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!

Reupholstery Project

Daughter #3 loves Mid Century Modern style. She has long wanted an Eames Lounge chair, but with prices in the thousands, it wasn’t in her budget. However, she found this 1963 Eames knock off made by Plycraft on Craigslist. It … Continue reading

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When I went through the snafu with waiting for the track supports for my long arm, the company gave me some gift cards for my trouble. I used one to buy thus set of couching feet. I finally got around … Continue reading

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Puss in the Corner Progress

I finally started quilting this top. This is the best photo I could get of the quilting so far. It’s slow going, but at least it is started! Have a great day!

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Two Tiny Finishes for Friday

If you follow me on Instagram (@katyquilts), then you’ve seen my progress on this little quilt this week. This started life as a vintage block from my stash. I only had this one, but thought it would make a perfect … Continue reading

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Dream Big

Have you seen the Dream Big panels yet? They are 43 inch square fabric panels for quilting. They come in several different color ways. Aren’t they beautiful? I just found out that Urban Elementz has them on sale from now … Continue reading

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Ties Part 2

After ironing all those ties in my last post, I decided my project would be small! I wanted to use this die from Accuquilt . I cut pieces of fusible interfacing a big larger than my pieces. Then I cut … Continue reading

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My local quilt guild was given thousands of ties. They put them all on a table and said, help yourself! This is a guild challenge project to make something from these. I decided they would all get thrown in the … Continue reading

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