Category Archives: Staff Picks

Super 60
Weekly Curated Sale – Crazy About Triangles

This week, we’re crazy about triangles! We’ve selected our favorite triangle items to help you master the art of measuring, cutting, aligning, and creating those perfectly shaped points for all your quilting projects. Whether you’re a beginning quilter just learning about the ubiquitous Half-Square Triangle or an advanced designer looking for new triangle rulers and design inspiration, we have something for you. If you’re just getting started or looking for a great triangle-based reference, three of our favorite go-to books on ...

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LED Sewing Machine Light Kit
Tool Review Tuesday: LED Sewing Machine Light Kit

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: LED Sewing Machine Light Kit by Ecoluxlighting, LLC, part #: 82084, 82085 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy & Karen

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Fons & Porter Design Wall
Weekly Curated Sale – On the Go

For this sale, we’ve picked some things that would work well for the traveling quilter. Summer is upon us – what better time to go to a Quilting Retreat or take a class on a new technique you’ve always wanted to learn? Many of you take to the roads in your RV and who says you have to leave your favorite hobby behind? Whomever said quilting wasn’t portable just didn’t look hard enough – where there is a will, there ...

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Wonder Clips
Tool Review Tuesday: Wonder Clips

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Wonder Clips by Clover, Item #s 82238, 82234, 82233, 82235, 82024, 82080 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Teri

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Olfa Folding Cutting Mat
Tool Review Tuesday & Giveaway: Olfa Folding Cutting Mat

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Folding Cutting Mat by Olfa, Item # 82315, 82314 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann

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Soft Comfort Thimbles
Tool Review Tuesday: Dritz Soft Comfort Thimbles

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Soft Comfort Thimbles by Dritz, Item #82343 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna What ...

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Dritz
Tool Review Tuesday: Dritz Needle Storage Tubes

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Needle Storage Tubes by Dritz, Item #82338 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Mari

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Tool Review Tuesday!
Tool Review Tuesday: Clover Hot Ruler

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Hot Ruler by Clover, Item #82301 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy

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Book Review
Book Review: Scrap-Basket Strips & Squares

I love looking through Scrap-Basket Strips and Squares because the projects have a good balance between modern and vintage-esque fabrics–and the yardage requirements are listed for both precuts and stash options. Kim Brackett’s quilts have a fun optical illusion to them. The blocks seem to appear to overlap and give dimension to the patterns. This book has clear instructions and illustrations ...

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Staff Favorite Quilting Tools

This year has brought many amazing products to not only customers, but our staff, too! Below is a list of quilting tools that have been approved by Connecting Threads and would be a perfect purchase to end 2015. If you have been eyeing any of these items, now is the perfect time to check some out and have them in your home before the new year! If you use embroidery floss or thicker thread, the Embroidery Needle Threader is definitely for you. Tested (and loved) ...

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