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Gifty Galore - Gift Card Sleeves

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Click here to read about the twenty gift card sleeves I made from Fast, Fun, and More Gifty by Mari Martin - and get a head start on the…

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Added by Ann Johnson on November 7, 2016 at 8:44am — No Comments

Arbor Window Quilt and Pillow Shams

 

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In 2012, I started an Arbor Window Quilt for my son with Japanese taupes. I used a pattern by the same name that I wrote for the Neutral Love collection. I finished the quilt and made two pillow shams recently. You can read the blog on Notions... please click…

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Added by Ann Johnson on May 10, 2016 at 12:22pm — 3 Comments

Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along - Part 3

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The mystery is solved! Part 3 is now available on Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along group page. It is not too late to join if you are still interested. Just start with Part 1 and enjoy a mysterious quilt adventure. We will keep the final design a secret unless you choose to find out.

Added by Ann Johnson on March 30, 2016 at 7:02am — No Comments

Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along - Part 2

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WOW! It is already time for the second installment of the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along pattern. For those of you following along, you can download Part 2 by going to the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along. If you have not joined yet, it is not too…

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Added by Ann Johnson on March 23, 2016 at 8:20am — 3 Comments

Mystery Quilt 2016 is Coming Soon!

To celebrate National Quilt Month in March, Connecting Threads will offer Mystery Quilt 2016. This is our third Mystery Quilt - yes we skipped 2015. I'm sorry - we did something else last year to celebrate. The response…

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Added by Ann Johnson on February 25, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt

I started a series of small quilt projects in a blue palette for a remodeled bedroom. This is Blue Room Project #1 - Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt. Please click …

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Added by Ann Johnson on February 23, 2016 at 4:16pm — 7 Comments

Moravian Star

This is an English Paper Pieced (EPP) Moravian Star I made over the holidays. To learn how it is constructed, please check out my Notions blog by clicking…

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Added by Ann Johnson on February 23, 2016 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Rally Towel Quilt

Please check out my blog today on Notions about the Rally Towel Quilt I made for my son. I had to figure out how to make a quilt from a pile of rally towels! With the help of his gentle prodding, I actually got it…

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Added by Ann Johnson on December 9, 2015 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Ringlets Table Topper

 

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I recently came across a fun free pattern for a Ringlets Table Topper designed by Darci Schipnewski of Pastthyme Patterns.

  • For a link to the pattern, click here.
  • To read my full blog post,…
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Added by Ann Johnson on May 26, 2015 at 11:44am — No Comments

Woven Place Mats

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Here at CT, each catalog cycle, the lucky staff get to preview the new books that will be available on the CT website. Recently, I perused Make It, Take It by Krista…

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Added by Ann Johnson on May 26, 2015 at 11:14am — 13 Comments

Yo-Yo Pillow

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Recently, I have been decorating a guest bedroom for foreign exchange students with a series of projects in a neutral palette. I recently wrote about a modern Yo-Yo wall hanging I completed. To read about the construction and see the finished project, please click…

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Added by Ann Johnson on April 28, 2015 at 7:59am — 10 Comments

Ziggy Table Runner

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Thought I would let you all know about the Ziggy Table Runner blog I wrote for last Friday on Notions. The project was a small runner for a secretary/dresser in a guest bedroom for foreign exchange students. I've been making projects for the room in a neutral palette. Please click …

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Added by Ann Johnson on April 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Mystery Quilt 2015 - Not Yet!

I did write a Mystery Quilt 2015 and the response so far from the staff is that it is a good one. Work has been so hectic -  I did not get it done in time for it to go through the testing process in time for National Quilt Month in March. My bad! We will have a MQ 2015 quilt along, but I am not sure when. I will let you all know when it is available.

Added by Ann Johnson on April 2, 2015 at 9:40am — 4 Comments

Pin Cushion in a Cup

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Okay - so making a pin cushion out of a cup is not a new idea. The reason for this one is, well - I found a cute (and free!) grey cup and saucer in the photo department's prop give-away. Since my quilt studio is done in yellow and grey, it was logical that, all of a sudden, I needed a new pin cushion! For more detailed information about the supplies used and how to make the pin…

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Added by Ann Johnson on December 18, 2014 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Yo-Yo Christmas Ornaments

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I enjoy making Yo-Yos, so I thought I would "whip up" some Yo-Yo ornaments I saw in a recent issue of Quilter's World called Quilting for the Holidays. I decided to make two of each while I was at it so I could share some as gifts. For detailed information about cutting and making Yo-Yos of different sizes with and without …

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Added by Ann Johnson on December 18, 2014 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Furoshiki Fun

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As Christmas approaches, I have started thinking about wrapping presents with fabric. Each year we throw away so much wrapping paper - what a waste! Please check out my Notions blog today to learn about traditional Japanese wrapping cloths called…

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Added by Ann Johnson on November 25, 2014 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

CT Now Carries my Favorite 0.4 mm Patchwork Pins!

CT recently started carrying the 0.4 mm version of Clover Patchwork Pins. I kept asking for them and now we have them! At .4mm x 36 mm, these are my absolute favorite straight pins for piecing quilts.…

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Added by Ann Johnson on November 20, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Scrappy Log Cabin Wall Hanging - Part 1

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I spent part of the weekend cutting out hundreds of little pieces to make a wall hanging for an office we converted into a bedroom for a foreign exchange student. The pattern is Shoreline Log Cabin, designed by Judy Martin from her book Judy Martin's Log Cabin…

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Added by Ann Johnson on August 14, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Plethora of Pillows - Chevron Pillow

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Last week I wrote a blog on Notions about a bolster pillow cover and pillow insert in the…

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Added by Ann Johnson on August 13, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Plethora of Pillows - Bolster Pillow Cover and Insert

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During my son's high school years, we had a ping pong table in our living/dining room. The room was admittedly used more often by my family for playing ping pong than it ever was for dining or entertaining company. Now that DS is off to college in the fall, I am slowly reclaiming the space on a very limited budget. The dining room is now furnished with a lovely used dining room set I found online. The living room is starting to come together with some DIY…

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Added by Ann Johnson on August 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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