Featured Tool: Fiskars Folding Ruler by Fiskars, Item # 82362
Long ago, my mother-in-law used to make little pillowcases for 12″ x 16″ pillows in cute fabrics when my kids were little. It started when they needed a little propping up or cushioning in their strollers. When they were a little older they started sleeping with them and they never slept without them. She still kept making new pillowcases for them in fabrics that they loved. Now the tradition has come full circle and I have a new grandchild …Read more »
“Measure twice, cut once”…while measuring is extremely important, having the right cutting tool for the task is a must. It makes the job a lot easier. Having good, sharp cutting instruments will make all the difference in the world!
Here are some of my favorite things!
For starters, I love the Olfa Quick Change Rotary Cutter–the 45mm is the one I use most of the time. It is great for left or right handed quilters. I admit, I have a hard time …
Featured Tool: Thimble Pad by Colonial Needle, Item # 80561
Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita
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Along with the other designers for Connecting Threads, I submit ideas for quilts or quilted projects for each new fabric collection we release. I had so much fun designing for Spooks and Spells by MaryJo Tuttle – the ideas just flowed! I was drawn to the color palette as seen in the sampler below…
and the individual designs – especially the witch’s hats, …
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I recently decided to add color to the back of bookshelves with fabric … here is the story.
DH had just painted our dining/living room a light brown color and some old bookshelves for the living room a lovely ivory color. I wanted to add some color to the back of the bookshelves without using paint. Removable wallpaper in various designs and …
As the pattern manager here at Connecting Threads, I get to work with wonderful designers from all over. So for my curated sale this week, I asked some of my favorite designers if they would let me put some of their patterns on sale. I’ve chosen a few tools to go along with the patterns. I can’t blog about each of the patterns, but you can go here to see everything on sale.
I love applique patterns especially fusible …
Featured Tool: TrueCut 360 Precision Circle Cutter by The Grace Company, Item # 82197
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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