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Heart Mini QuiltHeart Mini Quilt I have to say I am not over the top about Valentine's Day but I am seeing several mini quilts designed around hearts that are really nice. Pat Sloan's addition of buttons to a Heart mini quilt is so nice.  I love the addition of the buttons to this free pattern.  An easy quilt to make up
Choosing Fabric for a Quilt Diary of a Quilter, Amy Smart, has an interesting article on Choosing Fabric for a Quilt.   Lots of helpful tips and great pictures in her
Heart Patterns for Valentine's DayHeart Patterns for Valentine's Day Here are a few different quilted heart ideas by Julie, The Crafty Quilter.  You have time before February 14th to whip this
Bind a 135 degree corner This is a tutorial by Jacquelynne Steves showing how to bind a 135° corner.   Please check it out. Thank you Sharon for suggesting this
Ombre HST PatternOmbre HST Pattern I am sharing a post suggested by the Workshop lead, Sharon.  This a cool looking ombre HST quilt pattern.   The pattern was created by Sarah Goer
Sewing Room OrganizationSewing Room Organization Sewing room organization is something many of us struggle with.  Stephanie from Quilt Addicts Anonymous has a video on sewing room organization in a small room.  She has 5  tips that may help you with where to put all of that 'stuff' that quilters
Little Quilted BucketsLittle Quilted Buckets Little Quilted Buckets created by A Bit of Scraps is a free pattern that results in a storage container but also lets you practice your free motion quilting.  A sweet
Color bleed solution Here is one solution to color bleeding by the Crafty Quilter.  I noticed her Instagram account had 35 comments on this article which tells me this is a topic of interest.
Pincushion Pincushion I am not sure why but pincushions are starting to catch my eye.  They can be a bit of art in your sewing area.   Tilda from the Tilda Studio blog created a pretty pincushion that should take no time to complete.  This pattern takes 8 different fabrics so the combinations are
Setting 2018 Goals I am seeing quilt designers publish their goals in several of the blogs I follow.  I am seeing consistency in their 2018 goals. - improve on XXX above last/previous years,ie. complete more UFOs, buy less fabric - Finish 1 or 2 projects that have been sitting for a while - Tackle a project
Guild Placemat DonationGuild Placemat Donation On Dec 6th, 247 placemats were delivered to the Meals on Wheels Program for distribution by their volunteers. 10 of these were made by Ms. Butz’s Gr, 8 class at Coronation Park School with the help of 6 Connecting Threads members. At the January Guild meeting, individuals spoke about
Guild and Coronation Park School Charity DonationsGuild and Coronation Park School Charity Donations On the morning of Dec 7th, 2017 31 members of Connecting Threads met to make 157 pillowcases. Along with the 10 previously make by Ms. Butz’s Gr. 8 class at Coronation Park School with the help of 6 Connecting Threads members and other donations, we donated 182 pillowcases. These were

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