Author Archives: katyquilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!

Extended!

I don’t mean to spam you all, but I’ve never seen 50% off Accuquilt GO! Dies and they extended the sale through midnight CST tonight! Happy shopping! And as always, thank you for your support of this blog. This post … Continue reading

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PSA

Just popping in quick to let you know about this amazing Accuquilt deal. It’s only good for this morning, but what a deal! Make sure you use the code MORNING and hurry, it’s only old until noon CST. Have a … Continue reading

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Binding Followup

Thanks for all the comments on my binding post yesterday! I had some really great comments and questions. Wendy asked about the corners. It works great for that! The glue holds the mitre in place perfectly. Sue, Pam, and Pat … Continue reading

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Binding

My machine binding isn’t great. But I keep trying and I think I’ve settled on a method that works for me. It uses Elmer’s School Glue. I use 2 1/2 inch strips to make my binding and press it in … Continue reading

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Lots of Quilting Going On!

My long arm, Friday, has been getting a work out! My Buckeye Beauty top is loaded up. I just need to decide how to quilt it. I’ve narrowed it down to one of these pantos. I also got the Mine … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

I wanted to get this done and quilted so I could hang it in my family room here. Hanging diamonds seemed the perfect quilting design. I love this backing fabric. It was a gift from my friend, Ila. I hope … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Saturday ~ It Is Well

I’ve been hearing this song over and over in my head in recent weeks. This little piece feels a bit like a companion piece to Mourning Has Broken. There is an Accuquilt downloadable embroidery file you can use to applique … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Mourning Has Broken

I love this little quilt it ended up at 28 by36 inches. This backing fabric must be 30 years old, but it’s perfect. I used the grid quilting to add texture, without another design element. The snow seemed a fitting … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup

I showed a jumble of letters yesterday. I would love to use Grunge as a background, but I don’t have any. I shopped my stash for possibilities. I used this die to cut my letters. They end up 2 inches … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday

I have several works in progress at the moment. Here are a few I can share. My Land That I Love top is in the frame. Now I need to figure out how to quilt it. I had a little … Continue reading

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