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Quilt show tags

Maryann in NY just asked me about tags (or badges) we used to have - you print them out and wear them to quilt shows to meet other QWU members. For some reason, the tags had disappeared, so I've just reinstated them.

Click here to find the free files. You an also find them under the Freebies tab, under Downloads.



So Maryann, my cousin… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on June 30, 2010 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Gifty Galore Grand Opening Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Gifty Galore will open its doors to the 2010 Christmas Season! Stop by and see what our first quicky, gifty project will be! We will be featuring a new project every Monday that will be quick and easy for you to whip up for gift giving. If you're really feeling compelled, become a member and join in the fun with the rest of us!!! Our group is growing and I can tell you that you'll never meet a better bunch of quilters and sewers!

Added by Mari/WA on June 30, 2010 at 9:10am — 1 Comment

No quilts were harmed in this photoshoot & A Giveaway!

Don't worry no quilts got harmed (or dirty) during this photoshoot. There was a bug on it at one point but I shooed him off and told him to go find his own quilt. Melissa and I tramped out through the meadow next to our building to take this…

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Added by Teri on June 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 53 Comments

A brand new fabric collection.

Wrap It Up! Our latest fabric collection is live! Ready or not, it's time to start sewing for the holidays. Here's an adorable holiday collection to get you… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on June 23, 2010 at 2:43pm — 16 Comments

Thanks for the opinions!

After getting all those opinions on Option A & Option B I decided on an option C! After I looked at all the fabric I had I realized I wouldn't have enough to bind the Yellow or Orange versions. I really love how the red and blue look together and they match my living/dining rooms since I have red curtains and blue glass all over. Tthese placemats go together so quickly. I adore…

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Added by Teri on June 23, 2010 at 10:27am — 6 Comments

Beach fun with a Stash Builder Sampler

Here at Connecting Threads, we were given a little challenge to pick one of the new Stash Builder Samplers and make a project or 2 with them. The one I chose is the Fat Quarter version of the Ecosystem Sampler. The colors are perfect for some beach house projects I've been wanting to make.

I made 4 placemats and a table runner. The placemats are a pattern in…

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Added by MaryJo on June 23, 2010 at 7:30am — 34 Comments

2010 Gifty Galore

Hello Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that things are "cook'in" around Gifty Galore right now. We are gearing up for the 2010 Christmas Season and you will start seeing changes. The first project will be featured July 1st! So, come one by and take a look! You might even want to join up with us! As we did last year, we'll have a new project almost every week!! Wahoo!

Added by Mari/WA on June 23, 2010 at 5:11am — 6 Comments

Proof

I realized after I shot these that I hadn't pressed the final borders yet, so please excuse the wrinkles. This baby is at the longarm's right now. Next time you see it, it'll be beautifully quilted and bound, and all glammed… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on June 21, 2010 at 4:09pm — 21 Comments

Kaleidoscope month concludes - Week 4 is live!

In Week 4, learn two of Bethany's signature blocks using her Stack-n-Whack® methods. And if you haven't seen it yet, check out my interview with Bethany.

Added by Connecting Threads on June 21, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

An interview with Bethany S Reynolds!

Since this month is Kaleidoscope month, I decided to go straight to the source and had the good fortune to have an interview with the guru of all Kaleidoscope techniques, Bethany S. Reynolds.



Bethany is the oh-so famous designer that first developed the beloved…

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Added by Connecting Threads on June 18, 2010 at 9:22am — 9 Comments

New Curved Piecing video

Recently we had a flag kit for sale, that required quite a lot of curved piecing. We've had so many questions about this technique, that Sharla and I put together a quick video to demonstrate. Hope this helps!

Added by Connecting Threads on June 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Crown Royal on swirls (and a lot of cussing!)

My Dad has been bugging me for years about making him a quilt using his Crown Royal Whiskey bags and I have been putting him off for years. Finally I had a weak moment and relented, I can only say I was pregnant at the time and my brain way hormonal. Since I was pregnant I didn't actually get started on it since I had a baby room to do and a baby quilt to make and then..... I had a baby and worked on nothing but feeding and changing the…

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Added by Teri on June 16, 2010 at 9:30am — 20 Comments

Not far enough!

I didn't get as much done tonight as I'd like...there are 5 borders on this puppy - 3 are pieced and one has appliqued circles on it, so there is a long way to go. Here is the center top pieced together with the first border auditioned. Geesh that deadline is coming up fast! For those of you wondering what I'm talking about - this will be a CT fabric kit soon… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on June 15, 2010 at 9:00pm — 18 Comments

I love my sewing machine!





This is the first project I've been able to use my new Pfaff, and I'm giving it a…

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Added by Connecting Threads on June 14, 2010 at 9:57pm — 26 Comments

Kaleidoscope month continues - Week 3 is live!

Week 3 tutorial is live! Be sure to download our Free pattern from the tutorial page. This week I demonstrate how to make the 8 segment kaleidoscope block, using the paper template provided in the pattern. Careful though, these blocks are… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on June 14, 2010 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

Alright I need some opinions and I know you've got them. I made one of the Faster Feeding placemats from the Fast & Furious book and it was really fun! I had all my fabric cut out (the fabric is Gold…

Alright I need some opinions and I know you've got them. I made one of the Faster Feeding placemats from the Fast & Furious book and it was really fun! I had all my fabric cut out (the fabric is Golden Afternoon) and I was about to start on the second one when I had an idea... Option A: I should make them…

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Added by Teri on June 14, 2010 at 7:00am — 25 Comments

Murder by Artifact

A lovely lovely weekend so far! DD is home from school and spent Friday night and most of Saturday with me. But my girl is a social animal, much like her mom, so she's off with friends that she hasn't seen since school started. I probably won't see her for days.



The weather here in the NW is finally beautiful! This morning I had my coffee outside in the backyard, and just now finished… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on June 13, 2010 at 8:40am — 8 Comments

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