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Kevin Kosbab
quilting + sewing with a mid-century modern feel
quilting + sewing with a mid-century modern feel

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Bias applique roundup (and giveaway winner!)
For my giveaway of The Appliqué Book , I asked entrants to share an aspect of appliqué they were interested in learning about. Several people mentioned bias appliqué, which has its own section in the book. We’ll get to the giveaway in a second, but I though...

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The Appliqué Book Blog Tour
I’ve been looking forward to The Appliqué Book for a long time, ever since author Casey York and I chatted all things appliqué over lunch at a quilt show we taught at a couple years ago. I’m honored to be included among the appliqué quilters profiled in the...

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So what is Craftsy anyway?
Sometimes at my quilt guild we rattle off program names like block of the month, fat quarter drawings, and stash for cash work, forgetting that new members may not know how our programs work, or even what a fat quarter is. I’ve been talking about Craftsy a ...

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Good questions: sewing machines for beginners
Adjusting a Janome 8900 on the set of my Craftsy class A visitor to my website recently asked me to recommend a good beginner sewing machine, and she specifically was interested in appliqué. In case anybody else has similar questions, I thought I’d share so...

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What's on your playlist?
Thanksgiving isn’t a very big deal round here, mainly because our family is on the other side of the country. But the Other and I are always happy to have some time off from regularly scheduled programming, and though working for myself means never being ca...

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Irons for appliqué
I’ve had several students in my appliqué class on Craftsy ask about the mini iron I use and where to find one, so I thought I’d give a little info about a couple good options here. Any iron will do, but for small or detailed shapes, a smaller iron is easier...

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Mid-Century Monday: Mid-Century Mod quilts at PIQF
I attended the Pacific International Quilt Festival last week, and while it was primarily a shopping trip (first stop: delicious Oakshott cottons from Pinwheels !), I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon an exhibition of “Mid-Century Mod” quilts. Here’r...

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Tips for appliqué with monofilament thread
My Craftsy class, Start Appliqué , launched this week! The student questions have started rolling in, and I’m not at all surprised to see that questions about monofilament thread were some of the first. Often known as invisible thread, monofilament is a ver...

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Giveaway: my new Craftsy class!
If you follow my Facebook page or have stopped by my freshly redesigned website , you may have already heard the exciting news: I’ve shot a class with Craftsy , and it’s coming out soon! In the class, I walk you through preparing and sewing appliqué in seve...

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50 Fat Quarter Makes Blog Hop
Today it's my turn on the 50 Fat Quarter Makes Blog Hop! I'm posting late in the day because I'm busy (and having a blast!) teaching appliqué with Sandra Mollon at a week-long quilt retreat on Lake Tahoe. So I thought I'd share some of the beautiful scenery...
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