Category Archives: Staff Picks

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 15 – Quilting Questions Answered

On this episode of the Connecting Threads Podcast, Kate is asking some questions and getting some answers. There are some things that have come up for her that has prevented her from moving forward with her quilt and there are some questions from the Connecting Threads community that Elise and Patrice help answer. From basting and fibers, come learn with Kate. First up ...

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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 ...

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Happy National Quilting Day!

Today happens to be our favorite holiday, National Quilting Day! Here at the Connecting Threads office, we’re known to celebrate this holiday all week long. Who knows, next year we might even celebrate for the entire month!  In honor of our National Quilting Day, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite quilts from our personal collections. ...

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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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Connecting Threads Eversewn Sparrow Sewing Machine
Podcast Episode 2: Eversewn Sewing Machines!

One of the core tools in a quilter’s craft room is the sewing machine. It takes center stage (as it should) and every new machine is the result of careful thought and much pondering before you replace or add one to your collection. After all, you’ll be spending hours sewing with it, creating everything from new napkin sets to elaborate heirloom gifts!

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Sweet Stashbusting – Sewing for Babies

I promised myself that I’d spend the next few months destashing and sewing up all those little projects I never seem to get around to the rest of the year. No more tumble-jumble of fabric scraps, I’m on a mission! I know a sweet little lady named Franny who is just turning three months old, the perfect age for ...

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Constellations Book Review and Quilt Project

I was excited to review Constellations by Amber Platzer Corcoran and Jaime Jennings, as a lover of astronomy, stars and anything astrological. Sure enough, this turned out to be a great quilting book for me. The book has blocks for each of the twelve constellations using strip piecing. Each block can be used individually in smaller projects, such as pillows, ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Sizzix Big Shot Plus

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Sizzix Big Shot Plus by Sizzix, product # 82418 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann

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Tool Review Tuesday: Iron Finger

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart. Featured Tool: Iron Finger by Clover, Item #82170 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita

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