Category Archives: fun

7223 January Little Quilt
Little Quilts Quilt Along ~ New

7223 January Little Quilt ~ 910061D January Little Quilt Download HELLO! This is the unveiling of our newest Quilt Along, Little Quilts, beginning January 5th! And, above is the January Little Quilt (7223), the first Little Quilt of the year. How it will work is this; on the first Monday of ...

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Yo-Yo Lollipop Christmas Ornament

While doing an internet search, I came across a fun idea on the Sew What’s New website for a Lollipop Christmas Ornament by Crouton Crackerjacks. To view the helpful video tutorial for making the ornament, click here. When you watch the video and read my steps below, you will see some slight variations, but the end result was similar – and very cute! When ...

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Pin Cushion in a Cup

Okay – so making a pin cushion out of a cup is not a new idea. The reason for this one is, well – I found a cute (and free!) grey cup and saucer in the photo department’s prop give-away. Since my quilt studio is done in yellow and grey, it was logical that, all of a sudden, I needed a new pin cushion! I did an internet search for tutorials on making pin ...

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Yo-Yo Ornaments

I enjoy making Yo-Yos, so I thought I would “whip up” some Yo-Yo ornaments I saw in a recent issue of Quilter’s World called Quilting for the Holidays. I decided to make two of each while I was at it so I could share some as gifts. Being an avid home cook as well as quilter, I spend a lot of time visiting recipe websites and cooking blogs. The reader’s comments consistently ...

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Dwell Mini Quilts in Oh Clementine

I have completely jumped on the mini quilt bandwagon. I have always loved table runners and small projects because I like to be able to finish a project in a reasonable amount of time every once and a while rather than just have 20+ UFO’s laying around with nothing to show for it! When I saw the

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Gifty Galore Project – 23

I like to save the very quick and easy projects for the tail end of the Gifty Galore season. It seems like a practical thing to do given how little time is left to make last minute gifts, right? So, here is the final project of the year, a lovely Tree Trivet from Stitching and Bacon. The project is made from the collection

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How to Make a Toddler Dress in Just One Afternoon

Isn’t Laraine’s granddaughter June the cutest model? When this pattern for the Playdate Top in our new Good Natured fabric collection  was floating around the office to sew up, I knew I had to take it. As someone who mostly sews clothing, how could I resist this tiny treasure in super cute prints?

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Gifty Galore – Project 22

Photo Christmas Stocking by Sewing Sue It’s that time of year again and I just need to whip up a couple of Christmas Stockings. This year I’m putting photo frames on my stockings so there are no “I’ve been good all year and I got coal” incidents like last year! Sometimes Santa doesn’t take the time to read name tags, so I’m hoping a photo will do the trick. Plus we always have out of town visitors over Christmas, ...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As we prepare for our Thanksgiving feast and gear up for the holiday season, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for this year — you! Connecting Threads is a family owned and operated company, and every day that we come to work, we feel grateful for and inspired by each and every one of our customers. It is our pleasure to offer the ...

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Furoshiki Fun

As Christmas approaches, I have started thinking about wrapping presents with fabric. Each year we throw away so much wrapping paper – what a waste! Please join me as I learn about traditional Japanese wrapping cloths called furoshiki. Japanese Furoshiki For centuries, the Japanese used large squares of fabric called furoshiki (foo-roe-shkee) to bundle up their clothes at public baths or make bags for carrying things. The beautiful square cloths were ...

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