Category Archives: fabric

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Button Sampler Mini Quilt

I recently reviewed a wonderful book called 120 Original Embroidery Designs by Yoko Saito for the CT website.  I am an admirer of Yoko Saito’s prolific work, especially her skillful use of Japanese taupe fabrics, and own several of her books. I was especially drawn to this one because of the way she combines creative fabric selection, patchwork, appliqué, and embroidery. You can read my book ...

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A Mini Twister Mini Quilt

If you are a regular follower here on Notions, CT‘s staff blog, you may remember that I have a history of starting more projects than I finish, love to try new tools, and tend to make scrappy quilts to help justify the size of my fabric stash (25+ years worth). Recently at least, I tend to embark upon smaller quilted projects with the hope I will complete ...

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Pineapple Ruler – Pineapple Pillow

EZ Quilting Pineapple Ruler I was recently asked to test EZ Quilting Pineapple Ruler, a new product on the CT website. I wanted to finish the project and tell you about it because this specialty ruler is still on sale for a few more days! The EZ Quilting Pineapple Ruler instructions called for using an assortment of 1-1/2″ strips. I had lots of ...

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Fabrics inspired by my color palette search on Design Seeds.
Color Theory and Quilting Inspiration

In my opinion, one of the truest ways to explore color theory for quilts is within the surroundings of nature. When I look closely, I see all kinds of imaginative colors! Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are lucky to have frequent beautiful rainbows after a rain shower. One of my other favorite places to explore color theory is with the website, Design Seeds. It’s such an amazing place to find color inspiration! You can explore and find photos starting with just one color that strikes your ...

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Introducing Luminescence!

Hello everyone! Have you taken a peek at my newest fabric collection Luminescence? Click on over to see all the fabrics…I’ll wait here. Take your time; imagine all of them in a fun breezy summer quilt or a warm and cozy winter quilt. Close-up shot of the Oh! The Possibilities! Quilt Kit by Brenda Plaster My hope is ...

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March Little Quilt ~ Phase 2

Our beautiful Spring Terrace collection makes such a lovely Little Quilt, and the March Downloadable Pattern is available for you when ever you are ready to make the quilt. The final construction of the March Little Quilt is brief. Once the Flying Geese borders are built, it’s a breeze!!! We have already ...

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Tiny Bubbles Dress in Mammoth Flannels

Hi, I'm Holly! I work at Connecting Threads' sister company Knit Picks. Thought I mostly knit these days, I've been sewing since I was 6. My grandmother was a garment worker and there was nothing I loved more than to sit at the sewing machine with her and sew my own clothes. I now have two young daughters (ages 1 and 2-busy times!), and I love sewing clothing for them even more than for myself. So when Connecting Threads started carrying gorgeous Mammoth Flannels, I knew I wanted to make my older daughter, Penny, an Oliver & S Bubble Dress. I just got finished sewing it. What do you think? Made in Striped Tweed Flannel (color: Flame, item number: 7683), I think it turned out so soft and cozy.

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March Little Quilt

Are you ready for the March Little Quilt? I love this Little and it is especially wonderful because it provides a place to showcase a favorite motif. The collection, Spring Terrace, is a super choice of fabric. It is so cheery! I especially love the center fabric with ...

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Raindrop Pillow in Birchtree Lane

I love this pillow! Not only is it a great way to showcase cute fabrics but it’s also a very appropriate subject for the Pacific Northwest which is where I call home. I was surfing the web looking for a pillow pattern and ran across this tutorial for the Raindrop Pillow. When I saw this pattern I immediately knew I found a project perfect to mix ...

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February Little Quilt ~ Finish

February Little Quilt Here is the last stage of the February Little Quilt. If you are wanting to participate, you may find the February Little Quilt Kit here. If you wish to work from your stash the February Downloadable Pattern is here. My quilt shown here is made from the

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