Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Patterns Revisited – Batik Paradise Novelties

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 ...

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Spooky Blackwork Embroidery Pattern

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 – Diamond Pillow

I love to make pillows because they can add a pop of color or change the feeling in a room with very little time and effort. That’s my kind of project. I chose the Diamond Pillow downloadable pattern by Crazy Mom Quilts for my Plethora of Pillows project. I decided to use the Isle of Enchantment fabric collection because I like ...

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Plethora of Pillows – Double-Z Block Pillow

A 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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Gifty Galore – Project 8

Yep, it’s me again. I told you I’d be back! My second project is from a fun Selvage Mug Rug tutorial from the Fussy Cut blog. Of course if you know me at all you know mine will not look exactly like the original tutorial       I had a really good time digging through my stash looking for just the right ...

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Fab Boxes

Oh, my, gosh! I had so much fun making these Fab Boxes from MaryJo’s Sewing Room collection! They were a cinch to make. From start to finish, they were done in an afternoon! Wahoo! What great gifts for Christmas! Follow along with me as I construct the larger of the two boxes.

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

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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Plethora of Pillows – Dresden Fan Pillow

For the Plethora of Pillows I chose a pattern from a book I reviewed, The Quilt Block Book by Nancy Wick. I chose to combine the Tulip appliqué pattern and the Dresden Flower Fan pattern.  These two patterns were shown as a quilt layout in the book.  I used a corner section of nine blocks for my pillow.  Page 172 shows this layout.  For my fabric ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 7

Hi! I’m Christine Conner with Amélie Scott Designs. I am so excited to be part of the Gifty Galore Program. I have designed an raw edge appliqué, Autumn Table Topper with 6 fall leaves to choose from. You can use 1 leaf over and over, or have 6 different leaves. Super easy, quick, and fun to make.

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New Kits in Outside Vendor Fabrics

We are so excited to start offering fabrics from outside vendors in addition to our exclusive fabric collections. Here are two popular patterns from the CT archives and two designs from independent designers in Pocketful of Daisies and Lion’s Share. Market Bag The Market Bag is shown here in the  lovely Pocketful of Daisies collection by Lynnette Anderson. This generous-sized tote with its outside pockets ...

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