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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. 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:…Continue

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Comment by Mary/Tewksbury MA 11 hours ago

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads, Grand dads and great-granddads! We had our Father's day BBQ yesterday as that what worked best for everyone.

Getting hot here, should get close to 90 today and close to 100 with high humidity tomorrow.  Weather folks said low humidity today but I'm just back from my walk and I kinda disagree.  

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario 12 hours ago

This is just a single layer of fabric--just enough to throw over my legs and feet if I feel a bit chilly without getting overheated. I sewed it with sort of a mock felled seam to keep the seams as thin as possible. I pressed the fabric as needed while I glue basted each seam before I sewed it. These FQs are all from CT Tradewinds collection.

I also set up a cutting station on the washstand. I'm knee deep cutting up scraps to size for future small donation quilts. This station is close to the recliner so I can cut for a while before sitting comfortably to relieve the sciatic nerve.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 22 hours ago

Great job on the curtains Kathleen.  I don't know about you but I am always so thankful to have a project like that finished.   I'm sure she'll love them.  

That crazy yeast is a riot Barbara.   Now you have it figured out.  I like cake donuts best too.  I also like trial and error cooking.  The surprises can be pretty neat.  

I think everything will be really busy.  You have a smart date there Kim.   WOW,  you stayed in ALL day...…….now if we can get Mary Alice to have a complete day without yard work or house work.     It's always worth taking the time to fuss with a quilt that's just not behaving.  

Yes,  Sue ( I think that's her name) didn't leave the whole time and spent most of it with Abby.  I think she was trying to monopolize her so no one else would fall in love.  She even called her sister and some grand kids to come and meet her at the event.  Of course it was a wonderful visit for them too.   

Boy, next time I get a watermelon I hope it's seedless !  I just made some great juice with 1/2 a watermelon but picking out all those seeds was a pain !  I started block #10 in my crochet set.  

It's been a nice relaxing evening.  

Comment by Kim Webb yesterday

Homemade pizza sounds wonderful as do the donuts.

Hope everything goes as planned for Abby. I can see why someone would love her right from the start.

I did it. I made it the whole entire day without getting in my car and going anywhere. DH was home all day also. Now that's a real rarity for both of us to be here. I wanted to take my Dad out for lunch tomorrow but he wants to wait till later in the week. He thinks everything will be really busy tomorrow. He's probably right. I might get to be home all day tomorrow also.

I got one quilt layered today. One of the corners wasn't laying right so I ended up taking it apart and redoing it. Now it lays much nicer. Glad I took the time to fix it before it was to late.

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Yes, Rita take it easier. It's hard to let time and PT help you heal.

Kathleen, it probably would have. LOL I misread the instructions and was discarding 1/2 a cup and feeding the remainder with a fresh cup of flour. I was supposed to only keep 1/2 a cup each time. Anyway, the bread is wonderful as was the pizza dough. I froze 1/2 of the dough.

I think the donut pan is really neat. I like cake donuts better than yest ones, though. The pan comes with recipes but I used a mix. I think I'd use a lower temp next time. Trial and errror.

The 'S' is the first letter of the word spring. It's a cute banner or runner or whatever pattern.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

Thel, Abby and that lady look SO happy! I hope her application goes through. They really like each other :)

Rita, now take it easy and no more driving for a while. You don't want to undo all the hard work you put into recuperating.

Yikes Barbara. Did it start oozing out of the fridge? I think that's where you keep starter dough, right?

Yippee! I finished my daughter's curtains! Now maybe I can finish the pillow I put on hold.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Don't tell me that Barbara !! Know it but pretending to have 'oldtimezers' so I forget those cookies are right there.  LOL 

Emmmm a fresh pizza along with some donuts would be really good.  I've been thinking about getting one of those donut pans.  Is it worth having Barbara?    What's the 'S' the start of?     I'm very thankful for my AC too.  It's like an oven outside.  

I need to go see if my garden is ready to be watered too.  I have a hose hooked up to a hose to reach my front yard & garden.  

Yes, their SMOLES are great.  The set up was in the pet department. Guess they were waiting for some birds to arrive.    Yes,  Abby will be here two weeks at a minimum.  I really hope all goes well with the paperwork.   Silly Chocolate !!   

I guess it's time to get something done.  

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

I had to water my plants too, Barbara. That's a wrestling match! One hose needs another hose attached, it's not long enough. Now I am inside, clean, and my stitches look fine and they are covered up. Cleaned and covered up like I was told. I am trying to do what she told me to do! 

Woohoo Mary Alice! I saw that rain coming your way, and hoped it would get you. No irrigating for you for a while. Is that a purse or bag in the hoop? Maybe a mugrug? Table runner? 

No driving for you for a while, Rita. At least you realized it was causing problems for you. I would like some peanut butter cookies, please. I haven't had any for a long time. 

Oh Thel, that happy lady and Abby look like they were made to be together. Look at the smoles on their faces. I hope it works out for them. What's all those sunflower seeds doing sitting at a dog day? Chocolate says it's the dog days of summer, he ran to the shop so he could get in the shade. And when I told him "lets go inside" he ran to the back door. Even though he was panting and looking like he was too hot! Silly dog. So we get to enjoy Abby for about two weeks. 

I am tired now, I need to get up and get my ice pack and a towel. I think I will sit here and chill for a while and watch this strange show about New Orleans food. 

~Hopppy QUilting~

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Yay for Abby. It does look like they are a love match. Frozen cookies are edible, Thel, right from the freezer.

I got the plants watered, and vacuumed. Then I realized that I've been over feeding my sour dough starter. So I made two loaves of bread and a batch of pizza dough. I also tried out my new donut baking pan. So I have 5 donuts left to eat. Thankfully the King Arthur mix was in two separate packages so I didn't have to make a dozen.

This afternoon I made the Letter S of the Sweet Pea stitch along. The rest of the design is in the memory so I can do them in the next few days. It's a cute design and I even have scraps that will work for the applique.

Phew, it is HOT. So glad I have A/C.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

SO between vet visit for well visit, vaccinations and spay AND then 7 days of recovery here, this might be mama.  It'll be about 2 weeks til then.


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