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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2013 holiday season!

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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2013!
Everyone here Connecting Threads has chosen their projects and are busy sewing so, prepare your sewing space, oil the machine and finish up any UFOs because you're going to be busy! Hope you can keep up with us.
Start June 3rd by clicking on the "2013 Gifty Galore Projects" link below in "Discussion Forum" and before you know it, all of your holiday gifts will be done!

Tiny Obsessions The Bags Have It! Pillow Pop S is for Stitch A Quilting Life Patchwork, Please! Fun Home Accessories Patchwork Pillows Ho Ho Ho Let it Snow

Caddy Pad Pattern Suzy's Sack Pattern Super Simple Receiving Blankets Santa's New Suit Simply Ho Ho Ho December Santa Pattern All Bundled Up Pattern Friends of a Feather Pattern Oh Christmas Tree Pattern Download

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  1. Time frame: You can join at any time! But we'll be featuring the weekly ideas between June 3 - December 16, 2013
  2. If you are not a member of our Quilt With Us Community yet, 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 this Quilt Along.
  3. Post questions, feedback, and pictures of your progress.

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Discussion Forum

2013 Gifty Galore Projects

Started by Mari/WA. Last reply by AidaCJ/NH Jun 21, 2013. 10 Replies

Kitchen Towels ~ KatrinaYet again, my gifty galore project for this week is another project from Ayumi Takahashi's …Continue

For New Gifty Members

Started by Mari/WA. Last reply by Barbara S/IL Jul 6, 2011. 5 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

Gifty Galore Guidelines

Started by Mari/WA. Last reply by maralyn baker Jan 7, 2013. 7 Replies

Each month a number of projects will be featured. They are ideas/suggestions of possible gifts for Christmas that you can make. If there is a project that tickles your fancy you can easily build it with suggestions and supplies offered here. Most of…Continue

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Comment by ranchmom/OR 14 minutes ago

Good Morning everyone, it is a beautifully windy Wednesday here on the ranch. 

Barbara sorry to hear about Tux I sure hope he heals soon.

Mari, I love your sewing space.  I am such a messy sewer that I could never keep it looking so neat.  TJ was really jealous of Jack's bed.  I guess I should get him one made for the Hen House. 

Froggie I love your mug rugs they are adorable.

Here is a couple of projects I finished yesterday.  The quilt is for Malia, I hand appliqued the hearts while I was with DD waiting for her to be born.  It only took me almost three years to finish the quilt.  TJ is laying on it in my Avatar picture I had just finished piecing it.  Well I finally got it quilted and the binding sewed on.  I will give it to her with her Easter stuff. 

The other picture is of some Pot Holders I made for myself.  I really like how they turned out.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 56 minutes ago

Yeah Florida! Have fun in the humid weather.

It's nice, Mari! Small and just what you need, and of course it is the work of a quilting professional! I will check out the blog in a minute.

Good for you, Mary Alice! I Hope you go and have fun at the classes. We are making the pot holder only in ours. They have ours set up different. I like using apercream, it takes the pain away. But I do love the smell of Ben Gay. It's a childhood smell.

That camel looks like he is about to kiss us! Oh run, run, run! Hoppy Hump Day!

Oh poor Tux! I hope he gets fixed up good as new. And I am getting therapy this morning, I just finished my mug rugs for April. They are sew cute.

Now I need to get busy finishing some more projects, my space is a mess with half finished projects. Maybe I should downsize like Mari. The symphonic band at the school is competing in a state competition today, DGS1 looked good this morning in his black. He's even wearing a tie the whole day! He sure does dress up nice. We had a parents night last night, they are so good. Here is a pic of my mug rugs. One is going to DD1.

~Joyful Hopppy Quiltng~

Comment by Mari/WA 1 hour ago

Oh, Barbara, poor Tux :-(  You are very welcome for the smiling camel. He just looks so happy :-) 

Awe, thank you regarding my sewing space. It's not fancy but it works.

