Quilting Tools for the Traveler
3.17.2017

Are you a traveling quilter? Do you often go to quilt shows, quilt groups, or just like to take your small projects with you to a friends house? Although I love doing crafting/quilting/sewing with a group of friends, if you’re anything like me, I carry way too many quilting tools–it looks like I’m almost moving in! The long rulers for cutting full-length fabrics and the cutting mat are of course necessary, but large to carry.



Sleep Tight by Cotton + Steel
3.15.2017


The Sleep Tight Collection is an instant classic by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel lovers. The quirky hedgehogs and imaginative bunnies are wonderfully whimsical and yet will flawlessly blend with almost any quilt design. The white dot on the Stardust print are pearlescent, giving a little shimmer and glam.  These are great modern prints that will give any quilt design a …

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Staff Favorites – Books
3.10.2017

There are a lot of exciting new books at Connecting Threads! It is hard to choose what to write about, so I chose a few stand-out favorites. If you click any of the book links below you can look at inside images of the books on our website. Our staff also writes reviews on books they love that you can see on the book page.
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Whales, Waves, and Whimsy – Meet Kujira & Star
3.3.2017


The Kujira & Star fabric collection, designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel, is now available at Connecting Threads! As a fabric designer, I enjoy seeing new collections that include imaginative ideas and fresh color stories.  Simple shapes and hand-drawn elements of whales, waves, and the playful imagery of life under the sea makes this collection fun and whimsical.
The dancing whales and …

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St. Patrick’s Day Sale – Save 30%!
3.1.2017


March has finally arrived and we are ready to start seeing–and saving–green! In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, save 30% on all Clover tools and select green fabric and thread (no luck needed). Whether you’re planning on quilting a gorgeous green quilt or just want to stock up on quilting goodies in your favorite color, you’re sure to find something to love in this …

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Spotlight on: Free-Motion Quilting
2.17.2017

When it comes to starting a free-motion quilting project, the beginning can be exciting! Some quilters take many classes before feeling comfortable free-motion quilting. Whether you are tackling free-motion quilting for the first time or the 100th time, here are some tools that I think are helpful in getting the job done.

Have a plan:
Planning out what design you will quilt is a great starting point. There are many books that will give you …

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