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!
To start, I have a confession. I did a project without using Connecting Threads fabric. Eek! But it is our thread, so I hope you'll let it slide.
This gifty galore
project came about a bit backwards. It began when I fell in love with
this fabric. I love Christmas as well as mid-century style illustration
(e.g. Mary Blair).
This fabric was the best of both worlds, so I bought it with no idea
what to do with it. I did a google search with the name of the fabric to
see if I could find anyone else's projects using it. Lo and behold, I
found Gwenny Penny's Fussy-Cut Quilted Coasters. A nice and simple project that utilized the focal fabric perfectly. And as an added bonus, the pattern is free and she even walks you through step-by-step (always nice for a beginner!).
Awe, isn't he so cute?! Perfect for the holiday season, this little snowman will bring a joyful cheer to your home. The December Candle Mat is constructed from Quilter's Candy fabric options. Applique, embroidery and half-square-triangles (HST) make up this cheerful project.
I'm sure you'll want to make a number of them as gifts for friends and
family. Certainly a quick sew, and easily created in a couple of hours.
You just need to be careful which way you turn the HSTs.
Oh, gosh, I was complaining and struggling to come up with an idea for
our 12 Weeks of Christmas free pattern, and Sue popped her head up
and said, “figgy pudding”! My response was, “what?” I had no idea what
she was talking about!