Thursday, October 7, 2021

Wool & Cotton Sewcial

 Join our new Facebook group, Wool & Cotton Sewcial, for all kinds of quilting inspiration. Ten unique designers with a common love for all things warm and cozy and country have joined together to form this group. Some of us focus on wool, some on cotton fabric, most of us love both! We're here to share our ideas with you over a 10 week themed series. This is my week with a Christmas theme. 

I'll offer a different project each day for 5 days with kits available at a special price. We'll include a favorite Christmas pattern or booklet FREE with purchase. Many of these patterns/booklets are also available as PDF downloads for 30% off this week only. Find all of the Wool & Cotton Sewcial specials HERE.

Day #1 - Holiday Trio pillow - Kit +pattern $35+ $5ship

I was inspired by a bolt of cute candy cane motif fabric from my Sweet Holly fabric line from a couple years ago. By fussing cutting the candy cane, it can used as a featured little square in all kinds of Christmas fun. Today, a quilt from my KitToQuilt Mystery series, called Tree Trimming, inspired this pillow. Piece the pillow top like you would a small runner, add ties to each end, bind and tie over a covered lumbar pillow. Too cute! When you place your order for the Holiday Trio kit, you'll receive the Tree Trimming pattern FREE!

Holiday Trio pillow kit

Tree Trimming pattern


Day #2 - The Sweetest Gift Pincushion Kit + Booklet - $15 +$5ship

We just finished up our year long Pincushion-a-Month Club, but it's not too late to get in on the fun. Start with this adorable holiday pincushion (lower right) or use it as a bowl filler. The Stick a Pin in It booklet also includes a dozen seasonal pincushions so you're ready for any occasion.

When you order the Sweetest Gift pincushion kit, you'll also receive the Evergreen booklet with a trio of holiday projects - lap quilt, runner, pillow - FREE.

Sweetest Gift Pincushion + Evergreen booklet


Day #3 - Goose Tracks Runner Kit + Booklet - $40 + $5ship

Need a quick and easy table runner for the holidays? Look no further! My Layered Patchwork technique makes quick work of this delightful project. 

Cabin Sweet Cabin - FREE pattern w/purchase

Day #4 - Sweet Holly MC Pillow + pattern - $35 + $5 ship

A mini charm pack sets the scene for lots of Christmas charm in a little package. Kit includes all fabric for pillow front, split back, binding, applique, buttons and pattern. The FREE pattern included with purchase is the Warm Memories Advent Tree booklet with a wall quilt or lap quilt ($15.95 retail).

Day #5 - Mini Table Treats - Holly Joy - $35 + $5ship OR Sweet Holly - $30 + $5ship

Create a holiday moment in just a few hours with my Mini Table Treats 17" round table toppers. There's no piecing involved, just layer two circles over batting and backing and quilt, then add the appliques, topstitch and bind. Makes a perfect gift, homemade without the stress.

Christmas Cabin - FREE pattern w/purchase

Follow all of the Wool & Cotton Sewcial designers by joining the Facebook page. Next week is Dawn Heese of Linen Closet Designs. 

Find all of the Kansas Troubles' Wool & Cotton Sewcial week of Christmas specials at Click HERE.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

KT October Special

KT October Special

Welcome to the Neighborhood! I'd LOVE to live in this cute neighborhood, how about you? 

The rustic look of my new Homemade Homespuns is perfect for this soft and cuddly lap quilt featuring classic KT colors in plaids and stripes. For our KT October Special, buy the Welcome to the Neighborhood lap kit for only $119 (retail $149.90) or the charm quilt for only $50 (retail $61.90). Both kits include the Welcome to the Neighborhood booklet ($15.95) with all 3 projects - and Free Shipping!

We'll cut and ship kits as soon as the fabric and precuts arrive, but order now as quantities are limited. UPDATE: Fabric is in the Moda warehouse and should be shipping next week. Give us at least a week to cut kits and process your orders.

Welcome to the Neighborhood Booklet

Welcome to the Neighborhood Lap Quilt 75"sq.

Welcome to the Neighborhood charm quilt 41"sq.


Monday, September 27, 2021


 a new series by KTQ

Don't you just love opening your mailbox to find a quilting surprise inside? Join me for our bi-monthly series, HOME, beginning in November 2021. 

The first mailing will include instructions for the HOME banner (vertical or horizontal) OR a 20" pillow. We even found a cool wooden hanger with clips to hang the banner vertically that is also included. In addition, you'll receive 6" seasonal squares - 2 each for November and December. One is traditionally pieced; one is applique or Layered Patchwork. Choose your favorite or make both for even more holiday fun each month. 

For only $24+$5 shipping every other month for a year, we'll send you all the fabrics needed for the front, backing, binding and embellishments for (4) fun squares for the seasons. 

Are you ready for a year of fun and surprises? Call the KTQuilt Shop to sign up today at 785-488-2120. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

KT September Special

 Jelly Roll + Honey Bun + 2 Patterns, Oh My!

Celebrate National Sew a Jelly Roll Day on September 18th with a Prairie Dreams Jelly Roll and pattern. Or stitch up a Honey Bun instead! We'll give you even more options with 2 patterns that have sizes featuring Jelly Rolls AND Honey Buns. What a deal!

