2017 Needful Things…Day 7

Wow…do these days go fast when we do this….at least that is how I am feeling…

Day 7….New PG patterns and some sale fabric bundles for them…

Due to all the inquiries about our newest patterns we are launching our Homespun Patterns early for one of our 12 Days of Christmas, with a spectacular sale!  Pattern Bundle includes the pattern for the Chenille Pillows ($15.00), the Sentiments of Home (clipboard signs) ($12.00), and the Sweethearts ( little embroidered hearts) ($9.00)!  This set should retail for $36.00, but we are selling it for $27.00, which is like getting the Sweethearts pattern for FREE!

We know many of you would love to start making these awesome projects but the fabric is not due to come out until April!  We have put together 2 different Bundle Sets of Homespuns are great Price point to help you make these projects. And since we want to make room for the new Homespuns coming in, we have slashed these Bundles prices!!

Slash Cutter is available  to make those amazing pillows, we are offering them with a 20% discount and is $12.60 (reg $15.75).  These cutters go thru the blades because you are going to be cutting through so many layers.  We have these available with a discount as well for $7.19. (reg $8.99)

The Pillow Bundle includes 2-2 yard cuts of lights and 3-1 yard cuts of 2 blues and 1 red for only $54.60 (reg $84.00).  This is a $29.40 savings!!!  The Lights will be the same as you see in the picture, the blues and the red patterns will vary.  Thats like getting 2 1/2 yards FREE!


We have also put together a Sentiments of Home (Signs) and Sweethearts (little embroidered hearts) Bundle for you.  This bundle will consist of 8- 1/4yard fabrics for only $15.60 (reg $24.00), saving you $8.40.  

We know you will love these projects so much…and will want to order some of the new homespuns as well…but this will keep you happy til then…

If you have never made a Chenille item…I will be doing a tutorial video of this in 2018.  The pillows are so fun…the pattern has an alphabet that you can enlarge or shrink to your liking…some symbols…and Initials…these make fun and easy gifts…we can start thinking about next Christmas!!! Here are some closeups for you…



Click HERE to go to our site to order if you need to be ready for when we do the video and start on those early presents…If you want to win a pattern pack/bundle and slash cutter….please comment…with an answer to this question…

Do you own any homespun?  Do you use in with only other homespuns or do you mix it with prints…or have you ever made chenille back when homespuns were super popular???














85 responses to “2017 Needful Things…Day 7”

  1. Gayle Lacey Avatar
    Gayle Lacey

    Silly gir! Asking if I own any homespuns! I have two full book shelves of homespuns plus a storage container full of fat quarter homespuns. You’re not talking to a rookie! I love homespuns!! These beauties all look great; wish I could buy them all. Thanks for the opportunity! Merry Christmas to you all!

  2. Cheryl Avatar

    I have never used homespun, but it looks lovey and would love to try it. I have done chenille using cotton and sewing and cutting on the diagonal.

  3. Sheila Plock Avatar
    Sheila Plock

    Have a chenille cutter but never have used it. Here is my chance with this great pattern. Have some homespuns and have mixed them with other cottons. Hope to win this as does everyone commenting, lol.

  4. Sue Avatar

    OH i see so many uses for the clipboards for hanging projects. The Chenille pillows and projects are beautiful. I see both in my future.

  5. Marsha Avatar

    Love love love homespun… I use it alone and mixed with other fabrics… And no I have never made chenille…
    Thanks for a chance to win. Merry Christmas

  6. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    Love all these projects. I have a little bit of homespun in my stash and have used it in table runners in the past and have mixed it with other prints. I have never been a huge fan of chenille, but your pillows have me thinking:) Perhaps because you need a special cutter and it looks complicated and messy to work with. Maybe 2018 is the year to try new things!

  7. Sharon Avatar

    I do have some homespun and I would never mix it with any other fabric.

  8. Michelle King Avatar
    Michelle King

    I have used homespun. Mixed with other fabric and used all in one quilt. Yes, I have made chenille – It was fun! Would love to have this bundle!!!!

