It’s time for the Ruby Star Wrapping Contest! By now you probably know all about the new Ruby Star Wrapping by Melody Miller and Allison Tannery. The book is full of creative ideas to inspire you to use items you already have in your home to wrap gifts in meaningful, sustainable and beautiful ways. We shared an ornament from Melody adapted from a project in the book, and we told you all about the Ruby Star Wrap-Along too. (See a full list of the Wrap-Along participants below.)

If you’re already participating in the Ruby Star Wrap-Along then you’re ready to enter to win our Ruby Star Wrapping Contest. We’re sure you have lots of wrapping yet to do this holiday season and we want to see those beautifully-wrapped gifts!

To Enter:
Post a photo of your gorgeous gift on your blog. Name the project from Ruby Star Wrapping and describe your materials (there are tons of projects out there from the book now– Just look through the Ruby Star Wrap-Along posts and you’ll find lots of inspiration, even if you don’t have your own copy of the book yet). Add the direct URL to your blog post through the link-up on this page, below.

Submit your link through 12/30. You can enter up to three projects. Sew,Mama,Sew! staff, Sukie (of Sukie – don’t you know who I am?) and Melody will judge the entries based on creativity, resourcefulness and execution. Winners will be announced on 1/4.

Enter to Win:

The prizes are outstanding! Truly!


  • Copy of Ruby Star Wrapping
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!
  • 6 Green Bee Patterns
  • 1 Fat Quarter Pack Micro Mod fabric
  • 1 vintage rotary phone from Melody
  • 1 yard Melody Miller trim
  • 6 Ruby Star Sparkle fat quarters
  • 1 bundle washi tape




You can be totally efficient with this contest… Wrap something amazing to give to someone special, wow us with your creativity and win a fabulous prize. We can’t wait to see your amazing gifts!

Wrap-Along Participants:
For inspiration and projects from the book, learn more about the Ruby Star Wrap-Along in this post and join the Flickr group here. Here’s a complete list of hosts in the Wrap-Along series:

11.7.12 – Anna of noodlehead

11.9.12 – Amanda of A Crafty Fox

11.12.12 – Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson!

11.14.12 – Brooke of Pitter Putter Stitch

11.16.12 – Erin of Two More Seconds

11.19.12 – Jenn of BettyCrockerAss

11.21.12 – Rochelle of Lucky Lucille

11.23.12 – Sukie of Sukie – don’t you know who I am?

11.26.12 – Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy

11.28.12 – Gina and crew of Bolt Neighborhood

11.30.12 – Ellen of the Long Thread

12.3.12 – Katie of Swim, Bike Quilt

12.5.12 – Faith of Fresh Lemon Quilts

12.7.12 – Lee of Freshly Pieced

12.10.12 – Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade

12.12.12 – Sara of Sew Sweetness

12.14.12 – Colleen of The Busy Bean

12.17.12 – Amy of Diary of a Quilter

12.19.12 – Monica of Happy Zombie