Tuesday, December 1, 2020

KT December Special

 Bittersweet Seasons

1. Piece the Bittersweet Seasons charm quilt with a fun half square triangle zigzag border.

2. Make the (4) seasonal panels.

3. Pin a panel on the center of the quilt for a fun seasonal accent for your home. One quilt + four panels = a quilt for every season.

Our KT December Special offers the Bittersweet Seasons kit for the quilt and all four panels and the pattern for only $49.95 + FREE SHIPPING. That's a retail value (with shipping) of over $65! 

It's not too late to make the Bittersweet Seasons quilt and the adorable Ornaments panel to decorate your home for the holidays. Find the KT December Special HERE.



Friday, November 20, 2020

KT 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Join the Holiday Fun!

Beginning this week, every Tuesday and Friday until Christmas, I'll be posting a new KT goodie to giveaway to a lucky winner on Instagram @lynnektq. All of us at KTQ want to thank you for your support and patience through this trying year. Don't belong to Instagram? Now's the time to join! There's so much quilting fun going on - news from Moda and their designers, to quilt-a-longs, to quilters inspiring us with their completed projects. It's another great way to connect to quilting friends far and wide. Follow me @lynnektq.


UPDDATE: Bittersweet Lane's arrival has been delayed due to Covid. Moda is working as fast as they can to ship the new line to quilt shops over the next few days/weeks. We hope to receive the fabric & precuts early next week, then have all the preorders cut, processed and shipped the first week of December. It's a little late, but worth the wait. Thanks for your patience. 

 

Please Note: KT Quilt Shop Winter Hours

December 1st to March 1st - Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 10am to 3pm (or by appointment 785-488-6214)

Closed Dec. 21st thru Jan. 6th for Christmas/inventory.


Thursday, November 19, 2020

All 'Round the Seasons

Don't miss out on our newest KT series, the All 'Round the Seasons Mini Table Treats Club. Our KT November Special kicks off a year of fun beginning with the Sweet Holly table topper. We'll continue every other month with the remaining 5 unique Mini Table Treats to decorate your home for the seasons. (All 'Round the Seasons MTT Club alternates shipment months with our Kit to Quilt Mystery Club.)

We have a few spots left for the MTT Club, so call the KT Quilt Shop today to sign up! 

Please note: purchasing the KT November Special does not automatically sign you up for the Club. Robert will need a little information to enable autoship.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

20 Years of KTQ - Part #21

 

Part #21 Pieced Border

In our year-long marathon, we're almost to the finish line! This week's pieced border uses all the leftover fabrics from the quilt to make a simple, scrappy border to tie it all together. It's an easy cornered block with assorted darks for the large squares and assorted tans for the connecting corner squares. Refer to your Connecting Corner Info page for more details. 
 
I found pressing the corner triangles as shown, after trimming the seam allowance, allowed for opposing seams when sewing the blocks together in a row. You could also press the seams open. Try a few of your own and decide what works best for you. 
 
As you're laying out the pieced border blocks in a row, turning every other one 90 degrees, note the position of the corner blocks.
 
Watch for border fabrics and a couple of extra goodies in your last shipment after Thanksgiving.
 
I'll post one more time for the finishing touches on December 1st. 
Talk soon.

 

Sunday, November 1, 2020

KT November Special

 All 'Round the Seasons + Sweet Holly MTT

Our KT November Special brings a bit of holiday cheer to your mailbox. We bundled my Sweet Holly Mini Table Treat kit and the All 'Round the Seasons booklet. The kit includes all the fabrics for the table topper front, back, binding and appliques, plus buttons. (Batting & fusible web not included.) The booklet and kit are only $35 with FREE SHIPPING! That's a savings of over $14 with shipping. 

The Sweet Holly Mini Table Treat is a sweet addition to your home. With my technique, two circles are layered with batting and backing, then machine quilted in an easy grid pattern. Add the simple-to-cut fusible appliques, topstitch, bind and you're done in just a few hours. Not only do Mini Table Treats add a fun holiday touch to your home decor, they make great gifts!

 

Want even more of a good thing? Call the KT Quilt Shop and sign up for our All 'Round the Seasons Club. The KT November Special is the first installment of our Club. Then, every other month for a year (5 more times), you'll receive a kit for another one of my seasonal Mini Table Treats for only $25+$5 shipping. You can order the KT November Special HERE, but you have to call the store to sign up for the Club and continue receiving kits throughout the year.

I'm planning a Facebook Live event to demonstrate how to cut the round circles with the Cut-a-Round ruler and share tips for quick results.Watch here for more info.

Follow me on Instagram at @lynnektq for more fun KTQ news.

 

 

Friday, October 30, 2020

20 Years of KTQ BOM - Week #20

 Week #20 - Double Decades

I love that these two "X" blocks represent the number 20 in Roman numerals. An assortment of half square triangles (HST) and Connecting Corners (CC) create the gold X in each block. After a year of practicing these techniques, it's all easy peasy. Make sure all of the elements of each block - the center 4-patches, the star point units and the corner HST 4-patches - all measure 4 1/2" square before assembling the block. This will ensure the completed block finishes the correct size (12 1/2").


Once you've pieced the Double Decades blocks, you're ready to assemble the final Section #4. Lay out the remaining blocks, as shown. Piece in rows, as directed. There is a place next to the corner log cabin block that requires a set-in seam. Leave a couple inches unsewn when sewing the top HST row to the Double Decades, as shown by the dotted lines. Pin and sew the log cabin block to the side of the Prairie Pinwheels/HST, then pin/sew to the String of 9-Patches, completing the open seam. Take it one step at a time and it works out perfectly.

With all the sections assembled, it's time to piece the quilt center together, as instructed. (Note the changes to the section numbers in red.) Congratulations! You've completed this year-long jigsaw puzzle of blocks to create the center of 20 Years of KTQ quilt. Take a deep breath, pat yourself on the back, and relax. The rest is all simple border blocks and applique.

Speaking of applique, I would add the fusible, topstitched appliques before sewing the four sections together. It's easier to handle the smaller chunks of quilt to add each applique. When I pieced my quilt, I was still figuring out the appliques, so I didn't add them until the top was completed. The second time around, I added them as I completed each section. 

See you in a couple weeks to talk about the pieced borders. Happy Halloween!


Monday, October 26, 2020

Market at Home by KTQ for Moda, Part 4

I'm really excited about my new sampler quilt, Prairie Days. As I decorate for each season, I'm usually digging through piles of runners and quilts, looking for just the right backdrop for my vintage collectibles. I often wish I had more two-color small quilts to use at home. So, Prairie Days, and it's companion mini quilts, was born. With one Layer Cake, separated into color groups, I made six small quilts with simple, traditional blocks. 

Red Dawn - Reds & tans combine for an early morning star mini quilt (24"x30").

 

Morning Dew - Traditional 9-patches in assorted greens create a fun little table topper (25"sq).

 

Afternoon Delight - My version of a golden sunflower, turning toward the afternoon sun, makes a delightful pillow topper (18"sq).

Day Dreamin' - Gather the plum prints from Prairie Dreams to make this adorable little mini (19"sq).

Evening Shadows - Classic blues and tans in dark & light churn dash blocks make a cute little quilt to tuck in a basket (16"sq).

Midnight Flight - Flying geese in formation create a lovely neutral table runner for almost any season (29"x15").

 

One Layer Cake with some extra tan backgrounds makes all six of the two-color minis. A second Layer Cake with the same blocks comes together as a color-blocked sampler (63"x74"). Watch for details after the first of the year on my 6-month sew-a-long for the Prairie Days Sampler + 6 minis beginning in April 2021.