Category Archives: Tools

Thimble Survey

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My grandma Willie Ann, born in 1900, was an avid quilter who taught me to sew with a thimble as a small child back in Oklahoma. I have used a thimble faithfully since then. After talking to other Connecting Threads staff members, I started to feel I was the only person who still uses a thimble. I decided to do a thimble survey…

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Our biggest giveaway of the year!

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contests, fun, gifty, news, Tools

This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who participated! To find out who won, click here: WINNERS

Here at Connecting Threads, we love the holiday season! Our offices are decorated with shiny ornmanents, garland, and twinkling lights, and everyone’s faces are smiling because Christmas is right around the corner.

One thing is certain, the Connecting Threads team is in the spirit of giving. We want to make someone’s Christmas extra special this year, so we have partnered up with Arrow Cabinets and we’re giving away a beautiful Sewnatra cabinet in your choice of White or Black!

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No more burnt fingers! Love these Dritz Thermal Thimbles!

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I’ll be honest, I’m not one for trying new tools out;  I just make do with what I have usually.  But I made a point to buy Dritz Thermal Thimbles because I often burn my fingers while ironing, and I thought I might as well  give these a shot.  This past weekend I was working on a little project and the piecing was very small, so I was so excited to try these thimbles out!  And oh my goodness, they are awesome!  My fingers were practically touching the iron and I didn’t get burnt at all!

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Trim the Towel Embroidery Project

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I just wanted to share one of my projects I’m making this year for the holidays for friends and family! If you are looking for quick patterns to make this year, then Simply Christmas by Sherri K. Falls is just for you because she combines piecing, applique, and embroidery to embellish cute, holiday-inspried gifts like a mini-quilt, embroidered tea towels, and a cute cup cozie. For this particular gift project, I chose Trim the Towel.

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