundle. I usually stay away from holiday fabric lines because they seem so over the top (gaudy) Christmas. This line is so crisp and fresh and contemporary- I love it. I love that so many of the prints can be used for other projects, not just Christmas. You have definitely done it again- great job!

  78. Jean says:

    Love the fabric. Would be prefect in our daughter and her families house. Yes, please enter me in the drawing.

    I too will never have ceramic tile in my house again. It’s the worst buy we have made. So will look into your new tile and think about it. Thanks for the chance at your new line of fabric.

  79. AnnieO says:

    After all those beautiful projects you showed? Of COURSE I’m thrilled at a chance to win a stack of your gorgeous new line. Very clever of you to make the line both holiday and “regular” 🙂

    Fingers crossed for you on the new tile and grout. It looks great and hope it stays that way.

  80. Penny says:

    Your Christmas fabric line has a great updated look! I really like the table toppers that you have created and am anxious to find the pattern and fabric.

    Good luck with your new floor. It sounds like a lot of work but will be well worth it if the new floor is durable and continues to maintain its look.

  81. Kathy Jones says:

    I really like the brights in your collection. Pick me to win, please. Thank you!

  82. Kathleen says:

    Just LOVE your new fabric…. can’t wait until it’s available.

  83. Anne D says:

    The fabric is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. Michelle Rodriguez says:

    The fabric is awesome! Hope I win!

  85. Alicia says:

    Love the tile–hope it works out well for you guys!

  86. Elizabeth E. says:

    First the floor. In our entry way and bathroom downstairs, we have ceramic on the concrete subfloor: no problem. We decided for an engineered wood floor (that can be refinished 3 times) for the kitchen.

    Upstairs we laid the ceramic in both bathrooms: huge problems–the same as you in both the cracking of the tiles and the granite. People who have come in to give us an estimate reassure us that by laying down a new subfloor it Will All Be Fixed. I’ve gotten bids for new floors in both the engineered wood from downstairs and new ceramic and have been going back and forth, trying to decide. THANK YOU! for your posting about this. I’m going to go with the wood as I think it will “give and take” more with our 33 year-old-house, with its slightly hilly floors and creakiness. Reading about your experiences has really helped.

    Secondly–yes yes yes. Please enter me in the drawing for your wonderful new fabric line. I say this, knowing that the Random Generator has a bias against me (I never win on these things), but hey, hope springs eternal.

    Again–thanks for the floor info.

  87. karen E S says:

    Just lovely colors…so fresh and contemporary. I’d love to win,.

  88. Elizabeth E. says:

    Oops–errata–“cracking of the tiles and the granite” should be “cracking of the tiles and the grouting.”

  89. Marilyn Smith says:

    Such beautiful fabric! Toss my name ion the hat! Your tile looks just awesome. I hope this solves your previous problems. Our whole house is tiled, and the patio. We did it all ourselves – what a job. But, we do enjoy a tile floor here in the desert.

  90. Barb Colvin says:

    Oh yes, please! At Home for the Holidays is beautiful. You can send some my way 😉
    The new tile is beautiful, but way more expensive than anything I have worked with. Hope it holds up for you guys.

  91. Oh I love, love this material pack. Please put me in for the drawing. Hope I’m a winner.
    Don’t you just hate problems after a job is done. Hope this new tile works out.

  92. Sharon Dimberg says:

    Love love love your new fabrics and the patterns. I would love to have it for myself, however, if I am lucky enough to win I would give it to my daughter. Natalie is 23 yrs old, just finished her first year teaching orchestra and loves to quilt. So I have been giving her fabrics to use for her quilts. Natalie loves your patterns and has made several of the table runners for college friends who have gotten married. Now her high school friends are getting married and she makes wedding quilts for them. Keeping my fingers crossed I win the fabric for my daughter.

  93. Ruth B says:

    Love your fabrics, your designs, your house, your colors….I’m a huge fan. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

  94. SheilaC says:

    Gorgeous new fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!


