Monthly Archives: December 2015

So long, 2015!

The holidays are upon us, and with them, feelings of happiness and glee fill the air here at Connecting Threads. This year, however, the holidays also bring a bit of sadness for me. For five years, I have been the “marketing person” at CT, and it is with a heavy heart that I announce my upcoming departure from this amazing, fabulous, and fun company. I have ...

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Staff Favorite Quilting Tools

This year has brought many amazing products to not only customers, but our staff, too! Below is a list of quilting tools that have been approved by Connecting Threads and would be a perfect purchase to end 2015. If you have been eyeing any of these items, now is the perfect time to check some out and have them in your home before the new year! If you use embroidery floss or thicker thread, the Embroidery Needle Threader is definitely for you. Tested (and loved) ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 24

Little Marshmallow has arrived! Isn’t he just the cutest little ice block snowman you’ve ever seen? I really wanted to make a snowman for my Wire Table Stand to put out for Christmas and Mari was kind enough to design this adorable Little Marshmallow Snowman free pattern! Look how cute he looks on the stand!

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Bag It! No-Sew Fabric Gift Bags

  The holiday gift-giving season is upon us. Last year, hoping to decrease the wasteful use of Christmas wrapping paper, I learned how to wrap presents with fabric using the Japanese-inspired furoshiki method. I wrote two blogs showing this technique: Furoshiki Fun and Furoshiki Follow-Up.

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Rally Towel Quilt

My son Andrew is in his second year at Oregon State University studying engineering. In the fall of his freshman year, he attended a football game where they passed out orange and black rally towels. After the game, he saw lots of towels left behind and thought, “My mom could make me a quilt out of these!” He gathered up about 35 towels–mostly ...

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December Little Quilt ~ Part 2

Here is our December Little and final quilt in the Little Series. Today gives is the December Little downloadable pattern and the kit is already available. So let’s begin with the final tutorial of our Little Quilt! This is where we finished last time, with the house and are adding the first of three ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 23

Are you looking for a simple and cute baby quilt pattern? Elephant Babes Quilt by Rochelle Martin of Cottage Quilt Designs uses four-patch blocks, and adorable baby elephants with appliqued ears that flop and entertain baby! When you use light to darker medium fabrics you are making the design pop. The medium toned blue dots in the quilt ...

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