Category Archives: Tools

Dritz
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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Tool Review Tuesday!
Tool Review Tuesday: Clover Patchwork Pins

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: Patchwork Pins by Clover, Item #82201 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann

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Judy's Heroes
Stains and Spiders: A Product Review

Judy is our resident merchandising manager and storyteller, two roles she frequently combines with great effect. At our last meeting, she shared a story that was both a product review and a hilarious personal anecdote that left us rolling. This is her story. The Set-Up:  My husband was in the bathroom putting some greasy ointment on our dog’s ear. I was going to bed. As I pulled back the covers before climbing in, a BIG, black, thick-legged, sturdy-looking spider took off running ...

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Iron Cleaners Review

    My iron has never been so dirty! I am not sure what I did to cause such a brown build-up on the surface and in the grooves of my iron. I think it may be that I recently made a ...

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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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Hex N More Ruler & the Disco Quilt

I just love it when things fall into place and I have a reason to start a new quilt! Truthfully, this happens to me more often than I am inspired to finish an existing project – hence my reputation as a quilter with Quilt Project Attention Deficit Disorder (QPADD). Since this condition does not seem to cause me much distress, I will blithely ...

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A Modern Yo-Yo Wall Hanging

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Quilting the New Classics by Michelle Muska. The unique approach of the book was to ask twenty quilters to make quilts using ten of the most well-known and much loved quilt blocks: Double Wedding Ring Crazy Quilt Dresden Plate Bear Paw Log Cabin Nine-Patch Hexagon Yo-Yo Flying Geese Rail Fence Ten quilters designed a quilt that reflected the traditional use of the block assigned ...

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A Mini Twister Mini Quilt

If you are a regular follower here on Notions, CT‘s staff blog, you may remember that I have a history of starting more projects than I finish, love to try new tools, and tend to make scrappy quilts to help justify the size of my fabric stash (25+ years worth). Recently at least, I tend to embark ...

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