Follow along with our team of quilters as we show off our new projects, discuss new and exciting techniques, talk about new fabric collections, and share news about the latest and greatest happenings here at Connecting Threads.
I'm so excited to be writing this post for Connecting Threads! I work in the same building, just down the hall from all the sewing machines and fabric, but I generally stick to knitting and yarn as Catalog Director for Knit Picks. However, when my coworked Heidi walked through the office with a stack of fabric from the new Indigo Patchwork fabric collection, I did an almost cartoonish double take. All that blue in one place was irrisistable!
Sue, our amazing sewist and quilter, has a lot of tricks and tips up her sleeve. Recently, I saw her with a cute little dress in her hands and I asked her, "how did you sew that to create that elastic-shrinking effect?" and she said, "Oh you mean shirring. It's easy!" So she set up a little class with some of us quilters here at work, and taught us how to shirr. This is how it went:
I just wanted to share one of my projects I'm making this year for the holidays for friends and family! If you are looking for quick patterns to make this year, then Simply Christmas by Sherri K. Falls is just for you because she combines piecing, applique, and embroidery to embellish cute, holiday-inspried gifts like a mini-quilt, embroidered tea towels, and a cute cup cozie. For this particular gift project, I chose Trim the Towel.
Every quilter has a story about their first 'big quilt' they completed, and what struggles or "ah-hah" moments they've had. I love reading about other quilter's experiences, good or bad. This is my experience with my first 'big quilt.'