Behind the Scenes: Bits & Pieces book

Hi I’m Jenna and I’m the Catalog Manager for Connecting Threads, which means I get to put all the text and photos together like a big puzzle. Over the years I’ve gotten pretty proficient with a program called Adobe InDesign and laying out the catalog–and I enjoy what I do quite a bit! Nonetheless, I was super excited when I was asked to layout our first book of our exclusive quilt patterns titled Bits and Pieces.  Inside you’ll find patterns that …

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Win a copy of our new quilt book, Bits & Pieces!

I am brimming with excitement over our latest quilt book, Bits and Pieces. As a huge fan of scrappy quilts, I loved the idea of compiling a group of patterns that use precuts to achieve a scrappy look. Precuts really do save so much time!

Bits and Pieces book by Connecting Threads.

When we sat down to brainstorm the theme for this book, there was certainly no shortage of ideas …

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Sewing for Keeps

Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, WA
I don’t like resolutions.
They feel like shouting into the wind because they often are, at least for me. I do love goals, however. I love lists and I definitely love plotting out future actions. I’m the type of person who actually likes filling out forms, I almost can’t resist them… much like a crossword puzzle! And what better time to set …

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January Little Quilt ~ Stage 3

Final LQ IMage
My January Little Quilt is finished, binding and all! I just wanted to say a couple of things about the process that might be helpful.
First, for this particular design more contrast is better. It is very easy to turn a HST to the wrong position and it happened to me. I believe had I used a higher contrasting color in my HSTs …

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January Little Quilt ~ Stage 2

This weekend I worked on my January Little Quilt and finished it minus the binding. I decided to accentuate the diagonal feature of the design by quilting it diagonally. I sure was tempted to cross-hatch the whole thing, but really love just the diagonal quilting now.
The 4-Patches and Half Square Triangles (HSTs) were a snap to complete.
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