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               ~ Quilts designed by Kathleen Tracy

Welcome to Country Lane Quilts

I'm glad you stopped by. Take a minute and look around. I know you'll find yourself falling in love with little quilts the same way I did. Once upon a time I started quilting by making small quilts for my daughter's dolls. The little girl has grown up but I'm still making them!

Quilting has played a part in our country's heritage for centuries. Years ago, young girls often learned to quilt by making small quilts for their dolls. Scrappy doll quilts have a great appeal and we're often drawn to the antique ones because of their simple designs and naive charm. If you're a beginning quilter, learn the art of quilting today by starting small. Make your own little keepsake quilt for a special doll, to hang on a wall or give to a friend. Many of my doll quilt patterns  introduce quilting to beginners, but even experienced quilters will have fun making these quick projects as  well as some of the larger ones in my books--all with a feel of the past. Take a journey into history with some of the quilts in my books or try one of the free patterns and get started quilting today! You'll be amazed a how much fun it is to actually make a project and finish it.

It's the LITTLE things that count . . . .

Looking for inspiration in making your small quilts? Then you'll love my online quilting group:  SmallQuiltTalk. Make new quilting friends and have fun sharing your photos and experiences making small quilts. Try one of our quilt challenges or small quilt swaps every couple of months and watch your creativity soar!

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Fairfield makes my favorite batting for small quilts. Made of unbleached cotton, this natural batting is extremely soft and easy to needle, making it ideal for hand quilting.  It has moderate shrinkage when washed and has a nice drape that reminds me of antique quilts.