Kristin’s Mercantile BOM: Part 1
5.31.2019

Hi everyone!

I’m Kristin, designer of the Mercantile Block of the Month. I’m so excited to be partnering with Connecting Threads for their first ever BOM project! And I’ve got a confession to make: Even though I’ve been designing and writing quilt patterns for many years now, this is the first BOM pattern I’ve ever designed. So it’s just all kinds of new for everyone! I’m honored …

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What Chamisa’s Been Working On
4.25.2019

As a life-long crafter, I have a good bit of experience with sewing; but I hadn’t tried any quilting until recently. As usual, rather than dipping my toe in and working on one project from start to finish, I dove in head first and ended up with two small quilts and a pillow! I began last fall, working from the Out of the …

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Meet Skye!
4.23.2019

Hi Everyone! I’m Skye, the Catalog Director for Connecting Threads. I’ve been a maker and artist as long as I can remember, and started sewing at a pretty young age thanks to my mom and grandma. My house was definitely a DIY house growing up! When I was ten I started my first business called Country Cats, which was sewing …

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Introducing The Mercantile Block of the Month
4.17.2019

We can’t keep it a secret any longer! We’re excited to share that we’re offering our very first Block of the Month! Mercantile, designed by one of our all-time-favorites, Kristin Gassway is sewn up in General Store, our newest assortment of 1930s feedsack-style fabrics. Every print comes from an authentic vintage feedsack, meticulously recolored and scaled into this charming group of quilting cottons.

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Meet Chamisa!
1.14.2019


Hi there! My name is Chamisa, and I’m the Textile Production Assistant here at Connecting Threads. Making things runs in my family. When I was very little, my mom worked for a dress maker and was also an avid knitter, and my dad worked as a carpenter for Habitat for Humanity. Needless to say I’ve been a crafter since, …

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Podcast 11: Inside Winter 2019
1.3.2019

Faux Linen Tonals Connecting Threads
Welcome to episode 11, here on the Connecting Threads Podcast.  There’s nothing better than getting a crisp, new Connecting Threads catalog (or should I say magazine?) in the mail. New fabrics, fun kits, and fabulous accessories await in every issue.
Today, Kris and Patrice wax poetic about their favorite kits and take us behind the scenes as we …

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Podcast 9: Demystifying Batting
12.6.2018

Choosing Batting from Connecting Threads
Once you’ve chosen your fabric, found your favorite brand of thread and pieced your top, batting is the next great frontier. There are so many choices to make, from color to material, we know it can be an overwhelming process. But! We’ve got just the answer to all your questions. Join Kris as she walks us through all …

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