Gifty Galore – Project 9

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Sew Lovely
Hi there. I am Nancy Rink, a quilt pattern and fabric designer who has been sewing and quilting for oodles of years. Connecting Threads has several of my patterns available for download and you can visit me at my own website nancyrinkdesigns.com. So, let’s get started on our Gifty weekend project, Sew Lovely, a 33″ square wall hanging. My design process usually begins with fabric. When I saw the sewing themed fabric with images …

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Patterns Revisited – Batik Paradise Novelties

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Since we are highlighting the Batik Paradise Novelties collection this week, I wanted to tell you about two popular patterns from the CT archives recolored in these great fabrics.
Autumn Leaves
This lovely 15-1/2″ x 39-1/2″ table runner, with its fall colors, is perfect for ushering in autumn. Although those may look like ordinary Bear Paw blocks, they are not! Autumn Leaves has a clever and unusual method of construction for the …

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Spooky Blackwork Embroidery Pattern

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From the happy jack-o-lanterns to the spider hanging from the K made of bones, it was the little details that made this embroidery project (55830) from Buttermilk Basin so much fun to do. And it was perfect for using some of our new batik novelties: 7037 Frightful Spiders-Licorice, 7038 Spooky Webs-Licorice, 7039 Wonky Dots-Jack-O-Lantern,  and 7041 Chevron-Pumpkin. I …

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Plethora of Pillows – Double-Z Block Pillow

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PlethoraofPillows_BlogA little something about me, though I am in love with quilts and fabric and anything related, I am not a quilter. I’m more of a huge fan. I have not worked on a sewing project in so long, my machine was dusty and my fabric scissors were squeeky. I was a bit nervous about taking on a quilted pillow, but I wanted to make one that really jumped out …

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Plethora of Pillows – “Quilt As You Go” Hex Pillow

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When we started talking about the Plethora of Pillows project, I knew immediately I wanted to make something with hexies on them.
I love hexies! They remind me of honeycomb and vintage tiles. Plus, these pillows will make a nice housewarming present once we’re done moving into our new home this month. However, as I currently spend most of my free time getting the house ready, I won’t be able to make …

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