  9. Chris O'Dorisio Avatar
    Chris O’Dorisio

    WOW how cute are these little pillows and “signs” I have a homespun pillow that was gifted to me years ago from a very dear “quilty” friend. Your chenille pillows are very cute, never tried this but it sure looks interesting!

  10. Rebecca Hoffmann Avatar
    Rebecca Hoffmann

    Yes I have homespuns and have mixed them with regular cotton fabric and love to use them with wool. I made a small chenille quilt years ago.

  11. Lolly Pasewark Avatar
    Lolly Pasewark

    I love this idea! So clever and “homey”! I Like the color wheel too. Very versatile!

  12. Sharon Walsh Avatar
    Sharon Walsh

    I have a lot of homespuns as I 💕 them. I’ve used them as background for wool appliqué and they look great. Never done chenille but think I would love to try one of those pillows. Primitive Gatherings you are the best!🎄🎄

  13. Linda E Avatar
    Linda E

    So funny, chenille is making a full circle! My mother made me a chenille vest using this method, loved it! Still have all the necessary tools, so glad you are bringing it back again! I love homespun, a favorite for applique on many different fabrics, especially denim.


  14. Joni Avatar

    Yes I have some homespun- very little so have to mix it!
    I’ve never made chenille! Looks interesting to make!

  15. Stephanie Woodward Avatar
    Stephanie Woodward

    I have used homespuns with other Cotton’s as they are so hard to find. I bought a chenille cutter at Festival, but now cannot find it. Working is me.

  16. June Avatar

    No. I do not have any homespun. Love the patterns. Good idea to start for next Christmas!

  17. Maria Zook Avatar
    Maria Zook

    One Christmas I made several chenille scarves from flannel for Christmas gifts. I still have mine. I love the pillows and am already thinking next Christmas.

  18. Chris Thorpe Avatar
    Chris Thorpe

    Have used lots of homespuns, love mixing with regular fabric!! Love making chenille blankets!! Never made into pillows, that would be fun!! Thanks for chance to win!

  19. Kathy Decker Avatar
    Kathy Decker

    I have a whole shelf of homespun. I mostly use it to back wool projects, but also mix it in with other cottons. I never got around to making chenille, so I’ll have to try that this time around.

  20. Brenda Hodge Avatar
    Brenda Hodge

    I love mixing homespuns with other fabrics and very excited to see and try new projects with it!

  21. Clara Avatar

    I haven’t made a chenille project and I don’t have any homespuns in my fabric collection but I have a set of potholders with one side chenille given to me by a friend. The pillows with the initial certainly caught my eye and would be a great first chenille project, I believe. Thank you for a chance in the giveaway.

  22. Ellen R Avatar
    Ellen R

    I do not have any homespun but I cannot wait to learn.

  23. Karen Schneider Avatar
    Karen Schneider

    Still have my chenille vest I made sooo many years ago. I know it does not fit me anymore, but cannot stand to get rid of it. And all those homespuns from years ago. Still have those too. Now I need to order more of Lisa’s new ones. Yikes. I am insane. Luv to win more homespuns.

  24. Leanne Mal Avatar
    Leanne Mal

    Yes I do have some homespun fabrics. I use them in craft projects like for snowmen scarves or raggedy doll dresses or scarecrow shirts. It is hard to find good quality homespuns. I have never tried making chenille but I like the look of it. I’ll be waiting for your video because it looks like something I would like to try.

  25. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    I love homespuns and I do have them in my stash. I have to drive 2 hours to a quilt shop that has a great selection of them. The closer quilt shops don’t seem to want to have them in stock. I’m couldn’t wait for you to offer those patterns when I saw them on your blog. Thanks for offering them early.

  26. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    I love homespuns and wish they were more popular….at least where I live homespuns are hard to come by. I do have them and I seem to only mix them with tonal fabrics. On the chenille question….I have made a rug for my bathroom but it wasn’t out of homespuns. I was suprised how easy it was to making your own chenille fabric!

