Saturday, December 9, 2023

KT December Special

 KT Gift Certificates

Find the perfect gift for all your quilting friends with a Kansas Troubles Gift Certificate. All gift certificates are 20% through December. Buy one for yourself and enjoy a fun shopping spree in the New Year! It's an instant personal sale, just for you!

Find our KT December Special HERE.


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

KT November Special

 Nature's Watercolor

Fall is still in the air, so let's make a gorgeous autumn leaf for our homes. Choose charm size (28"sq.) or lap size featuring a Fluttering Leaves Layer Cake (62" x 76"). 

Nature's Watercolor Charm Quilt (28"sq)

Nature's Watercolor Lap Quilt (62"x76")

 The charm quilt is on special for only $36.95 including backing (retail $51.95). 

The lap quilt is on special for only $89.95 (retail$119.95). That's a 25% or more savings on each kit! Both are Free Shipping!

Don't delay, these two beauties have been selling quickly at regular price. Limited Quantities. Find our KT November Special at HERE


Sunday, October 1, 2023

KT October Special

 Favorite Fall Projects

Envelope yourself in the rich tones of fall  with my Maple Leaf Shuffle quilt or Sugar Maple Farm sampler. Both feature KT Maple Hill precuts and fabrics. Kits include all fabric for quilt top, binding, appliques and pattern/booklet.

Sugar Maple Farm sampler 

The Sugar Maple Farm sampler lap quilt measures 72" x 86". It's pieced with traditional, simple blocks and enhanced with easy fusible appliqued cattails, sunflowers and a bird on his perch. Such a happy fall quilt for your home! Kit includes all fabrics for quilt top, binding, appliques & booklet. Retail $169.95 plus shipping. KT October Special is just $125 plus Free Shipping!

Maple Leaf Shuffle

Maple Leaf Shuffle is a 74" square medallion style quilt, mostly traditionally pieced with fusible applique stems for the leaves. The kit for Maple Leaf kit includes all fabric for quilt top, binding and pattern for only $125 plus Free Shipping! Retail value $179.95 plus shipping. 

Quantities are limited. Find our KT October Special on our website at under KT Specials. Order yours today!

Friday, September 1, 2023

KT September Special

 My Favorite Thread

I love Aurifil 50wt. Cotton Thread for every day piecing and topstitching on fusible applique. Their fine, long, smooth strands leave behind very little lint and are as strong as heavier threads. The color options are wonderful, as well. 

To celebrate our KT&Friends Retreat 2023 taking place this month on September 12-14, we're offering one of the projects featuring our theme, All Wound Up. 

My Favorite Thread Runner

Rows of spools of thread in some of my favorite Aurifil colors are lined up on each end of an 18" x 37" runner using some of our KT Back to Basics Jelly Roll strips. We're also including a selection of KT scraps to make your thread more fun.

Kit includes all fabric for runner front, scrappy binding and backing plus pattern for only $34.95 plus Free Shipping (retail w/ship $48). That's a savings of 25%!

Find the KT September Special at HERE.

I hope you can join us next year for more great projects at our KT&Friends Retreat with a guest teacher, trunk shows, workshops and lots of goodies!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

KT August Special

 Maple Hill

We're gearing up for fall stitching, anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new KT Fluttering Leaves collection. Since it won't hit quilt shops until November, let's start sewing leaves and pumpkins and all things autumn with one of my favorite fall lines, Maple Hill. 

 For our KT August Special, Maple Hill precuts - Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Honey Buns, Fat 1/4 Bundles and Fat 1/8 Bundles are all 20% off + Free Shipping. (Charm packs and mini charms are out of stock.)

All in-stock Maple Hill fabric by-the-half-yard is also on sale for only $5.40/half yard with Free Shipping.


Don't forget to check our Maple Hill projects - Sugar Maple Farm Sampler (lap), Maple Leaf Shuffle (lap) and Windblown (charm). 


To find all of the Maple Hill specials, search Maple Hill on our website at 

Happy Fall Sewing!


Friday, June 30, 2023

KT July Special

Back to Basics

My new 20-piece line of 10 tans and 10 darks has arrived! Back to Basics is the perfect blend of small prints and classic KT colors to mix into any KT line for a scrappier look. We're offering both versions of the Boxed In kit+pattern all month for only $79.95 plus free shipping (retail $94-104). Or, buy just the Dessert Roll for only $36 (retail $48).

The red/tan version was inspired by a wonderful, graphic antique quilt.The colorful KT version features a Dessert Roll with 5" wide strips, like a double Jelly Roll. It makes piecing this visual stunner a breeze. 

Find the KT July Special HERE.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Just Cruisin' Along

 All Wound Up Sampler

Robert & I are enjoying a quilting cruise to Europe. I've been teaching a class the first half of the 15-day transatlantic trip, then we're stopping at 7 different ports in Portugal, France, Spain and Italy. This has been such a fun sampler quilt to make and teach, so I'm offering it as a Quilt-a-Long this fall. Watch for details after we return home here and on FB & Instagram.

