Category Archives: Applique

Seasons BOM Month #3

It’s hard to believe that we are going to be half way done with this quilt after sewing this month! Didn’t we all just start this project? I hope you are all having fun so far, because quilting should be fun! I have enjoyed seeing what all of your are doing with your previous quilt blocks on Facebook. Some of you are changing things up, adding embroidery, and other embellishments and I love it!

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Seasons BOM Month #2

I’m so excited to get going on the second installment of the Season quilt! This month we will sew another three blocks. Two are entirely pieced, and one has some applique. Let’s get started! Our first block is the Potted flower. The potted base is pretty straight forward, but the applique this month involves some layering. You can go about this ...

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Welcome to the Seasons Block of the Month!

Hello and welcome to the Seasons Block of the Month! I’m so excited to have you with on this 6 month journey as we make this happy little quilt together. Before we get started I have some important information. I inadvertently left off a few of the pressing arrows in the instructions for this first month (YIKES!). Needless to say, I was mortified, and unfortunately those patterns ...

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Podcast Episode 4: All About Applique

Welcome to Applique week here on the podcast! First up, Kris joins me to talk about precut pre-fused applique kits. (:34) Perfect for both beginners and seasoned applique enthusiasts, these kits offer a fun (and fast) way to sew up your next applique project. Next, Judy shares her favorite ...

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Quilting Tools for the Traveler

Are you a traveling quilter? Do you often go to quilt shows, quilt groups, or just like to take your small projects with you to a friends house? Although I love doing crafting/quilting/sewing with a group of friends, if you’re anything like me, I carry way too many quilting tools–it looks like I’m almost moving in! The long rulers for cutting full-length fabrics and the cutting mat are of course necessary, but large to carry.

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Catching Hearts Bell Pull

 Project 14 in Fast, Fun, and More Gifty is the Catching Hearts Bell Pull. This is my very first bell pull and I love it. Years ago, I was a member of The Embroider’s Guild of America and was quite intrigued with the embroidered bell pulls. It was the first time I’d heard of them ...

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Two Hearts Pattern

Two Hearts is project number seven in the Fast, Fun, and More Gifty book.  There are 22 fun projects total, and all of them are quick and easy to make. This is such a cute pattern. In the book the project is made in flannel but it would also look great in regular cotton fabric or wool. The applique can be hand stitched ...

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Spooks and Spells Inspiration

Along with the other designers for Connecting Threads, I submit ideas for quilts or quilted projects for each new fabric collection we release. I had so much fun designing for Spooks and Spells by MaryJo Tuttle – the ideas just flowed! I was drawn to the color palette as seen in the sampler below… and the individual designs – especially the witch’s hats, ...

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Weekly Curated Sale ~ Appliqué & Embroidery Tools

We LOVE appliqué and embroidery here at Connecting Threads! There’s nothing better than sitting on the sofa at night with a good movie, needle and thread. For this sale, we’ve picked some things that work well for appliqué projects and embroidery. Both are so popular right now– especially embroidery! I so enjoy the challenge of choosing the right thread color and thread that will blend well and sink into the fibers of the textile, like you would sink into a warm, soft ...

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Partridge Mug Rug

Our Partridge Mug rug shown here is made from the collection, Grace. Perfect in blue, and the partridge is offering a branch of peace to the receiver. What a lovely thought, eh? This is a simple construct with just two pieces of fabric to make up the base, and the appliqué which can be done quickly with fusible. The blue base is quilted in ...

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