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Beach fun with a Stash Builder Sampler

THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER Here at Connecting Threads, we were given a little challenge to pick one of the new Stash Builder Samplers and make a project or 2 with them. The one I chose is the Fat Quarter version of the Ecosystem Sampler. The colors are perfect for some beach house projects I’ve been wanting to make. I made 4 placemats and a table runner. The placemats are a pattern in

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2010 Gifty Galore

Hello Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that things are “cook’in” around Gifty Galore right now. We are gearing up for the 2010 Christmas Season and you will start seeing changes. The first project will be featured July 1st! So, come one by and take a look! You might even want to join up with us! As we did last year, we’ll have a new project almost every week!! Wahoo!

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Proof

I realized after I shot these that I hadn’t pressed the final borders yet, so please excuse the wrinkles. This baby is at the longarm’s right now. Next time you see it, it’ll be beautifully quilted and bound, and all glammed up in a pretty professional shot for a kit. You might not even recognize it! ­čÖé For those of you wondering what I’m ...

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An interview with Bethany S Reynolds!

Since this month is Kaleidoscope month, I decided to go straight to the source and had the good fortune to have an interview with the guru of all Kaleidoscope techniques, Bethany S. Reynolds. Bethany is the oh-so famous designer that first developed the beloved Stack-n-Whack® technique of layering fabrics before cutting to create Kaleidoscope blocks. She has been sewing since she was a child, but began quilting in 1982. Bethany lives on the beautiful coast of Maine.

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New Curved Piecing video

Recently we had a flag kit for sale, that required quite a lot of curved piecing. We’ve had so many questions about this technique, that Sharla and I put together a quick video to demonstrate. Hope this helps!

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A brand new bag

I sewed one of the photo samples of The Knotted Bag Kit, and now that it’s available, I can finally share it! My version is sewn using fabric from our Golden Afternoon collection. The pattern is by Craft Apple, and I found it to be an absolute delight to understand. I am only an intermediate sewist, and the bag came together quickly and painlessly. My only problem? I can’t use the bag until August when ...

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