  27. Debbie Bradley Avatar
    Debbie Bradley

    I’ve never worked with homespuns but would love to give it a try.

  28. Sally Hurst Avatar
    Sally Hurst

    Wow–so glad chenille is back!!! I made a lot of chenille scarves years ago when homespun were popular. I remember giving them as gifts for Christmas.

  29. Linda Anderson Avatar
    Linda Anderson

    I made a chenille quilt many years ago. It wasn’t made of homespun but was fun to make. I love the chenille pillows!

  30. Wendy Polsson Avatar
    Wendy Polsson

    Love the chalkboard patterns – so different. I don’t own any homespuns at the moment and have never tried chenille.

  31. Barb Onnen Avatar
    Barb Onnen

    Love homespuns. Made some small quilts with them waaaay back when but still have a stash. Made a baby quilt 15years ago with flannels – so heavy and so warm. Waiting for your new homespun line to come out.

  32. carol Avatar

    I haven’t made a chenille project and have not worked with homespuns.

  33. Audrey Bretz Avatar
    Audrey Bretz

    I’ve never done any chenille but it looks like fun! I have sewed with a lot of homespuns – sometimes using them by them selves and sometimes with other fabrics. I still have quite a bit of homespun stash – I might need some new ones to liven them up!!

  34. Vi Kroeger Avatar
    Vi Kroeger

    I have always been fond of homespun and have some fat quarters in my stash from years ago. I used it with prints for a real vintage look–or so I think. There seemed to have been a downturn in its availability in recent years. So glad you are bringing it back. I have not made a flannel project–think it would be fun!

  35. moosebaymusings Avatar

    I love home spun fabrics and have a pretty good collection. I mix them with other fabrics–can’t ever be too scrappy!

  36. Cheryl Avatar

    I do have some homespun but didn’t know what to do with them. Well now I know. Cute pillows. Christmas 2018 just started.lol

  37. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    I don’t have as many homespuns as I used to, made most of them into rag quilts. I see you and Kim Diehl are both using them again! I have not done chenille but love the pillows.

  38. Diana Tatro Avatar
    Diana Tatro

    I have some beautiful homespuns I’m “saving”!! A few years back, I made chenille out of gauze yardage with a patterned flannel background. It turned out perfectly!

  39. Karen Harbaugh Avatar
    Karen Harbaugh

    I have bits and pieces of homespun that have come in kits. Would like to work with it more. These look fun.

  40. Tami Avatar

    I do not own any and gave never made chenille!

  41. CindyWheeler Avatar

    I do have homespun, from way back. I was never so happy to see them for sale again. I have been a prim quilter for along time now. My absolute favorite quilts and fabric, WOOHOO, for homespuns!!

  42. Ina Hacker Avatar
    Ina Hacker


  43. Pamela Miller Avatar

    I have some homespun and am making two wallhangings right now for Christmas presents. I am using checks and stripes for my background fabric and wool for the appliques. So pretty! Your new patterns and bundles are so beautiful. I would love to try them. Thanks for a chance to win.

  44. Pamela Pokragac Avatar
    Pamela Pokragac

    I absolutely love them! I recently made a throw sized quilt using only homespuns and can’t wait to quilt it and snuggle up in it. I’ve also mixed some homespuns in with my cotton fabrics and I love look and texture. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies 🙂 Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

  45. Jan Avatar

    What’s once was is back again. Remembering chenille bedspreads. Tracing the patterns with my finger. The initial pillows look interesting. I’ve used homespuns with crafts but not in a big project. Sometimes just looking at fabric is satisfying.

  46. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    I have a few homespuns. I missed the boat when people were making chenille projects in the past. I’d like to give it a try this time around. Love the colors used.

  47. Karen Avatar

    YES!! I love homespuns and I am so excited that you have brought them back!! Sometimes I make a project with just homespuns, but I usually mix them together…..I love the look!! I have never made a chenille project, but think your “small” projects are perfect to give it a try!!

