Monthly Archives: November 2016

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Peppermint Dash

Create a happy holiday atmosphere with this week’s Friday FREE pattern: Peppermint Dash designed by Darlene Zimmerman! This red-and-white pieced Christmas quilt is quick and easy to make, and the perfect cuddle quilt for the cold winter evenings ahead. The … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset: 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 large throw quilt pattern, Winter Sunset, is on the cover of the January/February 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on and don’t miss the fabric giveaway at the … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern, Part 3

“I Love This Quilt.” Part 3: Replacing Folded-Edge Binding with Prairie Points Welcome to Part 3 of McCall’s Quilting, January/February I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star! I’m getting closer to finishing my reproduction of this vintage quilt pattern, originally presented … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting January/February 2017!

Are you ready to start planning your post-holiday quilting season? The January/February 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine is here and ready to help! That cover is sure to lift your spirits. Our “cover girl” quilt is Winter Sunset by … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Twinkling Star

This week’s Friday FREEbie, Twinkling Star, was selected by associate editor Tricia Patterson for our I Love This Quilt page in the Jan/Feb ’17 issue of McCall’s Quilting. The design from Jinny Beyer is a reproduction of one made by Alice Melum Moss, circa … Continue reading

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We’ve Got a Bingo: A Visit with Jessie Kurtz

Welcome back guest blogger and quilt designer, Jessie Kurtz of Harding Hill Designs. Jessie’s new queen size quilt pattern, We’ve Got a Bingo, uses easy strip piecing to make a complex-looking design in no time. It’s an exciting quilt and … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern, Part 2

“I Love This Quilt.” Twinkling Star, McCall’s Quilting January/February 2016 A professor I had for one of my instructional design courses once told me, “You aren’t going to reinvent the wheel. It’s been done. Freewheeling is OK.” He was referring … Continue reading

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Kansas Troubles Quilt Block – Cool Construction Trick

The Block Builders Workshop page in the January/February 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine has the coolest pattern for the classic Kansas Troubles quilt block that I’ve ever seen! This classic block has quite a bit of piecing, and in traditional … Continue reading

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Corralling the PIGS — Unfinished Quilt Patterns & Projects

PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks), UFOs (Unfinished Objects) WIPs (Works in Progress) – it doesn’t matter what we call them, it all comes down to unfinished quilt patterns and projects. I think we all have one, or two, or maybe … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: It’s Supersheep!

Create a cute quilt for a special baby with this week’s Friday FREE pattern: It’s Supersheep! designed by our acquisitions editor Lori Baker. Lori used fabric from Moda’s Darling Little Dickens collection and one big block to make this quick baby … Continue reading

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