Category Archives: Guest Blogger

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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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The Paper Pieced Pin Cushion

I love the Needles and Notions book but couldn't decide what I wanted to make. I love paper piecing but in small amounts and I really didn't want to make a quilt or a wall hanging. I collect pincushions so I decided to make the pincushion block and frame it.

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Guest Blogger Marlene from Sipiweske Quilt Designs

Hello everyone!  I’m thrilled to introduce my PDF patterns to all of you . . . it has been great fun working with the Anita at Connecting Threads to get these patterns loaded up and out to you. Just a little background information about Sipiweske Quilt Designs: I started designing patterns back in 2003 and attended a couple of quilt markets in the beginning, but lately it seems that the good old career and family commitments have needed to come before my quilting career.  So I am super excited to be able to bring patterns to you through this wonderful world of technology.

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Guest Blogger, Kiera, and her fun Bookish projects!

Hi again!  It's Kiki from It's Sew Kiki.  I want to share with you just how wonderful I think Connecting Threads' new fabric line, Bookish is. One of my very favorite things to do, besides sew, is to read.  I usually read around 2 books a week!  There are books stashed everywhere in our house.  So when I saw this fabric, I had the perfect little design in mind.  I made this little Table Topper for my end table in my living room.  I called it Library Card and the pattern is available as a free download from Connecting Threads!        

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Become a Whiz Kid with a free pattern, and tutorials!

Hi again!  It’s me Kiki and I blog over at It’s Sew Kiki.  I recently made the quilt below using Connecting Threads‘ fabric collection, Mastermind. I’ve called this quilt “Whiz Kid” and I designed and made it for my husband.  I’ve made quilts for so many people, but my poor husband didn’t have one of ...

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