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Patchwork Illusions Technique

You asked for it and here it is! Patchwork Illusions is one of Karen's most requested classes.  Visual depth has fascinated artists for centuries, Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look. 

Frankly, this is Karen's favorite class because it is so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion.  Let Karen share her secrets, so you may become a master of illusion!

Suggestions notions from Karen's online catalog: 1 yard each of two colors of Karen Combs' Shade Cascade™ fabric , value finders.

The quilt is perfect for Karen's SERENDIPITY fabric line!  (Fabric line coming soon!)

 

Includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, design options and rotary templates.   $16

Complete instructions and fabric kit.    $32

 

If you already have the templates, the instructions are: $10

 

 

 

 


60 degree diamond rotary templates

These rotary templates are used in Karen's Patchwork Illusion classes at Quilt University and in the Patchwork Illusions/ More Patchwork Illusions techniques as well as 3-D Ribbons, Christmas Cube, Stars Galore,  Cube2, Celebration and Amazing Attic Windows patterns.

Best value: order patterns without templates and order templates separately.

$10  (templates only, no instructions)


 

Patchwork Illusions DVD

This DVD includes all the tips and tricks on creating cubes seen in Patchwork Illusions technique.
For more information, click here.

More Patchwork Illusions Technique

 

These quilts are amazing! Use Karen's fast and easy rotary method for creating 3-D Patchwork cubes. You will learn all the tricks and tips to creating the 3-D patchwork blocks shown here.  You will also learn how to use color to enhance the 3-D effect and how to use different settings to create amazing quilts of illusion!

You will be able to create dozens of cubes and create intriguing quilts of Illusions.

Suggestions notions from Karen's online catalog: 1 yard each of two colors of Karen Combs' Shade Cascade™ fabric, value finders, isometric graph paper

The quilt is perfect for Karen's SERENDIPITY fabric line!  (Fabric line coming soon!)

Includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, design options, graph paper and rotary templates.  $16

Complete instructions and fabric kit.    $32

 

If you already have the templates, the instructions are: $10

 

 


More Patchwork Illusions DVD

This DVD includes all the tips and tricks on creating cubes seen in More Patchwork Illusions technique.

For more information, click here.


  

 

 

Candy Drops    42" x 60"  

This throw  is easy to make.  Don't let the illusion fool you!  If you can cut and sew triangles and squares, you can make this quilt!  

Pattern includes fabric suggestions, cutting tips and sewing diagrams. 

 

Perfect for Karen's Serendipity gradated fabric!

Serendipity yardages (as shown)

Lime: 1/2 yard

Sapphire: 1/2 yard

Sun: 1 yard

                                                             Aqua: 1 yard

 

                                                   $8


 

Diamonds in the Sky

17" x 50"

This beautiful table runner uses easy shapes  to create its intriguing optical illusion. 

Perfect in the colors as shown or change the colors to fit your décor.

 

Perfect for Karen's Serendipity gradated fabric!

Serendipity yardages (as shown)

Paprika: 1/2 yard

Glow: 1/2 yard

Olive: 1/3 yard

Fog: 5/8 yard

                                           

                                                       $8

 


 

 

                                                        Mod Attic Windows

52" x 52"

This modern take on a traditional attic windows pattern is fast, and easy.  No set-in seams! 

This intriguing optical illusion uses  easy shapes  to create its intriguing optical illusion. 

Perfect in the colors as shown or change the colors to fit your décor.

A throw that can grow to whatever size you need!

 

Perfect for Karen's Serendipity gradated fabric!

Serendipity yardages (as shown)

Sapphire: 1 yard

Rose: 1 yard

Aqua: 1 yard

 

                                                                      $8

 

 


 

 

 

Magic Cubes  40" x 60"  An amazing, yet easy quilt of illusion!  Perfect for the confident beginner.  Includes information for gradated fabrics, as well as traditional printed tone on tone fabrics.

 

Perfect for Karen's Serendipity gradated fabric!

 

Serendipity yardages

1 yard each of Lime, Sapphire, Pool, Lapis and Aqua

Additional need: 1 1//4 yard of Midnight Blue or deep blue fabric.

 

$8

 

 


 

 

 

 

Water and Sky   54" x 54"    A log cabin variation makes this contemporary looking quilt easy to piece and oh so fun to make!  The elegant look is achieved by using cool colors found in nature.  Perfect for the confident beginner.

Perfect for Karen's Serendipity gradated fabric!

Serendipity yardages
Aqua 1 1/4 yards
Denim: 2 1/4 yards
Olive: 1 3/4 yards

    

$8

 


 

 

 

Batik Go-Round  44" x 52"    An easy quilt with an amazing illusion of motion and depth. Perfect scrap quilt for your tone on tone batiks or use your favorite basics. Fast and easy to make! Perfect for the confident beginner. 

The quilt is perfect for Karen's SERENDIPITY fabric line!  (Fabric line coming soon!)

$8

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Shadow Star  58" x 58"  Stars cast a lovely shadow, with the illusion of depth. A fun Attic Window creates another illusion!  Fast and easy to make, no set-in seams! Perfect for the confident beginner.  The quilt is perfect stash quilt!

$8

 

 

 


 

 

 

 Batik Cascade Ribbons 

34" x 36" 

Light, medium, and dark color values create an illusion of depth and dimension in the fun-to-piece center of this artistic wall hanging.

Pattern includes rotary template. 

The quilt is perfect for Karen's SERENDIPITY fabric line! 
 

$10

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rainbow Star, includes instructions in two sizes! 48' x 48" and 76" x 76". 
 
A fun pattern, with colors that flow around the color wheel!  
 
Perfect for tone-on-tone basics.
 
