Category Archives: IDP

Gifty Galore – Project 1

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Hello my quilty friends!! My name is Karrie (AKA KarrieLyne) from Freckled Whimsy and I am here today to bring you a pattern made exclusively for Connecting Threads Gifty Galore Projects and for you!
This pattern originally was going to be just a baby quilt pattern, but I loved it so much I expanded the pattern to include more sizes.  How many sizes, you ask? FIVE! Of course, you can reduce or expand from there as you like, but …

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 1

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5 comments » Applique, embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, IDP, patterns, staff projects

Quilters seem to have mixed feelings about binding. For some, it is a relaxing, pleasurable last step in completing a quilt, perhaps providing time to reflect on the person to whom the quilt is being given or how it will be used in the home for years to come. Others may find it a bothersome, time-consuming task keeping them from the next exciting quilt project.
I tend to be somewhere in between. I enjoy hand-sewing and don’t mind adding binding. However, …

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Wide-Mouth Tote

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Since I recently acquired a loaner sewing machine, I figured no better way to test it out than with a quick and easy project that will yield a beautiful product as well as fulfilling my need to hear the purr of a sewing machine once again. I might have a slight addiction to bags. And by might I mean my husband would say I definitely do. So nautrally, I thought I needed another one made out of our beautiful Golden Age fabrics. I hopped on over to our bag pattern downloads page and started envisioning each pattern with some of the lovely vintage-inspired golds and browns that Golden Age has to offer.

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Download Patterns for Fiesta’s Canvas!

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Have you noticed Jenni’s fun and vibrant Fiesta fabric designs?  And did you happen to notice the 3 fabulous prints that come in CANVAS?  

I love canvas because of its durability and it will give extra stability to any project.  Remember you can still use quilting cotton for the details (lining, binding, decorative details, etc.) and the canvas for those things that need just a little more stability.

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Simply Ho Ho Ho Table Runner

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6 comments » fabric, gifty, IDP, patterns, staff projects

The second I saw the pattern for this runner by Me and My Sister Designs, I knew it must come home to live at my home.  I had been drooling (not literally–well, most of the time) over our Spring Terrace collection since Jenni first shared her artwork for it.  (Disclaimer: I bleed green and yellow; I have been a huge Oregon Ducks fan since birth).  I chose similar fabrics from our collection and used our Design Table feature to keep straight which fabric I was subbing for what.

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Oh Christmas Tree Gifty Project

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When I first saw the Oh Christmas Tree pattern by Nancy Rink, it was love at first sight.  So I begged Nancy if we could use her pattern as a download pattern for Gifty this year.  Her directions were so easy to follow and the project went together so quickly, depending on what applique method you use.  It only took me a weekend (with lots of other engagements) to finish this project up.  I used fusible applique, but hand embroidered the button stitch around the tree.

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