January 3, 2019
There's nothing better than getting a crisp, new Connecting Threads catalog 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.
December 20, 2018
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. Next, we take a moment to think about and share our New Years crafting resolutions.
December 6, 2018
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!
November 22, 2018
First up, Jenn and Chamisa describe their adventures at Quilt Festival in Houston! 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.
November 8, 2018
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. 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!
October 25, 2018
First up, Kris and our fantastic educator, Barb Tatera discuss the ins-and-outs of thread selection. Learn about thread choice, color selection and everything in between as these quilting pros put their heads together. 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.
October 11, 2018
The 2018 holiday gift-giving season is upon us! 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.
September 27, 2018
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!
September 13, 2018
Join us 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. In the second part of our episode discover our newest fabric collections with Patrice, our in-house fabric designer. Find show notes and shop our episode on our website:
August 30, 2018
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. For important links and show notes, visit our website
August 16, 2018
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. If you've ever wondered about how a fabric collection is made, listen in!
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