For now, here's a look at my All Wound Up Sampler (82x102).

All Wound Up Sampler QAL - Coming this Fall!


Thursday, April 27, 2023

KT&Friends Retreat 2023

If you've been thinking about joining me for our 3-day KT&Friends retreat, don't delay! We're over half full for this year's retreat in September. Call the KTQuilt Shop to book your spot with a friend today - 785-488-2120. 

We're welcoming Deb Strain, Moda designer for over 25 years, as our guest teacher. She'll share a mini project featuring her newest fabric collection and tell all about her creative process while designing fabric. Her art is always delightful!

I'll be teaching a fun lap quilt using my Layered Patchwork technique with a traditionally pieced option. Precuts from my upcoming Back to Basics fabric line make it fast & easy. 

For those of you who have attended in the past, you know there are lots of fun giveaways and surprises along the way. Grab a friend and sign up now!




Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Back to Basics

New KT Fabric Arriving June 2023! 

I'm delighted to announce my newest fabric line for Moda, Back to Basics. This 20-piece collection features smaller, simple prints in all my favorite KT colors - 10 darks plus 10 tans. It's perfect for adding to your stash or starting a new project. Precuts still have the same number of strips or squares; prints are doubled.

The patterns designed for this line follow the Back to Basics theme of returning to my roots with simple, graphic quilts. I first shared my Layered Patchwork technique more than a decade ago with Five & Dime. Utilizing Moda's precuts as the starting point for layered blocks opened up a whole new world of fast & easy quilts. I'm revisiting the technique with Back to the Barn. This layered quilt is also offered as a traditionally pieced quilt in lap and king sizes.

Back to the Barn - June '23

Another simple yet graphic project for this collection is Boxed In. I visited the International Quilt Museum in Omaha, NE last year to see the red & white quilt exhibit. What an experience! I was immediately drawn to this quilt. It's visually dramatic, but so simple to piece. Just my style. We made two options for the pattern, traditional red/tan to reproduce the original, and another option using a KT Back to Basics Dessert Roll for a scrappy version. It would make a great quilt for the guy on your list.

Boxed In - June '23

As always, I've designed a quilt for this line featuring charm packs. I enjoy seeing a fabric collection play nicely together in a small quilt with big impact. I use my charm quilts for table toppers, wall decor, folded over a ladder or rolled and tucked into baskets. I can change them out for the seasons and have a whole new look in a hurry.

Framed uses 2 Back to Basics charm packs with a dark/light color block design. A simple pieced border of squares finishes it off nicely. 

Framed - June '23

 Watch for more information in June. Find all the Back to Basics fabric, patterns and kits on our website HERE.


Saturday, April 1, 2023

KT April Special

 Homesewn Pillow - Tulips

Are you a member of our new Homesewn Pillow Club? Each month this year, we're sending a fun tie-on pillow topper to all of our quilters who love to decorate for the seasons. Our pillow topper for April is blooming Tulips, ready for your spring home decor. 

In January 2023, we sent the first pillow topper, Crazy Hearts, along with fabric to make a pillow cover for a 12" x 20" lumbar pillow. We even sent the ribbons, buttons & charms to make it extra special. And, since we ship a month ahead of the season, you can make your pillow topper in plenty of time to display.

Crazy Hearts Pillow

Here are the next pillow toppers for February & March - 

Blown Away Pillow

Eggs-tra Special Pillow

This month's pillow is Tulips. It features our KT Mini Melon template for easy fusible applique.

 We're offering the Tulips tie-on pillow topper plus pillow cover and pattern for only $30 + Free Shipping. That's a retail value of over $45 with our everyday low $5 shipping fee. You're saving almost 33%!

In addition, you can call the KTQuilt Shop and sign up to continue to receive the monthly Homesewn Pillows at only $30. Choose any of the first three pillow toppers for only $30, as well. Kits for Homesewn Pillows without the pillow cover are $30 in the store.

Comment here by April 10th to receive a FREE Tulips Pillow topper kit!

Thursday, March 9, 2023

KT&Friends Retreat 2023

We're so excited to announce our 2023 KT&Friends Retreat! 

Our Guest Designer this year is Deb Strain with Saltbox Designs. I love her whimsical panels and bee-themed prints. She'll share one of her newest bee collections with us in an embroidery pincushion/sachet workshop plus, a very informative trunk show/demo of how she hand paints her designs. This is one talented lady you don't want to miss!

Layered Patchwork and raw edge designs are popping up all over the quilting world these days. I'm going to share my original technique (with a traditional piecing option) featuring KT precuts by Moda. We're planning projects that can be completed or almost completed at the retreat for fewer UFO's on your list.

Find and print the brochure, above, HERE. Share with friends. 

