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Meet Karen Raum
Owner and Designer of ArtsNCraftsShoppe and Artsi2.com


Tell us about yourself, your business…I love the creative process. My first quilt was an absolute disaster. It was painfully apparent that I needed something to help me make better fabric choices. The No Sew Quilt Boards were developed as a teaching tool on how to put fabric colors and patterns together that would be pleasing to the eye. It is easy to gently replace fabrics once the fabric is applied to the board. Friends and family started to ask for the No Sew Quilt Kits to do projects with kids, grandchildren, and friends. They are fun and easy crafts for kids, easy crafts for adults and great family crafts.

How would you describe your art/craft? The Artsi2 No Sew Quilt Kits come with a precut board, sawtooth wall hanger, instructions, illustrations and a white chipboard to finish the back when complete. The process is so easy - just tick up the paper pattern piece to expose the adhesive coating, cut your fabric about 1/8” outside of the paper pattern piece, place the fabric on the adhesive and tuck in the edges of the fabric into the grooved edges. The No Sew Quilt boards are easy crafts for adults, fun and easy crafts for kids.

What kinds of items do you sell? What is the price range? $4.00 – $19.00 with a flat rate shipping of $4.50 regardless of the size of the order.

How long have you been doing this? Eight years.

(Editor's note: I ordered the three different sizes of the kimono design quilt board and had such a great time designing the color and pattern combinations I wanted to offer these on my website as a kit with vintage kimono fabric. Click here to see the listing or go to Karen's website to order just the kimono board or one of her many different different designs.)

Some of Karen's designs and see the video at the end for demonstration!