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!