Category Archives: Tools

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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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Ann’s Quilt Studio Remodel – Part 4

Just a quick blog update on my quilt studio remodel. I meant to post this during January since it was National Organization Month… but I wasn’t, well, organized yet. Ever wonder what to do with those cute signs with quilt-related sayings...

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My Hand-Piecing Adventure

Prior to starting work here at Connecting Threads (CT) two years ago, I was a quilter who rarely did hand work other than sewing on binding. As I chose projects to make as samples for work, I discovered I really enjoy hand work! Here is the story of my first hand-piecing adventure...

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New Batiks! Midnight Snowflakes & Let it Snow

  Since I enjoy working with batiks, it was fun to look for archived Connecting Threads (CT) patterns to combine with our new Fall/Winter 2013 batiks. It always amazes me how different a quilt can look when made in a different color scheme or design theme. I hope you like these new renditions of two CT favorites as much as I do!

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Holiday Chic & Holiday Stars

  The Holiday Elegance collection is so festive with its metallic accents! I enjoyed pairing a couple of favorite patterns from the archives of Connecting Threads with these elegant fabrics: Holiday Chic and Holiday Stars.

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