Category Archives: fun

Connecting Threads Podcast Episode 18 – Kate’s Quilt

Kate is a long time crafter, mom, and as of today, former Connecting Threads podcast host. Now that her first project is lovingly on display in her craft space,  she must bid you all adieu as she prepares to mosey on down the quilted road. But before she goes, she managed to sneak in one last chat with her good friends ...

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Connecting Threads Podcast Episode 17 – Sewing Machines

Kate is a long time crafter, mom, and lover of all things pumpkin flavored. Kate also has some BIG news—She finished her first quilt. She plans on riding this wave of accomplishment well into the new year, while also setting her sights on her next project—definitely something with flying geese. In the meantime, Kate is spending her time chatting it up ...

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Meet Patrice!

Ever wonder who’s behind those gorgeous exclusive fabrics you see on our site? Meet Patrice, our senior textile designer here at Connecting Threads. Patrice says she’s always been fascinated by repeating patterns and colorful designs. When she was a kid, she loved tagging along to the fabric store to help her mom pick out fabrics. *Fun fact: I traveled to Quilt ...

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Patchwork Wiksten Kimono Jacket!

Swoon! Introducing my patchwork Wiksten Kimono Jacket! I’ve had the pattern for months now. Finally, the stars aligned, inspiration struck, and I realized that my stash of fat quarters and this pattern were meant to be together!

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Teapot Cozy

Project 22, Tea Cozy, is our last project from Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. Found on page 52, it’s perfect for a 16-24 ounce tea pot. This cozy will do the job keeping your tea warm while leisurely sipping a cup or two. It’s such a simple sew! Stitch strips together, quilt, cut out the shape, and bind. This cozy is made ...

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Knotty Travel Tissue

This is always a great idea for stocking stuffers, guild gifts, quilt group gifts, or any occasion gift.. a travel tissue holder! This is a double treat because it's mega quick to make (it took me 15 minutes!), and this is an early reveal of our new collection, Spring Terrace!

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O Christmas Tree

This mini Christmas tree, designed by Mari Martin, is from the Fast, Fun, and More Gifty book.   It looks like the bell is weighting down the top of the little tree. In the book it is shown made up in flannel and displayed on the ...

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