Thursday, February 2, 2012

Launching a Brand New Website!

It's kinda like being pregnant, waiting anxiously the last few days for the baby to decide it's ready to make it's grand entrance. That's how I feel about this new website. It's been ready to go for a couple days, now the old web host is working with the new web host to make it all happen. At some point (hopefully today), it will switch and the new site will go live. It's all a process. I still have lots of items to add, but the basic setup is there - all the newest KT patterns/books, KT Stash Society newsletter/project and lots of pictures. I've started a fabric collection page to keep you up-to-date on the latest KT fabrics and will keep adding older lines as a reference guide in case you're trying to identify a KT fabric in your stash. It's all a process. There will also be more kits, precuts and specials as we go along. Keep checking!

For the month of Frebruary, we'll be giving away a Mini Table Treats patterns + fabric each week . If you're not familiar with our series of 17" round toppers, they're super simple - just sandwich a fat quarter for backing, batting, 17" circle and smaller circle; quilt; add raw edge appliques for the season. So fast & easy, it only takes about 3 hours and you're whipping down binding! First up - Frost. We still haven't had any measurable snowfall this year, so we'll have our snowflakes on a table topper - works for me!

Comment here by Sunday night 10pm. Share your favorite web site(s) with me. Have a good weekend! I'll be at Quilter's Station in Lee's Summit, MO on Saturday for a Designer's Meet & Greet that Rita started a couple months ago in her shop. I'm in very good company with fellow designer's Sandy Gervais and Renee Nanneman having made their debuts in Dec. and Jan. Come on by, see KT's newest quilts and say Hi!

96 comments:

  1. I look forward to the new website, the new look, and as always your beautiful fabrics and quilts.

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  2. Can't wait for your new website. Love your patterns and fabrics. One of my favorite sites is quiltshops.com. This site has bailed me out on more than one occasion when looking for fabric to finish a quilt.

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  3. The new website sounds great. I am looking forward to it. I love Pioneer Woman Cooks and the Piece of Cake website is easy to manuever as well. Thanks for the heads up and the chance to win.
    Mary

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  4. New website sounds exciting. I love your table round and your fabrics.

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  5. Can't wait to see the new site!

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  6. I only found your website a few days ago. Love your fabrics and your Table rounds is wonderful !!!
    Good luck with your new site !!!

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  7. I always like to read Inspired by Antique Quilts. I love her ideas. Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck with your new site. Kathie L in Allentown

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  8. Looking forward to the new website. I really like the table round pattern too and of course your beautiful fabrics. One of my favorite website is the Susan Branch Blog.

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  9. I'll have to go check that new website...with 5 kids at home, I don't always have time to crawl around the web. Love your fabric and can't wait to check out the reference guide. I have some scraps that I cut the "name" selvedge off and don't know what line they are from. Keep the pretties coming! I think I'm gonna step out and try this raw edge applique. (Applique scares me...lol)

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  10. Have lots of favorite sites - Brenda Gervais, Jo Morton, Lisa Bongean, Pam Buda and of course yours. Each site offers wonderful eye candy and inspiration.

    Charlotte

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  11. A new launch sounds wonderful...I love looking forward to something! Moda Bake Shops is a wonderful site due to the variety it lends all quilters. However I'm partial to more prim, antique and old looking.

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  12. I am addicted to blogs! A few of my favorites are: lavidacompartida.blogspot.com
    suehecker.com (love the bird photos)
    gollybard.blogspot.com
    ianramsay.blogspot.com

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  13. Hmmm...favorite website? I am embarrassed to admit it is www.tmz.com.

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  14. I read lots of quilter blogs everydat but one of my fav sites is Sporcle.com. Fun quizzes every day!!

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  15. One of my favorite websites is Country Sampler - a quilt shop in Spring Green Wisconsin - they have beautiful photos of their store displays and products - I'd LOVE to go there and visit some day.

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  16. ONE OF MY FAVORITES IS JO MORTON'S SITE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  17. Lynne,
    Of course my favorites site is yours!!!! I also like Quilting Club.com.

    Good luck with your new site and thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to offer us gifts.

    Leslie Nickels

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  18. My favorite website is definitely Pinterest! I LOVE that site. Of course my favorite blog is yours :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. I can't wait to see what your new site will look like, I love your fabrics and designs! Love the little mat, too. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway!

