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Mercantile BOM Part 2 – Sewing with directional fabrics

By now most of you have been sewing up the second set of blocks for the Mercantile Block of the Month. (And some of you are already working on your third!) It has been so fun to see everyone’s progress! This second installment has a diagonal stripe fabric that will be used in a few of the blocks. Some of you have had questions on how to work ...

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Meet Jessica!

Hello! I’m Jessica, the newest member of the team. I’m the production assistant, which means I get jump into lots of roles to help out where needed. I was born and raised in the Portland metro area, and I’m still here⁠—which apparently makes me some sort of unicorn! I currently live with my partner, my roommate, a ton of houseplants, and this portly fellow:

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Kristin’s Mercantile BOM: Part 1

Hi everyone! I’m Kristin, designer of the Mercantile Block of the Month. I’m so excited to be partnering with Connecting Threads for their first ever BOM project! And I’ve got a confession to make: Even though I’ve been designing and writing quilt patterns for many years now, this is the first BOM pattern I’ve ever designed. So it’s just all kinds of new for everyone! I’m honored ...

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What Chamisa’s Been Working On

As a life-long crafter, I have a good bit of experience with sewing; but I hadn’t tried any quilting until recently. As usual, rather than dipping my toe in and working on one project from start to finish, I dove in head first and ended up with two small quilts and a pillow! I began last fall, working from the Out of the ...

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Meet Skye!

Hi Everyone! I’m Skye, the Catalog Director for Connecting Threads. I’ve been a maker and artist as long as I can remember, and started sewing at a pretty young age thanks to my mom and grandma. My house was definitely a DIY house growing up! When I was ten I started my first business called Country Cats, which was sewing ...

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Introducing The Mercantile Block of the Month

We can't keep it a secret any longer! We're excited to share that we're offering our very first Block of the Month! Mercantile, designed by one of our all-time-favorites, Kristin Gassway is sewn up in General Store, our newest assortment of 1930s feedsack-style fabrics. Every print comes from an authentic vintage feedsack, meticulously recolored and scaled into this charming group of quilting cottons.

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Fabric Collection
Introducing Faux Linen Tonals!

With a new year comes new collections! We’ve been busy bees around here working on four new exclusive collections for our winter catalog, which are all SO lovely, but today I’m here to gush over my personal favorite, Faux Linen Tonals! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE linen! I love the texture, and I just wish it wasn’t so tricky ...

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Meet Chamisa!

Hi there! My name is Chamisa, and I’m the Textile Production Assistant here at Connecting Threads. Making things runs in my family. When I was very little, my mom worked for a dress maker and was also an avid knitter, and my dad worked as a carpenter for Habitat for Humanity. Needless to say I’ve been a crafter since, ...

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Meet Patrice!

Ever wonder who’s behind those gorgeous exclusive fabrics you see on our site? Meet Patrice, our senior textile designer here at Connecting Threads. Patrice says she’s always been fascinated by repeating patterns and colorful designs. When she was a kid, she loved tagging along to the fabric store to help her mom pick out fabrics. *Fun fact: I traveled to Quilt Market ...

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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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