Category Archives: thread

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Ziggy Table Runner

I volunteered to make the Ziggy Table Runner, one of the versions in Mini Charmers 1 pattern by Heather Mulder Peterson.The three designs in the pattern are intended for use with mini charms samplers of 2-1/2″ squares but work well also with 2-1/2″ strips, yardage, and scraps. I wanted to make the Ziggy Table Runner in ...

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Winners of the Variegated Thread Sets!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Variegated Thread Giveaway! As always, it was a pleasure to read all of your responses and thoughtful comments. We definitely appreciate all of the feedback regarding our thread colors. If you aren't a winner, you can still get your hands on our variegated thread.

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Black Gold Needles for Hand Sewing

Black Gold Appliqué/Sharps needles by Clover Mfg. Co. are my favorite new product carried by Connecting Threads! I am currently enjoying doing a lot of hand sewing for smaller quilted projects, so I decided to share why I like them so much...

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Small Bag with English Paper Piecing

In Sweet & Simple Patchwork Gifts: 25 Charming Projects to Make Using Classic Quilt Motifs by Hisako Arai and Yoko Sanjo, I was drawn to the Market Tote and coordinating Small Bag because I wanted to practice English Paper Piecing (EPP). I chose the Small Bag because its size was more suitable to a quick Gifty Galore project.

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Summer Fun Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. To find out who won, click here: WINNERS As we enter into August, many of us begin to feel the end of summer approaching. Starting in September, the kids go back to school, the weather starts to cool off, and the number of family vacations dwindle down. Because we here at Connecting Threads aren't quite ready for summer to be over, we are offering up a fun giveaway with some of our favorite bright and cheery items.

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We have our thread winners!

Good morning and happy Monday to everyone!  We had a record-breaking 1,444 comments on our thread giveaway — WOW!  Thank you so much to everyone who participated.  In honor of our new contest record, we decided that three winners just isn’t enough — we need five! We still only have one grand prize winner, but we now have four runner-ups. Hooray! Now on to the exciting part… Our grand prize winner is comment number 880 — Bonnie.  Bonnie selected the Garden ...

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Thread Giveaway!

Yay! What better way to start the week than with a thread giveaway?!?  I’d love to be able to enter but since I work here, they say I’m not allowed. Thus, unable to enter, I console myself with the thought that I get to be a part of the excitement and make some other quilter’s day! One lucky grand prize winner will get a thread set of their choosing and two others will get 2 spools of thread in any color combination they want. I may be biased, but I personally love our thread and am so happy to have 33 new colors, giving us a new grand total of 90 colors in our cotton Essential Thread spools that we will have day in and day out.

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Quilt Finish & Quilting Fun

Have you all been able to sneak some precious quilting time into your holiday vacations? I know I’ve been enjoying some much needed vacation to finish up lots of projects. This is a quilt I just finished before Christmas that I started, oh, 2 years ago? Or was it 3? It’s called “Wonky Town”, and it’s now hanging proudly in my daughter’s room. It started out as me experimenting with Wonky Log Cabin blocks from ...

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A Guide to Thread

For our tutorial this month, Teri is back to explain how to choose the best thread for your project. I've included the full article below, or you can bookmark it on our tutorial page. We love hearing your feedback on these articles. What kind of thread do you use the most?  -Melissa

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