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Cottage Chic Introduction & An Interview with Winthur Sempliner

In the summertime, prints such as floral and gingham fit impeccably against an adorable, pastel background. It is evocative of a weekend getaway to the country or the whimsicality in a little girl’s bedroom, which is why Cottage Chic is the perfect name for the 23 playful prints shown in this collection. I could see myself at any age simply adoring the combination of dots and lattice, especially when done up in pinks, baby blues, and sea ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 is Starting Soon!

We are so excited to announce that our Gifty Galore Quilt Along is back for another fun and exciting year. For those of you who are new to the Quilt Along, Gifty Galore was started several years ago as a group on our quilting community, Quilt With Us. Over the years, the group has gone through multiple iterations, and this year is no different! Thanks to the help of team members ...

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Designing the Liberty for All! fabric collection

For the collection, Liberty for All! I was really inspired by some distressed, wooden folk art that I had seen at a local farmers market. I wish I had taken a picture of it! The artist had used reclaimed painted floorboards to create an American flag. It was a little bit like this: I loved the ...

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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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Greetings!

Hi, my name is Winthur (pronounced like the season) and I am the new Fabric Designer here at Connecting Threads. I am so excited to be here. Designing fabric is my passion and I feel so blessed to be at work doing what I love, with a terrific group of people! In the four short weeks that I have been working here, I have found the energy to be so inspiring. ...

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Introducing: Jamila!

Hi! I’m Jamila and it’s my second week as Graphic Designer at Connecting Threads. I come from a crafty background and love DIY, so it’s great to be a part of a team that’s all about supporting crafters like myself. From a young age, I learned to sew and knit from my grandmother and numerous aunts. Nowadays if I’m not working on something, life feels incomplete, whether it’s sewing costumes, cooking/baking, creating ...

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Leaving Connecting Threads…moving back to New York!

It is with a heavy heart and bittersweet sentiment that I say goodbye.  Goodbye to Connecting Threads, my coworkers turned family, and to all of you!  I have made the decision to move back to New York.  My time at CT has been amazing and the most invaluable experience of my career.  CT and all of you have helped put my face and name to all the art I create and helped in making me feel honored to have all ...

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I’m Back!

As many of our wonderful blog followers know, I have been out on maternity leave for a couple of months – and what a couple of months it has been! I want to start out by saying how lucky I feel to have such awesome coworkers here at CT. During my time away, my colleagues took on so many of my duties and truly let me focus my energy on my new job: taking care of ...

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Dawn of a New Era

Well, I'm Dawn and it’s my first official day here at Connecting Threads! It appears one of my initiations into the team is to introduce myself as the new Project Coordinator.

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