Monday, February 28, 2022

KT&Friends Retreat

You don't want to miss our 2022 KT&Friends Retreat in Salina, Kansas! 

Kansas Troubles Quilters is hosting all the fun this summer in a new venue, Tumbl*weed, just 5 miles south of Salina, Kansas. The classroom is 10,000 sq.ft. so we can all sew/learn/share together. In addition, there is a separate dining area and another room for trunk shows. It's the perfect location to spread out and have some quilting fun!

We've had a change in the teaching lineup, so take a look at what you'll be making -

Debbie Maddy, Tiori Designs - lap quilt + wall quilt in her signature blues & whites

Lynne Hagmeier, Kansas Troubles - Pick Your Own Pumpkins lap quilt + Maple Leaf Tie-on Pillow topper (reversible) + Freedom Road table runner (pieced or fusible applique stars)

KT Staff - 2 mini make 'n take projects

Plus: 3 lunches, 2 suppers & snacks!

          Prizes, prizes, prizes! 

Lots of hotel options within 5-8 miles of Tumbl*weed.

Grab a friend and register today! Call the KTQuilt Shop at 785-488-2120. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Wool&Cotton Sewcial

Wishing for Spring

If you've been following along at Wool&Cotton Sewcial, you know there have been a few changes lately. Everyone in the group is so busy with work, family, and life in general, we're feeling pulled in a dozen different directions. Sound familiar? So, instead of posting on a schedule, we've decided to post when we have something special to share with all of you. Win, Win!

During our Spring theme, I'd like to share a free pattern for a runner that will bring a little sunshine into your home long before your flowers bloom. Garden Time first appeared in the Martingale book, All in a Row Again, back in 2016. There are lots of great rows from more than a dozen Moda designers to make into quilts or use individually. So much fun inspiration!

I've enjoyed using this row as a runner each year to add a bit of spring color to my home in late March when I'm so over winter. Today is one of those days here in Kansas, with temps in the single digits and wind chills below zero. Who doesn't want to daydream about warm, sunny days and the first flowers poking through the snow?

Garden Time is the perfect project to try out my Layered Patchwork technique for quick & easy connecting corners on the flower petals. Instead of stitching across a background square then pressing and trimming, I cut the background square in half diagonally to create a triangle. The triangle is glued with fabric glue onto the corner of the flower petal square and top-stitched about 1/8" from the bias edge with matching cotton thread. Since the cut is diagonal, the raw edge of the triangle is on the bias, so it won't unravel. It softly curls a bit for a primitive, organic look. And, you've just eliminated 3 steps! No wonky corners from stitching & pressing.

Give it try, you'll love it! Find the Garden Time pattern HERE at under Wool&Cotton Sewcial. Kits available for $25+$5 shipping. Quantities limited.

Follow all the designers at Wool & Cotton Sewcial for lots of inspiration and great projects all year.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

We Have A Winner!

 Congratulations to Lisa S! 

You're the winner of our fat quarter giveaway. I've emailed Lisa to let her know she won and will be waiting for her to select her colorway for her free 8-pack of fat quarters.

Thanks to everyone who follows my blog and has supported us with your purchases of the KT February Special. The 8-pack fat quarter bundles are always popular with our KT fans. You still have a couple weeks to take advantage of our special before the price of yardage and fat quarters increase over the next few months. It's a great time to build your stash for the coming year's projects. 


Check back for the KT Special each month here on my blog, Instagram, Facebook and our website at It's always a good deal with free shipping!


KT&Friends Retreats 2022 

Speaking of new projects, how about 5 new projects over a 3-day retreat? We're gearing up for our 2022 KT&Friends Retreats this summer and would love for you to join us with your friends. Check out all the details HERE.

Maple Hill by Lynne Hagmeier, KTQ

Cut Once by Dawn Heese, Linen Closet Designs

Debbie Maddy's retreat quilt


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Maple Hill - Coming Soon!

Sugar Maple Farm QAL

We’re gearing up for a 6-month Quilt-a-long beginning in April. Join me for a Facebook Live tutorial each month and special bonuses along the way. I loved piecing this quilt! It went together easily with large blocks and lots of fun fusible applique embellishments.

Your Sugar Maple Farm QAL Kit will arrive in 3 shipments - April, June, August - with 6 monthly payments of $39.95/free shipping. Kit includes all fabric for quilt front, appliques and binding, (6) matching Aurifil small thread spools, KT Melon Template and some fun surprises! 

Call the KTQuilt Shop to sign up today. 785-488-2120

Sugar Maple Farm Quil-a-long


Friday, February 4, 2022



I'm in LOVE with our newest KitToQuilt Mystery project! Heartstrings is the perfect Valentine's Day decor for your home, or gift for someone special.

Our KitToQuilt Mystery series ships automatically every other month/6-times a year. I design a special seasonal quilt, pillow or runner for our members for only $30+ $5 shipping. Retail value $40-45+. Kits include everything you need to complete your project, sometimes with backing, matching thread or other fun surprises. 

If you sign up now, we can send the Heartstrings quilt for only $30+$5 shipping. Kits and patterns ($9.95) will be available to non-members later in March for $40 (no backing.)

Don't delay, sign up today! 785-488-2120.