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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 Market ...

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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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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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