Category Archives: fabric

New Kits in Outside Vendor Fabrics

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We are so excited to start offering fabrics from outside vendors in addition to our exclusive fabric collections.
Here are two popular patterns from the CT archives and two designs from independent designers in Pocketful of Daisies and Lion’s Share.
Market Bag
The Market Bag is shown here in the  lovely Pocketful of Daisies collection by Lynnette Anderson. This generous-sized tote with its outside pockets is …

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Gifty Galore – Project 6

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Lesson 1
Recently, I attended a quilt retreat where everyone took some time out and made these lovely potholders!
This is an amazing project and SO doable in a few hours! That is from cutting to finished! All you need is two coordinating fat quarters and cotton batting. This project comes from the blog of Syzygy of Me and she has all the measurements and detailed instructions on how to …

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Big Changes Are Coming to Connecting Threads!

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It has always been on the forefront of our priorities to provide quilters with a great selection of quality quilting fabrics at affordable prices. In 2007, we began designing and selling our own fabric collections. The biggest difference between Connecting Threads and other manufacturers is that we sell our quilting fabrics directly to the consumer, thereby eliminating the need for middleman markups and allowing us to offer our fabrics at prices that are accessible for most budgets. As a …

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 2

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On July 4th, I posted a blog about a new binding technique accomplished completely by machine. To see that posting and read more about the  Freedom Flag Mini Runner project itself, click here.
The idea for the binding method came from an excellent tutorial on Aunt Marti’s website – I recommend you read that one as well. By the way, for general instructions about adding binding to quilts, there is a detailed  Binding …

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 1

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Quilters seem to have mixed feelings about binding. For some, it is a relaxing, pleasurable last step in completing a quilt, perhaps providing time to reflect on the person to whom the quilt is being given or how it will be used in the home for years to come. Others may find it a bothersome, time-consuming task keeping them from the next exciting quilt project.
I tend to be somewhere in between. I enjoy hand-sewing and don’t mind adding binding. However, …

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