Monthly Archives: December 2012

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A friendly reminder

Hi everyone, we just wanted to write a quick post to remind you that today (12/31/12) is the final day to save 30% on all of our beautiful Essential cotton thread sets… and 20% on our luxurious Essential PRO polyester thread.   Have a wonderful New Year’s celebration! -Connecting Threads  

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Behind the Scenes of our catalog printer

As some of you might know, I am the catalog manager for Connecting Threads. I am responsible for laying out and designing the catalog from start to finish, but I couldn't do it without the wonderful team of people here at Connecting Threads. Take a look at this behind the scenes blog post to find out how the magic happens at the printer!

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We have our winners!

Before we get down to the business of announcing our winners from our biggest giveaway of the year, I want to take a moment and wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas. At Connecting Threads, we’re so grateful to have such wonderful customers, who, through avenues like our blog, Quilt With Us, and our Facebook page, have truly become like family to us. We thank you for your continued support of our company, and look ...

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Last Minute Stockings to Stuff

  I planned to make some stockings last weekend, to put small gifts and holiday treats in for friends and family, but I got a cold. This week, I decided it was not too late!  I downloaded the Connecting Threads' free pattern for Homespun Christmas Stockings and promised myself I would only use fabric from my stash.

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Thimble Survey

My grandma Willie Ann, born in 1900, was an avid quilter who taught me to sew with a thimble as a small child back in Oklahoma. I have used a thimble faithfully since then. After talking to other Connecting Threads staff members, I started to feel I was the only person who still uses a thimble. I decided to do a thimble survey...

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Our biggest giveaway of the year!

This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who participated! To find out who won, click here: WINNERS Here at Connecting Threads, we love the holiday season! Our offices are decorated with shiny ornmanents, garland, and twinkling lights, and everyone's faces are smiling because Christmas is right around the corner. One thing is certain, the Connecting Threads team is in the spirit of giving. We want to make someone's Christmas extra special this year, so we have partnered up with Arrow Cabinets and we're giving away a beautiful Sewnatra cabinet in your choice of White or Black!

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Gifty Galore 2012: Terrific Tri-Fold Wallet

You guys are in for a small challenge, I mean a treat! I chose to sew up a this adorable tri-fold wallet from the book A Bag for all Reasons by Lisa Lam for our final Gifty Galore 2012 project. This wallet features a coin pouch, 8 card slots, and a separate small pocket space for recipts.  My current wallet is packed with recipts, so I know that this extra pocket will come in handy for me. During the long winter (rainy) months here in the Northwest, I tend to flock towards anything bright and festive; that's why I chose to sew this one up in our Riveria II fabric collection. 

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Today is the last day for standard shipping!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to remind you that today is last day to order for Guaranteed Delivery before Christmas when using Standard Shipping. In case you’re wondering about the deadlines for expedited shipping and online gift cards, we’ve created this handy little cheat sheet for you. Happy shopping!

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I stippled and I didn’t hate it!

I stippled and I didn't hate it! Don’t you love it when you have a productive weekend of projects?  I had such a weekend last weekend. As a newer quilter, my greatest wish is to become better at free-motion quilting, especially stippling.

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Black Gold Needles for Hand Sewing

Black Gold Appliqué/Sharps needles by Clover Mfg. Co. are my favorite new product carried by Connecting Threads! I am currently enjoying doing a lot of hand sewing for smaller quilted projects, so I decided to share why I like them so much...

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