Recently, while working on several new table runner patterns, I had tossed a few small blocks on top of a pile of larger blocks, when I noticed that one of the small blocks looked like it was sort of floating above a larger block. Immediately an idea was hatched, and the “Floating Diamonds” table runner was born.
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We’ve got a ton of new fabric here at Connecting Threads. We’re gearing up for fall & holiday sewing, so if you haven’t already make sure you check out our Gifty Galore Quilt Along. We can get you started on the holiday path and keep you in stitches as you sew.
We have a new Christmas collection, Days of Christmas, that features a 2016 Advent Panel with adorable hand drawn designs by Winthur. You can purchase the panel by …
Because we sew up most of the projects you see in the catalog there is always a lot of binding that needs to be done. I happen to love hand sewing the binding on a quilt, so I often take one home to work on over a weekend. I get settled on the couch, turn on one of my favorite movies–you know, the kind you can quote the dialog from memory–and sit and bind.
Since weekends can get busy with different …
Featured Tool: Straight Appliqué Scissors by Knit Picks, Item # 81935
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I have a love/hate relationship with scallops. I love how they make any project just that much more adorable, but I dread doing them. (OK so true confessions, this was only my second time doing a project with scallop edges!)
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The sewing center at Connecting Threads is constantly quilting, piecing, and sewing to make the beautiful projects you see in our website and catalog. With all that time spent quilting, we definitely have a list of go-to tools that we use on a very regular basis. Our go-to tools save us time and ensure a great end result. For this sale, we’ve selected some of the best items to share with you!
For quilters, good stencils can be a lifesaver. They …
Featured Tool: Sewing Edge by C&T Publishing, Item # 82331
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Welcome to Week 2 and project 2, Spiced Harvest Table Topper! The collection for this little gem is Spiced Potpourri will be available tomorrow.
When this was designed I wanted something that was quick to make, an easy construct, and was large enough that it would be eye-catching and could be seen if an object was placed on it. As you can see from the illustration below the pieces demonstrate how the topper …
We LOVE appliqué and embroidery here at Connecting Threads! There’s nothing better than sitting on the sofa at night with a good movie, needle and thread.
For this sale, we’ve picked some things that work well for appliqué projects and embroidery. Both are so popular right now– especially embroidery! I so enjoy the challenge of choosing the right thread color and thread that will blend well and sink into the fibers of the textile, like you would sink into a warm, soft …
Featured Tool: Stack ‘n Store Bobbin Tower by Clover, Item #81920