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!”