Recent Posts by Karen

    Another tutorial and some kitty outtakes

    I’ve just posted two tutorials for Log Cabin month. One is for beginners on how to assemble your quilt top. The other is Log Cabin blocks with a twist and includes a tutorial from a guest blogger, QuiltDad. Since I didn’t have any photos to share with you, and this post looked a little bland, I thought I’d share a few kitty outtakes from my tutorial. Tucker is the white and black kitten, aka The Brat, and Marty is ...

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    Techniques 2010 – September is Log Cabin month! Week 1 is live!

    Welcome to Log Cabin month! Join my FREE group if you’d like to Quilt Along with other Log Cabi…. Week one includes this free Log Cabin Lap Quilt Pattern, and a mini history and overview of this beloved block. Then next week, I’ll provide a complete lesson on how to make this quilt – perfect for beginners! A new Log Cabin topic for 4 weeks.

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    My how time flies! 20,000 members!!!!!!

    Can you believe how fast we’ve grown?!! Why it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating 5,000 members! Our 20,000th member snuck by me this week when I wasn’t looking (I might have been distracted by the batiks). Susan Hedrick is our 20,000th member of our wonderful little Quilt With Us community. I’m sending Susan a $50 Connecting Threads gift card, just because. Join me in welcoming Susan and all of our newest members. ...

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    We’ve been busy!

    You may have noticed we’ve had a few changes in the past week. Our Connecting Threads website got a pretty new facelift, we’ve added brand new solids, semi solids and batiks, and we’ve lowered our prices on all fabrics. Whew! Did I mention Batiks? These things take time and talent to develop. So behind the scenes, we’ve made some major ...

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    Groups and email notifications

    I’ve just been alerted that our network is having a site-wide issue with groups and email notifications. Two of our own members have reported issues, either with not receiving email notifications when they are supposed to, or receiving email notifications when they’re not supposed to. The network is working on the problem, but they are behind and have not given me a time estimated. I’ll keep you posted. Karen

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    Learn how to paper piece

    Week 2’s tutorial is live – this is the meat and potatoes of this month’s technique. It’s the basics (including video) on how to paper piece. Also, have you wondered what the differences between all the different papers that can be used? I made a video to show you the differences, so you can decide for yourself. QuiltDragon has already made a cute bib from our free pattern – check it out!

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