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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 Carol Wadkins on July 7, 2009 at 7:44am
Ok, I have been off the site for a few days now, since it was the holiday, we weren't home. Now it's another really great group to get into..... I will never get through all the comments at this rate! that's ok, I am really into the nifty gifty idea! Count me in!!
Comment by Barb D in Maine on July 7, 2009 at 6:20am
Oh, It wasn't my sister - I don't have one! It was my daughter! She was the premie - she turned 44 yesterday!!
Comment by Cheryl / NC on July 7, 2009 at 6:03am
I have been sitting here reading, with my morning coffee, and getting teary eyed over all the wonderful stories of mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers and the wonderful ways they thought about us and touched our lives. Both my grandmothers are gone now, but my Mom is still active and healthy, Thank God, Now, I've got to go call my Mom and tell her I remember her sticking up for me to my Home Ec teacher, and that I love her for it. She'll think I've lost my mind but it will be worth the chuckle. Catch you all later.
Comment by Mari/WA on July 7, 2009 at 5:42am
Oh, these stories are so heartwarming! Wow, Darlene, that is so cool to receive those little dresses every September. That had to be so fun to look forward to every year.

Jackie, that's a great idea to put those towels into a quilt. I think I might cut out the embroidery part of the towels, perhaps into 9" squares and use those as the blocks or, add your own embroidery around your Grandmother's and make the blocks larger. There's so much you can do with it!

Barb, oh, that's so cute about your sister and her doll clothes!!! How cute! Gosh, she must have been extrememly small! You see, it goes to show you that quilts don't have to be beautiful to the eye, just made with love from the heart! The receiver just knows its special no matter what it looks like! Its cherished because of the one who gave it.
Comment by Barb D in Maine on July 7, 2009 at 4:57am
My Mom taught me to sew at a very young age - I actually hated it then! I also was in 4-H (she was the leader) and I took Home Eco in high school. I hated garment sewing !! My Mom made all of my clothes and my brother's shirts. She was not a quilter but she was into crafts bigtime!! When my daughter was born, she was a premie and Mom made all her little dresses out of doll clothes patterns! They were so cute! Once she started school, I began sewing for her, until she would no longer wear dresses!! I made most of my clothes too! Then for years I didn't touch a sewing machine! It wasn't until I knew I was to become a Nana that I got interested in making a quilt. That first quilt was about the ugliest thing I ever saw, however, it still lives! My great-granddaughter drags it everywhere!! That was the start of my quiltmaking and I've never looked back! My mom took up quilting about the same time I did - she doesn't have quite as much fabric as I do, but she's close! LOL My daughter doesn' even know how to turn on a machine - she has absolutely no interest in sewing of any kind!! I made clothes for my grandsons when they were little. I still make them shirts. But then, my granddaughter is interested and I have helped her make some shorts and skirts - maybe someday she will get the quilting bug too!! I hope so! She is too busy being a teenager right now!
Comment by Jackie Orton on July 7, 2009 at 2:06am
I remember the fabric for my apron was a 1-inch gingham check in maroon and white. Just a tie at the waist style, but I remember the awesome ruffler attachment we got to use so the skirt piece would fit into the waistband. Funny the things we remember. My grandmother did x-stictch and embroidery. I still have some of her pillow cases and dish towels. Actually, I was thinking of using the towels in a quilt...any ideas?
Comment by Darlene, WA on July 6, 2009 at 7:28pm
Love all the sewing stories. What wonderful memories we have. My great-grandmother was a quilter and a seamstress. We didn't even live in the same state and I didn't get to see her very often but every September she sent me and each of my cousins (just the girls) 3 dresses she had made for us for school. It was a little like Christmas when the box arrived. She did it every year until she died. When we were little she also made matching dresses for our doll. I have one of her quilt tops made from feed sacks. It's a DWR and I love it and know she would be happy that I have kept it all these years.
Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada on July 6, 2009 at 6:54pm
Sorry Mari I don't want you to starve to death!
Comment by Mari/WA on July 6, 2009 at 5:01pm
Diane, I NEED MY JOB!!!!
Comment by Mari/WA on July 6, 2009 at 5:01pm
OH, Cheryl, that was a very touching story! What beautiful memories you will always have of your Baba! How lucky you are! That's what family is all about too. We all should have such close relationships with family members. They can have such wonderful influences in our lives and enrich our children's lives so much. Thank you for sharing!

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