Sharing x 2 + 1

Sharing x 2: I just completely turn into a quivering puddle of a thirteen-year-old channeling Sally Fields* when someone asks to share my quilts. P. at The Way I Sew It, in her Favorite Things Friday post, shared both the Liftoff quilt AND the Ironwork* Quilt Along. She’s going to do the QAL in solids by Connecting Threads – they have a fabulous selection of solids. I love her idea of using Rosewood for the “iron” to give it a slightly rusted look. Clever!

And for the +1: I just clicked over to Connecting Threads to check out their solids and this post is going to morph into an ad for just a moment: Their solids are regularly $4.96 a yard, but right now about half of them are on sale for just $2.48 a yard. Seriously! And they have some thread sets that average out to $1.49 per 1200 yard spool. You just can’t beat that price, especially for a 50 weight piecing thread. I use it and while it’s not quite up to Aurifil standards, it’s still very nice. Their print fabrics are regularly $5.96 a yard ($6.96 for batiks and flannel, $4.96 for basics), and they’re building a nice selection of styles. My favorite thing about their fabric lines is that they have a few multicolor prints, but round out the line with medium to small scale tone on tone fabrics, which is perfect for the kind of quilting I like to do.

I know I go on about Connecting Threads sometimes – I just love their products and have no affiliation with them whatsover. Gee – I wish! Also, unfortunately, they do not ship overseas, so these fabulous deals are for US residents only.

*Sally Fields on winning an Oscar: “You like me! Right now you like me!”



  1. Thanks for letting me feature your Liftoff quilt and the quilt along. If I could have seen Liftoff in person when you unveiled it, I honestly might have applauded!

    I just love Connecting Threads solids. They are such a pleasure to work with, come in a wide variety of colors, and are not stiff or rough as other popular solids sometimes feel to me. And you can’t beat that price, especially when it’s on sale. Okay, end of commercial!

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