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Featured Blog Posts – September 2010 Archive (10)

Pineapple Pin Cushion

OK, I totally spaced the need to blog about the Pineapple Pin Cushion that Mari designed for me! I just love anything pineapple, and have many in a fun collection. The day Mari was making decisions on the pin cushions she was going to include in the Gifty Galore selection, I told her they were all great, but she needed to come up with a pineapple. By the end of the day, there was indeed a pineapple in the group! Then I got to test the pattern and have one for my very own. It goes together like… Continue

Added by MaryJo on September 27, 2010 at 10:46am — 8 Comments

October Gifty Galore FREE Pattern

Well, here's our next FREE project! This little pincushion was so fun to make a great "welcoming"
gift to any new quilter! Mary Jo is a pineapple collector so she made
one and I made one. It came together very quickly! Enjoy!

Added by Mari/WA on September 27, 2010 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

A little face lift

Those of you that stay logged on the site might notice some tweaks and changes. We're giving ourselves a little face lift, so please bear with us until all the dust is settled.

Added by Connecting Threads on September 22, 2010 at 3:14pm — 12 Comments

Brand new thread - Introducing EssentialPro!

I'm so excited to tell you about our newest product, Essential Pro! We interviewed long arm quilters about their favorite threads and used their feedback to develop our own. As usual, the price is unbelievable, as is the quality!…



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Added by Connecting Threads on September 22, 2010 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Techniques 2010 - September is Log Cabin month! Final week is live!

The last segment for Log Cabin month is now live.

It's all about inspiration and free EQ blocks and layouts are included! Even if you don't have EQ6 or 7, you can

still use these layout ideas to boost your own creative… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on September 20, 2010 at 8:11am — 8 Comments

Another tutorial and some kitty outtakes

I've just posted two tutorials for Log Cabin month. One is for beginners on how to assemble your quilt top. The other is Log Cabin blocks with a twist and includes a tutorial from a guest blogger, QuiltDad.



Since I didn't have any photos to share with you, and this post looked a little bland, I thought… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on September 14, 2010 at 4:12pm — 18 Comments

Gifty Galore Project



This is my latest project! I was looking in Nancy Halvorsen's Sew Necessary and saw this cute bird pin cushion. I used a few pieces from Canning Days.

It was very easy and wouldn't take very long to make if it didn't take…

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Added by Brenda Ericson on September 13, 2010 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

Tea anyone?

There's nothing more comforting than a cup of tea with friends... I love a good tea party... and how much fun to create your own tea cozy! Well I did just that!



HI, I'm Kim... I am the Merchandising Manager for Knit Picks, sister company to Connecting Threads... I wanted to drop in and tell you of my latest sewing experience... I fell in love with the "Sip of… Continue

Added by Kim Cameron on September 7, 2010 at 11:36am — 15 Comments

Techniques 2010 - September is Log Cabin month! Week 2 is live!

Learn how to chain piece a Log Cabin block! I'll use our Free Pattern to demonstrate this quick and efficient method for assembling a block that has many

Added by Connecting Threads on September 7, 2010 at 10:56am — 3 Comments

Solid and Mirage Samplers are finally available!

Our fabric team is a fabulous group! They've been cutting and packaging their hearts out and we finally have stock of every Solid and Mirage sampler. Thanks for your patience!


Added by Connecting Threads on September 3, 2010 at 11:59am — 7 Comments

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