Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

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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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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 9

Hi There~ I’m Stephanie Dunphy and although I have a blog, Rummage, mostly you’ll find me on Instagram.  I’m @sadunphy. I’m really enjoying seeing all of the great quick and fun Gifty Galore projects and ...

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Gifty Galore Project 8: patchwork trivets with circular quilting
Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 8

Gifty Galore Project 8: patchwork trivets with circular quilting For my Gifty Galore project, I made these cute little patchwork trivets with circular quilting from the Sew4Home Blog. When I first saw the pattern, I immediately knew I wanted to use some pretty scraps I had from the Mama’s Cottons

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 7

I’m so excited to share my Seasons Placemats with you. They can be found in the Fast, Fun, and Gifty book, or you can download the individual pattern here. As usual, when coming up with this project I couldn’t make up my mind which applique design I wanted on my placemats—so Anita at Connecting Threads suggested ...

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Christmas in July – Week 4

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Week 4 giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected Joseph as our winner! We are thrilled to hear the feedback you have given us so far in the Christmas in July contest and want to thank ...

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Summer Sewing: Island Hopping Table Runner

I’m not going to lie, I was a little intimidated when deciding whether or not to sew this table runner in our new Island Hopping collection! Considering my sewing experience lies squarely within the realm of clothing and alterations, plus a ...

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Island Hopping Makes a Splash

I am constantly wishing I could be transported to the tropics – somewhere nice and sunny where all of the stress in the world can melt away. This yearning only intensifies when summer hits, which is why Island Hopping,  the new 18-piece collection by Connecting Threads, is so wonderful. It brings fun, luau-inspired prints and embellishes them with turquoise waters and warm-hued flowers to create a perfect mix of bold yet casual.

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Ringlets Table Topper

  I recently came across a fun free pattern for a Ringlets Table Topper designed by Darci Schipnewski of Pastthyme Patterns. For a link to the pattern, click here. What appealed to me about this project was that it was an easy pattern with a result that appears difficult and it gave me a chance to practice machine ...

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