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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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Comment by Sherri Eley 11 hours ago

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 11 hours ago

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 11 hours ago

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 21 hours ago

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) 22 hours ago

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~

Comment by Sherri Eley on Wednesday

Love the look of the twister, and I have all three sizes.. Don't know why I will probably never make another one.  It just drives me crazy to make one quilt to cut up to make the second one.  In fact I just sold the smallest twister pattern on Amazon.  Need to dig out the others and unload those too.  I have so many things in this space that I will probably never use.  From Patterns to tools.  I am a tool junkie and have a drawer full of rulers.  And scissors.  But can never find my seam ripper when I need it.... Go figure.  But have found the solution to the seam ripper storage.  A circle  of stickable velcro on the ripper and the machine keeps it handy...If I remember to put it back up there after I use it... That is the problem  

Comment by Mary/ Tewksbury MA on May 5, 2016 at 4:44am

Thanks, the twister is pretty easy and it's fun to see it develop.  I seem to have a fondness for Christmas fabrics.  My next 2 completed quilts waiting for their bindings are both Christmas.   1 made completely from stash and I still seem to have an abundance.  I'll post when I get  the bindings completed.

Comment by Mary/ Tewksbury MA on May 4, 2016 at 7:29am

Kathleen- there are 3 Twister rulers (that I know of).  With the biggest one you use 10" blocks, smallest one you use 4" blocks and the middle size uses ? size blocks( I don't have that one).  Using the biggest ruler you're left with scraps about 4" so I saved all those and will in time make  a matching table  runner with the little ruler.   

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario on May 4, 2016 at 7:24am

Mary--Great quilt and ready for Christmas is a bonus.

Mary Agnes--Thanks again for the tutorial link. I just took the time to make a printed copy from those instructions. While working at that I realized this is the simplest of Testalation designs. This is one of many design possibilities for my fall batiks. 

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on May 4, 2016 at 6:19am
 

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