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How Nana’s Pantry collection came to be.

Nana's Pantry collection by Mama's Cottons is our nod to 1930's and 1940's feedsack prints. Our Mama's Cottons vintage reproduction collections have always been very popular and I feel are quite necessary to the world of quilting, so Nana's Pantry is the latest installment of vintage reproductions for you to enjoy!

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My Spring Terrace collection.

As I started to design Spring Terrace I wanted to do something reminiscent to Whirlwind Romance, a collection I did a few years back.  But I wanted to make this group new and fresh and have a feel of its own.  I knew I wanted to incorporate scrolls, for two reasons.  One, Whirlwind Romance had a scroll print and it was very popular.  And two, because if there’s one thing I know about Connecting Threads customers by now is that they LOVE scroll designs.  Scroll designs are delightful because they naturally lend to a non-directional composition as well as having a sense of whimsy, so they are very useful as well as pleasing to the eye.  In Spring Terrace you get not only one, but two to play with…the focal “Flourish” and coordinates “Tendrils”.

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How Indigo Patchwork came to be.

Over a year and a half ago when Richard from The Design Library was in town to show us vintage artwork we leased a very special piece.  The focal in Indigo Patchwork looks very different than it did from its original form.  What we purchased was a painting of only two colors, it was a red ground with a white design.

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Peek A Boo Table Runner

I really love how the colors from the Mix It Up! Collection peek out (aptly named!) of the black background like little jewels.

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Check out my latest collection: Mix It Up!

As I was developing the concept for Mix It Up! I knew I wanted to create a collection that encompassed two things specifically.  I wanted it to be gender neutral and I wanted it to be a stash builder collection.  I get many requests that I definitely keep in mind and many people ask for more “guy friendly” collections.  Mix It Up! offers so much.  With a myriad of plaids, stripes and geometric prints that incorporate practically every color from our Quilter’s Candy palette, the possibilities of this collection are endless. 

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Rest In Pieces Collection

Last year’s Halloween collection was well received, so we were determined to do another Halloween group this year!  As many of you know by now, I try to be really versatile in my artwork, so I wanted to do a collection that was different from last year's.  Rest In Pieces has a  rustic feel which is a contrast to last year's All Hallows Bash that was bold in color.

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Christmas Flourish Table Runner

What a beauty! Christmas Flourish Table Runner is the perfect project for an (almost) instant gift. Being all applique pieces, just fuse, quilt, bind and give! It can be a totally no-sew project, or If you prefer a more finished look, satin stitch the edges. All-in-all it’s a day’s project.

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Ornamental Floral Table Runner

Ornamental Floral Table Runner speaks to an elegant Christmas décor. It’s our first collection with gold metallic frostings and I love it! It reminds me of a bygone era that was lavish in gold Christmas ornaments, shimmering tinsel and lovely gold and silver serving sets all preened for a holiday of celebration and entertaining.

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Little Squares Table Runner

Designed for the modern enthusiast, Little Squares Table Runner contains all the elements sure to appeal to the modern avant-garde quilter. We begin with the Sun Kissed Collection that has colors and textures sure to appeal to the forward-thinking palate. Then, add a straightforward design with unpretentious construction and you have a perfect scenario for a delightful quilting experience.

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Vegetable Medley

Our Homegrown II fabric, Garden really needed to be put front and center. It was so popular Connecting Threads brought it back. An ideal print for a table runner, Vegetable Medley showcases bold and transfused vegetables for a clearly distinct kitchen-themed design.

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