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Join us as we explore all things quilting in our bi-weekly episodes. From behind the scenes stories to our favorite tips and tricks, listen in as we chat about our passion for sewing. More information available at our website: ConnectingThreads.com.

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Join us as we explore all things quilting in our bi-weekly episodes. From behind the scenes stories to our favorite tips and tricks, listen in as we chat about our passion for sewing. More information available at our website: ConnectingThreads.com.

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Connecting Threads Quilting Podcast

Latest release on Jan 03, 2019

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Join us as we explore all things quilting in our bi-weekly episodes. From behind the scenes stories to our favorite tips and tricks, listen in as we chat about our passion for sewing. More information available at our website: ConnectingThreads.com.

Rank #1: A Passion for Quilting

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Welcome to episode 6 here on the Connecting Threads podcast!

First up, Kris and our fantastic educator, Barb Tatera discuss the ins-and-outs of thread selection. Our quilts are only as good as the materials we use, and choosing the right thread for both piecing and quilting is step one to a project that will last for years to come. Learn about thread choice, color selection and everything in between as these quilting pros put their heads together. (Starts at :46)

Next, Kris and Patrice talk about the upcoming Quilt Festival in Houston. Last year was our first year attending with a booth and, since then, we've been counting the days until we're back. Look out Houston, here we come! (Starts at 16:31)

Happy quilting!

Oct 25 2018

31mins

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Rank #2: All About Applique

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Welcome to Applique week here on the podcast! First up, Kris joins me to talk about precut pre-fused applique kits. (:34) Perfect for both beginners and seasoned applique enthusiasts, these kits offer a fun (and fast) way to sew up your next applique project. Next, Judy shares her favorite tools for applique quilting. (15:02) As always, choosing the right tool for the right technique makes all the difference.

Happy quilting!

www.ConnectingThreads.com

Sep 27 2018

20mins

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Rank #3: Inside November 2018

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The 2018 holiday gift-giving season is upon us! Before you know it, cold weather with all of its hot beverages, cozy slippers and, of course, even cozier quilts will see us all settling into our craftrooms to finish up all those last minute gifts.

But wait! We're not quite there yet, and there's still time to enjoy the calm before the sewing storm.

This week, our November 2018 catalog full of new fabric and kits is making it's way to your mailbox. Join Kris and Patrice as they chat about their favorite new kits and our fabulous, fancy new tools. Patrice also shares her insights about designing both of our new fabric collections, Arcadian Dusk, and Jardin de Nicolette. 

Oct 11 2018

24mins

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Rank #4: October 2018 New Kits and Collections!

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Join us for our latest podcast episode as we chat our way through the new fabric collections and quilt kits for October 2018! First up, Kris and Judy give us a little "behind the scenes" look at the selection process for new patterns. Next, they dive in to our newest project kit offerings and describe their very favorite projects.

In the second part of our episode, our resident fabric designer Patrice sits down with me to walk through our new fabric collections! Discover the bright blooms of Mum's Garden, velvety autumnals of Fleur Dorees or the cool, contemporary Winter Flurries prints.

Find show notes and shop our episode on our website: ConnectingThreads.com

Sep 13 2018

14mins

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Rank #5: Inside Winter 2019

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Welcome to episode 11, here on the Connecting Threads Podcast.  There's nothing better than getting a crisp, new Connecting Threads catalog (or should I say magazine?) in the mail. New fabrics, fun kits, and fabulous accessories await in every issue.

Today, Kris and Patrice wax poetic about their favorite kits and take us behind the scenes as we hear the ins and outs of the design process for the new fabric collections. Patrice has worked long and hard to bring these prints to fruition and can't wait to share them with you. Follow along as we turn our catalog pages or if you don't already subscribe to our mailing list, hop on over here in time for the next mailing.

Jan 03 2019

21mins

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Inside Winter 2019

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Welcome to episode 11, here on the Connecting Threads Podcast.  There's nothing better than getting a crisp, new Connecting Threads catalog (or should I say magazine?) in the mail. New fabrics, fun kits, and fabulous accessories await in every issue.

Today, Kris and Patrice wax poetic about their favorite kits and take us behind the scenes as we hear the ins and outs of the design process for the new fabric collections. Patrice has worked long and hard to bring these prints to fruition and can't wait to share them with you. Follow along as we turn our catalog pages or if you don't already subscribe to our mailing list, hop on over here in time for the next mailing.

Jan 03 2019

21mins

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Crafting for the New Year

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At least once a year, typically towards the end or, rather the beginning, it's a great idea to come together to take stock, celebrate achievements, and refocus on what's really important.

Today, Kris and Alison sit down to talk about Connecting Threads, the company, and brand you've known and loved for so many years. We hear about our humble beginnings and get a sneak peek into what we're most excited about in the coming year. (starts at: 54)

Next, we take a moment to think about and share our New Years crafting resolutions. No surprises, a common theme is destashing, taking more time to quilt along with some fun surprises and lofty goals. (starts at 7:15)

Dec 20 2018

14mins

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Demystifying Batting

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Once you've chosen your fabric, found your favorite brand of thread and pieced your top, batting is the next great frontier. There are so many choices to make, from color to material, we know it can be an overwhelming process. But! We've got just the answer to all your questions. Join Kris as she walks me through all the variables for batting. She's got some strong opinions and plenty of experience to get you started!

