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.