Category Archives: fabric

Connecting Threads Podcast Episode 19 – The Joys of Precuts and How To Use Them To Their Full Potential in Your Next Quilt Project

Welcome to the new season of the Connecting Threads Podcast with new host Zoey! Zoey is a fabric fanatic and is constantly seeking new skills, supplies, and epic adventures. As a fiber artist, bag maker, and quilter, she spends her evenings and weekends sewing as much as she can muster while her Corgi sits under her desk, snoring. She will grab ...

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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.┬áNext 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 Podcast Episode 15 – Quilting Questions Answered

On this episode of the Connecting Threads Podcast, Kate is asking some questions and getting some answers. There are some things that have come up for her that has prevented her from moving forward with her quilt and there are some questions from the Connecting Threads community that Elise and Patrice help answer. From basting and fibers, come learn with Kate. First up ...

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Podcast Episode 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 ...

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Podcast Episode 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.

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Metro Rings Quilt

Connecting Threads received this delightful pattern, Metro Rings, and a clever ruler, Quick Curve Ruler from the company, Sew Kind of Wonderful. I was just dying to try it. Metro Rings is a modern take on the traditional Double Wedding Ring design which I also LOVE. I decided to make ...

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Matt’s First Sewing Project

Hi there, I'm Matt. For those of you who don't know me, I am the CEO of Crafts Americana Group which is the parent company of Connecting Threads. I have been meaning to try my hand at sewing for a long time. Really, I have. I am literally surrounded by quilters, crafters, fabric and thread all day at work. At night, I usually come home to a kitchen table held hostage by my wife's sewing projects. With 24-hour technical support and a warehouse full of amazing fabric, thread, tools and notions at my disposal, I have no excuses. Still, there was something intimidating about a craft that requires the precise use of machinery and sharp needles.This year, with a lot of hand-holding, Mari (one of Connecting Threads' wonderful quilt designers) finally convinced me to begin sewing by taking part in the Gifty Galore project. It was the perfect opportunity. Rather than biting off a big project with room for compound error, the goal was to find a project that I could complete in less than 20 minutes.

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