Category Archives: fun

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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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Zipper Day Project: Macaron Coin Purse

Happy Zipper Day, Everyone! In honor of Zipper Day, I wanted to find a project that would make use of some excess zippers I have collected over the years (they are a handy notion, but sometimes you can have far too many). Evidence of my zipper hoarding. When I came across the Macaron Coin Purse tutorial by Joanne L., I fell in love. ...

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Yo-Yo Pillow

Regular followers of our CT Notions blog will know that, recently, I have been decorating a guest bedroom for foreign exchange students with a series of projects in a neutral palette. I recently wrote about a modern Yo-Yo wall hanging I completed. To read about the construction and see the finished project, please click here.

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Ziggy Table Runner

I volunteered to make the Ziggy Table Runner, one of the versions in Mini Charmers 1 pattern by Heather Mulder Peterson.The three designs in the pattern are intended for use with mini charms samplers of 2-1/2″ squares but work well also with 2-1/2″ strips, yardage, and scraps. I wanted to make the Ziggy Table Runner in ...

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Madison’s Baby Quilt!

Beautiful little Madi needed a beautiful little baby quilt for her beautiful little bedroom… it is her second birthday by-the-way. Truly, a princess in the making and darling to the nines, she is quite fashion forward you know. Just look at that hairstyle! Madi is my Daughter-in-law’s niece and without a doubt gift to our families. It began with a ...

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