Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

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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 made with flat fabric from the

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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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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 21

I’m Stephanie and once again, I’m delighted to share my second project from the clever  book Fast, Fun, & Gifty.  If you love pears and their fun shape as much as I do then I think you’ll enjoy making these Juicy Pear Table Mats.

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Fall Projects to Try

If you are like me, this time of the year can seem busy and overwhelming. With so many things to do and the holidays quickly approaching, you may be finding it difficult to make time to sew. If devoting yourself to a quilt seems impossible at this point, there are still ways to keep crafting without a huge time commitment. Not only are small projects both quick and easy, they also double as perfect gifts or festive home decor!

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 17

Welcome to Week 17 of Gifty Galore! My Crosswise Table Runner can be found in Fast, Fun, and Gifty . The version shown in the book is autumn colors from the Quilter’s Candy Basics collection.

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 16

When the options for Gifty Galore projects were floating around the office, I was hoping for something really useful. Then! Bam! This nice little free pattern for cord keepers from Tricia at Leafy Treetop fit the bill perfectly. Functional, versatile, and pretty easy on the eyes? Sold.

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 15

Hi quilty friends!  My name is Shelley from Cora’s Quilts and I’m so happy to share one of my Gifty Galore 2015 projects with you today! Introducing … the Argyle Runner! Now, in addition to seriously being addicted to quilting and fabric acquisition, I am actually a budding knitter.  I love the look of a classic argyle pattern, but ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 12

Today’s Gifty project comes from the Quilt Expressions Blog.  You can get to their step by step tutorial (complete with pictures) by clicking here. I loved the look of these potholders, and the clever idea of tucking a recipe card and spatula into the pocket.  So perfect for gift giving on their own or with a home baked goodie!

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 10

One day my Sis and I were talking about her kindergarten class wondering about all the different ways she could present their coloring projects to them. Barb described how the children used color crayons and how they were stored. Having the majority of the color crayons donated, she put all of them in a very large bin throwing away all the individual boxes to save space. She thought if she had a little ...

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