Category Archives: staff projects

Ann’s Button Jars Visit Connecting Threads!

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Recently I learned to make Kanzashi flowers. I had a collection of button jars with lids just calling out to be adorned with a matching flower! When all the button jars were decorated, I gathered them in my quilt studio and told them they would get to visit Connecting Threads and see where I work. They were so excited! Read on to hear more about their adventure….

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Scrap Fabric Project

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Little quilts are absolutely adorable and considering that, I’m confused there are so few in my home. Well, that’s going to get fixed pronto! Awhile back I wrote a blog called My Primitive Little Quilt. The project required 30 charm squares in which one 3-1/2” square was cut. That left two, 1-1/2” strips from each charm square. Yep, you guessed it, another “closet” project…
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Zippered Pouches, Duffles, and Bags–Oh My!

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I think I have a problem.   Ever since I got over my fear of zippers I seem to be addicted to making little zipper bags!
First there was the Little Zipper Bags Kit we had in 2012 (these bags will be returning very soon made up in a new line of fabric.  UPDATE: these are available now–click here).  That was when Sue showed me the Wonder-ful thing called Wonder …

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Kanzashi Flowers

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I still had a couple of empty spaces to fill on the wall of my remodeled quilt studio when I came across Diane Gilleland’s book Kanzashi in Bloom. I was inspired to make the Sampler Wall Hanging in the book using the color scheme of my new quilt studio. Please read on to learn more about the Japanese art of folded fabric flowers and this fun project…

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A Hexie Primitive Home

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OK, so, this is the worst it gets! All uphill from here. The next quilty task I pulled out of my closet was this Hexie project. It really doesn’t qualify as a UFO because the next step was taking it to the framer. It was all finished… that is, hand pieced, hand embroidered, embellished with cute little buttons and hand quilted! All it needed was to be tucked inside a frame. I guess I didn’t want to bother with that. As you probably guessed, this took no time at all ~ just a trip to the nearest craft store and they did all the work! I love it! Wahoo!

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Wide-Mouth Tote

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Since I recently acquired a loaner sewing machine, I figured no better way to test it out than with a quick and easy project that will yield a beautiful product as well as fulfilling my need to hear the purr of a sewing machine once again. I might have a slight addiction to bags. And by might I mean my husband would say I definitely do. So nautrally, I thought I needed another one made out of our beautiful Golden Age fabrics. I hopped on over to our bag pattern downloads page and started envisioning each pattern with some of the lovely vintage-inspired golds and browns that Golden Age has to offer.

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