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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2015 holiday season!

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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2015!

List of complete Project Lineup

Wahoo! It’s almost time for our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season! And, Anita is back with all her lovely designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and Gifty! It is compiled and written especially for us! Anita has a wonderful lineup of independent designers, and we are using a number of free blogger projects as well. It truly is a potpourri of project sources, but I love the lineup of goodies we will have to make.

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 6th - December 14th, 2015 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.

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For New Gifty Members

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Welcome to the group! I've added a FAQ for those of you who have never joined a group here on Quilt with Us before. Q: Is it too late to join?A: You can join at any time, and everyone is welcome! This quilt along group will be ongoing throughout…Continue

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Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 7 hours ago

My gifty book is still full of bookmarks.  I have plenty of paper so I can bookmark the new one too!!!  Maybe I'll find an extra couple days in each week this year so I can get more done.

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario 7 hours ago

Surprise, surprise. I'm checking in. 

Mary Agnes--I can relate to that wet feeling. We've had mists. Today looks like full out rain for the day. It figures. This is the only day I decided to bus to destination. I imagine I'll get a bit damp.

I am having a good time and many good visits. Have to jump over to Itty Bitty and check up the activity there.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC yesterday

And then I cut lots of blue scrappy strips and now I'm sewing blue scrappy squares on pieces of telephone book paper a la Bonnie Hunter.  I decided to increase the size of the quilt I started months ago.  Decided against the concert in the cemetery.  I didn't want to sit on wet ground or a wet tombstone under wet trees near wet bushes.  It's really a lovely setting for a concert but it rained last night.  It's now sunny and warm. Maybe a walk by the river to watch the sun set later.

Cape May is fun.  And it's better in November when the summer crowds are gone.

That sounds like something I'd do, Sherri.  Good for you, not giving up.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

You go Mary Agnes! It's nice to have everything all cut and ready to go like a kit.  And remember to post pictures of your finishes. You can do that now, right?

I know what you mean Froggie. I'll take part in Gifty again but doubt I'll make many of the items. I will get the book though. Last year's book had a lot of nice items in it that I do want to make at some point.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

That's good to know, Sherri. I could do that. 

DD1's birthday is Thursday, MaryAgnes. You should crash her birthday party, they always go to Cape May. It's gorgeous, I went there once when I was working at the FAA in Atlantic City for a couple of weeks. In November. It was a warm November, very nice. 

Time to start sewing! Concert in the cemetery? That's different. 

I bet that was fun, Sherri! All that cutting and nothing worked. DAGGUM IT! 

I am ready for Gifty. I love the Gifty season. I never get as much made as I want to, but it's just fun. Mari is the best. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Sherri Eley on Sunday

For some reason,  when I cut out all the pieces and then begin sewing the blocks  I get into trouble.  I don't know if it is the cutting or sewing part,  but I have better luck getting uniform blocks if I cut out a few and complete them.  Plus I like to mix up the process.  Especially if triangles are  involved... I remember years ago,  cutting out all the pieces using a 60 degree triangle,,, I don't know where I went wrong,  but something was off and none of the pieces fit when I went to put them together.  Since that disaster I just cut enough for a few pieces, and complete those blocks then go back to cutting. that is what works best for me anyway.  

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on Sunday

As June approaches, can Gifty be far behind?  Answer is a definite absolutely not!

As part of my cutting marathon, I cut out all the pieces for all the Ittys. Now to clear enough clutter to reach my machine.  Maybe after the concert in the cemetery tomorrow.

Comment by Sherri Eley on Sunday

I love the tutorials online.  I am a knitter,  but sometimes a pattern will confuse me,  with instructions on how to execute a pattern.  I have never failed to find a video online that demonstrates what I am looking for.    And Froggie,  regarding amazon.. Yes I have sold quite a few things on amazon. You can find most anything there.  so I went through some of the patterns I have that I will never use  (why I bought them, who knows) mostly purse and tote patterns.  And I look for them on Amazon,  and if they have them there is a link "Sell yours here"  and you can list it... I used to buy used books on there all the time,  but now that I use my KIndle almost exclusively I don't buy "real books"  anymore.. But I have sold many books on there as well.  I mainly am interested in getting them out of my space.. Not a big money maker for sure.. But I figure someone else will enjoy them and they won't be collecting dust on my shelves.  And of course the opposite is true as well,  if I see something I want to buy,  I always check amazon before I order. Sometimes it is cheaper on there.  I have bought Pellon, and sewing things through Amazon.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury on Sunday

You know Froggie, I was just thinking something similar while I was making that dress. I haven't sewn clothing in a long time but back when I did, I just followed the primer with no fear or second guessing. All I had was a drawing to go by. Now, with tutorials and videos, it sort of makes me think "I'm not sure if I can do that" because of all the instruction and detail shown. It seems like I was better off with less information!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on Sunday

Before YouTube and Google, we would just say, 'I wonder how you....' Then we would go do something else, or scratch our heads and say, 'I reckon I will never know.' Yup, them was the good ole days, MaryAgnes. 

You probably have as much Christmas fabric as I have Halloween fabric, Mary! 

You sell stuff on Amazon, Sherri? I should do that. Just get rid of stuff. 

One more month and we will be gearing up for Gifty. I better finish all my itty bitty quilts first. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

 

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