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!


It's Time to Row, Row, Row!

Row by Row has begun!  Row by Row is a international shop hop that begins June 21 and goes through Labor Day each summer.  The theme this year is On the Go. Thousands of shops all over the United States, Canada, and some in Europe participate.  And it's FREE!  Go into any participating shop and receive a free copy of the pattern of their row.  Collect as many rows as you like and you can put them together to make a quilt or wall hanging.  

We're really excited about our row this year.  These eight adorable vehicles were designed by our own Michel McDowell.  Five vehicles fit across a row, so you can select any five to make your row.  We even put together this On the Go quilt, which uses all eight vehicles!  The free pattern has the layout and template for each.  To make this easier, we have laser cut kits of each vehicle for you to purchase.  Just layout and fuse and you're done!  We, also, have a kit available to make the quilt.  Come and see us soon!SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

On the Go with Row by Row Junior

This year the Row By Row Experience has added Junior Row by Row.  Kids 6 to 14 can come into any participating shop and pick up a pattern designed especially for them. The patterns are intended for the child to learn the process of quilting with a little help from an adult.   Our row is in honor of our shop dog, Tanner.  Kits of this row are available!

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

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