Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fall Pin Cushions for Gifty!!

6 comments » books, embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, patterns

Judy and I decided to collaborate on a Gifty Galore project, since I love to embroider and she loves to sew.  It was a win win situation!  For Gifty Galore, the staff here at CT typically just chooses a project out of one of the new books that we are going to showcase.  For this project though, we chose a project from a book and paired it with a pin cushion pattern we carry. 
When we …


Winners of the Color Theory Giveaway!

1 comment » contests, news

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Color Theory Giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected our two winners!

Runner-up prize winner will receive their choice of a Quilter’s Candy Solid Fat Quarter Sampler (they may choose from: Berry Patch, Oceanfront, and Foliage).

Our runner-up prize winner is comment #122: Judy S.
Her comment: Decisions, decisions! I can’t decide between the green family or the yellows to oranges. Either one makes me happy.

The grand-prize winner will receive an Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool, a Fons & Porter Design Wall, and a Swatch Buddies 24 card swatch fan.

Our grand prize winner is comment #144: Evelyn F.
Her comment: WOW! Tough decision, but will have to go with the Foliage colors as I think about projects for Autumn.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and followed along each week. We have emailed our winners and as soon as we hear back, we will send out their prizes. Congratulations to our two winners!


September Candle Mat

3 comments » fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, patterns, Quilt With Us

What a perfect theme for our September Candle Mat! Yep! A schoolhouse. I know, it’s rather predictable but still fun, eh?! It took me only an afternoon to piece, quilt, and bind this little delight. Made from our Quilter’s Candy, this candle mat will tickle your guests fancy when they come to visit. I love how the wire table stand and header really highlight the candle mat. Can’t do better than free, right? Enjoy!


Ann’s Quilt Studio Remodel – Part 1

10 comments » fabric, Sewing Workspace

As an avid quilter since 1989, I have longed for a mid-arm or longarm machine for quilting for many years. Finally, this spring my dream came true when I was able to purchase a used Handi-Quilter 16 (HQ16) with a Pro-Stitcher computer from a co-worker! This exciting event inspired me to plan a redo of my quilt studio to accommodate it! Here is the first part of my adventure…


Christmas in July Contest Winners!

27 comments » contests, fun

We want to thank everyone who entered our Christmas in July contest! Overall, we received over 51,000 entries; many of which were made by people entering every day. Using a random selection tool, we have chosen our winners!
The grand prize winner and the person who will receive the Kangaroo Sewing Studio is Lucinda Kocherhans.
The winner who will receive one of every Quilter’s Candy fabric sampler from Connecting Threads is Katrina Hertzer.”” Read more...