  48. Colleen Freeman Avatar
    Colleen Freeman

    I have a chenille cutter, but have never used it. These pillows are so cute and would make great presents. I just started “collecting” homespun material for my primitive projects. I am hooked!

  49. Deb Capron Avatar
    Deb Capron

    I have started to collect homespuns in a separate container from my other stash and hope to make a Homespun quilt soon. I have not made a chenille project but these are my new favorite item. I love the chenille pillows and look forward to your tutorial .

  50. Nyla Dominguez Avatar
    Nyla Dominguez

    I do have homespuns from when they were popular but have not made any chenille projects. I love these pillows and want to make one for each of may daughter’s in law. Looking forward to your tutorial!!! Love the other projects in these patterns too!

  51. usairdoll Avatar

    Those chenille pillows look beautiful! I have a friend that made some pillows and showed me how but I haven’t yet tried it myself. I have not worked with Homespun yet but would love to try.

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

  52. Marie Eddins Avatar
    Marie Eddins

    I do have some homespun but have never made a chenille project before. This would be a great place to start. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  53. Deborah K. Avatar
    Deborah K.

    I have very little homespun….not sure about it. I like the look on it for other people’s projects, but when it comes to mine, I hesitate to use it. I even own a few pieces, but when I look for it, I can’t remember what special place it is in. I think it is on purpose I don’t remember.

  54. Bev F Avatar
    Bev F

    I love homespuns and I have mixed them with cotton prints. Can’t wait to try the chenille patterns.

  55. Cathy Avatar

    I love homespun but only have a few pieces. I’ve mixed it in with other fabrics in a quilt. Nope didn’t do chenille back when it was first popular…would love to try it now.

  56. Linda Avatar

    Yes, I have Homespuns from many years ago, when they were all the rage. Back then, neutral Homespuns were few and far between. I still love them, incorporate them in scrap quilts. I will be collecting all the neutrals this time around. They are beautiful.
    I have never made chenille.

  57. Linda Rouse Avatar
    Linda Rouse

    Hi, It must be me, even tho I order stuff online every week. Under the first picture of Needful things, you state there are 2 fabric bundles put together in neutral Homespuns. When I want to order, only 1 shows up without a choice? I would like 2 order both, different neutral bundles of 8, fat quarters. Also, I tried to order the Special, of needles the other day. When I went to my cart, it asked for a choice of needles. The special was not one of them. I understood it to be 4 packs of different hand needles for 20.00? I could not order. Did you have a lot of people ordering them? I just couldn’t. I still would love to place an order with you. Frustrated, Linda

    On Dec 18, 2017 8:08 AM, “Lisa Bongean’s Weblog” wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Wow…do these days go fast when we do this….at > least that is how I am feeling… Day 7….New PG patterns and some sale > fabric bundles for them… Due to all the inquiries about our newest > patterns we are launching our Homespun Patterns early for” >

  58. Cindy Golding Avatar
    Cindy Golding

    Yes I’ve sewn with homespun and mixed it with other prints. I have left overs I’m sure. Your new line is lovely with great potential never made chenille though.
    Merry Christmas 🎄

  59. Pattie Davidson Avatar
    Pattie Davidson

    I do not have any homespuns, They look like they would be lots of fun I would love to try! Thanks for the giveway, I would love to win.

  60. Joanne Lee Avatar
    Joanne Lee

    No to all the questions! But I would love to!

  61. Steph M Avatar
    Steph M

    These are so cute – great gifts! Love them all!

  62. Ruth Ann Avatar
    Ruth Ann

    I have used homespuns before I mix them with prints I have never made anything chenille before, but I would like to try these pillows

  63. Pam Avatar

    Once in awhile I will mix homespuns with other fabrics. I have done a few pieces of chenille.

  64. Kristy Avatar

    Yes, I do own some homespun…not near enough though. I need to remedy that. I am happy to mix homespun with other fabrics…it coordinated so well. I did some chenille around three years ago. But it was very basic…this monogramming idea looks fabulous!

