But Connecting Threads is not just about thread. Turns out they stock their own exclusive fabric collections, affordable Quilter's Candy basics, batting (Hobbs Heirloom is 35% off!) and a whole passel of great quilting tools, all with free shipping for orders of $50 or more.
Their website is clean and professional, with lots of extras and pretty pictures. Can't help it, I like pretty pictures. And that's why I'm quite happy to welcome Connecting Threads as my newest sponsor!
Take this new collection, Soaked by Jenni Calo, for example. At Connecting Threads they present each collection along with coordinating basics like dots and solids. This particular collection also comes in laminate so you can make that adorable raincoat (which is totally on my someday "do" list). They even link you to coordinating threads in case you'll be doing some to top-stitching. I'm impressed!
Connecting Threads also offers precuts or "sampler" packs. I'm digging this Classic Dot sampler that you can buy as fat quarters, 2 1/2" strips, 10" squares or 5" charms. Checkout all the colors included. Yum!
But, honestly, it's the tools that get me. Now that I've been sewing and quilting for a respectable amount of time, I'm starting to allow myself to buy gadgets that make life easier. My goal is to weed out the really useful tools from the "ho hum". Talking to friends and experimenting goes a long way! So, here's my dream cart...
$6.56 / ea
In reality I tend to buy tools in bits and pieces, since it's hard to plunk down a lot of cash on anything besides.... fabric. But, it's nice to find a store that stocks a great selection of tools. My local shops certainly don't and the last thing I want to do is pay extra shipping to try those famous clips!
Thanks, Connecting Threads, for joining Stitched in Color! Now I know where to start my next wish list. It's a pleasure!