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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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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! ...

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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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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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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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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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