Recent Posts by Alisha

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    It’s the last week to save on books and batting!

    Hi there! I wanted to write a courtesy blog post to let you know that our book and batting sales end next Tuesday. We’ve had this great offer going for a while now, and if you’ve been waiting to buy that new book you’ve been eyeing, or if you’ve been thinking about stocking up on batting, now is the time! In case you missed the sale details, you can save ...

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    Enter for your chance to win a Gidget 2 sewing station!

    This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! Connecting Threads and Arrow have teamed up to offer you a very exciting giveaway. From now through Sunday, you can enter to win an Arrow Gidget 2 Sewing Table with Wheels! When it comes to sewing stations, Arrow’s furniture is some of the best. This Gidget 2 station is no exception! This station is a ...

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    My 2-Hour Apron in Hello Sunshine

    If there's one thing that I love, it's a really cute apron. For years now, I have been sewing aprons of all shapes and sizes for friends and family. As fate would have it, the same day that we got to select our Gifty Galore projects, I found out that a good friend of mine bought a new house. What better housewarming present than an apron that matches her new kitchen?

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    Meet Virginia Odien, winner of our design contest, and creator of our new Hello Sunshine collection!

    Last August, Connecting Threads held its first-ever fabric design contest. In just a month’s time, we received over 1,000 design entries and more than 67,000 votes from customers. When the results were tallied, the prevailing winner was Virginia Odien.  Since August, we have had the privilege of working with Virginia to further develop her collection. We are so excited to finally introduce this wonderful line to the rest of the world. (Drumroll please) Meet Hello Sunshine!

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    Merry Stocking Pattern

    Let me start this off by admitting that I am a complete freak about Christmas. I absolutely love everything about it and am counting down the days till it's socially acceptable to begin decorating and filling my home with Christmas joy. In my mind that would be before Halloween, but I have to take my husband's opinion into consideration (boo!). With that said, I naturally chose a very Christmasy pattern for Gifty Galore. I made the "simple stocking" of the Merry stocking set by Thimble Blossoms. Even if it was 80 degrees outside, I still sat at my sewing table quietly humming White Christmas and sewing up my stocking.  

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    Sales!

    Hooray hooray! We have some awesome sales going on! From now until 8am PST on June 13th, you can save 40% on overstock tools, overstock batiks, and all Quilter’s Candy prints! These great Fons & Porter directional pins are just $11.99 right now. Their retail price is $19.99. That’s a lot of savings! Next up, we have this great Creative Comfort Herbal Wrap for your sore shoulders. Regularly priced at $19.75, this ...

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    I’m in love…

    Working at Connecting Threads, you can imagine that I see a lot of quilt designs that are absolutely beautiful coming through the doors. Because there isn't enough time in the world (or money) to make them all, you are forced to pick a few styles that you identify most with. When it came to the kits in Riviera II, just about every project I saw generated a "Oh-my-gosh-I-need-that-quilt" response. That is, until I saw the Gaggle of Geese quilt come in. I am in love. 

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    Great batik books – on sale now!

    You may have noticed in our latest email that we have some great batik books on sale. In the past, we used to show you a few books that we enjoyed, but they didn't neccessarily coincide with the collection being featured in the email. Going forward, we have changed the way we do things a little bit. In every collection email, we will be featuring a book, or several books, that our staff has hand-selected as being great for the collection. We feel that this will create a more meaningful experience for you, and you can trust that the books you are buying are just right for your needs. This week's email features our new, limited edition summer batiks. *Swoon*. The books we selected for the email are a great mix of our staff's go-to batik resources. Even better, all of the books featured in this week's email are 40% off now through May 16th. The first book, Nature's Beauty in Applique, offers some incredible projects that were inspired by the author's stay in England. The table runners, placemats, and other fun projects use batik fabrics wonderfully, and really show off how batiks can make a project pop. Just look at this amazing wall hanging!

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    The Kimono Robe and Sleep Well pajamas

    Summer is almost here, and with summer, we all need some lighter loungewear to use around the house. If you’re the type of person who has DIY running through their veins (join the club!), you might want to take a look at these awesome patterns. When it comes to pajamas, I’ve all but given up on trying to find a pre-made pair that will fit me. I’m 5’10” tall, and let me tell you, that makes finding a ...

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    This Week’s March Madness Fabric Sale: Hope Chest

    As you may have already seen, thanks to our March Madness sale, our beautiful Hope Chest collection is 50% off from now until Wednesday, March 28th. I absolutely love this bright and cheery collection. There are few better lines I can think of for a light and airy summer quilt. The colors are soft, not too overpowering, and are just the right thing to brighten up a room.  And if you live anywhere near the Pacific Northwest, you're probably craving anything that can help brighten up your home. Ha! While we ran out of kits for this collection pretty quickly, there are a few patterns that I know it would be amazing for. First and foremost, the On a Whim pattern by Thimble Blossoms would be amazing!

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