Category Archives: books

Plethora of Pillows – Double-Z Block Pillow

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PlethoraofPillows_BlogA 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 wanted to make one that really jumped out …


A Book Review: Modern Quilt Perspectives by Thomas Knauer

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I wanted to share with you a gem of a book that we carry: Thomas Knauer’s Modern Quilt Perspectives. When I first saw this book, I thought it might be just another modern quilt pattern book. As the title accurately describes, this book is full of perspectives. It’s more of a quilting art appreciation book, with strong ties to social and political reflection; and Thomas’s quilt designs and …


Ann’s Giveaway Winners!

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This past Friday, Ann talked about a great book and gave two lucky folks the opportunity to win New Classic Patchwork by Yoko Saito and a fat quarter sampler from our Lasting Legacies collection.
We had a really great response and after running a random number generator, we are excited to announce the winners:
Letty of Happy Dance Quilting (Comment number 371)
Arlene Conklin (Comment number 225)
Congratulations to the both of you, we have …


New Classic Patchwork and Lasting Legacies Fabric Give Away

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This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! 

New Classic Patchwork is the third book by Yoko Saito we have carried on our Connecting Threads website. I reviewed the first one, Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece, and Laraine reviewed the second, House Warming Patchwork. The author has a distinctive style of making scrappy quilted projects with very small pieces of …


Adventures in Hand Sewing

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During my quest to find a non-sewing machine related project, I ventured into the world of hand piecing. I rifled through my stack of books for just the right project. I came across the Amuse-Bouche pillow in 25 Patchwork Quilt Blocks by Katy Jones. While I love the bright and fun colors that she uses throughout her book (it’s one of the things that sucked me in, in fact!), I decided to do a much more neutral palette. I used a combination of Neutral Love II and Golden AgeGolden Age has some of my absolute favorite prints! And Neutral Love II contains fabrics that coordinate really well with Golden Age (and many others as well).