Category Archives: Staff Picks

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Tool Review Tuesday: Fabric Organizers

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: Fabric Organizers by Paper Pieces, Item #71472 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna

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Weekly Curated Sale: Quilt and Tool Display

Once a quilted project is finished, I first do my happy dance because I actually finished something! Then the question of how best to display it arises. I will share with you some of my favorites ways – all of which are on sale this week because I picked them just for you! Mini Quilt Hangers Let’s start with mini quilt hangers. My current favorite – because I am enjoying making mini quilts – is the Wire Table Stand ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Fiskars Folding 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: Fiskars Folding Ruler by Fiskars, Item # 82362 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy

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Weekly Curated Sale: Cutting Tools

“Measure twice, cut once”…while measuring is extremely important, having the right cutting tool for the task is a must. It makes the job a lot easier. Having good, sharp cutting instruments will make all the difference in the world! Here are some of my favorite things! For starters, I love the Olfa Quick Change Rotary Cutter–the 45mm is the one I use most of the time.  It is great for left or right handed quilters. I admit, I have a hard time ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Thimble Pad

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: Thimble Pad by Colonial Needle, Item # 80561 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita What is ...

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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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Tool Review Tuesday: TrueCut 360 Precision Circle Cutter

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: TrueCut 360 Precision Circle Cutter by The Grace Company, Item # 82197 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita

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WEEKLY CURATED SALE – BINDING BAG

Because we sew up most of the projects you see in the catalog there is always a lot of binding that needs to be done. I happen to love hand sewing the binding on a quilt, so I often take one home to work on over a weekend. I get settled on the couch, turn on one of my favorite movies–you know, the kind you can quote the dialog from memory–and sit and bind. Since weekends can get busy with different ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Straight Appliqué Scissors

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: Straight Appliqué Scissors by Knit Picks, Item # 81935 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Laraine What are the Straight ...

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Weekly Curated Sale: Everyday Quilter

The sewing center at Connecting Threads is constantly quilting, piecing, and sewing to make the beautiful projects you see in our website and catalog. With all that time spent quilting, we definitely have a list of go-to tools that we use on a very regular basis. Our go-to tools save us time and ensure a great end result. For this sale, we’ve selected some of the best items to share with you! QUILTING For quilters, good stencils can be a lifesaver. They ...

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