Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cozy Cottage Flannels

KT Winner

"What?" you ask? Was there a giveaway last week? Not really, because I forgot to say that whatever name I chose for the unnamed quilt would win one of the Crazy for Minis book when it comes out in January. Soooo, congrats to Diane who named it "Fair & Square". So simple, so perfect! Thanks, Diane. Please email Jamie at lynne@ktquilts.com with your mailing address. As soon as the books are printed, you'll be one of the first to have one.

Thanks to everyone for submitting names for the quilt. You guys are really good at this! My brain goes to mush when I have a dozen things to name at once, so I appreciate the help. No doubt I'll be asking for name submissions in the future.

Cozy Cottage Flannels

I've spent the last week petting and fondling my latest fabric collection, Cozy Cottage Flannels. This group has the softest, yummiest flannels ever! I used my layered patchwork technique to create simple throws with no batting and no additional machine quilting. You start with 2 Layer Cakes and charms, plus borders or a few tan fat quarters for each. With no quilting expense, these comfy throws are about $100-$150 each - front, back, binding, done! I made something similar several years ago, cutting all my own squares, called Frayed Edges. They're my kids' and grankids' go-to snugglers for TV watching and cuddling. These easy quilts were a breeze to name since they're all so huggable.  Can you guess their names?

Huggable 68x68

Snuggle Me 57x57

Cuddle Up 57x57
  The basic technique is - 1. Place 2 Layer Cake squares wrong sides together.
                                         2. Add 5" charm or 2 1/2" squares to front LC; topstitch.
                                         3. Quilt the blocks a little more for fun.
                                         4. Sew blocks together with seams on the back.
                                         5. Bind.
                                         6. Enjoy! They only get softer each time you wash them.



Here's the one I've been working on, Cuddle Up, front and back with exposed seams. (Not a great pic out on the porch, but you get the idea.) Since we started with a pinked precut there's no unraveling, just soft fraying on the back. It took me about 5 hours to put it together; now to add the binding. I think I'll do it by machine, too, so it'll be even faster. After all, these are the ultimate in "use them up, make some more" quilts your family will love. Oooooh, how about a smaller version in baby flannels?

Want to win the Huggble book with these three projects in it? Comment here to win!


43 comments:

  1. Love, love, love soft flannel quilts. And NO QUILTING!!!!!!! Right up my alley. Can't wait for the minis- don't mind quilting them!

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  2. Flannel quilts are perfect when the Kansas City winter has it's cold one day and spring the next day weather. Love the snuggly warmth of them.

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  3. Love these patterns. They look so warm and cozy.

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  4. I love your new huggable wool quilts. What a wonderful idea. I can just see my grandchildren wrapped up in one in winter.

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  5. i can't wait to get my hands on your flannel! Will be perfect for my Colorado cabin.....Janet

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  6. Flannel is a must have for winter! Excited for your new collection, Lynne! :)

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  7. There isn't anything better than a soft cotton flannel blanket to cuddle up in. And Kansas Troubles flannels would make a cuddle blanket all the better!

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  8. Those look so comfy! I need one for my desk in the office - it would be so calming :)

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  9. Flannel quilts and a nice fire in the fireplace - great way to enjoy the winter weather in Wisconsin. ��

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  10. what more do you want: warm, cozy and quick to make !!!

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  11. I love these so soft quilts! A necessity for cold winter nights! Can't wait to make one!

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  12. I love the quilts, and their layouts. They even look cozy soft in the photo's. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  13. Just finished my first "Coin Toss". Your quilts are addictive! I have fabric for 5 more of your patterns. Now I can use up my flannel stash.

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  14. Love your fabrics! I hope to try your layered patchwork technique soon! Thanks for being so creative!!

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  15. As always, Love it! Add me to the list.

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  16. Wondering how many of these I could make between now and Christmas? Everyone on my list would absolutely LOVE one! Would LOVe to win!

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  17. I love flannel quilts. I made a shaped rag quilt that looked like a cow for my grandson. It was so soft and snuggly that I wanted to keep it for myself!

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  18. Which one do I love most? All of them! There is nothing like a soft flannel quilt on a cold winter night!

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  19. Which one do I love most? All of them! There is nothing like a soft flannel quilt on a cold winter night!

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  20. I love those flannel quilts. So soft and snug able. Fair and square. What a great name!

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  21. You sure had a bunch of great ideas to choose from in naming your Fair & Square quilt - that one was perfect!

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  22. Fuzzy Fuzzy - LOVE IT. Like the big and small square in HUGGABLE design. Great designs, Lynne.

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  23. This line would be perfect for my three grandsons who live out of state, to remind them of me. Did you say soft & snuggly? I'm there & can't wait to see your new book. I saw on Pinterest a wall filled with small quilts & I would love to work on that besides my other quilt interests.

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  24. I must make one of these for my daughter--she always says my quilts are too stiff for cuddling up!

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  25. Sounds like a really interesting technique. Would love the instructions to try one.

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  26. Sounds nice and warm to cuddle with on a windy, cold, rainy day like we are having today in SD. Flannel fabric in Kansas Troubles colors. . . who could ask for anything more! :)

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  27. looks so warm and cozy. Want to try it. In step 2 you say to add 2 1/2" squares or 5"charms to front LC, question, what does LC stand for. Log Cabin? Thanks for help. And do you sell baby flannels?

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    1. LC is Moda's abbreviation for Layer Cake 10" squares.

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  28. They look so finished, warm and fuzzy. Can hardly wait to feel the collection, and make Cuddle Up!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the instructions.

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  29. I love your cotton fabrics so I know I'll really love your flannels. Thank you for the opportunity to win Huggble book.

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  30. Quick and easy--what could be better than to start in mid November for a Christmas gift?

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  31. Flannel and Kansas Troubles goes together like chocolate and peanut butter!!

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  32. They look so soft and cozy, I'd love to try making one!

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  33. Love flannels to cuddle in!
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  34. I have fond memories of sleeping on flannel sheets, as a kid, they get so soft! Thanks for the giveaway! glynette74@gmail.com

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  35. I'm sitting under a KT flannel lap quilt right now. Waiting for the new line to make a few "cosys"' which is what my grand kids call really comfortable lap quilts.

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  36. I want, I want! yes, my favorite colors in flannels, so much fun to begin and cozy.

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  37. Huggable quilts ? yes please and thank you!

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  38. Oh, my gosh those our just to cute and cozy looking. Though its still a little warm here in Calif, we just might get some winter weather.lol

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  39. I would love to have any one of these comfy quilts as my own, can just see me sitting around with it wrapped around me and drinking hot chocolate and watching it snow !! SO MUCH FUN

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  40. One one of my grandkids commented that her quilt was "hard". Guess I need some schooling on how to make sure they turn out more cuddly! Who knew?

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  41. When we go to Minnesota for vacation (from Indiana) my friend and I take our sewing machines and the essentials, while the hubbys take their fishing gear and boat. We did a regular rag quilt so now we have another pattern to do. Thank you for all you do.









































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