Constellations Book Review and Quilt Project
8.14.2018


I was excited to review Constellations by Amber Platzer Corcoran and Jaime Jennings, as a lover of astronomy, stars and anything astrological. Sure enough, this turned out to be a great quilting book for me. The book has blocks for each of the twelve constellations using strip piecing. Each block can be used individually in smaller projects, such as pillows, tea …

Read more »


My First Quilt
8.3.2018

First Quilt
It all started 46 years ago. I was given some sample fabric squares from the department store where I worked, and decided to make my very first quilt. After all, they were already cut into squares and I had a sewing machine. It would be simple, I thought! I was 18, and I didn’t know anyone that quilted. The internet didn’t exist …

Read more »


English Paper Piecing Mania!
7.24.2018


If you were wondering if it’s hard to get work done here at Connecting Threads because we’re always talking about our own personal sewing projects, the answer is YES! And from time to time, a bunch of us catch the same bug – it’s the best kind of infectious. Right now, that bug is English paper piecing. Hannah, our Multimedia Director is …

Read more »


Staff Picks
5.17.2018

Working at Connecting Threads comes with plenty of perks, but the best one by far is getting to try EVERYTHING! Here’s what our staff is currently excited about!
 Sashiko Cushion Cover Kit 
Sashiko Cushion Cover Kit from Connecting Threads
“I just finished my very first sashiko project and it was every bit as fun as I thought it would be. Not only was the …

Read more »


Wonderland Two Fabric Collection


Melissa Mortenson of Polka Dot Chair delights the senses with her fabric collection Wonderland Two. This collection combines all of the wonder and whimsy you would expect from a fabric collection inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The soft blues and teals are beautiful, but the whimsical rabbit focal is absolutely adorable. Each rabbit is dressed in their finest attire. They’re wearing hats …

Read more »