Category Archives: Staff Picks

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 movie ...

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Connecting Threads Eversewn Sparrow Sewing Machine
Podcast 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 sewing ...

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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, tea ...

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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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Tool Review Tuesday: Marvy Fabric Markers

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: Marvy Fabric 6 Marker Set – Brush Point by Uchida of America, Item #82455 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Winthur

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Tool Review Tuesday: Kwik Klip

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: Kwik Klip by Paula Jean Creations, Item #82219 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna

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Tool Review Tuesday: Black Gold Needles

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: Black Gold Needles – Appliqué Sharps by Clover, Item #21198, 21199, 21200, 21201 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy

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Quilting Tools for the Traveler

Are you a traveling quilter? Do you often go to quilt shows, quilt groups, or just like to take your small projects with you to a friends house? Although I love doing crafting/quilting/sewing with a group of friends, if you’re anything like me, I carry way too many quilting tools–it looks like I’m almost moving in! The long rulers for cutting full-length fabrics and the cutting mat are of course necessary, but large to carry.

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