Recently I came across this article online,
where it talks about quilt store fabrics vs other fabrics.
It then made me think of “other” stores, my favorite fabric store online is Connecting threads.
And I’ve run into a lot of quilters over time who kind of look down on connecting threads because it’s “cheap”.
Their in house fabrics are 5.96 a yard and that IS cheap, but that’s not what they usually mean.
This think it’s the OTHER “cheap”, that’s the weave is less or less quality!
So after reading this article, I contacted them about what the thread count is and according to the article above GOOD fabric has to be 60 x 60 and guess what Connecting Threads’ fabrics are??
60 x 60!!
and thread thickness is the same too and WOF is 45” where others may be even less.
I’ve always loved their fabrics and think it’s fun to see new lines coming out and I often impulse buy a FQ bundle or something like that AND I’ve said for a long time that I could NOT tell the difference between THEIR white cotton and KONA cotton white! and for $4.96 per yard for solids it’s a NO BRAINER. so don’t see what the fuss is all about…
anyway, I’m not complaining about this article at all, I just figured I’d give a SHOUT OUT to connecting threads!!
and if you haven’t tried them yet, TRY THEM!!
(their tools are on sale this week for a few more days)
and you can always check out MY patterns too there
I’m not being paid for writing this- unless of course you buy one of my patterns!
It’s just a great family owned company and great fabrics!!
read their ABOUT page here