Category Archives: fun

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 4

Hello everyone!  I’m Andy Knowlton from A Bright Corner.  The Gifty Galore blog posts are just getting started and I’m looking forward to seeing what each contributor shares here!  Today I’m sharing a free downloadable PDF pattern for this fun Starburst Pillow. I love giving pillows as gifts – they’re quick & fun projects and it’s easy to customize each pillow to fit the recipient.

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Connecting Threads September 2015 Catalog
Behind The Scenes: September 2015 Connecting Threads Catalog

The wide variety of fabric collections definitely continues with the spread we have in store for everyone in the September catalog. I feel like we got pretty lucky with our locations for this catalog—they are both so tastefully decorated, complete with beautiful natural lighting, and paired SO well with the different styles of the projects. The first house is tucked away in the Ladd’s Addition ...

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August Little Quilt

The August Little Quilt is constructed with the Connecting Threads Quilter’s Candy Basics in a cheery winter theme. The Kit is now available with the pattern download becoming available August 3rd! I like the idea of this cool-themed quilt for August! Our August Little Quilt is a sweet repeat of the Attic Windows block. This is perfect for showcasing a fabric with a ...

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Christmas in July – Week 3

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Week 3 giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected Connie as our winner! Our next Christmas in July contest goes up early tomorrow morning so be sure to check back and learn how you can be entered to win some awesome prizes.  Thank you to everyone who has participated in Connecting Threads’ Christmas in July weekly ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 3

Here is the Happy Sunshine Pincushion found in the Fast, Fun, & Gifty book. It is my gift to all the Gifty Galore members who inspire me every day with their wit, wisdom, and love for each other. I made my beautiful pincushion in wool. I love wool work so much as it brings a project to life and provides dimension and ...

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Christmas in July – Week 2

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Week 2 giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected Kirsten as our winner!  Our next Christmas in July contest goes up early tomorrow morning so be sure to check back and learn how you can be entered to win some really amazing prizes.  We were delighted to see how many of you participated ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 2

I love to watch movies on my tablet as I sew. It really helps keep me focused. I saw this great Tablet Stand Tutorial on Pixels To Patchwork blog and thought it would be perfect to keep my tablet more stable as I watch/listen. Taryn’s step by step instructions were really easy to follow. I collected a 1/4 yard for the main body and some scraps to sew together for the sides of ...

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Sew a Simple Skirt!

I really love Tula Pink; and especially her fabric “Swarm” from the Moonshine fabric collection. I thought it would be the perfect fabric for a simple skirt. Having not much garment sewing experience, I really wanted to try my hand at something easy, just like I did when I starting quilting with simple nine-patches. I found this pattern online, ...

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Christmas in July Contest – Week 1

Thank you to everyone who shared what their favorite Connecting Threads fabric collection was last week, and for all of the stories that accompanied your comments. Using a random number generator, we have selected our first winner, Janice Carroll! We love getting your input. Though this week’s contest in now closed, we will be posting the next one tomorrow. Stay tuned for your chance to win another great prize!   As temperatures continue to rise, ...

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July Little Quilt ~ Part 2

Here’s our July Little Quilt in the collection, Land of the Free. I was huffing and puffing last night finishing this up so, unfortunately, it is not quilted. However, I will post a pic later when it is quilted. The July Little Quilt downloadable pattern is found here through this link, and the July Little Quilt Kit is ...

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