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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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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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Tool Review Tuesday: Circle Ruler Set

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: Circle Ruler Set by Riley Blake Designs, Item #82382, 82383 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy

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Tool Review Tuesday: Hang It Dang It

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: Hang It Dang It by Innovative Solutions, Item #82328, 82131 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann What is this tool typically ...

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Spotlight on: Free-Motion Quilting

When it comes to starting a free-motion quilting project, the beginning can be exciting! Some quilters take many classes before feeling comfortable free-motion quilting. Whether you are tackling free-motion quilting for the first time or the 100th time, here are some tools that I think are helpful in getting the job done. Have a plan: Planning out what design you will quilt is a great starting point. There are many books that will give you ...

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Introducing: Oh My Darling

Meet Oh My Darling, our new and exclusive sweetheart country collection! It was designed to have a traditional country feel with a style and color palette reminiscent of the Civil War era. The prints and the kits made from the collection offer a diverse selection and are ideal for scrappy quilting. Oh My Darling offers a wide variety of prints and textures. Here are three of my personal favorites from ...

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