  95. Trish says:

    I love your fabrics, Heather! I’m making a quilt out of your Wildflowers line for my son’s girlfriend, right now. Her favorite colors are red and gold. I can’t wait to give it to her for her birthday in October. I am grateful that God has given you such incredible talent in designing fabric and patterns. You’re my favorite!!

  96. OOOhhh! I would love to win such beautiful fabric!

    love your choice of tiles too!

  97. Casey says:

    I’d love to win a fat quarter pack!

  98. Lin Mee says:

    I would love to win too. Just love your patterns and fabric designs!

  99. Cindy says:

    I would love to win this beautiful fabric – please count me in!

  100. Cindy says:

    I would love to win some of this beautiful fabric! Please count me in.

  101. Amy says:

    Love your fabrics! Toss my name in the hat, please.

    I am having a new house built and we have chosen travertine tile for the bathrooms. Crossing my fingers that it will look good and hold up well. Your kitchen floor looks beautiful. I think you made the right choice.

  102. Randee says:

    I would love to win a fat quarter pack of your fabrics. Thanks for the give-away!

  103. rachal says:

    those colors are just beautiful. i just love the couch back covers you have . they look great!

  104. Alisa says:

    I’d love to win a fat quarter pack of those gorgeous fabrics! And I’ve never heard of that kind of tile. We put an imitation tile linoleum in our bathroom. It looks great though and I hope it stands up for you.

  105. Gay says:

    Love your new line. Even with it being 105 today, Christmas must be just around the corner.

  106. Amy C says:

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Good job on replacing your tile. Your new floor is just beautiful!

  107. Jean says:

    I would love to win the set of fat quarters. I love your fabric colors and prints! Thanks so much.

  108. Sherrill says:

    That fabric is so beautiful (as is your lovely tile) and I’d love to be entered! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  109. Kelly Wenhold says:

    I love your Christmas fabric. I have flowered black rugs in my livingroom so I love to use black in my Christmas decor and quilts. Please enter me in the drawing!

  110. wendysquilting says:

    Your new fabric line is very inspiring!! I’d sure love to win some.

  111. Jennifer says:

    Even though I am stashbusting this year and trying not to add new fabric, I would love to win a fat quarter pack of your Christmas line!

  112. susan says:

    Really like the new fabric line. It looks beautiful in all the patterns you made up. Would love to have some in my home!

  113. Staci says:

    The new fabric is so beautiful! Of course, I’d love the chance to win it!

  114. Would love these lovely brights to light up our dull winter.

  115. Chris says:

    Well I am definitely interested in winning this fabulous fabric so sign me up.

  116. Clara Jung says:

    This is so pretty. I would love to have some of this fabric! Thank you for the chance to win.

  117. Joy P says:

    Your kitchen sounds like it was a lot of work (how nice you could do it your selves), but it looks beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  118. Di says:

    Love the colours. I especially like to runner draped over the black recliner

  119. Laura tawney says:

    I love your new fabric line and would love to make tree skirt that another blogger made out of your fabric or the table topper! Both winners in my book:) Thanks for the opportunity to enter!
    Laura T

  120. Would love to be included in the drawing for your new Christmas fabric! Great looking stuff! Have a great weekend!

  121. carol broughton says:

    The tile is lovely. Would love a chance to win the new fabric!

  122. Alexandra says:

    Heather, once again a gorgeous line of fabric, the colours are very fun together, dramatic….I like it!!! I am a drama queen you know!

  123. rebecca says:

    Pick me!! Way cool fabric.

  124. Stacey says:

    that fabric sure looks cute!!! i love the colors! thanks heather

  125. Linda says:

    I love the new holiday fabric. I love the traditional colors with the addition of the black. It is great. Linda

  126. Pauline says:

    Hi Heather. Your new fabric is beautiful! I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you.

  127. Deb C says:

    I am nuts about your new fabrics! I would make one of everything you have shown. Love the patterns you chose. As far as the tiles go, I totally get it. I had porcelain kitchen tiles put in 2 yrs ago, and the grout is crumbling in areas, and things dropped made hairline cracks in a few places even tho the installer told us something could fall from the roof and not crack a tile. HA!
    It’s nice that you have a handy hubby. Sounds like you have a nice plan thought out. Good luck.

