Monday, January 2, 2017

KT January Special

KT Winner

Congratulations to our winner this week:

Anonymous-Gooseberry Lane sounds very intriguing! And I would LOVE a KT scrap bag! I am making a KT postage stamp quilt and have been saving all of my KT scraps for years now. :)
Nancy  eddnancy@msn.com

Gooseberry Lane will ship in June to your local quilt shop. KT will have it available as a 6-month program. More info to come. Joyful Wishes is the charm pattern, available in June, as well. I'm pretty sure you'll have a chance to win patterns/fabric when the time is right. Stay tuned!


Happy New Year!

Thanks to all of you for your support and kind words throughout 2016. We at KTQ are looking forward to a fresh, new 2017 with a few surprises up our sleeves. Watch for the first of several fun announcements in February!

I welcomed the New Year on a high note with 4 of the grankids while their parents enjoyed a little party time. It's the first year the twins have lived a state apart so it was good for all the siblings to catch up and celebrate together.

The pre-teen grankids weren't crazy about having their pics taken for Gramma's blog, so they went incognito as Party Animals. I purchased the masks in a pack at World Market and downloaded the Party Animal app on my phone. When the kids put on the masks and I used my camera to take a picture, the masks turned into this! Too funny!


It only seemed to work if I was about 2 feet away from the subject (probably user error). I wish I could have stood back further to get all of them in the same picture. Still made for alot of laughs. Believe me, the sound effects were priceless! Always entertaining when they're all together.

KT January Special

We're offering our KT Classic Plaids this month at an unbeatable deal of $6.95/yd. to add to your stash for the new year (sold on our website in 1/2 yard increments for $3.98). I love mixing my brushed woven plaids with prints to inject some geometric interest. It also helps add some masculinity (think plaid work shirt) to a guy quilt. Since the brushed plaids are woven, both sides are the same. I use the green plaids ALOT for leaves and stems in appliques. When the edges curl, the back side of the leaf is the same as the front. Very cool look. The plaids also work well for any layered patchwork project. The bias edges softly curl to give your quilt dimension and a primitive effect. We just found out these plaids will be discontinued by Moda, so quantities are limited. Stock up today!

KT Giveaway

Tell me about your wish/plan for the New Year - do you want to learn a new quilting technique? Sky dive? Travel? Comment to win a KT Classic Plaid scrap bag. There are plenty of pieces for accents on some of our favorite Mini Table Treats. 

Spoolin' Around



Tic Tac Stars

Sunflower




55 comments:

  1. My wish for the new year as far as quilting goes, is to finish some UFOs and have fun starting and hopefully finishing many more projects. I also hope to continue nurturing my two granddaughters' desires to sew and have fun with fabrics.

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  2. I have three things I want to accomplish in 2017. To get healthy, take a two week road trip to New England this Autumn and finish all nine UFO's I have. Love the pictures of masks.

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  3. This year I aim to be more patient and forgiving. Happiness is my goal in all things.

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  4. In 2017 I plan on exercising more and eating better. And sewing a little every day. By the way, your plaids are gorgeous are perfect for finishing a quilt I'm working on now.

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  5. I plan to stay home more this year so I can get some quilting done. 2016 was a heavy travel year. I enjoyed the places we visited, but it didn't leave much time for stitching.

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  6. 2017 is going to be a year of applique for me. Happy New YEar!

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  7. I want to make a family cookbook. That way my children and grandchildren will always have the recipes of the things I make that they love.

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  8. I just saw where somebody was going to try to finish 17 quilts in 2017. I would love to make that my goal but realistically I know I'd better stick to a much smaller number so I can meet my goal. Much less stress that way and after all we are supposed to be having fun!

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  9. I want to try some new things like your layered patchwork- afraid of thready mess, so haven't been that brave. I would also like to get rid of my fat gut, 20 lbs and too many inches. I remember when I could not gain a pound. My sons wedding is my incentive. Happy New Year- those masks were a hoot!

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  10. I want to organize my genealogy & hopefully break through at least one brick wall. Maybe I should start organizing my Ottawa County, KS ancestors first !! :) Oh, and of course make several table runners, quilts, mini table treats to bind next winter.

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  11. Happy New Year.

    As goofy as it sounds my resolution for 2017 is to drink more water.

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  12. Those minis are so cute! My goal is to spend more time sewing! I kinda went overboard with the knitting in 2016.

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  13. I want to concentrate on Applique - there are so many ways, and I want to try them all to find my favorite!

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  14. My wish is to organize my sewing space and have more time to sew! Love those table treats.
    You are such a fun Grandma! I'm sure those masks were a big hit!

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  15. Happy New Year Lynne,
    I hope to travel at least a little this year. I purchased a long arm in October so my biggest wish, goal, plan, and prayer is to learn how to master that, I so want to do free motion quilting. I've also got 2 quilt shows in my plans already booked and I always find something new and fun at the shows.

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  16. I want to get more organized in my house and sewing room so that I have more time to sew. That Sunflower patch is really pretty and the Spoolin Around patch is whimsical. It reminds me of the wood spools of thread I inherited from my mother and grandmothers. slbolderson@hotmail.com

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  17. This year I want to make a beautiful quilt to auction as a fund raiser for my church. A detailed, stunning quilt, so we can raise lots of money (which we will use in community outreach).

