Teri

I have worked at Connecting Threads since August of 1995 - I started when I was really young :). Over the years I've had many jobs and many titles (some official some not) but I love the one I have now most, Director of Connecting Threads. This allows me to be involved in all aspects of quilting which it really fun (it's not because I'm really bossy).

Recent Posts by Teri

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    Animal ABCs Alligator

    I love Penguin & Fish’s embroidery, so when her newest fabric collection (Animal ABCs) came out, I fell for that hook, line & sinker. Animal ABCs is such an adorable fabric line; so soft and sweet. Immediately I wanted to make an alligator out of it… I know soft and sweet and alligator don’t usually go together, but somehow this works! The Alligator Sewing ...

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    Raindrop Pillow in Birchtree Lane

    I love this pillow! Not only is it a great way to showcase cute fabrics but it’s also a very appropriate subject for the Pacific Northwest which is where I call home. I was surfing the web looking for a pillow pattern and ran across this tutorial for the Raindrop Pillow. When I saw this pattern I immediately knew I found a project perfect to mix ...

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    Sewing Ninja Boxers

    There were many firsts in this project – first clothing sewn, first elastic, first pair of boxers for my son… When Year of the Ninja came out I immediately knew I had to make something for my son. He is in Taekwondo and I knew he would love the fabric. I first thought pajama pants but looking at the patterns I was scared ...

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    Dwell Mini Quilts in Oh Clementine

    I have completely jumped on the mini quilt bandwagon. I have always loved table runners and small projects because I like to be able to finish a project in a reasonable amount of time every once and a while rather than just have 20+ UFO’s laying around with nothing to show for it! When I saw the

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    Around the Block Quilt in Yosemite Flannel

    When we receive our sewing sample fabric for every fabric collection we carry, our project manager, Judy, brings a sheet around to each of the quilters here at CT that shows pictures of all the projects that need to be made out of that collection. If we sew the sample and pay for the quilting (or do it ourselves), we get to keep the quilt once is has been photographed for the catalog. I knew even before Judy came around that I ...

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    Gifty Galore – Project 19

    Me again, back with another fun project. This time, I decided to step it up a notch and I’m making the Scrappy Make-up Pouch. I was distracted by the cuteness and didn’t notice the zipper until I’d already signed up. A Zipper! I signed up to do a project with a ZIPPER! Who did I think I was? These are the things that were running through ...

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    Gifty Galore – Project 8

    Yep, it’s me again. I told you I’d be back! My second project is from a fun Selvage Mug Rug tutorial from the Fussy Cut blog. Of course if you know me at all you know mine will not look exactly like the original tutorial 😉       I had a really good time digging through my stash looking for just the right selvages. I decided to ...

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    Plethora of Pillows! Throw Pillow Covers Tutorial in Action!

    When we started talking about the idea of Plethora of Pillows, I immediately knew what I wanted to do! I love the focal fabric from the Isle of Enchantment collection, especially the orange version. I love it so much that I had a printed version of it tacked to my wall, just waiting for ...

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    Gifty Galore – Project 2

    Wahoo! It’s Gifty Galore time. I’m super excited about the projects this year, so excited in fact that I somehow ended up signing up for 4 of them! You will see me a lot!  My first project is from FairyFace Designs Blog and it’s a quick & easy, FREE Phone Cozy Tutorial. It was actually a lot of fun to put together and would be very easy to size up or down for different size ...

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    WIP Wednesday – Let Freedom Ring

    So I just realized that next weekend is the Fourth of July weekend, it’s possible I’m running a little behind on decorating… On the other hand I could just be really early for next year! I’m sadly lacking in Independence Day Decor and have been shuffling the Let Freedom Ring Pattern around in my to-do pile for ever.   When I saw the

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