Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger, Kiera, and her fun Bookish projects!

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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!

 

 

 

 

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Sail Away! with Smooth Sailing by Barbara Weiland Talbert

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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.

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Guest Blogger, Kiera, talks about Matsuri!

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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.

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Guest Blogger Kiera has some fun project ideas with Urban Odyssey

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Hi!  I’m Kiera from It’s Sew Kiki.  I’m part of Connecting Threads Independent Designer Program and I want to share with you all that you can do with one Fat Quarter Sampler of Urban Odyssey.  I love this fabric and had so much fun using it in these projects. First up is this Wall Hanging Quilt that I designed.  I’m calling it Banners and Blooms.  It just says “springtime” to me.
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