You can place your order online or by mail. For details, see our Order
note about "Popup Blockers"
and this site.
on the shoulders of my mother's company (Calico 'N Things), CNT
Pattern Co. is very much a homegrown business. As sole proprietor,
I'm one of those lucky kids who got the opportunity to return
to the soft down of mother's wing. The knowledge she shares with
me provides the base on which my company is standing.
over 25 years in the quilting business, mom has owned a quilt
store, worked directly with Amish elders to distribute Amish quilts,
and created Calico 'N Things, a home-based business for mail order
quilting supplies -- which later grew to distributing wearable-art
clothing patterns and fabric.
moving close enough to my home in Aspen to fully enjoy her grandchild,
my mother encouraged me to produce patterns for her company. I
had taught school, run my own school and written a book titled
"Building Self-Esteem For Decision Making: A How-To Handbook
for Parents and Educators of Young Learners - Ages 3-7" (now
there's a mouthful). With a desire to build a little more self-esteem
of my own, I decided to follow my mother's suggestion. This Web
site is the latest chapter in building my business and exploring
hope you enjoy this site and our patterns, Karen
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the years, I have learned that most individuals thrive on creative
problem solving. My goal has been to develop a product that embraces
and challenges this human characteristic. CNT Pattern Co. strives
to create patterns, with easy to follow directions, that teach
specific techniques while creating wearable art!
think you'll find that, in addition to style, all of my patterns are designed for comfort, flexibility and durability. I hope you
enjoy making and wearing them as much as I've enjoyed designing