Happy Thanksgiving!

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As we prepare for our Thanksgiving feast and gear up for the holiday season, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for this year — you! Connecting Threads is a family owned and operated company, and every day that we come to work, we feel grateful for and inspired by each and every one of our customers. It is our pleasure to offer the …

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Furoshiki Fun

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Ann-Pkgs
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 join me as I learn about traditional Japanese wrapping cloths called furoshiki.
Japanese Furoshiki
For centuries, the Japanese used large squares of fabric called furoshiki (foo-roe-shkee) to bundle up their clothes at public baths or make bags for carrying things. The beautiful square cloths were also …

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Gifty Galore – Project 21

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Hi everyone! This week’s Gifty Galore project is the Circle Zip Earbud Pouch by Erin Erickson.
jenna_giftygalore7Ta-da! I love them! The finished project.
This project is perfect for anyone because those earbuds are always getting tangled, right? I know mine are. These little circle zip pouches can be made in a flash. I only wish I had sewn more of these at the same time! They make great stocking stuffers for Christmas.
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Around the Block Quilt in Yosemite Flannel

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When we receive our sewing sample fabric for every fabric collection we carry, our project manager, Judy, brings a sheet around to each of the quilters here at CT that shows pictures of all the projects that need to be made out of that collection.
If we sew the sample and pay for the quilting (or do it ourselves), we get to keep the quilt once is has been photographed for the catalog. I knew even before Judy came around that I …

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Trim the Tree Mini Runner Pattern

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Don’t look now, but Christmas is only a few weeks away. How are those gift projects going?
I’m always on the lookout for things to make as gifts. The Trim the Tree Mini Runner Pattern by Farmhouse Threads caught my eye for a couple of reasons: I love projects that combine quilting and wool and this seemed like a small enough project I might actually finish it!  …

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Gifty Galore – Project 20

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Hello my lovely friends!!! It’s Karrie with Freckled Whimsy here and I hope you have enjoyed all of the Gifty Galore projects thus far!! I know I sure have! Tons of great gift ideas.
Today I am back with my second project which is called Squared Up and it is a pillow form cover with an envelope backing.  I love making pillows because they are usually pretty quick to make up, they are interchangeable depending on decor or season …

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Mini Spools Mini Quilt

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I have been eyeing the latest trend of doing mini quilts. I love them, but I wasn’t sure I was ready to work with little pieces. Let’s be honest, I’m not that accurate of a piecer. But I like the idea of a small quilt that I can practice my quilting. Well, one my dear friends from my quilt group was moving and I thought a mini quilt was just the thing to send her off with all …

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