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September Little Quilt

We have the most beautiful Little Quilt this month. Two of my favorite elements with the September Little Quilt are Log Cabin blocks and warm, rich country colors. A great combination I’d say! Our Little Quilt is made from the ever popular Primitive Pennies and we were lucky enough to get the remaining fabric from this

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English Paper Piecing: the Perfect Introduction to Quilting

If you have read some of my previous blog posts, you might know that I am quite new to the quilting community. Though I have known how to sew for a long time, I wasn’t exposed to things like English Paper Piecing (EPP) and applique until I started working for Connecting Threads. As I settled into the environment and began picking up on different things, my interest in quilts grew more and more.

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August Little Quilt ~ Part 2

Here we are, back again for the finish of this wonderful Attic Windows August Little Quilt! The downloadable pattern is now available and you can access it here! As I mentioned last time, I used the collection Garden Square for most of my Little, however, I did throw in a couple of Quilter’s Candy Basics such as ...

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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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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 3

Here is the Happy Sunshine Pincushion found in the Fast, Fun, & Gifty book. It is my gift to all the Gifty Galore members who inspire me every day with their wit, wisdom, and love for each other. I made my beautiful pincushion in wool. I love wool work so much as it brings a project to life and provides dimension and ...

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Sew a Simple Skirt!

I really love Tula Pink; and especially her fabric “Swarm” from the Moonshine fabric collection. I thought it would be the perfect fabric for a simple skirt. Having not much garment sewing experience, I really wanted to try my hand at something easy, just like I did when I starting quilting with simple nine-patches. I found this pattern online, ...

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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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Mingled with Blast Off!

I am just loving this great Blast Off Flannel. The fun space themed fabric is so cute. Lately, I have been stocking up on my baby gifts quilts. So if I can make one super quick, all the better! The Mingled Baby Quilt by Robinson Pattern Company is a pattern that looks great and can be ...

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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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Woven Place Mats

Here at CT, each catalog cycle, the lucky staff… get to preview the new books that will be available on the CT website. Recently, I perused Make It, Take It by Krista Hennebury… and found the perfect place mats for my kitchen table! I needed place mats for a round table that would ...

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