Category Archives: staff projects

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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 ...

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Ringlets Table Topper

  I recently came across a fun free pattern for a Ringlets Table Topper designed by Darci Schipnewski of Pastthyme Patterns. For a link to the pattern, click here. What appealed to me about this project was that it was an easy pattern with a result that appears difficult and it gave me a chance to practice machine ...

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May Little Quilt ~ Tutorial 2

The May Little Quilt is now finished! Wahoo! Here is my completed personal version. See below all the steps to construct the rows and borders. If you are interested in the May Little Kit they are still available. If you want to build from ...

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Yo-Yo Pillow

Regular followers of our CT Notions blog will know that, recently, I have been decorating a guest bedroom for foreign exchange students with a series of projects in a neutral palette. I recently wrote about a modern Yo-Yo wall hanging I completed. To read about the construction and see the finished project, please click

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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 ...

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Madison’s Baby Quilt!

Beautiful little Madi needed a beautiful little baby quilt for her beautiful little bedroom… it is her second birthday by-the-way. Truly, a princess in the making and darling to the nines, she is quite fashion forward you know. Just look at that hairstyle! Madi is my Daughter-in-law’s niece and without a doubt gift to our families.

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The Jungle Things Fold & Go Art Kit

I had the pleasure of sewing up the Fold & Go Art Kit, designed by Fishsticks Designs for photography for the Connecting Threads catalog. I know this art kit is the perfect accessory for my daughter, Ella, who is a creative five-year old and loves to draw all the time. Now ...

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A Goodbye Quilt

Since last summer, my husband and I have opened our home to students visiting from other countries who are here to improve their English and learn about life in the United States. As a home-stay family for Pacific International Academy, we have had one or two students at a time living with us for intervals of 3 weeks up to 4-1/2 months. What started out as way to help pay ...

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April Little Quilt ~ Tutorial 2

Here we are with our second installment of the April Little Quilt tutorial. I had mentioned in the first half that the kit is made from the Primitive Pennies collection. My remake of the Little Quilt is pieced in ...

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