Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 9

Buttons and Bows 04

Hi There~ I’m Stephanie Dunphy and although I have a blog, Rummage, mostly you’ll find me on Instagram.  I’m @sadunphy.

Buttons and Bows for CT

I’m really enjoying seeing all of the great quick and fun Gifty Galore projects and I hope you are as well.  My project is called Buttons and Bows.

button and bows little flower for CTs

Bitty bow tie blocks  are set in a circular manner making a cute little table mat.  Although doilies and buttons aren’t required, I couldn’t resist adding them from my vintage goodie stash.  You can omit any embellishments or perhaps use yo yos and buttons or come up with your own idea.

with coasters for CT

Not included in the pattern are a couple of coasters.  Just make a few extra bow ties and you’ll have very cute coasters in no time.  Don’t need coasters?  How about using them for votive candles.

Buttons and Bows 1 for CT

Buttons and Bows isn’t just for Christmas.  How about Boo Bow Ties for Halloween?  Happy Hearts for your Valentine? Connecting Threads has lots of great fabrics to choose from so you can make your own one-of-a-kind creation.  Mini quilts are so hot right now, too.

Thanks so much to Connecting Threads for allowing me to be part of such a clever program.  Now go forth and sew.  Have fun and get your holiday gift box filled with goodness!

This pattern can be purchased alone or can be found in the book Fast, Fun, & Gifty.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

We would LOVE to see how your projects turn out. Head over to the new Gifty Galore Flickr page and post your project photos there for everyone to enjoy! Of course, we would also love to see your pictures on our Facebook wall. Please post any questions about this project below in the comments and we will gladly respond to you directly.


  1. Judith Green - August 31, 2015

    What a cute project! Thanks for your inspiring ideas.

  2. Allison CB - August 31, 2015

    Very cute!

  3. Kaholly - August 31, 2015

    What a cute, fun project to make for Christmas gifts, including the coasters. Anyone would be delighted to pull out this set year after year. Looks as though it can be whipped up in no time. Great idea!

  4. Simone de Klerk - August 31, 2015

    These look very sweet! And how nice to add something from your vintage stash!

  5. Jeanna - August 31, 2015

    Love this mini quilt and the idea to use different ‘holiday themed’ fabrics.

  6. Mary - August 31, 2015

    Darling! I love the addition of the doilies.

  7. Carrie P. - September 2, 2015

    very cute. love the little additions.

  8. Nancy Z - October 4, 2015

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Ritika Sharma - December 5, 2015

    Very creative work. I have seen the similar kind of work in my friend’s place with quality quilts, for which he purchased the stuff from nagpal threads.