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Podcast 7: Quilts as Gifts

Welcome to episode 7 here on the Connecting Threads podcast! Join us as we wrestle with the all-important topic of gift sewing. Not only is it a timely topic (hello, November!), it’s also at the heart of our beloved craft. Quilts, since time immemorial, have been made with love to be gifted to those closes to us. Every stitch represents thought, care and ...

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Jenn’s First Quilt

About a month ago, I finished my first quilt. I have sewn tons of small, quilted wall hangings over the years, but this was the first quilt I’ve ever made that would keep someone warm. I feel such a sense of accomplishment about it. It’s not particularly intricate or remarkable, but I marvel at it every time I sit watching a movie ...

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My Mum’s Garden Quilt Blocks

I wanted to share a couple of blocks from a quilt I am making using our new collection, Mum’s Garden! I’ve been sewing my way through the blocks in the Ultimate Quilt Block Collection  by Lynne Goldsworthy. I decided to start with the first blocks in the book and then work my way through in order. Each block has ...

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All Star Elephant Applique Kit | ConnectingThreads.com
Podcast 4: All About Applique

Welcome to Applique week here on the podcast! First up, Kris joins me to talk about precut pre-fused applique kits. (:34) Perfect for both beginners and seasoned applique enthusiasts, these kits offer a fun (and fast) way to sew up your next applique project. Next, Judy shares her favorite tools ...

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My First Quilt

It all started 46 years ago. I was given some sample fabric squares from the department store where I worked, and decided to make my very first quilt. After all, they were already cut into squares and I had a sewing machine. It would be simple, I thought! I was 18, and I didn’t know anyone that quilted. The internet didn’t exist ...

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English Paper Piecing Mania!

If you were wondering if it’s hard to get work done here at Connecting Threads because we’re always talking about our own personal sewing projects, the answer is YES! And from time to time, a bunch of us catch the same bug – it’s the best kind of infectious. Right now, that bug is English paper piecing. Hannah, our Multimedia Director is ...

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Sashiko Cushion Cover Kit from Connecting Threads
Staff Picks

Working at Connecting Threads comes with plenty of perks, but the best one by far is getting to try EVERYTHING! Here’s what our staff is currently excited about!  Sashiko Cushion Cover Kit  “I just finished my very first sashiko project and it was every bit as fun as I thought it would be. Not only was the ...

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5 Things to Love About Sew Great Cutting Tools

Meet your new favorite cutting tools! From the tiniest 2.5″ Embroidery Scissors to big ol’ 9″ Classic Fabric Scissors, we’ve made the perfect tool for every cutting job! So what’s so great (pun very much intended) about Sew Great cutting tools? I’m glad you asked! 1. These blades are SHARP. Who wants to mess ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Sizzix Big Shot Plus

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Sizzix Big Shot Plus by Sizzix, product # 82418 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann

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Tool Review Tuesday: Iron Finger

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Iron Finger by Clover, Item #82170 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita

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