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 a Party!

We’re so excited to begin the Bernina Block Party in April. 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. 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.

On the Saturday following the project release (usually the third Saturday) we’ll have a FREE Block Party to demonstrate the piecing, construction of the project and quilting technique. The lecture/demo is free. If you’d like to bring your machine and fabric to sew, the cost is $10. April 22, 9:30am -10:30am


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Bobbin Play and Thread Painting with Shelly Fitzgerald

We're excited to welcome back Shelly Fitzgerald to teach two days of exciting classes.  Both classes are open to all types of machines.  Come see these beautiful samples of the projects on display in the store.

Your 2017 adventure begins June 21st
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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