I have ordered from Connecting Threads a few times and am very impressed with their service. It's very convenient for me, here in Canada, to take advantage of their expedited delivery...that means I pay a small % up front for brokerage and duties and the order comes right to me without any other fees to pay. It allows me to know exactly how much I will be paying for my fabrics with no nasty surprises at the post office...and the amount I pay with my order is much less than I would pay at the door!
I love being able to shop on-line for all the gorgeous Connecting Threads collections and find perfectly co-ordinating fabrics in the same line. Even better is their co-ordinating thread. They suggest threads (100% Egyptian cotton) made to match the fabric colours perfectly and that makes it very simple to get a project completed. The prices are great and the quality seems very good.
I'm also participating in one of their quilt-alongs where we are learning techniques for perfect points. It's free to join in and you learn a lot! There is a tutorial lesson with accompanying pdf each week (in this case, for 5 weeks or so) and a comment/question section for each part of the project. I'll share my progress with you in another post.
Now everyone can make mistakes once in a while - it's how you deal with them that matters. When I ordered the fabrics for the quilt-along (beautiful browns and blues) I ended up with a bright fuchsia fat quarter in error. A quick phone call later and the correct fabric was on its way...and I could keep the 'wrong' fabric anyway! Connecting Threads has great fabrics, co-ordinating threads, super prices, excellent service, and fun projects and free patterns. Pretty good combo!