Looking for a handy idea for holiday gift giving? Here is a cute Sewing Kit from our CT archives with pockets, a pincushion, and a needle case gathered up inside.
Yet again, my gifty galore project for this week is another project from Ayumi Takahashi's Patchwork, Please! As I've said before, this book
is full of wonderful projects. This time I chose the "Breakfast, Lunch
& Dinner Towels." This being one of the first projects in the book,
it quickly made its way onto my to-do list after the first time I
flipped through. Bright colors + text + linen = I'm sold. Since the
project was kitchen-oriented, I picked Nana's Pantry
as my collection of choice for this round. I love the vibrancy and
versatility of this collection and found it fun to mix and match prints for the different letters.
The team here at CT have been making our Christmas wish lists for a
couple of months now. If you're anything like us, you've probably got
more than a few items on your list for Santa this year. As quilters, we
can always use more fabric, new thread colors, and handy books, but maybe this is the year we ask for some new and exciting tools, furniture and gadgets, too! The great thing about the Connecting Threads Wish List
is that you don't have to keep all of your most desired items a secret.
Our site's Wish List allows you to share those items with your friends
and loved ones so easily! Worried about being too abrupt? Don't! Sharing
your wish list with them will make Christmas shopping MUCH easier.
They'll appreciate it, really!
As a young girl I purchased pre-printed pillowcases from a local
five-n-dime store. The images were sweet, quaint, and creatively
stimulating. The colors were beautiful and the embroidery threads
luscious. I enjoyed creating such a project in this FREE Emboidered Pillowcase Pattern with a bit more of a modern flair, and designed it with a holiday theme. The design is so simple, it can be embroidered in a day! Try it, it's free!