Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

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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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Spiced Harvest Table Topper

Welcome to Week 2 and project 2, Spiced Harvest Table Topper! The collection for this little gem is Spiced Potpourri will be available tomorrow. When this was designed I wanted something that was quick to make, an easy construct, and was large enough that it would be eye-catching and could be seen if an object was placed on it. As you can see from the illustration below the pieces demonstrate how the topper ...

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May Itty Bitty

Whether you are working from the May downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the May Itty Bitty is a little more detailed, however, I think you’ll love it! It is so happy and pretty with lots of freedom for variation in color. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building ...

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April Itty Bitty

Whether you are working from the April downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the April Itty Bitty is loads of fun and another one that is the easiest of the bunch. I particularly enjoy the needlework. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building of this quilt… Itty Bitty Quilt book

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Children’s Flannel Bathrobes

Children’s reversible bathrobes sewn from Connecting Threads flannel plaid and dot fabric, Sizes 4, 6 & 8 This winter for Christmas I really wanted to make presents for my family, especially my daughters.  I usually leave the toys and games ...

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January Itty Bitty Quilt

The January Itty Bitty Quilt is a grand beginning to our new Quilt Along, Itty Bitty Quilts. You all probably know how I am with my quilt designs, encouraging quilt builders to “do their own thing.” I encourage myself to do that with my own quilts! So, the original set of Itty Bitty Quilts that are found in the Itty Bitty Quilts book were ...

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Bag It! No-Sew Fabric Gift Bags

  The holiday gift-giving season is upon us. Last year, hoping to decrease the wasteful use of Christmas wrapping paper, I learned how to wrap presents with fabric using the Japanese-inspired furoshiki method. I wrote two blogs showing this technique: Furoshiki Fun and Furoshiki Follow-Up.

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