Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Barn Stars Block of the Month Preparations

Hello fellow Barn Stars Block of the Month or BoM participants! We are so delighted to be sewing along with you all over the next 9 months. As noted at the time of registration, the first boxes will begin shipping to all active subscribers in early May 2021. Keep an eye on your email inbox for related tracking details once they’ve left our warehouse! My ...

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Connecting Threads Podcast Episode 16 – Batiks and Basics

On this episode of the Connecting Threads Podcast, we’re looking behind the scenes to see what’s new at Connecting Threads. First we hear from Kris who’s telling all about batik fabric production and what makes batik’s special. Next Marketing Director Jennifer Fish is going to help answer some common questions that people ask about us and our website, like “What’s the Design ...

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Connecting Threads Eversewn Sparrow Sewing Machine
Podcast Episode 2: Eversewn Sewing Machines!

One of the core tools in a quilter’s craft room is the sewing machine. It takes center stage (as it should) and every new machine is the result of careful thought and much pondering before you replace or add one to your collection. After all, you’ll be spending hours sewing with it, creating everything from new napkin sets to elaborate heirloom gifts!

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Podcast Episode 1: Behind the Scenes, Fabric Edition

Welcome to the very first episode of the new Connecting Threads podcast! Join us as we share our favorite quilting techniques, review our go-to tools, and share behind the scenes stories about what goes into making Connecting Threads the company you know and love. In Episode One – Behind the Scenes, Fabric Edition you’ll get to ...

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Vintage Quilt Mending, Part 1

I swear I’m only 5’2″ The sewists and quilters in my family have always been practical women: The mentality of “Make things you can use or wear, or don’t make them at all!” is pretty close to the mantra they all held and hold…one I also carry with me. This quilt my great grandma made ...

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20 Years: Looking Back and Thinking Forward

In honor of our 20 year anniversary, we recently sat down with Matt Petkun, Connecting Threads’ president and CEO When you were watching your parents form Connecting Threads, did you expect you would be running it 20 years later? (If not, what were your plans back then and what convinced you to change them?) 20 years ago I was just beginning college, and I certainly had no intentions of working with my parents at that point in time. I was passionate about ...

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