Seasons BOM Month #2
8.10.2020

I’m so excited to get going on the second installment of the Season quilt! This month we will sew another three blocks. Two are entirely pieced, and one has some applique. Let’s get started!

Our first block is the Potted flower. The potted base is pretty straight forward, but the applique this month involves some layering. You can go about this …

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Welcome to the Annabelle Block of the Month!
8.5.2020

Hello and welcome! My name is Kristin Gassaway, and I’m the designer of the Annabelle quilt sold here at Connecting Threads. I’ll be posting tips and updates as we make this quilt together over the next 9 months.

For this first month we will start with a *bang* by making the center medallion portion of the quilt. This will probably be the most technically challenging part …

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Connecting Threads Podcast Episode 14 – Block of the Month
7.10.2020

On this episode of the Connecting Threads Podcast, Kate is taking a break from talking about her quilt to learn more about Block of the Month. Kate checks in with Kris and learns more about what even is a “Block of the Month” and learns more about quilting subscriptions. Later we hear from the designer of the Connecting Threads July Block of the Month, …

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Welcome to the Seasons Block of the Month!
7.1.2020

Hello and welcome to the Seasons Block of the Month! I’m so excited to have you with on this 6 month journey as we make this happy little quilt together.

Before we get started I have some important information. I inadvertently left off a few of the pressing arrows in the instructions for this first month (YIKES!). Needless to say, I was mortified, and unfortunately those patterns …

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Podcast Episode 13 – Unraveling the Mystery of Fabric Production
6.12.2020

Spritz Tonals

On this second episode of this season of the Connecting Threads Podcast, Kate’s quilting journey takes her into the world of fabric. She chats with two of her favorite fabric experts about the right side and wrong side of the fabric design & production process. Listen in as both Kris and Patrice share a little insight into the thought and …

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Podcast Episode 12: Tips for Beginners
5.1.2020

The Connecting Threads Podcast is back! This season we follow Kate, a mom, serial organizer, and all-around podcast enthusiast, as she embarks on a quest to become a quilter. Kate comes from a long line of quilters whose roots originate in the midwest and predate the Depression era. She’s drawn to quilting because she’s drawn to things that bring comfort, and also has a desire …

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Happy National Quilting Day!
3.21.2020

Today happens to be our favorite holiday, National Quilting Day! Here at the Connecting Threads office, we’re known to celebrate this holiday all week long. Who knows, next year we might even celebrate for the entire month! 

In honor of our National Quilting Day, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite quilts from our personal collections. Of course every …

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Mercantile BOM Part 2 – Sewing with directional fabrics
7.10.2019

By now most of you have been sewing up the second set of blocks for the Mercantile Block of the Month. (And some of you are already working on your third!) It has been so fun to see everyone’s progress!

This second installment has a diagonal stripe fabric that will be used in a few of the blocks. Some of you have had questions on how to work …

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Meet Jessica!
6.20.2019

Hello! I’m Jessica, the newest member of the team. I’m the production assistant, which means I get jump into lots of roles to help out where needed.
I was born and raised in the Portland metro area, and I’m still here⁠—which apparently makes me some sort of unicorn! I currently live with my partner, my roommate, a ton of houseplants, and this portly fellow:
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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! …

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