Monthly Archives: September 2014

Book Giveaway – Sew a Modern Home!

There aren’t many things about my job that I love more than meeting some of the amazingly talented authors and bloggers out there. Melissa Lunden is no exception! When her new book came across my desk, I knew that I needed to meet this incredibly talented person! Her design aesthetic is chic, classic, and, in my opinion, not so modern that it can’t work in most homes. I found her quilts to be stunning, and some of her smaller ...

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Plethora of Pillows – Joy’s Pillow

  Today’s Plethora of Pillows project is a quick, simple, and lovely pillow made by Joy Gross. She made the pillow at my request because we needed an image to accompany a revision of Sue Terpin’s Quilted Pillow Cover handout into a free downloadable pattern. 991560 Quilted Pillow Cover pattern provides ...

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Sweet and Simple

My choice for the Plethora of Pillows is a very simple pillow. I needed something I could sew up quickly and be done with it! No pattern was used here, I just made up my own. I decided on making two, one for each of my mini schnauzers for their trip to the spa. Actually, it’s the groomer but I won’t ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 10

Not just for holiday gift giving, this quilted wine tote is a quick project you can whip up on short notice as a hostess gift all year round.  You can find the complete tutorial for this project on the Needle and Spatula blog. Kate’s instructions and helpful pictures are easy to follow; I particularly like the way ...

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Chevron Technique Bonanza

Chevrons seem to be everywhere in quilting, home décor, and clothing. They have a modern, graphic appeal with a sense of movement and vibrancy. Since my work revolves around quilting patterns and designing, I have come across several ways to construct chevrons. While there is often more than one way to do a design or technique in quilting, it is a bit unusual to find so many methods to accomplish the same design element. Please keep in mind, I am ...

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Plethora of Pillows: Painter’s Palette Pillow

For my Plethora of Pillows project, I chose to sew a pattern called Painter’s Palette Pillow by Laura Jane Taylor. It’s an easy, no-applique scrappy project sewists and quilters will love. You’ll find the pattern in this book. Pillows! I chose a 20″ x 20″ pillow form that we sell and they are the softest ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 9

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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