Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

Furoshiki Fun

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Ann-Pkgs
As Christmas approaches, I have started thinking about wrapping presents with fabric. Each year we throw away so much wrapping paper – what a waste! Please join me as I learn about traditional Japanese wrapping cloths called furoshiki.
Japanese Furoshiki
For centuries, the Japanese used large squares of fabric called furoshiki (foo-roe-shkee) to bundle up their clothes at public baths or make bags for carrying things. The beautiful square cloths were also …

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Trim the Tree Mini Runner Pattern

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Larrunercatelog
Don’t look now, but Christmas is only a few weeks away. How are those gift projects going?
I’m always on the lookout for things to make as gifts. The Trim the Tree Mini Runner Pattern by Farmhouse Threads caught my eye for a couple of reasons: I love projects that combine quilting and wool and this seemed like a small enough project I might actually finish it!  …

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Christmas Candy Ornaments

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I know, I know… it is not even Halloween yet – but it is not too early to start making Christmas decorations! I decided to get an early start with the cute Christmas Candy Ornaments pattern by Cotton Way.
The instructions say to layer the top fabric RS up, then batting and a layer of muslin on the bottom. I substituted Solid White for the muslin with …

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Gifty Galore – Project 17

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“I Spy” Matching Game
largame10
This Gifty Galore Project is great for using up those scraps of fabric and batting that we quilters tend to hang on to!
When it looked like we might go on a family trip over Christmas I started looking for ideas to keep my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter busy on an airplane.  Pinterest is a great resource for this kind of thing …

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Patterns Revisited – Batik Paradise Novelties

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Since we are highlighting the Batik Paradise Novelties collection this week, I wanted to tell you about two popular patterns from the CT archives recolored in these great fabrics.
Autumn Leaves
This lovely 15-1/2″ x 39-1/2″ table runner, with its fall colors, is perfect for ushering in autumn. Although those may look like ordinary Bear Paw blocks, they are not! Autumn Leaves has a clever and unusual method of construction for the …

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