March Itty Bitty Quilt

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Whether you are working from the March downloadable pattern or the Itty Bitty Quilts book, the construction of the March Itty Bitty is loads of fun and one of the easiest of the bunch. I particularly enjoy the needlework. Here’s a rundown of the tools I used in the building of this quilt…

Itty Bitty Quilt book
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Book Review: Modern Vintage Gifts

Modern Vintage Books by Helen Philipps is filled with 27 projects exploring different techniques including patchwork, quilting, paper piecing, applique, color play, embroidery, and embellishment.
Quilters will all agree that the amount of time and love that goes into handmade gifts can range greatly. Personally, I prefer smaller projects that can be done within 5-8 hours because of my busy schedule–and …

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Designing Wildflowers and Honey


Wildflowers and Honey Collection by Country Essentials for Connecting Threads.Wildflowers and Honey Collection by Country Essentials for Connecting Threads.

Have you ever wondered about reproduction fabric? What makes it a “reproduction” fabric? What are the copyright laws on reproducing fabric? How does one reproduce a vintage fabric?
Reproduction fabric collections are BIG in the world of quilting. …

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Designing Pen & Inked Fabric Collection
Pen & Inked Fabric Collection by Winthur Sempliner for Connecting ThreadsPen & Inked Fabric Collection by Winthur Sempliner for Connecting Threads

This is a very exciting collection debut for me. Pen & Inked is the first collection that I have designed for Connecting Threads that is made exclusively from my own hand drawings.

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January Itty Bitty Quilt

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The January Itty Bitty Quilt is a grand beginning to our new Quilt Along, Itty Bitty Quilts. You all probably know how I am with my quilt designs, encouraging quilt builders to “do their own thing.” I encourage myself to do that with my own quilts! So, the original set of Itty Bitty Quilts that are found in the Itty Bitty Quilts book were made with flat fabric from the Read more »

So long, 2015!

The holidays are upon us, and with them, feelings of happiness and glee fill the air here at Connecting Threads.
This year, however, the holidays also bring a bit of sadness for me. For five years, I have been the “marketing person” at CT, and it is with a heavy heart that I announce my upcoming departure from this amazing, fabulous, and fun company. I have …

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Staff Favorite Quilting Tools

This year has brought many amazing products to not only customers, but our staff, too! Below is a list of quilting tools that have been approved by Connecting Threads and would be a perfect purchase to end 2015. If you have been eyeing any of these items, now is the perfect time to check some out and have them in your home before the new year!
If you use embroidery floss or thicker thread, the Embroidery Needle Threader is definitely for you. Tested (and loved) …

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