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  20. Good luck with your new website. I like the All People Quilt website from American Patchwork Magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. How exciting--a new website! I have not made a Mini Table Treats pattern yet. Could this be my chance?

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  22. I love to browse all the quilting blogs. I get so lost in watching everyone else's creativity that my own stitching has to wait. Yours are one of my favorites.

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  23. How wonderful!! Congratulations, Lynne...My girlfriend introduced to me to Kansas Troubles fabrics for my birthday, via a charm pack....instant love!! I am anxiously awaiting all the new things on your new website..again, congratulations! My best, Jeanne

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  24. How exciting! Good luck!
    One of my favourite websites is Sew Daily

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  25. oooh, a new website, how exciting! My favorites are Sandy Gervais, Kate Spain, A Legacy of Stitches, Cinderberry Stitches, Green Fairy Quilts, Me and My Sister Designs...oh well, hard to choose a favorite! I love them all! And of course yours and mine too! Your little table treats are darling and would make great quick gifts!

    MGM

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  26. Good luck and congrats on your new website look forward to seeing it!The mini table treats are so cute! so many great website how do you pick favorites!!

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  27. I probably keep an eye on 50 different quilting blogs, including yours! Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the new site.

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  28. I love Frost! And I like the Sew Daily and Sew Mama Sew sites as they have so many tutorials and great inspiration! thanks!

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  29. I follow you, Anne Sutton & Primative Gatherings. Looking forward to the KT Stash Society. jmh

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  30. I like Flixter for movies, Goodreads for books, snopes for urban legends. I love blogs

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  31. I look forward to your new 'baby'!!

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  32. What a nice pattern! I'm looking forward to seeing your new site, too.

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  33. I wasn't familiar with these kits but boy oh boy I think this is great! A seasonal item in no time flat! Gotta check out what others are available. Thanks!

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  34. Congratulations!! I think someone already mentioned it, but I love All People Quilt. I also enjoy the Fat Quarter shop and Cotton Charms.

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  35. I check alot of blogs. Besides yours, I like A Sentimental Quilter & Quiltville. Like this pattern.

    Darlis
    darlisj@kinex.net

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  36. Can't wait to see the new web site. My favorite web site is Colonial Crafts,but I'm thinking your new web site will become my favorite & CC will be my 2nd. Love the table-topper too!

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  37. I usually check KT Troubles (of course), Primitive Gatherings, Primitive Quilts and Project Magazine site, just to name a few.
    I like making the mini table treats, I try to keep several finished on hand for gifts.

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  38. Looking forward to the new website - good luck. One of my fav site is http://sew4home.com/.

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  39. I like my local library's web site. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. looking forward to your new site as well as the kansas troubles club we started at Country fabrics in Brainerd, minnesota this year. It will be fun. martha mumaw

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  41. Can't wait for the new site. I like The Painted Quilt blog. Love the little mats. I have made a couple of them already. They are fast and very cute.
    Sandy S

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  42. Looking forward to the new website. I love your fabrics and would like to make some of your projects.

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  43. I look forward to the new website. I've learned about many new websites for me to check out. I mainly read quilting blogs, which inspire me. I have three projects I'm working on right now.

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  44. count me in! come visit me on my blog...www.wooliemammoth.blogspot.com

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  45. Congratulations on the new website! :) Since I am a homeschooling mommy, I read TON of homeschooling websites. One of my favorites that is homeschool AND quilt related is: www.joyoushome.com They have a wonderful magazine called Seasons At Home that lends itself towards homeschooling mothers, but you don't have to be a mother or homeschooler to read it. Lots of great recipes and ideas, crafts, and quilt block ideas! :)

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  46. Congratulations on the new web site. Besides your blog I like to read sewmamasew, stashmanicure, straystitches, sewcalgal, and little miss shabby. In fact, I spend way too much time reading quilty blogs. Your mini table treats are gorgeous!

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  47. Looking forward to the new website--especially the fabric collection page. I would love to see all of your collections.

    My favorite websites are QuiltingBoard.com and quiltersclubofamerica.com. I have gotten lots of information and helpful hints and suggestions from these websites. I also check your blog almost daily.
    Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on what is happening at KT.

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  48. I love Cottons N Wool and Woolie Mammoth....they have just wonderful traditional quilts and great decorating ideas! Love 'em!!

