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.

Fall Open House September 10th

Join us on September 10th from 10:00am - 4:00pm and see all the exciting classes we have scheduled for the fall (and a couple of hints about 2017).  If you sign up for classes on that day you'll receive a signing bonus!

Here's just a few of the classes we have in store for you:

Let's Get Organized begins once a month beginning September 11 with these cute nesting baskets.

One day only, September 28th, Pam Varner will teach you how to use the Westalee quilting rulers on your home sewing machine.

Longing to make a t-shirt quilt as a special gift for Christmas, graduation, or a birthday?  Let us show you how it's done!  Sunday, September 18th.

Join us for a two day Haute Knits™ workshop.  Learn straight-from-the workroom techniques with experts Allyce King and Cindy Cummins. Create your own Haute Knits™ activewear pieces--tank and coordinating capris (plus a bonus project!). And we will create your own Haute Knits™ ActiveWear samples workbook too!  October 14 & 15, 10am-4pm.  Call the store to register!

Check our class listings for more classes, then call the store to register!

New Stuff!  
At Common Thread we are pleased to offer QuiltersSelect rulers and mats.  These products are created by nationally known quilter, Alex Anderson, and are sold only in quilt shops.  The mats are double sided, light on one side and dark on the other, and the numbering is right to left AND left to right.  The rulers have a non-skid finish that you have to see to believe.  NO more sliding rulers when you cut!  The unique finish makes it easy to see all colors of fabrics and even vinyl and the numbering is right to left AND left to right.
Back to School Special
Through the end of August, purchase a QuiltersSelect ruler and/or mat and save 20% when you trade in your old ruler or mat! Donated rulers and mats will go to local programs teaching women and girls to sew.

Row By Row, a international shop hop, has begun.  Yes, international!  But if you're not leaving the state of Oregon, you still have 90 shops to visit.  Visit participating shops and pick up a free pattern for a row.


A Common Thread

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

Store Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: noon-4:00 pm