Author Archives: katyquilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!

Die Cutters Part 4 ~ Favorite Dies

It’s clear that I have amassed quite a collection of dies. Some get used more than others. I’m always asked which dies are the most useful. Today I’ll attempt to answer that. Please note that while I’ll be sharing my … Continue reading

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Die Cutters Part 3

This is my third post regarding die cutters. I’m not going to lie, die cutters are not inexpensive. I looked long and hard before I purchased my Accuquilt Studio Cutter. In the end, it is right up there with my … Continue reading

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A Little Something New

I wanted to start something new, so I turned to Pinterest and revisited the many things I’ve pinned. I found a lovely little antique doll quilt and decided to reproduce it. Here are my pieces. I cut them using these … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching ~ Sorting Hexies

I realized my change of plans on this project required a few more Hexies. I swear they are like sourdough! I use this little die cutter from Fiskars to cut my index cards. I found some Hexies in the stash … Continue reading

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This and That

It’s hard to believe that in just a few hours, you can go from this…. ….to this….. But it’s true! As I’ve reflected on our time in Michigan, I realize I didn’t take enough photos. This is one of my … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Hourglass

This was actually my first finish after I got back to Michigan, but I wanted to gift it before sharing. I freehanded all the quilting, hiding little messages here and there. It was a healing quilt for me to make. … Continue reading

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Die Cutters Part 2

I shared a bit yesterday about my Accuquilt studio die cutter. Today I’m going to discuss a big about the differences between the GO! Cutters and my studio cutter. All are made and sold by Accuquilt . Let’s start with … Continue reading

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How a Die Cutter Works

I get questions from time to time about my die cutter. I decided to do a series of posts about it. This is my Accuquilt Studio cutter. You may be more familiar with the GO! Cutter. It is smaller, but … Continue reading

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Chimney Sweep Blocks

I made four of these Chimney Sweep blocks a number of years ago and then never did anything with them. I put them on my UFO list for this year. I decided I liked this block enough to make more. … Continue reading

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Window Pane Blocks

A number of years ago, I made a Quilt of Valor using this block pattern. I cut out a few more blocks one day when I was cleaning up scraps. I just found the pieces and decided to put them … Continue reading

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