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I design graphics for Connecting Threads website, advertising and social media as well as print ads and postcards. I'm a long-time seamstress who is new to quilting and looking forward to tackling my first big quilt project. In the meanwhile, I love doing small quilting projects, modern quilt designs and the history of quilting in general.

Recent Posts by Jamila

    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, ...

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    Pins & Needles Sale!

    Put a pin in it! We’re having a pins and needles sale on Connecting Threads where you can get 40% off select pins, needles and accessories. Sale ends on March 20th at 11:59pm PST so get these handy items while you can. Shop the sale here.  

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    Grab-And-Go Wallet

    Today’s project is the Grab-&-Go Wallet, designed by Mari Martin. This project is featured on page 46 in the Fast, Fun, and More Gifty book. It’s a great quick project for the holidays that is easy to make. Perfect for ...

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    Blast Off! Play Date Bag

    One of my favorite things about being “auntie” to my best friend’s little one is making things for my adorable niece. So I was excited to make the Play Date Bag pattern, which would make a backpack for her and a purse for me. Best of all, these bags would both be made with fabric from the new Blast Off! collection, a series of space themed prints, some of which glow in the dark! Her mom and I ...

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    Zipper Day Project: Macaron Coin Purse

    Happy Zipper Day, Everyone! In honor of Zipper Day, I wanted to find a project that would make use of some excess zippers I have collected over the years (they are a handy notion, but sometimes you can have far too many). Evidence of my ...

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    Plethora of Pillows – “Quilt As You Go” Hex Pillow

    When we started talking about the Plethora of Pillows project, I knew immediately I wanted to make something with hexies on them. I love hexies! They remind me of honeycomb and vintage tiles. Plus, these pillows will make a nice housewarming present once we’re done moving into our new home this month. However, as I currently spend most of my free time getting ...

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    Introducing: Jamila!

    Hi! I’m Jamila and it’s my second week as Graphic Designer at Connecting Threads. I come from a crafty background and love DIY, so it’s great to be a part of a team that’s all about supporting crafters like myself. From a young age, I learned to sew and knit from my grandmother and numerous aunts. Nowadays if I’m not working on something, ...

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