  128. Darlene B says:

    I would love to win some of your new fabric! Your new floor looks fantastic! Home improvement projects never seem to end….ours lately all seem to have to do with plumbing issues – not as exciting as a new kitchen floor!

  129. Ann says:

    Good luck with the flooring!

    I think your sweat pea quilt done in your Christmas fabrics is stunning! That is definetly what I would make with the fat quarters!

  130. Simone says:

    Beautiful fabric! Please enter me in the draw. Thanks for the giveaway!

  131. Ferne says:

    The black prints in this line really jazz things up. Very nice!

  132. annie says:

    Would love to win this giveaway….WOO HOO!!!!

  133. Miss Nancy says:

    I would love a chance to win the fat quarter bundle. It is lovely. I really liked the Around the Corner and the Diamond Diva patterns.
    As to ceramic tile – I love the color you have chosen. It looks really good. Good luck with it. I just am not a fan of ceramic tile.

    Have a great day.

  134. Kimberly says:

    Love the new fabrics and your new tile!

  135. Tammy says:

    I love the new fabrics!! Wish stores in my area carried your lovely fabrics.

  136. Stacey A. says:

    Love the fabric! Would love to be entered. Thanks!

  137. di says:

    The new fabric is great! Can’t wait to work with it! Good luck with the new tile – looks wonderful!

  138. Terry says:

    I love your new fabric and would be thrilled to get a fat quarter bundle of them! Thanks for the chance! :0)

  139. Linda T says:

    Count me in – this is such nice fabric. Not so digustingly Christmas, just enough. I’d so love to play with it!

  140. Cathy M says:

    I love, love, love this fabric. These are my colors. Can’t wait to get some.

  141. Kristy says:

    I would be thrilled to receive your fabric….it is lovely.

  142. Absolutely love your new line of fabric!!! Best yet Heather!!

  143. Mary Beth says:

    I’ve been drooling over this fabric for a good three weeks now.. It’s oh so beautiful… Don’t even ask my boss how many hits are on “at home for the holidays”

  144. Bec Clarke says:

    Oh Please enter me in the draw. I have a couple of your books and love them so much. I have 3 projects on the go right now, I will send photo’s when they are finished.

  145. Alice says:

    Love your new fabric line and would really appreciate the opportunity to win your newest fabric line. You always have beautiful fabrics and I think your patterns are realy great.

  146. Alissa says:

    I love that this new line can be used for more than just holiday projects! Sign me up!

  147. nola says:

    Love the new line of fabric. Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thank you, Nola

  148. Karen W says:

    Once again a beautiful line of fabrics. The black really makes the fabric.

  149. Deb says:

    You must be the most generous person. Of course, I LOVE your posts that include giveaways of your wonderful fabric. Pls enter me!

  150. QuiltNut says:

    who wouldn’t want to win some of these lovelies? please enter me in your contest. I absolutely love your fabrics! thanx for being so generous!

  151. Leslie Schmidt says:

    Bless your little heart! I’d love to win some of that beautiful new fabric. I’ve already bought the new patterns Around the Corner and Diamond Diva, but I think I need Sweet Pea, too. It looks so cute in the new fabric. Thanks for the chance.

  152. Koye Hendrix says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. I love the fabric & patterns.

    Thanks for the info on the tile. I’m redoing my kitchen and was going with tile. Now I am wondering? Koye

  153. anna says:

    Gorgeous Fabric – what a lucky person to win those bundle of
    fabrics- very pretty colors.

    It sounds like you have had quite the adventure with your floor tiles-
    I hope the new flooring works out for you.
    Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

  154. Karman says:

    New to your website and new to quilting! Loving them both! Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful fabric 🙂


  155. Kathleen says:

    I love this line….would love to win some! I am crazy about the blacks…so pretty. Thanks, too, for sharing the info on your new tile floor. I believe you said it was acryllic…will have to check into that. Convincing my hubby he can do it will be the first step in this project!

