Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mini Pumpkins Topper

I am not a huge Halloween fan. I’m not against it, but I just want to decorate for Fall and be done with it.  I do LOOOOOVE pumpkins however, so when I saw Mini Pumpkins Table Treat by Lynne Hagmeier’s design from Kansas Trouble’s, I jumped at the chance to make it. It is only 17 inches and the pumpkins are fusible applique so it is small enough to make ...

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Quilt Market – Fall, 2014

Last weekend, a few of us from Connecting Threads had the opportunity to attend Quilt Market. It is always an amazing experience when we get to visit Houston. Texas really is an awesome state, and so many incredible quilters live there! In the past, we have always visited Market to find new and exciting tools and books, but this year’s visit was a little more fun because we got to look at some of the new fabric collections coming out! After ...

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Christmas Candy Ornaments

  I know, I know… it is not even Halloween yet – but it is not too early to start making Christmas decorations! I decided to get an early start with the cute Christmas Candy Ornaments pattern by Cotton Way. The instructions say to layer the top fabric RS up, then batting and a layer of muslin on the bottom. I substituted Solid White for the muslin with ...

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Basket Weave Table Topper

Recently, I was reading a new book about using 2-1/2″ strips called New Ways with Jelly Rolls by Pam & Nicky Lintott. The book has some fun ideas for precut strips! One pattern that really appealed to me was the Basket Weave quilt. It just so happened that I had a ...

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Boo To You!

55883 Boo To You Tis’ the season, don’t ya think? So it’s time to celebrate! I love this time of year when the great trifecta of holidays is upon us! Ideally, these seasonal projects should be ready when the time is near, but it’s my bent to make each special 

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Gifty Galore – Project 17

“I Spy” Matching Game This Gifty Galore Project is great for using up those scraps of fabric and batting that we quilters tend to hang on to! When it looked like we might go on a family trip over Christmas I started looking for ideas to keep my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter busy on an airplane.  Pinterest is ...

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Ampersand Quilt

  Modern Quilt Perspectives is a fascinating quilt book by Thomas Knauer. Each of the unique quilts in the book has an interesting story behind it. One quilt that caught my attention was his Ampersand Quilt, which features a huge ampersand sign made of novelty fabrics to inspire storytelling. The author says he and his daughter snuggle under ...

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What a Hoot! Who What Where Flannel Pillows

I was quick to volunteer to make the Who What Where Flannel Pillows by Sewing Sue; they are flannel after all, and too, too cute! Our Yosemite Park Flannel Collection has that nice outdoorsy feel that seemed to fit. They were indeed a “hoot” to make! The pattern includes a template for sewing the feet—you sew ...

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Introducing Yosemite Park Flannels

Yosemite Park Flannel Greetings from New York! I told you I’d still be around! I’m super excited for my newest collection – Yosemite Park – to launch at CT because it’s a personal dedication to my mom! My mom had quite a unique experience being born and raised in Yosemite and having the amazing experience of being ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 16

Hello fellow quilters and sewers! I am Paulette Morissey of Tulip Square, a 63 year old quilter/weaver/artist from Wisconsin. I alternate my time between designing new quilt patterns, weaving various household items (towels are my favorite), and creating colored pencil art. I am quite excited to be a part of the whole Gifty Galore project. ...

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