Category Archives: fun

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Woven Place Mats

Here at CT, each catalog cycle, the lucky staff… get to preview the new books that will be available on the CT website. Recently, I perused Make It, Take It by Krista Hennebury… and found the perfect place mats for my kitchen table! I needed place mats for a round table that would ...

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Summer Sewing: Island Hopping Table Runner

I’m not going to lie, I was a little intimidated when deciding whether or not to sew this table runner in our new Island Hopping collection! Considering my sewing experience lies squarely within the realm of clothing and alterations, plus a simple one-patch flannel quilt top; I knew this would be a… learning experience for me. But, ...

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Island Hopping Makes a Splash

I am constantly wishing I could be transported to the tropics – somewhere nice and sunny where all of the stress in the world can melt away. This yearning only intensifies when summer hits, which is why Island Hopping,  the new 18-piece collection by Connecting Threads, is so wonderful. It brings fun, luau-inspired prints and embellishes them with turquoise waters and warm-hued flowers to create a perfect mix of bold yet casual. I love the ...

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June Little Quilt

When I think of all twelve Little Quilts, the June Little Quilt is the easiest. However, in my following alterations, I made it a bit more challenging for those who desire a different take on this pattern. If you wish to order the June Little Quilt Kit it can be found

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Ringlets Table Topper

  I recently came across a fun free pattern for a Ringlets Table Topper designed by Darci Schipnewski of Pastthyme Patterns. For a link to the pattern, click here. What appealed to me about this project was that it was an easy pattern with a result that appears difficult and it gave me a chance to practice machine quilting with a decorative stitch and 12 wt. thread (equal ...

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Introducing Kindal!

My name is Kindal Dolph and for the past couple of weeks, I have been fortunate enough to hold a Public Relations internship here at Connecting Threads. At a time when most seventeen year olds begin to feel a bit of pressure on them to start making life-altering decisions and mold into the person they are suppose to become, I always stood out. I knew for a long time what I wanted to be and was ...

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Wringer Washer Little Quilt

Stephanie Dunphy (Loft Creations) is one of my favorite people and designers. She is just a fabulous human being and I count her among the amazing women I know. Over the years she has become a part of our Connecting Threads family. I love her aesthetic and vintage vibe. My other passion lately has been 30’s reproduction fabric quilts. (I have a whole Pinterest board filled with them.) So ...

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Introducing Line Dried + A Giveaway!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Line Dried Giveaway! The contest is now closed and our winners have been emailed. If you didn’t win but would still like to get your hands on some of these lovely fabrics, click here to shop! Line Dried is a new collection by Connecting Threads that is crisp, fresh, and perfect for warm, sunny days spent sipping lemonade on your back porch. Inspired ...

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May Little Quilt ~ Tutorial 2

The May Little Quilt is now finished! Wahoo! Here is my completed personal version. See below all the steps to construct the rows and borders. If you are interested in the May Little Kit they are still available. If you want to build from your stash you can get the

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Behind the Scenes: The May 2015 Connecting Threads Catalog

Sometimes, when you are working with such different fabric collections, separate locations are necessary to accommodate! After some careful considerations, we decided on two lovely locations– both on Portland’s east side. We arrived to our first location on an unusually foggy March morning in the Alberta district. Thankfully, the diffused daylight worked to our advantage inside this vibrant and playful ...

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