  156. cristina says:

    I would like to win one, I loved this fabrics.
    kisses from Spain

  157. Viv says:

    I love the new line, Christmas colours without being Christmas fabric. Lovely enough to use any time.


  158. elei says:

    Love the kits! Can’t decide which one to do first!

  159. Linda P. says:

    I’m thinking that floor would work well for any type frame house because of the movement and settling, etc. It sure looks nice, and Im going to look into it. We ended up using laminate flooring, as I thought it might be more durable for pet purposes.
    I sure want to be in the running for your generous drawing – love ALL your designs, and it sure looks fresh, and versatile!!!

  160. Dorian says:

    What a cute fabric line! I would love to win. Thanks for the chance. That star mat is really adorable.

  161. jolyn olson says:

    Fabric! I always “need” fabric! It’s always an inspiration! Count me in the drawing!

  162. Shirley says:

    Your new fabric line is so beautiful!! I would love to win this!

  163. Diana says:

    Ooooo, love the fabric, the blog and the house! Great pics – thanks for sharing! Hope to get sewing soon with your new holiday fabric!

  164. kara says:

    I love that you said, “If you’re interested…” Please, sign me up! By the way, your photography is absolutely stunning!

  165. Audrey Bretz says:

    This is a great collection! I would love to win it!

  166. sue says:

    I would love to win a fat quarter bundle! I love all you do!

  167. Frankie says:

    I love the new fabric and the new floor! : )
    I hope the new flooring is exactly what you want — it sure looks nice in the photos.

  168. Kari says:

    The new floor looks great! I hope it holds up for you. If it doesn’t, we’ve had good luck with hardwood in our kitchen. 🙂

    I would love to be entered to the drawing. Thanks!

  169. Laura says:

    I love your new line of fabric and would love to win a fat quarter bundle!

    The flooring looks great! I’m so impressed that you guys do everything yourselves.

  170. Jessie says:

    I love how beautiful this line is! I have a hard time finding Christmas fabrics because I don’t care for the novelty look of most of it. This fabric is elegant and beautiful, I would love to win it!

  171. Liz says:

    Please include my name in the drawing for the fat quarters!

    We put down a Mannington floor product similar to what you are describing in 2006. We love it and have had no problems with it.

    Absolutely love your great photography!

  172. Gwendie says:

    I’d love to win the fat quarter pack!!!

    What is the new tile made from? I thought it was like vinyl but you have to use grout ???

  173. Oh please enter me for a fat quarter pack too! I would love to make up some Christmas things and your photo’s are so inspiring! The new tile looks great!

  174. Paula says:

    What a wonderful Christmas grouping! You are very talented! Thank you for the giveaway.

    And I’m interested in your experiences with the new tiles – I have to do something with my kitchen floor …

  175. Polly says:

    OMG- yessssss! Who wouldn’t want that absolutely delicious fabric!! Polly

  176. Denise in PA says:

    I just love the new Christmas line – I particularly love the black with the other fabrics. Thanks so much for the chance to win! I’m so glad your new tiling project went well!

  177. Jen says:

    How generous! I would love to throw my name in the pot for the fat quarter pack. Thank you for the chance!

  178. Carolina says:

    Count me in! I would LOVE to win such nice fabric kit!

  179. Lydia says:

    I’d love to win a FQ bundle — particularly of this lovely fabric! So many delightful things I could do with that.

    I like the new floor tile — I’d never heard of it before, but haven’t been in the market for flooring, which would explain it. I’ll be interested to hear how it works out for you.

  180. lizzie says:

    I always look forward to your posts Heather, especially the ones with new fabric! The new line looks great and I would love to be entered into your draw. Thanks!

  181. Gail says:

    I love all your creations. The new patterns look fantastic.

    I would love to have my name in for a chance to win!!!

    PS Love the pics of the Memorial Day weekend. There is nothing like a sunset on a Minnesota Lake. :o)

  182. Beth says:

    I would love to be entered in the drawing for your beautiful fat quarter pack! It is truly a lovely line of fabric! We just put a wood floor in the kitchen, and while I love it, it’s hard for every crumb and pet hair not to show. I think the floor you put in would be more forgiving – and less swiffering! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric!

