Raindrop Pillow in Birchtree Lane
2.4.2015

Raindrop-Pillow-Tutorial31
I love this pillow! Not only is it a great way to showcase cute fabrics but it’s also a very appropriate subject for the Pacific Northwest which is where I call home. I was surfing the web looking for a pillow pattern and ran across this tutorial for the Raindrop Pillow. When I saw this pattern I immediately knew I found a project perfect to mix …

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Behind the Scenes: Bits & Pieces book
1.28.2015

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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Sewing for Keeps
1.16.2015

Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, WA
I don’t like resolutions.
They feel like shouting into the wind because they often are, at least for me. I do love goals, however. I love lists and I definitely love plotting out future actions. I’m the type of person who actually likes filling out forms, I almost can’t resist them… much like a crossword puzzle! And what better time to set …

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January Little Quilt ~ Stage 3
1.14.2015

Final LQ IMage
My January Little Quilt is finished, binding and all! I just wanted to say a couple of things about the process that might be helpful.
First, for this particular design more contrast is better. It is very easy to turn a HST to the wrong position and it happened to me. I believe had I used a higher contrasting color in my HSTs …

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