Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Welcome to the 2017 Row Along – Christmas Caroling Blog Hop!  

Thank you Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew for all the work that you do to organize and host this hop.  Also, a huge thank you to  Vanda Chittenden for taking the time to post my row on her blog.

This is my second year doing the hop and has been a great experience in doing something a bit different with my Electric Quilt program.  My row this year is Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.  I immediately thought about the verse…

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Had a very shiny nose,

And if you ever saw it,

You would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer

Used to laugh and call him names;

They never let poor Rudolph

Join in any reindeer games.

Hence, Rudolph is up on the hill looking down on the other reindeer playing ball.

My background is pieced with raw edge appliques on top.  I have not done much work with raw edge applique, it was challenging and fun.  I got to try out a lot of different stitches on my machine to embellish the edges.  I then used an assortment of beads, bells, trim and markers to get the effect that I wanted to achieve.  Hope you have fun with this one!


Background – The long triangle for the sky (top) and snow (bottom) are the same as is the  shorter triangle for the 2 sides.  You will need to reverse 3 of the long triangles on one side as well as reverse 2 of the side triangles on one side.  Be careful not to stretch the bias.  The 2 single deer, rabbit and snowman also need to be reversed.  After printing, turn your paper over and trace the shape on the reverse side…write “reverse” on this side so you remember what side you need to use for the fusible.

Make sure you use double sided fusible, don’t remove the paper until you are ready to stick them on your background or if you are *pre-assembling.  Before peeling the paper off the fusible, place it on the back of the fabric and turn it over to ensure the pieces are facing the proper way before actually sticking the fusible on.  This will help you determine which side of the paper to pull off first.  Don’t peel off the 2nd side until you are ready to put the pieces together.

I found it easier to carefully mark ¼” all the way around without stretching the fabric.  You can place a piece of sandpaper under it, before marking, if you are afraid of stretching the fabric.  I then placed the snowman/tree on the right and the large tree on the left first. Place them just to the inside of your ¼” side seam marking in order to get all your pieces to fit.  You don’t want to get them stuck in the seam when you stitch your backing on.

*I found it easier to build the snowman, rabbit and deer on an applique pressing sheet or shiny side of freezer paper before place them on the background.  Check your paper for proper placement.

After all the pieces are on your background, place an applique pressing sheet or the shiny side of the freezer down over the top and gently press with no steam.

I also suggest using a stabilizer on the back of your row while machine appliqueing your pieces on.  This will stop your background fabric from puckering so much.

Stitch down using your favorite applique stitch and have fun embellishing!


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Cheryl Laplante


  1. Beautiful,thank you for taking the time to create this lovely block for us.

  2. Thank you for the mzany pieced block that looks very real.

  3. Thank you for this row. It looks just as if it was on TV!

  4. So excited to make this block

  5. Love your row!

  6. Rudolph is one of my favorites–thank you for your row!

  7. Love the reindeer games! Cute row, well done!

  8. Beautiful row! Thank you.

  9. Love your row! Thank you….

  10. Cute row! Thanks for sharing.

  11. This is a cute row. I like your interpretation.

  12. Beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Thanks for the row! It has lots of cute details.

  14. Your background is so clever. Love how it creates hills and sky.

  15. Cheryl, wow what an adorable row you’ve created 🙂

  16. You can never go wrong with Rudolph! Just too cute!

  17. Rudolph is one of my favourites! This is so cute!!

  18. What a fabulous addition to the rows. Who doesn’t love Rudolph????

  19. Very sweet…I always loved that song too! Thanks for taking the time to create and share.

  20. What cute little reindeer. Thank you for sharing your row

  21. what a wonderful row. This is such a fun and happy row. Thank you for the pattern

  22. Not only do I like the song and the row, I really like the way you pieced the background. Thank you!

  23. Everyone loves Rudolph! Thank you for sharing such a cute row!

  24. Your block is very cute! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Very nice interpretation of the carol. Thanks for participating!

  26. Beautiful pattern, also saved the directions. Thank you 🙂

  27. I really like your row! The winter scene is just up my alley. Merry Christmas!

  28. love your row. thanks

  29. Your row is so sweet and playful! It takes me back to childhood when playing in the snow and making snowmen happened often in the winter! (I do have an embroidery machine!)

  30. Such a cute pattern, Thank you..

  31. Love your Row! Thank you so much!

  32. Interesting background, and great song. Thanks.

  33. Such a cute and fun row, delicate and pretty at the same time. It’s been a pleasure having you create a row again for the row along.

  34. Love Rudolph. Very cute row. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Such a sweet row!!

  36. So much fun! Thank you!

  37. very cute block

  38. Brilliant block – such fun! Thank you

  39. I love Rudolph! Thank you!

  40. Such a cute row, thank you!

  41. Oh very cute! I like reindeers! Thank you!

  42. Nice row. Fun!

  43. What a fun row! I absolutely love it! Thank you.

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