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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

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5. 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

Please advise

Started by Cathy Coale. Last reply by Cathy Coale Sep 13, 2016. 6 Replies

I have joined this group and have the book.  What do I need to do next?Continue

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Comment by Anne on November 27, 2009 at 5:56pm
Hi Diane...So sorry to hear that you had to go thru all that surgery all over again...No fun, that's for sure. But, glad that your home and recouperating. Be careful, lady, and stay well. Anne from MA
Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada on November 27, 2009 at 5:46pm
Well hello to all of my so called friends at Gifty Galore. I have been off line since the 17th and not one of you even wondered where I was!!!
I was back in the hospital getting a ceramic hip replacement. That day I had fallen in the hospital after the first surgery had actually dislocated my hip again.So I had been at home for over a week with a dislocated hip
and everyone kept telling me the pain was normal. I had also developed a blood clot which is now my friend for the next 4-5 months.
I am now home and walking carefully with a walker. The doctor said it will take about 4 weeks to recuperate.

I am thrilled to look at all the success you have all made at finishing projects. I loove the wedding quilt. The stockings for door decorations are terrific. Marie's neck pillow I can hardly wit to make.

Anyway by for now.
Comment by Anne on November 27, 2009 at 12:42pm
Hi Everyone. It's Friday, and I'm tired, but a good tired. At Thanksgiving Dinner, my 4 year old Grandson, Gus, sat across the table from me. We always go arond the table and each one of us says what they personally feel Thankful for. When it came to me, I looked straight at Gus, and said, I'm Thankful for Gus. He imediately responded, "And I'm Thankful for you, too, Nona"...Well, I couldn't continue. I just smiled and said thankyou, and Happy Thanksgiving to all. He made my day. Something I will never forget. Yes, MaryAgnes in NYC. To another Grandson, Onion Dip with Pumpernickle bread is his dessert. He was here later in the evening hovering over the desserts and dip. Speaking of sewing machines..I have about 6 of them...thru the years....and I too have a very old Bernina...It's slow to start when I hit the floor pedal, but, she sews like a dream...My first one is a Sears, White desk model...my mom gave it to me for my high school graduation gift. I also, have a Singer 221...and she purrrrs when she stitches...Hey, froggie, did you just call me a spoiled brat??? Yes, that I am. An old happy spoiled brat...that sews, and cooks, all the time. Have a nice day everyone. Stay happy. Love, Anne
Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on November 27, 2009 at 10:08am
Hi All: I haven't checked in in a while. Haven't been very creative in a while either. I cooked dinner yesterday (enough for an army, just like my mother used to do) and with the 2nd smallest apartment in the city of NY I had to put my projects into the deep recesses of my closet so it might be a while before I get back to things. Dinner was definitely wonderful. This is second Thanksgiving I've cooked at home. This year it turned out to be what my sister calls an orphans' gathering--friends and neighbors who also opted to stay home. My neighbor and poker buddy Gene has already informed me I'm cooking again next year and he'll be there--and he's going to bring his brother.

I am not at the mall; actually I'm at work where it is extraordinarily quiet. I gave up major Christmas shopping a few years ago and I am much happier for it.

Froggie: You're not going to like the suggestion I have because it is a very expensive suggestion. I love my Berninas. Yes, I have two. Every time I turn one of them on I realize why I don't regret spending $$$$$$$ for them. I got both of them used and the first one was fairly inexpensive--an old metal (not plastic) 830 that's on ebay for more than twice what I paid--so I expect both of them to retain their value.

Anne: Since when is onion dip a dessert? I once made it from scratch, roasting my own onions, the whole magilla. Guess what? It tasted exactly like Lipton's soup mix.

