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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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Two Hour Apron

Hannah modeling Debbie’s 2-Hour Apron Hi, My name is Debbie Snyder, owner and designer of Sew Simple Patterns.  I’ve been sewing garments since my sophomore Home EC class but started quilting years later, in the early 80’s, when I was home with a newborn.  I have since worked in quilt shops, taught all levels ...

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Weekly Curated Sale: Pattern Loves

As the pattern manager here at Connecting Threads, I get to work with wonderful designers from all over. So for my curated sale this week, I asked some of my favorite designers if they would let me put some of their patterns on sale. I’ve chosen a few tools to go along with the patterns. I can’t blog about each of the patterns, but you can go here to see everything on sale. I love applique patterns especially fusible ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: TrueCut 360 Precision Circle Cutter

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: TrueCut 360 Precision Circle Cutter by The Grace Company, Item # 82197 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita

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August Newsletter

We’ve got a ton of new fabric here at Connecting Threads. We’re gearing up for fall & holiday sewing, so if you haven’t already make sure you check out our Gifty Galore Quilt Along. We can get you started on the holiday path and keep you in stitches as you sew.   We have a new Christmas collection, Days of Christmas, that features a 2016 Advent Panel with adorable hand drawn designs by Winthur. You can purchase the panel by ...

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