Category Archives: tutorials

Seasons BOM Month #3

It’s hard to believe that we are going to be half way done with this quilt after sewing this month! Didn’t we all just start this project? I hope you are all having fun so far, because quilting should be fun! I have enjoyed seeing what all of your are doing with your previous quilt blocks on Facebook. Some of you are changing things up, adding embroidery, and other embellishments and I love it!

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Annabelle BOM Month #2

Hi Everyone! I’ts been so fun to see everyone’s photos from month 1 on the Facebook Group. It always makes me happy to see people enjoying my designs! This month we will be adding a couple of borders to our center medallion. It’ll be a breeze compared to all the piecing we did last month! The first part of this month’s directions is easy-peasy! Just sew on the border strips as directed. And just so you know, it’s ...

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Seasons BOM Month #2

I’m so excited to get going on the second installment of the Season quilt! This month we will sew another three blocks. Two are entirely pieced, and one has some applique. Let’s get started! Our first block is the Potted flower. The potted base is pretty straight forward, but the applique this month involves some layering. You can go about this ...

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Welcome to the Annabelle Block of the Month!

Hello and welcome! My name is Kristin Gassaway, and I’m the designer of the Annabelle quilt sold here at Connecting Threads. I’ll be posting tips and updates as we make this quilt together over the next 9 months. For this first month we will start with a *bang* by making the center medallion portion of the quilt. This will probably be the most technically challenging part ...

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Welcome to the Seasons Block of the Month!

Hello and welcome to the Seasons Block of the Month! I’m so excited to have you with on this 6 month journey as we make this happy little quilt together. Before we get started I have some important information. I inadvertently left off a few of the pressing arrows in the instructions for this first month (YIKES!). Needless to say, I was mortified, and unfortunately those patterns ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Chaco Liners

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: Chaco Liners by Clover, Item #81744, 81745, 81747 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna What is this tool typically ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Wonder Under

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: Wonder Under by Pellon Consumer Products, Item #21206 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita What is this tool ...

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Tool Review Tuesday: Hold It Precision Stiletto

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: Hold It Precision Stiletto by Clover, Item #82173 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Anita

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Tool Review Tuesday: YoYo Makers

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: YoYo Makers by Clover, Item # 81857, 81858, 81837, 81838 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna

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October Itty Bitty

This is my favorite Itty Bitty of the bunch, October! I’ve been making all of them again from wool, however, the original is so cute with the Quilter’s Candy Basics and Osnaburg, I just don’t want to remake it. I love how the Osnaburg tears and the color looks so much like bandages. SO perfect! And, this ...

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