Carol: Table runner is a Star. And what a fabulous idea for the stocking panels. I might just imitate you.
Comment by Gayle/La. on November 27, 2009 at 9:27am
Goood morning Froggie, don't you know they are all at the malls. They are out buying out the stores. So, you made a pillow and it works good-what did you stuff it with? I have 2(didn't make either) and 1is made from cotton cloth, stuffed with poly-fil and the other is made from a jersey knit and stuffed with some kind of pellets. It has give because of the cloth and when I put it behind my neck it seems to me that the thing gives off heat. I figured it might be "buckwheat seeds" or whatever they are in it. BTW, DH and DGKs fight over the second one. Go figure......
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on November 27, 2009 at 8:55am
Wow, where is everyone???? Still eating turkey? I wanted to tell Mari that I made the pillow, and it is the best! I use it when I am sewing, it supports my back, then I lean back on it, and it feels so good on my back. And I slept with it between my knees, it works better than the regular pillow! Thanks, Dr. Mari! One more thing that helps my back! WOOHOO.
Now for the gripe- I have taken 2 sewing machines in to get fixed, one has been in 4 times, yes 4 times since July, and both are acting really ugly. I am seriously ready to take them to the store, and say, here, give me my money back! After having one for 2 years, and the other for 4 or 5, I am done! And yes, I have a third machine, same brand, it's starting to growl at me. I don't want to take it in because, who knows, after spending money on it to get it fixed, will it be fixed or have another problem? GRRRRRR. OK, I am finished venting, thanks for listening.
By the way, does anyone have a suggestion on a good machine that lasts, and doesn't get new problems after getting a checkup? GGGRRRRR. I think I will work on pictures now, I want to get some printed for presents. And for me to put in this cute picture cube DD1 bought me last year. I hope that project works out better than sewing is!
Hoppy quilting!
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on November 25, 2009 at 5:24pm
Aren't you tickled that Donny won, Marguerite? I was clapping and screaming, and DH was just sitting there. What a bum. He was on the ABC morning show, I had to tape it, he is such a professional. He talked about how him and Mya and Kelly are such good friends now. Someone asked him why he hadn't been wearing purple socks, DH and I have been wondering too. His oldest son, Don, has worn them every week. They even brought him up to show the socks. How cool! The tradition continues.
Oh yeah, this is about sewing. I finished my grandson's Christmas ornaments today, that's the part I usually don't like, but they went together really well. I should take a pic of them before I give them away tomorrow. I am going to print out the pattern for the pillow and go play now.
Hoppy quilting!
Comment by Anne on November 25, 2009 at 4:25pm
Didn't do any sewing today..so sad...but, did a lot of dessert cooking. Going out for dinner...but, then everyone that does not make it to dinner are coming to my home early evening...so, I made Sand Tarts, Sugar Cookies, Squash Pie, Custard Pie, and an onion dip. Have to make it a good day for all. I'm sending you all a very Happy Thanksgiving Day wish..Stay well, keep smiling, and we'll talk again on the week-end. Anne
Comment by ranchmom/OR on November 25, 2009 at 7:40am
Carol, I really like your stockings and table runner. The stockings as door decorations is a great idea they are really cute. The table runner is great, not sure I could get all those set-in seams done though.

Froggie, happy to hear your Dad's 89th birthday went so well.

Everyone Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you all get to spend time with family and friends. I am cooking for a small group this year, my three married children and spouses are not coming home this year. All are going to the inlaws. I am making pies today and doing what ever I can do ahead of time. I sure will miss the grandkids tomorrow, but I guess I have to share.

I have been working on christmas pillow cases, aprons, and youngest son's bedroon set, I have his curtains done now just have to sew together his fleece blanket. When I get it all done I will post pictures.

Have a great day and happy sewing if you have time.
Comment by Mari/WA on November 25, 2009 at 6:54am
Wow, I must be loosing my mind ~ I thought I had commented on your projects Carol and now I don't see any comment!!! Yikes! So....

Carol ~ your stockings and table runner are fabulous! Love the idea of using the stockings as door decorations. Lovely! Simply lovely! I do have to admit that I really dislike set-in seams. I avoid them.

Froggie ~ Glad to hear your dinner went so well. Fabulous!

Kit ~ You have a great Thanksgiving too!

Anne ~ I love your enthusiasim! Its so infectious! It kind of looks like we're all going to be busy the next few days but its going to be "fun" business!

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