Category Archives: Guest Blogger

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 7

I’m so excited to share my Seasons Placemats with you. They can be found in the Fast, Fun, and Gifty book, or you can download the individual pattern here. As usual, when coming up with this project I couldn’t make up my mind which applique design I wanted on my placemats—so Anita at Connecting Threads suggested I do a different design for each season. ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 5

The Two-Colored Zip Pouch is a fun and easy project to make for a variety of people on your gift giving list. You can get a completely different look just by changing up the fabrics. This is a fun way to use some novelty fabrics, or you could piece one of the panels from scraps if you would like. (I think scrappy is always ...

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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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Introducing Luminescence!

Hello everyone! Have you taken a peek at my newest fabric collection Luminescence? Click on over to see all the fabrics…I’ll wait here. Take your time; imagine all of them in a fun breezy summer quilt or a warm and cozy winter quilt. Close-up shot of the Oh! The Possibilities! Quilt Kit by Brenda Plaster My hope is ...

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Tiny Bubbles Dress in Mammoth Flannels

Hi, I'm Holly! I work at Connecting Threads' sister company Knit Picks. Thought I mostly knit these days, I've been sewing since I was 6. My grandmother was a garment worker and there was nothing I loved more than to sit at the sewing machine with her and sew my own clothes. I now have two young daughters (ages 1 and 2-busy times!), and I love sewing clothing for them even more than for myself. So when Connecting Threads started carrying gorgeous Mammoth Flannels, I knew I wanted to make my older daughter, Penny, an Oliver & S Bubble Dress. I just got finished sewing it. What do you think? Made in Striped Tweed Flannel (color: Flame, item number: 7683), I think it turned out so soft and cozy.

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Gifty Galore – Project 20

Hello my lovely friends!!! It’s Karrie with Freckled Whimsy here and I hope you have enjoyed all of the Gifty Galore projects thus far!! I know I sure have! Tons of great gift ideas. Today I am back with my second project which is called Squared Up and it is a pillow form cover with an envelope backing.  I love making pillows because they are usually pretty quick to make up, they are interchangeable depending on decor or season ...

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ATTopper Sample Manual
Gifty Galore – Project 7

Hi! I’m Christine Conner with Amélie Scott Designs. I am so excited to be part of the Gifty Galore Program. I have designed an raw edge appliqué, Autumn Table Topper with 6 fall leaves to choose from. You can use 1 leaf over and over, or have 6 different leaves. Super easy, quick, and fun to make.

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Wiksten Top in the new Indigo Patchwork Fabric

I'm so excited to be writing this post for Connecting Threads! I work in the same building, just down the hall from all the sewing machines and fabric, but I generally stick to knitting and yarn as Catalog Director for Knit Picks. However, when my coworked Heidi walked through the office with a stack of fabric from the new Indigo Patchwork fabric collection, I did an almost cartoonish double take. All that blue in one place was irrisistable!

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Guest Blogger, Jody Houghton, talks about her new collection!

Many of you may know my whimsical characters, FAITH, HOPE, and CHARITY from my past fabric collections. My ladies have been my voice and image for creating uplifting messages for many years now. Whether it be content for my Country Register column, Girlfriend Wisdom, or gifts products for Sisters, Girlfriends, or Quilters, the message is always positive.  How could characters with names honored by these great virtues, be anything but for the greater good?  Partner that concept with my love ...

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Tulip Mini

Five cheery tulips standing in a row, just waiting for any one to sew. putting scraps together to help them grow, will make a nice gift for someone I know.

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