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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 Debra Mathews 2 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.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 4 hours ago

Oops, just noticed it was Sherri's organized fabrics.  Guess I was still asleep when I posted this morning.

Mary Agnes, if I sent a quilt that still needed binding it would never get done.  This side of the family hems pants by adding that adhesive tape.  That's probably what she'd use for binding too. My sister would rather hem pants by hand than learn to use her machine to do it, because she's got to read the manual.  

I'm off to see what I can accomplish before church this evening.  Should be windy today, so I'm staying inside, cutting fabrics and sewing.  I really should finish that Nursery Rhyme quilt and get it out of the way first though.  

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 5 hours ago

Good Morning Gifties.  Kinda cold here this a.m. but nice and sunny.

No, Froggie, you like the denim because you are still in your Hippie Phase.

Wish I had that much space, Sherri.  I can't buy lots of fabric for lack of some place to store it.  My apartment is probably smaller than some sewing rooms.

That's a good idea Mary Alice.  Maybe send her one that still needs the binding sewed by hand.  Include a couple of needles and a spool of thread.  Maybe she'll enjoy hand stitching.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 6 hours ago

I worried about the wildlife, too, Kathleen. Hopefully they were able to find shelter somewhere.

Marilyn, have you visited the new LQS in Knoxville? I haven't been there yet but I've heard they have some nice fabrics. Ihave been to the Kewanee store but the one in Bishop Hill is nice. Of course, you are close to the Washington store that is really nice.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 6 hours ago

I think I found the old patterns on E Bay, MaryAgnes! And I found a muu muu that is gorgeous, hopefully I can find a similar pattern. It's denim! I probably like it because I am still in my blue phase.

I think you are right, Sherri! And we organize, then pile fabric everywhere! That shelf looks pretty good to me.

That's a great idea, Mary Alice, send her a quilt you have already made. Too bad she's not close enough so you and your aunt can teach her to quilt. DD2 never liked sewing or quilting, but loved the results I gave her! DD1 used to sew, but I don't think she does now. Oh and the great nephew just made some PJ pants in Home Ec. I told his mom he can come over anytime to sew. And he plays football and basketball. Well rounded boy.

Missy woke me up early this morning, DGS1 stayed at a friend's house. It was thundering. I gave her an anxiety pill. But, she peed in the floor. On the carpet. Maybe I can finish my HST pillows today, sewing in the rain. Isn't that a song? I'm sewing in the rain, just sewing in the rain, what a glorious feeling....

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 7 hours ago
Kathleen, I'd not even thought about the wildlife. That is sad if they weren't able to find shelter. Hope they are okay.
Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 7 hours ago
Morning all!
Sheila, that's looking nice and organized! I could use an organizing system myself.

Mary Agnes, I'm just thinking of sending her a quilt I've already got done. Easier for me, and then I can sew what i feel like sewing. My niece is 39, she should learn to sew for herself, but even my sister can't wind a bobbin! My niece is disabled because of her really bad asthma, and the need for a lung transplant in the future. I think sewing/ quilting would be good therapy for her. But my aunt and I are the only ones who sew in our family.
The local Bernina shop is booming! They've just added online shopping to their website and started making YouTube videos. Makes me hope that this shop will become as good as MSQC some day.
Comment by Sherri Eley 9 hours ago

Sheila,  I have used those boards for my fabric too.  I put the smaller pieces  1/2 yd or less on them,  The larger cuts go onto the regular sized bolt boards that I have  snagged from Fabric store trash piles.  So nice to be able to see what I have without rummaging through containers and drawers and piles of unruly fabric.  Need to organize the shelf next to this book case as it is getting over run with stuff I have not put away.  No matter how much space a quilter has,  I think ,  we can always fill it up and long for more. 

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 16 hours ago

Froggie, look at all the muu muu patterns on EBay.  Old patterns different styles different prices.  I'm sure you'll find something you like.  Good news about your nephew.

I hate it when local businesses close.  It's hard to remember after a week what was there, until you need what they sold.  There are lots of empty stores around.

Kathleen, I heard from my friend in Buffalo.  He got only six inches.  Let's how all the wildlife were smart enough to find his backyard.

Mary Alice, what did you decide to do about your niece's request for a quilt?

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 17 hours ago

Hawaiian moo-moo patterns, that's it! Silly Froggie. And my great nephew's surgery went great, it sure took a long time, but I think it was a success. He went home this evening. Still has a catheter, which he is not happy about. It should stay in until Monday. At least he is at home.

Mustang gets thunder snow, Mari! Come on down. But you never know when it's going to happen.

How do you like your new cut, Mary Alice? I bet it's gorgeous. Raking, yuck. I usually run over the leaves with the mower so they get mushed up. Not this year, since the mower is still dead.

That is very generous, Debra! The people at my LQS cut right at the amount you asked for. And forget it if the ends aren't even, and the fabric shrinks! At twelve bucks a yard, you would think they would make sure you got what you paid for! Grrrr....

I went to the commissary this morning, bought lots of food, and got it all put away. Then, I headed to the HST room for the rest of the day! I got them all ready to sew together, and one pillow top is almost finished. I like how it's turning out. Good thing I like HST's, this is taking a long time. We are supposed to get rain tomorrow. And DGS1 is going to Tulsa for a football game, playoffs or something. I hope it doesn't rain during the game, or the band will spend the game on the bus! Two hour trip, sit on bus for four hours, two hour trip home. They would make it fun, though.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

 

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