KT WinnersCongratulations 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 StarsThanks 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 101I'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!