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!

Fabric Storage

I might be done folding fabric. Hooray!  My baskets have gone from this: To this! Okay, at first glance I realize they don’t look much different. And they still aren’t perfect. But it’s better. Much better. My vintage yardage is … Continue reading

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Folding Fabric

I took a break from scraps and decided to tackle yardage. I fold the fabric selvedge to selvedge and then wind it around my big ruler like this. I found this in my vintage stash! Here are a couple stacks … Continue reading

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More Scrap Management

I’m still working through scraps. I will be at this for some time. I tackled my 30s reproduction scraps. When I do this, I go through the bin, ironing each piece. I sort into piles by size like this. My … Continue reading

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Slow Unstitching?

I’ve been working on cleaning and reorganizing my sewing room. It is a huge job. In the process, I came across this small top that I had started hand quilting a few years ago. I never got very far. I … Continue reading

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Jeeping and Quilting

That sums up my last weekend. Mr. Wonderful and I decided to take off and see where the road lead. I did let him drive Oscar the Jeep. But if I’m honest, it was only so I could work on … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ 30s Ohio Stars

I finished this one at the last second! It was too dark for photos outside when I finished the binding.  Here is a look at my allover freehand feathers. And a look at the back. I will update this post … Continue reading

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Scrap Management

I started working on a long overdue cleanup in the sewing room. I had to evict the dust bunnies. They were nearly as big as my dog! So I took the room section  by section, cleared the area, mopped the … Continue reading

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