Category Archives: Guest Blogger

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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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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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Owl Pillow

WHO, WHO, WHO doesn’t just love a whimsical owl? I know I do, and from the moment I started making it, there was an argument about who was going to get it when I was finished-me, my sister, my daughter, Miss Sue, or as a gift. The Jury is still out on that one. I chose to make the owl pillow from Curiosities & Mischief ...

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Quilted Gifts

I chose the Quilted Gifts project from the book Quilt Lover’s Gifts, because I love all kinds of purses and bags, and of course the Batiks attracted my attention!

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Fresh Blooms Placemats

Bright, Cheery, Simple, Fast, Fat Quarter Friendly, Quilt-as-you-go, all describe my Gifty Galore project, Fresh Blooms Placemats, from Gudrun Erla’s Book, Fast & Furious Family.

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Sleep Matt II in Bookish

Hello everyone, my name is Kimberly Purdy, and my company Lilac Cottage Designs is a new independent designer with Connecting Threads.  The picture is of one of my designs, the Sleep Mat II.  It’s a blanket, mat, and pillow all in one.  It rolls up so that you can quickly take it with you for daycare or sleepovers.

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