Whether you're a new quilter or an old hand, I'm betting you'll discover a new tip, trick or bit of information that will change how you think about this essential material.

Happy sewing!

Dec 06 2018

30mins

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Quiltsgiving!

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Welcome to episode 8 on the Connecting Threads Podcast.

First up, Jenn and Chamisa describe their adventures at Quilt Festival in Houston! This was their first time at a major quilting event and it did not disappoint. Listen in as they share the challenges of having a booth in the marketplace as well as the tremendous inspiration they found in the exhibition of quilts.

Next, we share what we're most grateful for this season. Thanksgiving has arrived and it's the perfect time of year to reflect on what we appreciate in each other and the joys we find every day.

Nov 22 2018

14mins

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Quilts As Gifts

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Welcome to episode 7 here on the Connecting Threads podcast! Join us as we wrestle with the all-important topic of gift sewing. Not only is it a timely topic (hello NOVEMBER!), it's also at the heart of our beloved craft.

Quilts, since time immemorial, have been made with love to be gifted to those closes to us. Every stitch represents thought, care and well wishes to the recipient and forms a physical representation of all the love in our hearts.

Karen, our catalog director, joins Hannah in the studio to talk about her favorite tips and tricks for gifting quilts. From fabric selection to pattern choice, every step adds up to the perfect present for everyone on your list.

Next, Judy shares her favorite projects for quick gifts, just in time for the 2018 holiday season!

Nov 08 2018

23mins

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A Passion for Quilting

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Welcome to episode 6 here on the Connecting Threads podcast!

First up, Kris and our fantastic educator, Barb Tatera discuss the ins-and-outs of thread selection. Our quilts are only as good as the materials we use, and choosing the right thread for both piecing and quilting is step one to a project that will last for years to come. Learn about thread choice, color selection and everything in between as these quilting pros put their heads together. (Starts at :46)

Next, Kris and Patrice talk about the upcoming Quilt Festival in Houston. Last year was our first year attending with a booth and, since then, we've been counting the days until we're back. Look out Houston, here we come! (Starts at 16:31)

Happy quilting!

Oct 25 2018

31mins

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Inside November 2018

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The 2018 holiday gift-giving season is upon us! Before you know it, cold weather with all of its hot beverages, cozy slippers and, of course, even cozier quilts will see us all settling into our craftrooms to finish up all those last minute gifts.

But wait! We're not quite there yet, and there's still time to enjoy the calm before the sewing storm.

This week, our November 2018 catalog full of new fabric and kits is making it's way to your mailbox. Join Kris and Patrice as they chat about their favorite new kits and our fabulous, fancy new tools. Patrice also shares her insights about designing both of our new fabric collections, Arcadian Dusk, and Jardin de Nicolette. 

Oct 11 2018

24mins

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All About Applique

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Welcome to Applique week here on the podcast! First up, Kris joins me to talk about precut pre-fused applique kits. (:34) Perfect for both beginners and seasoned applique enthusiasts, these kits offer a fun (and fast) way to sew up your next applique project. Next, Judy shares her favorite tools for applique quilting. (15:02) As always, choosing the right tool for the right technique makes all the difference.

Happy quilting!

www.ConnectingThreads.com

Sep 27 2018

20mins

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October 2018 New Kits and Collections!

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Join us for our latest podcast episode as we chat our way through the new fabric collections and quilt kits for October 2018! First up, Kris and Judy give us a little "behind the scenes" look at the selection process for new patterns. Next, they dive in to our newest project kit offerings and describe their very favorite projects.

In the second part of our episode, our resident fabric designer Patrice sits down with me to walk through our new fabric collections! Discover the bright blooms of Mum's Garden, velvety autumnals of Fleur Dorees or the cool, contemporary Winter Flurries prints.

Find show notes and shop our episode on our website: ConnectingThreads.com

Sep 13 2018

14mins

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New Favorites - Eversewn Sewing Machines!

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In our second podcast episode, Daniel and Kamber weight the merits of our new Eversewn machines. You’ll hear from an adventurous beginner as well as a seasoned sewist as they talk features.

In our second segment, Hannah sits down with our photography studio manager, Amy to talk about how Connecting Thread's lovely photography is made. Every catalog is a new challenge and adventure!

For important links and show notes, visit our website www.ConnectingThreads.com

Segment One starts at :54

Segment Two starts at 18:17

Aug 30 2018

31mins

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Behind the Scenes - Fabric Edition

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In Episode One - Behind the Scenes, Fabric Edition you'll get to know our director Kris as she describes working for Connecting Threads and her passion for quilting. From quilt mentors to our fabric development process, Kris shares her enthusiasm for all things quilting.

In Episode One - Behind the Scenes, Fabric Edition you'll get to know our director Kris as she describes her role in our company and her passion for quilting. From quilt mentors to our fabric development process, Kris shares her enthusiasm and deep knowledge for the quilting industry.

In our second segment, Chamisa and Patrice describe the design process behind our exclusive fabric collections! With new fabric collections launching every six weeks, our in-house designers have fine-tuned their processes. If you've ever wondered about how a fabric collection is made, listen in!

Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Notions: The Connecting Threads Blog.

Aug 16 2018

18mins

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