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 ktquilts.com. 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

HOME

 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

    eat.shop.quilt 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.


Saturday, July 31, 2021

KT August Special

 Twirls&Swirls

About 10 years ago, I made a quilt for 8 of our 9 grankids (one was one the way). Delainey's quilt is this adorable pinwheel lap quilt featuring my Layered Patchwork technique. I love to teach this class since the quilters can often get their blocks done and the quilt partially pieced in just a few hours. Instant gratification! It's the perfect quilt for those little ones on your list.

 

For our KT August Special, we're offering the Twirls&Swirls kit with Kansas Troubles' Favorites II fabric for the quilt top & binding, plus the Layers of Love book, plus a Sewline glue pen for only $75! That's a retail value of over $110 with shipping. It's the perfect time to play with my Layered Patchwork technique.



KT August Special
 

I'm also going Live on Facebook later in the month to show you how to make the quilt. It's not really a sew-a-long because it will only take one session to show you how easy it is to piece this little gem. 

Here's Delainey's quilt featuring Me&My Sister brights. Once you learn the technique, you'll want to make more!



Wednesday, June 30, 2021

KT July Special

 Prairie Dreams Layer Cakes

We've just completed the first of two KT & Friends Retreats this summer. Last week, more than 60 quilters gathered in Bennington, KS, home of Kansas Troubles. Everyone had a great time learning new techniques, meeting new friends and winning cool prizes. In just a few weeks, we'll take our show on the road to Appleton, WI - August 10-13 - for our second retreat this year. We still have a few spaces available so call the KTQuilt Shop to sign up soon!

My Prairie Stars quilt was designed for the retreats. It features a Prairie Dreams Layer Cake plus coordinating Prairie Dreams fabrics. Many of the quilters chose to make the quilt larger by adding another Layer Cake. We decided to offer the Prairie Dreams Layer Cake and Prairie Stars pattern this month as our KT Special so you can join in on the fun. 

Buy the Prairie Dreams Layer Cake + Prairie Stars pattern for only $35 plus FREE SHIPPING! That's a retail value of over $60 (with shipping). If you want the additional fabrics to make the quilt, call the store at 785-488-2120 and we'll make it happen.

 



Monday, June 28, 2021

KT&Friends Retreats 2021

One Down, One to Go

Our 2nd KT&Friends Retreat in Bennington, KS, was last week June 22-25. Over 60 quilters joined me and my Moda designer friends, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, and Debbie Maddy of Tiori Designs, for 6 workshops with kits. Over the 4 day retreat, we gave away 370+ table favors, more than 70 door prizes, 40 trunk show prizes and 5 grand prizes, in addition to all the goodies in the classrooms. Whew! I should have warned them to bring an extra suitcase!

Our theme this year is Measure Twice, so we had fun taking pictures with our signature tape measure table runners. They graced the cafeteria tables at each meal to set the mood, too. So fun to make! Here's Kim Peterson and her sewing buddy, Cindy Tillman with all three teachers.

 

Each designer shared quilts from their upcoming collections in a trunk show before dinner in the evening. Here's one of my favorites by Lisa Bongean. The string stars in reds, whites and blues are stunning! (The feet peeking out from under the quilt are from my two favorite quilt holders, my grandaughter, Aleece, and Lisa Smith of KTQ.)

 

There were also a few of our attendees who shared their quilts from the designers, like our KT local, Shirley Andrews, with one of Lisa's quilts.

If you missed our Bennington retreat, not to fear. We have another KT&Friends Retreat in Appleton, WI in just a few weeks - August 10-13. There are a few spots available if you'd like to learn from some of the best quilting instructors from Moda, including Lisa Bongean, Barb Groves of Me&My Sister Designs, and ME! Here are the important details. Cost of retreat is $795. Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley in Appleton, WI has special rates for attendees. Lunch included Wed-Friday. 

Call the KTQuilt Shop for more information and to register at 785-488-2120. 






Monday, May 31, 2021

American Pride

 KT June Special

I know I'm a day early, but I thought it only fitting to celebrate Memorial Day by announcing our patriotic June Special, American Pride. This little charmer is part of our KitToQuilt series of mystery projects. Every other month, I design a seasonal project just for our club. The kit has a retail value of at least $40-45 for only $30 plus $5 shipping. American Pride is the KitToQuilt quilt from June 2020 and is a favorite among our members.

American Pride - KitToQuilt series
 

Now, you can make American Pride, too! The kit/pattern for this project retails for about $43. Our KT June Special is only $35 with Free Shipping! The best part is you can still join our KitToQuilt mystery series. If you like American Pride, you'll love the 2021 June quilt and all the fun projects to come this year. Call the KT Quilt to sign up today!



Thursday, May 13, 2021

Simple Whatnots II by Kim Diehl

I'm a huge fan of designer/author Kim Diehl. I love her signature style, blending simple piecing with applique in her little quilts. I have numerous pages bookmarked in her previous books, and have added a few more to my list in Simple Whatnots II. Kim shares 18 projects to make little quilts from scraps to brighten and soften your home decor. Here's one of her clever hints for decorating with little quilts (page 79).

