1. Why It’s Important to Plan Ahead for Your T-Shirt Quilt

    As I have mentioned in previous blogs, the Katy T-Shirt Quilts work force consists of my husband and me.  We like to give personal attention to every order and there are only so many hours that the two of us can work.  We work long hours around Christmas and graduations in May and June, but we still are unable to fulfill everyone's request at those times of the year.  It is really disappointing…Read More

  2. New Idea for T-Shirt Quilts

    I'm always looking for fresh new ideas for T-shirt quilts and sometimes the inspiration comes from a customer.  I recently made this T-shirt quilt for a customer who wanted something a little different.  She brought a picture of a friend's quilt to show me what she wanted.  I found border fabric online and then ordered a couple of "jelly rolls" to go with the border fabric.  Jelly rolls are pr…Read More

  3. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

    It's beginning to look like Christmas at the  Katy T-Shirt Quilts household.  Santa's elves have been working overtime to get everyone's Christmas quilts finished and delivered on time for Christmas.  We've also been very busy trying to prepare for our own family Christmas after a busy Thanksgiving weekend.  Unfortunately, we've had to turn down several Christmas jobs because potential custome…Read More

  4. Thankful for Loyal Customers

    As Thanksgiving approaches, I am feeling thankful for many things.  The grandkids are right at the top of the list, of course.  And I'm very thankful for my husband and children as well as my mother, my siblings and the rest of my extended family.  And I can't imagine life without my friends, especially my quilting friends, many of whom have become like family.  But I would be remiss if I didn…Read More

  5. Quilts Made from Crown Royal Bags

    About three years ago, I started making quilts from Crown Royal bags.  If you're not familiar with Crown Royal, it is a whiskey that comes in a cloth bag with the Crown Royal logo on it.  Most of the bags are purple, but Crown Royal also makes specialty whiskeys that come with their own special bag.  There are black, red, blue, green and tan to name a few.  Crown Royal drinkers love to collect…Read More

  6. Gift Certificates for T-Shirt Quilts

    It's funny how Christmas sneaks up on us every year.  It crosses our minds in September and October and then all of a sudden, November is half over and we realize just how little time there is left until Christmas.  I get a lot of phone calls up until a week or so before Christmas asking me to squeeze in one more (or sometimes two or three more) T-shirt quilts in time for Christmas gift giving.…Read More

  7. Houston International Quilt Festival

    After Quilt Market ends, the Houston International Quilt Festival begins. Unlike Market, which is a trade show for business owners, Festival is open to the public. And does it ever attract a crowd. Over 50,000 people attend during the four day show. I haven’t heard the attendance figures for this year, but last year was the Fortieth Anniversary Celebration and there were over 60,000 attendees. T…Read More

  8. Quilt Market 2015

    As promised, here are pictures from Quilt Market. As I said, it is a huge show and there is a lot of ground to cover. The picture on the left only shows about a third of the Market area. I enjoyed meeting with the vendors and picking out new fabrics to use in my T-shirt quilts. And I got to see a lot of new quilting products. It always amazes me to see the new ideas and inventions to make quilting…Read More

  9. Tributes and Treasures

    Quilt Market was exciting for several reasons, but one of the best ones was the release of Red Crinoline Quilt’s new book Tributes and Treasures. Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison are the authors, designers and makers of the quilts in the book, but I was privileged to have quilted several of the quilts including the one on the cover. I started quilting for Paula and Mary Ellen before they star…Read More

  10. Quilt for Camp Hope

    Quilters are caring, giving people. We love to make quilts and we love to give them to others, especially in a time of need. Quilters tend to think that a quilt will always make somebody feel better. I made quilts for my sister and my sister-in-law when they were undergoing treatment for breast cancer. I recently sent a quilt to a friend in Georgia who is currently on chemo and radiation. The reci…Read More