Category Archives: fabric

Sleep Tight by Cotton + Steel

The Sleep Tight Collection is an instant classic by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel lovers. The quirky hedgehogs and imaginative bunnies are wonderfully whimsical and yet will flawlessly blend with almost any quilt design. The white dot on the Stardust print are pearlescent, giving a little shimmer and glam.  These are great modern prints that will give any quilt design a ...

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New! The Arabella Collection

Now introducing:  Arabella! This fabric collection was designed by Debbie Beaves for Maywood Studio. It showcases the sweet-scented violet and lush purples and greens. This spring-flowering beauty is sure to be an inspiration for a fresh new project.   Kits, Projects, and More The Labyrinth Table Runner Kit ...

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Whales, Waves, and Whimsy – Meet Kujira & Star

The Kujira & Star fabric collection, designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel, is now available at Connecting Threads! As a fabric designer, I enjoy seeing new collections that include imaginative ideas and fresh color stories.  Simple shapes and hand-drawn elements of whales, waves, and the playful imagery of life under the sea makes this collection fun and whimsical. The dancing whales and ...

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Introducing: Oh My Darling

Meet Oh My Darling, our new and exclusive sweetheart country collection! It was designed to have a traditional country feel with a style and color palette reminiscent of the Civil War era. The prints and the kits made from the collection offer a diverse selection and are ideal for scrappy quilting. Oh My Darling offers a wide variety of prints and textures. Here are three of my personal favorites from ...

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Heart & Bloom Mini-Quilt

When I reviewed the book Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird, I was immediately taken with the Heart and Bloom Mini-Quilt. I loved the colors, the simple embroidery, and even the way it was displayed on a wall inside an open frame! I promptly set out to gather the supplies and fabrics to start making it. The five pinks and reds ...

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Make a Splash with Batik Paradise

As a batik enthusiast, I was so excited when I saw our new collection Batik Paradise. This is such a fun collection! The prints are bright and tropical; the rich colors and saturated tones definitely catch the eye. Working with this collection makes me want to head to the beach. Batik Paradise has a distinct island vibe–which is a welcome change during these dark ...

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Meet the Designer! Q+A with Cheryl Arkison

Quilt blogger Cheryl Arkison is known for her fun projects and passion for crafting. She has written numerous books on the art of quilting and continues to create wonderful pieces all while raising her three young kids. Cheryl’s career has now been taken to new heights by collaborating with us to design her first fabric line. Featuring 20 black, white, and grey prints inspired by the marks we make in life, Tag is one of the newest collections ...

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Teapot Cozy

Project 22, Tea Cozy, is our last project from Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. Found on page 52, it’s perfect for a 16-24 ounce tea pot. This cozy will do the job keeping your tea warm while leisurely sipping a cup or two. It’s such a simple sew! Stitch strips together, quilt, cut out the shape, and bind. This cozy is made from ...

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Knotty Travel Tissue

This is always a great idea for stocking stuffers, guild gifts, quilt group gifts, or any occasion gift.. a travel tissue holder! This is a double treat because it's mega quick to make (it took me 15 minutes!), and this is an early reveal of our new collection, Spring Terrace!

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Striped Pillow

Today, Project 18 is our Stripped Pillowcase for a more formal use than just travel. Found on page 30 of our Fast, Fun, and More Gifty book, there are instructions for constructing the little pillowcase two different ways. It was designed so you can use up any leftover 2-1/2″ strips that might be in your stash or scrap bag.

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