Monthly Archives: August 2016

DIY Fabric Wallpaper for Bookshelves

I recently decided to add color to the back of bookshelves with fabric … here is the story. The Project DH had just painted our dining/living room a light brown color and some old bookshelves for the living room a lovely ivory color. I wanted to add some color to the back of the bookshelves without using paint. Removable wallpaper in various designs and ...

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Weekly Curated Sale: Pattern Loves

As the pattern manager here at Connecting Threads, I get to work with wonderful designers from all over. So for my curated sale this week, I asked some of my favorite designers if they would let me put some of their patterns on sale. I’ve chosen a few tools to go along with the patterns. I can’t blog about each of the patterns, but you can go here to see everything on sale. I love applique patterns especially fusible ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: TrueCut 360 Precision Circle Cutter

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: TrueCut 360 Precision Circle Cutter by The Grace Company, Item # 82197 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita

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Floating Diamonds Table Runner

Recently, while working on several new table runner patterns, I had tossed a few small blocks on top of a pile of larger blocks, when I noticed that one of the small blocks looked like it was sort of floating above a larger block. Immediately an idea was hatched, and the “Floating Diamonds” table runner was born.

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August Newsletter

We’ve got a ton of new fabric here at Connecting Threads. We’re gearing up for fall & holiday sewing, so if you haven’t already make sure you check out our Gifty Galore Quilt Along. We can get you started on the holiday path and keep you in stitches as you sew.   We have a new Christmas collection, Days of Christmas, that features a 2016 Advent Panel with adorable hand drawn designs by Winthur. You can purchase the panel by ...

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WEEKLY CURATED SALE – BINDING BAG

Because we sew up most of the projects you see in the catalog there is always a lot of binding that needs to be done. I happen to love hand sewing the binding on a quilt, so I often take one home to work on over a weekend. I get settled on the couch, turn on one of my favorite movies–you know, the kind you can quote the dialog from memory–and sit and bind. Since weekends can get busy with different ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Straight Appliqué Scissors

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Straight Appliqué Scissors by Knit Picks, Item # 81935 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Laraine What are the Straight ...

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Lovely Potholder

I have a love/hate relationship with scallops. I love how they make any project just that much more adorable, but I dread doing them. (OK so true confessions, this was only my second time doing a project with scallop edges!)

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