Category Archives: patterns

Spooky Blackwork Embroidery Pattern

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larspooky
From the happy jack-o-lanterns to the spider hanging from the K made of bones, it was the little details that made this embroidery project (55830) from Buttermilk Basin so much fun to do. And it was perfect for using some of our new batik novelties: 7037 Frightful Spiders-Licorice, 7038 Spooky Webs-Licorice, 7039 Wonky Dots-Jack-O-Lantern,  and 7041 Chevron-Pumpkin. I …

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New Kits in Outside Vendor Fabrics

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We are so excited to start offering fabrics from outside vendors in addition to our exclusive fabric collections.
Here are two popular patterns from the CT archives and two designs from independent designers in Pocketful of Daisies and Lion’s Share.
Market Bag
The Market Bag is shown here in the  lovely Pocketful of Daisies collection by Lynnette Anderson. This generous-sized tote with its outside pockets is …

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Plethora of Pillows – Bolster Pillow Cover and Insert

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Plethora of Pillows
During my son’s high school years, we had a ping pong table in our living/dining room. The room was admittedly used more often by my family for playing ping pong than it ever was for dining or entertaining company. Now that DS is off to college in the fall, I am slowly reclaiming the space on a very limited budget. The dining room is now furnished with a lovely …

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Mug Rugs Thru the Year – October Pattern

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LarMugRugPattern
I seem to be on a theme of Halloween Cats! (see my post on the Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging here).
I really like the look of projects that combine piecing with stitchery, but put a cat on it and it’s almost irresistible. This Mug Rug Pattern was fun and relatively easy to complete.  I finished the stitchery in a couple of evenings while watching TV.  It is …

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Gifty Galore – Project 1

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Hello my quilty friends!! My name is Karrie (AKA KarrieLyne) from Freckled Whimsy and I am here today to bring you a pattern made exclusively for Connecting Threads Gifty Galore Projects and for you!
This pattern originally was going to be just a baby quilt pattern, but I loved it so much I expanded the pattern to include more sizes.  How many sizes, you ask? FIVE! Of course, you can reduce or expand from there as you like, but …

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Binding Completely by Machine – Part 1

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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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