Monthly Archives: August 2018

Connecting Threads Eversewn Sparrow Sewing Machine
Podcast 2: Eversewn Sewing Machines!

One of the core tools in a quilter’s craft room is the sewing machine. It takes center stage (as it should) and every new machine is the result of careful thought and much pondering before you replace or add one to your collection. After all, you’ll be spending hours sewing with it, creating everything from new napkin sets to elaborate heirloom gifts!

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Sweet Stashbusting – Sewing for Babies

I promised myself that I’d spend the next few months destashing and sewing up all those little projects I never seem to get around to the rest of the year. No more tumble-jumble of fabric scraps, I’m on a mission! I know a sweet little lady named Franny who is just turning three months old, the perfect age for sewing ...

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Podcast Episode 1: Behind the Scenes, Fabric Edition

Welcome to the very first episode of the new Connecting Threads podcast! Join us every two weeks for new episodes where we explore all things quilting. We’ll share our favorite quilting techniques, review our go-to tools, and share behind the scenes stories about what goes into making Connecting Threads the company you know and love. In Episode ...

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Constellations Book Review and Quilt Project

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 ...

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My 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 ...

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