Christmas in July – Week 2

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Week 2 giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected Kirsten as our winner! 
Our next Christmas in July contest goes up early tomorrow morning so be sure to check back and learn how you can be entered to win some really amazing prizes. 
We were delighted to see how many of you participated …

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 2

I love to watch movies on my tablet as I sew. It really helps keep me focused.
I saw this great Tablet Stand Tutorial on Pixels To Patchwork blog and thought it would be perfect to keep my tablet more stable as I watch/listen.
Taryn’s step by step instructions were really easy to follow. I collected a 1/4 yard for the main body and some scraps to sew together for the sides of …

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Christmas in July Contest – Week 1

Thank you to everyone who shared what their favorite Connecting Threads fabric collection was last week, and for all of the stories that accompanied your comments. Using a random number generator, we have selected our first winner, Janice Carroll!
We love getting your input. Though this week’s contest in now closed, we will be posting the next one tomorrow. Stay tuned for your chance to win another great prize!
As temperatures continue to rise, …

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 1

The holidays always conjure images of snowflakes, ice crystals, and of course twinkling stars. This sweet ornament is my impression of a combination of all of these good things.
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These English Paper Pieced stars are a perfect, quick and easy project! You can decorate your whole tree with these little beauties, or make one for each special person on your gift list. You can even use them as gift tags.
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Magic Pillowcases in Blast Off! Flannel
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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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Eek! Table Runner

This was another fun project from Kristin Gassaway and really didn’t take too long to complete. I finished most of it in one day.
Because the background fabric is directional, you have to pay attention, but the actual construction is really quite simple to do.  I dug out my 20 ½” square ruler for cutting the main background piece, triple checking that my bats would be flying …

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