Category Archives: Staff Picks

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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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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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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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: 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: 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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Fall Projects to Try

If you are like me, this time of the year can seem busy and overwhelming. With so many things to do and the holidays quickly approaching, you may be finding it difficult to make time to sew. If devoting yourself to a quilt seems impossible at this point, there are still ways to keep crafting without a huge time commitment. Not only are small projects both quick and easy, they also double as perfect gifts or festive home decor!

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Island Hopping Makes a Splash

I am constantly wishing I could be transported to the tropics – somewhere nice and sunny where all of the stress in the world can melt away. This yearning only intensifies when summer hits, which is why Island Hopping,  the new 18-piece collection by Connecting Threads, is so wonderful. It brings fun, luau-inspired prints and embellishes them with turquoise waters and warm-hued flowers to create a perfect mix of bold yet casual.

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My Favorite 0.4 mm Patchwork Pins are Here!

 Clover Patchwork Pins 0.4 mm CT recently started carrying the 0.4 mm version of Clover Patchwork Pins. I kept asking for them and now we have them! At .4mm x 36 mm, these are my absolute favorite straight pins for piecing quilts. Why do I LOVE these 0.4 mm pins? Let me count the ways… They are very sharp and fine! They glide easily through quilting ...

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