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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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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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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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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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