Connecting Threads Podcast Episode 20 – The Importance of Thread Featuring Diane Henry!
7.15.2021

Today’s episode of the Connecting Threads Podcast is all about thread.

Lately we’ve been thinking about the importance of thread in all sewing, but especially in quilting. Thread is much like the laces in a shoe. While absolutely vital, they’re often taken for granted until troubles arise.

With the untold hours spent carefully selecting fabrics, servicing the machine, and choosing buttons …

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Laptop Sleeve Tutorial
6.24.2021

A quick sewing tutorial for a quilted sleeve for your laptop, with adjustable sizing calculations for a simple tablet, laptop, or digital device.

Top: sneak peek of finished sleeve. bottom left: flat lay of most of the notions used for this project. Bottom Middle Left: pressing open seams with an iron. Bottom Middle Right: Close-up of wavy quilting …

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Connecting Threads Podcast Episode 19 – The Joys of Precuts and How To Use Them To Their Full Potential in Your Next Quilt Project
6.17.2021

Welcome to the new season of the Connecting Threads Podcast with new host Zoey!

Zoey is a fabric fanatic and is constantly seeking new skills, supplies, and epic adventures. As a fiber artist, bag maker, and quilter, she spends her evenings and weekends sewing as much as she can muster while her Corgi sits under her desk, snoring. She will grab …

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Barn Stars Block of the Month Part 1
6.16.2021

We’ve made it! After all the prep and much anticipation, the first box of Barn Stars, this 9 month Block of the Month, is officially here and moving along. 

For me, Barn Stars is a great way to flex beyond my usual design aesthetics and work with some more classic color tones. While my creative eye is generally pulled toward big bold palettes, it is exciting to have such a distinctively unique design to work with. 

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Meet New Staff Members
6.2.2021

In the last year a lot has happened within our world, our communities and in our company. Connecting Threads associates left and retired, and we have expanded, adding new roles. We are happy to welcome new members to our team and would love to introduce them to our quilting community. Please welcome…

Zoey Baggins, Social Media Engagement Specialist
I’m absolutely delighted to be …

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Barn Stars Block of the Month Preparations
4.21.2021

Hello fellow Barn Stars Block of the Month or BoM participants! We are so delighted to be sewing along with you all over the next 9 months. As noted at the time of registration, the first boxes will begin shipping to all active subscribers in early May 2021. Keep an eye on your email inbox for related tracking details once they’ve left our warehouse!

My …

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Essential Notions
4.19.2021

What is a notion? Essentially, a sewing notion is any tool used when completing a project that would not otherwise be classified as a sewing machine, fabric, nor thread. The world of notions is vast and can quickly become overwhelming. I’ve narrowed this down and compiled a list of multi-use essentials that are key for any successful sewing or quilting venture.

Regardless of the pattern …

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