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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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Cabin Windows Flannel Quilt

I know I really shouldn’t keep feeding my obsession with flannel, but when I saw this quilt I couldn’t resist.  There is something very striking about bright fabrics against a black background, and, in the case of this Cabin Windows Flannel Quilt, you get that stunning affect plus the cozy comfort of flannel!  Definitely a win-win.  I didn’t stand a chance! Sue’s ingenious design makes ...

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Rainbow Cartouche Embroidery Pillow

My dear friend just celebrated a monumental birthday and I wanted to do something nice for her to let her know how much I love and appreciate her!  She is a giant fan of rainbows, rainbows of any kind!  So, I decided to embroider a pillow for her, using my Cartouche Embroidery Pattern.  You’ve seen my original version, but I wanted to do something different and show you the ...

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Leaving Connecting Threads…moving back to New York!

It is with a heavy heart and bittersweet sentiment that I say goodbye.  Goodbye to Connecting Threads, my coworkers turned family, and to all of you!  I have made the decision to move back to New York.  My time at CT has been amazing and the most invaluable experience of my career.  CT and all of you have helped put my face and name to all the art I create and helped in making me feel honored to have all ...

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