Category Archives: inspiration

Connecting Threads Podcast Episode 14 – Block of the Month

On this episode of the Connecting Threads Podcast, Kate is taking a break from talking about her quilt to learn more about Block of the Month. Kate checks in with Kris and learns more about what even is a “Block of the Month” and learns more about quilting subscriptions. Later we hear from the designer of the Connecting Threads July Block of the Month, ...

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Podcast Episode 13 – Unraveling the Mystery of Fabric Production

Spritz Tonals On this second episode of this season of the Connecting Threads Podcast, Kate’s quilting journey takes her into the world of fabric. She chats with two of her favorite fabric experts about the right side and wrong side of the fabric design & production process. Listen in as both Kris and Patrice share a little insight into the thought and ...

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Podcast Episode 12: Tips for Beginners

The Connecting Threads Podcast is back! This season we follow Kate, a mom, serial organizer, and all-around podcast enthusiast, as she embarks on a quest to become a quilter. Kate comes from a long line of quilters whose roots originate in the midwest and predate the Depression era. She’s drawn to quilting because she’s drawn to things that bring comfort, and also has a desire ...

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Podcast Episode 11: Inside Winter 2019

Welcome to episode 11, here on the Connecting Threads Podcast.  There’s nothing better than getting a crisp, new Connecting Threads catalog (or should I say magazine?) in the mail. New fabrics, fun kits, and fabulous accessories await in every issue. Today, Kris and Patrice wax poetic about their favorite kits and take us behind the scenes ...

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Podcast Episode 10: Crafting for the New Year

At least once a year, typically towards the end or, rather the beginning, it’s a great idea to come together to take stock, celebrate achievements, and refocus on what’s really important. Today, Kris and Alison sit down to talk about Connecting Threads, the company, and brand you’ve known and loved for so many years. We hear about our humble ...

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Podcast Episode 9: Demystifying Batting

Once you’ve chosen your fabric, found your favorite brand of thread and pieced your top, batting is the next great frontier. There are so many choices to make, from color to material, we know it can be an overwhelming process. But! We’ve got just the answer to all your questions. Join Kris as she walks us ...

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Podcast Episode 8: Quiltsgiving

Welcome to episode 8 on the Connecting Threads Podcast! First up, Jenn and Chamisa describe their adventures at Quilt Festival in Houston. This was their first time at a major quilting event and it did not disappoint. Listen in as they share the challenges of having a booth in the marketplace as well as the tremendous inspiration they found in the exhibition of ...

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Podcast Episode 7: Quilts as Gifts

Welcome to episode 7 here on the Connecting Threads podcast! Join us as we wrestle with the all-important topic of gift sewing. Not only is it a timely topic (hello, November!), it’s also at the heart of our beloved craft. Quilts, since time immemorial, have been made with love to be gifted to those closes to us. Every stitch represents thought, care and ...

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Podcast Episode 6: A Passion for Quilting

Welcome to episode 6 here on the Connecting Threads podcast! First up, Kris and our fantastic educator, Barb Tatera discuss the ins-and-outs of thread selection. Our quilts are only as good as the materials we use, and choosing the right thread for both piecing and quilting is step one to a project that will last for years to ...

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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 enjoy ...

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