Category Archives: IDP

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My 2-Hour Apron in Hello Sunshine

If there's one thing that I love, it's a really cute apron. For years now, I have been sewing aprons of all shapes and sizes for friends and family. As fate would have it, the same day that we got to select our Gifty Galore projects, I found out that a good friend of mine bought a new house. What better housewarming present than an apron that matches her new kitchen?

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Flower Power Pincushion

When  I  was choosing projects for  my  Gifty Galore , I saw the Flower Power Pincushion pattern from Sew Simple Patterns.   Since I had already made several teacup pincushions, it was my time to branch out and make a daisy flower pot pincushion. 

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Sleep Matt II in Bookish

Hello everyone, my name is Kimberly Purdy, and my company Lilac Cottage Designs is a new independent designer with Connecting Threads.  The picture is of one of my designs, the Sleep Mat II.  It’s a blanket, mat, and pillow all in one.  It rolls up so that you can quickly take it with you for daycare or sleepovers.

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Sue Marsh, Designer Interview

Sue Marsh of Whistlepig Creek is one of our most popular download pattern designers.  I thought it was time for a designer spotlight all about Sue.  Here is what we found out about her.  I especially love her advice to new quilters.  Read more to see her advice…

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Designer Downloads for Circle of Family

Circle of Family by Jody Houghton is one of those fabric lines that not only remind me of everything good about family, it also reminds me about everything good about summer time.  We have 5 great Designer Downloads that were designed specifically to go with this great fabric line.

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Guest Blogger Marlene from Sipiweske Quilt Designs

Hello everyone!  I’m thrilled to introduce my PDF patterns to all of you . . . it has been great fun working with the Anita at Connecting Threads to get these patterns loaded up and out to you. Just a little background information about Sipiweske Quilt Designs: I started designing patterns back in 2003 and attended a couple of quilt markets in the beginning, but lately it seems that the good old career and family commitments have needed to come before my quilting career.  So I am super excited to be able to bring patterns to you through this wonderful world of technology.

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Maple Skies Pattern Downloads

The colors and prints of Maple Skies remind me of bright autumn days.  We don’t get many of those up here in the Northwest, so it is nice to have a fabric to help me remember those beautiful days with warm colors and crisp air.  This week for your Designer Download Patterns, I wanted to pick out a few of those patterns that a would help you bring a little of that Autumn magic into your home.

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NEW Download Patterns

We have lots of new fun Download Patterns from Independent Designers that I want to share with you.  First let me start with our new Download Patterns from Craftapple. 

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