Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fall Projects to Try

If you are like me, this time of the year can seem busy and overwhelming. With so many things to do and the holidays quickly approaching, you may be finding it difficult to make time to sew. If devoting yourself to a quilt seems impossible at this point, there are still ways to keep crafting without a huge time commitment. Not only are small projects both quick and easy, they also double as perfect gifts or festive home decor!

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Designing Heirloom Manor

Heirloom Manor Fabric Collection This October, we debuted a new fabric collection in our catalog and online called Heirloom Manor.  I personally love this collection—to date it is my favorite fabric line that I have worked on since starting here as fabric designer a little over a year ago. The working title for this fabric collection was “Rich Country Floral”, ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 17

Welcome to Week 17 of Gifty Galore! My Crosswise Table Runner can be found in Fast, Fun, and Gifty . The version shown in the book is autumn colors from the Quilter’s Candy Basics collection.

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Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress, in Tiger Lily Fabric!

Hi, Everyone! I'm Holly, and I'm the Multimedia Manager at Connecting Threads' sister company Knit Picks. I've written on the CT blog before, and I'm back with another testimonial of a truly great pattern I've sewn recently, in a truly adorable fabric. See, I have two daughters named Penny (age 3.5) and Lulu (almost 2), and when I made one of them an Oliver & S Roller Skate Dress in Heather Ross' Ballerinas fabric, I loved it so much, I had to make two! This is Lulu, in hers:

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Redwork and Stitching: Kinderfolk

I’ll admit—I’ve been waiting for the Kinderfolk collection to come out as long as I’ve known about it. So, when it came time to volunteer to sew projects, I knew I had to take on at least one. It was definitely a no-brainer when Jenni’s amazing set of embroidery patterns she designed to go with Kinderfolk made ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 16

When the options for Gifty Galore projects were floating around the office, I was hoping for something really useful. Then! Bam! This nice little free pattern for cord keepers from Tricia at Leafy Treetop fit the bill perfectly. Functional, versatile, and pretty easy on the eyes? Sold.

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November Little Quilt

November Little Quilt is here! Wahoo! Spools, spools, I love spools! I just couldn’t pass up dedicating one Little Quilt to a quilting theme, right?! So, here’s the skinny; our November Little Quilt is constructed with the Lasting Legacies collection. The kit is now available for shipping with ...

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Behind The Scenes: November 2015 Connecting Threads Catalog

It’s always a little odd shooting for a colder season when we are still enjoying the throes of a long summer. Shooting for our November catalog was no exception! More often than not, the Portland area stays summery and warm all through September and even now in October. With a perfectly sunny day in the mid-80s going, we cracked our knuckles and ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 15

Hi quilty friends!  My name is Shelley from Cora’s Quilts and I’m so happy to share one of my Gifty Galore 2015 projects with you today! Introducing … the Argyle Runner! Now, in addition to seriously being addicted to quilting and fabric acquisition, I am actually a budding knitter.  I love the look of a classic argyle pattern, but ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 14

This Luggage Tag is made from the Island Hopping collection which I absolutely love, love, love! So bright and perfect for a travel luggage tag. The Luggage Tag pattern is a free download and you can access it here! Just click! This is a quick sew, so look out!!! ...

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