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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 Thel in Mid-MO 52 minutes ago

I'm sure you'd really enjoy a small garden for you and mom Alice.  I really love my little garden.  It didn't do well last year,  the heat killed everything and I never got refocused on it.  I have a new plan for this year (I hope).  

I sometimes starch when I want to make sure my fabric stays nice and flat and I have a lot of points to match.  I find there's no fabric fluctuations that way.   But it's not a constant thing.  

My computer is called an "All in One" where the hard drive/monitor is all one thing with a full sized monitor.  Minimizes the space it uses and it really easy to set up.  Just a thought.    I don't know about refurbished - 

You're making grungey turkeys Froggie……….any mashed taters and gravy to go with that turkey?  I crack me up.  

I remember once in a quilt group I was in, we were exchanging charms.  It was pretty fun cause you get to see some fabrics from other parts of the country/world.  Well, the stuff I got from one lady was starched like that Alice.  I honestly had to take a couple pieces and put into water to confirm for myself that it was actually cloth and not paper.    I still have some of those in a bin somewhere.  

Well,  I still have reading I wanna do, guess it's time to wrap it up here.  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 1 hour ago

I've had a busy day today and winding down now.  I started with a swim and some treadmill at the Y.  I had a little time before Small Group so picked up a cuppa chicken noodle soup and a salad at the markets fresh  salad bar for my 'brown bag'.  Group was awesome!  

Goodness that's the kinda trip you'd probably rather not take Rita.  Glad the weather at least cooperated.  

No sewing been happening here for the last few days either Kim.   I may need to slow down a bit.  I still haven't figured out the timing yet on everything.  Maybe Tues/Thurs outdoor walks aren't gonna work.  I know, I know - you've been telling me to be careful of the time.   I do like my back to back pool and treadmill/cycle routine.  I need to make a day where I wake up at my leisure instead of at 7am to get outa the house early.  

Rant over...……….. 

How'd Mr. B's appointment go Froggie.  

I think the 'regular self' Reggie would really get along with Baby.  That cat gets into a mood and he's pissed at everything, slapping, swatting.  And then he wants to be in my lap and get cuddles.  

Gravy talk is making me hungry!   

on to the next page.  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 4 hours ago

I also use unscented Mary Ellen's Best Press to (lightly) starch some seams as I press them and the bolt center fold if it's annoying me.  I use about a bottle a year, but I also keep one up at the sewing room in the mountain house! I cannot imagine trying to work with fabric that resembled the feel of paper!  Somebody must have had a great big load of starch they wanted to sell off!

I don't put water in my irons either.  I must agree with Kim:  Ditch that LQS that gave you that advice!

Froggie, Mama had a large garden in Oklahoma, fenced from the chickens, (and much amended with cow poop produced by our own cows in our own barn) that she tended regularly.  The only thing she grew that we didn't like was okra!  Deep fried okra pods were barely passable, however.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 4 hours ago

I think he's trying to make up for lost time, Barbara. THat sounds pretty onry.

My Mama cooked simply too, Carol Ann. We never grew our own food. Once, we planted some carrot seeds in the hard Oklahoma clay, and they were so tiny! THat's the last time we tried to grow food. We were skinny enough, without eating skinny food! I crack me up. 

That's a lot of starch, Alice! I hope you don't get stiff lung. I crack me up again. I don't starch that heavily, but do like starched fabric when I am making HST's or flying geese. 

I haven't ever bought a refurbished computer, Rita. I am no help. The only computer I have is my laptop. That's the biggest anyway. I like to sit in the living room and watch TV and use my laptop. 

That was a good deal for you, Kathleen! 12 years is a long time for a computer to last. You are lucky to have that guy. 

Mr. B's appointment went ok. We were only there an hour total, so I didn't need to take all that food. And I didn't even get to read a thing. I took my IPad, but didn't even get it out of my purse. Anyway, doc gave him an antibiotic, and some stuff to put on his nasty toenail. We left there, and went to find food. We ended up at Chick Filet, yum. We ate it in the car, their parking lot is so busy he didn't want to get out of the car. Then I decided to stop at a LQS, and see if they had the grey I wanted. They didn't have the shade, but I bought another grey grunge. That's for another turkey. I am addicted now. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 6 hours ago
I have no experience with refurbished PCs Rita. My tech friend was leading me toward a new tower by Lenovo because he was trying to save me money. I’m having him build one for me instead. He built my last one and it lasted me 12 years. It’s more expensive but you can’t beat that longevity. And he makes house calls for any issues I ever have!
Comment by Marilyn L. 6 hours ago

Rita, my DH bought a refurbished PC about 3 yrs ago. It does have the Windows 10. He has been very happy with it. He even had it cleaned up last fall because he had gotten a virus on it. It took him awhile to adjust to Windows 10, but I did too when I got mine.  I still prefer my desk top computer as I can see so much better with the larger monitor. Mine has a tower and wired mouse. Not an all in one.

Comment by Rita Crofoot 8 hours ago

That should be OS(operating system)

Comment by Rita Crofoot 8 hours ago

Hi all, I am caught up, I have been deep in computer issues, I have Windows 7 on my pc and need to upgrade to 10, while figuring that out I discovered my PC put in service  in 2012, so it would be dumb to put new IS on computer that old, so I am shopping,  do little on the PC ,we use tablets for most things, so don't want to spend a lot on tower,I am actually looking at refurbished ones, any one have experience????

Comment by Kim Webb 9 hours ago
Mary Alice, you starch fabric because the quilt shop said to? and you continue to? Are they the ones handling your fabric or are you? I don't go through a can of starch in a whole year. I will use Best Press on occasion
but I never put water in my iron. I think I would ditch that quilt shop.
Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 9 hours ago
Rita, I’m sure Finn’s relative knew he was there. It’s what I believe anyway. I believe my dad waited for me to arrive before he passed during the night. I think he wanted someone to be with my mom when she found him in the morning.

Glad to hear Reggie is feeling better. It’s the same with kids. High energy when healthy, cuddly when sick. Just when you get to enjoying the extra cuddles, they get better and back to high energy! All good though.

Mary Alice, I use unscented Best Press. I bought a small bottle to see how I liked it. Now I buy it by the gallon and keep it in the basement. I refill the small bottle and keep that in my bathroom closet which is right next to my sewing room. I refill a small spray bottle from that as needed, which I keep near my ironing board. I like how it works and you don’t need a face mask.

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