Monday, November 5, 2012

Join our New KT Collectors Club

Congratulations to The Woolen Cellar! You're the winner this week of the Loose Change book, Five & Dime ruler & Spare Change ruler. Enjoy!

Have you made your deposit to quilt & sail with Pam Buda and I next September along the New England coast? Time - and space - is running out to make your reservation. Along with the beautiful scenery and lovely ports, we'll each offer 2 classes and a trunk show of our quilts during the week. Call me if you have any questions. We'd love to have you join us!

Do you wait impatiently for each KT fabric line to arrive at your local quilt shop? Do you love to pet and fondle each piece as you select the perfect ones for your next project? Wait no more! Announcing our new KT Collectors Club. Three times a year when our new fabric collections are released, you can be the first on your block to receive an assortment of the very newest prints. Beginning with Pheasant Hill in March,  Icicle Kisses in June and my new fall collection in September, you will receive (6) fat 1/6's, a mini charm pack with (40) 2 1/2" sq., and a pattern from our KT Stash Society using the new fabric. How fun is that? For just $25 for each collection (shipping included), we will automatically charge and send your package directly to your home. What a delightful surprise in your mailbox!

To sign up, email or call us with your mailing info and a Visa/MC and we'll add you to our list of KT fans who can't wait to get their hands on each collection. Do we really have to wait until March??????

For this week's giveaway, I have the November KT Stash Society pattern/kit for one lucky blogger. With just 2 fabrics and a mini charm pack, you can make a wonderfully simple runner to compliment your fall table decor. Comment on a favorite Thanksgiving dish to be eligible. I'm desperate for something a little different this year. Thanks for all your input, ladies. I love reading all your comments.
This weekend, I'm headed to Arthur, IL to meet up with my buddy, Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts and friends to antique shop. Can't wait to see what's in store! Updates next week.


  1. What a fun and simple table runner. So many options for quilting the center. Great idea! Thanks!

  2. I have to say that I and my family enjoy the left overs more than the main event. I mix all the stuffing, turkey and gravey together and we eat this hot over mashed potatoes or bread for a couple of days after Thanksgiving..

    Thanks for a chance at your drawing.

  3. Hubby just walked by and said "table runner-------I like the plain center and the little tee pees around the edge!" Going to sign up for your new KT Collectors Club, great idea.

  4. I think Brussels sprouts (cut in half or quarters) sauteed with garlic are quick and wonderful. So does my family. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Love the runner, the 'blank' middle allows for items to be displayed without taking away from the design of the runner. My favorite is the stuffing, and the next day is turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches.

  6. The KT collectors club sounds wonderful. Your fabrics are fantastic. We always have Japanese Cabbage Salad with our Thanksgiving Dinner and it is certainly tasty.

  7. One of my "standards" for Thanksgiving Dinner is butternut squash lasagna as a side. It is really tasty! Thanks for the chance to win. I love the runner.


  8. I don't have something new because the 'stuffing' or dressing with gravy on it is what I wait all year for! Great idea to make a new table runner though :-)

  9. One of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes is the Cranberry Relish because it's one of the few things my husband cooks from scratch. And it does taste good!

  10. PS - the "little teepees" around the outside edge are actually mini charm squares folded in half with the folded edge covering the inside rectangles raw edge. Just layer, fold and position triangles and quilt the whole thing!

  11. One of my favorites is a cranberry coffee cake. It is quick and easy. I love the new line of fabric.

  12. I have a Pumpkin Bar recipe that is WONDERFUL! And everyone loves it. I'm not a real pumpkin pie fan, but LOVE this and it's so eary.

    Would love to win!

  13. I love stuffing and apple pie!

  14. What a great idea for us fabric fans!! Shame I live in New Zealand :-(......

  15. I love Pepperidge Farm stuffing with gobs of veggies and butter!

    Love your table runner and will be joining the KT collection Club! Thanks!

  16. Ok, try this! Use raw sweet potatoes, peel them, then grate like carrotts, add golden raisens, chunky chopped pecans,chopped granny smith apple, fresh pineapple chunks, about 2 TB spoon vanilla yogurt as the dressing! Makes a yummy, healthy, colorful salad!
    Serve chilled.

