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Introducing the Hampton Hues fabric collection

I cannot stop drooling over the new Hampton Hues collection.  It is my personal favorite fabric collection to date.  I have been obsessed with coral colors for many years now, and it’s so exciting to see them come to life in a fabric collection.  I was inspired by the beach and the Hamptons lifestyle, the colors of seashells and sand dunes, clean ...

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Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 2 Is Here

WOW! It is already time for the second installment of Mystery Quilt 2014. For those of you following along here on Notions: You can download Part 2 PDF for free, here: Mystery Quilt 2014 – Part 2 Please note there are additional instructional PDFs, Part 1 Notes and Part 2 Notes, with detailed information and photos for techniques ...

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Zippered Pouches, Duffles, and Bags–Oh My!

I think I have a problem.   Ever since I got over my fear of zippers I seem to be addicted to making little zipper bags! First there was the Little Zipper Bags Kit we had in 2012 (these bags will be returning very soon made up in a new line of fabric.  UPDATE: these are available now–click here).  That was when Sue showed me the Wonder-ful thing called Wonder ...

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Modern Mary Jane Bag in Canvas

Ok, I admit that I was a little nervous about sewing with canvas. I have never sewn with anything but flannel and flat cotton, well except that one time I tried to hem my jeans… let’s just say that’s a topic best left alone. The bright cheeriness of the Fiesta canvas over took my fear so I decided to give it a try.

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Snow Flakes Mini Runner

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Snow Flakes Mini Runner! It is absolutely adorable. First, of course, I love snowmen; second, it’s mini– who doesn’t love mini?; and third, it was quick and easy. What a trifecta. This was super simple to make, no matching and the embroidery is primitive so it shouldn’t be perfect. It was fun to make all the different expressions with embroidery and different size and type of buttons ...

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Merry Christmas Banner

I chose the “Merry Christmas” wall hanging from Nancy Halvorsen’s Ho Ho Ho Let it Snow for my project this year.  Having just moved into a brand new home, I’m not sure where all my Christmas treasures will fit, so my solution is to make new treasures to fit with the old treasures!This wall hanging was such fun to make, and went together very quickly once I had picked all the fabrics.  It will hang on the ...

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On the lookout for new photo shoot locations!!

As the Art Director for our catalog photo shoots, it’s my job to research and book locations.  We have a very tight budget which makes for a lot of creativity and craftiness.  I choose locations based on the overall feel and style of a home and try my best to have it connect with the collections I will be photographing.  I've done shoots at coworkers homes, Bed & Breakfasts, through Airbnb, friends of friends homes.  But there can never be enough options, that is why I’m reaching out to all of you.  If you are in the Portland/Vancouver area and you feel like your home would be a great location for our photo shoot, I’d love to hear from you!

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Deluxe Sew Steady Table and Bag Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! Congratulations to our winners: Kathe and Tommye. Here at Connecting Threads, we are serious about selling quality products that we quilters can stand behind. When the kind folks at Sew Steady approached us with their new, larger Deluxe Sew Steady table, we were so excited to share it with all of you! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Sew ...

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Flower Power Table Runner

Bright, vibrant, and lively… these words describe our new Spring Batiks! Oh, they are lovely to be sure. The Daisy Confetti print reminds me of the flowers popular in the 70’s hence, Flower Power Table Runner. Wahoo!

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