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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2014 holiday season!

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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2014!

Wahoo! It’s almost time for our new Gifty Galore gift-making season! And, joining us this year is Anita! Yep! You have two of us to rally you, to inspire anew and create, dominate, and populate that gift-giving basket!

There are so many wonderful projects we have prepared and we just know you will love them! There is a mix of larger, weekend projects created EXCLUSIVELY for our 2014 Gifty season by IDP designers whom Anita will share, and I have smaller projects designed to accomplish in a day or less from a plethora of blog spots.

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 Anita and me!

  1. Time frame is from July 7th - December 8th, 2014 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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Clearing Your Cache

Started by Mari/WA Sep 3. 0 Replies

Clear Your CacheWhat to do: 1) Use a different browser such asFirefox 13 and 14Google ChromeInternet Explorer 8 and 9Safari 5 and 6,2) I would like you to Clear Your Cache (It’s like a memory in your browser that gets too full and can’t function…Continue

2014 Gifty Galore Project 20

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project just click on the underlined project name:Project 20…Continue

For New Gifty Members

Started by Mari/WA Jun 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Welcome to the group! I've added a FAQ for those of you who have never joined a group here on Quilt with Us before. Q: Is it too late to join?A: You can join at any time, and everyone is welcome! This quilt along group will be ongoing throughout…Continue

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Comment by Sheila Craft 1 hour ago

What an adorable quilt, Mary Alice! Makes me wish my niece was having a girl but, they're positive it's a boy.

Got two sets of pillowcases made today! AND fixed chicken & dumplings for dinner at DH's request.

Comment by Mary S. 1 hour ago
Forgot to say that the fabric organization shelf system is a good idea!
Comment by Mary S. 1 hour ago
I love that Nursery Rhyme quilt. What a wonderful gift.

The orange sherbet dish sounds yummy. Mark is making baked salmon and baked potatoes for our supper. We could use your orange dessert for a nice end to the meal.

Froggie, your HST pillow is going to be neat.

I need to organize my fabric some more. I seem to organize and then sew one project and it is a mess again. I am on a visit to a friend's for a few days. I am ready to go home and sew something...finish some UFOs and some gifts. Guess I need to get Thanksgiving dinner out of the way first. That is approaching quickly!
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours ago

That's it, MaryAgnes, I am in hippie phase.

Adhesive tape? That made me cringe, Mary Alice. The Nursery Rhyme quilt turned out gorgeous! That baby will love it. And I would like the orange sherbert mandarin oranges dessert too. Yum. I know, it's sherbet. But we always called it sherbert. Oh no, you would cry if there really was a big brown stain on the quilt before you mailed it out!

I have been working on sewing the HST's together, and I keep getting distracted. Lots of points to match. I should get busy doing something.

~Joyful HOpppy Quilting~

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 3 hours ago

No clue why the picture looks like it's got a brownish stain of some sort.  It's not on the quilt.  Maybe it's an old cartridge in the camera.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 4 hours ago

I made the backing out of left over layer cake squares, and I used the left over jelly roll strips for a scrappy binding. Turned out cute!  Now to part with it and mail it out. 

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 4 hours ago

Oh Debra, that orange sherbert mandarin oranges dessert sounds yummy!

I hadn't thought of those scarfs in a long time.  Those would be cute to make.  

Well I FINALLY finished my Nursery Rhyme quilt! Woohoo!!  Here's the front and pieced backing pictures

Comment by Debra Mathews 4 hours ago

Marilyn, those scarfs are sewn on wash away stabilizer. When everything is sewn together you put it in water to wash away. You sew lengthwise and crosswise. You use two layers. You can use yarn or fabric scraps. They are so pretty.

Comment by Marilyn L. 4 hours ago

Here's a question for all you crafty gals...........Have any of you seen scarves that look knitted, but are actually sewn? Looks like the feathery/loopy kind of yarn and looks like lengths of yarn are cut, laid side by side and then sewn crosswise at intervals.  I saw several at the craft show this a.m., but I didn't have the spare $20 to buy one. They were beautiful!

Comment by Debra Mathews 7 hours ago

Mary Alice, I was given a Nursery Rhyme embroidery pattern. It's an AG design. I was also given quite a few of her other designs. I can't wait to get my embroidery machine fixed. Yeah for me.

I'm working on some mug rugs and some towel hangers.

One of the ladies I went with yesterday bought some fabric that looked like towel fabric. She bough the end of the bolt for 75% off. When we got back she cut off 2 yards and gave me the rest. It has some spots on it but I'll cover that with embroidery. I purchased a Thangles pattern with 6 table runners and 2.5 inch Thangles for $3.50. Score! I love Thangles.

I need to get off and fix something for Thanksgiving at church tonight. I am fixing something for the people who are on a diet or can't have sweets. Seems like no one thinks about them. It's called a salad that tastes like orange sherbert and has mandarin oranges in it. Yummy.

May all your ups and downs be in stitches.

 

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