Category Archives: How-To

Bunny Bag!

Hop into Spring with this adorable treat bag in the shape of a bunny! Perfect for stashing your candy and decorating. The pattern comes with a template and full instructions on how to make your very own bunny.  

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Carrot Treat Bag

Welcome Spring and Easter with this adorable treat bag in the shape of a carrot!  This project can be completed in a day and can be made using 10″ precuts, a couple of FQs, or other larger scraps you may ...

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How To Make and Send Quilted Valentines

Quilted Valentines (or postcards) are so easy to make!  Use your scraps or a block pattern you’ve always wanted to try and let’s send something handmade to our loved ones.  What you will need:  ~5″x7″ finished pieced block to trim down to 4″x6″ ~5″x7″ batting  ~5″x7″ backing fabric to trim down to 4″x6″  Quilting thread Quilting ruler  Rotary cutter Cardstock or Bolt Boards Sewing machine or hand sewing needles   Step one:  Create your pieced mini quilt. Pick a block you’ve always wanted ...

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Laptop Sleeve Tutorial

A quick sewing tutorial for a quilted sleeve for your laptop, with adjustable sizing calculations for a simple tablet, laptop, or digital device. Top: sneak peek of finished sleeve. bottom left: flat lay of most of the notions used for this project. Bottom Middle Left: pressing open ...

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Essential Notions

What is a notion? Essentially, a sewing notion is any tool used when completing a project that would not otherwise be classified as a sewing machine, fabric, nor thread. The world of notions is vast and can quickly become overwhelming. I’ve narrowed this down and compiled a list of multi-use essentials that are key for any successful sewing or quilting venture. Regardless ...

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Annabelle BOM Month 7

Hi friends! I’m not gonna lie – this month is A LOT. At least, it felt that way to me. We are making an additional 18 blocks, and then sewing those blocks together with the ones from last month, and then attaching all of it to the center portion. Phew! But ...

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Annabelle BOM Month 5

Well friends, we are now officially past the half-way mark with this quilt. Yay! This month will be a lighter month as far as sewing goes, but since we are full swing into the holiday season, hopefully it will be a welcome reprieve for everyone. Don’t get me wrong, ...

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Seasons BOM Month 5

Can you guys believe we are already on month 5? We are on the home stretch! This month we will be making the last three blocks for this quilt, so that next month we can finally put this beauty together and finish! Yay! Hearts and Pinwheels

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Annabelle BOM Month 3

Hi there everyone! As I’ve probably mentioned before, I LOVE LOVE LOVE  Star blocks! Which I guess is why this quilt has a lot of them in it. They are my design weakness! For this month we will be making eight of these little cuties. They are each 10-1/2” square, ...

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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 ...

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