Monthly Archives: October 2016

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Fun a’Fair

Happy Friday, quilters! Gather up your fat quarters for this week’s Friday FREEbie: Fun a’Fair designed by Colleen Reale and Chloe Anderson of Toadusew Creative Concepts. Strip piecing sets pinwheel blocks spinning around on this quilt. The design features 12 large 12″ x … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO: Top Things to Do!

Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO is heading to the DoubleTree Bloomington in Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 10, 11 and 12, 2016 for three jam-packed days of quilting and sewing fun. There’s an endless number of things at the EXPO to see, create and … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Birds of a Feather

Our Friday FREE pattern this week is Birds of a Feather designed by Maria Umhey. This charming scrap quilt is fast to make and can easily be customized by varying the block patch arrangements. The sampler quilt pictured is lovely in … Continue reading

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Alphabet Quilt Blocks — Design Your Own Quilt with a Personalized Message!

When the staff at McCall’s Quick Quilts saw Kathryn Simel’s Best Day Ever quilt, we all fell in love with the infinite possibilities of letter quilt block designs. It wasn’t too long before we were all thinking of ways to put … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cornucopia

Set a welcoming fall dinner table with this week’s Friday FREE pattern: Cornucopia designed by Susan Guzman. This fast and easy quilted runner is perfect to display in your home all season long, and is sure to make a special … Continue reading

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Hot Toddy: A Visit with Patricia Bochey

Welcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and longarm quilter, Patricia Bochey. Pat’s new quilt pattern, Hot Toddy, uses small, easy-to-piece quilt blocks that come together to create a vibrant, welcoming table decoration for your holiday entertaining. It’s a stunning design! You’ll … Continue reading

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Letter Blocks Are Wonderful – Even at Half-Size

Have you had a chance to check out the new December/January 2017 issue of Quick Quilts? If you haven’t, it’s available at Quilt & Sew Shop in digital or physical format. What a festive cover! The reason I’m asking if … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cozy Cabins

Our Friday FREE quilt pattern this week is Cozy Cabins, a scrap quilt designed by Lynn Lister. This is one of those quilts that proves great design doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it may be one of the easiest … Continue reading

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Winter Migration: A Visit with Sharon Parcel

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer, Sharon Parcel. Sharons’s new quilt pattern, Winter Migration, combines Flying Geese sashing strips and Martha Washington’s Star quilt blocks. It’s a stunning design! You’ll find this quilt in the McCall’s Quilting November/December 2016 issue. We’re happy to have Sharon here … Continue reading

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