Welcome to the 3rd Annual Row Along hosted by Seams to Be Sew.  A huge Thank You to Marian Penn for organizing this event. Also, thanks to our sponsors, Northcott Fabrics  and Calibre Art . Our sponsors are wonderful and we owe them a HEAP of gratitude. Read to the end of this post to find information about the Give-Aways from Northcott and Calibre.

This is your chance to download tons of free row patterns.  I am just 1 of many pattern designers involved in this row-along. This year’s row-along will last for 6 weeks, ending with a “Show and Tell” day Tuesday, October 10. Starting September 5, every Tuesday and Thursday 5 (some days 4) different pattern designers will be offering a FREE row pattern. All rows will measure 30 1/2″ long, so all will consistently fit together into the quilt of your choosing.

Each row is designed with a specific Christmas carol in mind. My row was inspired by “Jolly Old St. Nick”.  I love to paper piece images of Santa, and this is the perfect song. The pattern is paper pieced and is very easy to assemble. If you are new to paper piecing, I suggest you watch my free tutorial on sewing a Simple Paper Pieced Block, found on my “Tutorials” page.

Here are photos of the 4 blocks that make up my row.  Remember, when paper piecing, your finished block always turns out the opposite of the original pattern.

The pattern explains how to tie a “knot nose” using a scrap of muslin. So cute! My finished row shows the “Jolly Old St. Nick” row finished as a table runner with an inner and outer border. Also, consider using just the “HO HO” block for a pillow or potholder!

Please visit all of today’s Row-Along participants:

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mountain Meadow Designs
Quilt Art
Made By Marney
Renee’s Quilting Addiction

And now for the Give-Aways!

Give-Away #1: This prize comes from Purple Daisies.

Purple Daisies are giving away a Quilt-As-You-Go DVD…a $30 value! Find out more about this product here.

This Give-Away will end on Thursday, October 5. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter. The rules and regulations of this drawing are found at  Guidelines-For-Entering-Giveaways.docx (346 downloads) . You will be responsible for paying the shipping.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Give-Away #2: My “Dogs Only” paper pieced pattern. If you like to paper piece, and you like pets…this is the quilt for you! Eleven different dog breeds represented in one quilt.


Enter for the pattern here. This Give-Away will be sent to the winner via download and ends on October 5. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

For information about Give-Aways from Northcott and Calibre, visit
Seams To Be Sew.

Thanks so much for visiting my website today. I love “comments”, so feel free to leave one.

Linking with:

Kathy’s Quilts

Quilting is More Fun Than Housework

Scrap Happy Saturday

Monday Making

Main Crush Monday

Mop Monday

To Do Tuesday

Linky Tuesday

Silly Mama Quilts

Midweek Makers

My Quilt Infatuation

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

The Quilting Room With Mel

Busy Hands Quilts

Crazy Mom Quilts

Here is the complete list of all 44 designers offering free Row-Along downloads.

The Christmas Caroling Row Along Schedule

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Quilting Affection
Any Pattern
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt In Piece
Kissed Quilts

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Daydreams of Quilts
Seams To Be Sew
Be A Quilter
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Fun Threads

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Masterpiece Quilting
Sugarlane Designs
Happy Sewing Room

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Barbara Dieges
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Quilted Snail
Ms. P. Designs USA
(sponsored by Just Let Me Quilt)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Jaded Spade Creations
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
UlaSewing / SzycieUli
From Blank Pages

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Martina Latimer
(site will open late next week)
Quilt Fabrication
Patchwork Breeze
Patti’s Patchwork
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante
(sponsored by Quilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mountain Meadow Designs
Quilt Art
Made By Marney 
Renee’s Quilting Addiction

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
MaryMack’s Blog
Kathys Kwilts and More
Pamela Quilts
Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Heleen Pinkster

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Seams To Be Sew
A Dream and A Stitch
Upstairs Hobby Room
Words & Stitches

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Show and Tell Day
Bloggers will be announced at a later date


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  1. Such a cute pattern and sew much fun to create. I am looking forward to finishing mine up. You’ve been a delight to have participating in this years row along Mary, I hope we get to have you back for next year.

    1. I would love to be back next year! All you have done to make the Row-Along happen is remarkable and I have learned some new skills on my website. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for such a cute pattern. I love paper piecing and this “Ho Ho Ho” design looks like fun. Thanks for hosting giveaways too. Your “Dogs Only” pattern would be a treat to win!.

  3. Hi Marney,
    What a cute Santa you’ve created. I love the design. This is one I will definitely try, especially using your tutorial.
    Thank you for the pattern.

  4. Hi Marney
    Your row is so happy! Thanks for sharing it! (And I love your dog quilt pattern – especially since I work at a Vet School!!!)

  5. Santa made me chuckle! Those dogs are cute, too! I am having fun seeing how each designer interpreted the Christmas Carol they selected.

  6. Love your jolly old guy! Can almost see the twinkle in his eyes! The DVD for quilting as you go would make a great Christmas present for me!

  7. Love your row! Believe it or not, my husband wants to learn to paper piece. He watched a you tube video and is raring to go. Thanks so much for the precious row.

  8. I just love this pattern! Thank you so much. I would like to know how you embedded the PDF to be downloaded from your blog, that is really handy. Also, love the Dogs Only pattern, you are good at what you do!


    1. Brandy, I see you are using blogspot. I use WordPress, so my downloading process may be different than yours. On WordPress, there is an “insert download here” option available at the top of each post. During editing, you just place your cursor in the post where ever you want the download to appear and press that download option. Then it will direct you to find the file you want to insert. That simple…similar to when you insert a “link” into your post. Good luck!

  9. Thanks so much for all the hard work that you put into the free pattern and offering it to all. I know how much work goes into creating a pattern, so it is very much appreciated. I would love to win the Purple Daisy Quilt give away as I have decided to really work on quilting my own quilts. It is very generous of all the sponsors who are providing the give-aways. It’s really amazing how giving the quilting community is and this event is certainly proof of that!
    Can’t wait to see who will win, but I’ve got my fingers crossed!
    Thanks again for everything.

  10. Your Santa Row pattern is cute! I’m still a beginner when it comes to paper piecing so knowing you have a video is super! Your dogs are wonderful!

    Thank you for sharing and Thank you to all the Awesome Sponsors!

  11. Oh my – I just found this post today … now I’ll be going back in time to check out previous posts 😀 I’ve subscribed to your blog via a blogreader (I think I did, anyways) so now I won’t miss anything exciting 🙂

  12. This is such a cute row. I stumbled on to your post via Cooking Up Quilts link up and I am so glad I did. There is so much out in blogland and somehow I missed this event totally. Glad I found out about it and am off to read some of the older posts.

    Your dog pattern is just adorable!!

  13. Thank you so much for linking up with To-Do Tuesday last week. I’m horribly behind on my blog reading, and I just saw your post… I am absolutely head over heels for your row! Super cute! Thank you for sharing such an adorable pattern!

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