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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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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