Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Favorites!

KT Winners

Congratulations to Maggey & Jim. You're the winners of last week's Layers of Love book giveaway. I love that you quilt together as a couple. Please share nicely :).

Rustic Stars

Thanks to everyone who fell in love with my Rustic Stars quilt featured on the cover of the October issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. Due to the high demand for kits, we're waiting on Moda to reprint several of the key fabrics in the quilt. The shipment is due mid-November, so please be patient with us. We'll be cutting as fast as we can once the bolts arrive. What a fun Thanksgiving surprise when the mailman drops off your box of goodies!

Layered Patchwork 101

I've had several questions regarding my statement in the Loose Change and Layers of Love books about the layered patchwork technique - "Do not stitch in seam allowance".  By this, I mean to only topstitch the layered piece 1/8" from the pinked or bias edge on the inside of the block, not along the seam allowance, indicated by arrows. You'll be stitching over both layers when adding the next pieces to the block so it is not only duplicate stitching, but could cause puckering along the edge when sewing the blocks together. I try to provide stitching diagrams such as this to clarify where the layered patchwork topstitching is applied. Please email or call if you have questions about any of my patterns/projects.

This simple block is in a new pattern featuring a KT Favorites Jelly Roll called KT Dugout. Moda's bringing back KT Favorites with a collection of favorite prints from past KT lines that blend with everything new. There are 39 prints in the group with 20 of those doubled for precuts  - Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charms. KT Favorites is due to arrive in your local quilt shop in December.




Watch next week for another KT Favorites project featuring a Layer Cake and Charm using our Five & Dime ruler. This week, win the KT Dugout pattern. It would make a really quick and easy holiday gift for someone special with our $25 Christmas Jelly Rolls! 

26 comments:

  1. I can't believe that I'm the first person to make a comment! I would love to have this pattern and have a special person in mind to make it for as a Christmas gift. Thanks for all you do in the quilting world!

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  2. Wow another pretty pattern! I love your fabrics. With fall being my favorite season there perfect colors for all things fall. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. I'm anxiously waiting for my Rustic Stars kit. Came to your shop a few weeks ago and got one of those Jelly Rolls, so would love to win the new pattern. Thank you!

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  4. Congrats on the new grand Baby! Love to win the pattern!

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  5. What a wonderful pattern. I attended a class last week to learn how to use your five and dime rulers. I made the Spare Change quilt from your Loose change book. I had so much fun with your rulers and would love to make another quilt. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely new pattern

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  6. Really like this pattern and would love to try it in Fall shades. Hope you enjoyed your trip down here to Texas & congrats on your new grand baby !

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  7. Love the pattern! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. I'd love to make this pattern! Looks like it would make a great gift for my husband (who is still waiting for me to make him a quilt!)

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  9. I read the pattern name as KT Donut! Either way, donut or dugout, it's a great pattern. Enjoy the layered technique and would love the pattern.

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  10. I agree with Jean (above).... reminds me of delicious KT Donuts!

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  11. Love this pattern and Kansas Troubles fabric!

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  12. Thank you for explaining the reason behind "do not stitch in the seam allowance" for the layer quilts...it all makes sense now. I appreciate your thoughtfulness!

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  13. I love the pattern - I'd love to win a copy!

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this lovely quilt pattern.

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  15. So nice of the couple to win! Looks like a great pattern! Thank you!

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  16. Your patterns are always so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  17. I think this pattern would make a lovely Quilt of Valor. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  18. This pattern is adorable. I am always looking for patterns to use my jelly rolls and I just happen to have a KT jelly roll.

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  19. Dugout is nice! :) Have a blessed week everyone!

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  20. Another KT pattern I want to make! I am looking forward to seeing these KT Favorites in a quilt shop. You have had so many great fabrics and they are timeless. Many of them I have used all that I had and that makes me sad.

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  22. The designs just keep coming and are all just so easy and homey and inviting

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  23. We had a great time at retreat this past weekend! Thank you for the hospitality and the chance to win this great pattern.

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  24. I am "Sew" inspired By your designs. I just received 2 Paisley Park Layer cakes as an early birthday(11/1) present. Would love to have a Kansas Troubles pattern to make something with one of them.You all keep up the great work and creativity. Making MSQC's Illusion using Navy for my shadows and cream for my background.

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  25. Great pattern, I think it's great for a guy in my family.

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