Category Archives: fun

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Techi Book Cover

Project 10 from the book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty is our Techi Book Cover found on page 18. It is shown with a Mini IPad (not included). Love this cover to protect the front and back of the pad! What I love about it is that you can tailor it to the personality of the pad owner! What a great ...

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Jewelry Envelope

This week’s Gifty Galore 2016 project truly is fast and fun. Of course, I had to make it a little more challenging by fussy cutting. I’m a cat person through and through and fell in love with these little guys in the From Porto With Love collection by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel.

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Patriotic Little Bars

Project 8 from Fast, Fun, and More Gifty (46386) features the Patriotic Little Bars quilt that is SO fun, and SO easy to make for a quickie gift at the last minute. Of course you can make this from any fabric that inspires you, but our Patriotic Minis collection is sure cute! The only fabric that requires a sizable ...

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Hot and Cold Cup Wrap

Here we are in Week 7 of the Gifty Galore blog series, featuring the Hot-Cold Cup Wrap from our book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. Who doesn’t need a cup jacket?! Wahoo! Keep that coffee warm or keep your hand dry with an iced drink! I love, love, love MaryJo’s newest collection, Spooks & Spells! The ...

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Pillow-to-go-Pillowcases

Long ago, my mother-in-law used to make little pillowcases for 12″ x 16″ pillows in cute fabrics when my kids were little. It started when they needed a little propping up or cushioning in their strollers. When they were a little older they started sleeping with them and they never slept without them. She still kept making new pillowcases for them in fabrics that they loved. Now the tradition has come full circle and I have a new grandchild ...

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Spooks and Spells Inspiration

Along with the other designers for Connecting Threads, I submit ideas for quilts or quilted projects for each new fabric collection we release. I had so much fun designing for Spooks and Spells by MaryJo Tuttle – the ideas just flowed! I was drawn to the color palette as seen in the sampler below… and the individual designs – especially the witch’s hats, ...

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DIY Fabric Wallpaper for Bookshelves

I recently decided to add color to the back of bookshelves with fabric … here is the story. The Project DH had just painted our dining/living room a light brown color and some old bookshelves for the living room a lovely ivory color. I wanted to add some color to the back of the bookshelves without using paint. Removable wallpaper in various designs and ...

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Spiced Harvest Table Topper

Welcome to Week 2 and project 2, Spiced Harvest Table Topper! The collection for this little gem is Spiced Potpourri will be available tomorrow. When this was designed I wanted something that was quick to make, an easy construct, and was large enough that it would be eye-catching and could be seen if an object was placed on it. As you can see from the illustration below the pieces demonstrate how the topper ...

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Partridge Mug Rug

Our Partridge Mug rug shown here is made from the collection, Grace. Perfect in blue, and the partridge is offering a branch of peace to the receiver. What a lovely thought, eh? This is a simple construct with just two pieces of fabric to make up the base, and the appliqué which can be done quickly with fusible. The blue base is quilted in ...

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Embroidery Fun With My Daughter

Embroidery has reentered my life after a temporary hiatus. It started by my recent trip to Minneapolis to visit my new baby nephew. While I was packing for my trip, I knew I wanted to pick up some handwork to do on the plane, so I chose Jenni Calo’s Floral Fiesta Embroidered Pouch Pattern Download, packed some fabric, my Dritz Soft Comfort Thimble, needles, and embroidery floss. My creative 6 year-old Ella saw me embroidering and asked to try stitching ...

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