Category Archives: Quilt With Us

Open Skies Block of the Month – Month 1

Welcome, everyone! I’m thrilled that so many of you have decided to join me in sewing up my latest Block of the Month quilt! Some of you may have already sewn some of my previous BOMs, but I suspect many of you might be new. Each month I’ll be posting a little tutorial blog here, with tricks and tips to help you create the best quilt possible. And with this BOM we will also be adding some extra content over ...

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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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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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