Category Archives: Guest Blogger

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Two Hour Apron

Hannah modeling Debbie’s 2-Hour Apron Hi, My name is Debbie Snyder, owner and designer of Sew Simple Patterns.  I’ve been sewing garments since my sophomore Home EC class but started quilting years later, in the early 80’s, when I was home with a newborn.  I have since worked in quilt shops, taught all levels ...

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Floating Diamonds Table Runner

Recently, while working on several new table runner patterns, I had tossed a few small blocks on top of a pile of larger blocks, when I noticed that one of the small blocks looked like it was sort of floating above a larger block. Immediately an idea was hatched, and the “Floating Diamonds” table runner was born.

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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 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 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 ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 15

Hi quilty friends!  My name is Shelley from Cora’s Quilts and I’m so happy to share one of my Gifty Galore 2015 projects with you today! Introducing … the Argyle Runner! Now, in addition to seriously being addicted to quilting and fabric acquisition, I am actually a budding knitter.  I love the look of a classic argyle pattern, but ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 13

Hi everyone and welcome to week 13 of Gifty Galore!  It’s Andy Knowlton from A Bright Corner here today to share with you my Serendipity Pillow from the Fast, Fun & Gifty book. As I mentioned in ...

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Good Neighbors Table runner Project by Silly Mama Quilts

We are so honored and delighted to have Brooke from the Silly Mama Quilts blog on Notions today showing off a beautiful table runner she made using our new and exclusive Good Neighbors collection by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Brooke was kind enough to provide a step-by-step tutorial for the construction of this lovely project, so follow along and learn how to make your own!

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Not Quite Granny Crib Quilt

We have a special treat for you today! Cindy from the Live a Colorful Life blog has offered to guest post about the Not Quite Granny quilt that she made using Amanda Jean Nyberg’s new collection, Good Neighbors. Enjoy her post and be sure to check out her blog to see what else she’s working on!

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Introducing Good Neighbors!

I am so excited that my first line of fabric, good neighbors, has finally made it out into the world! Back in the spring of 2014, Alisha, who is the director of marketing, and I started talking about the possibility of me designing a line of fabric for Connecting Threads. My initial thought was, “There is already sooooo much fabric out there, ...

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