Thanks for stopping by my site! I’m Kevin Kosbab, and I’m a professional quilting and sewing pattern designer and author of The Quilter’s Appliqué Workshop. I love mid-century modern design styles and finding new ways to incorporate that aesthetic into my quilts.
I’ve been sewing since 2006, when my mom bought me a sewing machine so I could make real curtains for my apartment and stop relying on 1) fusible hem tape, or 2) her sewing skills/sweatshop labor. The curtains never got made, as it wasn’t long until the sewing machine was occupied full time with quilting projects. I started with a couple full-size quilts from patterns, and then I started designing my own quilts and finally found an outlet for a lifelong interest in graphic design.
I’ve also had a lifelong interest in reading, writing, and all things bookish, which took me from an English literature degree from Oxford to a job in book publishing. In between working and quilting, I wrote for Quilter’s Home magazine on an assortment of topics. My partner took a job in California, so in 2007 I quit my job, moved out with him, and started freelancing full time. My first published quilt pattern appeared shortly after in American Patchwork & Quilting, and since then I’ve published patterns in magazines including Quilts & More, Quilter's World, and Stitch, which I continue to contribute to regularly.
My line of Feed Dog Designs quilt patterns aims to offer modern patterns for creative quilters. I love to see the interesting ways quilters interpret my patterns, and I love inspiring them to take the patterns in new directions. Most of my patterns are directed at intermediate quilters itching to go beyond the basics, but I draw on my publishing background to develop instructions that won’t leave anyone behind.