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  49. Looks like snow is on it's way to Iowa. Hopefully that will be good for a day of sewing. I visit many blogs and I have lots of favorites, KT, Pat Sloan, Temecula Quilt Co., and Buttermilk Basin to name a few. Don't stress over the new website it will work out and be wonderful. Have fun at Quilter's Station.

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  50. Hi Lynne. I'm sure the new site will be just great.
    I love BunnyHill, and 3 Aussie sites that are just great, are Jenny of Elefantz; Val Laird designs, and also Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly. There are so many talented crafters out there. :)

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  51. I read so many blogs in a day it is hard to pick -- Yours is one, Me and My Sister and Holly Taylor plus so many more. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. Can't wait to see the new site! It will be great to have a place to easily get to to order your patterns and fabrics. Ilike the Country Sampler Quilt Shop website as it has links to their blog, clubs, bom's and some lovely pictures of their store! The chances of me actually getting to their store are slim... so their website makes me feel like I can visit any time. This table topper series would be a great auto ship....

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  53. Looking forward to seeing your new site.I follow a few blogs and their sites like Yours Kansas Troubles, Bunny Tales,Pretty by Hand, Holly Taylor and Jolly Jabber from Fat quarters

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  54. Good luck with the new website! One blog that I enjoy reading is The Pioneer Woman. I'm not really a cook, but find her posts inspirational. Have a great weekend!

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  55. Can't wait to check out the new website. Two of my favorite websites are Primitive Gatherings and Country Sampler, both quilt shops in Wisconsin. Each of their websites are easy to navigate and I can always enjoy a cup of coffee while checking everything out. Now I will be able to add yours! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  56. You've done it again...put something on my "I Want To Make List!". Cute idea for a table topper. My favorite site is yours, of course, and anyone that answers my question when I'm stuck!

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  57. No snow here in NC either. It has been a mild winter. Thanks for the chance to win a topper.
    congrats on the new website. look forward to checking it out later.

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  58. Bunny Hill is one of my favorites. However, by reading the posts ahead of mine, I may be adding a few more sites. Thanks for the give away.

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  59. I've read yours faithfully for a long time. I have ordered several things of KT from Quilter's Station in Lees Summit!! Some of my other favorite blogs are Bunny Tales, Jan Patek Quilts, Me and My Sister, Moda Bake Shop, and a few others I can't remember right now! Comes with age I'm told. Can't wait to see your new website!!! Bev E.

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  60. What lovely little table mats... never done one of these before! Can hardly wait for your new site!
    Onalee
    Stow, Ohio

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  61. Love the placemat!! I need to make some of those for myself!! :-) I have a lot of websites that I love to visit-- yours, Bunny Tales, Intrepid Thread, Me and My Sister to name a few! :-) Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  62. Love your fabric colors and patterns. I'm afraid I love too many websites and blogs to name them. Love the offer for the free table mat patterns. I love when I can do a small, beautiful project in between the larger more time consuming ones. Thanks for the offer.

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  63. Looking forward to seeing your new website. One of my favorite sites is Leah Day's, with lots of free motion quilting patterns and tutorials: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. Some of my favorite places to "check in" on the web are:
    Primitive Quilts & Projects blog, Lise Bongean's blog, Jo Morton's website, and Kathleen Tracy's blog. Lana D.

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  65. I'm here in Wisconsin and no snow either. I'd have to say my two favorite web sites are: yours and Primitive Gatherings. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. Ummm, favorite website? I like yours (love the new one) and I regularly check several of the Moda designers. I also love Writerspace and Fresh Fiction for info on my favorite authors!

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  67. Hi
    I do have a few, but I sure don't read them as much as I do ktquilts. Some are Holly Taylor, Sandy Gervais, Primitive Gatherings.Congrats on your new website. Love doing your tabletoppers. Diane

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  68. Fav websites: anything quilt related.
    We have LOTS of snow here in Co. About a foot and still coming down. Snow day so I'm in sewing!

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  69. I have a long list of favorite websites (almost all quilting) - I go to my favorite designers, see whose websites they look at then see which websites they look at and so on and so on. I, too am eager to see your new website!

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  70. Love "Frost". I visit so many good websites and enjoy seeing what talented people can do with needle, thread, and fabric. This week I learned of Diane Gaudynski's blog about FMQ and quilts in general from SewCalGal. It's a lovely and informative site.