$8
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 Cascading Stars 

55" x 55" 

Stars cascade across the surface of this beautiful quilt. Fast and easy to make, perfect for confident beginners. 

Includes cutting instructions for traditional fabric as well as gradated fabrics.

$8

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Batik Waves   58" x 52" ( a throw that can grow!)

This colorful scrappy quilt is made for batiks! Waves of color cascade across the surface of this quilt with a wonderful illusion of motion.  Perfect for beginners!  

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams. 

$8

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

3-D Ribbons    

34" x 34"   

This amazing quilt has a wonderful illusion of depth. However, don't let the illusion scare you, this quilt is very easy to make with Karen's rotary template.

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, full color piecing diagrams and 60°diamond template. 

$10

 

 


 

 

Springtime Tulips  

34" x 34"  

Colorful tulips cascade across the surface of this scrappy quilt with the illusion of motion. Perfect for beginners!  

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams. 

$8

 

 

 


 

 

Celtic Rings 

48" x 48"

Karen has developed a truly magical way to create pieced Celtic quilt.

Let Karen share her secrets, so you can quickly and easily create an amazing pieced Celtic quilt.    

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams. 

$8

 

 

 


 

Celtic Illusions 

 

Karen has developed a truly magical way to create pieced Celtic quilt.

Let Karen share her secrets, so you can quickly and easily create an amazing pieced Celtic quilt.  

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams. 

$8

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

    Autumn Star 

48" x 48" 

Fast, fun and easy, you won't believe how easy it is to create this woven star!
 

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams. 

$8

 

 

 


           Celebration 

57" x 59"   

This amazing  quilt has a wonderful illusion of depth.

However, don't let the illusion scare you, this quilt  is very easy to make with Karen's rotary templates.

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, full color piecing diagrams and 60°diamond templates.  

The quilt is perfect for Karen's SERENDIPITY fabric line! 

$16

 

 

 

 


 

Stars Galore  

27" x 29"   

This pattern contains instructions for two different 3-D star quilts.

These amazing  quilt has a wonderful illusion of depth. However, don't let the illusion scare you, this quilt is very easier to make with Karen's rotary templates. 

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information full color piecing diagrams and 60° diamond templates. 

The quilt is perfect for Karen's SERENDIPITY fabric line! 

$16

 

 

 


  Sweet Hearts 

12" x 48"   

A charming quilt with an amazing illusion of depth! These hearts look so real that it is hard to believe they are truly flat!  
 

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams. 

$8

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Christmas Cube 

This amazing star quilt has a wonderful illusion of depth.

However, don't let the illusion scare you, this quilt is very easy to make with Karen's rotary templates. Pattern includes TWO sizes!

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions,  sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams and 60° diamond templates. 

$14

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Misty Morning  

60" x 60"   T

his beautiful quilt has a wonderful illusion of motion and transparency.  However, don't let the illusion scare you, it is very easy to make. 

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams. 

$8

 

 

 

 


Morning Star   

 

48" x 48" 

This beautiful quilt has a wonderful illusion of  transparency. However, don't let the illusion scare you, it is very easy to make.

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams. 

$8

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Transparent Stars 

42" x 42" 

This amazing star quilt has a wonderful illusion of transparency.

However, don't let the illusion scare you, this quilt is very easy to make!  

 If you can sew half-square triangles, you can make this quilt.

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams. 

The quilt is perfect for Karen's SERENDIPITY fabric line! 

$8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Optica  

42" x 51" 

This bright and cheerful quilt has an amazing illusion of depth. However, don't let the illusion scare you, this quilt is very easy to make!  

After seeing this quilt, you won't believe it is flat, you will want to touch it, it looks so real.

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, and full color piecing diagrams.  Instructions for throw size as well as twin bed size.

$8

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

   Fabricks!    

50" x 44"  A

Okay,  the name may be corny, but you will love making  these fabric bricks into a wallhanging, throw or bed size quilt.  

This quilt is easy to make, however the illusion of depth creates an intriguing and beautiful quilt.  You won't believe it is flat, the quilt looks real!

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, sewing information, piecing diagrams and quilting suggestions.  Instructions for throw size as well as bed sizes, twin through queen are included.

$8

 

 

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Inner Glow  

58" x 50" 

This quilt is striking as well as beautiful!  The quilt really looks like it glows! 

You will love the strip piecing and rotary cutting techniques  used to make this quilt.

Pattern includes rotary cutting instructions, fabric and color suggestions, sewing information, piecing diagrams and quilting suggestions. 

$8

 

 

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Chip Out of Every Block  

33" x 47" 

This wallhanging is easy to make.  Don't let the illusion fool you! 

If you can cut and sew triangles and squares, you can make this quilt!  

Pattern includes fabric suggestions, cutting tips, sewing diagrams and quilting suggestions. 

The quilt is perfect for Karen's SERENDIPITY fabric line! 

$8

 

See this quilt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Music Boxes  

33" x 44"  

This wallhanging is easy to make.  It uses rotary cut squares and triangles to create it's unique optical illusion. 

Pattern includes fabric suggestions, cutting and sewing information, design options and quilting suggestions.

$8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Cube2   

25" x 41" 

This wallhanging uses diamonds to create its intriguing optical illusion. 

For the intermediate quilter, pattern includes cutting instructions, sewing tips, quilting suggestions and  60° diamond rotary template.

$10

 

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Amazing Attic Windows 

For intermediate to advanced quilter who is ready to try something different! 

This pattern  shows the technique for making Karen's Amazing Attic Windows quilt. 

Use this information to create your own unique 3-D attic windows quilt.  

This technique uses a  60° rotary diamonds templates, which are included with the pattern.

$14

 

 

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