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  18. I have no big plans for 2017.

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  19. I just retired at the end of 2016 and look forward to having more time to quilt. Working on getting my sewing room organized. Also going on your quilting cruise in January with my 3 sisters and mom. Can't wait!! Love the circular minis!

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  20. I'm hopping yo get alot of sewing time in with my mom.Just moved back to Michigan after 30 years in maine... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  21. My goal is to finish a postage stamp quilt that is in the works and of course get at a 'few' UFOs hiding in the cupboard in 2017.

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  22. I have had a KT 16 inch scrappy star quilt almost finished, but the sashing. My New Year's resolution is to finish it before month's end, so I can start my flannel KT quilt. Going to check out the plaid flannels NOW!

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  23. I plan to finish some UFOs and make more charity quilts. Hope to do more genealogy related travel.

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  24. I would love to be able to get my 'to be quilted' shelf empty! But I seem to keep starting new things so that won't happen soon I guess! But maybe quilt 3-4 and then start something new might work;-)

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  25. When my grandson asked me my plans for the new year, I said lose weight and sew more! He said that sounded good to him.

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  26. I keep seeing some beautiful blocks that have been paper pieced. I guess there is no time like the present to try this new-to-me technique.

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  28. My main goal is to FINALLY finish UFOs before I make more!

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  29. In 2017 I plan to sew a little every day. I am recovering from a year of cancer treatment and a stem cell transplant. I wish that good quality plaids were available locally, I do love them.

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  30. I want to sew daily, working on MQ & want to finish that. I have a friend who is having her first grandbaby, make a baby quilt. I also want to use our RV more, I love to sew outdoors. Try to get back to Ohio & visit family.

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  31. I am going to find more time for my own projects (I have a longarm quilting business). And I want to spend more time on some house renovations.

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  32. 2017 will be an exciting year for us as we enter into retirement mid year. Looking forward to new adventures and experiences as we write the next chapters in our lives. Spending more time in the U.P. of Michigan and taking some of the educational classes and quilting classes that I've haven't had time for are high on the list!

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  33. Love that little spool mat! If I could use up all the fabric in my sewing room this year I would be overjoyed! It will never happen though since I keep replenishing the stash...

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  34. 2016 was a tough year so my goal for 2017 is to get my health back on track, finish the ufo's that are on my design wall and then try some portrait or landscape art quilts. I have always wanted to put that off long enough.

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  35. oops that was wrong. meant to say I have always wanted to do that and have put it off long enough. this is the year to give it a try.

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  36. My plan for 2017 is to declutter ...... and make more room for fabric :-)

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  37. In 2017 I hope to finish UFOs, try new techniques, and get organized. I love plaids, but haven't worked with them much so hopefully here's my first new technique.

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  38. My goal is to quilt all my quilt tops this year. That is quite a task! I keep reminding myself that no one wants a quilt top, only a quilt. I think subconsciously I am done when the quilt top is done, but not so!

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  39. 2017-Gotta get back to my "Crazy for Minis" book and get those minis going!! BTW-photos of the grandkids are hilarious. Happy New Year!
    Kathleen
    kathleen.mason17@ymail.com

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  40. My wish is to ride my ATV as often as possible in the mountains near where I live in Utah - I haven't done it nearly enough in the last few years!

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  41. I'm on a mission to lose weight...and be a little healthier. I'd love to win!

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  42. I love these mini round table runners. Sew cute. I have made a couple of these round funners! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I am hoping to continue learning to crochet. I have really become hooked!!

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  43. I want to have a small herb garden and make all the little moments of life special ones!

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  44. I hope to plant a small garden with wildflower seeds! Then hopefully I will have many summer blooms!

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  45. I would love to complete some UFOs in 2017, but I would LOVE to add to my stash even more! :)

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  46. I want to get rid of clutter and try to get my sewing room in order.

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  47. My plan/goal is to increase my quilt finishes by 100% from 216. Since I only finished one quilt last year I think that's an achievable goal! I also want to learn to quilt with my embroidery machine.

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  48. My plans for 2017 is to finish up my UFS's---they need quilting and to volunteer at our local hospital more.

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  49. Those are pretty fancy masks. Isn't it fun to get cousins together. I love watching them interact. I try to push myself with each quilt I make, new technique, etc. This year I really plan to work on my longarming technique. I love to do it but I'm not as crisp and accurate as I want to be to make the quilts look more professional and not home quilted. I'm looking forward to having lots of fun with quilts this year. Thanks.

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  50. Happy 2017! I am practicing sewing curves!! Love the party animal pictures!

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  51. I plan to finish up a few UFOs and dedicate at least two days a month to making gifts for Christmas 2017. I'm going to spend more time quilting with friends and get more exercise so I can be as healthy as possible. :-)

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  52. My plan for 2017 is to start a series of art of art quilts (thread painted) portraying beings that are endangeed, such as the monarch butterfly. Also, to finish up my UFO's!

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  53. My plan for 2017 is find more time to quilt.

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  54. I hope to finish a few UFO's and make a few other projects I have been wanting to make. I will always take more classes when available as I always learn something new from either the teacher or the others in the class. Happy New Year!

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  55. I plan to try to be the person my dog thinks I am.

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