  183. Gale says:

    I would love to be the lucky winner of such beautiful fabrics. I love your choice of color in the new line. Keep it coming.

  184. Julie in WA says:

    I love your fabric lines! Thanks for the opportunity to win some of this new line.

  185. Leslie says:

    Ooooohhh!! A chance to win a FQ stack of quite possibly my favorite material yet??? Sign me up! Thanks for the chance Heather!!

  186. Mary says:

    I would love to win some fat quarters of your fabric. I always love your patterns and fabric. Keep it up!

  187. Alana says:

    Love the new fabric! It would be great fun to win some of it…. Thanks for the chance!

  188. Angie H. says:

    Wow! I’d love to have some of your fabric. I did find some online, but my local shops don’t have yet. I love the Diamond Diva table runner you made out of it. Just so sweet.

  189. Cindy in PC says:

    How exciting…fat quarter bundle and give away!!! Count me in!

  190. Karen Sikes says:

    Love the fabric, so far this is my favorite of all Christmas Fabric for this year….

  191. Ladybug says:

    Sorry about your tile. I have had a tile floor for 15 years and it still looks brand new. The grout isn’t even cracked. I would go back to the installer. Bad Job? OK enough of that, love your new line and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Keep up the great work! You have such a talent.

  192. Jan says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this fabulous fabric! Beautiful bundle!!!

  193. quilting chick says:

    I love the colors in Home For the Holidays-it is beautiful-I will be checking with local quilt shops. Thanks for all the bright colors and beautiful designs-Marietta

  194. Darlis Johns says:

    Beautiful fabric. Would love to win. Thank you.

  195. Gloria says:

    Yes, I’m interested in winning some of your fabulous fabric! It’s great.

  196. Kathy says:

    Your new holiday fabric line is gorgeous! I would love to be entered into your give away for a bundle. Thanks.

  197. ruth says:

    Would love to win this fabric!

  198. CJ says:

    LOVE your new line of fabric and I really like that some of the prints can be used for NON holiday items. I would make a table topper or placemats or a small quilt. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Your tile is lovely. I have no advice about tile though. Hope this stuff lasts for you.

  199. Pauline F says:

    Love your fabric, love the Sweet Pea quilt and sure would love to win this give away. Thank you Heather …… for the opportunity.
    Pauline F

  200. Sarah says:

    The new line is great, and would be lots of fun to play with in the long hot days of summer!

  201. Jolene says:

    I absolutely love this fabric and would love to win it! Thanks so much for being so generous.

  202. Marti says:


    Love the fabric and your house! I dream of being so neat and organized. Happy Sunday!

  203. Paula Stuplich says:

    YES! Please include me in your drawing. I love the fabric’s and things you have made.
    I love the tile and thanks for the info on it. You are always so sweet to share with all of us!
    Paula S.

  204. Kristi says:

    I would love to win one of the fat quarter packs of your new fabrics! Please enter me in your contest.

  205. Kathy K says:

    Yep, your new fabric line is wonderful. I really enjoy making something fun for Christmas and your new line sure does fit the bill for that. Would love to win some fabric, but if I’m not that lucky winner, I will just purchase it anyway. Love your blog…it is really fun to read. Can’t help with the floor, as I have never laid any type of tile.

  206. Becky says:

    I’d love to win the fat quarters from your new line! Count me in!

  207. Charlene says:

    Would love a chance to win the lovely fabric

  208. Rachael R. says:

    I’d love to be entered in the fabric drawing. Thanks!

  209. karen margritz says:

    I would love to play with this fabric. So much fun. Thanks for the chance to win. Thank you, Karen M

  210. Jeanne says:

    Please add my name to the drawing for the beautiful Christmas fabrics.

  211. Rachel Hayes says:

    Your fabrics are beautiful! Please add me to your drawing!

