Are you familiar with Connecting Threads? They are an online retail shop specializing in a wide variety of sewing and quilting related items including notions,thread, batting, and patterns. They carry a wide variety of fabrics both unique to them and from other manufacturers, but their specialty is producing their own in-house fabric collections which can then be marketed directly to the public at a much lower price point.
Among their most popular quilting basics are their Quilter’s Candy basics – fabrics that are available in a wide variety of colors and options such as solids, prints and flannels some starting as low as $3.56 a yard, including these 15 shades of Chambray prints. Also always in stock is a large variety of 104″ Wide Back options.
A recent addition for Connecting Threads is this new batik collection called Batik Paradise. Once again, because the fabrics are produced in-house (rather than buying from a fabric wholesaler and selling at retail) the price point is great for quality batik prints.
Other fabric collection in stock include Allison Harris’s Hazel, various Cotton+Steel prints (many of which are marked down), and whimsical Michael Miller prints. Also, special collections unique to Connecting Threads by designers such as Cheryl Arkison and Amanda Jean Nyberg. CT also carries a wide variety of collections in pre-cut bundles, if you’re looking for a little bit of a bunch of coordinated fabrics.
And finally, Connecting Threads is a great place to supply your favorite notions – or to try out something new you’ve had an eye on! The best part – they’re frequently on rotating sales. Right now all pins and needles are marked down 40% – a great time to stock up! (I love those crystal glass-head pins. They’re like butter!)
So if you’re looking to stock up on some quilting basics and staples, be sure to check Connecting Threads for lots of options. The Connecting Threads website also includes lots of free stuff like tutorials, patterns, and other downloads. You can follow them on Facebook or request their mailed catalog to keep up with all the latest releases and news.