Category Archives: IDP

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Fly With Me Baby Quilt Kit

My stash of kid’s quilts expanded once again when I saw Kristin’s fun design and had to sew it up.  I love how the lightning bolts from our adorable Soaked collection frame the quilt, adding some drama to the scene, while the airplanes are safely circling around through the rain clouds. 

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Reversible Sundress in Matsuri Lawn

Let me just state up front I don’t sew clothes; haven’t for a long time.  BUT I have a new granddaughter, our first, and that has changed my outlook on many things.  So when I saw SewBaby’s Reversible Sundress & Bloomer Pattern I just had to give it a shot.

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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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