Category Archives: holiday/seasonal

Binding Completely by Machine – Part 1

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6 comments » Applique, embroidery, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, IDP, patterns, staff projects

Quilters seem to have mixed feelings about binding. For some, it is a relaxing, pleasurable last step in completing a quilt, perhaps providing time to reflect on the person to whom the quilt is being given or how it will be used in the home for years to come. Others may find it a bothersome, time-consuming task keeping them from the next exciting quilt project.
I tend to be somewhere in between. I enjoy hand-sewing and don’t mind adding binding. However, …

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Stars and Stripes Candle Mat

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5 comments » Applique, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, patterns, Personal Stories

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I love this cute little Stars & Stripes Candle Mat Pattern by Farmhouse Threads. I have eyed this pattern several times and couldn’t resist it any longer. It is such a quick and easy project a beginner could make. It would also make a wonderful gift if I could part with it.
I used scraps that were left over from projects sewn in the Hometown Summer collection. The …

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Introducing the Hampton Hues fabric collection

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12 comments » Behind the Scenes, fabric, fun, gifty, holiday/seasonal, Uncategorized

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I cannot stop drooling over the new Hampton Hues collection.  It is my personal favorite fabric collection to date.  I have been obsessed with coral colors for many years now, and it’s so exciting to see them come to life in a fabric collection.  I was inspired by the beach and the Hamptons lifestyle, the colors of seashells and sand dunes, clean …

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Happy New Year!

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2 comments » fun, holiday/seasonal, news

It’s a new year and I love that! There is something about January 1st that fills me with optimism. I have my 2014 day planner and it is a blank slate. I look through it and I see possibility, I see options. On those empty pages I see days that are just waiting to be planned and lived.

I enjoy looking back at my day planner for last year and seeing all the things I had on the schedule. I remember sitting with my 2013 calendar when it was a blank slate and all the plans I was making. As I review my year, some of those plans came to fruition and some went out the window! What excites me the most are all the things that will happen this year that I don’t have on the schedule.

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Happy Boxing Day!

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Having spent a good portion of my childhood in northern British Columbia, and having celebrated many Boxing Days with my Canadian friends and family, today is one that is very special to me. Every year on Boxing Day, I remember back when I was a young child, gathered around with our closest friends and family and playing games, telling stories, and generally just enjoying the company of those I love most. While we don’t travel to Canada much these days, …

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Merry Christmas!

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1 comment » Behind the Scenes, fun, holiday/seasonal

We’ve spent so much time preparing and the day is finally here! At Connecting Threads, the holidays are full of traditions. Our offices are decorated with stockings and Christmas trees. There is no shortage of candy and homemade goodies. Of course, everyone has a special gift they are creating for their love ones. We had our staff holiday party last week with Christmas music, yummy food and fun raffles.



We took some time …

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