  212. Anne Simonot says:

    I always enjoy seeing pictures of not just your patterns and fabrics, but of your beautifully decorated house. I need to try to emulate your style and follow-through a little more! Would love to win your beautiful fabric too!

  213. Karen C says:

    Yet again you have produced another eye catching color combination. The Lime, Cherry, Vanilla and Black are striking and of course your design highlight the colors, love that Hexagon runner.

  214. Lisa says:

    Love the fabric—would love a chance to sew something with it…..maybe one of your table runners or a small quilt…..

  215. Linda says:

    I would love to win your fatquarters!

  216. Kim says:

    I would love to win your new fabric, it looks wonderful! My brother and his wife used that same tile in their kitchen last fall. So far so good and it still looks wonderful and they have children running around and dropping things all the time. Good Luck with your, it looks great!

  217. Jana says:

    If I don’t win, I am definitely going to look in my local stores for this!

  218. Laura says:

    I would love to be entered in your “Giveaway.” Your fabric is beautiful. Laura

  219. so glad to know i’m not the only one with kitchen floor problems!! i did my kitchen floor about two years ago while my husband was out of town on business! (with the help of my father-in-law) by the next summer the grout was craking and you could hear the tiles creak when you walked on it. i was sure it was due to the fact that i was not a pro tile installer and had done something wrong! we have been taking up tile and scraping off the mortor in sections and using some type of mortor that has a bit of give to it….not cheap! and not a fun job!

    anyhoo….enough of my rambling!! love the fabric and would love to be signed up for the give-a-way!

  220. robyn card says:

    Love the new fabric and patterns. Please enter me in your giveaway.


  221. maureen says:

    I love the holiday line, and of course would be delighted to be a winner this time around.

  222. Pam E. says:

    Love your newest fabric line. Would sure love to be a winner.

  223. SuzK says:

    Love your new fabrics – the black makes everything sparkle!

  224. Judy W says:

    Another bright, adorable fabric line! Please count me in for the chance to win! Thanks! Judy

  225. Melissa C says:

    I would love a chance at this. None of my local stores say they are getting this line. Thanks for the chance.

  226. Christine Thomas says:

    I would love to be entered in the drawing for your new fabric line. It’s really pretty and very vibrant. Thank you for this opportunity.

  227. sandi says:

    Love .Love the fabric. Sandi

  228. sndy1 says:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric! Luv your photos.

  229. Deb S. says:

    I’m drooling on my computer keyboard looking at that lovely fabric. Please include me in the drawing.

  230. Patty V. says:

    Who wouldn’t love a chance to win the fat quarters… Love the elegance you brought to a christmas line.
    Good luck with the new flooring.

  231. Kim Dow says:

    It’s always something with an older house, but you guys have done an amazing job!

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  232. Sherrell says:

    Please include me in the drawing. I love looking/reading your blog!

  233. Anya says:

    That fabric is lovely! Thanks for the chance.

  234. JoAnne says:

    Heather, but of course I would be delighted to have some of your new fabric! Enter me for the drawing, please. Thanks.

  235. Debbie says:

    I must confess – I got my bundle of fabric from the FQ shop last week. It is even more beautiful in person. It is just stunning fabric! Of course I’d be delighted if I won another bundle.
    Love the new flooring too. Your tile story pretty much convinced me not to install tile in our house. I had it before but it was on slab constuction and I think that makes a difference. Thanks for all your inspiring pictures.

  236. Nichole says:

    Oh, those pictures are all so beautiful! I love how your new line can be holiday or not. So versatile and the colors are divine. Thanks for the giveaway!

  237. Julie says:

    Love the new Christmas fabric line. I will look for it in our local Quilt Shop. Put me in for the drawing!


  238. I absolutely love this new Christmas fabric you designed. I have almost all of your quilting patterns and books! Would love to win this fat quarter drawing. Thank you so much!

  239. Kelly says:

    Please include me in your drawing! Thank you so much for being so generous!

  240. Ann-Christin Norén says:

    Of course I want to get some of the fantastic fabrics and I saw that I’m not the only Swedish reader to this blog. But I still have hope!!!!!!!