I'm a fellow antique collector, so I'm always drawn to the beautiful photos of her quilts in her home. It's inspired me over the years to use small quilts in new ways around my home, too. This red cupboard serves as my pantry. I change the decor and quilts each season - partly because it forces me to dust! In this small space, there are three ways to add quilts to your home.


Kim and I are kindred spirits when it comes to all things vintage. Both of us design quilts with warm colors that pair perfectly with chippy antiques and collectibles. This little doll quilt softens the hard lines of the crock and plays off the colors of the rolling pin handles for a sweet vignette.


The quilt on the door is the charm quilt, Star Crossed, from my upcoming Homemade Homespuns fabric collection. Watch for it at your favorite quilt shop in July.

 

I store some of my seasonal napkins in this old red basket. Tucking a little quilt over the top makes it look more finished and adds pattern and color to the display.

It took three years of searching to find right sizes of sugar buckets for my stack. The little vintage quilt tucked under the lid adds a pop of spring yellow to this corner of my entry.

A simple 9-patch quilt draws the eye up to vintage items instead of the canned goods and staples in the pantry cupboard. Robert loves the look of all the quilts around the house, too. I appreciate that he doesn't grumble when he has to move the quilt everyday to open the pantry door. 

If you love little quilts, you'll love the inspirational eye candy and wonderful projects in Kim's new book, Simple Whatnots II. It's available at your favorite quilt shop now or at ShopMartingale.com. 

Watch Instagram throughout the week for more Martingale authors who love Kim's book. Comment on my Instagram page to win a copy of Simple Whatnots II at @lynnektq. 


Friday, April 30, 2021

KT May Special

Starry Dreams Charm Quilt

My new Prairie Dreams fabric is (almost) here! We received loads of precuts last week, and hope to see boxes and boxes of fabric bolts soon. To help celebrate the newest addition to the KT family, we're offering the Starry Dreams charm kit & pattern for only $32.95 plus Free Shipping (retail $39.95 + $5 shipping). That's a savings of over $12!
 

Starry Dreams charm quilt

I love the simple light and dark eight-pointed stars that twinkle and spin like pinwheels. I'll use this little quilt all year long on a table top, tucked in a basket or on the wall.

Easy, traditional piecing. And look at that fantastic quilting by Lisa Smith! 

Order your KT May Special today. We'll send it as soon as we receive fabric and have kits cut. (Joy is going to be busy!)

Find it HERE.  

I'm lovin' working with all the fabrics in this line. There are some great tan tone-on-tone and multi-colored backgrounds, larger floral prints for borders and accents, and lots of small prints and geometrics to add to your stash. 

Love, love the vintage floral feature print. It also comes in red, blue, black and green for lovely borders. The tan with multi-dots in the background is a keeper, too. I'll grab several yards to have for future projects, for sure. It's even perfect for a party tablecloth! Hmmmm, maybe I need a whole bolt!

To see the entire Prairie Dreams collection, download your free swatch chart HERE.

Thanks for stopping by. Check in each month for our KT Specials, and in between for all the latest KT news.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

On a Roll Again

 There's a new book coming to town soon! Martingale's first book of Jelly Roll quilts was such a success, they gathered over a dozen ideas from my fellow Moda designers and friends to give you even more ways to use my favorite precut. On a Roll Again! features 14 new JR projects compiled by Lissa Alexander of Moda to inspire your creativity. 

I love starting with a precut when designing a new project. When I can unroll strips and see a design come together so quickly, it inspires me to rearrange and play for endless combinations. My Stacked Stars is an example. I chose to layout the colors in a rainbow setting, but you could make yours scrappy or bright.

My Stacked Stars quilt in the wild.

With more than a dozen new ideas in this book, I need to start collecting Jelly Rolls now!

On a Roll Again! will be in quilt shops soon.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Prairie Dreams

 Coming Soon!

I'm not-so-patiently waiting for my newest fabric collection, Prairie Dreams, by Moda. It's blooming with floral, leaf, dot and vine motifs perfect for a spring quilt. I've designed patterns for quilts using Jelly Rolls, Honey Buns, Charm packs and Layer Cakes, so watch here for more details in the coming days.

 

The dreamy prints and classic KT colors are perfect for several quilt projects I have planned. One of them is my KT Prairie Days Sampler QAL, beginning in May. The 6-month series includes all fabrics for the lap size sampler quilt plus a large spool of tan Aurifil thread, plus 5 mini quilts and a pillow,  plus backing for the 6 mini projects, plus (6) matching Aurifil thread. Not to mention the fun surprises in each shipment! All that for only $64.95/month.



 Call the KT Quilt Shop to sign up now. Robert says we only have a few spaces left. 785-488-2120

 



Wednesday, March 31, 2021

KT April Special

 PDF Printable Patterns

I've been working to add a selection of KT patterns and booklets as PDFs for easy access on our website. Check out some of our latest, and some older favorites, like these...

KT single PDF patterns $5.00 (retail $9.95)

KitToQuilt mystery PDF patterns $5.00 ($9.95 retail)

KT Charm PDF Patterns $4.00 (retail $6.50)

KT PDF Booklets with multiple projects $10 (retail $15.95)

If you have a favorite KT pattern or booklet you'd like to see as a PDF, please let me know. I'll be adding new patterns all month long.

 Go to ktquilts.com/ktspecials for all our PDF patterns and booklets.