Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tool Review Tuesday: Circle Ruler Set

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: Circle Ruler Set by Riley Blake Designs, Item #82382, 82383 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy

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Tool Review Tuesday: Hang It Dang It

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: Hang It Dang It by Innovative Solutions, Item #82328, 82131 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann What is this tool typically ...

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Spotlight on: Free-Motion Quilting

When it comes to starting a free-motion quilting project, the beginning can be exciting! Some quilters take many classes before feeling comfortable free-motion quilting. Whether you are tackling free-motion quilting for the first time or the 100th time, here are some tools that I think are helpful in getting the job done. Have a plan: Planning out what design you will quilt is a great starting point. There are many books that will give you ...

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Pins & Needles Sale!

Put a pin in it! We’re having a pins and needles sale on Connecting Threads where you can get 40% off select pins, needles and accessories. Sale ends on March 20th at 11:59pm PST so get these handy items while you can. Shop the sale here.  

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Introducing: Oh My Darling

Meet Oh My Darling, our new and exclusive sweetheart country collection! It was designed to have a traditional country feel with a style and color palette reminiscent of the Civil War era. The prints and the kits made from the collection offer a diverse selection and are ideal for scrappy quilting. Oh My Darling offers a wide variety of prints and textures. Here are three of my personal favorites from ...

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Heart & Bloom Mini-Quilt

When I reviewed the book Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird, I was immediately taken with the Heart and Bloom Mini-Quilt. I loved the colors, the simple embroidery, and even the way it was displayed on a wall inside an open frame! I promptly set out to gather the supplies and fabrics to start making it. The five pinks and reds ...

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Make a Splash with Batik Paradise

As a batik enthusiast, I was so excited when I saw our new collection Batik Paradise. This is such a fun collection! The prints are bright and tropical; the rich colors and saturated tones definitely catch the eye. Working with this collection makes me want to head to the beach. Batik Paradise has a distinct island vibe–which is a welcome change during these dark ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Embroidery Hoop

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: Embroidery Hoop by Clover, Item #82034, 82035 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Winthur What is this tool typically ...

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