  241. Sarah Vee says:

    A brilliant fabric line. Love the red and white – love all of it. Great green. Thanks for the chance. Excited to play with this one!

  242. Joan Blum says:

    I would love to win your new Christmas fabric line. It is so bright and colorful. Can’t wait for Sanibel to come out too. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabric!

  243. A Betty says:

    Please enter me in the drawing too. Maybe you should have said is there anyone that isn’t interested. Pretty fabric and pretty designs. The tile is a beautiful color to coordinate with anything.

  244. Deb Worthman says:

    Beautiful fabric line. I saw some items made up with it at our local quilt shop. Looking forward to seeing more of the line made up.

  245. Judy W says:

    Looks like total fun, have to get my fingers on some of it. I’ll need a tree skirt for my 7th Christmas tree that I’ll be putting up this year! Love the brights.

  246. Sheryl W. says:

    Your holiday fabric is gorgeous, and of course, I would love to win some! Please enter me in the drawing–my fingers are crossed!

  247. Robin Chapa says:

    I think if I win this fat-quarter-bundle I would weep…. it’s so so pretty! Please enter me in the drawing… thank you! (Gorgeous tile, btw…. good luck!)

  248. Nancyz says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Love your new line and would love to be entered for a pattern. Your new flooring looks great!

  249. debbi says:

    Beautiful fabric! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks!

  250. Wendy P says:

    Of course I want that fabric! I love all your fabrics and patterns.

    My house is 35 years old too and I hate the kitchen tile and grout, but I have to live with it until we win the lotto or something.

    Good luck with your new floor. It looks great!

  251. Jeanne S. says:

    Please enter me in the drawing for fabric, I loved this when you showed the first preview and I have been waiting for it to get to the store.

    We just put in our new kitchen floor last summer and my husband was concerned about movement and thought it might crack the grout so we used an engineered wood floor that can be refinished. So far, it looks great, good luck with your new tile.

  252. Karen says:

    I’d like to be in the drawing too. Love the fabric.

  253. Tracy says:

    I would love a pack of fat quarters! I am addicted to them so I need my fix!

  254. Karin says:

    Can’t wait to get some of your fabric. Called my local quilt shop and they do not have it yet. Please include me in your drawing.

  255. Lesley says:

    Just devine fabrics and a guaranteed way to bring christmas cheer to the dining table with a runner and placemats. Please include me in the draw.

  256. KatieB says:

    Sign me up please – it’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  257. I LOVE the fabric! I would love to be entered in the drawing…thanks for being so generous!

  258. barbara says:

    I have used that tile. I used it as the border around my booth in Houston. It will NEVER, EVER, EVER come up unless you use a heat gun and some “Goo Be Gone”. I loved the look of this product and thought it was very nice for non-ceramic. I drop a lot of things so I am afraid I would drop a knife and that would be a problem. I think new kitchen floor looks beautiful and richer than the ceramic. There’s my 2 cents worth!

    Fabric is beautiful and has a crisp look to it that I love. Way to go!

  259. Michelle says:

    Hi Heather! Love your house; I hope to live on a lake some day. I can picture myself now quilting away with your fat quarters. Pick me, Pick me!

  260. Put me in for the fat quarters please.

  261. Janet says:

    I wasn’t going to make a Christmas quilt this year – until I saw your gorgeous fabrics! I’d love to win some! Please enter my name – thank you!

  262. Tina McNamara says:

    Heather, I think this Christmas fabric is so unique with the strong color of black. Please put me in for the give-a-way. Thanks so much, Tina. Love your house and the lake and all. My sister-in-law lives in Cherokee, IA and I can’t wait to go for a visit this Aug.

  263. Rose Marie says:

    I would love to win your fabric bundle. It looks awsome. Love your photos.

  264. Cory says:

    Your new fabric is gorgeous. Congrats and please enter me in the drawing. I love the look of the new tile. Hopefully this lasts longer that the ceramic. Take care and God bless, Cory

  265. Omajean says:

    We have to replace our kitchen floor soon. Sooo many choices–I do love yours. Please enter me in for the drawing–your colors and designs are incredible!!!!!!!!!

