Monthly Archives: October 2015

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Home for the Holidays Table Runner

What would any holiday season be without a pretty table setting to welcome friends and family? And what’s a table without a pretty table quilt? Patterns for quilted table runners and place mats are always popular with our readers, and … Continue reading

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City Safari: How I Create Patchwork Designs

There are basically two ways to design your own quilt: (A) Start with the fabric and develop a pattern based on that, and (B) start with a pattern and select fabrics based on that. I’ve created patchwork designs in both … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Making Perfect Small Circles for Applique

Appliqué quilts often feature numerous circle shapes. From flower centers to berries to small fruits to just plain dots, these tricky little shapes can be very hard to stitch smoothly using traditional needle-turn techniques. And while fusible web techniques are … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Chickadees Mini Quilt

Miniature quilts are continuing to gain popularity among both traditional and modern quilters. These adorable little projects are perfect for displaying in so many ways, and they make marvelous gift quilts. Log Cabin quilts have been extremely popular for as … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Using Tri-Recs Tools

Some quilters LOVE specialty rulers and acrylic tools. Others take a kind of pride in never using such “novelties”. But no matter where you are on the quilting tools scale, chances are you’ve heard of Tri-Recs™ tools by Wrights® EZ … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Snow-Kissed Star

Christmas is ten weeks from today. Sobering thought, isn’t it? Considering how long it takes to piece, quilt, and bind the average quilt, we are running out of time to make new holiday accent quilts for our homes and thoughtful … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Cottage Beauty Quilt Along!

The first time I saw the original Cottage Beauty quilt by Pat Sloan I was spellbound. The way in which Pat set the New York Beauty units, the gorgeous combinations of fabrics, the sweet swag appliqué…everything about it seemed to … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts December 2015/January 2016!

Warm up to holiday and winter quilting with the newest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts! From table décor to bed size beauties, the patterns inside the December 2015/January 2016 issue are everything you need to freshen your home and check … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Saddle Tramp Part Three

Sherri’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Saddle Tramp by Marcie Patch, appears in the November/December 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read Part One of Sherri’s blog and download the free scrappy Saddle Tramp quilt pattern here. Read … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Saddle Tramp

I love a scrappy quilt! Maybe it’s my fascination with fabrics of all colors and styles…or the chance to make a dent in my stash…or the absolutely unique results (no two scrap quilts are ever alike!)…but whenever I see a … Continue reading

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