Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 9

Hi There~ I’m Stephanie Dunphy and although I have a blog, Rummage, mostly you’ll find me on Instagram.  I’m @sadunphy. I’m really enjoying seeing all of the great quick and fun Gifty Galore projects and I hope you are as well.  My project is called Buttons and Bows.

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Gifty Galore Project 8: patchwork trivets with circular quilting
Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 8

Gifty Galore Project 8: patchwork trivets with circular quilting For my Gifty Galore project, I made these cute little patchwork trivets with circular quilting from the Sew4Home Blog. When I first saw the pattern, I immediately knew I wanted to use some pretty scraps I had from the Mama’s Cottons Line Dried fabric collection by Connecting Threads. Trivets are such ...

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Table Runner in Winter’s Village

I had the delight of sewing up Cotton Way’s February Table Runner using Lynette Anderson’s adorable Winter Village fabric. Can I first talk about the fabric? How adorable ...

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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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Christmas in July – Week 4

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Week 4 giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected Joseph as our winner! We are thrilled to hear the feedback you have given us so far in the Christmas in July contest and want to thank everyone for their participation. The month is coming to an end, which means so is this ...

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Summer Sewing: Island Hopping Table Runner

I’m not going to lie, I was a little intimidated when deciding whether or not to sew this table runner in our new Island Hopping collection! Considering my sewing experience lies squarely within the realm of clothing and alterations, plus a simple one-patch flannel quilt top; I knew this would be a… learning experience for me. But, ...

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Island Hopping Makes a Splash

I am constantly wishing I could be transported to the tropics – somewhere nice and sunny where all of the stress in the world can melt away. This yearning only intensifies when summer hits, which is why Island Hopping,  the new 18-piece collection by Connecting Threads, is so wonderful. It brings fun, luau-inspired prints and embellishes them with turquoise waters and warm-hued flowers to create a perfect mix of bold yet casual. I love the ...

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Ringlets Table Topper

  I recently came across a fun free pattern for a Ringlets Table Topper designed by Darci Schipnewski of Pastthyme Patterns. For a link to the pattern, click here. What appealed to me about this project was that it was an easy pattern with a result that appears difficult and it gave me a chance to practice machine quilting with a decorative stitch and 12 wt. thread (equal ...

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Furoshiki Follow-Up

This blog is a follow-up to my posting about Furoshiki Fun on November 25th. To read more about my plan to use fabric to wrap my Christmas presents in the manner of Japanese furoshiki wrapping clothes, click here. You will see photos of several different knots to try. First, I needed to cut fabric squares. Mostly, I used holiday batiks from the Batik Paradise Novelties ...

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Yo-Yo Lollipop Christmas Ornament

While doing an internet search, I came across a fun idea on the Sew What’s New website for a Lollipop Christmas Ornament by Crouton Crackerjacks. To view the helpful video tutorial for making the ornament, click here. When you watch the video and read my steps below, you will see some slight variations, but the end result was similar – and very cute! When ...

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