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.


Get a Jump on January Classes

We've been lining up lots of classes for you!  Here's a few of ones coming up in January:

Beginning Quilting begins January 5th. You can make this quilt!
Check the class schedule for times, cost, and more details.

Mechanics - Lattice, Borders and Bindings will be on Saturday, January 14th.  Robin O'Neil will show you how to put those blocks together so you can finish your projects.

Have lots of 'characters' in your family?  With No-Stress Applique and your scraps, Robin O'Neil will show you the easy way to create your family tree in Family Album, January 15th.

Make this gorgeous quilt from the pattern Glimmer by Jaybird Quilts.  It's easy and only takes six fabrics plus the background.  January 21st

For more details on these and other upcoming classes, see the classes tab above.  Call the store to register.


2 New Block of the Month Programs Coming January 14, 2017

We're so excited to share with you the two new Block of the Month programs for 2017.  First, there's Star in the West from SwanAmity Studios
This quilt is made up of traditional block pieced in an untradtional manner.  Start in the upper right hand corner, then add rows each month to finish this quilt.  By the time you reach the final month your top with be all done!  Begins January 14th at 9:30am.

Then there's Gravity by Jay Bird Quilts

Piece your way each month to create this stunning quilt.  Bonnie Fletcher will show you how to create your masterpiece.  Stop in the store and see Bonnie's finished quilt.  Begins January 14th at 11:00am.

If you can't decide stop by the store and check out these quilts or just come to the first meetings on January 14th.SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave
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.

Just In!  QuiltersSelect batting, stabilizers, and applique products!  Come in and check them out!

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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