Category Archives: fun

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Christmas Candy Ornaments

  I know, I know… it is not even Halloween yet – but it is not too early to start making Christmas decorations! I decided to get an early start with the cute Christmas Candy Ornaments pattern by Cotton Way. The instructions say to layer the top fabric RS up, then batting and a layer of muslin on the bottom. I substituted Solid White for the muslin with ...

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Basket Weave Table Topper

Recently, I was reading a new book about using 2-1/2″ strips called New Ways with Jelly Rolls by Pam & Nicky Lintott. The book has some fun ideas for precut strips! One pattern that really appealed to me was the Basket Weave quilt. It just so happened that I had a set of six neutral FQs from a recent ...

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Boo To You!

55883 Boo To You Tis’ the season, don’t ya think? So it’s time to celebrate! I love this time of year when the great trifecta of holidays is upon us! Ideally, these seasonal projects should be ready when the time is near, but it’s my bent to make each special project during the appropriate ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 17

“I Spy” Matching Game This Gifty Galore Project is great for using up those scraps of fabric and batting that we quilters tend to hang on to! When it looked like we might go on a family trip over Christmas I started looking for ideas to keep my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter busy on an airplane.  Pinterest is a great resource for this kind of thing ...

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Ampersand Quilt

  Modern Quilt Perspectives is a fascinating quilt book by Thomas Knauer. Each of the unique quilts in the book has an interesting story behind it. One quilt that caught my attention was his Ampersand Quilt, which features a huge ampersand sign made of novelty fabrics to inspire storytelling. The author says he and his daughter snuggle under ...

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What a Hoot! Who What Where Flannel Pillows

I was quick to volunteer to make the Who What Where Flannel Pillows by Sewing Sue; they are flannel after all, and too, too cute! Our Yosemite Park Flannel Collection has that nice outdoorsy feel that seemed to fit. They were indeed a “hoot” to make! The pattern includes a template for sewing the feet—you sew right on the line through the paper (make ...

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Introducing Yosemite Park Flannels

Yosemite Park Flannel Greetings from New York! I told you I’d still be around! I’m super excited for my newest collection – Yosemite Park - to launch at CT because it’s a personal dedication to my mom! My mom had quite a unique experience being born and raised in Yosemite and having the amazing experience of being raised until the age of 12 around such ...

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A Gift Bag Goodbye

I just loved these cute little handmade gift bags by Cotton Way. I thought the “birthday” bag would also make a great Christmas bag using MaryJo’s fabric “Snowed Inn” (which is also available in cozy flannel!! ). The directions are easy and pretty straight forward (as long as you read them right that is-see what not to do below). For some reason I ...

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Finished product!  There are also cute applique instructions in this tutorial that I omitted... maybe next time!
Gifty Galore – Project 15

Hi, I’m Winthur, Fabric Designer here at Connecting Threads.  This is my first Gifty Galore project, actually my first Christmas sewing project, ever!  I’m a self taught, novice sewer- so bear with me. Finished product! There are also cute applique instructions in this tutorial that I omitted… ...

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Double Wedding Ring Table Runner

The Double Wedding Ring table runner was a perfect fit for the bride and groom table at my daughter’s wedding. She asked for a special quilted table runner for their table and this design was perfect! Several years ago I made a Double Wedding Ring king quilt for my bed. I’ve always loved this block but hesitated to make a full ...

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