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Piccadilly Sundress in Cottage Chic fabric

Marian wearing the Picadilly Dress sewn from Cottage Chic Collection I sewed this adorable little sundress for my daughter Marian from our exclusive Cottage Chic fabric collection using the Piccadilly Sundress Pattern by Sewing Sue.  I loved sewing this pattern.  It was easy to follow and has a very professional look to it when completed. I love how the ...

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Introducing Christmas Glitz + An Interview!

I am the type of person who, no matter the time of year, will belt out Christmas songs when I hear them. There is something about the holidays that gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Maybe it’s the (entire) trays of chocolate chip cookies I shamelessly consume or the hot chocolate I love to make from scratch, but nothing beats Christmas (why else would it be called the “most wonderful time ...

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Christmas in July – Week 4

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Week 4 giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected Joseph as our winner! We are thrilled to hear the feedback you have given us so far in the Christmas in July contest and want to thank everyone for their participation. The month is coming to an end, which means so is this ...

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August Little Quilt

The August Little Quilt is constructed with the Connecting Threads Quilter’s Candy Basics in a cheery winter theme. The Kit is now available with the pattern download becoming available August 3rd! I like the idea of this cool-themed quilt for August! Our August Little Quilt is a sweet repeat of the Attic Windows block. This is perfect for showcasing a fabric with a ...

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Sew a Simple Skirt!

I really love Tula Pink; and especially her fabric “Swarm” from the Moonshine fabric collection. I thought it would be the perfect fabric for a simple skirt. Having not much garment sewing experience, I really wanted to try my hand at something easy, just like I did when I starting quilting with simple nine-patches. I found this pattern online, ...

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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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