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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2016!

Our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season begins July 18th this year and runs through December 19th! And, Anita is back with more wonderful designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. It is compiled and written especially for us! Our newest Gifty book is the best ever for preparing a gift-giving extravaganza. There are even MORE small and quick projects. Hey, you'll be able to use the projects in this book all year long!

Get ready… prepare your sewing space, oil the machine, and finish up any UFOs because you’re going to be busy! I challenge you to keep up with us!

  1. Time frame is from July 18th - December 19th, 2016 for the weekly projects.
  2. Please post all project questions on Notions where you will find the complete blog. All information is kept together there for reference later and It's much easier to find!
  3. You can join at any time. If you are not a member of our Quilt With Us Community, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to join "Gifty Galore” in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join Gifty Galore.

Discussion Forum


Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27, 2018. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5, 2017. 18 Replies

Here's a list of projects for 2017. This will be mostly free patterns as selected by group members. Everyone's welcome.#1 The Grim Ripper…Continue

Organizer Box

Started by Mari. Last reply by Joanne Maner/TN Apr 19, 2017. 26 Replies

Rectangle Organizer Box:A few…Continue

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Comment by Kim Webb 57 minutes ago

Good morning, it is an absolutely beautiful day here with the temperature already in the low 50's. 

I have been straightening out some old catalogue's this morning and have them loaded into my car already to go to the recycling center when I go. Organized some stuff in the garage that is going to Florida and keeping busy so far today. 

Tessa has her puppy kindergarten class this afternoon and then I'm having my Dad down for dinner tonight. Cooking a spiral ham with scalloped potatoes along with some fresh asparagus and broccoli. No dessert though. He doesn't eat it and we don't need it.

I was looking at the CT BOM and the deadline for signing up for the one I was looking at is the 29th. It is $35 a month but it's all in 6 months so it is pretty reasonable I think.

Well time to move on to the next project for the day.

Have a wonderful Sunday...

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 2 hours ago

Good morning.   It's mid 40's here with some sunshine.  It's WOW weather for sure.  

Yes,  that's a little flange there Kim.   I really do like that method.  After I made the border I realized I needed a little separation before the yellow border so it didn't flow into the yellow edges of the blocks.  My flange lightbulb came on.  

There must have been a free range dog choosing to hang out in my yard in the night.  Buzz had his 'alert' self going while sitting in the window.  Once he starts barking Moose has to get up and join in.  There's no point to doing anything cause it won't stop til the animal is gone.  So a restless sleep.  

Well,  time to get ready for church.

Comment by Kim Webb 15 hours ago

The tea bag paper looks like tracing paper. I have used tracing paper for paper piecing and it worked well.

It looks great Thel. I think I see some flange on there. My cousin Selena loves putting flange on her quilts.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 16 hours ago

Oh that looks great Thel! Love how you did the corner blocks in the border. 

I thought vellum was a fancy translucent paper. I’ve never heard of tea bag paper but I bet it’s like tissue paper. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 16 hours ago

I haven't needed to buy any supplies in forever so I'm not sure what she's talking about with all the different choices.  In my experience, vellum is a bit like a thin plastic,  like a thin template material.   Not sure if the available stuff now is like that or not.  

I have the top completed.    It measures 45" x 58" before the binding.   Not the greatest picture, but this is it.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 16 hours ago

Mary Alice, from what I’ve seen, unless you plan on cutting up the freezer paper pattern into templates after printing on them, I’d use the foundation paper. I think with the freezer paper method there is less fabric waste and you don’t sew through the paper. But it looks like a more difficult method. I just watched a video yesterday because I saw a pattern I wanted to make but they called it picture piecing and I didn’t know what that was. It used freezer paper and seemed more difficult than foundation piecing. 

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 17 hours ago

Thel, the Sugaridoo pattern that comes out monthly for this quilt along, I download the copy, then she us copying it onto freezer paper or tea bag paper (?). The design is a row for a queen sized quilt, and there are going to be 12 rows.  I found some Carol Doak's paper piecing paper in my stash, so I'm making all the copies for it.  I know Sugaridoo states she uses tea bag paper, and I guess I could use light weight interfacing, but since I've got this foundation paper piecing paper, that's what I'm going to use.  On parts B and C, I'll need to connect 2 pieces together to for the triangles--what she's calling Delta Row. 

I managed to do a little sewing before it got too hot by the window.  Must be these hot flashes.  Geez, put me by a window and I'm always too hot! 

I started keeping shopping lists on my cell phone because I know I always have it with me.  

Time to go play with this paper and tape it together.  Then if time allows I'll iron fabrics and cut out pieces.  Perhaps while I sit here tomorrow and wait for my brother to show up for his Sunday visit, I can get this row done.

What is tea bag paper? Can one buy it here in the states.  I could order it from her shop in the Netherlands, but I'd hate to pay that shipping!

This Carol Doak paper looks like the drawing paper we used to give the kids.  Wonder what the Vellum is like?  Is it see through? 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 20 hours ago

Oh yah Kathleen,   a nice rare steak will be the red look I've been thinking about.  Yuk !!  

What a lucky NH Barbara.  I hope people get to enjoy it and not be too sick.  

Why are you putting the PP pattern onto freezer paper Alice?   Especially if it's already on the thin paper?  I'm confused.  

Those racoons have their own flashlights now!  What's with that ?  They should use a lanyard so they don't loose them.  

I've got some pressing done and a flange made.  Gonna be sewing!   soon!!!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 22 hours ago

Barbara, I've been looking at that QA from CT, but I think $35/month is steep. The fabrics are pretty though!  Might be easier to buy the fabrics and create something myself.

I love homemade German Chocolate cake!  Be right over Barbara!   Hmmm, I should make that for my birthday.  Sad when one has to make their own cake, but oh well. 

Got breakfast done, dishes washed, laundry started, and just think I'll spend time sewing.  I need to copy the foundation paper piecing patterns on freezer paper.  Wonder if I can just copy them off of the Vellum paper from Carol Doak?

Kathleen, glad you found someone who had that fabric!  Quilters are Awesome!

Hmm, found a disposable flashlight by my dumpster, wonder if someone went dumpster diving in my trash??  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 22 hours ago

Thel, you cracked me up. You’re gonna put a steak in your hair? I hope it’s not that T-bone you want for dinner!


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