Category Archives: staff projects

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

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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