Yo-Yo Lollipop Christmas Ornament
12.19.2014

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While doing an internet search, I came across a fun idea on the Sew What’s New website for a Lollipop Christmas Ornament by Crouton Crackerjacks. To view the helpful video tutorial for making the ornament, click here. When you watch the video and read my steps below, you will see some slight variations, but the end result was similar – and very cute!
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Pin Cushion in a Cup
12.18.2014

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Okay – so making a pin cushion out of a cup is not a new idea. The reason for this one is, well – I found a cute (and free!) grey cup and saucer in the photo department’s prop give-away. Since my quilt studio is done in yellow and grey, it was logical that, all of a sudden, I needed a new pin cushion!
I did an internet search for tutorials on making pin …

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Yo-Yo Ornaments
12.17.2014

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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 websites and cooking blogs. The reader’s comments consistently …

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Gifty Galore Project – 23
12.8.2014

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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 project is made from the collection Read more »



Gifty Galore – Project 22
12.1.2014

Photo Christmas Stocking by Sewing Sue
It’s that time of year again and I just need to whip up a couple of Christmas Stockings. This year I’m putting photo frames on my stockings so there are no “I’ve been good all year and I got coal” incidents like last year! Sometimes Santa doesn’t take the time to read name tags, so I’m hoping a photo will do the trick. Plus we always have out of town visitors over Christmas, …

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Happy Thanksgiving!
11.26.2014

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As we prepare for our Thanksgiving feast and gear up for the holiday season, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for this year — you! Connecting Threads is a family owned and operated company, and every day that we come to work, we feel grateful for and inspired by each and every one of our customers. It is our pleasure to offer the …

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Furoshiki Fun
11.25.2014

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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 for carrying things. The beautiful square cloths were …

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Gifty Galore – Project 21
11.24.2014

Hi everyone! This week’s Gifty Galore project is the Circle Zip Earbud Pouch by Erin Erickson.

jenna_giftygalore7Ta-da! I love them! The finished project.

This project is perfect for anyone because those earbuds are always getting tangled, right? I know mine are. These little circle zip pouches can be made in a flash. I only wish I had sewn more of these at the same time! They make great stocking stuffers for …

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