Stained Glass Table Runner, CLPKHL002
Stained Glass Placemats, CLPKHL004
Some of Kris's more recent designs for Cut Loose Press are a collection of table runners with a seasonal theme. These runners also use the colors and fabrics to help create the look of the pieces, while still only needing basic tools and rulers to create them.
Seasonal Runner - Spring, CLPKHL006
Seasonal Runner - Summer, CLPKHL008
Cut Loose Press also has an applique pattern available, designed by Kris. The pattern is called "Aloha Hawaii", and is the perfect size for a wall hanging quilt.
Aloha Hawaii, CLPKHL007
A great piece of advice Kris offers to quilters (especially beginners), is not to cut all your fabric up when starting a project. "You may get one block done and decide you don't like the fabric combination or worse yet you made a mistake. Make 1 or 2 blocks first then if you are satisfied with the results go ahead and cut up the rest." This is especially good advice when trying a new technique for the first time.
Kris says if she had to choose a favorite block it would probably be stars blocks. She also mentioned she is working on a new kind of star block, so keep an eye on Cut Loose Press to see what comes next! Above all, have fun with your Cut Loose Press projects, and try something that you haven't made before.
Kris Holderness's patterns are available at independent quilt stores and online retailers around the world. Which one would you like to make?