Comment by Sheila Craft 2 hours ago
I KNOW, Barbara! It sucks. To top it off, DH Is working 12 hr shifts so I can't sluff things off to him to free up my time. Jeez. So sorry to hear about Tux. My outdoor cat, Buck Guy, tangled with something 2 yrs ago & lost a piece of skin about 3" round. Took about 8 months to get it healed. Ugh.
Comment by Barbara S/IL 3 hours ago

Happy Wednesday!! What a cheery camel. Thanks Mari.

Got a call from the Vet today. She says Tux has to have surgery. There is a whole 2X10 or 12 patch of skin area on his stomach that is dead or dying. ick, sorry for that visual. Anyway today is the day. We are hoping she will be able to sew it together but it may be an open wound. :-( Whatever he fought with to get into this state was the winner- I think.

On a happier note, your work space is sweet, Mari. So organized. No wonder you put out such beautiful pieces.

Mary Alice, I hope your Mom is doing better. Sometimes changing the pillows will help, too. Maybe Sheila can take her to the Chiropractor when she goes.

Sheila glad you are staying busy, girl. That job is sure cutting into your chat time.

Good idea to keep that BD going allll month Froggie. Hope you get lots of therapy time today. Heehee

Have a happy all.

Comment by Mari/WA 3 hours ago

Good morning everyone! Happy Hump Day!

Comment by Sheila Craft 18 hours ago
Bio-freeze is a lot like ben-gay but no smell. It comes in a roll on, too so that you don't get all greasy. It's Gel like stuff. No capsaicin in it either. I used to get it at the chiropractor but, mostly i find it at small local drugstores. The big chains don't carry it.
Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 19 hours ago

Good afternoon!  Just got home.  I swear it takes more time to wait for prescription refill nowadays!  While that got done, I went to the LQS to do some damage---hey, after 2 days without much sleep I needed this therapy!  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  I signed up for an AG workshop on the 24th, although since I've already got the designs from my April pack, I was told I could just stitch them out at home and then use the Passport to construct it together.  We'll see.  But I loved the quillow, pillow insert (actually thought it was a placemat), the mug rug that actually looks like a rug, and the potholder.   Then I was talked into going taking the Sticher's Garden class.  It's  gorgeous quilt with applique flowers, but you quilt the foundation block before adding the applique, and I'll be learning to use a whole bunch of different stitches and feet for my machine.  I figured this would get me to learn how my Pfaff functions, since I seriously doubt I've put it through all it can do. 

Mari, I love your space!!  Love your Juki!!  Makes me feel like a space hog now! I have a table for each station right now, and that's just to pricey in taking up space right now.  What's the coffee filter looking thing for? Holding pins, or snippets of thread?  Girl, you even have room for a beverage!  Awesome!

Sheila, what is a Bio-Freeze, and where can I get it.  I couldn't even find more Ben Gay at Walmart today!  Doctor did give mom some ibuprofen (600mg) and a muscle relaxant.  She also told me to use packages of frozen veggies to put on mom's neck and then later switch to heating pad.  

Comment by Mari/WA yesterday

You asked for this so here it is, My Simple Sewing Space!

Welcome to my work space! Not being a person, who procures a great many things, I prefer a short-and-sweet way of living. My motto is: if I don’t use it regularly it gets thrown out. What you are about to see will not rival the polished and sophisticated work areas of quilting professionals, but to simply get the job done with efficiency, have some fun doing it, and leave little to clean up when it all has to be put away. Mind you, the perfect space is not the dining table for me; however, at this time it is all I have. Come June I’m creating a whole new space that will be much more suitable for the amount of piecing I usually accomplish.

See the full post and more pics here!

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC yesterday

Good Morning from Tampa Florida.  I flew down yesterday.  I decided to fly in a plane rather than my broom.  Must admit it was a tad more comfortable.  I'll catch up with you all when I get home on Saturday.  In the meantime have a great week.  I always forget just how miserab le the weather can be in Florida.  I'd take snow and cold over this heat and humidity any day.


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