Call the KTQuilt Shop to reserve your spot today! 785-488-2120

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

KT March Special

 Crocus Charm Kit

We're loving our newest line, Clover Blossom Farm, and want to share one of the fun projects with you this month. Crocus (28"sq) features 2 Clover Blossom Farm charm packs with everything you need to complete the quilt, including the backing and pattern, plus Free Shipping. That's a retail value of more than $75 (with shipping) for only $55.95! You'll save more than 25% on this cute addition to your spring home decor.

I enjoyed playing with a simple log cabin block to create a unique blooming flower with lots of "charm". The secondary pinwheel pattern adds extra visual interest. Easy traditional piecing. 

 Find our KT March Special HERE.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Crocus Charm Quilt

Clover Blossom Farm 

I challenge myself to create a charm quilt for each fabric collection based on the theme of the line. After designing the Clover Blossom Farm, it was fun to play with the flower blocks based on classic log cabins. Easy traditional piecing with a twist makes each block bloom. 


Crocus features two Clover Blossom Farm charm packs and a few fabrics to make a 28" table topper or wall quilt for your spring home refresh. 

Find the pattern and kit at HERE.


Saturday, February 18, 2023

Gramma Ethel's Garden

I enjoyed working in the garden with my Gramma as a child. I not only learned the difference between a radish leaf and a weed, but also the rewards of hard work in the form of fresh strawberries and vegetables. She's the woman who nurtured my creative spirit and encouraged messes in the process. Her collection of buttons, trims and fabric scraps was fascinating to me. We would spend a whole morning selecting the perfect fabric and trims for Barbie clothes, then sewed them by hand. It was a special time spent with a special lady. She passed away in my early twenties before I started quilting, but I'm sure she's rooting me on from her garden in Heaven.

My quilt, Gramma Ethel's Garden, is in appreciation of her unconditional love and support throughout my life. The simple-to-piece blocks create a garden of blooms in prim rows, just like her garden from my childhood memories. Do you have a special memory of a Grandmother?

Find the pattern, kit HERE. Find all of our Clover Blossom Farm fabric, precuts, patterns and more at 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Clover Blossom Farm is HERE!

I'm loving the projects for Clover Blossom Farm. My latest line is full of classic KT colors - reds, greens, blues, golds and tans -  including pumpkins, purples and blacks. It's a great mix for spring or fall quilts.


The featured quilt is Clover Blossom Farm, offered by Moda in a boxed kit. We've got it, you'll want it! Find the boxed kit HERE.

Clover Blossom Farm Lap 78x78

We're also offering a king size option (100" square) on our website. By adding borders to the 78" square lap quilt, you have a king size quilt without any additional piecing.

Clover Blossom Farm King (100x100)

Find all of the Clover BLossom Farm quilts, kits, fabric, precuts and patterns by searching Clover Blossom Farm on our website.


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

KT February Special

Fat Quarter 8-Packs

It's time for a little (or a LOT) of love for your stash. Do you reach for reds every time you're beginning a new scrappy project? Are you always low on plum? Do you have enough pumpkin prints for your next fall quilt? We've got you covered! 

Our 8-packs of KT fat quarters include small prints and tone-on-tones from assorted fabric lines to fill in your stash where you need it. Buy one pack - or one of each! 

The price is right at only $26 per pack - just $3.25 each fat qtr - plus FREE SHIPPING (retail $32). Who can resist? This deal only comes around once a year, so don't miss out.

I wish my stash was this organized!

 Find the February KT Special HERE

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Let's Catch Up!

Thanks for all of your kind words of support over these past few weeks when everything hit the fan at the same time. To update, Robert fell on the ice the day after Christmas and broke 4 ribs. With a severed cold/cough, he was miserable. He was out of commission for almost 2 weeks before starting back to work part time, but is much better now. The store is open and orders are shipping on time. On Dec. 28th, my Mom had a stroke and was hospitalized. She's now in a nursing home, recuperating and getting stronger each day. I was stretched pretty thin for a while helping Robert get around, getting Mom settled in and taking care of our 14 mo-old grandaughter several days/nights a week. Whew! It's all much better now, so I can continue to catch up with KTQ. 

This week, several hundred shipments went out the door for our KitToQuilt Mystery Club quilt, Flurries, and our new Make It Mini Club. 

Flurries is our February project celebrating snow days and winter fun. Join us every other month for only $30+$5 ship (retail value $40-50). Patterns and kits are available a couple months after our club shipment for $40. Check out our website under KitToQuilt for past projects.

This is our first in the Make It Mini series, which replaces our longtime KT Collector's Club. Each time a new KT fabric collections is released, I'll design a unique project featuring mini charm packs. You'll receive everything you need for only $30+$5 ship ($40 value). 

Tulips in Clover is an adorable pillow guaranteed to bring a little springtime into your home using a Clover Blossom Farm mini charm and fusible applique. It was first featured in Moda's Piece catalog last summer when our "model" was only 6 months old!

I've collected mini charms for years and am so excited to design fun new projects using them. I hope you'll join me!

Watch for the KT February Special soon!