Monthly Archives: July 2014

Big Changes Are Coming to Connecting Threads!

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119 comments » Behind the Scenes, fabric

It has always been on the forefront of our priorities to provide quilters with a great selection of quality quilting fabrics at affordable prices. In 2007, we began designing and selling our own fabric collections. The biggest difference between Connecting Threads and other manufacturers is that we sell our quilting fabrics directly to the consumer, thereby eliminating the need for middleman markups and allowing us to offer our fabrics at prices that are accessible for most budgets. As a …

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Behind the scenes of a catalog photoshoot part 2

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Take a look! The kits sewn up in Friendship Patchwork by Jody Houghton were really fun to shoot. We found a location in Portland off of the popular site, airbnb. For this shoot, we wanted to have some nice options with lots of room to style a variety of projects from bags to a large Bordered Art Panel.
We shot the Color Me Crayons quilt over the large craftsman porch, but we needed to fill in a little more light. Here you …

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 2

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5 comments » embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, staff projects, tutorials

On July 4th, I posted a blog about a new binding technique accomplished completely by machine. To see that posting and read more about the  Freedom Flag Mini Runner project itself, click here.
The idea for the binding method came from an excellent tutorial on Aunt Marti’s website – I recommend you read that one as well. By the way, for general instructions about adding binding to quilts, there is a detailed  Binding …

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Mug Rugs Thru the Year – October Pattern

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2 comments » embroidery, holiday/seasonal, patterns, staff projects, stitchery

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I seem to be on a theme of Halloween Cats! (see my post on the Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging here).
I really like the look of projects that combine piecing with stitchery, but put a cat on it and it’s almost irresistible. This Mug Rug Pattern was fun and relatively easy to complete.  I finished the stitchery in a couple of evenings while watching TV.  It is …

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Gifty Galore – Project 1

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97 comments » Gifty Galore 2014, IDP, patterns

Hello my quilty friends!! My name is Karrie (AKA KarrieLyne) from Freckled Whimsy and I am here today to bring you a pattern made exclusively for Connecting Threads Gifty Galore Projects and for you!
This pattern originally was going to be just a baby quilt pattern, but I loved it so much I expanded the pattern to include more sizes.  How many sizes, you ask? FIVE! Of course, you can reduce or expand from there as you like, but …

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