Monthly Archives: January 2016

Book Review: Modern Vintage Gifts

Modern Vintage Books by Helen Philipps is filled with 27 projects exploring different techniques including patchwork, quilting, paper piecing, applique, color play, embroidery, and embellishment. Quilters will all agree that the amount of time and love that goes into handmade gifts can range greatly. Personally, I prefer smaller projects that can be done within 5-8 hours because of my busy schedule–and ...

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Children’s Flannel Bathrobes

Children’s reversible bathrobes sewn from Connecting Threads flannel plaid and dot fabric, Sizes 4, 6 & 8 This winter for Christmas I really wanted to make presents for my family, especially my daughters.  I usually leave the toys and games ...

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Designing Wildflowers and Honey

  Wildflowers and Honey Collection by Country Essentials for Connecting Threads. Have you ever wondered about reproduction fabric? What makes it a “reproduction” fabric? What are the copyright laws on reproducing fabric? How does one reproduce a vintage fabric? Reproduction fabric collections are BIG in the world of quilting. ...

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February Itty Bitty

To begin, all the Itty Bitty quilts can be found in the Itty Bitty Quilts book (46239). The Itty Bitty Stack (8666) is used in the construction of the quilts shown in the book. Also, many of the Itty Bitty quilts in the book are pictured on the Wire Scalloped Stand (71445), and all are ...

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Designing Pen & Inked Fabric Collection

Pen & Inked Fabric Collection by Winthur Sempliner for Connecting Threads This is a very exciting collection debut for me. Pen & Inked is the first collection that I have designed for Connecting Threads that is made exclusively from my own hand drawings.

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January Itty Bitty Quilt

The January Itty Bitty Quilt is a grand beginning to our new Quilt Along, Itty Bitty Quilts. You all probably know how I am with my quilt designs, encouraging quilt builders to “do their own thing.” I encourage myself to do that with my own quilts! So, the original set of Itty Bitty Quilts that are found in the Itty Bitty Quilts book were ...

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