Category Archives: patterns

Wonderland Two Fabric Collection

Melissa Mortenson of Polka Dot Chair delights the senses with her fabric collection Wonderland Two. This collection combines all of the wonder and whimsy you would expect from a fabric collection inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The soft blues and teals are beautiful, but the whimsical rabbit focal is absolutely adorable. Each rabbit is dressed in their finest attire. They’re wearing hats ...

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Whales, Waves, and Whimsy – Meet Kujira & Star

The Kujira & Star fabric collection, designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel, is now available at Connecting Threads! As a fabric designer, I enjoy seeing new collections that include imaginative ideas and fresh color stories.  Simple shapes and hand-drawn elements of whales, waves, and the playful imagery of life under the sea makes this collection fun and whimsical. The dancing whales and ...

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Catching Hearts Bell Pull

 Project 14 in Fast, Fun, and More Gifty is the Catching Hearts Bell Pull. This is my very first bell pull and I love it. Years ago, I was a member of The Embroider’s Guild of America and was quite intrigued with the embroidered bell pulls. It was the first time I’d heard of them ...

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Two Hour Apron

Hannah modeling Debbie’s 2-Hour Apron Hi, My name is Debbie Snyder, owner and designer of Sew Simple Patterns.  I’ve been sewing garments since my sophomore Home EC class but started quilting years later, in the early 80’s, when I was home with a newborn.  I have since worked in quilt shops, taught all levels ...

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Weekly Curated Sale: Pattern Loves

As the pattern manager here at Connecting Threads, I get to work with wonderful designers from all over. So for my curated sale this week, I asked some of my favorite designers if they would let me put some of their patterns on sale. I’ve chosen a few tools to go along with the patterns. I can’t blog about each of the patterns, but you can go here to see everything on sale. I love applique patterns especially fusible ...

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October Itty Bitty

This is my favorite Itty Bitty of the bunch, October! I’ve been making all of them again from wool, however, the original is so cute with the Quilter’s Candy Basics and Osnaburg, I just don’t want to remake it. I love how the Osnaburg tears and the color looks so much like bandages. SO perfect! And, this ...

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Blooming Tissue Box Covers – Blue Room Project #7

Project #7 for the Blue Room – an extra bedroom we recently remodeled and decorated in a blue palette – is a tissue box cover. To read about the previous Blue Room projects, please click on the links below: Project #1 Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt Project #2 Rise and Shine Mini Quilt Project #3 Graceful Stars Mini ...

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Arbor Window Quilt and Pillow Shams

In 2012, Connecting Threads had a wonderful neutral collection called Neutral Love. As it was a large collection, I was able to design a very big, very scrappy quilt I called Arbor Window using 27 fabrics! The block is called Grandmother’s Pride, but I named it after a variation called Arbor Window. I am drawn to scrappy quilts ...

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One Fabric Runner in Lavender Market 2

I love lavender. I have oodles and oodles of it in my front yard. I love to watch the bees go from bloom to bloom collecting their pollen. I love running my hands through the plant and inhaling deeply. I love harvesting the buds and drying them and making satchels so I can enjoy the lavender all year long. I also ...

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Building Houses from Scraps – Blue Room Project #5

Project #5 for the Blue Room is the last (maybe?) mini quilt for the walls of our newly remodeled bedroom for foreign exchange students/quiet place to read. To check out the previous projects – all done in a blue palette – please click on the links below. Project #1 Piccadilly Circus Mini Quilt Project #2 Rise and Shine ...

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