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Karen's new book -  Lone Star Illusions!

Click here to order and to see quilts from the book.  


Lone Star Illusions front cover 

The Lone Star quilt is something quilters aspire to make.  However, many quilters don’t want to tackle diamonds. Karen has created a way to make Lone Star designs with just the simple shapes of squares and triangles.  Famous for her use of color and illusion, let Karen show you how easy it is to create Lone Star designs!

Booklet contains 3 beautiful quilt designs in two different sizes!

21 pages




New Quilting Cruise! 

January 18 - February 2, 2020

New Zealand!


 New Zealand

2020 starts out with a fabulous trip Down Under. From kangaroos to kiwis, it's sure to be an adventure you won't want to miss!

We will begin our fabulous cruise sailing out of Sydney, Australia under the Harbor Bridge and past the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Our first stop is Fjordland National Park, for a day in stunning Milford Sound! The perfect place for some quilting inspiration! We then travel to Dunedin, the Edindurgh of New Zealand! Similarities to Scotland are very noticeable and a number of restaurants honor the city's Scottish heritage, featuring items such as haggis, Cullen skink, and whiskey. Our next stop is Akaroa, the gateway to Christchurch. Explore the village and enjoy colonial architecture, art galleries, shopping and cafés.

Next we visit Wellington, the capitol city of New Zealand. See the Wellington Botanic Garden, ride the red Wellington Cable Car (a funicular, really) down to Lambton Quay and give the New Zealand capital a walking tour. And if the countryside looks familiar, that's because many signature scenes from the "Lord of the Rings" movies were filmed in the area! Then it's on to Napier, A city of vision, rebuilt in the striking, clean style of art deco af-ter a devastating earthquake in 1931 and reinvented as a center for gourmet food and wines. Our next port of call is Tauranga. Site of fierce Maori wars, Tauranga today is a peaceful city in the heart of kiwifruit-growing country.

Farther afield: Rotorua, with its spouting geysers and bubbling mud pools, the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and nocturnal kiwi houses. We will then head to New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, nicknamed the "City of Sails" for the many boats plying the beautiful harbor. We will spend 2 days here, so you'll have plenty of time to explore this fabulous city!

Our last port of call is Waitangi Bay of Islands!Located at the top of the North Island it is one of New Zealand's sunniest and most picturesque playgrounds. Swim with dolphins, take in the history and architecture or enjoy the wonderful shopping and dining.


For complete details, visit this link  or call Amy at 866-573-6351



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New EPP Pattern from Karen!


Modern Attic Windows 


English Paper Piecing (or EPP)  is one of Karen's favorite take-alongs while traveling.  Perfect handwork and oh, the beautiful designs you can make! 

Karen has created a new quilts of illusion pattern using EPP - MODERN ATTIC WINDOWS.  

Select a light and a dark fabric for the window frames and use your favorite fabrics in the windows.  Karen will even show you how to add 3-D patchwork into the windows.  A fun pattern and creates an amazing optical illusion quilt!

Use #modernatticwindows to see more variations and examples of this beautiful quilt.


Pattern, paper pieces and acrylic templates are all available at Paper Pieces:



Please Note:

This pattern is a hand-pieced English Paper Piecing pattern. It does not include rotary cutting or machine piecing instructions.

You will need the following papers from Paper Pieces to make this quilt:

Paper Pieces Needs and SKU Number

3” Half Hexagon - HHX 300

 3” 60-degree diamond - 6DUA300G

3" Equilateral Triangles  - TRI300G 

Half 6 point Diamond – H6D600

 6” Quarter 6 Point Diamond  - Q6D600


1½” 6 point diamond – 6DIA50G  

 Complete Paper Pieces paper kits are available at the link above.  Optional matching acrylic templates are also available. 







Karen's patterns now available at The Quilt Exchange!

Here is a brand new way to order Karen's patterns and rotary templates!  Whether you live in the US or live outside the US, whether you you want a pattern shipped to you or wish to download it, you can order from Karen's page at The Quilt Exchange!

Click here or on the logo below for more details!



 SHOP OWNERS - you can order patterns Wholesale at the Quilt Exchange. Click here for more information.






Karen Combs Studio - You Tube Channel!

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Visit Karen's brand new YouTube channel for lots of quilting tips and tricks!  

It is located here. 







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