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    A while back, I bought a kit from Connecting Threads, and decided to work on it last night. I couldn't believe the quality of the fabric. The widths were 45", which you don't find anymore, and the fabric had a nice feel and weight to it. Needless to say, I am quite pleased.

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    I LOVE Connecting Threads!!!! I have a couple of their kits and the quality of them is great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    A while back, I bought a kit from Connecting Threads, and decided to work on it last night. I couldn't believe the quality of the fabric. The widths were 45", which you don't find anymore, and the fabric had a nice feel and weight to it. Needless to say, I am quite pleased.
    I heard so many good things I ordered a few yards as a trial, and some thread in colors that I need for a landscape project. Can't wait until it gets here - maybe today!!

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    I agree - their kits are wonderful and the fabric quality can't be beat. The fabric amounts in the kits are also very generous. If you have not tried their thread line - it is very nice as well. I have never had a complaint about anything I have ordered from them. Truly a great shop.
    Sue

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    I just placed my second order with them...I was thrilled with the first one so I had to get more!!! In this order I'm getting some of their cotton thread to try.
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    I am thinking of doing some shopping there today on line.

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    I have to say I love connecting threads. I have bought seveal kits, threads and even my sewing table that was cut to fit my machine. They offer lots of things more then fabric and thread check them out. They ship fast and if you have any questions they have a phone number and very nice people to deal with

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    I haven't gotten any of there kits, but have gotten fabric from them and have to say that I have been pleased every time.

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    love Connecting Threads!

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    I agree. Their fabric and the threads they sell are excellent.

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    I was right! It arrived today!! 1 yard of each material, 3 batiks, 3 prints that were on clearance. 10 spools 50wt 100% Egyptian cotton 1200 yards dbl mercerized satin finish - their "Essential" line of thread.

    This order .... $54.18 and shipping was free.

    The fabric has a LOVELY hand to it. Smooth, silky but not thin and wispy. The batiks are finer to the touch than Hoffman's, thinner, but the thread count is there - very smooth. I've got the two natural colored batiks in the wash now, will let you know how they wash up.

    But check out the weird selvedge on the prints. The selvedge is wider than on most prints, normal closed weave on one end and this on the other.

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    Fabric out of wash. The fray was MINIMAL even on the one print that I washed.

    I also measured the red batik, and red and purple prints. The batik is 45" width and was cut exactly to 1 yard. The prints were 46 3/4" width and were cut to 38". I'll meausure shrinkage on these - they're in the wash now.

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    love them. Great store

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    I buy from CT more then any other online store. Be sure and check the website every Wed. that's when all the new special sales are posted.

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    I bought 2 strip sets that were on clearance from them and made a super fast jelly roll top from the tut that's been posted on the board I just have to boarder and quilt. I also bought a FQ sampler that is just waiting to become a Turning Twenty. So many projects so little time. And the weather is beautiful here today so I don't want to be inside. Is supposed to get up to 80 today!

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    I have purchased all their thread in the pastels, etc and the thread is excellent. Good quality and the price is so much cheaper than at Joann's. I usually buy cones at Joann's when it is on sale--like really cheap unless the coupons and my discount makes it cheaper when it is not on sale. I have never tried their fabric but I am thinking of giving it a try.

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    Glad you shared good news about CT. I've inherited 4 or 5 of their kits and wondered how I'd like them.

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    More test results.

    Lint in dryer - minimal.

    Shrinkage - batik less than 1% in all directions.
    Prints - about 1% on width and length varied from 1% to 2%

    So all in all, I'm quite satisfied.

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    I think every one of my quilts in the last few years have had some CT fabric someplace in it.

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    ditto :thumbup:

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    I love Connecting Threads too!! The fabric is top quality and the prices are affordable AND I love the fact that I'm buying fabric made from cotton grown in the USA :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I've made some of CT's kits and really like them. I've also bought FQ's and they have all been first class. The thread is nice too, just wish it came in varigated colors.

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    I have purchased three times from CT. When unfolding the fabric I decided to measure the length because I forgot how much I ordered. I was confused by the length until I realized that the pieces each had an EXTRA INCH!!! There's even an extra inch on the half yard! :shock: :lol: :thumbup:

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    CT is one of my favorite on-line stores - their prices seem to be more reasonable than some other places, nice quality, and they offer good service.

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    I'll have to try.

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