Monthly Archives: December 2013

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How Primitive Pennies came to be

Designer Mari Martin came into the office one day and showed off some amazing pillows she was working on.  They were felted wool and Osnaburg, with amazing applique and embroidery detail.  I fell in love with them and was instantly inspired!  I really do love folk art, of many forms and thought it would be really great to create a collection based on primitive folk art, something we haven’t done yet and Primitive Pennies is the result.  I’m attracted to the simplicity and charm of primitive folk art;  I just love the quirky, unpolished and handmade feel that this art style embodies.  (The below images are Mari's personal projects, these patterns and designs are from Wooden Spool Designs, which we do not sell on our site)

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X-Actly What You Need Wallet – Lesson 3

Our last lesson for the wallet includes finishing up the zipper pocket! This is great and I do hope you are having as much fun making it as I did! I love this project and I love Primitive Pennies collection!!! You will need to purchase the kit from Connecting Threads #6383 for $7.45 (not including shipping) to make the wallet.

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X-Actly What You Need Wallet – Lesson 2

I found this part of the wallet construction most interesting. I've installed a great many zippers, but none this way. You will need to purchase the kit from Connecting Threads #6383 for $7.45 (not including shipping) to make the wallet.

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X-Actly What You Need Wallet – Lesson 1

Join me in making this deliciously beautiful and cleverly constructed wallet! Once you see how it's made you'll want to make several for gifts! I am! It's great! You will need to purchase the kit from Connecting Threads #6383 for $7.45 (not including shipping) to make the wallet.

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The Results are in for the Win Your Wish List Contest

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Win Your Wish List Contest. We’ve selected three participants at random to be our winners. Congratulations to Patti Cardona, Sheila Wood and Denna Rentz! These three lucky winners will each receive a $50 gift card to Connecting Threads. It’s so fun to see what’s on everyone’s Wish Lists this year.  The winners had a great variety of products that they were wishing for, from kits to books to

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Week 10 of 12 Weeks of Christmas: Hot Cocoa Mini Wall Hanging

The idea to create this mini wall hanging actually stems from a childhood memory. Each year around Christmas time, my sister and I would go over to my Aunts' house where they would have us help decorate their tree, complete with a train and of course...a warm cup of hot cocoa! Click here to visit our 12 Weeks of Christmas page on our website and download this free pattern!  

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January Candle Mat

The last of 12, the January Candle Mat is a flurry of snowflakes. I just had to add a bit of embroidered snowflakes to round out our final FREE candle mat. Made from our Quilter's Candy again, I used Solid-White, Swirls-Patriot Blue, Classic Dot-Cerulean, Solid-Sea Breeze, and Multi Stripe-Tidal Wave.

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Special Cyber Monday Promotions Have Arrived!

You may be exhausted from a weekend of shopping or you may just be getting started this Cyber Monday. Either way, you are going to LOVE the special promotions you will find on Connecting Threads today. Our Essential Thread is ALL 40% off.  That’s right – save 40% on all spools, sets, polyester cones, and cotton cones. Stock up on what you will need for your current projects and for those ...

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