Spotlight on: Free-Motion Quilting

When it comes to starting a free-motion quilting project, the beginning can be exciting! Some quilters take many classes before feeling comfortable free-motion quilting. Whether you are tackling free-motion quilting for the first time or the 100th time, here are some tools that I think are helpful in getting the job done.

Have a plan:
Planning out what design you will quilt is a great starting point. There are many books that will give you …

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Pins & Needles Sale!

Pins and Needles Tool sale
Put a pin in it! We’re having a pins and needles sale on Connecting Threads where you can get 40% off select pins, needles and accessories. Sale ends on March 20th at 11:59pm PST so get these handy items while you can. Shop the sale here.
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Introducing: Oh My Darling

Meet Oh My Darling, our new and exclusive sweetheart country collection! It was designed to have a traditional country feel with a style and color palette reminiscent of the Civil War era. The prints and the kits made from the collection offer a diverse selection and are ideal for scrappy quilting.

Oh My Darling offers a wide variety of prints and textures. Here are three of my personal favorites from …

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Heart & Bloom Mini-Quilt

When I reviewed the book Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird, I was immediately taken with the Heart and Bloom Mini-Quilt. I loved the colors, the simple embroidery, and even the way it was displayed on a wall inside an open frame!

I promptly set out to gather the supplies and fabrics to start making it. The five pinks and reds …

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Tool Review Tuesday: Giveaway!

This Tool Review Tuesday is dedicated to one of the hottest quilting tools of all — the iron. Irons are a vital tool during the entire quilting and sewing process for a multitude of reasons. They allow you to:

Press your fabric and remove any wrinkles or puckers
Ensure your fabric measurements (and cuts!) are accurate
Press, set, and nest your seams so they lay the …

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Meet the Designer! Q+A with Cheryl Arkison

Quilt blogger Cheryl Arkison is known for her fun projects and passion for crafting. She has written numerous books on the art of quilting and continues to create wonderful pieces all while raising her three young kids. Cheryl’s career has now been taken to new heights by collaborating with us to design her first fabric line. Featuring 20 black, white, and grey prints inspired by the marks we make in life, Tag is one of the newest collections …

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