Recent Posts by Winthur

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    Designing Folk Blossoms Fabric Collection

    Folk Blossoms Fabric Collection by Connecting Threads. Inspired by traditional Russian folk art. Kachka Restaurant in Portland, Oregon My inspiration for designing the Folk Blossoms fabric collection for Connecting Threads began with ...

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    Children’s Flannel Bathrobes

    Children’s reversible bathrobes sewn from Connecting Threads flannel plaid and dot fabric, Sizes 4, 6 & 8 This winter for Christmas I really wanted to make presents for my family, especially my daughters.  I usually leave the toys and games ...

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    Wildflowers and Honey in it's fresh new hues!  Ahhhhh.... I could breathe again.
    Designing Wildflowers and Honey

      Wildflowers and Honey Collection by Country Essentials for Connecting Threads. Have you ever wondered about reproduction fabric? What makes it a “reproduction” fabric? What are the copyright laws on reproducing fabric? How does one reproduce a vintage fabric? Reproduction fabric collections are BIG in the world of quilting. ...

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    Designing Pen & Inked Fabric Collection

    Pen & Inked Fabric Collection by Winthur Sempliner for Connecting Threads This is a very exciting collection debut for me. Pen & Inked is the first collection that I have designed for Connecting Threads that is made exclusively from my own hand drawings.

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    Focal Print, Manchester, in Spicy Paprika.
    Designing Heirloom Manor

    Heirloom Manor Fabric Collection This October, we debuted a new fabric collection in our catalog and online called Heirloom Manor.  I personally love this collection—to date it is my favorite fabric line that I have worked on since starting here as fabric designer a little over a year ago. The working title for this fabric collection was “Rich Country Floral”, ...

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    Gifty Galore Project 8: patchwork trivets with circular quilting
    Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 8

    Gifty Galore Project 8: patchwork trivets with circular quilting For my Gifty Galore project, I made these cute little patchwork trivets with circular quilting from the Sew4Home Blog. When I first saw the pattern, I immediately knew I wanted to use some pretty scraps I had from the Mama’s Cottons

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    Piccadilly Sundress in Cottage Chic fabric

    Marian wearing the Picadilly Dress sewn from Cottage Chic Collection I sewed this adorable little sundress for my daughter Marian from our exclusive Cottage Chic fabric collection using the Piccadilly Sundress Pattern by Sewing Sue.  I loved sewing this pattern.  It was easy to follow and has a very ...

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    Designing the Liberty for All! fabric collection

    For the collection, Liberty for All! I was really inspired by some distressed, wooden folk art that I had seen at a local farmers market. I wish I had taken a picture of it! The artist had used reclaimed painted floorboards to create an American flag. It was a little bit like this:

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    Finished product!  There are also cute applique instructions in this tutorial that I omitted... maybe next time!
    Gifty Galore – Project 15

    Hi, I’m Winthur, Fabric Designer here at Connecting Threads.  This is my first Gifty Galore project, actually my first Christmas sewing project, ever!  I’m a self taught, novice sewer- so bear with me. Finished product! There are ...

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    Plethora of Pillows – Double-Z Block Pillow

    A little something about me, though I am in love with quilts and fabric and anything related, I am not a quilter. I’m more of a huge fan. I have not worked on a sewing project in so long, my machine was dusty and my fabric scissors were squeeky. I was a bit nervous about taking on a quilted pillow, but I ...

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