Monthly Archives: February 2016

Quilt Design Wall Monday: What We’re Making

Welcome to what will be a weekly feature on the Editors’ Blog, Design Wall Monday. It’s our chance to share photos and ideas about what we’re working on in our own personal sewing spaces. Everybody quilts on the weekend, right? … Continue reading

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Easiest Quilt Patterns Ever – FREE!

I think the cover of this new collection of free easy quilt patterns speaks for itself: What does it say to YOU? Maybe, “I’m here for you when you suddenly need a gift quilt that won’t take a year to … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Garden Path Baby Quilt

If you’re looking for fresh, modern FREE baby quilt patterns, this week’s Friday Freebie is just for you! Often our web bonus patterns are resizes of quilts featured in McCall’s Quilting or McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines. But this week’s free … Continue reading

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Come to Mama: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Kate’s new baby quilt pattern, Come to Mama, is in the April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Read on and don’t miss … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Tones of Taupe Lap Quilt

Quilts made with Shoo Fly Blocks and Nine-Patch Blocks are among the easiest of patchwork patterns. Simple fabric squares, in some cases divided into two triangles, are all you need to make countless variations on these basic themes. This week’s … Continue reading

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Twists and Turns: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Kate’s new quilt, Twists & Turns, is patterned in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on and don’t miss the prize … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scrap Patchwork

Scrap Patchwork: Traditionally Modern Quilts By Sandra Clemons StashBooks®/C&T Publishing; $24.95, ebook $16.99   “Forget your troubles…Come on, get scrappy!” That’s the endearing tag line on the back cover of Sandra Clemons’ new book, and it couldn’t be more true. … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Super Strings Wall or Baby Quilt Pattern

If you’ve been quilting for even a short time, you likely have fabric scraps. And chances are some of them are long and strippy. This week’s Friday Freebie is a perfect free quilt pattern to use up those long, strippy … Continue reading

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Enchanted Evening Star: A Visit with Carol Moellers

Welcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and teacher Carol Moellers! Carol’s Quilts of Valor® patriotic lap quilt, Enchanted Evening Star, is featured in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on, and don’t miss the fabulous fabric giveaway at … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Pixie Sticks Lap Quilt Pattern

As soon I saw the Pixie Sticks baby quilt by Debby Kratovil in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, I fell in love. The 1930s repro prints against the clean white background…the fun reverse placement of color vs. white … Continue reading

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