Category Archives: Tools

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Pincushion & Needle Book in One!

Jenni, our fabulous fabric designer, has left for New York City. Sad for us, exciting for her! As a going away gift I wanted to make her a needle book because she said she could use one. Fortunately, I saw a clever needle book with a built-in pincushion on Diane Guilleland’s fun website CraftyPod. Jenni wrote a recent blog about  Hampton Hues and how much she liked ...

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Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 3 is Finally Here!

It is time for the final installment of  Mystery Quilt 2014! The mystery of the quilt’s design is unveiled and quilt along members may discover what they have been making! For those of you following along on Notions: You can download Part 3 PDF for free: Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 3 You can download Part 3 Notes PDF for free:  Mystery Quilt 2014 ...

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No Foolin’–I Made My First Reversible Skirt!

I don’t usually sew clothing but when I saw the Annie’s Skirt Pattern by Quilt Story I thought it would look cute in our Hampton Hues Collection. So, I got brave enough to try and make it for my granddaughter. I’m happy to report it was a success! Isn’t that just the cutest thing you ever saw?  ...

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Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 2 Is Here

WOW! It is already time for the second installment of Mystery Quilt 2014. For those of you following along here on Notions: You can download Part 2 PDF for free, here: Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 2 Please note there are additional instructional PDFs, Part 1 Notes and Part 2 Notes, with detailed information and photos for techniques ...

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Kanzashi Flowers

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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Batting: The Basics, and How to Sandwich Your Quilt

  “What kind of batting do you want?” “Wait, there’s more than one kind?!” That’s what I first said when I was a beginner quilter attempting to finish my first quilt. If you’ve only used one type of batting for all your quilt projects maybe it’s time to try something new!

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My Primitive Little Quilt

Well, long about now I'm really getting embarrassed. I keep blogging on these 'almost finished' projects and it's dawning on me I need a 12-step program for this because there are so many more projects to go! Why do I put these projects away at such a late stage? Why not just finish them because it only takes such a little amount of time to do that? I'm exasperated with myself!!! They are all so cute!

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Great Pressing Tools – On Sale!

Connecting Threads is currently having a 25% - 40% off sale on selected tools for ironing & pressing, including many new items! These are some of the tools I find useful...

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Tool Sale Favorites!

If you aren't already aware, we have a tool sale going on right now that has a pretty great selection. Select tools are 25–40% off! You can check out what's available here: TOOL SALE.

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Have you tried our “Iron-On Transfer Pens”? They’re on Sale!!

As most of you know I love to embroider and I usually use the old school method of transferring my design by tracing it by using a light-box and Pigma pen, but with all the embroidering I’ve been doing, I thought I should really take advantage of the tools we offer at CT and see what other options there are out there, that I may actually find more useful.  So I tested out the Iron-On Transfer Pens by Sulky of America.  

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