Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 1

The holidays always conjure images of snowflakes, ice crystals, and of course twinkling stars. This sweet ornament is my impression of a combination of all of these good things.
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These English Paper Pieced stars are a perfect, quick and easy project! You can decorate your whole tree with these little beauties, or make one for each special person on your gift list. You can even use them as gift tags.
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Magic Pillowcases in Blast Off! Flannel
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I recently sewed up these Magic Pillowcases and let me tell you: they are so easy to sew, and so soft to the touch, especially when made in flannel. These prints are from our Blast Off! Flannel collection (but Blast Off! also comes in flat cotton as well). The blue accent combined with the orange rim and fun focal Space Party-Black print made my daughter really …

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Eek! Table Runner

This was another fun project from Kristin Gassaway and really didn’t take too long to complete. I finished most of it in one day.
Because the background fabric is directional, you have to pay attention, but the actual construction is really quite simple to do.  I dug out my 20 ½” square ruler for cutting the main background piece, triple checking that my bats would be flying …

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Blast Off! Play Date Bag

One of my favorite things about being “auntie” to my best friend’s little one is making things for my adorable niece. So I was excited to make the Play Date Bag pattern, which would make a backpack for her and a purse for me. Best of all, these bags would both be made with fabric from the new Blast Off! collection, a series of space themed prints, some of which glow in the dark! Her mom and I …

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Gifty Galore 2015 is Starting Soon!

We are so excited to announce that our Gifty Galore Quilt Along is back for another fun and exciting year. For those of you who are new to the Quilt Along, Gifty Galore was started several years ago as a group on our quilting community, Quilt With Us. Over the years, the group has gone through multiple iterations, and this year is no different! Thanks to the help of team members …

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Behind the Scenes: The July 2015 Connecting Threads Catalog

Another catalog, another round of fun and contrasting collections! With two brand new exclusive collections, new Quilter’s Candy novelties, AND new outside collections; we are SO excited for the July catalog to go live tomorrow!
This time, just as the weather has been warming up here in the Pacific Northwest, we had to switch our gears to colder weather and certain festive holidays. We had the pleasure of shooting one of our …

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