  65. Lj Avatar

    Have never used homespun but really want to. Have fallen in love with your material and patterns. Thanks!

  66. Lj Avatar

    Am in love with the material and patterns/ projects! Have not used homespun but want to. Thanks!

  67. needleminder Avatar

    I ❤️ Homespuns! I have three shelves with stacks of pieces greater than 3 yards, and numerous wire bins with my fat quarters. I made many “chenille” pieces years ago and love the way they look and feel. Also use my homespun with prints and solids too.

  68. Kathryn Casavant Avatar
    Kathryn Casavant

    I have gotten homespun not my favorite. I have made many chenille quilts. The cutting is fun! All my family have one.

  69. Maggie Reintges Avatar
    Maggie Reintges

    I have lots of homespun fabrics. I used to mix them in all my quilts but stoped using them. This would be a great way to use them up!!

  70. Michelle Avatar

    Yes I have homespun fabrics in my stash. I am a fan of plaids so the homespuns give me lots of great options. I have not made anything with the chenille technique, but I have a winter scarf that a really great friend made for me.

  71. Dee Avatar

    I have a cutter and some homespun due to many rag quilts, so cozy, but have not tried to do chenille yet,would love this bundle!

  72. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

    Yes I have made chenille from osnaberg fabric to make some really cute snowmen that I gave to my girlfriend at Christmas a few years ago. I would love to win this bundle to make chenille again.

  73. Dawn Schoening Avatar
    Dawn Schoening

    I do have homespuns been trying to get an apple core done for years, Need 1000, maybe this year

  74. JennyM Avatar

    Great patterns! I do have homespuns and have mixed them with cotton fabrics in past projects. I’ve never used chenille.

  75. Karen Avatar

    I have made a chenille project but not with homespuns. They look great. Can’t wait for you video! Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with more time for sewing.

  76. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    I have used homespun from when I made several seasonal door hangings by Pam Puyleart a few years ago. I always have one hanging and I think they are timeless! Never made chenille but love those little home pillows! Yeah, something new to try! (I also love to stay home)!

  77. TXQuilter Avatar

    I’m a homespun and plaid girl at heart! I still have some in my stash and I’ve used them for kitchen towel trims, hot pads and table runners to rag quilts. But somehow I’ve never tried chenille. Your patterns are outstanding as always! Thanks for the chance to win … and Happy Holidays!

  78. Margaret Mossing Avatar
    Margaret Mossing

    I have made holiday wreaths with pillows of homespun fabrics. I have not made any chenille items, but would love to try making your pillows.

  79. Martha C. Avatar
    Martha C.

    I have never used homespuns. I bought a bundle several years ago but ended up donating for charity quilts. I do want to try your chenille pillow

  80. LoriL Avatar

    Homespuns are not something in my stash. I have purchased a piece in the past and made a chenille scarf. I used electric scissors to cut the rows instead of a designated cutter. The heart pillow is so cute. That is something I would love to make. Can’t wait to see your video because I know you will have some good tips for making these items.

  81. Ginger Smith Avatar
    Ginger Smith

    I love homespun and have to buy when I see. Your new patterns are great.

  82. Judyk Avatar

    I have long loved homespuns and recently mentioned to my friend that I needed a few more to start a string quilt. She is downsizing so she gifted me all her homespuns. The string quilt is completed and I have lots of homespuns left over that will be spruced up with new additions. I’m glad there are a few of you designers that share my love.

  83. Jackie Roisler Avatar
    Jackie Roisler

    I love homespun fabric, plus love the whole look of a quilt made with them.
    I have used homespun fabrics as accent in appliques quilts and stuffed gingerbread people.

  84. Charmaine Avatar

    I have some homespun and I use it with wool. Love it and love all your new patterns and colors!

  85. Sharon Avatar

    I adore homespuns and do use them. I mix them and love them especially in appliques.

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