Category Archives: Staff Picks

Tool Review Tuesday: Black Gold Needles

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: Black Gold Needles – Appliqué Sharps by Clover, Item #21198, 21199, 21200, 21201 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy

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Quilting Tools for the Traveler

Are you a traveling quilter? Do you often go to quilt shows, quilt groups, or just like to take your small projects with you to a friends house? Although I love doing crafting/quilting/sewing with a group of friends, if you’re anything like me, I carry way too many quilting tools–it looks like I’m almost moving in! The long rulers for cutting full-length fabrics and the cutting mat are of course necessary, but large to carry.

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Staff Favorites – Books

There are a lot of exciting new books at Connecting Threads! It is hard to choose what to write about, so I chose a few stand-out favorites. If you click any of the book links below you can look at inside images of the books on our website. Our staff also writes reviews on books they love that you can see on the book page.

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Tool Review Tuesday: Chaco Liners

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: Chaco Liners by Clover, Item #81744, 81745, 81747 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna What is this tool typically ...

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Spotlight on: Free-Motion Quilting

When it comes to starting a free-motion quilting project, the beginning can be exciting! Some quilters take many classes before feeling comfortable free-motion quilting. Whether you are tackling free-motion quilting for the first time or the 100th time, here are some tools that I think are helpful in getting the job done. Have a plan: Planning out what design you will quilt is a great starting point. There are many books that will give you ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: YoYo Makers

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: YoYo Makers by Clover, Item # 81857, 81858, 81837, 81838 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna

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Tool Review Tuesday: Wedge Iron

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: Wedge Iron by Clover, Item #82300 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann

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Tool Review Tuesday: Zirkel Magnetic Pin Holder

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: Zirkel Magnetic Pin Holder by Jeremiah LLC, Item # 82345, 82337, 82379 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy

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Tool Review Tuesday: Double-Sided Multi-Craft Carrier

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: Double-Sided Multi-Craft Carrier by Creative Options, Item #82068 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann

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Tool Review Tuesday: 505 Spray & Fix

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: 505 Spray & Fix by JT Trading Company, Item # 20276 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Karen

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