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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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Tool Review Tuesday: Marvy Fabric Markers

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: Marvy Fabric 6 Marker Set – Brush Point by Uchida of America, Item #82455 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Winthur

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Tool Review Tuesday: Chenille Needles

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: John James Chenille Needles by Colonial Needle Co, Item #21350, 21351, 21353, 21354, 21352 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann

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Wonderland Two Fabric Collection

Melissa Mortenson of Polka Dot Chair delights the senses with her fabric collection Wonderland Two. This collection combines all of the wonder and whimsy you would expect from a fabric collection inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The soft blues and teals are beautiful, but the whimsical rabbit focal is absolutely adorable. Each rabbit is dressed in their finest attire. They’re wearing hats ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Kwik Klip

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: Kwik Klip by Paula Jean Creations, Item #82219 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna

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