Category Archives: fabric

Podcast 5: Inside November 2018

The 2018 holiday gift-giving season is upon us! Before you know it, cold weather with all of its hot beverages, cozy slippers and, of course, even cozier quilts will see us all settling into our craftrooms to finish up all those last minute gifts. But wait! We’re not quite there yet, and there’s still time to enjoy ...

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Podcast 3: October 2018 New Kits and Collections!

 Join us for our latest podcast episode as we chat our way through the new fabric collections and quilt kits! First up, Kris and Judy give us a little “behind the scenes” look into the selection process for new patterns. Next, they dive in to our newest project kit offerings and describe their very favorite projects from the October 2018 catalog. Mum’s Garden Fabric Collection

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Introducing: Country Inn

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our latest fabric collection! Meet Country Inn, a gorgeous array of of Traditional French Country designs inspired by a love of French country life. Its palette of creams, taupes, brick reds, and denim blues make it the perfect collection for quilters looking to create  projects with a warm and inviting quality. At the heart of the collection is the Country Life focal. ...

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Introducing – Sundown

It is my pleasure to introduce our newest fabric collection, Sundown. It is amazing how a collection of colors not found on a color wheel can still be so pleasing to the eye. The Sundown collection features a neutral palette full of earth tones – the colors of wood, stone, and soil. The colors in this collection were ...

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Sleep Tight by Cotton + Steel

The Sleep Tight Collection is an instant classic by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel lovers. The quirky hedgehogs and imaginative bunnies are wonderfully whimsical and yet will flawlessly blend with almost any quilt design. The white dot on the Stardust print are pearlescent, giving a little shimmer and glam.  These are great modern prints that will give any quilt design a ...

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New! The Arabella Collection

Now introducing:  Arabella! This fabric collection was designed by Debbie Beaves for Maywood Studio. It showcases the sweet-scented violet and lush purples and greens. This spring-flowering beauty is sure to be an inspiration for a fresh new project.   Kits, Projects, and More The Labyrinth Table Runner Kit ...

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Whales, Waves, and Whimsy – Meet Kujira & Star

The Kujira & Star fabric collection, designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel, is now available at Connecting Threads! As a fabric designer, I enjoy seeing new collections that include imaginative ideas and fresh color stories.  Simple shapes and hand-drawn elements of whales, waves, and the playful imagery of life under the sea makes this collection fun and whimsical. The dancing whales and ...

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Introducing: Oh My Darling

Meet Oh My Darling, our new and exclusive sweetheart country collection! It was designed to have a traditional country feel with a style and color palette reminiscent of the Civil War era. The prints and the kits made from the collection offer a diverse selection and are ideal for scrappy quilting. Oh My Darling offers a wide variety of prints and textures. Here are three of my personal favorites from ...

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Heart & Bloom Mini-Quilt

When I reviewed the book Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird, I was immediately taken with the Heart and Bloom Mini-Quilt. I loved the colors, the simple embroidery, and even the way it was displayed on a wall inside an open frame! I promptly set out to gather the supplies and fabrics to start making it. The five pinks and reds ...

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Make a Splash with Batik Paradise

As a batik enthusiast, I was so excited when I saw our new collection Batik Paradise. This is such a fun collection! The prints are bright and tropical; the rich colors and saturated tones definitely catch the eye. Working with this collection makes me want to head to the beach. Batik Paradise has a distinct island vibe–which is a welcome change during these dark ...

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