Category Archives: gifty

Fabric Memory Match
Fabric Memory Game Fun

When my two children were little, our family enjoyed playing the Memory Game—which consisted of matching pairs of sturdy cards with images like a goldfish, slice of pizza, bicycle, ice cream cone, teddy bear, etc. To play, when all the cards are placed image side down, players take turns turning over two at a time, trying to remember where all the ...

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Book Review: Modern Vintage Gifts

Modern Vintage Books by Helen Philipps is filled with 27 projects exploring different techniques including patchwork, quilting, paper piecing, applique, color play, embroidery, and embellishment. Quilters will all agree that the amount of time and love that goes into handmade gifts can range greatly. Personally, I prefer smaller projects that can be done within 5-8 hours because of my busy schedule–and ...

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Little Marshmallow Styled
Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 24

Little Marshmallow has arrived! Isn’t he just the cutest little ice block snowman you’ve ever seen? I really wanted to make a snowman for my Wire Table Stand to put out for Christmas and Mari was kind enough to design this adorable Little Marshmallow Snowman free pattern! Look how cute he looks on the stand!

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Bag It! No-Sew Fabric Gift Bags

  The holiday gift-giving season is upon us. Last year, hoping to decrease the wasteful use of Christmas wrapping paper, I learned how to wrap presents with fabric using the Japanese-inspired furoshiki method. I wrote two blogs showing this technique: Furoshiki Fun and Furoshiki Follow-Up.

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 23

Are you looking for a simple and cute baby quilt pattern? Elephant Babes Quilt by Rochelle Martin of Cottage Quilt Designs uses four-patch blocks, and adorable baby elephants with appliqued ears that flop and entertain baby! When you use light to darker medium fabrics you are making the design pop. The medium toned blue dots in the quilt ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 22

Today’s project comes to you from the blog site I Heart Linen by Rashida Coleman-Hale who is also a designer for Cotton + Steel. It’s a sweet little coin purse, or it can be used as a grab-and-go sewing kit. You’ll need to click over to I Heart Linen to get the template. In ...

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Juicy Pear 01
Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 21

I’m Stephanie and once again, I’m delighted to share my second project from the clever  book Fast, Fun, & Gifty.  If you love pears and their fun shape as much as I do then I think you’ll enjoy making these Juicy Pear Table Mats.

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 20

It’s Gifty Galore Project 20! This Folded Star Ornament made with fabric can be a quick and easy stocking stuffer for anyone. No sewing needed! This is where I found the original pattern (you’ll have to translate the page to read it) To begin, start by gathering your materials: 4 strips of fabric measuring 3″ x 14″. Spray starch Binder clips or Wonder Clips Bodkin or tweezers Applique ...

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First Snow with Logo
Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 19

Hi quilty friends!  It’s Shelley from Cora’s Quilts and I’m back to share my second Gifty Galore 2015 project.  Introducing … the First Snow Quilt!   This quilt actually started life out as a sketched large-scale flower block.  You can imagine my surprise when I drew her up in my quilting software and discovered that what she really ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 18

Project 18 in our Gifty Galore quilt along is an American Flag Triptych (free pattern)! You can keep the little quilt whole for your hanging pleasure, or the pattern gives directions to cut it in three sections for the Wire Scroll Tri-Stand. The tutorial following also provides direction for cutting it into three sections. Let’s ...

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