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  71. I look to quilt blogs for inspiration so I have quite a list-much to long to share here. I do love your fabric though so I look forward to your new website. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. :)

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  72. I have several quilt blogs that I check (including yours) and love Pinterest for organizing stuff I find. Just wish I had more time to spend on the internet, but work has a way of getting in the way! :)

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  73. Hi! :-)
    Well, your website blog was the first one I commented on (a couple of months ago) and I love it.
    I have been hopping around to many blogs since then and even started my own (it's only a baby blog).
    I like pictures and interesting stories too.
    thank you for the chance to win. :0
    Cathy

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  74. Congrats on the new website! I like Minnick and Simpson's blog and Jan Patek's blog. And your blog!!!

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  75. I love your fabrics. The first quilt I made was from your fabrics. The table rounds are soo cute. Can't wait till ypur new website is up!!

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  76. I'm a KT fan and excited to hear about your new website. The reference guide will be especially helpful. I love so many quilt websites and blogs but one favorite that comes to mind is Janet from www.roguequilter.blogspot.com. She made her daughter a beautiful quilt for Christmas from KT fabrics she calls "Mostly Troubles". You can find it on her post of Dec. 28, 2011.

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  77. I love Frost. Can't wait to check out your "new and improved" website. I love to follow the Moda Bake Shop site. I can check in on alot of Moda designers that way all in one place. I also follow Aunt Polly's Porch as she has a Westie that looks just like mine. She keeps his bed on her sewing table while she sews. Most of her pictures include him too and I think that is so cute.

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  78. Looking forward to your new website. For blocks, I always checkout quilterscache.com and modabakeshop.com
    Blogs, really enjoy the Painted Quilt and Red Quilts.
    Regards, Marilyn

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  79. Love the new table toppers. Enjoyed meeting you this morning at Quilters Station. Your fabric has always been my favorite in my 8 yrs of quilting. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  80. Looking forward to the new website! I really like to browse all of the Moda designers blogs.

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  81. The table topper is so cute and looks pretty easy. I don't go to too many, learning more all the time. Good luck with your new website! Patty D from Crystal City, MO

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  82. I love the mini table treats but haven't had a chance to make any of them yet. I like going to the Moda Bake Shop site as well as several blogs. Can't wait to see your new website!

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  83. It was nice to meet you at Quilters Station this morning. I'm glad to be introduced to your patterns and style. I look forward to viewing your patterns more closely. I hope this goes through, this is the first time I have responded to a blog.

    Robin R from Harrisonville MO

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  84. I just discovered this site and so glad I did , love what I see and the table topper is just sweet !

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  85. Lovely idea, a round topper would look super on my table. I regularily come here and to A Quilting Life, The MOda site and then to a few other Moda designers...then off to Vintage sewing machine forums!

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  86. I really enjoy changing things up for each holiday so your mini table treats are perfect. Some of my favorite places to visit are your site, Moda Bake Shop, Bunny Tales, Prairie Point Junction, Temecula Quilt Co, and Jo's Country Junction, to name a few. I am on my way to visit your new site.

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  87. Its really hard to just pick one - I love Bunny Tales, Jo Morton, Primitive Gatherings, the Painted Quilt and so on. And of course, KT is one of my favorites.

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  88. In addition to your site, I love Simplify by Camille Roskelly. I love Sandy Gervais. I love Joanna and her Fig Tree site. I love LaVieEnRosie. And I love the Moda site. Too many to pick a real favorite!

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  89. Are you familiar with this blog? http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/
    I love crockpot meals, especially in the winter. Thanks for the table mat giveaway.

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  90. My favorite website is www.sewitis.com ! She carries all your Kansas Troubles fabrics, precuts and patterns.

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  91. Oh my goodness I can hardly wait to see the new website!

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  92. Can't wait to see the new website. I love the website www.sewitis.com~she has a large assortment of KT's which are my favorites.

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  93. I visit many websites looking for older KT fabric to add to my collection. Always looking for a bargain. Waiting anxiously for your new site. I love that you're going to offer the KT stash society

    Bjeanand@gmail.com

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  94. For Kansas Troubles fabric at fabulous prices you have to go to www.sewitis.com. It's a great site and has a sale every day. You gotta check out today's Superbowl sale!!

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  95. Enjoyed seeing you at Quilter's Station Saturday. Loved ALL the things you brought to show us!

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