    Would love to win any of your fabrics!

  17. Love it! Will sign up today

  18. Since a lot of Thansgiving food is heavy, I realy like the two following dishes; because they're on the lighter side. Mandrin orange jello sherbert salad and Taffy apple salad. The salads work really well for holiday brunches as well. Enjoy!

  19. Here is a nice salad for Thanksgiving or Christmas:

    Enjoy this Romaine Salad with turkey.

    1 head romaine lettuce
    1 tin mandarin oranges, drained
    1 red onion, cut into thin strips
    1 package sliced almonds, toasted
    3 to 4 heaping Tbsp. of Renee's Poppy Seed Dressing

    1. Combine prepared lettuce, onions and oranges. Just before serving, add almonds and toss with dressing. Serve immediately.

  20. For Thanksgiving, I always try to make my Mother's dressing. She used oysters in it to make it moist! Brings back so many memories of sitting at her table with all of us together.
    Love your fabrics, Lynne and would love to win the giveaway. Thank you for having the opportunity.

  21. We love carrot casserole! We used to always do sweet potato until my sister-in-law brought the carrot one and everyone loved it so much, it has stayed on the menu.
    I love your fabrics and patterns. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Love your simple fall table runner, thanks for the chance to win it. Our favorite fall dish is a fresh apple crisp.

  23. Congratulations to The Woolen Cellar, but dang I wanted to win. I make pumpkin crisp for Thanksgiving. Thanks.

  24. The most requested dish is Scalloped Pineaplle, beyond yummie!! Will email recipe if you are interested. You & Pam will have a great time in Arthur!! Great shops & wonderful food plus beautiful weather forecast for the weekend!! Have fun!!

  25. Wow, Arthur, IL. I work just a few miles from there. Great shops, and the heart of this area's amish country. I'm sure you'll have a great time!

  26. the Tablerunner and will be calling to sign up for the KT Collectors club if you mail to Canada.
    My family loves Sweet Potato Casserole with CranRaisins, pecans and brown daughter makes it!
    My favorite is Pumpkin Pie made from scratch with my Mom's recipe..this year will be our first Christmas without her.
    Would love it if we could get recipes for some of the other dishes mentioned..Pumpkin Crisp, Scalloped Pineapple, salads and Pumpkin Bars all sound good!
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  27. Favorite Thanksgiving (or any holiday) dish: my Mother's applesauce/red-hot/cream cheese jello salad! My children and nephews think we can't have a family get-together without it!

  28. my fav is sauted green beans with lots of garlic and roasted brussell sprouts that family and friends make

  29. I started a tradition of making a turkey and rice side dish for Thanksgiving. It a simple dish made by boiling the Turkey neck and any other turkey parts to make a broth to cook the rice in. Add chopped cooked turkey (I boil some extra turkey legs or thighs for this in the broth) and add a little turkey gravy to the cooked rice and turkey. My kids all loved it as they grew up and continue the tradition every Thanksgiving.

  30. congrats to the winner.
    the club sounds like a good idea.
    One favorite recipe we always have is sweet potato casserole. No marshmallows but a sweet nutty topping. Yum!
    love the tablerunner.

  31. California Casserole

    2 packages frozen California blend
    1 1/2 cups prepared rice
    1 can mushroom soup
    1- 16 oz cheese whiz

    Thaw vegetables and prepare rice. Mix, add soup and cheese.
    Put into a buttered, 9x13 pan. Bake 30 minutes at 350. Last five minutes top with canned onion rings and finish baking.

    Simple and good!!

  32. We have been switching out the green bean casserole for roasted asparagus the last couple of years:
    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, prep the asparagus, spread them out in a jelly roll pan, drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil and a bit of sea salt over all. Roast about 5-7 minutes until crisp tender. Easy peasy and healthier than the bean concoction.
    The table runner looks like a fun little project!

  33. We tend to be so traditional with our Thanksgiving faire except for Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. My Mom made that every year when I was growing up and even though most of the family prefers regular pumpkin pie, I make the chiffon variety every year as well and it does get eaten. I love the thought of brussel sprouts as a side dish...may have to try that this year. For the left overs it is Triple Cheese Turkey Tetrazzini and turkey rice soup. Would love the runner for my Thanksgiving table.

