Madison’s Baby Quilt!
4.15.2015

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Beautiful little Madi needed a beautiful little baby quilt for her beautiful little bedroom… it is her second birthday by-the-way. Truly, a princess in the making and darling to the nines, she is quite fashion forward you know. Just look at that hairstyle! Madi is my Daughter-in-law’s niece and without a doubt gift to our families.
Madison Quilt Design
It began with a …

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Sewing the Long Shorts Pattern in our Liberty for All Fabric
4.6.2015

NateAdorable
Here at Connecting Threads, we get the pleasure of testing and sewing patterns for photography. I sewed these for my 2-year old daughter, Hannah, in the Liberty for All! fabrics. I’m not a garment sewer, but this pattern by Sewing Sue is a quick and easy project that even I could follow. The pockets on the sides are perfect for collecting little treasures, and the easy elastic band makes for a …

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A Goodbye Quilt
4.3.2015

Ann-Shin
Since last summer, my husband and I have opened our home to students visiting from other countries who are here to improve their English and learn about life in the United States. As a home-stay family for Pacific International Academy, we have had one or two students at a time living with us for intervals of 3 weeks up to 4-1/2 months. What started out as way to help pay …

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Hex N More Ruler & the Disco Quilt
3.27.2015

Ann-DiscoQuilt
I just love it when things fall into place and I have a reason to start a new quilt! Truthfully, this happens to me more often than I am inspired to finish an existing project – hence my reputation as a quilter with Quilt Project Attention Deficit Disorder (QPADD). Since this condition does not seem to cause me much distress, I will blithely tell you about my newest project. Here are …

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A Modern Yo-Yo Wall Hanging
3.25.2015

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I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Quilting the New Classics by Michelle Muska. The unique approach of the book was to ask twenty quilters to make quilts using ten of the most well-known and much loved quilt blocks:

Double Wedding Ring
Crazy Quilt
Dresden Plate
Bear Paw
Log Cabin
Nine-Patch
Hexagon
Yo-Yo
Flying Geese
Rail Fence

Ten quilters designed a quilt that reflected the traditional use of the block assigned to them. Another ten took the same block …

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Behind the Scenes: The April 2015 Connecting Threads Catalog
3.20.2015

Connecting Threads April Catalog
I wear a lot of hats here at CT. One of them is styling the finished versions of our kits we offer to help make the lovely photos you see in the Connecting Threads catalogs. Along with our photographer John and assistant Alexis, we shoot both in the studio and on location.
Every location we shoot at always has its own personality and distinct little facets to go along …

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