Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to introduce my PDF patterns to all of you . . . it has been great fun working with the Anita at Connecting Threads to get these patterns loaded up and out to you.
Just a little background information about Sipiweske Quilt Designs: I started designing patterns back in 2003 and attended a couple of quilt markets in the beginning, but lately it seems that the good old career and family commitments have needed to come before my quilting career. So I am super excited to be able to bring patterns to you through this wonderful world of technology.
Hi again! It’s Kiki from It’s Sew Kiki. I want to share with you just how wonderful I think Connecting Threads‘ new fabric line, Bookish is. One of my very favorite things to do, besides sew, is to read. I usually read around 2 books a week! There are books stashed everywhere in our house. So when I saw this fabric, I had the perfect little design in mind. I made this little Table Topper for my end table in my living room. I called it Library Card and the pattern is available as a free download from Connecting Threads!
Hi again! It’s me Kiki and I blog over at It’s Sew Kiki. I recently made the quilt below using Connecting Threads‘ fabric collection, Mastermind.
I’ve called this quilt “Whiz Kid” and I designed and made it for my husband. I’ve made quilts for so many people, but my poor husband didn’t have one of his own! When I received …
Years ago, I clipped a page from a favorite magazine that featured a vintage 1920s crib quilt made of little blue-and-white striped sailboats. It was the inspiration for my updated version of that quilt–Sail Away! The first quilt I made from my pattern was done in crayon brights—perfect for a child’s room—but when I saw the designs for the Smooth Sailing prints from Connecting Threads, I knew my pattern was their perfect “sailing” mate! I chose my favorites from the nice variety of nautical prints in the line and filled in with solid basics to stitch up a patriotic salute to seafaring adventurers. The rectangular blocks are set with sashing strips and cornerstones, then set off with half-square triangles that are reminiscent of boaters’ signal flags.
Hi! I’m Kiera and I blog at It’s Sew Kiki. I want to tell you about my sewing experience with Connecting Threads new fabric line Matsuri. First off, it’s just so beautiful. It’s soft and feminine and has a Japanese feel and look to it. It’s 100% Cotton Lawn, which I had never heard of before, but I really like it. It’s much lighter weight than quilting cotton, but I had no problem sewing with it and I like the versatility it gave me to make different projects with it. The first thing I made was this 36″ Table Topper that I’m calling Spring Breeze. You can get the pattern for this as a FREE download here! I was a little concerned that I would have a problem with stretching on the bias of the triangles, but I didn’t. It was a breeze to sew with.