Category Archives: Tools

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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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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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