Zoey B.

Hey there! I’m Zoey, a staff writer and sewist at Connecting Threads. Since a young age, I’ve been passionate about fiber arts and am constantly seeking out new skills, supplies, and epic adventures. I’m a firm believer that beautiful things can come from modest resources and whether at a hobby or professional level, there is always room at the craft table.

Recent Posts by Zoey B.

    Laptop Sleeve Tutorial

    A quick sewing tutorial for a quilted sleeve for your laptop, with adjustable sizing calculations for a simple tablet, laptop, or digital device. Top: sneak peek of finished sleeve. bottom left: flat lay of most of the notions used for this project. Bottom Middle Left: pressing open seams with an iron. Bottom Middle Right: Close-up of wavy quilting ...

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    Barn Stars Block of the Month Part 1

    We’ve made it! After all the prep and much anticipation, the first box of Barn Stars, this 9 month Block of the Month, is officially here and moving along.  For me, Barn Stars is a great way to flex beyond my usual design aesthetics and work with some more classic color tones. While my creative eye is generally pulled toward big bold palettes, it is exciting to have such a distinctively unique design to work with. 

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    Barn Stars Block of the Month Preparations

    Hello fellow Barn Stars Block of the Month or BoM participants! We are so delighted to be sewing along with you all over the next 9 months. As noted at the time of registration, the first boxes will begin shipping to all active subscribers in early May 2021. Keep an eye on your email inbox for related tracking details once they’ve left our warehouse! My ...

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    Essential Notions

    What is a notion? Essentially, a sewing notion is any tool used when completing a project that would not otherwise be classified as a sewing machine, fabric, nor thread. The world of notions is vast and can quickly become overwhelming. I’ve narrowed this down and compiled a list of multi-use essentials that are key for any successful sewing or quilting venture. Regardless of the pattern ...

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