  266. cindy b says:

    i love your new fabric! was thinking yesterday about the countdown to christmas. i have a few summery projects to finish up and then i’m ready to get going! please enter me in your drawing.

  267. Kim Shelton says:

    I absolutely LOVE the toile. Your new line should be fun to play with!

  268. Kay M. says:

    I love your new fabric & the fact that it’s not too Christmasy to be used all year. I can think of alot of pattern I could make if I won the fabric. Thanks for the drawing.

  269. Michelle Smith says:

    I would love your new fabric line. Beautiful…like always!

  270. Vicki says:

    I’m very interested in winning some fat quarters! Love it!

  271. Amy N. says:

    I would love to win this fabric. I think it is a lot of fun. The colors are great.

  272. Sandy Allen says:

    Of course I would love to be entered in your drawing! Love your Christmas line, well, all your fabrics!

    Thanks for sharing your”stash” with us!

  273. Adrianne says:

    Please enter me in the fabric drawing. I would love a chance to play with some of this. I love the stripes for borders or bindings, but I think my favorite is the green that you used to tie the bundles. A fun fresh take on Christmas fabric, and some basics too. Great collection!! : )

  274. Debby Patz says:

    Wow! Love the new Christmas fabrics; the green is so warm! Please enter me to win them!

  275. Lynn D says:

    Love this fabric line, and absolutely I’d love to win a bundle of FQ’s. Sign me up.

    So sorry to hear about your tile floor. Hope you get it fixed.

    Lynn D

  276. Mary says:

    Love the new fabric. I had to go find the Livin Large book just so that I could do the quilt you had in an earlier post out of the new Christmas line.

    Also what camera do you use? The lake photography is awesome.

  277. Theresa W. says:

    I want in on a chance to win too, please! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  278. Denita says:

    The fabric is beautiful. The colors are so striking together.

  279. Lauren says:

    I really, really love this fabric! Please put my name in the hat for the drawing for the FQs. Thanks!!!

  280. anna lee says:

    love your fabric, love your home would love to win youe give away…….

  281. Sharlene K says:

    Yes, please enter my name in the drawing….even better-DRAW my name for the fabric! I love it!

  282. Patty D says:

    I love the fabric. Please enter my name in the drawing!

  283. Diane R. says:

    Love that amazing fabric — thanks for the opportunity to win!

  284. Carolyn says:

    I love your new Christmas fabric! The colors are so fresh and bright. I love the Diamond Diva table runner pattern using your new fabric. I would love to win the fat quarters and make one for my home!

  285. Karen says:

    The green in your new collection is wonderful. So bright and cheery. Please count me in on the drawing. Great tile too!

  286. Connie says:

    That is an adorable holiday line. Please enter me in your drawing. I just love what you have done with your home.

  287. Christine R says:

    Heather I love your patterns and your fabric and I just adore your new Christmas line!! I’d love to get a jump on my holiday gifts!!

  288. Irma M. says:

    Please include me in your drawing. I just absolutely love the bright colors you always seem to have. And I really like the Diamond Diva and Sweet Pea patters. I hope your new kitchen floor meets all your expectations.

  289. Sandra Davidson says:

    I just love your new fabric line and the picture with quilt over the leather chair would look great on my husbands leather chair

  290. Lisa LeBlanc says:

    Hi, sign me up for the giveaway! I love your new line of fabric, a pleasant surprise for holiday fabric! PS. I love the outdoor pictures…Minnesota in the summer, what is better than that? Lisa from Texas

  291. Sandra Noftell says:

    I love your books and pattern packets. I have lots…. Your fabric lines are beautiful too. They seem to pop right off of the shelf into my arms when I walk by! lol I would love to be in your draw.
    I am getting ready to lay the same tiles as you in my newly renovated kitchen…well renovation in progress, does it ever end? I like them much better than ceramic..not as hard on the feet or the dishes….

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