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About kqstaff

We here at Keepsake Quilting are dedicated to bringing you all the fabrics, notions, tools, and kits you love—plus expert advice on how to use them to make beautiful quilts, table toppers, wall hangings, accessories, and more. We enjoy quilting just as much as you do, so we’re always up for fun contests, events, and ways to live the quilting lifestyle. As we observe our 30th anniversary, we hope you will join the discussion and celebrate with us!

little house quilt fabric kit

Create with ‘Little House’ Quilting Fabric

When I was a girl, if you weren’t solving mysteries with Nancy Drew you were frolicking on the prairie with Laura and Mary Ingalls. With pigtails and bonnet strings flying in the wind, the pioneer girls–particularly Laura–scampered across the countryside gathering wildflowers, helping with chores, or playing with rag dolls before settling down under a…

traditional quilt binding

How to Bind a Quilt: Double-layer Quilt Binding

There are many ways to bind a quilt, and every quilter develops a preference. Your choice may depend on the type of quilt you are making: a quilt that will be used for warmth or on a bed (and that will be washed) will need a sturdy quilt binding, whereas you can get away with…

Keepsake Quilting Fabric for Life 2015 Winners Announced!

You’ve all been so patient, and here’s your reward: the winners of Keepsake Quilting Fabric for Life 2015. Grand Prize Winner – Fabric for Life (52 yards of fabric from each year for 20 years) is Shana Hendrickson of Frederica, Delaware. “I never win anything!” Shana said when we told her she’d won Fabric for Life.…

do you need fabric infographic

Need Quilting Supplies? No Problem!

Here at, we’re happy to help you with any quilting problems that you might have, especially when it comes to fabric and quilting supplies. Need some thread for your next bed sized quilting project? We’re here to help with the best threads from popular manufacturers like Aurifil in a wide variety of colors. Trying to…

Elaine Luxton #KQQuiltsIMadeContest

Announcing Our KQQuiltsIMadeContest Winners

Congratulations to all our #KQQuiltsIMadeContest winners. We loved seeing all of your Keepsake Quilt-inspired projects. Please email us at by Thursday December 17th, 2015 with your mailing address so we can get your fabric prize sent. Here are the winners: Cathy Lewis, for this entry on Pinterest:              …

Jim Shore Sewing Machine Ornament

25 Gifts for Quilters in Every Price Range

It’s that time of year when we make lists, check them twice, and sometimes slip them under our significant others’ morning coffee (or forward via email) for them to find. Or, maybe you are looking for a gift for that special friend who quilts or the perfect Secret Santa item for your guild’s gift swap.…

KQ mystery medley example

Build Your Fabric Stash! KQ Quilt Projects Contest

If there’s one thing all quilters should be proud of, it’s the amazing quilts they create. Whether an heirloom wedding quilt, a bed quilt, wall hanging or a table runner, it’s truly inspiring to see what quilters can do with fabric and thread. That’s why we’re inviting you, all our Keepsake Quilting fans, to share…