English Paper Piecing Mania!

If you were wondering if it’s hard to get work done here at Connecting Threads because we’re always talking about our own personal sewing projects, the answer is YES! And from time to time, a bunch of us catch the same bug – it’s the best kind …

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Kwik Klip

Featured Tool: Kwik Klip by Paula Jean Creations, Item #82219

What is this tool typically used for?
This tool is for anyone about to use safety pins to baste their backing, batting, and quilt top together.
Upon first glance, what were your initial thoughts?
At first glance it looks like a giant seam ripper.

How did you use it?
I took my safety …

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Black Gold Needles

Featured Tool: Black Gold Needles – Appliqué Sharps by Clover

What is this tool typically used for?
General hand sewing.
How do you use them?
I use the Black Gold Needles for binding and when I am doing hand sewing. They’re great!

What do you like best about the Black Gold Needles?
I really like these needles for hand sewing and especially for binding. They are thin and glide through the …

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Hang It Dang It

Featured Tool: Hang It Dang It by Innovative Solutions, Item #82328, 82131
Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann

What is this tool typically used for?
Hanging quilts of various sizes on walls. The larger one can hang quilts between 35″ and 68″ and the smaller 21″ to 40″.
How did you use it?
I hung a 41″ square quilt in our bedroom with the larger Hang It Dang It.

How did …

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Wonder Under

Featured Tool: Wonder Under by Pellon Consumer Products, Item #21206 

What is this tool typically used for?
Wonder Under is ideal for applique–it allows fabric to maintain its soft feel after fusing. It is also machine stitchable, fuses easily in seconds, and bonds to fabric or any porous surface.
How did you use it?
Since it is so light weight, it is really easy to trace your applique shapes. You need …

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YoYo Makers

Featured Tool: YoYo Makers by Clover, Item # 81857, 81858, 81837, 81838

What is this tool typically used for?
The YoYo Makers are for making cute, sewn (cinched) fabric embellishments.
What was your first impression of Clover’s YoYo Makers?
They look like Mickey-Mouse ears!
How did you use it?
You cut fabric to fit 1/4″ around the plastic yo-yo maker, place the fabric inside, …

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