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Tool Review Tuesday: Seam Ripper

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: Ergonomic Seam Ripper by Fons & Porter, Item # 81791 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Teri

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Patriotic Little Bars

Project 8 from Fast, Fun, and More Gifty (46386) features the Patriotic Little Bars quilt that is SO fun, and SO easy to make for a quickie gift at the last minute. Of course you can make this from any fabric that inspires you, but our Patriotic Minis collection is sure cute! The only fabric that requires a sizable ...

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Weekly Curated Sale: Paper Piecing

Hi my name is Teri and I’m a paper piecing addict. I admit at first I wasn’t so sure but once I got the hang of it I was hooked! I just finished a row robin with some of my quilty friends and I paper pieced all my rows. I was a little intimidated to be among this group of very talented quilters and I didn’t want to disappoint them. Paper piecing worked well, each block ended up perfect! I’m ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Fabric Organizers

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: Fabric Organizers by Paper Pieces, Item #71472 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna

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Weekly Curated Sale: Quilt and Tool Display

Once a quilted project is finished, I first do my happy dance because I actually finished something! Then the question of how best to display it arises. I will share with you some of my favorites ways – all of which are on sale this week because I picked them just for you! Mini Quilt Hangers Let’s start with mini quilt hangers. My current favorite – because I am enjoying making mini quilts – is the Wire Table Stand ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Fiskars Folding Ruler

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: Fiskars Folding Ruler by Fiskars, Item # 82362 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy

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Pillow-to-go-Pillowcases

Long ago, my mother-in-law used to make little pillowcases for 12″ x 16″ pillows in cute fabrics when my kids were little. It started when they needed a little propping up or cushioning in their strollers. When they were a little older they started sleeping with them and they never slept without them. She still kept making new pillowcases for them in fabrics that they loved. Now the tradition has come full circle and I have a new grandchild ...

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Weekly Curated Sale: Cutting Tools

“Measure twice, cut once”…while measuring is extremely important, having the right cutting tool for the task is a must. It makes the job a lot easier. Having good, sharp cutting instruments will make all the difference in the world! Here are some of my favorite things! For starters, I love the Olfa Quick Change Rotary Cutter–the 45mm is the one I use most of the time.  It is great for left or right handed quilters. I admit, I have a hard time ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Thimble Pad

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: Thimble Pad by Colonial Needle, Item # 80561 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita What is ...

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Spooks and Spells Inspiration

Along with the other designers for Connecting Threads, I submit ideas for quilts or quilted projects for each new fabric collection we release. I had so much fun designing for Spooks and Spells by MaryJo Tuttle – the ideas just flowed! I was drawn to the color palette as seen in the sampler below… and the individual designs – especially the witch’s hats, ...

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