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Piccadilly Sundress in Cottage Chic fabric

Marian wearing the Picadilly Dress sewn from Cottage Chic Collection I sewed this adorable little sundress for my daughter Marian from our exclusive Cottage Chic fabric collection using the Piccadilly Sundress Pattern by Sewing Sue.  I loved sewing this pattern.  It was easy to follow and has a very professional look to it when completed. I love how the ...

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Animal ABCs Alligator

I love Penguin & Fish’s embroidery, so when her newest fabric collection (Animal ABCs) came out, I fell for that hook, line & sinker. Animal ABCs is such an adorable fabric line; so soft and sweet. Immediately I wanted to make an alligator out of it… I know soft and sweet and alligator don’t usually go together, but somehow this works! The Alligator Sewing ...

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July Little Quilt ~ Part 2

Here’s our July Little Quilt in the collection, Land of the Free. I was huffing and puffing last night finishing this up so, unfortunately, it is not quilted. However, I will post a pic later when it is quilted. The July Little Quilt downloadable pattern is found here through this link, and the July Little Quilt Kit is ...

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Flannel Overall Bib Pattern–Quick and Easy Baby Gift!

If you are looking for a QUICK and practical baby gift the Overall Bib Pattern is it! I finished both of these overall bibs, from start to finish, in about 5 hrs and I don’t sew fast. I was able to get both bibs out of two 1 yd pieces of our new Blast Off! Flannel. I started by tracing the sizes I wanted onto freezer paper (I made ...

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Magic Pillowcases in Blast Off! Flannel

Magic Pillowcases I recently sewed up these Magic Pillowcases and let me tell you: they are so easy to sew, and so soft to the touch, especially when made in flannel. These prints are from our Blast Off! Flannel collection (but Blast Off! also comes in flat cotton as well). The blue accent combined with the orange rim and fun focal Space Party-Black print made my daughter really ...

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Eek! Table Runner

This was another fun project from Kristin Gassaway and really didn’t take too long to complete. I finished most of it in one day. Because the background fabric is directional, you have to pay attention, but the actual construction is really quite simple to do.  I dug out my 20 ½” square ruler for cutting the main background piece, triple checking that my bats would be flying ...

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Blast Off! Play Date Bag

One of my favorite things about being “auntie” to my best friend’s little one is making things for my adorable niece. So I was excited to make the Play Date Bag pattern, which would make a backpack for her and a purse for me. Best of all, these bags would both be made with fabric from the new Blast Off! collection, a series of space themed prints, some of which glow in the dark! Her mom and I ...

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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 simple one-patch flannel quilt top; I knew this would be a… learning experience for me. But, ...

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Ziggy Table Runner

I volunteered to make the Ziggy Table Runner, one of the versions in Mini Charmers 1 pattern by Heather Mulder Peterson.The three designs in the pattern are intended for use with mini charms samplers of 2-1/2″ squares but work well also with 2-1/2″ strips, yardage, and scraps. I wanted to make the Ziggy Table Runner in ...

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Sewing the Long Shorts Pattern in our Liberty for All Fabric

Here at Connecting Threads, we get the pleasure of testing and sewing patterns for photography. I sewed these for my 2-year old daughter, Hannah, in the Liberty for All! fabrics. I’m not a garment sewer, but this pattern by Sewing Sue is a quick and easy project that even I could follow. The pockets on the sides are perfect for collecting little treasures, and the easy elastic band makes for a ...

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