Fear No Fabric!

Nothing sews like a BERNINA, but we all get in a rut with the kind sewing projects we do, or are afraid to try different techniques.
Shelly Fitzgerald will be here on October 28th and 29th to teach you how to sew on all sorts of different fabrics, from cork to wool and all things in between like leather, vinyl, fur, cotton, denim, oil cloth, velvet, knits, fleece, spandex, chiffon, terry, silk and minkee. This is a 2 day event you won't want to miss.  Details


Farm Girl Vintage Blocks of the Month begins in September

This September we begin the Farm Girl Vintage Blocks of the Month.  For more details: Click here

Welcome to A Common Thread, Portland's finest creative sewing center!

At A Common Thread, we love sewing!
Our goal is to support the craft of sewing in all its many forms. So, whether you want to learn how to sew garments, make a quilt, or create beautiful machine embroidery, we are here to help.  We keep our class sizes manageable so you always get the attention you deserve.  Check out our class to see what's coming up!


Bernina Block Party!

We began the Bernina Block Party in April, but it's not too late to sew along with us.  Bernina, through their We All Sew blog, is releasing this block of the month program. Every first Monday for the next twelve months, a new block will be released for FREE…...and you don’t even have to sew on a Bernina. ‘Like’ and follow A Common Thread on Facebook and you’ll see the pattern there every first Monday. For any patterns you have missed, scroll down on our Facebook page or go to Weallsew.com, and look for the 'quilt along'.  To make it even more fun, each third Monday Bernina will release a pattern for a project using that block. If you choose to also sew the project, each month you’ll have the opportunity to try different quilting techniques. This will sharpen up your quilting skills so you’re ready to quilt your finished quilt.



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Portland's Finest Creative Sewing Center
15495 SW Sequoia Parkway, Suite 140
Portland, Oregon 97224
503 624-7440 or toll free 877 915-6789

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Sunday: noon-4:00 pm