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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 Brumbe 22 hours ago. 12 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 Cindy 8 hours ago

Froggie, a round the 12 center blocks. When putting in

a flange you don't add any inches to the overall size. It 'floats' between the areas. There are some great tutorials o n YouTube that show how to do it. Basically you cut a strip of fabric 1" wide, fold in half, sew with it laying on the center portion then attach the outer blocks right on top of it on the same seam line. When finished the fabric is dimensional between the blocks and border. Hope this makes sense.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 11 hours ago

Thanks, Cindy! I see what you mean now. Like a half inch maybe? It will be 25X30, since my blocks are 5".  I think I did that right, but I am really tired from mowing this morning. So, you are saying just around the Home word, not including the flowers and tabs, right? Or include them? I think I am going to do the next one different, because while I was working on the blocks today, I was talking to Myra, and she doesn't like the geese! I don't know if I am going to make hers just the 12 blocks, or just what to do. I was thinking one of those things you sit your sewing machine on, and pockets hanging down. 

I better get me some water, I am very thirsty still. That mowing was nasty today, it was very muggy, even though it was only 70. 

~Joyful Hopppy QUilting Time~

Comment by Rita Crofoot 12 hours ago

Wow, Cindy, good eye, you are so quick to see potential, I agree with Cindy on both suggestions, very nice work, it will be very pretty which ever you choose.

Comment by Cindy 12 hours ago
Froggie, your blocks are wonderful. You're probably thinking the center get a little lost with the flying geese around it. I like the size with the geese, so perhaps if you put a dark color flange between the HOME blocks and the geese border it would help the center stand out. Without the border it's kind of lost looking. Just my humble opinion. Another thought is to save the geese for the second wall hanging making the HOME blocks with a darker background and make another set of geese with a darker background for the first. That way both centers can shine and you've not had to sacrifice any of your hard work. Still might put a flange between the center and borders on both.

Ranchmom, your attic window wall hanging looks great. You've been busy getting things into the finished column.
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 13 hours ago

You would like it here in the spring and fall, Kim. We get lots of storms. 

I wonder about animals too, Barbara. Actually, just since all this talk about the eclipse. You can't tell them to not look at it. Yum, I bet your house does smell good. I love pork roast, and mac and cheese, and apple pie! All winners, and you have lots of help. Big quilty hugs for your brother. 

That's funny, Thel. Just snuggled in there. How warm. 

I think I am finished with the blocks for one of the Home wall hangings. I am going to sew the blocks together and get it finished before working on the next. I may leave it without the flying geese border, just 12 blocks. What does everyone think? 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 17 hours ago

Sounds like it will be a nice dinner with the family Barbara.  So sorry about your brother. Praying that Mayo can get things to improve for him. 

Did I show you big brother with the babies? They think he's a big pillow. 

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 17 hours ago

Sorry about your brother's cancer not responding to treatment. I pray for help from Mayo for him.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 19 hours ago

Hi All.

There is certainly enough info about 'not looking at the sun' out there that people should know better. There was even a piece on our news by  a guy sho had looked at the sun during an eclipse and has permanent eye damage. I also wondered about animals if they look at the sun ever. Wouldn't there be a lot of blind animals running around after eclipses if they did?

My house smells so good right now. I have pork roast in the slow cooker and my sis just baked an apple pie. Other sis put things together to make mac n cheese. Ther will be 10 for dinner tonight. 

The sad thing is that my brother's cancer is not responding to treatment. They have gotten a referral to Mayos in MN. 

All the siblings will be together this weekend for the wedding so tha will be great.

No sewing going on here.

Love your projects Froggie and Ranchmom.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 20 hours ago

In my younger years I probably would have going out of my way to see the eclipse but not now.  My hubby was like you Kim.   He would go out of the way to experience an extreme storm.  

Comment by Kim Webb 21 hours ago
Good morning,
I love that I can check in now while at work.
I think that the eclipse is totally fascinating. But you know I love weather and storms. The more intense the storm, the better. I find the solar system to be amazing and am looking forward to seeing some of the eclipse. I totally understand why people are traveling from great distances to see it. The last total eclipse that went across the whole US from coast to coast was in 1776.

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