Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Jack in the Log Cabin

When I first saw this pattern, Jack in the Log Cabin by Buttermilk Basin, I fell in love with it. The project was small, quick, and easy. The embroidered pumpkin was adorable, I couldn’t resist, I had to make him. I used three of the prints from our new collection Prim Hollow and the rest of the fabrics were scraps from our current and past collections. ...

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Big Changes Are Coming to Connecting Threads!

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

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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Gifty Galore – Project 4

This week’s Gifty Galore project, a handy Car Trash Bag, comes from Stephanie Hughes at a A Ditchin’ Time Quilts. Our family enjoys long car trips to visit family or go camping. I have found if the road is straight, I can do handwork in the car. The problem is that I tend to leave threads all over when I sew. I thought this trash bag would ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 3

I’m Stephanie and I am happy to have been asked to participate in Connecting Threads Gifty Gal0re. For any occasion or for no reason at all, who wouldn’t love the gift of a little house?  There is something about little houses that are fun, cute, charming.  Housewarming is a project that allows you to be your own decorator and builder and complete a cute ...

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Gifty Galore – Project 2

Wahoo! It’s Gifty Galore time. I’m super excited about the projects this year, so excited in fact that I somehow ended up signing up for 4 of them! You will see me a lot!  My first project is from FairyFace Designs Blog and it’s a quick & easy, FREE Phone Cozy Tutorial. It was actually a lot of fun to put together and would be very easy to size up or down for different size ...

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 2

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

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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Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging

  Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging Kit 6882 I loved this wall hanging for several reasons: I’m a big fan of Kristin’s patterns (she and I share similar tastes), Kristin Gassaway I’m a big fan of cats (I have three!),

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Gifty Galore – Project 1

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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