Monthly Archives: February 2012

My first flannel project!

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Next month, some friends of mine from New York are expecting their second child. Being on the opposite coast makes it a bit difficult to attend baby showers and all of the other fun things involved with a friend’s pregnancy.  Not being able to be present made me want to send an extra special gift, and what’s more special than a handmade one?

When I started working at Connecting Threads, I fell in love with so many of the fabrics, however, the soft and cuddly Wild Ones flannel really appealed to me. The only problem is, I don’t have any kids nearby who could enjoy it.  Then it hit me – I can make a gift for the coming baby!  Now comes the next problem…what to make. This is the dilemma that usually prevents me from actually starting a new sewing project (or any other craft project for that matter) because I can never decide on a pattern.  Luckily, Melissa, the Director of Connecting Threads, mentioned a new book that we just got in called Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders.  

 

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As Featured in QUILT Magazine!

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Today is a very exciting day for us here at Connecting Threads.  Why?  Because today is the day that we can officially announce that our beautiful Montecito collection, designed in-house by Jenni Calo, has been featured on the cover of QUILT Magazine!  Check it out:

 

The quilt shown is the Garden Patch Twin Quilt, or, as they call it in the magazine, Dutch Tulips.  The Garden Patch Twin Quilt was designed by our very own Mari Martin and will add a cheerful spot to any room in the house.  

 

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Winners of the Eleanor Burns book giveaway!

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Eleanor Burns Tales of First Ladies giveaway.  We got a whopping 772 comments for this giveaway — WOW!  We were so inspired reading through all of your comments and we truly appreciate your thoughts and insights as to what the most historical contribution to quilting was. 
Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners. 
The grand prize winner who will be taking home …

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Welcome Katrina!

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All of us here at Connecting Threads are pleased-as-punch to introduce the newest member to our team, Katrina.  Katrina is our shiny, new (super-awesome) graphic designer for CT and will be handling all of our online graphic creations.  What’s even cooler?  The girl can sew! 
Katrina learned to sew in 8th grade through a home-economics class and has been hooked ever since. While she has not ventured into the world of quilting quite yet, …

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$10 2-Day Shipping Promotion

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Connecting Threads team felt that it was a good time to spread the love.  For the month of February, we are offering a special promotion where you can get express 2-day shipping for a flat rate of just $10!  If you weren’t keeping track, that is a $6 savings (plus the cost of shipping if your order is under $50) from our normal expedited rates.  Whether you are rushing to finish up …

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