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Recent Posts by Kindal Dolph

    Meet the Designer! Q+A with Cheryl Arkison

    Quilt blogger Cheryl Arkison is known for her fun projects and passion for crafting. She has written numerous books on the art of quilting and continues to create wonderful pieces all while raising her three young kids. Cheryl’s career has now been taken to new heights by collaborating with us to design her first fabric line. Featuring 20 black, white, and grey prints inspired by the marks we make in life, Tag is one of the newest collections ...

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    CT Flannel Gifts for Everyone You Love!

    Winter’s coming quick, and CT has released an awesome flannel novelty collection just in time to bundle up for it! Not only can you now find four new and exclusive, unbelievably soft prints to choose from, but we also carry other flannel collections such as Blast Off!, Pumpkin Party Flannels, and our Quilter’s Candy basics in an assortment of prints and colors to cover any project you’ve got in mind. This ...

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    August Newsletter

    We’ve got a ton of new fabric here at Connecting Threads. We’re gearing up for fall & holiday sewing, so if you haven’t already make sure you check out our Gifty Galore Quilt Along. We can get you started on the holiday path and keep you in stitches as you sew.   We have a new Christmas collection, Days of Christmas, that features a 2016 Advent Panel with adorable hand drawn designs by Winthur. You can purchase the panel by ...

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    iPad Sleeve

    Hand sewing has never been so fun! I’ve done a few small projects recently that were made completely by hand, and the outcome was great! When trying to decide on which project I’d like to tackle next, I thought I would challenge myself a little more and go for something I wasn’t sure could even be executed properly without a machine. Since Mothers’ Day happened last month, I thought my mom would love to receive a gift from ...

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    Seeing Stars: Books, Blogs, and Quilts with Barbara H. Cline

    As a quilt designer and teacher with 35+ years of experience, Barbara H. Cline knows her quilts. She uses her experience to inspire and instruct fellow quilters on her popular blog, QuiltinGal, gives various lectures at shops throughout the world, and has published four quilting books in the past six years. Her newest book, Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars, focuses on the process behind the creation of a beautiful quilt, including how to impart your ...

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    Beginner’s Luck: A Hand-Quilted Rainbow Coaster

    Though I’m not the most experienced quilter (or sewer, for that matter!), I really enjoy creating things I can use to decorate my house or gift to the people I care about. Not only does the ability to give something that comes from my heart make me feel good, but seeing the improvements I make each time I pick up a needle and thread is icing on the cake! As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t use a sewing machine (for ...

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    Designer Interview: Jody Houghton

    For Jody Houghton, the intention behind design is always the same: to bring joy and possibly even a little giggle to the quilters supporting her work.  Her motto has always been “Creating a Life, while Creating a Living”, and, after being in the gift business for 25 years, she expanded her interest in crafts to include quilting. Even after designing for 34 years, she is still creating whimsical and heartfelt patterns, labels, and greeting cards that her followers can gift ...

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    Staff Favorite Quilting Tools

    This year has brought many amazing products to not only customers, but our staff, too! Below is a list of quilting tools that have been approved by Connecting Threads and would be a perfect purchase to end 2015. If you have been eyeing any of these items, now is the perfect time to check some out and have them in your home before the new year! If you use embroidery floss or thicker thread, the Embroidery Needle Threader is definitely for you. Tested (and loved) ...

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    Fall Projects to Try

    If you are like me, this time of the year can seem busy and overwhelming. With so many things to do and the holidays quickly approaching, you may be finding it difficult to make time to sew. If devoting yourself to a quilt seems impossible at this point, there are still ways to keep crafting without a huge time commitment. Not only are small projects both quick and easy, they also double as perfect gifts or festive home decor!

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    An interview with Anna Graham + a giveaway of her new book!

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this amazing giveaway! Using a random number generator, we have selected our winner. Congratulations to Lora M! ——————— It’s always a great day when you get to flip through a beautiful new sewing book. It’s especially great when that sewing book was ...

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