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Kay Mackenzie
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I'm a quilt designer specializing in appliqué, and I'm a little crafty.
I'm a quilt designer specializing in appliqué, and I'm a little crafty.

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Soft ornaments
I've been working on some things for the upcoming Artisans Gift Sale right here in Santa Cruz. Soft ornaments! Button bracelets! Button notecards! Button magnet sets! And much more! This is a very fun event. I'll be there Saturday, December 2, the same day ...
Soft ornaments
Soft ornaments
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A Spin in the Garden
Bunnies in the garden! These bunnies are very well behaved and only bring the cute factor to my garden wall quilt.  I used raw-edge fusible machine appliqué, but of course for any appliqué pattern you can use whatever method you like! What suits you the bes...
A Spin in the Garden
A Spin in the Garden
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Going to Paducah!
In all my years as a traveling quilt-show vendor, I've always packed up my trusty Vibe and hit the highways and byways. I've never flown... until now.

On Monday, I'm getting on a place at the San Francisco airport and flying to Nashville. From there, I'll ...
Going to Paducah!
Going to Paducah!
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The Just-A-Block series
Both my first Teapots book and my Baskets book are now out of print. I'm not too sad, though, because the designs are still available! You can get a pattern pack that includes all the designs from each book, or you can get individual downloads of just the b...
The Just-A-Block series
The Just-A-Block series
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The Classic Dresden Plate
Twenty-five years ago when I took my beginning quilting class, one of the blocks we made was a Dresden Plate. We pieced the blades together and then tucked the edges under and appliquéd them to the background square.

I told my teacher that it was my favori...
The Classic Dresden Plate
The Classic Dresden Plate
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This is how it all began!
In 2003, I set foot into the professional side of quilting when I published my first book, Dog Cabin and Others: A Fast Fun Theme-Quilt Project . It's such a fun little book. It shows how you can use those novelty fabrics that you love, but haven't known qu...
This is how it all began!
This is how it all began!
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I can piece too!
About 99% of my designs are appliqué. When I took my beginning quilting class over 25 years ago, appliqué was all part of the deal, and it turned out I was a happy appliquér from the get-go. But I can piece when I want to! Witness my very latest pattern. Bu...
I can piece too!
I can piece too!
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Button notecards
I love making these button notecards. It's so much fun to source the buttons, choose the combinations, and see the whole thing come together. The stems and leaves are
laser-printed, then I carefully select the buttons apply them by
hand. They're great for...
Button notecards
Button notecards
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Heffalumps
Sometimes, when I get an idea for a new pattern, the title and the layout jump into my head fully formed. So it was with the Heffalumps. I saw in my head what I wanted to do.   Once I got the heffalumps drawn, I thought about fabric choices. Aha! I had prec...
Heffalumps
Heffalumps
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Heffalumps
Sometimes, when I get an idea for a new pattern, the title and the layout jump into my head fully formed. So it was with the Heffalumps. I saw in my head what I wanted to do.   Once I got the heffalumps drawn, I thought about fabric choices. Aha! I had prec...
Heffalumps
Heffalumps
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