Monthly Archives: October 2018

Patchwork Wiksten Kimono Jacket!

Swoon! Introducing my patchwork Wiksten Kimono Jacket! I’ve had the pattern for months now. Finally, the stars aligned, inspiration struck, and I realized that my stash of fat quarters and this pattern were meant to be together! Every ...

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Essential Thread || Connecting Threads
Podcast 6: A Passion for Quilting

Welcome to episode 6 here on the Connecting Threads podcast! First up, Kris and our fantastic educator, Barb Tatera discuss the ins-and-outs of thread selection. Our quilts are only as good as the materials we use, and choosing the right thread for both piecing and quilting is step one to a project that will last for years to ...

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Jenn’s First Quilt

About a month ago, I finished my first quilt. I have sewn tons of small, quilted wall hangings over the years, but this was the first quilt I’ve ever made that would keep someone warm. I feel such a sense of accomplishment about it. It’s not particularly intricate or remarkable, but I marvel at it every time I sit watching a movie ...

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Podcast 5: Inside November 2018

The 2018 holiday gift-giving season is upon us! Before you know it, cold weather with all of its hot beverages, cozy slippers and, of course, even cozier quilts will see us all settling into our craftrooms to finish up all those last minute gifts. But wait! We’re not quite there yet, and there’s still time to enjoy ...

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My Mum’s Garden Quilt Blocks

I wanted to share a couple of blocks from a quilt I am making using our new collection, Mum’s Garden! I’ve been sewing my way through the blocks in the Ultimate Quilt Block Collection  by Lynne Goldsworthy. I decided to start with the first blocks in the book and then work my way through in order. Each block has ...

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