Monthly Archives: March 2017

Introducing – Sundown

It is my pleasure to introduce our newest fabric collection, Sundown. It is amazing how a collection of colors not found on a color wheel can still be so pleasing to the eye. The Sundown collection features a neutral palette full of earth tones – the colors of wood, stone, and soil. The colors in this collection were ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Black Gold Needles

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: Black Gold Needles – Appliqué Sharps by Clover, Item #21198, 21199, 21200, 21201 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy

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Introducing: Cottage Grove

The lovely Cottage Grove collection by Connecting Threads is here! The CT staff have been busy designing, selecting, and sewing projects to highlight this whimsical garden collection – and now we get to share them with you. We are so excited! The color palette is luscious and includes shades of lavender, violet, green, periwinkle, and cream. The focal is a stylized, packed floral with cottages nestled among the botanical abundance. Our fabric ...

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Quilting Tools for the Traveler

Are you a traveling quilter? Do you often go to quilt shows, quilt groups, or just like to take your small projects with you to a friends house? Although I love doing crafting/quilting/sewing with a group of friends, if you’re anything like me, I carry way too many quilting tools–it looks like I’m almost moving in! The long rulers for cutting full-length fabrics and the cutting mat are of course necessary, but large to carry.

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Sleep Tight by Cotton + Steel

The Sleep Tight Collection is an instant classic by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel lovers. The quirky hedgehogs and imaginative bunnies are wonderfully whimsical and yet will flawlessly blend with almost any quilt design. The white dot on the Stardust print are pearlescent, giving a little shimmer and glam.  These are great modern prints that will give any quilt design a ...

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Staff Favorites – Books

There are a lot of exciting new books at Connecting Threads! It is hard to choose what to write about, so I chose a few stand-out favorites. If you click any of the book links below you can look at inside images of the books on our website. Our staff also writes reviews on books they love that you can see on the book page.

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New! The Arabella Collection

Now introducing:  Arabella! This fabric collection was designed by Debbie Beaves for Maywood Studio. It showcases the sweet-scented violet and lush purples and greens. This spring-flowering beauty is sure to be an inspiration for a fresh new project.   Kits, Projects, and More The Labyrinth Table Runner Kit ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Chaco Liners

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: Chaco Liners by Clover, Item #81744, 81745, 81747 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna What is this tool typically ...

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Whales, Waves, and Whimsy – Meet Kujira & Star

The Kujira & Star fabric collection, designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel, is now available at Connecting Threads! As a fabric designer, I enjoy seeing new collections that include imaginative ideas and fresh color stories.  Simple shapes and hand-drawn elements of whales, waves, and the playful imagery of life under the sea makes this collection fun and whimsical. The dancing whales and ...

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St. Patrick’s Day Sale – Save 30%!

March has finally arrived and we are ready to start seeing–and saving–green! In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, save 30% on all Clover tools and select green fabric and thread (no luck needed). Whether you’re planning on quilting a gorgeous green quilt or just want to stock up on quilting goodies in your favorite color, you’re sure to find something to love in this ...

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