Category Archives: embroidery

Embroidered Pillowcase

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1 comment » 12 Weeks of Christmas, embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, patterns, staff projects

As a young girl I purchased pre-printed pillowcases from a local five-n-dime store. The images were sweet, quaint, and creatively stimulating. The colors were beautiful and the embroidery threads luscious. I enjoyed creating such a project in this FREE Emboidered Pillowcase Pattern with a bit more of a modern flair, and designed it with a holiday theme. The design is so simple, it can be embroidered in a day! Try it, it’s free!

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December Candle Mat

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5 comments » embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, quilt along, Quilt With Us

Awe, isn’t he so cute?! Perfect for the holiday season, this little snowman will bring a joyful cheer to your home. The December Candle Mat is constructed from Quilter’s Candy fabric options. Applique, embroidery and half-square-triangles (HST) make up this cheerful project. I’m sure you’ll want to make a number of them as gifts for friends and family. Certainly a quick sew, and easily created in a couple of hours. You just need to be careful which way you turn the HSTs.

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My 12 Weeks of Christmas project!

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15 comments » embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, patterns, staff projects

It’s that time again; the holidays are just around the corner and we here at Connecting Threads have been getting into the holiday spirit with a fun new project: 12 Weeks of Christmas.  To learn more about the 12 Weeks of Christmas event, check out yesterday’s blog post: We’re counting down the weeks to Christmas! I’m starting off the countdown with a new embroidered pillow pattern

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Fall Pin Cushions for Gifty!!

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6 comments » books, embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, patterns

Judy and I decided to collaborate on a Gifty Galore project, since I love to embroider and she loves to sew.  It was a win win situation!  For Gifty Galore, the staff here at CT typically just chooses a project out of one of the new books that we are going to showcase.  For this project though, we chose a project from a book and paired it with a pin cushion pattern we carry. 
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Quilt Market Recap

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2 comments » Behind the Scenes, embroidery, fabric, fun

This past weekend was Quilt Market for Spring/Summer 2013 in Portland.  I’m so glad it was held in Portland this year because I live in Portland, and for as long as I’ve worked at Connecting Threads I’ve wanted to attend.  So this year was perfect!  And oh what a lot to see!!  Quilt Market is strictly for people in the industry, but for me personally it was a tool for inspiration. 

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Sneak peek at my latest embroidery design!

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4 comments » embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, staff projects

I am definitely in an embroidery mood. Sewing, not so much lately…but embroidering…Yes!  I was really excited and pleased that my Rhapsody of Reds embroidery pillow was liked by so many.  It inspired me to do another!!!  I designed a fall group that I am just in love with.  I can’t quite tell you all about it yet, since it’s not due out for a while, but I’m really really excited about it!  I’ll give you a few clues.  It’s fall inspired.  I painted all the designs.  Sunflowers are involved.  Ok..that’s enough for now :)

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