Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

Heart & Bloom Mini-Quilt

When I reviewed the book Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird, I was immediately taken with the Heart and Bloom Mini-Quilt. I loved the colors, the simple embroidery, and even the way it was displayed on a wall inside an open frame! I promptly set out to gather the supplies and fabrics to start making it. The five pinks and reds ...

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Knotty Travel Tissue

This is always a great idea for stocking stuffers, guild gifts, quilt group gifts, or any occasion gift.. a travel tissue holder! This is a double treat because it's mega quick to make (it took me 15 minutes!), and this is an early reveal of our new collection, Spring Terrace!

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Grab-And-Go Wallet

Today’s project is the Grab-&-Go Wallet, designed by Mari Martin. This project is featured on page 46 in the Fast, Fun, and More Gifty book. It’s a great quick project for the holidays that is easy to make. Perfect for beginners and ...

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O Christmas Tree

This mini Christmas tree, designed by Mari Martin, is from the Fast, Fun, and More Gifty book.   It looks like the bell is weighting down the top of the little tree. In the book it is shown made up in flannel and displayed on the darling little ...

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Snowie Pincushion

The Snowie Pincushion, Project 17 from Fast, Fun, and More Gifty, can be found on page 42. For all those lovers and collectors of pincushions, this little guy can be counted among them with his sweet, beckoning eyes and whimsical face. It might be difficult to put pins in him! LOL, love this fella! He was made with Quilter’s ...

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Catching Hearts Bell Pull

 Project 14 in Fast, Fun, and More Gifty is the Catching Hearts Bell Pull. This is my very first bell pull and I love it. Years ago, I was a member of The Embroider’s Guild of America and was quite intrigued with the embroidered bell pulls. It was the first time I’d heard of them ...

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Techi Book Cover

Project 10 from the book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty is our Techi Book Cover found on page 18. It is shown with a Mini IPad (not included). Love this cover to protect the front and back of the pad! What I love about it is that you can tailor it to the personality of the pad owner! What a great ...

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Patriotic Little Bars

Project 8 from Fast, Fun, and More Gifty (46386) features the Patriotic Little Bars quilt that is SO fun, and SO easy to make for a quickie gift at the last minute. Of course you can make this from any fabric that inspires you, but our Patriotic Minis collection is sure cute! The only fabric that requires a sizable ...

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Hot and Cold Cup Wrap

Here we are in Week 7 of the Gifty Galore blog series, featuring the Hot-Cold Cup Wrap from our book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. Who doesn’t need a cup jacket?! Wahoo! Keep that coffee warm or keep your hand dry with an iced drink! I love, love, love MaryJo’s newest collection, Spooks & Spells! The ...

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Spooks and Spells Inspiration

Along with the other designers for Connecting Threads, I submit ideas for quilts or quilted projects for each new fabric collection we release. I had so much fun designing for Spooks and Spells by MaryJo Tuttle – the ideas just flowed! I was drawn to the color palette as seen in the sampler below… and the individual designs – especially the witch’s hats, ...

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