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June Little Quilt ~ Tutorial 2

Here is my completed June Little Quilt! Wahoo! All quilted and looking nice. I really love this quilt and its versatility. There are many ways you can go with color and fabric choices and this is just one. To access the June Little Quilt Kit click here. To download the

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New fabric markers for quilters – Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel Pens

Frixion Erasable Gel Pens There’s been some hype about these new pens on the market: Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel Pens. The funny thing is, they weren’t designed for marking on fabric, but quilter’s have discovered this pen as being really effective! I most often use a chalk marker for marking on darker fabrics, such as the these Chaco ...

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Winners of the Line Dried Giveaway!

We were blown away by all of the lovely responses to our Line Dried giveaway post! Thank you so much to everyone who shared what they would like to make with these beautiful fabrics, and for all of the stories that accompanied your comments. Using a random number generator, we have selected our three winners. Congratulations to Susan G., Carolyn E., and Barb C.! We have emailed each of ...

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Behind the Scenes: Bits & Pieces book

Hi I’m Jenna and I’m the Catalog Manager for Connecting Threads, which means I get to put all the text and photos together like a big puzzle. Over the years I’ve gotten pretty proficient with a program called Adobe InDesign and laying out the catalog–and I enjoy what I do quite a bit! Nonetheless, I was super excited when I was asked to layout our first book of our exclusive quilt patterns titled Bits and Pieces.  Inside you’ll find patterns that ...

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Quilt Market – Fall, 2014

Last weekend, a few of us from Connecting Threads had the opportunity to attend Quilt Market. It is always an amazing experience when we get to visit Houston. Texas really is an awesome state, and so many incredible quilters live there! In the past, we have always visited Market to find new and exciting tools and books, but this year’s visit was a little more fun because we got to look at some of the new fabric collections coming out! After ...

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Plethora of Pillows – Double-Z Block Pillow

A little something about me, though I am in love with quilts and fabric and anything related, I am not a quilter. I’m more of a huge fan. I have not worked on a sewing project in so long, my machine was dusty and my fabric scissors were squeeky. I was a bit nervous about taking on a quilted pillow, but I wanted to make one that really jumped out ...

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Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging

  Scaredy Cat Wall Hanging Kit 6882 I loved this wall hanging for several reasons: I’m a big fan of Kristin’s patterns (she and I share similar tastes), Kristin Gassaway I’m a big fan of cats (I have three!),

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A Book Review: Modern Quilt Perspectives by Thomas Knauer

I wanted to share with you a gem of a book that we carry: Thomas Knauer’s Modern Quilt Perspectives. When I first saw this book, I thought it might be just another modern quilt pattern book. As the title accurately describes, this book is full of perspectives. It’s more of a quilting art appreciation book, with strong ties to social and political reflection; and Thomas’s quilt designs and ...

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Main Street Square

Main Street Square, made in CT’s patriotic Hometown Summer collection, is a versatile and easy-to-make quilt. It is constructed of two blocks suitable for beginning quilters or busy experienced ones! The striking graphic quality of the Main Street Square relies on ...

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Quick Patriotic Project

The Freedom Flag Mini Runner Pattern (55815) is a quick project that can easily be completed in a weekend, making it a great choice for even a beginning quilter. I chose several of our new Hometown Summer prints along with Quilter’s Candy Mirage-Cream to make this patriotic runner.  The stars are fusible appliqué and the embroidery is done with a simple back ...

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