Whales, Waves, and Whimsy – Meet Kujira & Star

The Kujira & Star fabric collection, designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel, is now available at Connecting Threads! As a fabric designer, I enjoy seeing new collections that include imaginative ideas and fresh color stories.  Simple shapes and hand-drawn elements of whales, waves, and the playful imagery of life under the sea makes this collection fun and whimsical.
The dancing whales and …

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St. Patrick’s Day Sale – Save 30%!

March has finally arrived and we are ready to start seeing–and saving–green! In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, save 30% on all Clover tools and select green fabric and thread (no luck needed). Whether you’re planning on quilting a gorgeous green quilt or just want to stock up on quilting goodies in your favorite color, you’re sure to find something to love in this …

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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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