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Terms of Service

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let everyone know I've updated the first paragraph of the Terms of Service. This states more clearly about our advertising rules. Please read this when you have a moment. Thanks!


Added by CT Admin on January 27, 2014 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

We have over 29,000 members now!

Wow, this morning we watched our member count grow to over 29,000 people! Thanks for joining our wonderful quilting community everyone.  

Q- What are you thoughts on how many members we will have by this time next year?

Added by CT Admin on February 29, 2012 at 7:04am — 11 Comments

color dots

Curious...the CT catalog has three or sometimes four colored dots following the description of an item. Usually  that item is a kit of some kind.  I've wondered...are those matching thread colors? Or something else.

Added by Barbi on February 25, 2012 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

Year at a Glance Group

In the mood for a little applique and a lot of fun? A few of us at CT are making this cute Year at a Glance Quilt from the book Big fun with a little fabric.… Continue

Added by Teri on May 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Quilt Show

If by chance, you live in the Pacific Northwest, I'd like to invite you to the Basin Piecemakers Quilt Show, in Moses Lake, WA.  It's at the ML High School commons on Friday, 10:00-6:00 and Saturday, 10:00-4:00.  Off hand I don't know the exact address but the school is on Sharon St.  You could probably Mapquest it.  It's really easy to find as it's just off the I-90 freeway.  If you can make it come by my booth and say HI.  It really is a great show for such a small town. Also… Continue

Added by Debbie Snyder/WA on June 23, 2011 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Quick Little Review: Silk Thread

Last Christmas DH and Connecting Threads did a great job filling my stocking with all kinds of treats, and I wanted to comment on one I've fallen in love with.  I am new to applique and had read about how silk thread can help make one' stitches almost invisible.  I've been appliqueing using the YLI Neutral gift set from CT and it's amazing---the thread is strong, yet finer than a hair, and I'm feeling like an expert with my tiny, really-and-truly-almost-invisible stitches.  How does it compare… Continue

Added by Joana Simmers/GA on June 5, 2011 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

C.T Fabric

It has arrived!!! My order placed last Thursday is here already and I must say it is gorgeous!!! Of course , despite all promises of finishing what has been started, I'm itching to jump right in and start cutting!!! I will blame this dilemma on C.T., if they weren't so efficient I would have accomplished something before it came. Oh well, now I can say I won't buy anything else until I finish my UFO's, including this one. This coming up with excuses is getting to be a full time job!!!

Added by Lynda Banks/Ont. on May 5, 2011 at 9:51am — 9 Comments

Photos on Quilt With Us

There has been some talk recently about what kinds of photos should be posted on QWU. Back in May, 2009, Karen posted as moderator that non-quilt photos and posts are officially fine (read that post here). That policy still stands. However, since that time, membership has grown to well over 20,000, and the photos on the site number over 38,000.

When uploading photos to the site,…


Added by CT Admin on January 24, 2011 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

A note about Spam

Many of you have noticed the increase of spam in the past week, and some particularly unsavory stuff this weekend. I'm so sorry! I've increased the new member security level yet again, but unfortunately that means brand new people have to jump through even more security hoops to join. I've found this past week's spammers were particularly aggressive and not computer generated (or they wouldn't be able to get past our security points).

Some of you actually received an email from…


Added by Connecting Threads on October 4, 2010 at 12:30pm — 18 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

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

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!…


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…


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

Congratulations to Janet S from MO, the Winner of the Golden Afternoon Fabrics!

There were 229 comments on my table runner and they were entered to win the Golden Afternoon Charm Pack and fabrics that I used to make my table runner!

Random.org selected Janet S of Missouri as the winner. Congratulations, Janet! Thank you all for the nice comments that you left and for entering the contest.… Continue

Added by Judy/WA on August 31, 2010 at 9:15am — 15 Comments

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