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Ann’s Giveaway Winners!

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This past Friday, Ann talked about a great book and gave two lucky folks the opportunity to win New Classic Patchwork by Yoko Saito and a fat quarter sampler from our Lasting Legacies collection.
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We had a really great response and after running a random number generator, we are excited to announce the winners:
 
Letty of Happy Dance Quilting (Comment number 371)
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Arlene Conklin (Comment number 225)
 
Congratulations to the both of you, we have …

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New Classic Patchwork and Lasting Legacies Fabric Give Away

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This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! 

 
New Classic Patchwork is the third book by Yoko Saito we have carried on our Connecting Threads website. I reviewed the first one, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece, and Laraine reviewed the second, House Warming Patchwork. The author has a distinctive style of making scrappy quilted projects with very small pieces of …

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Adventures in Hand Sewing

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During my quest to find a non-sewing machine related project, I ventured into the world of hand piecing. I rifled through my stack of books for just the right project. I came across the Amuse-Bouche pillow in 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks by Katy Jones. While I love the bright and fun colors that she uses throughout her book (it’s one of the things that sucked me in, in fact!), I decided to do a much more neutral palette. I used a combination of Neutral Love II and Golden AgeGolden Age has some of my absolute favorite prints! And Neutral Love II contains fabrics that coordinate really well with Golden Age (and many others as well).

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Neutral Love II + Vintage Quilt Revival = Pillow Love

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When we received the samples for our Neutral Love II collection I knew right away I had to have one if not several things made out of it. When I was reviewing the book Vintage Quilt Revival I thought exactly the same thing so I thought why not put them together and see what comes of it. Somebody did that with peanut butter and chocolate and look at how much better the world is now!

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Introducing Neutral Love II

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During my time here, I’ve learned many essential tips to what it means to be a quilter and what are major necessities when quilting.  A quilter’s stash is especially important!  After seeking advice from my coworkers who are avid quilters, it seemed like a great idea to create a collection that would be a stash building collection.  So I first created Neutral Love, with the intention of it being solely neutral colored prints; blacksbrownsgreystanscreams, etc.  Neutral Love was a great hit by our customers, so it was a no brainer to bring it back.  Or at least bring the concept back…so Neutral Love II was created!

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A Book Review and Giveaway: Vintage Quilt Revival

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I love the concept behind the Vintage Quilt Revival book as well as the book itself. The three women who wrote this book all come from different places but are all connected through quilting. That in a nutshell is how a lot of us quilters came together; while we may not have anything else in common, including the quilts we choose to create, we all still have a love of quilts and quilting that unites us.

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Gifty Galore – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Towels

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Yet again, my gifty galore project for this week is another project from Ayumi Takahashi’s Patchwork, Please! As I’ve said before, this book is full of wonderful projects. This time I chose the “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Towels.” This being one of the first projects in the book, it quickly made its way onto my to-do list after the first time I flipped through. Bright colors + text + linen = I’m sold. Since the project was kitchen-oriented, I picked Nana’s Pantry as my collection of choice for this round. I love the vibrancy and versatility of this collection and found it fun to mix and match prints for the different letters.

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