Posts tagged ‘connecting threads’

Connecting Threads Fabric Design Contest

Sorry for the late notice, but Connecting Threads is holding their second fabric design contest! The entry deadline is August 10, 2013. All the details are above, but read it at a more comfortable scale here and follow the link to additional details. Related posts: Fabric Design Contest at Connecting Threads — Deadline Tomorrow! Connecting [...]

Interview: Connecting Threads Designer Jenni Calo (With Giveaway!)

I’m really excited about today’s interview with Portland designer Jenni Calo of Connecting Threads not only because I love her work and admire her versatility, but because it will be very interesting for those of you interested in fabric design as a career. The in-house fabric designer is a rare breed — as I write [...]

Connecting Threads Giveaway!

{ Pearadise by Jenni Calo } We’re topping off the Connecting Threads mini-series with a giveaway! Connecting Threads has three brand-new collections out: Pearadise, Tulane, and Sweetgrass Prairie. They also have 33 new colors of thread and 10 new Thread Sets. Just leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite fabric collection [...]

More Connecting Threads

Wow! Based on the response to yesterday’s post, Connecting Threads does have a lot of fans — I’m glad to hear it! You readers are vouching for the quality of fabrics, and the fast shipping. Here of some more of their current collections, more of the folky/vintage/repro/traditional genre. First is my absolute favorite, Hope Chest┬áby [...]

Meet the Sponsors: Connecting Threads

{ Dancing Daisies from Montecito by Jenni Calo } I think I first learned of Connecting Threads a while back when I was knitting more than I was sewing. If you’re a knitter you certainly know Knitpicks, a company offering affordable, quality yarns and knitting supplies. Connecting Threads is actually Knitpicks’ sister company, under parent [...]

Quilting Solids Roundup

Solids have gained (re-gained, maybe) a lot of respect as a quilting fabric in recent years. There’s no better proof of that than the abundance of choices on the market now. Manufacturers small and large are offering their own unique palettes. I thought a little overview of what’s available these days might be useful for [...]

Connecting Threads Fabric Design Contest: Voting Is Open!

The submissions to Connecting Threads’ Fabric Design Contest are closed and the voting has begun! There are a lot of amazing designs here. The entries are divided up into Characters/Animals, Floral/Botanical, Geometric/Decorative, and Novelty, so be sure to look through them all. You can vote for as many as you like. Feel free to campaign [...]

Fabric Design Contest at Connecting Threads — Deadline Tomorrow!

Are you familiar with Connecting Threads? They are the only fabric manufacturer I know of that sells their fabrics retail directly to the public, rather than opting for wholesale distribution. No middleman = lower prices, and they’ve got a wide variety of styles represented in their collections (including some beautiful modern designs). And now, they [...]