Jenna

I layout the Connecting Threads catalog, as well as do photo styling for tools, books, and fabric glamour shots. I'm a newer quilter who loves coordinating fabric prints, and I tend to be drawn to 'open' or 'negative space' quilt designs with a variety of quilting. The Modern quilting world is appealing, but I'm just as passionate about the history of quilting, especially during the turn of the century.

Recent Posts by Jenna

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    A Book Review and a Giveaway: The Quilter’s Applique Workshop

    I used to be afraid of applique because the first time I tried it, I didn’t know the right tools to help me along the way; I was making a starfish pincushion with appliqued leaves on it; my poor little leaves were so frayed and my stitches were all over the place! If only I had The Quilter's Applique Workshop by Kevin Kosbab back then to ease my fears...lol.

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    Week 10 of 12 Weeks of Christmas: Hot Cocoa Mini Wall Hanging

    The idea to create this mini wall hanging actually stems from a childhood memory. Each year around Christmas time, my sister and I would go over to my Aunts' house where they would have us help decorate their tree, complete with a train and of course...a warm cup of hot cocoa! Click here to visit our 12 Weeks of Christmas page on our website and download this free pattern!  

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    Behind the Scenes at Connecting Threads: meet Jenna, the Catalog Manager

    Hi, I'm Jenna. I've been with Connecting Threads about 3-1/2 years now, and have the pleasure of designing and laying out the catalog. Some of my favorite things in the world are happy, bright and modern colors and designs. I was introduced to sewing when I was young, but I just started quilting when I got this job and have fallen in love with it.

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    New! Jumbo Wonder Clips

    I wanted to tell you all about one of my favorite new tools we have: Clover Jumbo Wonder Clips. These clips work really well for holding together many pieces of fabric, but especially if you are working with binding a flannel quilt or project. 

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    Behind the Scenes of our catalog printer

    As some of you might know, I am the catalog manager for Connecting Threads. I am responsible for laying out and designing the catalog from start to finish, but I couldn't do it without the wonderful team of people here at Connecting Threads. Take a look at this behind the scenes blog post to find out how the magic happens at the printer!

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    Gifty Galore 2012: Terrific Tri-Fold Wallet

    You guys are in for a small challenge, I mean a treat! I chose to sew up a this adorable tri-fold wallet from the book A Bag for all Reasons by Lisa Lam for our final Gifty Galore 2012 project. This wallet features a coin pouch, 8 card slots, and a separate small pocket space for recipts.  My current wallet is packed with recipts, so I know that this extra pocket will come in handy for me. During the long winter (rainy) months here in the Northwest, I tend to flock towards anything bright and festive; that's why I chose to sew this one up in our Riveria II fabric collection. 

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    Tuffet-Inspired Ottoman

    I was really curious about the project, Tuffet-Inspired Ottoman from the book, Fabric by Fabric, One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins, so I decided to give it a try.  I used fabrics 5377 and 5375 from the Home Front collection.

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    Gifty Galore: Peas in the Pod Pincushion

    I love really small projects, so I decided to sew up this for our Gifty Galore project. Some of you guessed it on our Quilt Along group on Quilt With Us. It's the "Peas in the Pod" pincushion from the book, Super Cute Pincushions!

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    Holiday Rose Mini Quilt

    Hi all! I wanted to share with you my most recent project from the book, No Sewing Until You Quilt It by Ann R. Holmes. This book is great for unleashing your inner creativity. I love this book because Ann has packed in a lot of great ideas for working and designing your own quilts using freezer-paper. 

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    Use fabric to make Thank You cards

    I love making my own cards for others. I think adding a touch of something you make is sometimes like a gift in itself. Sometimes I browse through my stash for scraps to glue onto blank cards, and save them for a later date. I bought a charm pack of Tulane and I knew the design of these urban, gritty, and bold fabrics would make a nice design for a thank you card for my dad. 

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