Category Archives: tutorials

Yo-Yo Ornaments

I enjoy making Yo-Yos, so I thought I would “whip up” some Yo-Yo ornaments I saw in a recent issue of Quilter’s World called Quilting for the Holidays. I decided to make two of each while I was at it so I could share some as gifts. Being an avid home cook as well as quilter, I spend a lot of time visiting recipe ...

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Gifty Galore Project – 23

I like to save the very quick and easy projects for the tail end of the Gifty Galore season. It seems like a practical thing to do given how little time is left to make last minute gifts, right? So, here is the final project of the year, a lovely Tree Trivet from Stitching and Bacon. The ...

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Furoshiki Fun

As Christmas approaches, I have started thinking about wrapping presents with fabric. Each year we throw away so much wrapping paper – what a waste! Please join me as I learn about traditional Japanese wrapping cloths called furoshiki. Japanese Furoshiki For centuries, the Japanese used large squares of fabric called furoshiki (foo-roe-shkee) to bundle up their clothes at public baths or make bags ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 19

Me again, back with another fun project. This time, I decided to step it up a notch and I’m making the Scrappy Make-up Pouch. I was distracted by the cuteness and didn’t notice the zipper until I’d already signed up. A Zipper! I signed up to do a project with a ZIPPER! Who did I think I was? ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 15

Hi, I’m Winthur, Fabric Designer here at Connecting Threads.  This is my first Gifty Galore project, actually my first Christmas sewing project, ever!  I’m a self taught, novice sewer- so bear with me. Finished product! There are ...

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Plethora of Pillows – Joy’s Pillow

  Today’s Plethora of Pillows project is a quick, simple, and lovely pillow made by Joy Gross. She made the pillow at my request because we needed an image to accompany a revision of Sue Terpin’s Quilted Pillow Cover handout into a free downloadable pattern. 991560 Quilted Pillow Cover pattern provides ...

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Chevron Technique Bonanza

Chevrons seem to be everywhere in quilting, home décor, and clothing. They have a modern, graphic appeal with a sense of movement and vibrancy. Since my work revolves around quilting patterns and designing, I have come across several ways to construct chevrons. While there is often more than one way to do a design or technique in quilting, it is a bit unusual to find so many methods to accomplish the same design element. Please keep in mind, I am ...

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Plethora of Pillows – Chevron Pillow

Last week I wrote a blog about a bolster pillow cover and pillow insert in the Golden Age collection and promised a coordinating round pillow today for my second Plethora of Pillows contribution. SURPRISE! I changed my mind –  due to extenuating circumstances. Today you are going see ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 6

Recently, I attended a quilt retreat where everyone took some time out and made these lovely potholders! This is an amazing project and SO doable in a few hours! That is from cutting to finished! All you need is two coordinating fat quarters and cotton batting. This project comes from the blog of Syzygy of Me and she has all ...

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