Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

Finished product!  There are also cute applique instructions in this tutorial that I omitted... maybe next time!
Gifty Galore – Project 15

Hi, I’m Winthur, Fabric Designer here at Connecting Threads.  This is my first Gifty Galore project, actually my first Christmas sewing project, ever!  I’m a self taught, novice sewer- so bear with me. Finished product! There are also cute applique instructions in this tutorial that I omitted… ...

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Snowed Inn Flannels Are Here

  SHOCKING NEWS ALERT:  I made another flannel quilt! When our Snowed Inn collection was being planned I was delighted to hear that we would have a few pieces available as flannel.  MaryJo’s cute little Snowy Men seemed perfect for a snuggly flannel project and the Pepperland Flannel Quilt Kit was just the thing to highlight them.  The ...

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Plethora of Pillows – Joy To The World Pillow

When we started our pillow challenge I had just seen Nancy Halvorsen’s book Christmas Pure & Simple and I knew I wanted to do some of the projects.  The Joy to the World Pillow was a great place to start! Christmas Pure & Simple I chose fabrics from 2 different collections to ...

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Patterns Revisited – Batik Paradise Novelties

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 ...

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Spooky Blackwork Embroidery Pattern

From the happy jack-o-lanterns to the spider hanging from the K made of bones, it was the little details that made this embroidery project (55830) from Buttermilk Basin so much fun to do. And it was perfect for using some of our new batik novelties: 7037 Frightful Spiders-Licorice, 7038 Spooky Webs-Licorice, 7039 Wonky Dots-Jack-O-Lantern,  and 7041 Chevron-Pumpkin. I ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 6

Recently, I attended a quilt retreat where everyone took some time out and made these lovely potholders! This is an amazing project and SO doable in a few hours! That is from cutting to finished! All you need is two coordinating fat quarters and cotton batting. This project comes from the blog of Syzygy of Me and she has all the measurements and detailed instructions on how to ...

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Gifty Galore Pinterest Page

We have a very fun addition to our Gifty Galore seasonal projects this year! Just saying… A Connecting Threads Pinterest Board was created for all the quick and clever projects posted by the members on Gifty Galore who were so kind to share. Projects such as a Gift Card Holder,

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Jack in the Log Cabin

When I first saw this pattern, Jack in the Log Cabin by Buttermilk Basin, I fell in love with it. The project was small, quick, and easy. The embroidered pumpkin was adorable, I couldn’t resist, I had to make him. I used three of the prints from our new collection Prim Hollow and the rest of the fabrics were scraps from our current and past collections. ...

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 2

On July 4th, I posted a blog about a new binding technique accomplished completely by machine. To see that posting and read more about the  Freedom Flag Mini Runner project itself, click here. The idea for the binding method came from an excellent tutorial on Aunt Marti’s website – I recommend you read that one as well. By the way, for general instructions about adding binding to quilts, there is a detailed  Binding ...

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Mug Rugs Thru the Year – October Pattern

I seem to be on a theme of Halloween Cats! (see my post on the Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging here). I really like the look of projects that combine piecing with stitchery, but put a cat on it and it’s almost irresistible. This Mug Rug Pattern was fun and relatively easy to complete.  I finished the stitchery in a couple of evenings while watching TV.  It is ...

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