We won't make you choose. With our KT September Special, you'll receive both a Prairie Dreams Jelly Roll AND a Honey Bun, plus the Sweet 'n Up AND Add it Up patterns for only $72+Free Shipping. That's a retail value of almost $100 including shipping.

2 Patterns/4 Options

But don't wait too long. Quantities are limited. Order yours today!

Add it Up - JR+HB sizes

Sweet 'n Up - JR+HB sizes

Thursday, August 19, 2021

KT&Friends Virtual Retreat

Couldn't make it in person to one of our retreats this summer? Don't miss out on all the fun of a KT&Friends Retreat brought right to your door! Join me for two days of stitching September 22-23 for tutorials on the Prairie Stars lap quilt and my Trellis pillow featuring Layered Patchwork. I'll host a Facebook Live video at 1pm each day and will answer questions the following day on my KT&Friends Retreat Facebook page. If you attended one of the KT&Friends Retreats and want to follow along, we'd love to have you!

Here's a look at some of the goodies you'll receive when you order the Virtual Retreat Box for only $224 plus free shipping (retail value w/shipping over $300). 


Included in the Virtual Retreat Box:

    Tape Measure canvas bag

    KT travel mug

    Prairie Stars kit with thread, KT ruler, quilt label

    Trellis pillow kit with thread, melon template, Sewline glue pen KT canvas bag

    KT mechanical pencil

    Measure Twice pincushion kit+pattern

    KT tin with exclusive retreat charms

    KT&Friends Retreat Journal

and a maybe a couple more surprises!

Prairie Stars lap quilt (72"sq)

 I'll offer a few tips for piecing perfect connecting corners and share some info about Aurifil thread, my favorite!

Trellis Pillow (18"sq)      

Try my unique Layered Patchwork technique and fusible applique while making a blooming pillow for your spring & summer decor. I'll also share a mini trunk show explaining how I started the Layered Patchwork technique.

Measure Twice Pincushions

As a bonus, we'll talk about the pincushion pattern with options for two different projects and the new fabric lines coming soon, Homemade Homespuns and Hope Blooms.

To sign up and reserve your Retreat Box, call the KT Quilt Shop by Friday, August 27th. We will ship the first week of September. 

I hope you'll join me for some stitching and sharing on September 22-23rd. See you then!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Homemade Homespuns by KTQ

Arriving Soon!

We're anxious for the UPS guy to back up the truck and deliver boxes and boxes full of my newest line, Homemade Homespuns. Moda has done it again, making the perfect plaids to blend with all of my other lines of fabric. I've designed several projects featuring these classic KT brushed woven cottons, but feel free to mix them in with prints, too.  They're so soft and cuddly they're my family's favorites. 

Welcome to the Neighborhood features a lap quilt (72"sq. Layer Cake), charm quilt (41"sq.) and a pillow cover for a warm and welcoming addition to your home decor. I enjoyed playing with the plaids and stripes to mix and match for the houses, roofs and windows. Such scrappy fun!

Welcome to the Neighborhood

My Homespun Stars (72"sq. Layer Cake) lap quilt sparkles with clusters of stars in classic KT colors against a muted background. I added brushed homespun backing for the softest quilt ever!

Homespun Stars

Star Crossed uses a Homemade Homespuns charm pack to create this darling little quilt (30"sq) to hang over a cabinet, drape on a bench or tuck in a basket. The geometric interest of the plaids and stripes adds a homey, welcoming feel to your farmhouse decor.

Star Crossed

Speaking of farmhouse decor, what says farmhouse more than pillows. Lots and lots of pillows for added texture, layering and seasonal feels. My pattern, My Thoughts Exactly, spells it out with two options for Breathe or Together. Traditional piecing featuring a Homemade Homespuns charm pack.

My Thoughts Exactly

What do you think? Are you loving these plaids as much as me? The wait is almost over. Homemade Homespuns fabric, patterns and kits are on our website now for preorder. Click on the links under the pictures. We're expecting delivery from Moda in mid-August.

Friday, August 6, 2021

KT&Friends Virtual Retreat

 September 22-23, 2021

We're off to Appleton, WI for our 2nd KT&Friends Retreat this summer. It's always fun to meet new quilters and see old friends. 

If you aren't able to make it to an in-person retreat this year, I'd love for you to join me in September for an online virtual retreat via Facebook Live. We'll make the same quilt, pillow and pincushions as the in-person retreats over two days. I'll also share all the new Homemade Homespun and Hope Blooms quilt with you in a trunk show, just like at the retreats. We'll try to do a Zoom meeting after the tutorials to answer questions and see/meet all of you. 

This year, we're offering EVERYTHING from the in-person retreats, from the welcome bags full of goodies, to the workshop kits and supplies, to the table favors and giveaways. It's a retail value of over $300 (including shipping) for only $224 + free shipping in the continental US. Call the store for shipping overseas or Canada. Ask any of the quilters who have attended our retreats in the past and they'll tell you it's a great deal!

Here are the 2 workshop projects - Prairie Stars (72"sq. lap quilt) and Trellis (18" pillow cover). Also shown is one of the table favors, the Measure Twice pincushion kit. I'd love to show you all the good stuff you'll receive, but I can't since it's still a surprise for our quilters in Appleton. 

Please call the KTQuilt Shop to sign up by August 20th so we can ship to arrive before the retreat. 785-488-2120. Robert, Joy or Lisa will gladly answer questions.

Join me to make our KT&Friends Virtual Retreat a success again this year.