Category Archives: gifty

Ann-Pressed
Binding Completely by Machine – Part 1

Quilters seem to have mixed feelings about binding. For some, it is a relaxing, pleasurable last step in completing a quilt, perhaps providing time to reflect on the person to whom the quilt is being given or how it will be used in the home for years to come. Others may find it a bothersome, time-consuming task keeping them from the next exciting quilt project. I tend to be somewhere in between. I enjoy hand-sewing and don’t mind adding binding. However, ...

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Stars and Stripes Candle Mat

I love this cute little Stars & Stripes Candle Mat Pattern by Farmhouse Threads. I have eyed this pattern several times and couldn’t resist it any longer. It is such a quick and easy project a beginner could make. It would also make a wonderful gift if I could part with it. I used scraps that were left over from projects sewn in the Hometown Summer collection. The ...

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New! Free Pattern for Vintage Book Bag

When I started here, almost three years ago, I recolored the Vintage Book Bag, an archived pattern, into our library-themed collection called Bookish. I was fortunate to obtain the catalog sample and have been carrying it around ever since! The reason I enjoy the bag so much is its 9″ x 12″ x 2″ size which is just right for bringing home books from the library or carrying a notebook or tablet.

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BOM ~ Sashing & Borders

The Lasting Legacies Block of the Month is in its final phase with the assembly of the blocks, borders and sashing.  The colorway of this portion is also from the Lasting Legacies civil war collection. If you are interested in constructing our Lasting Legacies Quilt, feel free to join the quilt along as the pictorial portion and QA will be left up for you to use.  Just click 

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Rainbow Cartouche Embroidery Pillow

My dear friend just celebrated a monumental birthday and I wanted to do something nice for her to let her know how much I love and appreciate her!  She is a giant fan of rainbows, rainbows of any kind!  So, I decided to embroider a pillow for her, using my Cartouche Embroidery Pattern.  You’ve seen my original version, but I wanted to do something different and show you the ...

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Ann-Clips
Pincushion & Needle Book in One!

Jenni, our fabulous fabric designer, has left for New York City. Sad for us, exciting for her! As a going away gift I wanted to make her a needle book because she said she could use one. Fortunately, I saw a clever needle book with a built-in pincushion on Diane Guilleland’s fun website CraftyPod. Jenni wrote a recent blog about  Hampton Hues and how much she liked ...

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Block of the Month ~ 6

This is the Lasting Legacies Block of the Month, Block #6 for April. Again, we are making two colorways of this block from the Lasting Legacies civil war collection. If you are interested in participating in our Lasting Legacies Quilt Along, feel free to join us. Just click here! Download the pattern for $5.99 or pick up the

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Cosmetic Clutches
Cosmetic Clutches

Judy was walking around the office with the Cosmetic Clutches pattern in hand praising its cuteness. She was going to make the darling cosmetic clutch, but when I saw it I had to make it so she gave it to me! Wahoo, what a gal! I decided to make the smallest size of three, and the first collections that came to ...

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Introducing the Hampton Hues fabric collection

I cannot stop drooling over the new Hampton Hues collection.  It is my personal favorite fabric collection to date.  I have been obsessed with coral colors for many years now, and it’s so exciting to see them come to life in a fabric collection.  I was inspired by the beach and the Hamptons lifestyle, the colors of seashells and sand dunes, clean ...

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Scrap Fabric Project

Little quilts are absolutely adorable and considering that, I’m confused there are so few in my home. Well, that’s going to get fixed pronto! Awhile back I wrote a blog called My Primitive Little Quilt. The project required 30 charm squares in which one 3-1/2” square was cut. That left two, 1-1/2” strips from each charm square. Yep, you guessed it, another “closet” project…

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