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Sweet and Simple

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Pillows
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 tell them that.
With so many great fabrics to choose from …

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Patterns Revisited – Batik Paradise Novelties

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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 the …

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Spooky Blackwork Embroidery Pattern

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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 – Double-Z Block Pillow

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

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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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New Kits in Outside Vendor Fabrics

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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 is …

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Gifty Galore – Project 6

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Lesson 1
Recently, I attended a quilt retreat where everyone took some time out and made these lovely potholders!
This is an amazing project and SO doable in a few hours! That is from cutting to finished! All you need is two coordinating fat quarters and cotton batting. This project comes from the blog of Syzygy of Me and she has all the measurements and detailed instructions on how to …

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