  34. I bring several dishes to our family Thanksgiving. The one I MUST bring is Spaghetti Corn. I've been told it is similar to Scalloped Corn but have never had that so I can't say for sure. The men love it and the dish is scraped clean every year. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  35. your club sounds interesting, I'll have to think about that. I don't cook or bake my husband does all the cooking. So I don't have any great ideas, but I have 2 favorites baked apples and the other sweet potatoes with marshmellows. Thanks for the chance to win the table runner quilt. I like it.

  36. I love this because it's yummy and a bit different.

    Pineapple Casserole
    1 cup sugar
    6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 cups grated sharp cheddar
    2 (20-ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained, and 6 tablespoons pineapple juice reserved
    1 cup cracker crumbs (recommended: Ritz)
    8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted, plus extra for greasing pan


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    Grease a medium-size casserole dish with butter.

    In a large bowl, stir together the sugar and flour. Gradually stir in the cheese. Add the drained pineapple chunks, and stir until ingredients are well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

    In another medium bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and reserved pineapple juice, stirring with a rubber spatula until evenly blended. Spread crumb mixture on top of pineapple mixture. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

  37. I can't mess too much with Thanksgiving dinner, my kids rebel. I do like to try different stuffing though. I like nuts, cranberries and onions mixed with the bread. My DIL makes luscious cheesecakes and they are becoming more and more the chosen for dessert, instead of pumpkin pie. Thanks.

  38. My husband does the traditional cooking and since my daughter is vegan and I am vegatarian we make some "extras"! This is a nice chili that everyone loves either on the side or the day after w/ a turkey sandwich! Easy too! black bean and sweet potato chili -

  39. This cute table runner would be great to use with a beautiful table arrangement placed down the center. Both would set each off perfectly.

  40. Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
    This is a very popular make ahead dish in our area
    5 Large russet potatoes, peeled & quartered
    1/2 cup fat-free milk
    1/2 cup fat free sour cream
    3 ounces fat-free cream cheese
    1/4 tsp white pepper (DO Not Substitute)
    Salt to taste
    Boil potatoes in large saucepan until tender. Drain. In a large bowl,mash potatoes using an electric mixer. Mix in milk and beat until fluffy, beat in remaining ingredients. Add extra milk if needed for a smooth, light consistency. Transfer potatoes to lighlty buttered casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate.
    on the day of serving heat potatoes in a 350 degree oven
    until hot, about 30 minutes. They can also be reheated in a microwave. Potatoes can be made 3 days ahead of time. Serves 5

  41. Nothing exciting on our Thanksgiving table either. I did make a from scratch pumpkin pie this week and it was yummy!!

  42. Just saw that I won the Loose Change drawing and so looking forward to receiving it. Thanks so very much and I can't wait to see your new fabric line.

  43. Lovely runner! My Grandma always made a Waldorf style fruit salad with a couple of different apples chopped, halved red grapes, chopped celery, chopped walnuts, and a small amount of mayonnaise as a dressing. I have also used vanilla yogurt with good results. It is a nice crunchy complement to all that soft food on the Thanksgiving meal's plate!

  44. Thanksgiving side dish my mother makes is Broccoli Salad: cut up small raw florets, finely diced purple onion, walnuts (or pine nuts), plump golden raisins, dried cranberries, and dress with lite mayonnaise. It's crunchy and colorful. Thanks for the special giveaway.

  45. My favorite dish is mashed potatoes (I levave the skin on). Also love blackberry cobbler!

  46. Along with (or entirely instead of) turkey, make something else. Last year we had chicken cutlet parmesan, pasta, veggies, garlic bread, etc (and some great desserts).... no turkey ... everyone loved it!

  47. We have scalloped corn every year and has been a tradition in our family since I was little. My oldest son loves it and always requests it. I will be searching for a pumpkin crisp because that sounds delicious.

  48. Nothing extroidinary on our table, we make the typical meal, but I really like my stuffing.

    Thanks for the giveaways!

  49. Our family loves sliced mushrooms and simply simmer, with a bit of water added in, as everything else is being cooked. Remove the cooked mushrooms and then spoon the 'water' over mashed yummy!