Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

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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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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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